Here’s a little holiday cheer in the form of a sneak peek at Disney Television Animation’s new series, Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero featuring Adam DeVine (Workaholics) and Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley). This animated comedy follows Penn Zero, a regular suburban kid who “inherits the not-so-regular job of part-time hero.”
According to the press release:
Every day after school, Penn leads his team of best friends Sashi, an overqualified part-time sidekick, and Boone, an under qualified part-time wise man, as they zap to other dimensions to fill in for heroes in need and battle the evil part-time villain Rippen and his part-time minion Larry. Whether superhero, fish-prince, clown cop, giant monster or tiny action-figure, Penn uses his unconventional heroic skills to save the day – his own way.
In this exclusive clip, Penn is feeling terrible about his first Christmas without his parents, and wants a distraction from the holiday spirit. But then… well, take a look for yourself:
Oof. I love Christmas, but I’ve never trusted Santa. True Story.
I can’t wait to see Henry Winkler when he shows up as The Snowman in this episode. That’s right – THE FONZ is in this episode.
Produced by Disney Television Animation, the series is created and executive-produced by Jared Bush (All of Us, Zootopia) and Sam Levine (Tarzan, Bolt). The voice cast includes folks like Alfred Molina, (Spider-Man 2,) Lea Thompson (Back to the Future, Dancing with the Stars) and Gary Cole (Office Space.)
You can watch this half-hour holiday special on Friday, December 5, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. ET and PT on Disney XD, and the series will premiere in early 2015.