Digimon: Digital Monsters is the third animated series based on the Japanese Digimon franchise created by Akiyoshi Hongo and Eric Goldberg, first broadcast on Fuji TV in Japan and on Fox Kids and Disney Channel in the United States. Digimon: Digital Monsters is significantly more comical, cleaner and lighter as its predecessors and features far more slapstick comedy aimed for the "young and young at heart".