King Kong

Jim 1950s - 1960s

Aired: 1966

DAD: Professor Bond / Widower(?)

DAD’S JOB: Ape Scientist

KIDS: Bobby (10), Susan (9)

WHERE’S MOM?: Dead, maybe.

STAND-IN “MOM”: Unknown

Rankin-Bass updated the King Kong story in this briefly-lived cartoon. In this incarnation, King Kong makes friends with the Bond family on the island of Mondo, an island near Indonesia. Bad guys were always gunning for Kong and his friends, so most of the time Kong was rescuing the kids, or the kids were rescuing Kong.