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Kim Possible
Kim Possible logo
Title card for the series.
Also known as Disney's Kim Possible
Format Television series
Created by Mark McCorkle
Bob Schooley
Directed by Steve Loter
David Block
Chris Bailey
Nicholas Filippi
Voices of Christy Carlson Romano
Will Friedle
Nestor Carbonell
Nancy Cartwright
Theme music composer Cory Lerios
George Gabriel
Opening theme "Call Me, Beep Me"
by Christina Milian
Composer(s) Adam Berry
Country of origin USA
No. of seasons 4
No. of episodes 87
Production
Executive producer(s) Mark McCorkle
Robert Schooley
Chris Bailey
Producer(s) Kurt Weldon
Clay Renfroe
Steve Loter
Editor(s) Joseph Molinari
Christopher K. Gee
Ted Supa
John Royer
Running time Approx. 22 minutes (per episode)
Production company(s) Disney Television Animation
Broadcast
Original channel Disney/ABC Television Group
Picture format 420i (SD full-frame)
1080p (HD Widescreen)
Original run June 7, 2002 - June 10, 2007
February 10, 2007 – September 7, 2007
Status Ended
External links
Official website
Kim Possible is an popular American animated television series about a teenage crime fighter who has the task of dealing with worldwide, family, and school issues every day. The show is action-oriented, but also has a light-hearted atmosphere, comedy and often lampoons the conventions and clichés of the secret-agent and action genres. It is marked as the second animated Disney Channel Original Series, and was the first series to be produced by Walt Disney Television Animation, in association with the Disney Channel.          

Despite ending in 2007, Kim Possible is still Disney Channel's highest-rated show of all-time. It also holds the record for being the second-longest running Disney Channel Original Series, (behind Phineas and Ferb) airing for a total of 5 years and 3 months between its first episode and the series finale.      

Premise

The series revolves around Kim’s fights against her enemies as well as her everyday life problems as a normal teenager, which are usually presented as a subplot. Kim lives in what is supposed to be an "Any Town, USA" named Middleton, although it is built around a thriving NASA-like Space Center with several supporting Science Labs.

Creators Mark McCorkle and Bob Schooley claim they created the show in an elevator. As they tell it, McCorkle looked at Schooley and said, "Kim Possible: she can do anything". Schooley at once replied, "Her partner is Ron Stoppable: he can't do anything". The creators also maintain that it was always their intention for Kim and Ron to eventually become involved romantically, rather than just remaining best friends. This becomes a reality in the movie, Kim Possible: So the Drama, which was originally slated to be the series' ending. The romantic theme, however, also continues throughout season four.

The series premiered on Disney Channel on June 7, 2002, and the first episode to air, "Crush", was nominated for a Primetime Emmy award the following year. After the premiere of this episode, Kim Possible was the most-watched and highest-rated television show on Disney Channel at that time. The series as a whole was nominated for the Daytime Emmy in 2004 and again in 2005 (that year, it received five nominations and won one for Outstanding Sound Mixing — Live Action and Animation). The show has been widely praised for its dialogue, animation, and characters. This is the second longest running Disney Channel show ever.     

On February 22, 2005, after three seasons and 65 episodes, the show ended production. Due to the popularity of the series and grassroots operations by dedicated KP fans, Disney announced on November 29, 2005, that the show would be renewed for a fourth season, which debuted on Disney Channel on February 10, 2007. The series finale aired on September 7, 2007, with the airing of the one-hour-long concluding episode "Graduation."

Steve Loter documented the production of the final episode of season four, and thus the completion of the Kim Possible franchise. in a blog titled "So the Finale" hosted on Blogger, it included behind-the-scenes and production information from the perspective of the crew as well as production sketches from one of several alternative endings that had been scripted. "So the Finale" maintained an open comment system allowing fans to express their views on the franchise and its closure.

The show's title music, "Call Me, Beep Me," is sung by Christina Milian. Artist Stephen Silver was the lead character designer.

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Airings

Kim Possible aired on Toon Disney in the United States and Family in Canada. Episodes have been aired on ABC as part of its ABC Kids lineup.

In the UK, the show has often aired on GMTV's children's weekend slot Toonattik, on ITV1. The show is being broadcast daily at 9:30pm showing two back to back episodes on Sky Movies Disney. In Australia, Kim Possible can be seen on Disney Channel Australia 3 times a day along with the Seven Network which are currently repeating the final season every Saturday at 7:05am. In India, Kim Possible can be seen on "Toon Disney", "Disney Channel" and "Disney Cinemagic".

It is still being aired on Disney Channel Latin America in the Pacific feed from Monday to Friday in the animated block. It is also being aired on Disney Channel South Africa and Disney XD Netherlands.

The Bulgarian version of Kim Possible (Ким Суперплюс) premiered in 2005 on BNT Channel 1, with a dub produced by Disney Character Voices International; the Disney weekend block however was closed without notice on January 1, 2006. After more than two years absence, Jetix CEE brought the series' first season back in August 2008, with the old Bulgarian dub appearing from October of that year. After Jetix was changed to Disney Channel, it repeated season 2 (which aired on Channel 1 as well). It has been reported that the previously undubbed season 3 is now ready for broadcasting. It is expected that it will be dubbed by the same sound studio as before (Alexandra Audio).

Episodes

Season Episodes Originally aired
Season premiere Season finale
1 21 June 7, 2002 May 16, 2003
2 30 July 18, 2003 August 5, 2004
3 14 September 25, 2004 June 10, 2006
4 22 February 10, 2007 September 7, 2007

Characters

The show centers around teenaged crime-fighter Kim Possible and her faithful sidekick (and boyfriend since "Kim Possible Movie: So the Drama" and throughout Season 4), Ron Stoppable. Ron owns a pet naked mole rat named Rufus, who proves an excellent aide to Ron and Kim in their many battles versus Dr. Drakken and various other foes. Ron is also the main source of comic relief for the show. During the show, Kim and Ron progress through the high school, starting in tenth grade in the pilot episode, Crush, and ending with a graduation party in the final episode, Graduation.

Together, the duo fights various antagonists, most commonly Doctor Drakken, assisted by his henchwoman Shego, whose unsuccessful world domination schemes appear in almost every episode of the show. The other common villains are Monkey Fist, Duff Killigan, Señor Senior, Sr. and Jr., and Professor Dementor. Monkey Fist starts out as an Indiana Jones-like persona at first, but soon turns into a megalomaniacal practitioner of monkey kung-fu also known as Tai-Sheng-Pek-Quar as shown in the episode Monkey Fist Strikes (written by Gary Sperling), which is a fictional fighting discipline supernaturalized and portrayed as mystical in the series. Duff Killigan is an overweight Scottish golf player who wears a kilt and attacks his opponents with exploding golf balls. The Señor Senior father and son duo are at first just extremely rich people owning a large resort island. However, they are inadvertently pushed into the evil business by Ron Stoppable. Senior, the father, is more business-oriented, as his son tends to exploit the evil ways for not-so-evil deeds, such as opening a personal disco. Little is revealed about Professor Dementor, an antagonist obsessed with world domination schemes like Doctor Drakken, his sworn enemy, although Dementor usually turns out to be more successful.

Films

DVDs

Main article: Kim Possible videography

Video games

  • Disney's Kim Possible: Revenge of Monkey Fist (GBA) — released, November 15, 2002
  • Disney's Kim Possible 2: Drakken's Demise (GBA) — released, September 22, 2004
  • Disney's Kim Possible 3: Team Possible (GBA) — released, July 26, 2005
  • Disney's Kim Possible: Kimmunicator (DS) — released, November 9, 2005
  • Disney's Kim Possible: What's the Switch? (PS2) — released, October 19, 2006
  • Disney's Kim Possible: Global Gemini (DS) — released, February 13, 2007

Awards and Nominations

  • Daytime Emmy Awards
2005 - Outstanding Sound Mixing - Live Action and Animation - Melissa Ellis and Fil Brown (Won)

International

  • A Mandarin version aired on CCTV-12 in China.
  • The Arabic dub made its debut on Disney Channel Middle East in 2002, whilst later occasionally airing for MBC 3's "Disney on 3" block. In the Arabic dub, most of the characters' names were changed to reflect the lingual puns of the original names; Kim Possible is called "Damo Staheel" (a pun on the term mostaheel [مستحيل] which is Arabic for "impossible"), Ron Stoppable is called "Mostah Aed", Rufus is called "Fa'roon", Wade is called "Awad", Shego is called "Shahira", and Dr. Drakken is called "Daraken". In addition, the Arabic dub of the series was initially performed by Lebanese actors, when traditionally it is Egyptian, however, for some unknown reason, the dubbing cast was entirely changed to Egyptian actors for the fourth season. Despite this, the Arabic dub of Kim Possible was one of the few Disney TV series that used standard Arabic instead of a colloquial Arabic dialect, although colloquial terms were loosely used.
  • The show aired on the French Disney Channel and then on TF1's Disney show in France. Several changes were made in the names to fit with translated jokes: for example Ron is called Robin Trépide ("Intrépide", meaning intrepid: some kind of a courageous and adventurer).
  • In Germany, Austria and Switzerland Kim Possible was aired on Super RTL, ORF 1 and SF zwei. Kim was dubbed by Anna Carlsson.
  • In Bulgaria the show was aired on Kanal 1 in 2005. The same translation was made available on the Bulgarian version of Jetix on October 20, 2008 (name changes: Kim Possible - Kim Superplus / Ким Суперплюс; Ron Staythere / Рон Стойситам).
  • In Sweden, the show has been aired on SVT1, Disney Channel Sweden and Toon Disney Sweden. The show was dubbed to Swedish, but the names were the same as in the original version. This is also so in the Dutch version.
  • The Hungarian version aired on the Hungarian RTL in 2006.
  • In the Japanese version of this show, Beni Arashiro sang the main theme "Call Me Beep Me" in both Japanese and English.
  • In India the show retained its name as Kim Possible and was aired on Disney Channel India and various channels airing Disney cartoons dubbed in Hindi.
  • The show aired on Poland's version of The Disney Afternoon block (better known as Walt Disney Przedstawiaaround the mid-to-late 2000's.

Epcot Theme Park Attraction

Based on the series, the Kim Possible World Showcase Adventure was an interactive attraction that took place in several of Epcot's World Showcase pavilions in Walt Disney World. The attraction is an electronic scavenger hunt that has guests using special "Kimmunicators" (in actuality, modified cell phones), to help Kim Possible and Ron Stoppable solve a "crime" or disrupt an evil-doer's "plans for global domination." The "Kimmunicator" is able to trigger specific events within the pavilion grounds that provide clues to completing the adventure. Launched in January 2009 and presented by Verizon Wireless, the Adventure is included in park admission.

The attraction was closed on May 18, 2012 to make way for a similar attraction themed around the character of "Agent P" from the Disney Channel animated television show Phineas and Ferb. The new attraction, now called "Disney's Phineas and Ferb's Agent P's World Showcase Adventure" opened in late June of 2012.

Trivia

  • The theme song is performed by Christina Milian

Gallery

External links

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Media:Kim Possible (Episode list) | Kim Possible: A Sitch in Time | Kim Possible Movie: So the Drama | Kim Possible: What's the Switch? | Kim Possible: Kimmunicator | Kim Possible: Revenge of Monkey Fist | Kim Possible 2: Drakken's Demise | Kim Possible 3: Team Possible | Kim Possible: Global Gemini | Lilo and Stitch: The Series | Phineas and Ferb

Disney Parks:Kim Possible World Showcase Adventure

Characters:Kim Possible | Ron Stoppable | Rufus | Wade | Dr. Ann Possible | Dr. James Possible | Jim and Tim Possible | Mr. Stoppable | Mrs. Stoppable | Hana Stoppable | Monique | Steve Barkin | Bonnie Rockwaller | Ned | Nana Possible | Team Go | Martin Smarty | Artie Smarty | Team Impossible | Betty Director | Cousin Larry | Vivian Francis Porter | Felix Renton | Zita Flores | Master Sensei | Yori | Slim Possible | Joss Possible | Yono | Mego | Hego | Wego Twins | Steel Toe | Pain King | Professor Acari | Connie Rockwaller | Lonnie Rockwaller | Mrs. Rockwaller | Jessica | Franklin Barkin | Wayne (Wade's ancestor) | Shaun | Reuben Stoppable | Vinnie | Big Mike | Mr. McHenry | Junior (Kim Possible) | Prince Wally | Wanda Wong | Toshimiru | Alan Platt | Akute | Officer Hobble | Amelia | Pop Pop Porter | Kyoko Yoshiko | Nakasumi-San | Timothy North | Middleton High School Cheerleaders | Will Du | Cyrus Bortel | Oh Boyz

Villians:Dr. Drakken | Shego | Monkey Fist | Duff Killigan | Señor Senior, Senior | Señor Senior, Junior | Amy Hall | Gil Moss | Camille Leon | Frugal Lucre | Bebe | Adrena Lynn | Gemini | Professor Dementor | Fashionistas | Warmonga | Warhok | Edward Lipsky | Falsetto Jones | Nanny Maim | Hank Perkins | Stone Gorilla | Jackie the Jackal | Aviarius | Fukushima

Objects:Sadie | Neuro-Compliance Chip | Lotus Blade | Kimmunicator | Silver Cutlass | The Attitudinator | Amulet of the Monkey King | Molecular Muscle Enhancer | Naco | Diablo Sauce | Giant Laser Drill | Pop Pop's Mini Corn Dogs | Pop Pop's Blimp

Locations:Middleton | Middleton High School | Middleton Mall | Bueno Nacho | Smarty Mart | Possible House | Club Banana | Middleton Space Center | Middleton Medical Center | Camp Wannaweep | Yamanouchi Ninja School | Forbidden City Museum | Pickle on a Pike | Middleton Institute of Science and Technology | Middleton Magnetic Institute | Middleton Geological Center | Middleton Motor Lodge | University Of Upperton | Canada | Tokyo | Japan | Port Mystic Cove Haven

Songs:Call Me, Beep Me! | Could it Be | Rappin' Drakken | Naked Mole Rap | Say The Word | Pop Pop's Mini Corn Dogs (song)

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  • How does the Lilo and Stitch continuity work?

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    • Kim Possible does not crossover with Phineas and Ferb. She make a cameo in a non-cannon episode.
    • Peter 10 wrote: Kim Possible does not crossover with Phineas and Ferb. She make a cameo in a non-cannon episode. Exactly why I wrote:The Phin...
  • Will Kim Possible be in the new Disney Infinity game?

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    • Weedle McHairybug wrote:I just noticed something: Besides Kim Possible herself, Rufus was also in there as well on that Monster Truck from Ca...
    • The Disney Infinity game can't have a million characters.  Someone will have to be out.  Rufus, Ron, Kim, Darkwing...There's something cal...

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