Young STAN LEE Cartoon in Development

Stan Lee
Stan Lee
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Pure Imagination Studios and POW! Entertainment are developing an animated series about a fictionalized young Stan Lee, according to Deadline. The Amazing Stan was created by writer Scott Peterson with Pure Imagination's CCO 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," said Roberts. "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."

Although Lee wasn't involved in the show's development, according to Deadline the late writer/editor was approached with the idea by Roberts and Gupta and he "gave it his blessing".

The two companies have not specified an outlet for the show's release, or a timeline for a release date.

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