The all-new action-adventure comedy series Shaq’s Garage is all set to premiere on Kartoon Channel!.
Beginning 5 June, Genius Brands will debut 26 episodes of the series exclusively on Kartoon Channel! on Pluto TV, the leading free streaming television service. The Kartoon Channel! on Pluto TV lives within the kids’ category and is available anywhere audiences stream – across all major mobile, CTV and web devices.
Aimed at kids, Shaq’s Garage stars four-time NBA champion, rap impresario and global icon Shaquille O’Neal, as both himself and one of the show’s main vehicle characters, named Biggie D! The animated series is inspired by O’Neal’s real-life love of cars. In this, Shaq brings his ‘family’ of cars, known as the Shaq Paq, to life. He has also executive produced the series.
“I am thrilled that our hard work over the past couple of years is finally coming to fruition with our new series,” said O’Neal. “I am extremely proud of what we have created, and I am looking forward to inspiring kids all over the world with Shaq’s Garage.”
“We are thrilled that Kartoon Channel! is partnering with Pluto TV to premiere the first season of Shaq’s Garage, which embodies the value-driven content we seek to create at Genius Brands,” said Genius Networks president Todd Steinman. “I’m delighted that Shaq’s vision for the series has been realised. The show offers action, adventure, and comedy through positive messaging and quality role models. We are excited to offer this unique series to both kids and their families around the country.”
The series is a mix of action, adventure and comedy featuring the Shaq Paq as they are sent by Shaq on various missions to help others and do good in their hometown community of Ollanta and beyond! The Shaq Paq is a lovable, funny and diverse cast of ten different characters, with Shaquille O’Neal as the Shaq Paq leader and the voice of giant truck, Biggie D, along with his buddy, the Grenoble, voiced by NFL Superbowl champion, Rob Gronkowski.
The premiere of Shaq’s Garage will be supported by a variety of companion content, influencer collaborations and a comprehensive social marketing campaign across Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and TikTok. Additionally, Genius Brands is developing a full-scale consumer products retail program for the IP.
Image Courtesy: Twitter account of Shaq