Teaser of "Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy" cartoon series #NYCC2014

Guardians_of_The_Galaxy_Animated_SeriesMarvel is wisely not wasting any time taking full advantage of the newfound popularity of “The Guardians of the Galaxy” as they’re cranking out a cartoon series on its latest hit franchise set to air next year.

Production has begun on “Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy,” an upcoming animated television series for DisneyXD featuring the hugely popular characters introduced in the record-breaking Marvel Studios film of the same name.  The announcement was made today by Jeph Loeb, Marvel’s Head of Television, at New York Comic Con.  Produced by Marvel Television, the series stars Peter Quill as Star-Lord, the brash adventurer who, to save the universe from its greatest threats, joins forces with a quartet of disparate misfits — fan-favorite Rocket Raccoon, a tree-like humanoid named Groot, the enigmatic, expert fighter Gamora and the rough edged warrior Drax the Destroyer. The series will premiere in 2015 on the Marvel Universe programming block on DisneyXD.

“The movie and franchise quickly became a worldwide phenomenon. We’re looking forward to working with the great team at Marvel Television to deliver an engaging animated series that fans can enjoy each week,” said Marc Buhaj, Senior Vice President, Programming and General Manager, Disney.

“This is a very exciting time for the Marvel Animation Studio as we get to explore the cosmic side of the Marvel Universe by developing the first-ever ‘Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy’ animated series,” said Jeph Loeb, Head of Marvel Television. “After starring in the biggest movie of 2014, everyone wants more of Star-Lord and his crew – now they’ll get it.”

Produced by Marvel Animation, the series’ award-winning creative team includes executive producers Alan Fine (“Marvel’s The Avengers,” “Iron Man,” “Thor”), Dan Buckley (“Marvel’s Avengers Assemble,” “Marvel’s Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.”), Joe Quesada (“Marvel’s Avengers Assemble”) and Jeph Loeb (“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”); co-executive producers Stan Lee (“Spider-Man”), Eric Radomski (“Spawn,” “Marvel’s Avengers Assemble”), Cort Lane (“Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man”) and Stephen Wacker (“Marvel’s Avengers Assemble”); supervising producers Marty Isenberg (“Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters”) and Harrison Wilcox (“Marvel’s Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.”); consulting producer Steven Melching (“Marvel’s Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.”); and supervising director Leo Riley (“TRON: Uprising”).

I’m not quite sure what I think of it, but it has to be better than the sad travesty that is “Avengers Assemble.”

What’s your take?

  • Fred

    You think ‘Avengers Assemble’ is a sad travesty, don’t you think you’re overreacting a little bit there my friend. While I don’t think ‘Avengers Assemble’ is quite as good as ‘Earth’s Mightiest Heroes’, it’s pretty good. Did you see the latest episode ‘Thanos Rising’, if that’s an example of what Thanos will be like on the big screen The Avengers will be in big trouble man haha, he’s an absolute beast. I think ‘Avengers Assemble’ has to start introducing and featuring characters like Black Panther, Dr. Strange, Ms. Marvel, Scarlet Witch, Vision and Quicksilver for starters. I’m looking forward to seeing how the GOTG show is, Jeff the Bluray/DVD is releasing December 9th.

  • Man, it is for sidelining one of my all-time favorites in EMH 😉

    It’s still sticking with the movie team? That’s disappointing.

    Me too. Yep. All set for it!

  • Fred

    Seeing what I’ve seen so far season two already looks like it has the potential to better than season one was, in season one they mostly just focused on the Kabal. Tell me it didn’t excite you when you seen the Red Skull uncharacteristically shaking and trembling like that. I knew when Red Skull was shivering like that there s a force far more dangerous AND threatening then Skull could ever dream of being, and when you heard the word Thanos you knew it was on. I mean he was just throwing the Avengers around like rag dolls, and that was without the Infinity Gauntlet. The only thing they could do and blast him halfway across the universe but you know he’ll be back and even more pissed off haha. If Marvel does Thanos justice on the big screen, he’s going to be like no villain we’ve seen before, and I think the same thing applies to Ultron in many aspects. If those rumors turn out to be true about the Infinity Gauntlet storyline being made over two Avengers films instead of just one, it would make sense seeing just how powerful, massive, menacing and threatening Thanos is.