Jackie Chan is returning to the small screen — in animated form. The Hong Kong action-comedy icon will next appear in J-Team: All New Jackie Chan Adventures, a children’s 3D cartoon series featuring a child version of Chan and a team of kid protagonists who defend a magical dreamland against monster invaders.
The 104-episode series cost an estimated $6 million to produce and is set to air on three children’s satellite TV channels and 200 terrestrial channels across China.
Aimed at children aged 3 – 10, the show was designed to both entertain and impart positive values, with storylines highlighting traditional Chinese virtues and healthy habits. At the end of each episode, Chan briefly appears in live-action form to drive the lesson home and give encouragement.
The new show is a follow-up of sorts to Chan’s U.S.-made animation series, Jackie Chan Adventures, which aired from 2000 to 2005 in more than 60 countries.