Genius Brands International has announced that the Kartoon Channel! series “Shaq’s Garage,” starring and executive produced by Shaquille O’Neal, will debut on Pluto TV June 5.
The animated action-adventure comedy series for children will debut with 26 episodes on the Kartoon Channel! on Pluto TV. The Kartoon Channel! on Pluto TV appears within the kids’ category.
“Shaq’s Garage” is a new animated TV series for kids, starring four-time NBA champion Shaquille O’Neal, as both himself and one of the show’s main vehicle characters, Biggie D. Inspired by Shaq’s real-life love of cars, “Shaq’s Garage” is an action series where Shaq brings his “family” of cars, known as the Shaq Paq, to life. 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 diverse cast of 10 different characters. In addition to Shaquille O’Neal voicing the giant truck Biggie D, NFL Superbowl champion Rob Gronkowski voices his buddy the Grenoble.
The premiere of “Shaq’s Garage” will be supported by a variety of companion content, influencer collaborations and a social marketing campaign across Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and TikTok, according to Genius Brands. Additionally, Genius Brands is developing a consumer products retail program for “Shaq’s Garage.”
“I am thrilled that our hard work over the past couple of years is finally coming to fruition with our new series,” Shaquille O’Neal said in a statement. “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,” Todd Steinman, president of Genius Networks, said in a statement. “I’m delighted that Shaq’s vision for the series has been realized. 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.”