Genius Brands International is celebrating a new milestone of over 70 million views to date for Kartoon Channel!’s flagship series, Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten, as the comedy-adventure ends its first season with the final episode debuting on October 22, 2021.
Starring and executive-produced by Arnold Schwarzenegger, the animated series premiered on April 23 and is now the most watched show on Kartoon Channel! In the last episode of the season, Arnold introduces the Super Ks to their new classmate, Emerson, who is a wheelchair user and exchange student from England. Worried they won’t be able to keep their superhero identities a secret from Emerson, the Super Ks are hesitant to welcome him at first. The kids put their differences aside when they find out that Emerson himself has a secret super power, just like them, and is able to save the day.
“I am ecstatic about the success our first season of Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten and I am so proud of the core message the series delivers to kids… that anyone can be a superhero,” says Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Genius Brands’ Chairman & CEO Andy Heyward added: “We are incredibly proud of Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten not just because it is proving to be a success, but because this series speaks to one of the core missions of Genius Brands, to create ‘content with a purpose,’ in promoting kid-friendly lessons like anti-bullying, exercise, health and nutrition.
“We are thrilled to debut on our season one episode finale, a new superhero who is wheelchair bound, yet it doesn’t prevent him from becoming an invaluable member of the superhero team. In fact, he more than proves his mettle… We are excited to continue working on the further expansion of the Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten brand and can’t wait to share more exciting news, when we announce Season 2.”
Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten is geared towards kids and families and focuses on the adventures of six unique kids who are learning to master their super skills, along with their ABCs. With the help of their teacher Arnold Armstrong (AKA ‘Captain Fantastic’, the greatest superhero to ever live).
Season one of the series includes 26 half-hour long episodes that began with a two-episode double feature, with a new episode rolled out on a weekly basis every Friday.
Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten is voice-directed by John Landis, one of the most successful movie directors of all time, with Steven Banks, former head writer for SpongeBob SquarePants, serving as head writer for the series. The series is produced by Genius Brands and Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment in association with Schwarzenegger’s Oak Productions.