Genius Brands has announced that “Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten” will launch on Amazon Prime in the U.S. next spring.
Amazon joins the Alibaba Group who will also launch the kid’s series on its children’s streaming platform, Youku. The 52 x 11’ series will also be co-produced by Alibaba Group, Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment and Oak Productions, the production house of show star Arnold Schwarzenegger.
“We are gathering steam with our latest tentpole series, ‘Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten,’ and are thrilled to have two of the top digital streaming partners worldwide, Amazon and Alibaba, on board as launch partners, reaching a potential global audience of hundreds of millions, as well as the talents of Arnold and the genius that was Stan,” says Andy Heyward, chairman and chief executive officer, Genius Brands. “In an ever-changing children’s media landscape and current viewing patterns of children around the globe, our strategy is to offer this dynamic series where kids predominantly go to find their entertainment now. We know we have a hit on our hands and cannot wait to share it with kids everywhere.”
“Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten” is an action-adventure comedy series targeting kids ages 4 to 7. It features Schwarzenegger and is written by Fabian Nicieza, co-creator, Deadpool. The series aims to promote health and fitness practices for children globally.
“Years ago, Stan Lee and I spoke of such a project, and I’m excited to finally bring great storytelling to kids around the world, which will also promote lessons of health, exercise, fitness, and anti-bullying,” adds Schwarzenegger.