LeBron plans online animated series

Published Jan. 18, 2011 12:00 a.m. ET

LeBron James is going back to cartoons.

The NBA's two-time reigning MVP and Spring Hill Productions formally announced plans Tuesday for a 10-episode digital series to be distributed online and slated to launch early this year.

The idea for the show is based somewhat on a recent series of Nike television commercials that showed James, a forward for the Miami Heat, as several different animated characters.

In a statement, James says the show ''is a great way to show youths of all ages how to be a good person.''

Episodes will be hosted on YouTube.