Genius Brands International has announced the official launch of Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten, which premiers with a two-episode double feature on 23 April, streaming exclusively on Kartoon Channel!
Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten, is one of the last creations from the genius mind of the late Excelsior and stars the voice of real-life action hero, Arnold Schwarzenegger, who is also an executive producer on the series.
Targeted towards kids and families, the action-adventure comedy series focuses on the adventures of six unique kids who are learning to master their super skills, along with their ABCs. With the help of their teacher Arnold Armstrong (aka Captain Fantastic, the greatest superhero), they will learn the values of teamwork and health while also protecting their town from rivals.
Commenting on the project, Schwarzenegger stated, “This is a deeply personal project for me and I am so pumped to introduce it to the world. Not only has it allowed me to bring to life the work of the fantastic Stan Lee, but the series also touches on subjects I’ve spent my life working on, from health and fitness tips and anti-bullying messages to inclusivity and diversity. It brings me great joy to share that messaging with kids in a way that is vibrant, dynamic and most important – fun! It’s an honor to have worked with Stan Lee and I know he would be proud of the message we’re delivering.”
The official synopsis reads: It all began five years ago when Arnold Armstrong faced off in a final fight against his nemesis, the evil Dr. Superior, that left him powerless. Little did anyone know that during the fight, super-energy particles rained down on a group of unsuspecting toddlers. Now, those toddlers are kindergarten students at Greenville Elementary School who, with the help of Arnold Armstrong, must learn to control their powers as they go on super adventures! Arnold Armstrong’s mission: to train these kids to use their super-powers safely and without wrecking the school or revealing their identities.
Fun for the whole family, the series opens up the superhero genre for a whole new demographic and draws kids in with action and comedy, while parents can appreciate the quality of content synonymous with Stan Lee. The series includes 26 half-hour long episodes that begin with a two-episode double feature and will be rolled out on a weekly basis thereafter.
The full cast includes:
- Arnold Armstrong/ Captain Fantastic who teaches the kids how to use their powers for good
- Pedro/Power Pedro might be the smallest kid in his class, but his super strength makes him the strongest kid…in the world!
- Patty/Patty Putty can stretch her body, melt like slime, bounce like a super ball and absorb tremendous impact thanks to her stretch power!
- Billy/Blocker has the power to create solid building blocks out of energy that he uses to literally build a wall around himself, others and just about anything!
- Lin/Cray Cray loves to draw and she’s good. So good that everything she draws – from doorways to bridges, comes to life thanks to her crayon power!
- Jackson/Jackson Jet’s flight powers are a little embarrassing. They come from gas – his own!
- Vik/Sticky has super adhesive skin which gives him stick power! When it activates everything and anything sticks to him!
Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten sees Schwarzenegger voice-directed by John Landis, a successful movie director of all times; with Steven Banks, former head writer for SpongeBob SquarePants, serving as head writer for the series. The series is produced by Genius Brands and Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment in association with Schwarzenegger’s Oak Productions. Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment CEO Gill Champion; Genius Brands Schwarzenegger Chairman & CEO Andy Heyward; and Paul Wachter of Main Street Advisors serve as executive producers.
Viewers can enjoy Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten by downloading the free Kartoon Channel! app on Apple and Android devices; on connected TVs and devices by Samsung, LG, Roku, Amazon Fire Stick and more; or by visiting the website- www.kartoonchannel.com.