Here's another segment of Saturday Supercade.
Donkey Kong was one of the biggest arcade games on the planet in the early 80's, such that it was an easy choice to be adapted for a cartoon, and headlined Supercade. Perhaps the biggest shock was DK's gutteral speech was uttered by comedy legend Soupy Sales (ex-Jr. Almost Anything Goes). Of course, Mario (Peter Cullen, ex-The Hudson Brothers Razzle Dazzle Show) is on the hunt, and often has to rescue Pauline (Judy Strangis, ex-Electra Woman & DynaGirl, Wheelie & the Chopper Bunch) from DK's clutches.
Sometimes, though, the hunted helps his hunters once he realizes he's been duped. Other times, Mario has to resort to tricks, such as in the series finale, from 1984, "Hairy Parent":
Donkey Kong would star in a new series having nothing to do with his classic game, more than a decade later, in the cable entry, Donkey Kong Country, which lasted about as long as this series did.