Who doesn't love Sean Astin? A child actor who grew up as Hollywood royalty, the fan favorite has starred in some of the most beloved movies of all time. His work includes The Goonies, The Lord of the Rings and Rudy, just to name a few. In the past few year's he has really ramped up his voice work. And this monday, you'll get to hear him as Blaze, a dragon cadet, in a new episode of Disney XD's Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero.
In Where Dragons Dare, Penn must overcome his jealousy of popular fellow cadet Blaze. It's up to Penn to complete his mission, and finish at the top of his class at Dragon Flight School. This episode is not only special for bringing in Sean Astin, but accomplished musician Kenny Loggins is singing five original songs. The song lyrics are by Jeff Poliquin with music by Ryan Shore. If that's not enough to get you to tune in, then what is?
In Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero, when young sururbanite Penn Zero unexpectedly inherits a job that most kids could only dream about having, being a superhero, he jumps fully into his new, part-time duties. He still has to live his normal, everyday life, which includes going to school, but after school is when the fun begins. Penn teams up with sidekick Sashi and wise man Boone as their adventures take them all over the place, from outer space to the Old West and the biggest challenge of all: suburbia. The ultimate goal for Penn and his team is to defeat evil Rippen and save the world.
Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero is an American animated series produced by Disney Television Animation for Disney XD. The series premiered December 5, 2014 as a sneak preview. The official but followed on February 13, 2015. The series was ordered on October 16, 2013 for a scheduled fall 2014 premiere.The series' co-creator, Jared Bush, also wrote Walt Disney Animation Studios' upcoming film Zootopia, which he is also co-directing. On April 22, 2015, it was announced that the series had been renewed for a second season.
After a run of extremely successful movies in the 80s, Sean Astin first lent his voice talents to the animated series The Legend of Prince Valiant in 1991. A decade would go by before he went into the sound booth a second time, recording the voice of Hercules in the Kingdom Hearts video game. Balto III: Wings of Change was his first time voicing a role in an animated feature film. He would go onto become Raphael in Nickelodeon's very successful Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which is set to return this fall for Season 4. The show is notable for reuniting him with his The Goonies co-star Corey Feldman. Now you can here him in our exclusive clip. Be sure to check out the episode when it premieres this Monday, July 20 at 8:00 PM on Disney XD! We even two photos featuring Blaze!