Kong: King of the Apes, set in 2050, is a 'fresh and modern take' on the classic story.

Netflix teams with 41 Entertainment on new King Kong animated series

Netflix has teamed up with 41 Entertainment on Kong: King of the Apes, a new CGI animated TV series for kids.

The series comes from executive producer Avi Arad, who has been a producer on Spider-Man movies, the X-Men movies, the Iron-Man films, and The Incredible Hulk. 

He also executive produced the Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures series which began in 2013. 

Kong: King of the Apes will debut on the Netflix in the form of a full length feature film that will be followed by 12 half hour episodes beginning in 2016.

Set in 2050, the series sees Kong becomes public enemy number one after he is framed by an evil villain.

The villain then unleashes an army of gigantic robotic dinosaurs on the unsuspecting world and Kong, aided by three young humans, is the only force strong enough to stop them.

“We’re thrilled to be working with Avi who has made some of the most successful action and adventure franchises today and whose Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventure series has been very popular on Netflix around the world,” said Ted Sarandos, chief content officer for Netflix. 

“With 41 Entertainment as our partner on this, we continue to work with some of the finest animation studios around the world to create shows that will appeal to kids of all ages globally.”

Arad added: "I always loved King Kong. This is a unique opportunity to introduce him in brilliant CGI animation to kids worldwide with the power of Netflix."

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