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Animated Black Panther Coming June 23

Get ready for Black Panther: Who Is the Black Panther?

BLACK PANTHER: WHO IS THE BLACK PANTHER?
Marvel Knights Animation is proud to announce BLACK PANTHER: WHO IS THE BLACK PANTHER?, a 12-episode, weekly, all-new series debuting on iTunes, Xbox LIVE, Microsoft Zune and PlayStation®Network on June 23rd.

Inspired by the acclaimed graphic novel from respected filmmaker/producer Reginald Hudlin and legendary comic book artist John Romita Jr, BLACK PANTHER: WHO IS THE BLACK PANTHER? introduces viewers to the Black Panther, the warrior king of Wakanda, a technologically advanced nation in the heart of Africa. As outside forces conspire to plunder this proud nation, the Black Panther will face his greatest threats as he meets Klaw, the man who murdered his father.

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"The positive responses to news of the show have been so overwhelming, it's great to finally make the Black Panther series available to everyone," said Hudlin. "Audiences get caught up on many levels - seeing John Romita Jr's art come to life; the quality of the voice work by an award winning cast; the boldness of the politics, the music and humor. But see it for yourself!"

Romita Jr added, "The reaction by any person, upon viewing footage of a black panther, is universal: Awe. There is no more elegant a creature on the face of the planet. The creation of the character by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, in a turbulent political time, maintained that quality. Reggie Hudlin's updated version follows that and adds an amazing, cinematic flair to it. In my opinion, reading, and now viewing, the Black Panther series is much akin to witnessing a panther in person. Enjoy the elegance of the story, the elegance of the actors, their voices, their words, and....the imagery."

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This exciting series also features the voices of major celebrities including Academy Award-nominee Djimon Hounsou as Black Panther; Jill Scott as Storm, Kerry Washington as Princess Shuri; Alfre Woodard as both Dondi Reese and Queen Mother; Carl Lumbly as Uncle S'Yan; and comics legend Stan Lee in a special role.

Leanr more about BLACK PANTHER: WHO IS THE BLACK PANTHER? right now at www.marvel.com/blackpanther

 

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coaltiger
coaltiger

you have to admit that b.e.t. is notorious for letting us (adult black people with brains)down so no suprise there. so marvel put B.P. on dvd (like the x-men series) i'll buy it for sure!

Thanosi
Thanosi

Hudlin's Black Panther issues on which this is based are some of the worst comics I've ever read, and I don't make that claim lightly, so I can't pretend this is exciting news wherever it's available

rizzo4d
rizzo4d

This is BULL! They couldn't get Nicktoons,Cartoon Network or Disney to pick this up? I guess I'll call my bootlegger!

InsignificantCel
InsignificantCel

Marvel web guys that website only takes me to a blank page the covers up this article's information in less words minus voice cast

ik2dae
ik2dae

who care about BET that channel sucks anyways. another thing that sucks is im for sure not going to pay a penny to watch the show. the show does look good tho, sorry guys.

armystrong59
armystrong59

iam sad that BET didn't close the deal on this.

tylontrix
tylontrix

Yes this is truly a sad turn of events. Sad that we won't get a mature animated series of an ICONIC Black/African/African-American super hero, who is the heart and soul of a proud African Nation...I guess we'll just have to make do with having the Boondocks...where B!tches, H@es, and Ni$$as are common grounds for entertaining the Black/African/African-American community. Thanks, you guys work so hard!

cavehero
cavehero

American Censorship politics is crazy

armystrong59
armystrong59

i am very disappointed that BET could not come to terms with marvel to show the black panther.

flexman
flexman

Why didn't BET pick this up? Because it makes Black people look too good? I'm diappointed...

flexman
flexman

Why couldn't they get this on a network? Because it's a black character? Come on...

grkpektis
grkpektis

So were they ever going to show it on BET or was it all bull to steal our hard earned money (again). Well to hell with that I am pirating it