Genius Brands International has announced that Arnold Schwarzenegger is set to executive produce and star in Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten, a new animated children’s series created by the late great Stan Lee and said to be his “last project” from the comic book legend.
EW reports that the show will see Arnold lending his voice to Arnold Armstrong, a former gym teacher turned superhero Captain Courage, who goes undercover as a kindergarten teacher in order to train the next generation of super-powered children.
“[Superhero Kindergarten will introduce] a new group of superheroes to preschool children around the world [and bring] many valuable lessons to be learned along the way,” said Schwarzenegger. “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.”
“What will be particularly unique about this series is that there will be an animated cameo of Stan Lee appearing in every episode,” said Andy Heyward, Genius Brands’ Chairman and CEO. “Just as his millions of fans look forward to seeing him appear in each Marvel film, they will look forward to his presence in each episode of this cartoon. The strong positive messaging of the series regarding health, exercise, and nutrition coming from the credibility of Arnold Schwarzenegger will make it a series that parents will enjoy alongside their children.”
As yet, there’s no word on a premiere date for Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten.