Rise of the Rookies
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Year 2010
Director Mark Baldo

Rise of the Rookies is the first-ever Hero Factory feature-length film. It was directed by Mark Baldo and split into four parts to be broadcast as a television show.


Welcome to the Hero Factory. A place where the most advanced and skilled Heroes in the universe are built to serve one function – saving the world from evil.

The Alpha 1 Team leader Stormer is the best and toughest Hero at the Hero Factory. It helps that he has Bulk and Stringer on his team, but he is driven by something deep inside of him. Years ago, when he was still just a Rookie, he was on a dangerous mission. Their leader was wounded and it was up to Stormer and his fellow Rookie, Von Ness, to save New Stellac City. But Von Ness deserted him, and Stormer was forced to go into battle alone. He succeeded that day, just like he has on every mission since then, but he still carries around the feeling that something is left unfinished. A new Rookie team has been assigned to complete their training with Stormer and his crew. Furno looks to be the best Rookie the Factory has seen since Stormer was a Rookie himself. He takes his position as a Hero in training very seriously and yearns for Stormer’s approval, and will push himself to do whatever it takes to get it. He’s joined by fellow Rookies Breez and Surge, as they try to prove to Stormer and each other why they are ready to become true Heroes. As the six Heroes begin to work together on their missions, they start to realize that the bad guys they fight against are working for someone. Someone from Stormer's past, with an evil agenda to take down the Hero Factory and Stormer himself.


Trials of Furno

Stormer and his crew try to protect some dangerous explosives from the evil XPlode and Rotor; the crew must help train a rookie named Furno.

Core Crisis

After a training mission, Stormer and Furno's cores need a recharge; Bulk and Stringer get into trouble on a mission.

The Enemy Within

When Stormer is struck with a virus that penetrates his core, Furno tries to help him fight his way back.

Von Nebula

The identity of the criminal mastermind is revealed to be a former rookie.


Actor/Actress Role(s)
John Schneider Preston Stormer
Christopher B. Duncan Dunkan Bulk
Stephen Stanton Jimi Stringer
Eric Christian Olsen William Furno
Bryton James Mark Surge
Jean Louisa Kelly Natalie Breez / Lucy
Malcolm Mcdowell Akiyama Makuro
Henry Winkler Nathaniel Zib
Mark Hamill Von Ness / Von Nebula
Joel Swetow Rotor / Meltdown
Jeff Glen Bennett XPlode / Various Other Voices
Fred Tatasciore Thunder / Various Other Voices
Charlie Adler Corroder / Chief Drax
Jennifer Coolidge Daniella Capricorn

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