BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., July 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Vuguru and POW! Entertainment today officially announced the programming lineup for the highly anticipated premium YouTube channel, Stan Lee's World of Heroes. The comic book icon will showcase a slate of original digital programming on Thursday, July 12th at Comic-Con with a panel of pop culture experts and enthusiasts, including Mark Hamill, Adrianne Curry, Peter David, Jace Hall, Bonnie Burton and America Young.
Every story has a hero. Stan Lee's World of Heroes is the premiere destination for all things related to heroes, villains and the world of fandom. With both scripted and unscripted shows, the channel offers something for everyone from comic book fans to pop culture enthusiasts looking for Stan's opinions, hero pop culture, the geek universe and beyond. All flavored with Stan's unique brand of humor.
"Stan Lee is a master story teller who has created iconic characters loved by people of all ages. We are excited to offer a new way for Stan to connect directly with fans, create new stories and characters and inspire a new generation of creators," said Scott Nocas, Head of Distribution and Marketing at Vuguru.
"It's an absolute thrill to be unveiling World of Heroes alongside Vuguru at Comic-Con this week. To unveil fun, scripted and unscripted shows around new characters that fans globally can enjoy, converse with and participate in everyday has been such a reward for me. The channel is a great extension of our company's exciting, ever-growing lineup of franchises," said Stan Lee, Chairman and co-Founder of POW! Entertainment.
The programming schedule includes:
Stan Lee's Super.Model (scripted action comedy)
From the mind of Stan Lee, two aspiring models Bree and Sera and blogger friend Lizzie, are accidentally exposed to a mysterious serum that grants them super powers. Their newfound powers wreak havoc on their quest to become top models and pull them into a world of danger and intrigue. From Executive Producer Heath Corson (Aim High) and writer Taryn O'Neill (BlackBoxTV)
Head Cases (scripted comedy)
You know those classic superhero battles where good and evil clash in epic fashion? This isn't one of those. Set at the local bar frequented by super powered heroes and villains, the comedy Head Cases is what happens before, after, and in between those battles. From the minds of Eisner Award winner Peter David (Babylon 5, Ben 10, The Incredible Hulk) and Producer David M. Uslan.
Bad Days (animated parody)
From Junaid Chundrigar, the creator of the animated viral sensation Disassembled, Bad Days shows us heroes and villains on their worst days. Whether Green Lantern is wasting time with an emerald Yo-Yo or Batman has locked himself out of the Bat-Mobile, Bad Days lets us laugh at epic super failure.
FanWars (courtroom reality)
Ever wonder who would do better with the ladies, Tony Stark or Bruce Wayne? How about who is the most intelligent Super Villain of all time? FanWars gives opinionated fans a chance to go toe to toe on the most pressing issues in the World of Heroes. Producer and host Jace Hall (The Jace Hall Show, V, The Morning After) and his panel of celebrity experts pit fan against fan as they debate topics from the realms of comic books, superheroes, science fiction and more.
Stan Lee's Academy of Heroes (makeover reality)
From Emmy Award winning producer Jon Kroll (Amazing Race, Blade), Stan Lee's Academy of Heroes takes real life aspiring heroes from all over the country and gives them the mentoring and training they need to take their fight for good to the next level. The nuts and bolts training includes financial planning, public relations, and of course the Zen of heroism from Stan himself.
Stan's Rants (opinion)
The spirit of the classic Stan's Soap Box comic column is finally back in Stan's Rants, which explores the complex inner workings of the brilliantly unique mind of Stan Lee. From behind his desk, Stan, tongue firmly in cheek, explains his thoughts on pop culture, upcoming films, the general state of the world and more, in this weekly series.
For more information visit http://www.youtube.com/worldofheroes
About Vuguru LLC
Vuguru LLC is an independent studio that develops and finances scripted, story-driven content for digital and international platforms. Founded by Michael D. Eisner's Tornante Company and backed by Canada's Rogers Media, the company develops, finances, and licenses premium scripted content to a global set of distribution partners with large audiences. Vuguru programming has been distributed in over 40 countries around the world, and in 2010, the company structured a first-of-its-kind international sales & distribution commitment for ten projects with UK-based Content Media Corporation. In the US, Vuguru has multi-project licensing and distribution deals with AOL and Yahoo!
Vuguru's inaugural series Prom Queen pioneered the online serial space with its unique format and distribution. Most recently in the U.S., Vuguru's Little Women, BIG CARS and Fetching launched on AOL to millions of views. The second season of the global hit, The Booth at the End launches on Hulu in August and internationally in fall 2012. Additional Vuguru series include Don't Ask, Don't Tell; Pretty Tough; The Millionaire Tour; Nuclear Family, Off Season, Crawlspace and the Emmy-nominated Back on Topps.
About POW! Entertainment
POW! Entertainment, Inc. (OTCQB: POWN), a multi-media entertainment company, was founded by noted comic book writer Stan Lee, together with award-winning producer Gill Champion and the late intellectual property specialist Arthur Lieberman. POW!'s principals have extensive backgrounds in the creation and production of original intellectual properties, including some of the most successful entertainment franchises of all time. POW! is utilizing Stan Lee's historical background by perpetuating his legacy while creating and developing all new live-action films, television, digital games, merchandising, licensing and related ancillary markets, all of which contribute to global expansion. POW! partners with third parties and strategic alliances, including studios and networks, in the production and distribution of new POW! character franchises.
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