Kim Possible

Kim Possible
Disney's Kim Possible (intertitle).jpg
Genre
Created by
Voices of
Theme music composerCory Lerios
George Gabriel
Opening theme"Call Me, Beep Me" performed by Christina Milian
Composer(s)Adam Berry
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons4
No. of episodes87 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)Bob Schooley
Mark McCorkle
Running time22 minutes
Production company(s)Walt Disney Television Animation
Disney Channel Original
DistributorBuena Vista Television
(2002–2007)
(seasons 1–4 first-run)
Disney–ABC Domestic Television
(2007-present)
(season 4 first-run)
Release
Original networkDisney Channel
Picture format1080i (16:9 HDTV)
Audio format
Original releaseJune 7, 2002 (2002-06-07) – September 7, 2007 (2007-09-07)
External links
Website

Kim Possible is an American animated action comedy-adventure[1][2][3][4] television series created by Bob Schooley and Mark McCorkle that originally aired on Disney Channel from June 7, 2002 to September 7, 2007. The show revolves around eponymous high school student Kim Possible, a teenager tasked with fighting crime on a regular basis while coping with everyday issues commonly associated with adolescence. Kim is aided by her best friend and clumsy sidekick Ron Stoppable, his pet naked mole rat Rufus, and 10 year-old computer genius Wade. Known collectively as Team Possible, Kim and Ron's missions primarily require them to thwart the evil plans of the mad scientist–supervillain duo Dr. Drakken and his sidekick Shego, though they encounter several other enemies as well throughout the show.

Veteran Disney Channel writers Schooley and McCorkle were recruited by the network to develop an animated series that could attract both older and younger audiences, and conceived Kim Possible as a show about a talented action heroine and her less competent sidekick. Inspired by the scarcity of female-led animated series at the time, the episodes, some of which are based on the creators' own high school experiences, combine elements of action, adventure, drama, romance and comedy to appeal to both girls and boys, while parodying the James Bond franchise, spy and superhero films, and teen sitcoms. Distinct from other Disney Channel shows in its use of self-referential humor, Schooley and McCorkle developed fast-paced sitcom-style dialogue to cater to adult viewers. Set in fictional Middleton, Wisconsin, USA, the show's setting and locations exhibit a retro-influenced aesthetic. With a strong emphasis on modern-day technology and the Internet, the series also explores themes such as girl power, feminism, and relationships. It receives heavy comparisons to other female-driven action shows such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Alias, and The Powerpuff Girls.

Kim Possible was the second animated Disney Channel Original Series, following the release of The Proud Family in 2001, and the first series produced by Walt Disney Television Animation. Defying initially low expectations, the show premiered to critical acclaim and continued to be praised for its humor, writing, and animation. Maintaining strong ratings since 2002, Kim Possible's premiere was the most-watched of any Disney Channel Original Series. Originally canceled at the end of its third season in 2005, Disney Channel unprecedentedly ordered a fourth installment of the series to appease devoted fans. Nominated for eight Emmy Awards, Kim Possible won one, for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing - Live Action and Animation, in 2005. Lasting four seasons and 87 episodes, the show is considered to be one of Disney Channel's greatest and most successful, and remained the network's longest-running series until it was surpassed by Phineas and Ferb in 2012. The success of the series spawned two television films based on the show, Kim Possible: A Sitch in Time (2003) – the first animated Disney Channel Original Movie – and Kim Possible Movie: So the Drama (2005), as well as a video game series starting in 2002.

On February 7, 2018, Disney announced on Twitter that they are moving forward in making a live-action Kim Possible Disney Channel Original Movie.[5][6]

Premise

Promotional artwork for "Crush", the series' pilot, featuring (counter-clockwise from upper left) Shego (in green), Ron, Kim, Rufus, and Dr. Drakken (upper-right, in blue)

Kim Possible takes place primarily within the fictional United States town of Middleton, and focuses on the life and adventures of teenager 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.[7] Ron's personal fears, insecurities, and clumsiness tend to jeopardize the success of their own missions.[8] Kim and Ron are aided remotely by Wade, a 10 year-old computer genius who seldom leaves his bedroom and communicates with the duo via a device he invented himself known as a Kimmunicator.[9] Together, the foursome is known as Team Possible.[10] The majority of Kim's missions involve her traveling to various destinations around the world to rescue citizens from harm and fight a variety of enemies and villains,[7] 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.[10][11] Not yet of age to drive herself to most of her missions, Kim often relies on favors from various people and friends she has assisted in the past for transportation.[10][12]

Attending Middleton High School alongside Ron, her best female friend Monique and rival classmate Bonnie Rockwaller, Kim lives with her family: father James, a rocket scientist, and Ann, a brain surgeon,[13] as well as her younger brothers, identical twins Jim and Tim, both of whom possess genius-level intellect. Fully aware of their daughter's occupation, Kim'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.[14] Lacking a secret identity, Kim is world famous and her profession is constantly acknowledged by both her classmates and teachers.[7] Captain of her high school's cheerleading squad, Kim Possible also explores the highs and lows of Kim's life as a high school student attempting to navigate dating, academics, homework, exams and eventually learning to drive,[15] all the while striving to maintain a healthy work-life balance;[16] fighting crime typically comes to Kim more naturally than the more standard components of adolescence.[17]

As revealed in Kim Possible: A Sitch in Time, Kim became involved in crime-fighting rather unintentionally.[17][18] In a series of events prior to the beginning of the series, a pre-adolescent Kim, in search of a job, creates her own website, kimpossible.com,[18] to promote her burgeoning babysitting and lawn mowing services,[17] promoting it using the slogan "I can do anything".[19] When he becomes trapped by his own laser security system, a billionaire accidentally contacts Kim while he was attempting to reach Team Impossible, to whose aid she immediately rushes.[18] As news of the character's heroism spreads, her website is soon flooded with e-mails from around the globe requesting her assistance,[19] and Kim ultimately decides to use her talents help the world, becoming a hero.[9]

Other Languages
العربية: دامو ستحيل
azərbaycanca: Kim Possibl
български: Ким Суперплюс
čeština: Kim Possible
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español: Kim Possible
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français: Kim Possible
galego: Kim Possible
한국어: 킴 파서블
hrvatski: Svemoguća Kim
Bahasa Indonesia: Kim Possible
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italiano: Kim Possible
latviešu: Kima Possibla
magyar: Kim Possible
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norsk nynorsk: Kim Possible
polski: Kim Kolwiek
português: Kim Possible
română: Kim Possible
Simple English: Kim Possible
српски / srpski: Ким Опаснић
svenska: Kim Possible
Tagalog: Kim Possible
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українська: Кім Всеможу
Tiếng Việt: Kim Possible
中文: 麻辣女孩