Donny Osmond is gearing up to battle the GoBots.
Not to mention the Wuzzles, the Gummi Bears, and even Rainbow Brite. The pop signer's Newport Beach production company, Donny Osmond Entertainment Corp., has signed a contract with Marvel Productions Ltd. of Van Nuys to co-develop and co-produce a Saturday morning cartoon show, tentatively called "S.T.R.I.K.E.," according to William L. Waite III, president and chief executive of Osmond's publicly traded company.
The animated show, about a super-powered rock group, will probably be released for the 1987 television season, Waite said. The deal with Marvel was signed in late March, although Osmond's company did not confirm the contract until late Wednesday afternoon. Contract details were not disclosed.
Although Osmond did perform on a demonstration tape, the cartoon show will not feature the Irvine resident as a character or singer. But the 27-year-old performer did help devise the concept and is writing much of the music, Waite said.