The King Kong (キングコング?) of the Kong: The Animated Series continuity is a giant ape Kingu Kongukaiju created by RKO Pictures that first appeared in 2000 series, Kong: The Animated Series, and its two sequels, Kong: King of Atlantis and Kong: Return to the Jungle.
While Universal decided to postpone production on their King Kong film in the late 1990s, BKN International produced an animated series starring Kong to capitalize on the success of TriStar Pictures's Godzilla: The Series in 2000. Kong: The Animated Series was moderately successful, featuring 40 episodes and two spin-off direct-to-DVD films released after its cancellation.
The series features a clone of the original King Kong, made from his DNA after he fell to his death from the Empire State Building in 1933. In the present day, Kong resides on Kong Island, where he is cared for by the scientist who cloned him, Dr. Lorna Jenkins. When a mad scientist, Professor Ramone De La Porta, attempts to use the magical Primal Stones located on the island to unleash the demon Chiros, Kong must join forces with Dr. Jenkins' grandson Jason, his friend Eric, and the native girl Lua to reclaim the Primal Stones and battle Chiros' forces.