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Ape Escape (Cartoon Series)
Ape Escape Cartoon DVD
Produced by
Frederator Studios
Hawaii Film Partners
Project 51 Productions
Showcase Entertainment
Karl Toerge
Mike Bell, Niki Yang, Adam Muto, Don Dougherty, Doug TenNapel, Karl Toerge, Andrew Dickman, Dave Cunningham, Mike Gray, Chad Coyle, Sam Henderson, Chris McDonnell, Kenny Pittenger, Ross Kolde

Ape Escape is a series of cartoon shorts developed by Frederator Studios, Hawaii Film Partners, Project 51 Productions and Showcase Entertainment which aired on Nicktoons in 2009. It is based on Sony Computer Entertainment's Ape Escape video game franchise, with characters and designs based on Ape Escape 2 in particular, and focuses around Specter's attempts to take over the world with his monkey army, while Jimmy, Natalie, and the Professor try their best to stop him.


"Evil monkey-genius Specter is plotting to take over the world by controlling his monkey minions through mind-controlling “pipo helmets”. Luckily for us, there exists twelve-year-old Jimmy, his best friend Natalie, and Natalie’s grandfather, the Professor, who are out to thwart the super villain at all costs. (Of course, it doesn’t hurt our heroes that Specter’s legion of apes is only slightly brighter than a box of bricks.)"[1]


Frederator first announced that they have obtained the cartoon rights to Ape Escape on May 31, 2007.[2] Various talents were brought in to help including Doug TenNapel and Andrew Dickman. The character designs are based on Ape Escape 2, with Jimmy as the protagonist. The animations are primarily animated using Adobe Flash. The shorts were completed in 2008 and were sent to Nicktoons in 2009.[3] The shorts were released on DVD in the United Kingdom by Lions Gate Home Entertainment on February 18, 2013.[4] Cartoon Hangover, and by extension VRV currently have the streaming rights to the series in 2020.

Voice Actors[]

Voice Actor Role
Annie Mumolo Jimmy, Natalie
Greg Ellis Specter
Eric Bauza Professor, Pipo Monkeys

List of Shorts[]

Episodes in bold are shared between the two.

TV release [1] DVD release [4]

1. I Scream
2. Knock Knock
3. Chalkboard Jungle
4. An Ape In the Neck
5. Blubber is Blubber
6. Monkey to the Nth
7. And A Side Order of Uki Uki
8. Paint Brush Off
9. Laser Eyes
10. Ape Date
11. Sorry Wrong Monkey
12. The Almost Perfect Plan
13. Him Can't Swim
14. Science Gone Bananas
15. Size Matters
16. Clearin' The Pipes
17. Belly's Big Day
18. For Sale by Monkey
19. Banana My Love
20. Who's Your Daddy
21. Baby Monkey
22. Driving School
23. The Dematerialist
24. Babes In Arms Way
25. Vacation
26. Smile
27. The Really Totally Expensive Clinic
28. Jimmy Needs A Helmet
29. Jimmy Makes A Spector of Himself
30. Egghead
31. Bananaween
32. Make a Burger
33. Time Machine
34. Gnomes
35. Stuck Together
36. Wrong Master
37. A Brain Is A Terrible Thing To Taste
38. Law and Odor

1. I Scream
2. Laser Eyes
3. Ape Date
4. Him Can't Swim
5. Size Matters
6. Clearin' The Pipes
7. Banana My Love
8. Driving School
9. And A Side Order of Uki Uki
10. Paint Brush Off
11. Science Gone Bananas
12. Who's Your Daddy
13. Baby Monkey
14. Vacation
15. Smile
16. Jimmy Needs A Helmet
17. Jimmy Makes A Specter of Himself
18. Egghead
19. An Ape In the Neck







  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Description and Episode List from Frederator website https://frederator.com/series/ape-escape/
  2. "Frederator goes Ape" - Frederator blog https://web.archive.org/web/20080905200024/http://frederatorblogs.com/ape/2007/05/
  3. "Hawaii-made cartoon debuts" - The Honolulu Advertiser https://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/2009/Jul/05/il/hawaii907050317.html
  4. 4.0 4.1 Amazon listing for Ape Escape DVD https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ape-Escape-DVD/dp/B00AGGIUKK

Ape Escape Franchise
Main Games Ape Escape ( On the Loose )  · Ape Escape 2  · Ape Escape 3
Spin-offs Ape Escape 2001  · Ape Escape Million Monkeys  · Saru Get You: Pipo Saru Racer  · Ape Escape SaruSaru Big Mission  · Ape Quest
Party games Ape Escape: Pumped & Primed  · EyeToy: Monkey Mania  · Ape Academy  · Ape Academy 2  · Ape Escape Move
Soundtracks Ape Escape Originape  · Ape Escape 3 Originape  · Ape Escape: Pumped & Primed ~Sound Tracks!!~
Other Media Anime  · Cartoon  · Shorts  · Comics  · Manga  · Cameos
Gameplay Chips  · Cookies  · Glitches  · Grid Core  · Peak Point Helmet  · Shirts  · Specter Coins
Minigames Galaxy Monkey  · Ski Kidz Racing  · Specter Boxing  · Ape Ping Pong  · Jake Attacks

Dance Monkey Dance  · Monkey Climber  · Monkey Soccer
Mesal Gear Solid  · Super Monkey Throw Stadium  · Ultim-ape Fighter!

Protagonists Spike  · Jimmy  · Kei  · Yumi  · Professor  · Casi  · Natalie  · Helga  · Aki  · Pipotchi  · Pipo Snake
Antagonists Specter (Dark Specter)  · Jake (Dark Jake) · Doctor Tomoki  · Monkeys  · Monkey Five ( Blue  · Pink  · Red  · White  · Yellow )  · Pipotrons (Pipotron J)  · Virus Casi
Enemies Ape Escape Enemies  · Ape Escape 2 Enemies  · Teleborgs
Gadgets Ape Vacuum  · Bananarang  · Banannerizer  · Dash Hoop  · Electro Magnet  · Magic Punch  · Monkey Radar  · R.C. Car  · Sky Flyer  · Slingback Shooter  · Smasher  · Stun Club  · Time Net  · Water Cannon  · Water Net
Vehicles Boat  · Pipobot  · Robot  · Snowmobile  · Sports Car  · Submarine  · Tank
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Characters Casi  · Jake  · Natalie  · Professor  · Specter  · Spike
Gadgets Dash Hoop  · Magic Punch  · Monkey Radar  · R.C. Car  · Sky Flyer  · Slingback Shooter  · Stun Club  · Time Net  · Water Net
Levels (/ Apes/ Enemies)
Hub World
Time Station
Prehistoric Era/ The Lost Land Fossil Field  · Primordial Ooze  · Molten Lava
Cenozoic Era/ Mysterious Age Thick Jungle  · Dark Ruins  · Cryptic Relics
Dimension/Dimension X Stadium Attack
Primitive Age/Oceana Crabby beach  · Coral Cave  · Dexter's Island
Ice age/New Freezeland Snowy Mammoth  · Frosty Retreat  · Hot Springs
Dimension/Dimension X Gladiator Attack
Recent Past/Medieval Mayhem Sushi Temple  · Wabi Sabi Wall  · Crumbling Castle
Present-Day/Futurama City Park  · Specter's Factory  · TV Tower
Present-Day 2/Specter Land Monkey Madness
Dimension/Dimension X Peak Point Matrix