When released, “Kim Possible” was like a breath of fresh air not only for Disney but also in the field of animation. The film is about a teenage girl named Kim who spends her days trying to survive in high school while becoming an undercover crime-fighting agent on the side.
The mixture of action and adventure with the typical sitcom format felt different from other female-led cartoons of the time. This is not “As Told by Ginger” or “Daria”, although it still deals with teenage issues and stories. It’s also not “Codename: Kids Next Door” or “Jackie Chan Adventures,” although it does have action-packed stories.
“Knowing that our audience is mostly women, that’s why we wanted to make an action heroine,” McCorkle told us. “We grew up with male heroes we could watch – James Bond and James Kirk and all. We thought, ‘Give our daughter that.'”
According to McCorkle, they don’t want Kim to be as quiet as Bond, they want her to change and not just her job.
“So that’s when we got the idea about [it being] a program about [how] ‘Saving the world is easy, going to high school is hard.’ As soon as we figured out that tagline, we had a theme to hang it on. “
This balance became the key to “Kim Possible.” According to McCorkle, producer Chris Bailey aimed to make the action scenes look like features, while McCorkle and co-creator Bob Schooley wanted the school and family aspects of each episode to feel like a comedy. true meaning.
They also aim to have each episode spend the same amount of time on each of the two elements. Kim will do great missions and battle villains like Dr. Drakken and Shego for a moment, then grapple with a school bully. “It’s tempting to just do things that act fun and change things up,” McCorkle said. “We want it to be 50/50 so that both things are due.”
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