Created by DiC Productions, L.P.
Directed by Michael Maliani
Starring MC Hammer
Voices of Neil Crone
Clark Johnson
Jeff Jones
Miguel Lee
Joe Matheson
Susan Roman
Ron Rubin
Carmen Twillie
Louise Vallance
Maurice Dean Wint
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 13
Executive producer(s) Andy Heyward
Louis Burrell
Producer(s) Kevin O' Donnell
Editor(s) Mark A. McNally
Susan Odjakjian
Running time 23 minutes
Production company(s) DIC Entertainment
Bustin' Productions, Inc
Original network ABC
Original release September 7 – December 7, 1991

Hammerman is a Saturday morning cartoon, produced by DIC Entertainment and starring pop rapper MC Hammer, which aired for thirteen episodes on ABC in 1991.


Youth center worker Stanley Burrell (Hammer's real name) owns a pair of magical dancing shoes (which are alive and can speak), which when worn cause Burrell to transform into the superhero Hammerman. He frequently gets advice from his "Gramps", who was a former owner of the shoes and was known as Soulman. While in the guise of Hammerman, Burrell was dressed in MC Hammer's signature purple parachute pants and myriad golden chains.

The show was hosted by the real MC Hammer, who also sang the show's theme song, telling about the origin of Hammerman. Back in the 1960s and 1970s, Gramps (real name unrevealed) was the superhero Soulman, but as he grew older, he grew weaker and was forced to retire. Gramps and his granddaughter Jodie traveled to find the next new superhero. Their search was over when they met Stanley and he put on the shoes. Each episode, Hammerman faced various social issues; at the end of each episode, a puppet version of the magic shoes would speak to a live child audience and provide methods the children could use to address these issues themselves.


The order airdates of episodes are unknown:


Additional voices


Critical reception

Home video

From 1992–1993, 3 of the 13 episodes were released on video: "Rapoleon", "Defeated Graffiti", and "Winnie's Winner".


  1. Ross, Dalton (September 16, 2006). "Giving Him Paws". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved October 10, 2013.

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