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Avengers animated series to debut this fall on Disney XD

The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes

The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes

As I mentioned earlier this morning, Disney confirmed this week during upfront presentations that The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes animated series will debut this fall on Disney XD, the successor of sorts to Toon Disney.

Announced in October 2008, the 52-episode series from Marvel Animation targets viewers ages 9 to 14, and will help in the marketing buildup to The First Avenger: Captain America and Thor feature films in 2011 and The Avengers in 2012.

According to a Disney press release, a 20-part “micro-series” will focus on the back story of each Avenger — Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, The Incredible Hulk, Giant Man and Wasp — followed immediately by the series premiere.

The trailer and series description for The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes can be found after the break.

“The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes” — Further aligning the strength of Marvel’s hugely popular characters and stories with the burgeoning Disney XD brand and global reach, an all-new animated series, “The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes,” will debut in fall 2010 on Disney XD and Beginning with the “Iron Man” and “Incredible Hulk” movies in 2008, the release of “Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes” follows Marvel’s overall “Avengers Assemble” strategy introducing the greatest heroes in the Marvel Universe through various content platforms, including the upcoming feature films “Iron Man 2” in May of 2010, “Thor” in May of 2011 and “Captain America” in July of 2011, all building up to the Avengers theatrical film in 2012. Produced by Marvel Animation, the animated series features 52 episodes targeted at kids 9-14, starring Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, The Incredible Hulk, Giant Man and Wasp — who form the Avengers, a team assembled when no single hero’s powers can save the world. A 20-part “micro-series” that focuses on each hero’s backstory will roll out in fall 2010 on Disney XD, immediately followed by the series premiere on Disney XD in the U.S. and, shortly thereafter, around the world. Disney XD, the single largest distributor of Marvel content around the world, currently showcases approximately 20 hours of Marvel series (including “The Spectacular Spider-Man,” “Fantastic Four” and “Iron Man”) each week.




Those are totally the gold standard for comic cartoons in a post JLU world.

There’s moments of goodness in the current FANTASTIC FOUR series, but it’s been pretty uneven.

And is it me or is the Cap in the lower right corner an homage to Rob Liefeld?

Wow, “Led by Iron Man”?

Is he really that popular with the kiddies?

“Is he really that popular with the kiddies?”

My nephew seems to like him.

And where’s the most Avengery Avenger of all? Hawkeye.


Kang’s face looked like a freak and a half. I’ve never seen him animated, but that’s never how I pictured him…

I thought Superhero Squad WAS Avengers.

I love that we’re getting the original, classic Avengers line-up. Especially thrilled for Wasp. I hope that, down the line, we see Hawkeye and Mockingbird and Ms. Marvel and the others as well.

“Wow, “Led by Iron Man”?”

“Is he really that popular with the kiddies?”

Well, let’s see… He was the star of one of the biggest movies of the past few years, and pretty much the ONLY character in the picture above that most kids can name (thanks to that aforementioned movie). Plus, he’s had a shitty recent cartoon series on Nicktoons I can only hope “Iron Teen” will be cancelled now) Sure, some kids probably know Hulk from the recent movies too. But IM was more popular than either Hulk movie, and I don’t think Hulk’s gonna be leading the team.

Yeah, Cap should be leading the team but there’s been no Cap movie (yet) for the kiddies to latch on to.

I guess there’s that Super Hero Squad show too, but isn’t that aimed at a younger crowd than this show will be targeted at? I’ve never seen it.

Anyhow, I’ll check The Avengers out when it premieres. I can only hope the writing will be on par with the JL/JLU series. If not, I won’t waste my time. It would be nice to actually see a well-written animated Marvel show for once.

That promo art is not a good sign though. As was pointed out earlier, Cap looks he has those Liefeld pecs , and Iron Man’s mask looks all weird too. So does Ant Man for that matter, but then I’ve always found Ant Man ridiculous anyhow. Yet Wasp doesn’t bother me… Go figure.

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