Disney XD to Add New Series Penn Zero to Slate
Disney XD is poised to bolster their already impressive animated slate with an order for the new animated comedy adventure series titled Penn Zero: Part Time Hero. The series will be executive produced and written by Jared Bush (All of Us, Zootopia), with Sam Levine (Wreck-it Ralph, Bolt) serving as co-executive producer and director.
Penn Zero: Part Time Hero focuses on the titular boy, who finds himself saddled with one of the coolest part time jobs in the world – as a hero and leader of a superhero group who zap to other worlds in order to save the day. Production is already underway for a scheduled fall 2014 premiere.
“Jared and Sam have created something wonderful — a series with just the right balance of comedy, adventure and heart,” said Eric Coleman, senior vp original series at Disney Television Animation. “With its multiple characters, changing locations, and its lush art direction, this series is one of our most ambitious to date.”