Friday, November 30, 2012
Calvin Johnson in new animated series
By Playbook Trending
Calvin Johnson on his character: "He's a cool, real smooth, chill, laid-back kind of guy like me."
"NFL Rush Zone: Season of the Guardians," an original half-hour animated series will debut tonight at 9 p.m. on Nicktoons with an encore on NFL Network, Saturday at 7:00 a.m. Check out a clip here.
In the series premiere, "Lions, Texans & Turkeys, Oh My!" kid protagonist Ishmael is aided on his mission by Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson, who voices his animated persona.
"Being a fan of cartoons from a young age motivated me to be in the series. Being able to have my voice as a part of one is a cool thing," Johnson told Playbook in a statement. "Kids love their NFL athletes. I believe that having an animated series may bring them a little closer to the game of football."