Makati City, Philippines-based pasi and BKN Kids have teamed up to co-produce 40 half-hour episodes of KONG, THE ANIMATED SERIES. As part of the pact, pasi and BKN will also produce a direct-to-video feature entitled KONG, KING OF ATLANTIS. The series is scheduled to air in over 80 territories. KONG will put a modern twist on the classic King Kong character by pitting the gentle-hearted giant against his enemies, who want to capture the power of the Internet. The demands of producing 40 episodes at a rapid schedule pace will require pasi to utilize several allied studios throughout Asia. Supervising the project for pasi is studio operations manager Mimbi Eloriaga and supervising directors Arvin Ramos, Oscar Perez and Tino Guanlao. "At BKN, we have high creative standards," said Stephanie Graziano, BKNs president, network development, programming and production, "And we wanted to work with pasi due to their talent and ability of producing high quality animation." The pasi studios credits include titles such as BOB & MARGARET, TOM THUMB, THUMBELINA, BIKER MICE FROM MARS, THE MASK and KAMPUNG BOY.