Stan Lee‘s POW! Entertainment has forged a joint venture partnership with Ringo Starr to create and launch an original entertainment franchise. Financed, produced and distributed by IDT Entertainment, the new animation will transform Ringo Starr into an evil-battling, earth-saving (though reluctant) superhero with a great sense of rhythm.
Legendary comic book creator Stan Lee and his new company Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment will develop the superhero project with Ringo and his entertainment company Rocca Bella for television, home entertainment/DVD, publishing and all categories of licensing and merchandising. Production on the animated series will begin in 2005 with a planned DVD roll-out first quarter of 2006.
Stan Lee, the creative force responsible for such world-renowned comic book characters as Spiderman, Fantastic Four, the X-Men and The Hulk, will base the superhero on Ringo’s famed persona. Ringo will lend his voice to his animated superhero character.
“Ringo is beloved worldwide for his commitment to people and his singular wit Our Ringo Superhero character will combine these qualities, along with Ringo’s secret powers which people generally didn’t know about because he has kept them secret, until now,” said Stan Lee, who also serves as POW’s Chief Creative Officer.
“What a blast this’ll be! Ringo Starr is one of the most colorful,
creative guys I know. Between the two of us, we’ve cooked up enough wild ideas for music, humor, action and superhero surprises in our new animated project, featuring the rollicking, ringed and bearded Ringo, to keep the fans happy and excited for years to come,” Stan Lee added.
“This is going to be one of the most exciting adventures I’ve had all day!,” said Ringo. “What a terrific opportunity to meet and work with the great Stan Lee. I’m so excited to become a ‘reluctant superhero.’ How great to hang out with Stan and laugh, laugh, laugh, as we’re in the first stages of creating this soon to be masterpiece. Adding music to this adventure is something I am also looking forward to. See you in animation land — soon!”