Netflix has just announced the upcoming release of the new 2D animated series, Kid Cosmic, from legendary animator Craig McCracken (Powerpuff Girls), who first developed “Kid Cosmic” in 2009 as a comic strip about an odd boy who dreams of being a hero. The hand-drawn retro visual style was inspired by classic comics and really shows the essence of that.
Here’s Netflix’s official synopsis of the series:
“Kid Cosmic follows the adventures of an imaginative and enthusiastic boy who lives with his free-spirited Grandpa in a sparsely populated desert town. The Kid’s dreams of being a hero seem to come true when he discovers 5 Cosmic Stones of Power in a wrecked spaceship. He forms a team of local heroes to stop an onslaught of alien attacks to steal back the stones. Though the Kid and his team are the good guys, they’re really bad at it, and the Kid learns that his fantasy of being a hero is very different from the reality of what it actually means to become one.”
The characters in Kid Cosmic were developed to emphasize how regular people of all ages, genders, and backgrounds can be heroes. While the comedy and action are about them using their powers to fight off alien invaders, the heart of the story is about them learning that real heroes help, not hurt and that you don’t need superpowers to be a hero.
The show premieres on February 2, 2021, so stay tuned and support the show by watching it when it comes out.