By Ryan Penagos and Marc Strom
In 2009, Marvel is bringing its iconic heroes Wolverine and Iron Man from the page and big screen to television in two brand-new animated series airing on Nicktoons. The two shows, "Wolverine and the X-Men" and "Iron Man Armored Adventures," will each feature 26 action-packed, half-hour episodes that follow the respective heroes through dynamic action, adventure and drama as they face foes both familiar and new to their fans. Marvel Animation has also partnered with BET Networks to produce an animated series based on the legendary Marvel hero, the Black Panther, which is slated to premiere on BET Networks in the summer of 2009. In fall of 2009, Marvel will premiere its self-produced all-new "Super Hero Squad" animated series, an action-packed show featuring super-stylized versions of its most popular characters. The series features the great heroic storytelling Marvel is known for and adds a touch of comedy to the mix.
On the heels of Marvel's live action "Thor" feature film in 2010, Marvel has also announced "Thor: The Animated Series," an all new-property that will follow Thor as he defends his mythical home of Asgard against fantastical villains, fiendish hordes, winged creatures and angry giants. All of this leads up to "The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes" in the fall of 2011, showcasing the best of the best in the Marvel Universe in 26 episodes of an all-new animated series following what is sure to be a blockbuster theatrical release in summer of the same year. Come and meet the creators of these all-new Marvel properties and get all of the details firsthand!
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