Marvel Animation is expanding its slate of offerings with 26 action-packed half-hour episodes of an all-new animated television series based on THOR. The THOR series will be self-produced by Marvel and is scheduled to launch fall 2010 following Marvel's live-action THOR feature film in summer of 2010.
The THOR animated series is an all new-property featuring one of Marvel's longtime favorite characters a superhero based on the thunder god of Norse mythology. The animated series will follow Thor as he defends his mythical home of Asgard against fantastical villains, fiendish hordes, winged creatures and angry giants. The show will take place in various wondrous worlds from mountainous landscapes to places of icy mists and fiery voids. Thor will be surrounded by many companions on his journey that are sure to add to the action and adventure of this series.
Eric Rollman, Marvel's President of Animation said the plan is for Marvel to follow each tentpole film with an animated series to continue awareness for the franchises.
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 (a co-production with Toonz Ent., Singapore and First Serve International) and IRON MAN ARMORED ADVENTURES (a co-production with France-based Method Films) 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. The new BLACK PANTHER ANIMATED SERIES 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 including Captain America, Silver Surfer, Hulk, Wolverine and Iron Man. The series features the great heroic story telling Marvel is known for and adds a touch of comedy to the mix. Following Marvel's live-action feature film release, AVENGERS, in the summer of 2011, Marvel will premiere its self-produced 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.