Genius Brand International‘s new animated children’s series, Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten — starring Arnold Schwarzenegger — will premiere with a two-episode double feature on April 23, streaming exclusively Kartoon Channel!
The series includes 26 half-hour long episodes that begins with a two-episode double feature and will be rolled out on a weekly basis thereafter.
One of the last creations from the mind of the late Stan Lee, Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten, is executive produced by Schwarzenegger, who plays the role of Arnold Armstrong. The action-adventure comedy series is geared towards kids and families and 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 superhero Captain Fantastic), they will learn the values of teamwork and health while also protecting their town from rivals.
The story of Superhero Kindergarten begins when Arnold Armstrong loses his powers in a final fight against his nemesis, the evil Dr. Superior. But during that fight, the super-energy particles rained down on a group of unsuspecting toddlers. Five years later, they are kindergarten students at Greenville Elementary School who, with Arnold’s help, must learn to control their powers as they go on super adventures. Arnold’s mission is to train the kids to use their super powers safely and without wrecking the school or revealing their identities.
“This is a deeply personal project for me and I am so pumped to introduce it to the world,” Schwarzenegger said. “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.”
Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten sees Schwarzenegger voice-directed by John Landis, 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. In addition to Schwarzenegger, executive producers include Gill Champion, CEO of Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment; Andy Heyward, Chairman & CEO of Genius Brands; and Paul Wachter of Main Street Advisors.