Stan Lee may be gone, but his legacy will outlive us all. But in addition to the continued success of Marvel Comics and its spinoff TV shows and movies, Pure Imagination Studios and Lee’s company POW! Entertainment are teaming up for an animated series called ‘The Amazing Stan’, which reimagines the legendary creator as a kid in today’s world. The cartoon Stan is described as a “constant dreamer” and the show will follow as he and his friends “learn to take risks, explore new ideas, and never ever give up.” The project was announced at the “A Celebration of Stan Lee’s Life and Legacy” panel at San Diego Comic-Con, where a two-minute preview of ‘The Amazing Stan’ was shown.
‘Phineas and Ferb’ alum, writer Scott Peterson is developing the project based on the concept by Pure Imagination’s Chief Content Officer, John P. Roberts, and Sanjee Gupta.
“It is an honor to help carry on the creative legacy of one of the greatest storytellers that pop culture has ever known by introducing an original animated adventure series featuring a new cast of characters for kids and adults to connect with. Stan Lee turned his childhood daydreams into a universe that features superheroes that have resonated with generations of all ages and cultures. Now his millions of fans can look forward to seeing him appear as an animated version of his younger self for the very first time.”
Executive producer Gill Champion added:
“Stan had the uncanny ability to see the world with a childlike imagination. For example, an office building becomes a castle, while the streets below form a moat protecting the inhabitants inside. It takes a very special creative team to capture the story of a young Stan and the birth of his unique creations – we’re thrilled to work with Pure Imagination Studios and its team of creators and collaborators to tell this remarkable story and share this amazing ride with his legion of fans.”
‘The Amazing Stan’ is in no way affiliated with Marvel, so don’t expect “his unique creations” to include the famous superheroes we all know and love.
This is the second posthumous animated project involving Stan, following ‘Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten’ with Arnold Schwarzenegger. No outlet was announced.
Lee passed away last November at the age of 95.