Genius Brands Launches Stan Lee Series Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger
Genius Brands has launched a new animated series for children, “Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten,” starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.
“Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten” is a co-production between Genius Brands, Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment and Schwarzenegger’s Oak Productions. The series was created by famed comic book writer Stan Lee and serves as his final project. Lee passed away late last year.
“It is an honor and privilege to work with Genius Brands and POW! Entertainment on this new series and help carry on Stan's creative legacy by introducing this new group of superheroes to preschool children around the world,” says Schwarzenegger. “Not only does ‘Stan Lee's Superhero Kindergarten’ feature comedy and action, but there are many valuable lessons to be learned along the way! Of particular pride to me is the fact that I am not only teaching kids to use their superpowers, but I am also imparting valuable lessons to kids worldwide about the importance of health, exercise and nutrition.”
Co-creator of Deadpool, Fabian Nicieza, is scripting the series that targets preschool kids and follows on the popularity of the superhero landscape in entertainment. Andy Heyward, chairman and chief executive officer, Genius Brands, and Gil Champion, president, POW! Entertainment will serve as executive producers.
“Stan loved and admired Arnold as not just an actor, but a true hero in so many ways and always envisioned Arnold for this role,” says Heyward. “From Spider-Man, Iron Man, X-Men, Black Panther, Incredible Hulk, Guardians of the Galaxy, Thor, Captain America, Captain Marvel, The Avengers and countless more, Stan was the greatest creator that Hollywood and pop culture has ever known. We are honored to continue his legacy of creating a new superhero franchise for kids with another iconic hero, Arnold Schwarzenegger, in ‘Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten.’”
The team behind the series aims to create a show that has a central message that promotes health, exercise and nutrition for children. In homage to its creator, “Stan Lee's Superhero Kindergarten” will also feature an animated cameo of Lee that appears in every episode.