Geez how could I resist NOT writing about this.
For those of you not familiar with the title, this is an upcoming cartoon show aimed at kids about a boy who finds a magic ring in his deceased aunt's estate. The ring grants superpowers to it's wearer BUT there is a catch, the ring is meant for a girl to wear.
The pilot ran a few years ago on Disney (that's how I missed it) as part of their Shorty McShorts' Shorts series, you can see the pilot here www.viddler.com/v/d0371341
A funny enough premise but you can see how it might be controversial so nothing was heard of a series.
Here's the new opening for the show
It's still a funny idea and I look forward to seeing the show.
No word on if it's even going to run in the US yet.
Couple of things about it that could get controversial.
It's not established if the kid actually becomes a girl or just gets the costume and hair & makeup, although in the pilot when he transforms back he DOES say "I'm a dude again"
His attitude towards being Shezow, he likes the powers but not the costume and the fact he at least looks like a girl, that is likely to get some bad reactions from the womens groups.
The fact his best friend is in love with Shezow will probably also get some flak.
Me, I just hope it runs over here, it looks like it'll be funny.
There is even some nice fanart all ready.