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Kim Possible is an Emmy Award-winning 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 and often lampoons the convention and clichés of the secret-agent and action genres.

Premise

Kimberly Ann "Kim" Possible lives in a normal town named "Middleton". The series revolves around Kim's fight against her enemies as well as her everyday life problems as a normal teenager, which is usually presented as a subplot in many episodes.

Production

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 a couple rather than stay just friends for the entire series. This becomes a reality in the supposed series-ending movie, Kim Possible: So the Drama. The romantic theme also continues in season four.

The series premiered on Disney Channel in June 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. The show has been widely praised for its dialogue, animation, and characters both heroic and villainous.

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.

The series is currently the longest running Disney Channel Original Series in terms of duration, running for five years and three months. At 87 episodes it currently fourth for most number produced by Walt Disney Television Animation with only, Darkwing Duck (91), Gummi Bears (94), and DuckTales (100) having more produced.

Despite ending in 2007, Kim Possible is still the highest rated show of all time produced by the Disney Channel[citation needed].

Characters

  • Kimberly Ann "Kim" Possible - The heroine.
  • Ronald "Ron" Stoppable - Kim's best friend and later boyfriend who is also her sidekick.
  • Rufus- Ron's pet naked mole rat, which Ron got just before Kim's very first mission because his dad was allergic to every kind of fur.
  • Wade - The kid super genius who provides information, gadgets and other technical support for Kim and Ron's fighting lives.
  • Dr. Drakken - The villain constantly trying to take over the world, only to be constantly foiled by Kim Possible
  • Shego - The sassy, sarcastic sidekick of Drakken who is more evil than he and does most of his dirty work.

Episodes

4 seasons, 87 episodes

Films

A Sitch in Time (2003)

So the Drama (2005)

DVDs

Various DVDs were released for the series:

  • Kim Possible: The Secret Files
  • Kim Possible Movie: A Sitch in Time
  • Kim Possible: The Villain Files
  • Kim Possible Movie: So the Drama
  • Kim Possible: Monkey Business (Europe and Australia only)
  • Kim Possible: Season 1
  • Kim Possible: Season 2
  • Kim Possible Movie: Graduation (France only)


Volume Release Date Episodes
Kim Possible: The Secret Files September 2, 2003 "Attack of the Killer Bebes"
"Downhill"
"Partners"
"Crush (Bonus Episode)"
Kim Possible: A Sitch in Time November 28, 2003 "Present"
"Past"
"Future"
Kim Possible: The Villain Files December 7, 2004 "Blush"
"Animal Attraction"
"Number One"
"Showdown at Crooked D"
Kim Possible Movie: So the Drama May 10, 2005 "Part 1"
"Part 2"
"Part 3"
"Gorilla Fist (Bonus Episode)"

Kim Possible: Monkey Business 

(Europe and Australia only)

November 5, 2007 "Monkey Fist Strikes"
"Monkey Ninjas in Space"
"The Full Monkey"
"Gorilla Fist"
Kim Possible Movie: Graduation October 4, 2007 "Part 1"
"Part 2"
Kim Possible: The Complete First Season 2010 (USA & Canada) Features all 21 episodes over 3 discs.
Kim Possible: The Complete Second Season 2010 (USA & Canada) Features all 30 episodes over 3 discs.

Soundtrack

  • Kim Possible Soundtrack (2003)
  • Kim Possible Soundtrack "Kim-Proved" (2005)

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

International

References

Trivia

  • In the American Dragon, Jake Long episode "Halloween Bash" we see two cheerleaders, a blonde and brunette, wearing the same cheer outfit as the Middleton High School Cheer Squad.
    • Jake specifically called them "cheerleaders", not girls in costumes, so there is a high chance they are from Middleton, probably Middle School.
  • Currently Kim Possible is the 12th most popular cartoon Fan Fiction on FanFiction.net with over 8000 individual stories.
  • In the opening credits title screen, the list beside Kim's picture says:
KIM POSSIBLE
SHE CAN DO ANYTHING
AGENT FOR CHANGE TO SAVE THE WORLD
MIDDLETON HIGH SCHOOL
HIGH SCHOOL SOPHOMORE
JUNIOR VARSITY CHEERLEADER
WORLD'S LAST HOPE
FEAR NOT
READY FOR ACTION
  • In Season 4, "Sophomore" changes to "Senior" and "Junior Varsity" to "Varsity".
  • Kim Possible is currently Disney Channel's second-longest running original series, second only to Phineas and Ferb.

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