CHICAGO - If anything can ease the sting of your end of summer vacation, it’s a few good laughs.
Today, Tubi announced the premiere date for "Tales of a Fifth Grade Robin Hood," a back-to-school comedy starring "Saturday Night Live" icon Jon Lovitz.
The film, which also stars Chase Brown of the buzzy Amazon series "The Underground Railroad," will arrive exclusively on the free streaming platform on Friday, August 27.
About "Tales of a Fifth Grade Robin Hood"
In a press release, the platform described the film’s premise:
In addition to Lovitz and the up-and-coming Brown, the cast includes Iliana Perez ("Coche Bomba") and Jayden Scala ("American Princess").
The film comes from The Asylum — the folks behind "Sharknado" — and boasts a script by Ryan Ebert ("San Andreas Mega Quake") and Anna Rasmussen ("Jurassic School"). The director is Dylan Vox ("The Christmas Sitters").
"Tales of a Fifth Grade Robin Hood" is one of over 40 titles in Tubi’s Back-to-School programming roster, a list that includes numerous chapters of the "Monster High" franchise, as well as the Zendaya-starring "Zapped," "The Karate Kid," "Teen Star Academy," "Jurassic School," "Mr. Frog" and "Leo the Wildlife Ranger," to name a few.
Tubi partners with Kids In Need Foundation
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In addition, Tubi also announced that it will be partnering with the Kids In Need Foundation to provide "vital school supplies and learning tools to under-resourced teachers and students nationwide."
The national nonprofit "believes every child in America deserves equal opportunity and access to a quality education, and "focuses on creating equity in education by providing school supplies and learning tools to under-resourced teachers and students nationwide with a focus on schools with a student enrollment of 70 percent or more participating in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)."
In 2020, the Kids in Need Foundation supported five million students and 205,000 teachers in underserved schools.
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About the writer: Allison Shoemaker is a Chicago-based pop-culture critic and journalist. She is the author of "How TV Can Make You Smarter," and a member of the Television Critics Association and the Chicago Film Critics Association. She is also a producer and co-host for the Podlander Presents network of podcasts. Find her on Twitter and Instagram at @allisonshoe. Allison is a Tomatometer-approved Top Critic on Rotten Tomatoes.