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fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #120 on: 03-13-2005 01:29 »
« Last Edit on: 03-19-2005 00:00 »

More StD news.  Thank you, die hard KP fans.  New clips can be seen on Disney.

Viewers can now know what Eric looks like as clips from the movie are shown in the music video, "Get your shine on" by Jesse McCartney.
 http://kp.savedisneyshows.org/media/getyourshineon.wmv 

Not that I'm saying the song's any good, unless you normally like teen pop music.  I only like the movie clips.  My opinion is that you have a pop artist trying to promote his own music by lending his music to a very highly anticipating movie.

StD is also featured in a new YMCA Commercial Ad.
 http://kp.savedisneyshows.org/media/std_ymca-promo.wmv 


Drakken and Shego appear in this ad.
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #121 on: 03-14-2005 19:56 »
« Last Edit on: 03-14-2005 19:56 »

A KP fan was nice enough to give me a copy of this article.  I decided to share it here since it mentions Futurama.

 
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The Fabulous Disney Babe
March 1, 2002

KimPossible

This week, I'm talking with Robert Schooley of Disney Television Animation. He and his amazing team are working on KimPossible, a new Disney animated series for TV. I've seen a couple of episodes, and, honestly, it's the best thing DTVA's done since Darkwing Duck in my opinion. It has the artistic style of the Cartoon Network's Samurai Jack, but with solid, funny writing and likeable characters. The villain, Drakken, is great; think Freakazoid meets Brainiac. There's even a character (Wade) that reminds me of Doobie and, of course, a naked mole rat.

Disney's TV animation has, over the past couple of years, put out shows that (unlike the "Disney Afternoon" shows of the eighties and early nineties, which were all pretty much identical), look and feel almost completely different from each other. I was hoping I'd like Teamo Supremo, but it seemed to me to be another Schnookums and Meat Funny Cartoon Show, copying a style of a cartoon (For S&M it was Ren and Stimpy; for Teamo, it's Dexter's Laboratory and The Powerpuff Girls) without quite grasping the concept. Bill Justice tells the story about how Walt saw other studios working in limited animation and came to him about pushing the envelope of the style as an art form. The next year, Disney won an Oscar for Toot, Whistle, Plunk and Boom.

Fab: Where did KimPossible come from? How did you come up with the characters, the sidekicks, the villain?

Robert Schooley: We were coming off of Buzz Lightyear when we heard that the Disney Channel was looking for a new show aimed at their tween audience. We went to lunch and kicked around a few ideas, when suddenly Mark (Mark McCorkle, you may have seen him and Robert in their office in The Disney Magazine) said "Kim Possible! She can do anything" and I said, "Her partner's Ron Stoppable, he can't."

From there the show fell together really fast. We added Wade, their mysterious webmaster, soon after. Our basic decision was to simplify the overly complicated set up boys' action shows into something cleaner and more based on appealing characters. We wanted a female lead who is very sure and confident in action, yet human and vulnerable in "real life" situations."

Drakken came to life when we cast John DiMaggio from Futurama. He was initially a pretty standard mad scientist. But when we were recording the first episode with him and Nicole Sullivan, in the session we hit on the dynamic of her being the smarter of the duo and he being ever frustrated.

Fab: Can you explain the stylized animation and background ?

RS: We got hooked up with Chris Bailey who was coming off of Clerks. He brought in Alan Bodner, who had a lot of previous experience at Warner Brothers to art direct. After having done a lot of spin-off shows, our one request was to design it in a way that it can look like a great TV show, not like a watered down feature. We all liked a more stylized approach that would separate our show from the usual Disney TV look. Being a former feature animator, Chris was passionate about character designs that were elegant and animator friendly. He and Steven Silver, the lead designer, spent over a month refining the Kim design alone. We were thrilled where she ended up. Instantly appealing.

Also, we have reproductions hanging in our office of the classic silk screen Disneyland posters. We wanted backgrounds that evoked that strong simple graphic feel.

Fab: Any "in-jokes" you'd like to talk about?

RS: Mark and I appear in an episode called "Low Budget" as two very obnoxious yokels.

Fab: When does KimPossible air? Will there be any movies or video releases?

RS: We begin in early June. It will air in the Zoog Disney block on Friday, Saturday and Sundays.

The company, God bless 'em, views Kim as a potential "franchise character" (Synergy strikes again!) so lots of things are being discussed beyond the initial series run. One sure thing is a very elaborate website that will really enhance the content of the show each week.

Fab: What's the biggest challenge with the show?

RS: The structure of the stories are very tricky. Trying to balance a fun, fresh school story with a ridiculously outlandish villain story and do it all in 22 minutes. That, and figuring out how to get the words "Naked Mole Rat" into every episode so people know what Rufus is.

Fab:  Who is your favorite character and why?

RS: Love 'em all. Really. Ron because he's so flawed. Kim because she's cool. Rufus because he's cute. I do have a soft spot for Drakken though. We've been blessed with amazing actors playing our villains in our series. From James Woods in Hercules to Wayne Knight on Buzz Lightyear. We think John DiMaggio belongs in that company.
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fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #122 on: 03-14-2005 20:02 »
« Last Edit on: 03-19-2005 00:00 »

Sorry for the triple thread, but I didn't want to put all of this on one thread.  Another KP fan sent me this article.  It's more recent than the previous, because it mentions that KP will be around for years to come.  If only that were true.  This article also has Futurama/Kim Possible similarities.

       
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Saturday Morning Cartoon that Parents Will Enjoy? That's Kim Possible!

Before I go into this review, I have good news on the father-in-law front. Wendell was released from ICU late last week and has made a good recovery... so good, the hospital released him and he and Judy made their way home to Lincoln. He's home now, probably sleeping, but among familiar surroundings and is continuing to get better.

Parents looking for a Saturday morning cartoon their kids can comfortably watch while not insulting their intelligence could do a lot worse than tuning in to ABCDisney's Kim Possible. This half hour cartoon program is smart and savvy, with plenty of action and jokes to entertain kids (and some adults), and a surprising depth of characterization.

There is no shame in adults watching cartoons, as witnessed by the popularity of The Simpsons and Futurama. However, I am speaking about more than just the cartoons which are written specifically to appeal to adults. Kim Possible is more in the vein of The Animaniacs and Tiny Toon Adventures, who have kids as their primary focus, but for whom adults are welcome to come along for the ride. Better still, Kim Possible isn't loaded with the in-jokes that makes The Animaniacs work; its episodes manage to appeal to kids and adults alike on the same terms, and that's quite an accomplishment.

Kim Possible could best be described as a teenage superhero cartoon that thrives by playing up to and then defying expectations. Kim Possible, the title character, is a young athletic superhero, with a rocket scientist father and a brain surgeon mother, called in regularly to foil the nefarious plans of suburban Middleton's many villains. Despite this, she is your typical (though popular and charismatic) teenager; a member of the high school's cheerleading team who is not above fretting about such things as passing drivers-ed, preventing her rambuncious younger brothers from driving her crazy, and dating.

Kim: You make my life sound like cake.
Ron: Let's see. You're smart, athletic, pretty and popular. Sounds pretty cakey to me.

Her best friend and sidekick, Ron Stoppable, is a lovable loser, whose experience in high school probably corresponds more closely with the majority of the audience. Awkward, woefully tongue-tied around girls, he's the one who tends to scream in terror as the action kicks up, who tends to get captured by the villains and requires rescue by Kim Possible. Despite this, he's cool and somewhat hip. It's Rufus, his talking mole rat that provides most of the show's comic relief. Ron himself can hold his own in fights and, though he is occasionally inept, Kim still counts on him as an (almost) equal partner.

Kim and Ron are called to their missions by Wade, a young genius who graduated University at the tender age of ten. He supplies Kim with her many techno-toys that beam her information and fight off baddies a la James Bond. Add to this her loving (though bemused) parents and a large stable of returning villains, and you have a recipie for fun.

Okay, so Kim isn't your typical teenager (the friendly relationship she maintains with her parents puts paid to that), but this fusion of high school angst with superhero action provides the off-kilter feel that powers this show, in a similar way that Buffy works by turning Sunnydale High into a literal hell.

Kim Possible has been called the animated version of Alias (doubtful; there's no sex, although there is a sense that Kim and Ron may be dancing about a deepening of their relationship). It has also been cited for possible Wrinkle in Time parallels in a Madeleine L'Engle discussion group. If you take Meg Murry and Calvin O'Keefe, switch their roles (Calvin and Kim both have red hair), and add some high kicks, you do get something approaching that of Kim and Ron, although a fair chunk of this is Kim's scientist parents mirroring the scientist parents of Meg Murry. Kim Possible does feel somewhat like an updating of a more action-adventure A Wrinkle in Time, however. Its slighly irreverent approach while still having its heart in the right place is something Madeleine might do if she were writing Wrinkle today.

Kim Possible is far more tongue-in-cheek than Buffy, Alias or A Wrinkle in Time, and is not above using sight gags. One memorable scene that is typical of the show comes early in an episode where Kim's father calls her to investigate a theft in the robotics division of the high-tech compound in which he works. The fact that the project involved is "top secret" doesn't stop him from walking Kim and Ron through the various security gates of his facility. At one point Mr. Possible peers into a visor in order to pass a retinal scan. A computerized voice says "retinal scan complete! Identification: verified", and a door opens and Mr. Possible walks through, Kim in tow. Ron, impressed by the technological gizmos that he's practically frolicking from display to display, peers into the same visor and gets scanned. The computerized voice says, "retinal scan complete! Who are you?" before Kim grabs Ron and hauls him through the door.

The program plays up a number of clichés and then gives them a little twist at the end. Witness this scene which specifically tackles a well-worn action movie chestnut:

[Kim and Ron are tied above a pool of electric eels]
Kim: Aren't you going to leave now?
Falsetto Jones: Leave? What do you mean?
Ron: Well, usually the villain says his lame pun and leaves, you know, "leaving us to our doom".
Falsetto Jones: But then I'd miss the whole show. Where's the fun in that? I'm not going anywhere.
Kim: OK, but I feel I must warn you, you are really breaking a supervillain tradition here.

Kim's mom and dad echo the old standby of television parents who are both overprotective but emotionally distant. Kim's father calls Kim in for a number of missions, but lives in terror of his daughter ever discovering boys (something that's already happened). Kim's mother, while a busy career woman, knows her daughter well enough to turn the tables on her. Witness this scene from the episode Mother's Day, where Kim's mother tries to get a little mother-daughter bonding time:

Mrs. Possible: Uh Kimmie, we need to talk.
Kim: About what Mom? (Raising Eyebrow inquisitively.) And don’t call me Kimmie; Call me Kim! I’m a big girl now!
Mrs. Possible: oh sorry about that Kimmie, er Kim.
Kim: But anyway Mom, what’s on your mind?
Mrs. Possible: Well How Come every year you and the boys give me the usual Mother’s Day Stuff? You know... Flowers, Cards, Breakfast in bed?
Kim: Mom, everyone gets his or her mother cards, flowers, and breakfast in bed, on Mother's Day, because it's tradition.
Mrs. Possible: I know, but that’s so... Normal. I really want this year to be really special for me.
Kim: So what are you suggesting Mom?
Mrs. Possible: Well, I was thinking of going on a Mission with you.
Kim (eek!): MOM! You can’t be serious!
Mrs. Possible: Sure Kimmie, why not? It'll be fun!
Kim (eek!): MOM! You really can’t be serious!
Mrs. Possible: But I am. (Puppy Dog Pouts.)
Kim: Not THE PUPPY DOG POUT! That’s MINE!
(Mrs. Possible continues her puppy dog pout.)
Kim (rolls eyes): Oh great... this can’t get any worse!

 
Despite the fact that the show doesn't take itself seriously, there is a surprising amount of depth here. Kim, her parents, Ron and even a number of villains are real characters who remain consistent, and grow (however slightly) from episode to episode. In one episode villanous Dr. Drakken (voiced by John DiMaggio, who you might know as the voice of Bender from Futurama) tries to succeed by wooing genetic scientist villian D.N.Amy, hoping to steal her secrets. She ends up stealing his heart, however, before getting away. A few episodes later, when sorting through some photographs of potential sidekick replacements, Dr. Drakken comes upon Amy's photograph, stops, shudders and says "never again".

Kim Possible is animated by Rough Draft Korea, the same folks who worked on Futurama. The style of the cartoon is somewhat more childish in its caricatures, but is still effective. Like Futurama, characters' lips move in sync with the dialogue, and the facial expressions adequately convey emotions. The vocal talents also make Kim Possible work. Christy Carlson Romano provides Kim's voice and she's very believable as a confident, charismatic teenager. Will Friedle plays Ron Stoppable with considerable energy; his sardonic tones help make Ron an interesting and fun-to-watch character, especially when Ron is called upon to scream. Beyond this, you start to see the usual suspects when it comes to the vocal talents of American animation, such as John DiMaggio as Dr. Draaken and "other voices" and Nancy Cartwright (Bart Simpson) as Rufus, Ron's mole rat.

As well as being appealingly intelligent and sly, Kim Possible will appeal to parents for having its heart in its right place. The relationship between Kim and her parents is a relationship of (almost) equals, and while Kim is regularly infuriated, the bond of love within the family is strong and real. Kim may have superpowers and she may have all of the ambitions and the grudges that come from attending high school and playing the cliques, but she remains steadfast in her friendship to Ron, who is definitely several steps down on the social pecking order. Kim also never cheats, even when she passes a driver's test with the help of an intelligent car, she later retakes the test herself to give herself a lower (but real) score.

Kim Possible doesn't have the irreverence of The Simpsons or the late night offerings of the Cartoon Network, but that's to be expected from this family show. And it is a family show in the truest sense of the word: children are not only safe here, but their parents are very much welcome to come along for the ride.

Kim Possible has run for two seasons thus far and now has over 50 episodes under its belt. With luck, it should continue for many years and many episodes to come.

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I also heard that one KP fan, who's a police officer actually busted a criminal for drug and gun posession. When the KP fan and his fellow officers rushed into the suspect's house, the suspect just happened to be watching Kim Possible.  The KP fan mentioned this on a KP message board and fans couldn't believe that a man who sells illegal drugs and guns was watching Kim Possible.  That just shows how cool the show is, anybody will like it.

fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #123 on: 03-19-2005 01:44 »
« Last Edit on: 03-19-2005 01:44 »

Some more KP news.

New KP episodes will be airing in April.

Friday, March 25th--NEW TO DISNEY CHANNEL!!!--"Showdown at the Crooked D"

Friday, April 1st-- NEW EPISODE!!-- "Dimension Twist"

Friday, April 8th-- NEW MOVIE!!!-- "So the Drama"

Friday, April 15th-- NEW EPISODE!!-- "Overdue / Roachie"

the Update version of the KP soundtrack comes out on March 22. featuring a remix of the KP theme song and the song "Could It Be".


Also thanks to a KP fan I'm managed to finally see what Eric looks like.  In this pic he's talking to Kim and it doesn't seem to satisfy Ron.


fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #124 on: 03-21-2005 23:24 »

The buzz about the StD movie is that it will be a little more violent than the TV show.  You can see blood.

 
Spacedal11

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« Reply #125 on: 03-22-2005 19:25 »

Blood? B-L-O-O-D? I heard that and came running. Still I'm not fazed. Also the dude that is Eric looks like someone from the greek/roman whatever times.
David A

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« Reply #126 on: 03-23-2005 23:53 »

Ten posts in a row?  That's gotta be some kind of record.
Spacedal11

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« Reply #127 on: 03-24-2005 14:52 »

Ten? Holy cow. What's wrong with the edit button?
M0le

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« Reply #128 on: 03-24-2005 20:36 »

Who exactly is all that "news" for anyway? It's just you and Spacedal.
Spacedal11

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« Reply #129 on: 03-28-2005 18:32 »

Wow that's pathedic. I have a question, I though that A Sitch in Time was a movie. How come they're saying that this is the first movie? That screws with my mind. And M0le makes a very good point.
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #130 on: 03-28-2005 23:09 »

For the record, I posted those ten posts, but if you check they are each separated by a few days.  So, it isn't as if I just posted one message and quickly posted another moments later, except for the two articles I posted.  And I post this info for anybody who's interested, and not just for Spacedal11.  Ravenstar also mentioned to have started liking the show.  If nobody's interested, I'm not going to lose sleep over it and neither is anybody else.  However, I still like posting news about the show, since in a matter of weeks it will be cancelled, anyway.

@Spacdal11- ASiT was a movie, but it was actually three part episodes merged into one big movie.  StD is actually a real like movie.  It has a bigger budget than the regular episodes, so it's animation is digitally done and if you look at the trailer in the previous page you can notice this.  This movie will be release on a special DVD in May that will feature a special director's cut, unlike ASiT.

Does that clear things up, Spacedal11?
Spacedal11

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« Reply #131 on: 03-29-2005 23:49 »

Yes master, thank you for answering my question O Holy one. Seriously, it does.
RavenStar

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« Reply #132 on: 03-30-2005 03:21 »

Are they ever planning to release DVDs of the series? EVER? I can't even find torrents of it, for chrissakes...
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #133 on: 03-30-2005 22:48 »

Disney CEO Michael Eisner makes Rupert Murdoch look like Ghandi.  KP director Steve Loter and the show creators Bob Schooley and Mark McCorkle have tried to have the series released on DVD box set, but Eisner doesn't realize how much money he could make.

The StD DVD won't even have an audio commentary as much as Steve had wanted an audio commentary. 

I found out that in 2006 Eisner will step down as Disney president and have his protege Robert Iger take over.

Some KP fans hope that Iger will get rid of that 65 episode policy and KP might make a comeback.  Others hope that he releases KP and other classic Disney shows on DVD box set.  However, others feel that Iger is just Eisner Jr. and he might not make that many changes.

I found the article.

From MSNBC:

LOS ANGELES - The Walt Disney Co. said Sunday its president, Robert Iger, will succeed Michael Eisner as chief executive and that Eisner will leave his post one year earlier than previously announced.

The company said Iger was unanimously elected by the board at a meeting Saturday and will take charge Oct. 1, which is the start of Disney's 2006 fiscal year. Eisner will step down the day before, although he will remain on the board for another year. Disney will pay him through Sept. 30, 2006, when his contract expires.

The announcement came under immediate fire from two prominent shareholders who questioned the integrity of the process, noting Iger's insider status and close ties to Eisner.

During Sunday's conference call, Mitchell strongly denied charges made by former board members Roy E. Disney and Stanley Gold that Eisner inappropriately participated in candidate interviews. The two also alleged that some external candidates declined to be interviewed because of Eisner's role.

"We find it incomprehensible that the board of directors of Disney failed to find a single external candidate interested in the job and thus handed Bob Iger the job by default," the two men said in a statement. "The need for the Walt Disney Company to have a clean break from the prior regime and to change the leadership culture has been glaringly obvious to everyone except this board."

Mitchell also said drastic changes in the company are not needed.

"If you are a major investor and the company has produced a 60 percent increase in earnings, has just increased its dividend 14 percent, has record cash flow and a substantial increase in return of invested capital, you don't encourage major change," Mitchell said.
RavenStar

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« Reply #134 on: 03-31-2005 00:20 »

Damn. Now I hate Eisner even more....
NibblerJr

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« Reply #135 on: 03-31-2005 14:25 »

This reminds me of the "WoW" thread, before all those stupid WoW players came back from fondling their character's boobies.

Except for the fact that Nurdy, M0le and I were talking about talking about something that was mildly entertaining.
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #136 on: 03-31-2005 23:42 »
« Last Edit on: 04-01-2005 00:00 »

@ Ravenstar, Spacedal11 and anyone else:

We are one week away from StD and a new episode of KP airs this Friday.

I forgot to mention that you could log onto the official Kim Possible website at Disney and be apart of "So The Kountdown".

Starting Monday at 4, Disney will air the top 20 best Kim Possible episodes in honor of StD.  That's four episodes per day. 
 http://psc.disney.go.com/disneychannel/kimpossible/index.html

Any KP fan can vote for their top three favorite episodes and you can vote as many times as you want.  You could also find codes to access a deleted scene from the movie that won't be in the movie.  You have to watch the episodes that will air next week to see the codes.

Also I borrowed a copy of the new KP soundtrack from my little cousin and it features a track called "Rappin Drakken".

John DiMaggio raps and he sounds much like he's doing Bender.
Spacedal11

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« Reply #137 on: 04-01-2005 00:38 »

Oh you know, I think I've figured the whole plot out. Or somewhat of it. And I've only seen some commercials for it.
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #138 on: 04-01-2005 00:41 »

please share your thoughts on the plot.
Spacedal11

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« Reply #139 on: 04-01-2005 01:37 »

The new guy is working under cover for Drakken or himself. He tricks Kim into loving him than stabs her in the back. Ron ceases the opprotunity to make her love him. Like that one episode of Teen Titans.
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #140 on: 04-01-2005 01:45 »
« Last Edit on: 04-01-2005 01:45 »

That is a possibility.  I know I've read many KP fanfics that have Eric as a bad guy working for Drakken.

One fanfic at fanfiction.net called "So The Drama" has Eric working for Drakken because Drakken promises to pay for his college tuition when Eric graduations.  In the fanfic, he wants to go to LA and major in drama.  That is so funny.  The fanfic also features Ron confessing that he loves Kim in front of students in the cafeteria, making Kim feel embarrassed, angry and sad since she's already going with Eric to the prom.

In the fanfic, Ron had already asked out Monique after learning that Kim was going with Eric.  He actually saw Kim and Eric kiss on a date almost by accident.  It drives him crazy which caused him to yell out he loves Kim.  This fanfic is worth reading, and it's still not finished, but it should be done soon.
 http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2279500/1/

All I know is that I want to see the movie and see what happens for myself.

I forgot to mention Disney will also air ASiT this Friday, one week before StD.
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #141 on: 04-06-2005 23:41 »
« Last Edit on: 04-06-2005 23:41 »

@Ravenstar, Spacedal11 and anyone else.

Check out this article a KP fan was nice enough to let others see.





I don't want to keep my hopes up unless on of the show's creators confirms about the fourth season.
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #142 on: 04-09-2005 01:02 »
« Last Edit on: 04-09-2005 01:02 »

I just saw So The Drama and it was one of the best series finales ever.  Spacedal11 you were right as many other fans have theorized.



this looks similar




only difference is that Kim and Ron are actually kissing.
Spacedal11

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« Reply #143 on: 04-09-2005 01:45 »

Ok I was bored and home alone earlier so I did watch it. Gotta say, ASiT had the better story. Kissing, meh screw love. Somehow I like that in Futurama, Fry tries to win Leela over throughout the show and here it's like suddenly Ron likes Kim. Bottom line, why have I cared?
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« Reply #144 on: 04-09-2005 01:55 »

I was surprised at "So The Drama." They actually gave Drakken a smart plan this time! But as usual, it was so freaking absurd that it still felt like a Drakken plan. But seriously, he actually was an almost competent villain in this.

Shego and Kim fighting in dresses = HAWT.

Thank god they used an instrumental score more than crappy pop music this time - and this score was so awesomely over-the-top epic at some parts..

The end? The end was meh. The climactic fight scene was pure awesome. But the kissing at the prom thing? I haven't been a fan of the show that long, but I'd have rather seen Kim shove Ron off her and then run off with Shego...it would've been the best ending ever.

But that's just my opinion.
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« Reply #145 on: 04-09-2005 02:49 »
« Last Edit on: 04-09-2005 02:49 »

 
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Originally posted by RavenStar:
I was surprised at "So The Drama." They actually gave Drakken a smart plan this time! But as usual, it was so freaking absurd that it still felt like a Drakken plan. But seriously, he actually was an almost competent villain in this.

Drakken was somewhat of a more competent villain at the beginning of the series, and StD script had been developed and was being written as far back as then.


I managed to visit a chat room that featured Kim Possible creators, Mark McCorkle and Bob Schooley and StD director Steve Loter.  A fan was about to record pretty much everything they said.

They mention that the KP article posted above about the news of KP being renewed for a fourth season is not true.  It is from a real magazine, but they made a mistake. 

The steve_loter Username is Steve Loter.
The guest bob is Bob Schooley.
The guest me is Mark McCorkle.


steve_loter:
Other possible title was 'Day of the Diablos'


steve_loter:
My biggest artistic inspiration in filmmaking is the anime Cowboy Bebop.


steve_loter:
The extended DVD will have more of Kim and Ron and the Bermuda Triangle club. Also a much longer fighting scene from the club as well.


guest: ctkxtreme:
well, if the show did continue, wat would be the returning story
steve_loter:
I imagine it would be Kim in college


steve_loter:
We had a longer main title song but we cut it down


guest: Jerel:
Loter, how has your new team reacted to the change in management (Eisner to Iger)? Has there been any changes or hope for changers?


steve_loter:
It seemed like the people at TV tome didnt like it so much


steve_loter:
I cant really talk about what I'm working on at Disney. But it's not Kim related. Sorry
guest: Jerel:
That's cool, but can we assume that it is animated?
steve_loter:
Yes, it's defientley animated.


guest: JThree:
Mr. Loter: Was the "TeamGo episode a possible pilot for a TeamGo series with SheGo and her brothers?
steve_loter:
Sorry, Go Team Go was not a pilot


guest: bob:
Schooley here. Steve, get over the TV Tome stuff.


guest: bob:
Happy that the No on 65 was noticed.


guest: gravelstudios:
Was so the Kountdown Rigged?
steve_loter:
The Kountdown was real. We were real suprised by the results


nachonaco:
Do you ever talk to people from a show? like actresses/actors etc?
guest: bob:
We
guest: bob:
Whoops
steve_loter:
Bob talks to them more often than I do
guest: bob:
We'll see Christy at the Emmys.


steve_loter:
I mentioned all these websites to Will. He was very pleased.


guest: Kim+Ron Forever:
Is KP going too a season 4, i read in a tv-guide about it
steve_loter:
Sorry, TV guide was wrong.


guest: Kim+Ron Forever:
ahhh man! What if the ratings are so high, will it go too a season 4?
guest: bob:
No


guest: JThree:
Mr. Loter: please try to have the FULL version of the new theme song out on CD or DVD some day, please?????
steve_loter:
I think the CD has the movie version right? We never fully finished the long one. Right, Bob?


guest: captainkodak1:
do you read at any of the fanfic sites
steve_loter:
Bob and I are not allowed to read fan fics. Sorry
guest: bob:
Never read fanfics. Too many sticky legal issues.


guest: cloudmonet:
How about more movies?
guest: bob:
We think, purely as conjecture, if this movie does well, there might be a desire to do another movie.
guest: Kim+Ron Forever:
That's great news bob


guest: bob:
I can't stress enough though that this is purely our conjecture. Not based on anything concrete


steve_loter:
The DVD is out May 11th (I think)


johnny_wrath:
has a question as long as im not swamping.
steve_loter:
Go Johnny
johnny_wrath:
were there any parts deleted from the episodes?
steve_loter:
We usually cut a minute or so from each episode


guest: ShegoFan2:
Steve/Bob - did any of the actors get a chance to work in the studio together at all this time? I know it doesn't happen often.
guest: bob:
Very few of the actors were in the studio at the same time.


guest: bob:
Christy was in New York for seasons 2 & 3


guest: neutronvortex05:
Will there be anymore soundtracks??
johnny_wrath:
anything cut from emotion sickness?
guest: bob:
No more soundtracks. Don't know about Emotion Sickness.


guest: bob:
As to StD... Not everthing is intentional


guest: thepenguin520:
Are there any more KP dvd's in the works?
guest: bob:
Hopefully. Haven't heard though


guest: jimmyneutronfan:
Ok Mr. Loter I am curious as to if So the Drama was at first intended to be in theaters?
steve_loter:
I would have loved to see STD in a theatre, but it was never planned that way. We screened it for the crew on the big screen though.
guest: bob:
And it looked good. As it will on DVD.


steve_loter:
We staged it specifically for widescreen. It plays much more like a movie in widescreen.


guest: Jes:
Bob/steve, did you plan for Disney to show Ron and Kim dancing in the commercial trailer?
guest: bob:
No control over and not happy about the spoiler promos
steve_loter:
The commercials were not done by us. I was a little disappointed they showed so much. However we created the trailer for the DVD on the DVD website.


guest: Kim+Ron Forever:
Mr Loter, what is the extended scene in the movie
steve_loter:
There are a number of new scenes in the extended version of the film. They take place mostly in the Bermuda Triangle club.


guest: tigerlilyatlsu:
Were any members of the KP crew featured in the DCOm extras? It was speculated that you guys were featured behind the scenes
steve_loter:
None of us are on the DCOM extras
guest: bob:
No behind the scenes I think.


guest: Carbon:
How is success of the movie gauged? obviously we loved it. but is it ratings or DVD sales? after the team is "broken up" would you be able to realisticly make another KP production of any kind?
guest: bob:
Ratings are what matters.
steve_loter:
Ratings and DVD sales are key.


guest: gravelstudios:
is it frustrating turning your product/art over to a big corporation to do with as they please?
steve_loter:
Gravelstudios- I think I'll let Bob answer that!
guest: bob:
A little, but if it weren't for them the show would never have been made.
guest: bob:
And overall, we've been pretty comfortable at Disney for the last 15 years


guest: Jerel:
Bob- Bonnie is my favorite secondary character. Was her name meant to be ironic? (As Bonnie is a Scottish name meaning “sweet and good”)
guest: bob:
Bonnie is ironic indeed


steve_loter:
I know you guys hate all that KP in the future art we did for the Sitch in Time DVD, but we thought they were funny. They didnt use KP in her 30's though.
steve_loter:
Kp is Dr. Director was not my idea. But I thought it was great. We even speculated how she got that eyepatch.(She's faking it!)


GnuHopper:
Okay, my question was: at what point did TPTB dcided definitively that Kim and Ron were a love story?
guest: bob:
Gnu see previous. Always the plan.


guest: ShegoFan2:
Now, who had the idea about the inside joke in bad boy of Kim and Ron saying that a romance between the leads would end the series? I was on the floor
steve_loter:
That was the genius of Mark and Bob. Very well planned.
guest: bob:
Me, I think.


guest: gravelstudios:
do you guys own any KP merchandise?
steve_loter:
Bob and I try to collect the KP stuff.


guest: IronPlant:
In the movie, was Shego's jet catching the baloons a joke on the behalf of the orginal Batman movie?
steve_loter:
Yes


guest: Jes:
What were some other cameos or things you related (like the batman thing) in the movie?
steve_loter:
There are things we saluted in STD, but we tried to be original.


GnuHopper:
Was there ever any serious thought put forth towards a KP spinoff? Yo!
steve_loter:
No plans for KP spinoff


guest: Bill W:
shego has on her left calf a small pouch of some kind. could you tell us whats that for?
steve_loter:
I think the pouch was originally designed to hold a weapon. But we decided she didnt need any.


guest: Carbon:
Did you guys catch any heat for the bumper sticker on Ron's bedroom mirror? (thanks for your time here) (if that has been brought up, I'm sorry I missed it) Did you give any heat for the airing schedule, in the UK, US, etc?
steve_loter:
Wasny happy with early airing in UK. Oh well.


nachonaco:
I'm working on my own novel, and one of the character's last names (this was semi-intentional) is Lipsky. Could I be sued by Disney? I have heard Lipsky be mentioned in an ad once.
steve_loter:
I'm not a Disney lawyer, but I think Lipsky is a real name.


guest: drakkenrules:
um... question ~ if kim possible was ever to go on... would drakken or shego ever hook up?!
steve_loter:
Ha! Wanna field that, Bob?
guest: bob:
I think he's older and more pathetic than her.

guest: kimforhim:
Hi Steve and Bob - Any update on the episodes compendium DVD? Also, does the Arc (K/R relationship) continue in the remaining unaired episodes
steve_loter:
Yes, there is character arc in Gorilla Fist


guest: Jes:
Speaking of that, Do you look at people's Fan art? If so, do you go on Deviant art? Also, how old would you say Shego is?
guest: bob:
Shego's in her 20s we figure
steve_loter:
I've seen some fan art, I really enjoy it!


guest: kimforhim:
....and the episodes DVD? Wil it happen or is still a dead issue?
guest: bob:
We still hope that they will release everything on DVD. But haven't heard anything yet


guest: IronPlant:
in the KP world would any of the bad guys grow past their evil ways? Hypathetically
steve_loter:
I got the joke, IronPlant


guest: bob:
By the way, in case everyone didn't know, the script for STD was originally written between season one and two, for a live action movie. We modified it into the current form, but it's 75% the same script.

guest: Bill W:
given that Shego is a superior villain over Drakken in just about every way, why does she stay with him?
guest: bob:
Drakken has a good dental plan.


guest: thepenguin520:
In what order were the season 3 episodes supposed to be aired? (production wise/ following the arc)
guest: bob:
That's a tough one to remember off hand.
steve_loter:
Team Impossible was last or net to last. Gorilla Fist was a few episodes prior.


guest: AinoMinako:
Was the "Jilly from Jersey" line in Ron the Man a reference to John Dimaggio's pride in New Jersey?
guest: bob:
John is a proud Jersey boy, yes.


guest: IronPlant:
I was curious as to if hypothetically if any of the show's bad guys would learn the error of their ways. I know that you can't write the show that way because you have to keep things open, but I was curious as to how it would work past the show
steve_loter:
I think the villians are just evil.


guest: bob:
Big shout out to our digital production guys who went above and beyond


guest: TiB:
and are we going to get to see Gorilla fist?
guest: bob:
Gorilla Fist is on the DVD. A good prelude to the movie, actually.
steve_loter:
I'm not sure what episodes havent aired yet. Gorilla Fist is on the STD dvd


guest: Erased Paper:
How did the Bebes come back after "Attack of the Killer Bebes"?
guest: bob:
We had a scene with the Bebe parts reassembling, a la Iron Giant, but it got cut for some reason.


guest: Jokerisdaking:
ill be happy to see yori again
steve_loter:
Yori is one of my favorite Steve Silver designs
steve_loter:
The hair is based on Faye Valentine from Cowboy Bebop


guest: Erik:
Okay, will there evr be a Could It Be music Video with the DVD
steve_loter:
I think the Could it Be video is on the DVD


guest: gravelstudios:
KP has recieved pretty positive reviews, but what is the worst thing you've ever heard someone say about KP?
steve_loter:
Some of the reviews on Tv Tome!!!


guest: Subz:
In Go Team Go, when Ron says “That’s the second biggest flamingo I’ve ever seen!” is that a reference to the Monkey Island series of games?
steve_loter:
Bob, wanna field the Go Team Go question?
guest: bob:
It's a Get Smart ref.


guest: fazhou:
Do you know why the live-action movie was shelved? Was it because Christy Carlson Romano and/or other cast members were unavailable?
guest: bob:
Would have been too expensive


guest: Binkmeister:
Bob and Steve, great movie, wonderful ending to a wonderful series. The only thing that struck me as kind of out of place was Kim telling Shego she hated her. I always got the impression they respected each other somewhat; would Kim truly hate Shego, and
guest: Binkmeister:
and vice versa?
steve_loter:
I think Shego and Drakken went too far.


guest: evilgenius:
if you could make the movie "YOUR WAY" without Disney interferance, what would you have done differently? What would you add or take out?
guest: bob:
We can't complain really.
steve_loter:
Wow, good question evilgenius. I think the movie is exactly the way we wanted it.


johnny_wrath:
was "and the molerat will be CGI" meant to address the idea of a live action movie?
steve_loter:
Molerat CGI has alot of in-jokes
guest: bob:
Yes, originally we had the idea when there was going to be a live action film


guest: Erik:
Who made up that Dress, now it was hot
guest: bob:
Erik, we really dont know


guest: Erased Paper:
What is your favorite episode and why?
guest: bob:
Probably "Crush" because we lived with it for so long. First as an 11 minute test, then expanded out.
steve_loter:
My favorite is Exchange. I really liked the Ron story. Rough Draft did a great job with it.


guest: Jes:
About the Bumper sticker in StD it said the number 65 on it. is it refering to the episode policy?
guest: bob:
ye
guest: bob:
s


guest: Erik:
Was Eric originally in the movie?
guest: bob:
Yes


guest: me (Mark):
This whole series was a blast to do. But this final chapter was extra fun.


guest: ZeiP:
Kim and Ron? Produce kids? My brain needs to adjust to that statement for a second...
guest: bob:
Kim Possible-Stoppable. Too long


guest: IronPlant:
Is the suit in STD related in anyway to the suit from Oct 31st?
steve_loter:
Ironplant- nope.
guest: bob:
This suit was built by Wade for end of series emergencies only


guest: TiB:
Who thought up all the sayings on the high school sign?
steve_loter:
Mark and Bob wrote all the high school signs
guest: bob:
We come up with the sign gags as one of the last things before we finish up an episode
guest: bob:
Three words: Teacher
guest: bob:
Pet Movie
guest: me:
As to the signs -- sometimes the writers pitched stuff. Mostly Bob and I came up with stuff.


guest: Big-A:
I heard So The Drama was going to be a theatrical release, even after it was changed to non-live-action. Do you know why it wasn't?
steve_loter:
Big A, it was never meant to be a theatrical release


guest: TiB:
in STD, was the word of that lounge singers song some sorta foreshadowing?
steve_loter:
TiB- yes.
guest: bob:
Yes, The lyrics are very apt if you could hear all of them


guest: Subz:
Ok, stupid I'm taking the show too seriously question. Why couldn't you just let Drakken take over Canada? We Canadians want Drakken as our Prime Minister,
guest: bob:
We Americans want him for President.


guest: Jokerisdaking:
ron rnnig from the diablos and then dissing his own scooter was priceless
guest: bob:
A little more of the scooter will be in the deleted scenes on the DVD


guest: Carbon:
do the possibles not like ROn that much?
guest: bob:
I thought Mrs. P made her preference clear
guest: me:
They like Ron. Who doesn't like Ron?
guest: bob:
All Boys make Dad nervous


guest: gravelstudios:
How much extra work was it to have the characters wear different outfits in various eps? It added a lot to the show. And did Steven Silver design any of the character's outfits?
guest: bob:
A lot
steve_loter:
We wanted the characters to feel like real people and change their clothes daily. Except Ron.


ShegoWannabe:
How did Kim Possible originate?
guest: me:
KP began when DC wanted DTVA to develop a series. Bob and I came up with -- KP she can do anything. Ron Stoppable can't. then they wanted a pet --we came up with Rufus.


guest: drakkenrules:
steve loter, if drakken and shego were to have children do you think they would have twins?
steve_loter:
Well, I guess one of us should answer the D/S children question. So....no comment.
guest: bob:
Evil twins


guest: Erik:
Would Kim and Ron ever get married Steve?
guest: kimfan:
and have kids?
guest: me:
It's tough. A high school relationship leading to marriage... Hard to say.
steve_loter:
I'm not touching that Kim Ron marry thing!
guest: bob:
Kids or dogs. One or the other


ncnu05:
were pro choreographers involved in the prom dance moves?
steve_loter:
choreographers were not used.


guest: Beachwood Boy:
So can anyone answer my question, how did Rufus get in Erics pant leg? Oh and btw, AWSOME movie
steve_loter:
When Ron was pinned down by Eric, rufus ran in.
guest: bob:
He ran up to Eric, right?
guest: me:
He ran up there when the camera was not on him.
steve_loter:
..into Eric's pant leg.
fryfanSpyOrama

Urban Legend
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« Reply #146 on: 04-14-2005 02:13 »
« Last Edit on: 04-14-2005 02:13 »

This Friday, a new episode of Kim Possible airs.

Overdue/Roachie-  Two 11 min. episodes in one.  Though this episode takes place before StD, it's airing after StD because of Disney's lousy airing ability.  After this there will be about only four episodes that have been unair.  Steve Loter has said Disney plans on airing them perhaps in the summer.
Fabulous Randy

Crustacean
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« Reply #147 on: 04-14-2005 02:17 »

i luv this show especially sekc drakern!
fryfanSpyOrama

Urban Legend
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« Reply #148 on: 04-14-2005 02:32 »

Fabulous Randy:  What did you think of StD?  I thought it was good.  I can't wait for the DVD release.  Ths link shows what will be on the DVD including the "Could It Be" video and plus a deleted scene.

 http://disney.go.com/disneyvideos/television/kimpossible/index2.html
RavenStar

Professor
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« Reply #149 on: 04-14-2005 03:37 »

saw the deleted scene online. wasn't that impressive.
fryfanSpyOrama

Urban Legend
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« Reply #150 on: 04-15-2005 02:11 »

Kim Possible will end in June.  I learned that "Team Impossible", the final regular episode of the series will air in June.  So, you could say the other remaining episodes will air sometime between now and then.
David A

Urban Legend
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« Reply #151 on: 04-15-2005 02:21 »

 
Quote
Originally posted by fryfanSpyOrama:
So, you could say the other remaining episodes will air sometime between now and then.

I could, but I won't; and you can't make me.
Spacedal11

Space Pope
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« Reply #152 on: 04-15-2005 21:36 »
« Last Edit on: 04-15-2005 21:36 »

 
Quote
Originally posted by David A:
 I could, but I won't; and you can't make me.

If I could then I would but I can't cause I don't want to. Top that I can't say it...it's mean.
fryfanSpyOrama

Urban Legend
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« Reply #153 on: 04-19-2005 01:56 »
« Last Edit on: 04-19-2005 01:56 »

Attention Spacedal11, Ravenstar and anyone else.

A new episode of Kim Possible will air on May 6.

"Rappin' Drakken"- John DiMaggio will rap and he uses a little Bender when he does it.

Also, if you're a fan of Green Day then you might like this:

A KP fan was nice enough to create a special tribute to Kim Possible using a Green Day song.

It's very touching, I hope you enjoy:
 http://home.comcast.net/~gamebrain/Kimpossible.wmv 

Pikka Bird

Space Pope
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« Reply #154 on: 04-19-2005 03:00 »
« Last Edit on: 04-19-2005 03:00 »

 
Quote
Originally posted by Speli:
I think they should make a cartoon super smash brothers so the powerpuff girls can finally get their asses kicked! Dexter would also be funny (though I want him to win!!!)     evil laugh In a matter of fact...

Actually, there is some kind of anime (or manga or whatever the hell it's called) where the Powerpuff Girls have gotten a tad older and have to go to some kind of school where Dexter happens to be... there is quite a fight there. Maybe everybody has already seen this and I'm being a sucker for posting it, but I really couldn't be bothered reading through all of this.
Here
RavenStar

Professor
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« Reply #155 on: 04-20-2005 16:52 »
« Last Edit on: 04-20-2005 16:52 »

'So The Drama - The Extended Edition" headed to DVD May 10th.

For a fucking ripoff of $19.99, too.

Now WILL THEY FUCKING RELEASE SEASON SETS ALREADY?!?!
fryfanSpyOrama

Urban Legend
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« Reply #156 on: 04-20-2005 21:39 »
« Last Edit on: 04-20-2005 21:39 »

Ravenstar:  Well first they have to air the remaining episodes.  There's only about four more episodes.  "Rappin Drakken" airs in a couple of weeks.

I'm glad that you are interested in Kim Possible, but remember when:

 
Quote
Originally posted by RavenStar:
wow, what a shitty theme song...


That was your comment on the Kim Possible theme song in the Theme Tunes Thread.  I'm curious as to hear your opinion now, since you are hoping for season box sets as am I.
RavenStar

Professor
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« Reply #157 on: 04-20-2005 22:05 »

Well, the theme song has grown on me, but I still think the lyrics are still kinda ridiculous. However, the theme does make sense now that I've seen the show and know how the lyrics relate to it.
RavenStar

Professor
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« Reply #158 on: 04-21-2005 00:15 »

more StD DVD info:

 http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/newsitem.cfm?NewsID=3281

BURBANK, Calif., April 11, 2005 - In her first-ever Disney Channel Original Movie, Kim Possible is back to save the world in KIM POSSIBLE MOVIE: SO THE DRAMA: THE EXTENDED VERSION, a top-secret edition with all-new additional undercover action, on Disney DVD May 10. Here's the sitch: Dr. Drakken has an evil new plot for world domination, but his ultimate success depends upon finding out Kim Possible's weakness. Could it have anything to do with a certain new hottie named Eric? Kim is definitely distracted by the prom date drama. Meanwhile, Ron is up to his eyeballs in strange little Diablo Devil toys when his favorite food joint, Buenos Nachos, crosses over to the dark side.

Starring Christy Carlson Romano as the voice of Kim Possible, and featuring music by Christy and Jesse McCartney, this never-before-seen extended version is the first to feature "DCOM DVD Extras" - never-before-seen Disney Channel Original Movie bonus features found only on the DVD:

Special Top Secret Longer Version with Added Footage
Deleted Scenes
Never-Before-Seen Bonus Episode of the Kim Possible series
All-New Christy Carlson Romano Music Video "Could It Be"

Street Date: May 10, 2004
Suggested retail price: $19.99 DVD, $19.99 VHS
DVD aspect ratio: 1:78.1 enhanced for 16x9 screens
DVD Sound: Dolby. Digital 5.1 Surround Sound


Front Cover pic:
fryfanSpyOrama

Urban Legend
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« Reply #159 on: 04-21-2005 02:05 »

I forgot to post the results of the top 20 episodes KP fans voted earlier this month:

20. "Mind Games"
19. "Bueno Nacho"
18. "The Twin Factor"
17. "Exchange"
16. "Car Trouble"
15. "The New Ron"
14. "Sick Day / Truth Hurts"
13. "A Very Possible Christmas"
12. "Ron Millionare"
11. "Go Team Go"
10. "Virtu-Ron"
9.  "Crush"
8.  "Oh Boyz"
7.  "Bonding"
6.  "Blush"
5.  "Rewriting History"
4.  "October 31st"
3.  "Mother's Day"
2.  "Bad Boy"
and
1.  "Emotion Sickness"

These are the episodes that people should watch to really understand and like Kim Possible.
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