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Marvel & Disney XD Unveil New ‘Rocket & Groot’ Animated Shorts

Passion Pictures animates 12-episode series of ‘Rocket & Groot’ animated shorts for Disney XD.

Marvel and Disney XD have announced a 12-episode series of Rocket & Groot animated shorts. The shorts follow Rocket and Groot as they try to figure out how to get enough credits to buy a new ship after their old one breaks down. A compilation of all the shorts will premiere on Disney XD at 7:00am ET/PT on April 10.

Rocket is voiced by Trevor Devall (Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, Johnny Test) and Groot is voiced by Kevin Michael Richardson (Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, The Cleveland Show).

Featuring animation by Oscar-nominated Passion Pictures, the shorts are directed by Arnaud Delord, written by Chris “Doc” Wyatt and Kevin Burke, executive produced by Cara Speller, Alan Fine, Dan Buckley, Joe Quesada, Cort Lane, and co-executive produced by Stephen Wacker and Stan Lee.

The first episode is entitled “Dream Machine,” in which Rocket & Groot find their dream ship in the Broker’s junkyard, but encounter one very expensive problem before they can buy it. Check it out in the player below:

Source: Disney XD

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.

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