Exclusive: DisneyXD Launches New Animated Comedy Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja
9th Grade Ninja
Who knew Jean-Ralphio had so many stealth moves up his sleeves? Ben Schwartz, probably best known as the self-proclaimed baller on Parks and Recreation, voices the lead character on Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja, a new animated comedy set to debut next month on Disney XD.
In Randy Cunningham, Schwartz plays a high school freshman who discovers the "NinjaNomicon," an 800 year-old Ninja guide book. Now Randy, with the help of his best friend Howard, must battle evil while navigating high school and keeping his secret identity a secret.
Schwartz (whose credits also include House of Lies) stars with Andrew Caldwell (Hannah Montana) as Howard Weinerman; Kevin Michael Richardson (The Penguins of Madagascar) as Willem Viceroy III; John DiMaggio (Futurama) as Hannibal McFist; and Dave Wittenberg as Bash Johnson.
Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja also stars Community's Jim Rash as Principal Slimovitz; Tim Curry (The Rocky Horror Picture Show) as The Sorcerer; Megan Mullally (Will & Grace) as Mrs. Driscoll; and John Oliver (The Daily Show) as Coach Green.
Disney XD will preview a full episode of the show via the WATCH Disney XD app and online at WATCHDisneyXD.com starting Saturday, Aug. 11. A preview of the episode "Last Stall on the Left," in which Randy finds the Ninja outfit, will air on Monday, Aug. 13 at 9/8c on Disney XD. Immediately after that, the episode will be available for free download on iTunes.
The channel will also launch a Randy Cunningham web page and side-scrolling platformer game, "Randy Cunningham: Punchocalypse," on Aug. 13. Another activity, "Enter the NinjaNomicon," launches on Wednesday, Aug. 29.
That all leads up to the official series premiere of Randy Cunningham on Monday, Sept. 17 at 7/6c on DisneyXD. Jed Elinoff and Scott Thomas (Scooby Doo) created and executive produce the show.
Here are two exclusive clips from the show:
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