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Rocket Monkeys
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It's like Monkey Quest or any other monkey-themed media (Super Monkey Ball), but with generic villains, mediocre animation, bland plots, and 0% depth.
Genre: Animated
Running Time: 22 minutes
Country: Canada
Release Date: January 10, 2013 – November 23, 2016
Network(s): Teletoon (Canada)
Nickelodeon (US)
Nicktoons (Worldwide)
KidsClick (US)
Disney XD (Southeast Asia and Poland)
Created by: Dan Abdo
Jason Patterson
Starring: Seán Cullen
Mark Edwards
David Berni
Jamie Watson
Seasons: 3
Episodes: 65 (Total)
26 (seasons 1 & 3)
13 (season 2)

Rocket Monkeys is a Canadian animated television series that was created by Dan Abdo and Jason Patterson and premiered on Teletoon in Canada on January 10, 2013. The series also premiered on Nickelodeon in the United States and internationally on March 4, 2013. It also aired on Disney XD in Southeast Asia and Poland.


The series revolves around two anthropomorphic monkey astronauts named Gus and Wally, who go on wacky and crazy missions and adventures, such as battling Lord Peel and his minions.

Wht It Doesn't Deserve To Eat Bananas

  1. Very mediocre, stiff, cheap, and choppy-looking flash animation. It isn't helping that the fact it was animated by Atomic Cartoons, who also animated the horrendous later seasons of Johnny Test (2005).
    • That's such a sad shame because Atomic Cartoons has done some good, such as Atomic Betty.
  2. The art style and character designs are mediocre and ugly, particularly with Gus and Wally.
  3. Boring and plain pathetic plots. For example, in "Welcome to Inky Mart", Gus and Wally run out of ink and must get more, and in "Sidekicked", Gus and Wally rival each other just so they can be a sidekick.
  4. Some episodes are painful, unsettling, or too disturbing to go through.
  5. Overuse of gross-out humor, especially in the later seasons. The episodes "Smell Monkey Smell" and "Robo-Gas" are the worst offenders.
  6. Unnecessary fourth-wall breaks. In the episode, So Sorry, Gus and Wally have to swear (at least censored) to defeat the villain, and when they do, the scene cuts to a rainbow background with the Teletoon logo, bunnies, and flowers, and it happens a second time in the same episode.
    • Also, at the end of Flipping Out, Yay-OK showed Gus and Wally a lever that when pulled, the episode ends, so they do.
  7. Despite being a villain, Lord Peel can be considered a Butt-Monkey (no pun intended), who always gets abused at the most unnecessary times, even when he doesn't deserve it, the same thing happens to Yay-OK, Nefarious, Gamester X (Myron), etc.
  8. Terrible voice acting, notably Gus and Wally.
  9. Lazy and downright laughable names like Yay-OK, Lord Peel, Nefarious, Inky (not to be confused with a blue-colored enemy from Pac-Man), SLO-MO, King Killya and Deep Space Dave, the occasional superhero of the show.
  10. Gus and Wally are very annoying and incompetent characters. Even the theme song says it all for their stupidity.
    • In fact, they are so irritating, that Yay-OK is aware of this.
  11. Some jokes make very little to no sense.
  12. The transitions make no sense at all.
  13. The characters get flanderized very quickly. One moment, Gus is as dumb or even dumber than Wally, and then the next moment, he acts as the brains of the two, and then his personality reverts to being dumb.
  14. Gus is an abusive bully towards his brother Wally.
  15. Tons of bad or mediocre episodes are either gross, mean-spirited, torture, or all three, such as:
  16. All in all, it's just forgettable and shows how timeless and horrifying Canadian animation is, much like other infamous Canadian cartoons.

Redeeming Qualities

  1. The theme song is pretty good, adventure-packed, and informative about how idiotic the monkeys are and their adventures.
    • Some songs are also good.
  2. There are some good episodes such as:
  3. Some occasional likable characters such as Lord Peel, YAY-OK, Dr. Chimpsky, and SLO-MO.
  4. The plot sounds good on paper but was poorly executed.
  5. Some transitions are fun to watch.
  6. There are some funny moments.



Rocket Monkeys currently holds a 3.3 on IMDb and a 3.5 on It is considered to be one of the worst Canadian cartoons ever.


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