Nicktoons Announces New Animated Creature Show 'Monsuno'

Sounding like a mix of Hal Clement's Needle (and the manga it inspired 7 Billion Needles) crossed with Ben 10, Monsuno is the newest series to hit the Nicktoons lineup starting at the end of the month in the U.S. and this summer worldwide. It involves a group of kids given powers by ancient alien DNA fighting the titular monsters to stave off the apocalypse.

The series is a collaboration between JAKKS Pacific, Inc. & Dentsu Entertainment USA, along with card game company TOPPS, so expect the requisite collectible card game and toys in no time.

Find out more about the show after the break.

Here's the summary of the new series and its premiere episodes:

Millions of years ago, Monsuno, a living DNA, hitched a ride to Earth in a concentrated asteroid pocket. When it landed on Earth, the impact drove the dinosaurs into extinction. The Monsuno DNA lay dormant until a scientist named Jeredy Suno activated it, sending a rippling wave of movement back into action. By doing so, Jeredy may have reignited the end of the world but he also created its salvation, the Monsuno monsters. Now, it’s up to his son Chase to learn the secrets of Monsuno and help save the world from impending destruction.

In the series debut episode, “Clash” (premiering Feb. 23 at 8:00 p.m.), Chase and his two best friends learn that Jeredy is missing. Jon Ace and S.T.O.R.M. (Strategic Tactical Operatives for Recovery of Monsuno) join Chase at the lab, but it is soon revealed that they are after the fully-loaded Core that Jeredy left behind for his son. Then, in “Courage” (premiering Feb. 23 at 8:30 p.m.), Chase discovers that his father had created a Monsuno called Quickforce, who is being held captive and experimented on by S.T.O.R.M. Chase leads a brave infiltration of the S.T.O.R.M. facility in order to save Quickforce.

Monsuno premieres February 28th at 8:00 PM ET on Nicktoons with two back-to-back episodes.

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