August 31, 2020
Shout! Factory along with U.S. rock group The Aquabats! have announced a distribution alliance to bring the musical comedy television series “The Aquabats! Super Show!” to streaming platforms in North America.
The multiyear alliance provides Shout! Factory TV with SVOD, AVOD and linear streaming digital rights in the U.S. and Canada to all episodes of “The Aquabats! Super Show!,” including the unaired pilot episode and specials. Shout! Factory plans a timely rollout of the show and will release additional news and activities in the forthcoming months.
Created by Christian Jacobs, Scott Schultz, and Jason deVilliers, “The Aquabats! Super Show!” premiered in 2012 on the Hub Network and aired for two seasons. Based on the superhero mythology of The Aquabats!, a real comedy rock band which series co-creator and lead singer Jacobs formed in 1994, “The Aquabats! Super Show!” follows the comic adventures of a fictionalized version of the band, a musical group of amateur superheroes, as they haphazardly defend the world from a variety of villains and monsters.
Styled similarly to the campy aesthetics of 1960s and 1970s children’s television and Japanese tokusatsu, “The Aquabats! Super Show!” utilizes various mediums of visual styles and special effects, mixing live-action storylines with cartoon shorts, parody advertisements and musical interludes.
Throughout its run, the show received eight multiple daytime Emmy nominations and one win.