Avi Arad Brings Animated King Kong To Netflix
A new King Kong will be climbing on to the Netflix line-up in 2016.
Kong – King of the Apes will be telling a very different tale as it is set in 2050 and Kong is a fugitive after destroying Alcatraz Island's History and Marine Preserve. But Kong is innocent, he was framed by an evil genius who plans on taking over the world with an army of giant robotic dinosaurs. Only three kids know the truth and they must help Kong fight back and save the planet.
The CGI animation series from Netflix and 41 Entertainment will debut with a feature-length film and then be followed by 12 half-hour episodes. Avi Arad (Amazing Spider-Man) will produce the series.
"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 Adventureseries has been very popular on Netflix around the world," Netflix's Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos said. "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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