Hero Project

2019 television series

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Hero Project
Marvel's Hero Project logo.png
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes20 (list of episodes)
Executive producers
Production companies
DistributorDisney Platform Distribution
Original networkDisney+
Original releaseNovember 12, 2019 (2019-11-12) –
March 20, 2020 (2020-03-20)
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Marvel's Hero Project is a documentary streaming television series by Marvel New Media for Disney+ streamed from November 12, 2019.[1]


The series will follow the young heroes who are making remarkable and positive change across communities by dedicating their lives in selfless acts of bravery and kindness.[1][2] Every kid who features in the show will have their own Marvel comic.[3]

In life, it doesn’t take wearing a suit of iron, carrying a mythical hammer or swinging from spider webs to be a real hero. Sometimes the person who can make a positive difference in the world is the person who simply sees a problem and has the passion to find a creative solution.


No.TitleNameCauseOriginal release date [1]
1"Sensational Jordan"Jordan Reeves"Born Just Right" for supporting Disability and Inclusive DesignNovember 12, 2019 (2019-11-12)
Jordan Reeves, who was born with a limb difference, created a prosthetic arm that can shoot glitter called "Project Unicorn", conducted support activities for people with disabilities, allowing them to make their own inclusive designs, and co-founded an organization for supporting people with disabilities called Born Just Right with her mother.
2"Incredible Elijah"Elijah LeeChild Abuse PreventionNovember 15, 2019 (2019-11-15)
11 year old Elijah Lee heard that his friend was abused by her parents, told her to get help, started learning more about child abuse, and spread awareness by hosting sermons and organizing child abuse awareness marches.
3"Unstoppable Adonis"Adonis WattAccessibility for the visually impairedNovember 22, 2019 (2019-11-22)
Adonis Watt, who was born into a sporting family lost his eyesight due to congenital glaucoma when he was five years old shattering his dreams of becoming a football player. However instead of giving up his dreams he quickly adjusted to the circumstances and became a national sensation when he scored two touchdowns being his team's running back in 2018.
4"Here Comes Hailey"Hailey RichmanAlzheimer's supportNovember 29, 2019 (2019-11-29)
12 year old Hailey Richman created a volunteer group called Puzzle Time that bring kids and Alzheimers patients together with puzzles. after seeing her grandmother battle with Alzheimer’s disease. She also launched Kid Caregivers, a resource that offers support to kids taking care of family members with Alzheimers and which connects young volunteers with dementia patients.
5"Mighty Rebekah"Rebekah BruesehoffLGBTQ CommunityDecember 6, 2019 (2019-12-06)
Rebekah, a 12 year old trans girl, transitioned at the age of 8 with the help of her parents. She became actively involved in LGBTQ support when the Trump administration took a firm stance against rights for trans students. She also championed LGBT-inclusive education in New Jersey.
6"Make Way for Jakhil"Jahkil Naeem Jackson"Project I Am" for Alleviating HomelessnessDecember 13, 2019 (2019-12-13)
Jahkil distributes Blessing Bags full of essential items to help the homeless people in his city.
7"Dazzling Lorelei"Lorelei McIntyre-BrewerCardiac CareDecember 20, 2019 (2019-12-20)
Born with half a heart, Lorelei makes sure other kids like her get the cardiac care they need.
8"Battlin' Braden"Braden BakerProviding Hearing aidDecember 27, 2019 (2019-12-27)
Braden travels the world delivering hearing aids, just like his own, to those who need them.
9"Radiant Jayera"Jayera GriffinCommunity ServiceJanuary 3, 2020 (2020-01-03)
Jayera works to level the playing field for those who could use support in hard financial times.
10"Spectacular Sidney"Sidney KeysLiteracy services for African American youthJanuary 10, 2020 (2020-01-10)
Sidney empowers other boys, encouraging literacy and bringing awareness to African-American stories.
11"Thrilling Tokata"Tokata Iron EyesStorytelling to empower indigenous youthJanuary 17, 2020 (2020-01-17)
12"High-Kickin' Izzy"TBATBAJanuary 24, 2020 (2020-01-24)
13"Soaring Seamus"TBATBAJanuary 31, 2020 (2020-01-31)
14"Dynamic Daniella"TBATBAFebruary 7, 2020 (2020-02-07)
15"Roving Robbie"TBATBAFebruary 14, 2020 (2020-02-14)
16"Genesis the Amazing Animal Ally"TBATBAFebruary 21, 2020 (2020-02-21)
17"Superior Salvador"TBATBAFebruary 28, 2020 (2020-02-28)
18"Genius Gitanjali"Gitanjali RaoGirls in STEM, Developed ThethysMarch 6, 2020 (2020-03-06)
12 year old Indian-American Gitanjali Rao is curious by nature, when visiting India she had a question as to why people were drinking water after warming. When Flint water crisis arose she thought of developing a sensor for detecting Lead based on an MIT paper using Carbon tubes for detecting air poisoning and named it THETHYS for which she won 2017 3M Young Scientist Lab. She also participates actively in teaching Kindergarten students STEM and her innovations.
19"Astonishing Austin"AustinGrowing food to end HungerMarch 13, 2020 (2020-03-13)
Austin knowing scarcity of food from his experience, started to grow a garden where people are allowed to take what ever people need.
20"High-Flying Hailey"HaileyCommunity Support for Cognitive diseasesMarch 20, 2020 (2020-03-20)
Hailey when realized her twin sister Livy’s ongoing medical care was putting a strain on her family’s finances, she with help from her parents and community, Hailey founded a kids’ organization to provide community outreach and support for families with kids having Cognitive diseases.


The series is announced as one of the two documentaries by Marvel for Disney+ on April 10, 2019.[4] The editors at Marvel Comics found some innovative ways to include these kids as superheros and to surprise them by revealing they are immortalised in Marvel Comics.[5][6][3]

Anyone can watch this show and feel like they can go out and do something. It helps families talk about difficult issues.

— Sarah Amos


The first episode of the series launched on November 12, 2019 as one of the first titles for Disney+ with a new episode on every Friday.[1] The series has 20 episodes in total.[5]


At D23 Expo the series conducted a panel and explained about the series and revealed the release plan.[1] On October 1, 2019, the first full trailer was released by Disney+.[6] At New York Comic Con in early October, the first episode was screen by Marvel featuring Jordan Reeves, creator of Project Unicorn.[7] Later on the day an exclusive clip was released online from the first episode.


The comics will be available on Marvel Unlimited and Marvel Digital Comic Store for free concurrent with the episodes.[6][3]


The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported a 91% approval rating for the first season with an average rating of 8.38/10, based on 10 reviews. The website's critical consensus reads, "A heartwarming and powerful glimpse into the lives of some real life heroes, Marvel's Hero Project finds inspiration in a new generation of innovators".[8] Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned a score of 54 out of 100 based on 5 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[9]

Dave Trumbore writing for Collider said, "Disney+ delivers an endearing, empowering docuseries".[10] CNET's Bonnie Burton said, "Marvel's Hero Project on Disney Plus spotlights real kids making a difference."[11] Matt Fowler for IGN said. "Marvel's Hero Project is a well-intentioned and nicely-presented packaging of profiles featuring some uniquely inspiring young warriors willfully making the world a better place. It's not entirely suited for a 30 minute format, and you can often feel the strain, but it's never not uplifting."[12] Common Sense Media rated the documentary 5 out of 5 stars, stating : "Marvel's Hero Project is an uplifting series that profiles heroic tweens and teens who are taking leadership roles in their communities and proactively trying to making a positive difference in the world".[13]


Year Award Category Outcome Ref(s)
2020 Online Film & Television Association TV Awards Best Children's Program Runner-up [14][15]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "D23 Expo 2019: 'Marvel's Hero Project' Heading to Disney+ On November 12". Marvel Entertainment. Retrieved August 25, 2019.
  2. ^ "'Marvel's Hero Project': Release date, plot, and everything you need to know about the upcoming documentary on Disney +". meaww. Retrieved September 15, 2019.
  3. ^ a b c "Marvel's Hero Project Trailer Released for Disney+". ComicBook. Retrieved October 1, 2019.
  4. ^ "'Marvel's Hero Project' and 'Marvel's 616' Heading to Disney+". Marvel Entertainment. Retrieved August 25, 2019.
  5. ^ a b "Real People. Real Heroes: "Marvel's Hero Project" Series for Disney+". insidethemagic. Retrieved September 9, 2019.
  6. ^ a b c "'Marvel's Hero Project' Trailer: Disney+ Spotlights Extraordinary And Inspiring Real-Life Kid Heroes". Retrieved October 1, 2019.
  8. ^ "Marvel's Hero Project: Season 1 (2019)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved November 21, 2019.
  9. ^ "Marvel's Hero Project – TV Show Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved November 19, 2019.
  10. ^ Trumbore, Davedate=November 4, 2019. "'Marvel's Hero Project' Review: Disney+ Delivers an Endearing, Empowering Docuseries".
  11. ^ Burton, Bonnie. "Marvel's Hero Project on Disney Plus spotlights real kids making a difference". CNET.
  12. ^ "Disney Plus: Marvel's Hero Project Premiere Review". IGN. November 7, 2019.[dead link]
  13. ^ "Marvel's Hero Project - TV Review". www.commonsensemedia.org. November 9, 2019. Retrieved November 24, 2020.
  14. ^ "24th Annual TV Awards (2019-20) - Online Film & Television Association". Retrieved November 24, 2020.
  15. ^ "Online Film & Television Association (2020)". IMDb. Retrieved November 24, 2020.

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