Arnold Schwarzenegger and Stan Lee Have an Animated Superhero Series
Published on January 24th, 2022 | Updated on January 24th, 2022 | By FanFest
You’d think an animated series created by late comic book legend Stan Lee, with the voice of action hero Arnold Schwarzenegger as a character named Captain Fantastic, would make a bigger splash in the cultural world.
However, you’d be forgiven for not knowing about Superhero Kindergarten, even as it features prominent behind-the-scenes talent like former SpongeBob SquarePants head writer Steven Banks and An American Werewolf in London, The Blues Brothers, and Coming to America director John Landis.
The show quietly debuted in the United States and Canada last April on Genius Brands’ Kartoon Channel., with The Hollywood Reporter reveleaing that Superhero Kindergarten will premiere on Youku in China.
Schwarzenegger said that “I have always loved bringing my latest projects to my Chinese fans, because they’re some of the most passionate fans in the world, so I can’t wait for them to see Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten“.
With his previous endeavors having proved a massive success in the East, his most recent TV appearance may end up attracting an enormous number of interested eyes.
The prospect of Schwarzenegger, Lee, and Landis teaming up for a kid-friendly superhero series was odd to begin with, but the first season will be available to a whole new audience.
About Arnold Schwarzenegger
Arnold Schwarzenegger is an Austrian-born American actor, producer, businessman, investor, author, philanthropist, activist, and former professional bodybuilder. He served as the 38th Governor of California from 2003 until 2011. Schwarzenegger began weight training at the age of 15. He won the Mr. Universe title at age 20 and went on to win the Mr. Olympia contest seven times. Schwarzenegger has remained a prominent presence in bodybuilding and has written many books and articles on the sport.
Schwarzenegger moved to the United States in 1968 to pursue a career in acting. He was cast in the drama film Stay Hungry (1976), which earned him a Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year – Actor. He then earned the title of Mr. Universe again, this time as a dual-winner in that competition (1968/1969). Schwarzenegger went on to win the 1974 New York City Marathon. He was dubbed “the Austrian Oak” in his bodybuilding days, “Arnie” during his acting career and more recently “The Governator” (a portmanteau of “Governor” and “The Terminator”, one of his film roles).
As a Republican, Schwarzenegger was first elected on October 7, 2003 in a special recall election to replace then-Governor Gray Davis. He was sworn into office on November 17, 2003 to serve the remainder (approximately 10 months) of Davis’s term. Schwarzenegger was then re-elected on November 7, 2006, in the 2006 California gubernatorial election, to serve a full term as governor, defeating Democrat Phil Angelides who was Lieutenant Governor at the time. Schwarzenegger left office in January 2011 and was succeeded by Jerry Brown.
Schwarzenegger co-starred in “The Expendables” (2010). He directed “The Last Stand” (2013), which was released after Stallone’s film. His latest film, “Escape Plan”, opened on October 18, 2013. Schwarzenegger married Maria Shriver in 1986 and divorced her in 2011. They had four children together: Katherine Eunice Schwarzenegger, Christina Maria Aurelia Schwarzenegger, Patrick Arnold Shriver Schwarzenegger, and Christopher Sargent Shriver Schwarzenegger.
About Stan Lee
Stan Lee was born on December 28, 1922, in New York City. He was the son of Jack and Celia Lieber. His father was a dress cutter. At a young age, Stan Lee showed an interest in art and writing. When he was 16 years old, he dropped out of high school to pursue a career in comics. Stan Lee’s first comics work was published in 1941. He would go on to co-create some of the most popular superheroes of all time, including Spider-Man, the X-Men, Iron Man, Thor, and the Hulk. Stan Lee passed away on November 12, 2018.
Stan Lee is one of the most iconic comic book creators ever. His characters were not only some of the most well-known in pop culture, but they also helped shape modern superhero culture. Stan Lee’s creations include Spiderman, Black Panther, Iron Man and Thor to name a few. Stan Lee was also instrumental in bringing down the Comics Code Authority censorship board during his time as Executive Director at Marvel Comics (1961 – 1970).
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