The KID, an imaginative and odd 9 year old boy who lives with his free-spirited Grandpa in a sparsely populated town accidentally finds and activates 5 cosmic rings of power in a space ship wreck, sending a signal out of the whereabouts of the most powerful and desirable artifacts in the cosmos. Now the Earth is about to be ground zero for an epic battle for ultimate power! The KID gives the rest of the powerful rings to locals who become the good guys… even though they’re bad at it.
Kid Cosmic is the newest animated series created by Craig McCracken (The Powerpuff Girls) and combines a fresh take on superheroes with a vintage esthetic. In interviews McCracken said that he was influenced by the design simplicity found in Hergé’s Tintin comics. He also sited newer creators like Alex Hirsch and Rebecca Sugar inspiring him to explore long form storytelling in Kid Cosmic.
Cartoons with character development was something McCracken had wanted to do for a long time but fount it difficult on with the restrictions on network TV. Seeing as Kid Cosmic is a Netflix original, McCracken will have more room for creative expression. As someone who grew up during the golden age of Cartoon Network it’s great to see creators like Craig McCracken continue to create great shows for new generations.
Kid Cosmic will be streaming on Netflix February 2nd.