Arnold Schwarzenegger and the late great Stan Lee have worked together to bring something all Stan Lee fans and the kids can enjoy for a long time.
Genius Brands International, POW! Entertainment and Schwarzenegger’s Oak production are teaming up to produce Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten. Superhero Kindergarten is a new animated series that targets preschoolers and will star Arnold Schwarzenegger as Captain Courage. According to Arnold Schwarzenegger and others, Superhero Kindergarten is the last project that the Marvel Comics icon Stan Lee worked on before his unexpected death in November 2018 at the age of 95.
Schwarzenegger had the following to say about the project:
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. 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.
The official synopsis of Superhero Kindergarten states:
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…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.
Stan Lee was inspired by Schwarzenegger’s 1990’s comedy Kindergarten cop which was a product of Universal studios and director Ivan Reitman. Lee’s Image will be featured in every episode of the show according to Andy Heyward who is an executive producer as well as the chairman and CEO of Genius Brands. This statement appeals to every Marvel fan ever since it gives us an infinite number of Stan Lee cameos which seem to be the perfect homage to the Late Great Stan Lee.
Heyward had this to say:
What will be particularly unique about this series is that there will be an animated cameo of Stan Lee appearing in every episode. 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.
Gil Champion is also an executive producer for Superhero Kindergarten and holds the title of POW! Entertainment president. Champion has said that Superhero Kindergarten will add to Stan Lee’s vast Hollywood legacy. This statement is definitely not an understatement since over Lee’s eight-decade career he has co-created many of Marvel’s signature characters such as the Avengers, X-men, Nick Fury, Thor, Spider-Man and Doctor Strange just to name a few.
Champion had this to say in a statement:
Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten was near and dear to his heart, working with one of his long time 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.