Arnold Schwarzenegger is going back to kindergarten.
The “Kindergarten Cop” star will topline an animated superhero series titled “Superhero Kindergarten,” which is aimed at preschoolers. The series was created by Stan Lee and was his final project before his death last November. It is a co-production between Genius Brands, Lee’s POW! Entertainment, and Schwarzenegger’s Oak Productions.
Schwarzenegger, who also serves as executive producer, will voice the lead character, Arnold Armstrong aka Captain Courage. Here is a description of the series, courtesy of Genius Brands:
Many years ago, Arnold Armstrong (Schwarzenegger) was just an average gym teacher who acquired incredible superpowers when the earth passed through the ionic dust left in the wake of a mysterious comet. As a result, Arnold transformed into Captain Courage, one of the earth’s greatest protectors!
For decades Captain Courage traveled the planet, stopping evil in the name of justice and fair play. But, five years ago, he faced his final battle against his arch-nemesis, Dr. Superior, and in defeating his foe, Captain Courage was forced to expend all his powers. Arnold Armstrong was forced to end his career as Captain Courage until a massive explosion of super-energy particles came raining down, and rumors of super-powered children began surfacing. Now, Arnold must serve humanity once again by working “undercover” as a brand-new kindergarten teacher whose main task is to train this unique new generation of super-powered 5-year-olds secretly.
“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,” Schwarzenegger said. “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.”
Deadpool co-creator Fabian Nicieza is writing the series. Each episode will feature an animated cameo by Lee, much like in every live-screen Marvel film.
“‘Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten’ was near and dear to his heart, working with one of his longtime collaborators Andy Heyward, as well as Arnold, and we look forward to continuing the partnership with Genius Brands to bring Stan’s vision for this new adventure series to life,” POW! Entertainment president Gil Champion said.