‘Penn Zero: Part Time Hero’ is an animated series coming to Disney XD. And that’s pretty much everything we know — almost.
Attention was brought to the series by several recent domain registration of several names for it: PENNZERO.COM, PENNZERO.NET, PENNZEROPARTTIMEHERO.COM and PENNZEROPARTTIMEHERO.NET.
An extensive Google search for information on the series turned up only two mentions, one ironically enough right on Disney Channel’s media web site. The entry for Sofia the First: Once Upon a Princess mentions that voice director Sam Reigel worked on ‘Penn Zero: Part Time Hero,’ as well as another pilot, ‘Shred-Force,’ which was created by Matt Maiellaro, co-creator of Cartoon Network’s ‘Aqua Teen Hunger Force,’ et al.
The other mention is that in the bio of actress Tania Gunadi who is no stranger to Disney, having co-starred in ‘Aaron Stone’ along with Disney Channel Original Movies and various guest appearances. Gunadi recently tweeted that another pilot of hers, ‘Enlisted,’ has been picked up by Fox with a premiere date this fall.
It could still be some time, however, before the series is officially announced. Ironically enough, another domain registration taking place at the same time was for ‘Star and the Forces of Evil,’ which will premiere in 2014. We point this out because we had known about that show months before it was officially announced but had opted to not report anything by request of creator Daron Nefcy, which we respected.