Ape Escape (shorts)

This article is about the 2002 computer generated Ape Escape shorts. For the 2009 Frederator Studios shorts, see Ape Escape (cartoon series).
Ape Escape

The complete collection DVD box art
レッチュ ゲッチュ サルゲッチュ
(Ju Retsu Saru Getchu)
Genre Action, Adventure, Comedy-drama
Anime television series
Directed by Yorifusa Yamaguchi
Studio Shogakukan Music & Digital Entertainment
Sony Computer Entertainment
Network TV Tokyo
Original run April 2002 September 2002
Episodes 76
Anime film
Ape Escape: Battle for the Golden Pipo Helmet
Directed by Yorifusa Yamaguchi

Shogakukan Music & Digital Entertainment

Sony Computer Entertainment
Released August 17, 2002
Runtime 22 minutes

Ape Escape, known in Japan as Excited Saru Getchu (レッチュ ゲッチュ サルゲッチュ Ju Retsu Saru Getchu) is a series of computer generated anime shorts produced by Shogakukan Music & Digital Entertainment, and Sony Computer Entertainment for TV Tokyo in 2002. It is based on the Ape Escape video game series, with the characters and designs based on Ape Escape 2 in particular. The series consists of 76 forty-five second shorts that aired as part of the Oha Suta variety program in Japan.[1] In 2004, three of these shorts were dubbed into English and aired in the inaugural Nicktoons Film Festival.[2] One of the festival's founders, Frederator Studios, would later produce their own series of Ape Escape shorts in 2009.

A 22-minute movie based on the series, entitled Ape Escape The Movie: Battle for the Golden Pipo Helmet (劇場版サルゲッチュ 黄金のピポヘル・ウッキーバト) was released on August 17, 2002 in Japan. The film was attached to Beyblade: Fierce Battle and produced with assistance by Polygon Pictures.[3][4]

Sony Computer Entertainment released a DVD featuring the entire series of shorts, as well as the movie on December 19, 2002 in Japan. The DVD came with a "Yappari Saru Get Chu" dance instruction video, and an exclusive Afrosaru trading card.[5]


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