The series is set to premier in early 2022 on Kartoon Channel!, which launched during the summer of 2020. This partnership will lead O'Neal to serve as shareholder of the company.
Genius Brands International, Inc. and ABG Entertainment announced an all-new animated comedy, action-adventure series for kids, “Shaq’s Garage,” starring Shaquille O'Neal. “We challenged ourselves to come up with the most exciting storylines and vehicle designs inspired by Toy Story, Tony Stark, and 007!, that could only be imagined by ‘Big Diesel,’ himself,” Genius Brands Chairman & CEO Andy Heyward, said. “The lead vehicle is named Big Diesel and will be voiced by Shaq.”
"Shaq’s Garage" is slated to premier in early 2022 on the new free digital Kartoon Channel!, which launched on 15th June, 2020, and is available in over 100 Million U.S. television households across multiple AVOD and OTT platforms. Kartoon Channel! is a COPPA-compliant free children’s programming service focused on positive entertainment.
The series will be executive produced by Shaquille O’Neal, Genius Brands, PRP, and ABG Entertainment. Through the partnership, O’Neal is also serve as shareholder for Genius Brands. “Through comedy and adventure, we will showcase strong and diverse characters as positive role models with purposeful storytelling. This is going to be a special show that touches every button--music, adventure, humor, and positive prideful messaging for kids,” Heyward said.
“Shaq’s Garage” will showcase Shaquille’s extraordinary collection of animated cars, trucks, and automobiles. Whether in Sheijing on a secret mission or visiting an ancient shrine in the lost city of Shaqmandu, each story will be as special as the vehicles and Shaquille himself. “Ever since I was a kid I have been fascinated by cars,” said O’Neal. “I’m so excited to bring this series to life with Genius Brands. We plan to showcase the most amazing, tricked out assortment of vehicles that can only be found in my garage,” said O’Neal.
We challenged ourselves to come up with the most exciting storylines and vehicle designs inspired by Toy Story, Tony Stark, and 007!, that could only be imagined by ‘Big Diesel,’ himself. The lead vehicle is named Big Diesel and will be voiced by Shaq.” Andy Heyward Chairman & CEO, Genius Brands