Shaq’s Garage | Source: Genius Brands/The Toy Insider

Shaq’s Garage is almost here! After announcing the Shaquille O’Neal-fronted cartoon series in 2020, Genius Brands is finally set to premiere Shaq’s Garage on Pluto TV’s Kartoon! Channel. On June 25, fans can watch the first 26 episodes of this new action-adventure comedy series.

An animated version of the 4-time NBA champion will introduce young audiences to his family of living cars known as the “Shaq PA” and enlist them to help citizens in their hometown community of Ollanta. The show’s concept takes inspiration from O’Neil’s real-life love of all things cars!

Along with voicing himself in the upcoming series, O’Neal will also play the part of one of his very own trucks from the Shaq PA, Biggie D. The basketball-legend-turned-TV-personality will also serve as one of the show’s executive producers. But, Shaq isn’t the only sports celebrity offering his voice to the project: NFL Superbowl champion Rob Gronkowski will play Shaq’s bestie Grenoble. 

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On the heels of the show’s big premiere, Genius Brands will promote Shaq’s Garage on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok with a social marketing campaign that includes influencer collaborations and companion content. Genius Brands is also in works to develop a full-scale consumer products retail program for the show, so maybe we’ll all get to see some Shaq toys soon. 

Whether your kid is a car junkie or a die-hard Shaquille O’Neal fan, they can catch the first season of Shaq’s Garage when it hits the Kartoon Channel! on Pluto TV on June 25. 

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Omar Letson

Omar Letson

Omar is an editorial intern at Adventure Media & Events, writing content for The Pop Insider, The Toy Insider, and The Toy Book. Attending the Savannah College of Art and Design, he plans to pursue a career in magazine journalism. Previously, Omar interned for entertainment news website TV-Tea and for Spitfire Strategies, a public interest communications firm. His favorite TV shows are RuPaul’s Drag Race, Absolutely Fabulous, and WandaVision.