Disney starts work on new 'Kid Knievel'

Kaptain Robbie Knievel helping with production of 2-D animated comedy

WALT DISNEY Television Animation has begun production on Kid Knievel, a 2D-animated comedy series about a 12-year-old boy who aspires to become the world's greatest daredevil.

Son of the King of the Daredevils Kaptain Robbie Knievel is helping out the show as a stunt consultant, which is due to premiere late in 2009.

Created by Sandro Corsaro, Kid Knievel is about Francis Little, a boy who overcomes incredible obstacles in his quest to become famous for his death-defying acts. Inspired by Robbie Knievel, Francis pursues his daily dose of danger with his loyal friends Gunther and Sam by his side.