Tuesday, January 18, 2011

LeBron Is Taking His Talents To Animation

LeBron James is taking his talents to animation.
"He's going to the Internet in a Web-based animated series that will revisit some of his best-known off-the-court performances while featuring socially conscious messages.

The cartoon series, called The LeBrons and planned for a spring debut on its own YouTube channel and James' website, lebronjames.com, will revive the characters from a popular series of Nike commercials in which James played four versions of himself: the youthful and wide-eyed Kid LeBron; the physically adept Athlete LeBron; the smooth and savvy Business LeBron; and an ornery elder statesman called Wise LeBron.
The LeBrons, whose first season will consist of 10 episodes of five to six minutes each, will center on the world of 16-year-old Kid LeBron and his life in Akron, using real locations in the city. Each episode will convey a message — the value of staying in school, staying off drugs or sticking by your family."
No word yet if LeBron has complained he won't win best actor in an animated series because the cast is too good.

Read full article here.


Daniel Gilbeau said...

No way this will come close to the best animated sports show, Pro Stars from the 1990s featuring Michael Jordan, Bo Jackson and Wayne Gretzky!

Eric Macramalla said...

Great to have you back Dan.