Those who love jungle adventures are in for a treat if they subscribe to Netflix. Both King Kong and the Tomb Raider herself, Lara Croft, are getting animated series.
The Kong show will be named after his home: Skull Island. In it, a shipwrecked crew must learn to survive not only the island and its dangers but Kong himself.
This is not the first time Kong has appeared in his own animated series. In 1998, Warner Brothers produced a direct-to-video movie The Mighty Kong starring the voice of Dudley Moore.
In 2001, Fox Kids and BNK Entertainment partnered up for Kong: The Animated Series. Kong in the series was really the son of Kong cloned from DNA samples of the original. The series had 2 seasons and 20 episodes. BNK would create a follow-up movie entitled Kong: Return to the Jungle in 2006.
This isn’t Netflix’s first foray into Skull Island territory either. In 2016, they released Kong: King of the Apes animated series for children. That series is currently available on the Canadian and American versions of Netflix.
As for Lara Croft, her series will follow her journey after the storylines in her recently rebooted video games.
The Croft character was played by Angelina Jolie in two successful Tomb Raider movies and recently the film franchise was rebooted with Alicia Vikander in the lead role.
There is no word on when these series will go into production or be released on Netflix.
Top Photos: Alicia Vikander in Tomb Raider and King Kong from the 2005 film. Courtesy of: Warner Brothers and Universal Studios.