Starbeam is a preschool action show that premiered on Netflix on April 3, 2020. The show is as follows:
"The show is based on Zoey, a girl in second grade. StarBeam, a superhero with unusual powers, including super-speed, super-strength, high-velocity wind breathing, and the power to build force fields with bubbles, is Zoey's alter-ego. With her catchphrase, "It's time to shine!" Zoey turns into StarBeam. Zoey inherited her superpowers from her superhero mother, WonderBeam, and follows the theme of family superheroes.
Only a few people are aware of her hidden existence in Zoey's world. These individuals include her "Gramps" non-superpower grandfather; her closest friend, Henry, a "Boost" superhero who invents devices that strengthen his superhero abilities; and a friend who gives moral encouragement, their seagull sidekick, "Kipper." Gramps, Lift, and Kipper, together, always assist Zoey to save the day."
Season 2 premiered on September 8, 2020 while a Halloween special premiered on October 6. A third season premiered on March 9, 2021.
Tropes associated with Starbeam:
- Action Mom: Zoe's mom as WonderBeam.
- Adult Fear: In "Springing StarBeam", Zoe gets worried when her mom doesn't return in time for the Easter egg hunt. So she went to rescue her on her own.
- All-CGI Cartoon: The show is animated in CGI.
- Bad is Good and Good is Bad: StarBeam offers Miserable Marla some worn-out flowers to give to her mom, which Marla sees as perfect.
- Badass Adorable: Zoe is a cute second grade girl with a wide array of powers.
- Big Bad: Todd
- Big "NO!": There's always a moment where Henry screams this in slow-motion.
- Bigfoot, Sasquatch and Yeti: SnowFoot
- The Eeyore: Miserable Marla, who's a villainous example.
- Evolving Credits: Season 3 includes Henry, Kipper, WonderBeam, and Zoe's grandpa standing besides StarBeam at the end of the Title Sequence.
- Fangirl: Stella is StarBeam's fan. As demonstrated in the episode "Superfan".
- Girlish Pigtails: Zoe and Stella
- Half-Identical Twins: Greta and Gunther
- Halloween Episode: "Halloween Hero" is about Captain Fishbeard stealing the candy and prize from a Halloween contest.
- Meganekko: Stella, Ms. Winkleman and Mayor Blumenshine
- Mission Control: Gramps works in Beam Control at the lighthouse to watch for villains and other emergencies.
- Proper Tights with a Skirt: Zoe and Miserable Marla
- Quarter Hour Short: Each episode is about 11 minutes in length.
- Robot Buddy: Henry's cleaning robot
- Secret Keeper: The only ones who know that Zoe is Starbeam are her mother, grandfather, and best friend Henry.
- The Trickster: Trixie the Pixie
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Zoe doesn't like snails, because they're slow and slimy.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Trixie has pink hair.