38 Facts About Kim Possible


Kim Possible is an American animated action comedy-adventure television series created by Bob Schooley and Mark McCorkle for Disney Channel.

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Kim Possible is aided by her clumsy best friend and eventual love interest, Ron Stoppable, his pet naked mole rat Rufus, and ten year-old computer genius Wade.

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Kim Possible is Disney Channel's second animated series, as well as the first one to be produced exclusively by Walt Disney Television Animation.

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Kim Possible received critical acclaim, becoming one of Disney's top-rated and most popular series.

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Kim Possible takes place primarily within the town of Middleton, USA and focuses on the life and adventures of Kim Possible, an accomplished high school student who fights crime on a regular basis, assisted by her best friend and sidekick Ron Stoppable and Rufus, his pet naked mole rat.

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The majority of Kim Possible's missions involve her traveling to various destinations around the world to rescue citizens from harm and fight a variety of villains, the most frequent of whom are Dr Drakken, a mad scientist constantly plotting world domination, and his superpowered sidekick Shego, who possesses the ability to generate powerful energy blasts and emit them from her hands, making her the heroine's most dangerous opponent.

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Not yet of age to drive herself to most of her missions, Kim Possible often relies on favors from various people she has assisted in the past for transportation.

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Fully aware of their daughter's occupation, Kim Possible's parents remain completely supportive of her crime-fighting endeavors so long as she continues to obey curfew, but tend to be more-so concerned about the character's performance in school, as well as her love life.

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Kim Possible explores the highs and lows of Kim's life as a high school student attempting to navigate dating, captaining her high school's cheerleading squad, academics, sports, homework, exams and eventually learning to drive, all the while striving to maintain a healthy work–life balance; fighting crime typically comes to Kim more naturally than the more standard components of adolescence.

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Kim Possible's can do anything", to which Schooley responded, "Ron Stoppable, he can't", and nearly the entire premise of Kim Possible naturally unfolded thereafter.

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One of Disney Channel's earliest forays into developing an entirely original animated series "from scratch", Kim Possible was born out of the creators' realization that there were few animated series starring strong female characters at the time and created Kim as "a character that.

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Kim Possible just has a terrific comedic sense", while director and animator Steve Loter described both Friedle and DiMaggio as "experts in ad-libbing.

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Kim Possible's showrunners were heavily influenced by Marvel Comics, particularly the Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, and X-Men comic book series.

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Production on new episodes of Kim Possible had virtually ceased by the end of Season 3 when Kim and Ron finally become a couple, which McCorkle felt had ended the series perfectly in the film Kim Possible: So the Drama, thus initially eliminating any need to determine how they were to proceed with them as a new couple.

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Kim Possible is given her own car while her brothers, having skipped several grades due to their intelligence, join her in high school despite being only 12 years-old, much to Kim Possible's chagrin.

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The recurring character Monique, who was created because Schooley and McCorkle felt that Kim would be more realistic if she were to have a female best friend in addition to Ron, is expanded from that of simply an observer of Kim and Ron's lives to a more involved member of Team Possible, broadening the ensemble.

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Evolving dramatically over the course of three months, Kim Possible, who had originally been designed to resemble a "standard" athletic-looking blonde heroine, underwent several changes.

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An official Kim Possible soundtrack was released by Walt Disney Records on July 1, 2003, featuring "Call Me, Beep Me" and "Could it Be", in addition to other musical contributions from the cast of Kim Possible in addition to various Disney recording artists, including Aaron Carter.

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Kim Possible'sgo's own family of superheroes, Team Go, is a deliberate parody of the Marvel superhero team the Fantastic Four; the series references the Tomb Raider and Mission: Impossible film franchises.

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Unlike popular animated sitcoms such as The Simpsons and Family Guy, both of Kim Possible's parents are intelligent, accomplished and attractive; Kim Possible's own intelligence is often attributed to the fact that she is born to a rocket scientist father and neurosurgeon mother.

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Alongside several other female-led animated series that premiered throughout the decade, which had been experiencing a steady influx in media starring "Teenage Action Chicks with special powers", Kim Possible is considered to be an example of both girl power and power feminism.

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Similar to the animated shows Totally Spies, Atomic Betty, and The Life and Times of Juniper Lee, Kim Possible revolves around an attractive, intelligent, and strong female character whose public identity is meant to indicate that she should be received as a positive role models for young girls.

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Meanwhile, Nicole Rogers of the Wisconsin State Journal believes that Kim Possible resembles what Sydney Bristow of Alias would be like had she been depicted as an animated high school student.

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Bustles Sarah Freymiller wrote that "Kim Possible offers a model for femininity that both bolsters and works against the typical 'high school cheerleader' stereotype", citing cheerleading as an outlet the character chooses willingly.

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Kim Possible is not a tomboy; Julia Pugachevsky of BuzzFeed credits the series with "show[ing] that you could be traditionally feminine and strong at the same time.

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Internationally, Kim Possible aired on the Family Channel in Canada, while broadcasting on CCTV 12 in China, Dubai TV in Dubai in their respective local languages, Mandarin and Arabic and on ABS-CBN in the Philippines in Filipino language.

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In terms of ratings, Kim Possible continued to perform consistently well into its second and third seasons.

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One of only a handful of television series revived by cult following, Kim Possible was the first Disney Channel Original Series to air more than 65 episodes; its order to produce 22 new episodes as opposed to the usual 13 to 18 was unprecedented for a revived program.

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Ultimately, Kim Possible premiered to both widespread acclaim and strong viewership.

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Scott D Pierce of the Deseret News praised Kim Possible for being "an entertaining show that should indeed appeal to tweens, younger kids and even their parents" that "plays with the superhero format in a way that doesn't take itself too seriously but doesn't play down to the viewers.

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Conversely, Girlfighting: Betrayal and Rejection Among Girls author Lyn Mikel Brown was less receptive towards Kim Possible herself, criticizing the show for promoting the beautiful and thin heroine as "your basic average girl" and apparent reliance on Ron's intelligence, as well as the fact that her "biggest threat" is Bonnie as opposed to evil.

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Unlike many other action comedies at the time, Kim Possible centered around a capable heroine, and many boys and girls alike watched the show.

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Kim Possible is considered to be one of Disney Channel's most beloved programs.

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Kim Possible was placed at number nine on TV Guide's ranking of "The Best Disney Channel Shows".

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Success of Kim Possible spawned two animated—as well as a live action—television films based on the series, becoming the first animated series to be adapted into a Disney Channel Original Movie.

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Live action film was followed by the miniseries Kim Possible Hushable, released on Disney Channel's YouTube account with five 4-minutes episodes between June 5 and 24, 2019.

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Success of Kim Possible spawned its own video game series; a total of six video games were released, supported by various gaming consoles and platforms:.

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In June 2004, McDonald's customers received Kim Possible memorabilia ranging from action figures to spy gear and accessories with their purchase of a Happy Meal.

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