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Rocket Island (1966) Episode 03-A- King Kong Cartoon Episode Guide Rocket Island

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>Rankin Bass Productions, Videocraft International, Tei Company Ltd.
  • Rankin Bass Productions, Videocraft International, Tei Company Ltd.
  • Animated Characters: King Kong, Professor Bond, Bobby Bond, Susan Bond, Captain Englehorne, Dr. Who.
  • First Aired in 1966.
  • Episode Number: 03-A
  • Running Time: 8 minutes.
  • Color
  • Japan  Japan / U.S.A.  U.S.A.

Cartoon Production Information:


This series premiered with a special which aired on September 6, 1966, while the series aired from September 10, 1966 to August 31, 1969.

Twenty-four thirty-minute episodes were produced, each with two eight-minute King Kong episodes paired with a single eight-minute Tom Thumb, 001/7. The one-hour special was split into two 20-minute shows, making the whole series run twenty-six episodes.

Alternate U.S. title: "King Kong Ruler of the World."

Toei funded part of the series itself, and this show did air in Japan under the title: Sekai no Osha King Kong Daikai. However, designs, scripts, storyboards and voice track were supplied ready-made from the United States.

To get the rights (from the owners of the property, RKO General, Inc.) to use the name King Kong for television, executive producer Arthur Rankin, Jr. had to promise to make a feature film. This resulted in Rankin producing and directing his first non-animated movie, "King Kong Escapes," for RKO.

Traditional, Hand-drawn Animation.

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