In 1966, \"The King Kong Show\" was the first Japanese anime cartoon targeted at American audiences. Little did Rankin-Bass know it was opening the door to a whole new world of cartoons in the United States.
Although the animation is somewhat dated, it isn\'t difficult to enjoy each episode with its tense action-adventure situations. The theme song is especially catchy, with phrases such as \"ten times as big as a man\". Interspersed between each of the episodes on a given Saturday morning was the cartoon short \"Tom of T.H.U.M.B.\". It\'s silliness nicely balances the somewhat somber tone of the King Kong series.