January 10th, 2011
Comic book in tone and cinematic in style, Supah Ninjas follows three unsuspecting kids who are drafted into the secret world of ninjas. Mike Fukanaga (Ryan Potter) was an average high school student – a little shy, a bit awkward, and hopelessly incapable of talking to girls. But when he discovers he descends from a long line of ninjas, that all begins to change. With the guidance of his holographic grandfather (George Takei), Mike teams up with his best friend Owen (Carlos Knight) and his crush Amanda (Gracie Dzienny) to form the “Supah Ninjas”, a secret team of ninja crime fighters protecting the city from criminals. As if fighting crime and surviving high school weren’t hard enough, they are also sworn to conceal their identities, vowing to “stay in the shadows” and never to reveal their “supah” cool alter-egos.
“It’s a complete delight to be part of Supah Ninjas because the series is a wonderful blend of sharp humor, lots of action and heart,” said George Takei. “The grandfather has the serious task of instructing the next generation of ninjas, but he also has a lot of funny moments and I find that a refreshing take on the traditional teacher-student relationship.
With a career spanning five decades, George Takei is best known for his founding role in the acclaimed television series Star Trek, in which he played Hikaru Sulu, helmsman of the USS Enterprise. Takei starred in three seasons of Star Trek and later reprised his iconic role in six movies and several video games. More recently, Takei won over a new generation of fans with his recurring guest role on the sci-fi drama Heroes as Kaito Nakamura, the father of time-traveler Hiro Nakamura. Takei will star next in the new film, Larry Crowne, opposite Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts, which will be released theatrically nationwide July 2011 from Universal Pictures.
Takei has also lent his voiceover talent to hundreds of characters in film, television, video games and commercials including Mulan, Mulan II, The Simpsons, Scooby-Do and the Samurai Sword, Avatar: The Last Airbender, The Smurfs and George Lucas’ Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Adding to his body of work, Takei has also provided narration on many projects including the 2009 PBS series The National Parks: America’s Best Idea, the 2006 Peabody Award-winning radio documentary, Crossing East, centered on the history of Asian American immigration to the United States and Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (cassette), which garnered the performer a 1987 Grammy Award nomination for Best Spoken Word or Non-Musical Recording
Get ready for a special preview of Supah Ninjas on Monday January 17, 2010 on Nickelodeon
Supah Ninjas trailer
More about Supah Ninjas
The Supah Ninjas series is created by Eric Garcia and Leo Chu (Afro Samurai). Emmy-nominated duo Leo Chu and Eric Garcia were executive producers and show runners of the hit anime series Afro Samurai starring Samuel L. Jackson, which ran for two seasons on Spike TV. They recently expanded the franchise by writing and executive producing the television movie Afro Samurai: Resurrection also starring Lucy Liu, which made history as the first anime project to ever win a primetime Emmy Award. Their recent writing credits include Pond Scum, a film based on their original pitch for Sony Pictures Animation, the next installment of the Scooby Doo franchise for Warner Bros. Animation, and the adaptation of My Neighbors The Yamadas for Disney and Studio Ghibli—the studio founded by legendary Japanese animation director Hayao Miyazaki. They also served as writers and producers for MTV’s hugely successful Rock The Vote/Choose or Loose campaign.
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