Introducing Kody Kapow!
Kody Kapow “centers on 9-year-old boy who discovers that he is destined to become a martial arts superhero. Kody goes on adventures to save his village using martial arts tenets like mindfulness, patience and perseverance with the help of his cousin Mei and their Tiger friend, Goji (Jason Alexander) — a bit of a scaredy cat nevertheless entrusted to accompany Kody and Mei on their missions.” – Deadline.com
Let’s look at the list here. Why do I love this?….hmmmmm.
Kung Fu Action ✅
Asian American Protagonist ✅✅✅
Kung Fu philosophy ✅
George Jason Alexander ✅
Crazy, funny monkeys ✅✅✅
Fun and Hi-jinx appropriate for my little ones ✅✅✅✅✅!!!!
Seriously, I’m so excited to be a part of this series. This is the first project I’ve directed that I can happily show to my kids. They are 3 and 5yrs old, so I know I have to be very sensitive about how they take in animated media, let alone ANY media, but this show is designed for the little ones, teaching them problem solving skills by applying tenets of martial arts, including patience, perseverance and teamwork. Did I mention Kung-Fu action!?
“Universal Kids has also revealed July 15 as the Sprout premiere date for its Zodiak Kids-produced animated original Kody Kapow, and added Jason Alexander (Seinfeld) to its voice cast as Goji the Tiger. Set in China, the series follows a Chinese-American boy who learns he is destined to become a martial arts superhero.
Kody Kapow is created by Alexander Bar (Mike the Knight) and developed for television by Robin J. Stein and Daniel Bryan Franklin. It is executive produced by Eryk Casemiro, with animation produced by Boat Rocker-owned Jam Filled under the direction of Sam Chou.” –Kidscreen.com
for more episodes and clips, check out kodykapow.com