Donkey Kong and his sidekick, Diddy Kong, star in a computer-generated rendition of the classic video game.




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Complete series cast summary:
Richard Yearwood ...  Donkey Kong 40 episodes, 1997-2000
Andrew Sabiston ...  Diddy Kong 40 episodes, 1997-2000
Donald Burda ...  Bluster / ... 30 episodes, 1997-2000


Donkey Kong and his sidekick, Diddy Kong, star in a computer-generated rendition of the classic video game. Donkey Kong isn't too smart, but he is the strongest monkey on the island of Congo Bongo, thanks largely to his diet of bananas. He's charged with protecting the Orb Of Power, the Crystal Coconut, from King K. Rool's constant attempts to steal it in his quest to rule the island - though he often seems more interested in luscious Candy Kong, who works in the barrel factory. Written by Cynan Rees <>

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The series only featured five sets of animals: primates, crocodilians, slugs, a parrot and flies. Dixie Kong's pet crab was mentioned in a couple episodes but never shown. None of the other animals from the game series appeared, although Rambi the rhino did show up in an animated commercial for Donkey Kong Country's Game Boy Color version. The ad in question featured updated version of the 3D models of this show's second season, so this is the closest viewers ever got to see how Rambi would have looked like in the series. See more »


Since the show's CGI couldn't render too many objects, every crowd shot of the Kritter army is obviously faked in some way. Most of the troops would be unmoving, untextured models or 2D sprites rather than full 3D models. When the Kritter army was supposed to move, only a couple of them would ever be shown in a shot, or their numbers would drastically alternate between shots. See more »


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The channel Fox Kids aired a truncated version of the intro song, cutting it down from 1 minute to half a minute. This was partially done to remove the shot of Eddie waving around a lit match, for fear that children watching the show would imitate him. The scene from the episode Donkey Kong Country: Barrel, Barrel... Who's Got the Barrel in which Donkey and Diddy teach Eddie to use a match was also cut for this reason. See more »


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Singing, Dancing, Slapstick . . . What Else Can Make This Show Worse?
24 October 2002 | by BlackXSee all my reviews

There's two words that for a lot of people never seem to go together well. "TV" and "Video Games". Sometimes they work, but this is not one of those times.

You're favourite characters from the famous series that Rare(which has now, like rumor predicted, left Nintendo, or Nintendo sold it, whatever your view) really boosted. Donkey Kong has come a long way. It started as the villain in what I believe was the first Mario game. In a King-Kong like style, now used in Mario games by Bowser and fellow Koopas, he kidnapped Mario's girl, Princess Peach.

Since then, his son(the missing-from-the-show-and-practically-not-counted-as-a-character-in-the-fra nchise-anymore, Donkey Kong Jr.) has rescued him(but has only been seen in rereleased games since Mario Tennis), he's found a bunch of other monkey pals, including Diddy, and has been jumping, pumping and many other ping words until King K.Rool, the evil croc villain of the Donkey Kong Country series, kidnapped him in Donkey Kong 2.

Well, ignoring some characters, like the Baby Monkey from DK3 and DK64, the series goes back to the days when Donkey Kong, apparently, was a selfish, macho, self-aware guy, Diddy was the party-guy who was forced by instinct to look after him, and Dixie and Candy were only suspecting love interests, making my previous explanations of the whole video game run obsolete. Cranky, the old geiser, now protects a Crystal Coconut with enough power to rule the island they inhabit, the reason King K. Rool is after them, and doesn't give a lick as to how Donkey kong does it, unlike his advising ways in the game.

With stupid time-filler songs that will either repeat themselves again and again in your head or will immediately vanish from your memory, the same back and forth "excitement" over who has the Coconut between the crocs and apes, and maybe a change of setting or a strange thing(the mines and DK becoming a baby comes to mind) supposed to be a so-called "plot", and slapstick comedy aided by the fact they turned Donkey kong into a guy who doesn't care about a thing unless he gets food, like a hairy Shaggy of Scooby-Doo, and Diddy being a monkey that seems high, loves to laugh(and apparently sing) and panicks every 2 minutes make this show pretty pathetic. It can't even get close to capturing the fun of the games.

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