Cartoon Network Orders Season of "Marvel Super Hero Squad"
Variety is reporting that Cartoon Network has acquired a full 26-episode season of Marvel Super Hero Squad, bringing some of its most iconic superheroes to the screen in late 2009. Voice talent will include Tom Kenny, Charlie Adler, Steve Blum, and Grey Delisle. Alan Fine, Simon Phillips and Eric S. Rollman will serve as executive producers.
UPDATED: The official press release announcing the acquisition follows.
All-New Marvel Super Hero Squad Animated Series to Debut on Cartoon Network in Late 2009
Cartoon Network has picked up 26 episodes of the all-new Marvel Super Hero Squad animated series to debut on the network in late 2009. Marvel Super Hero Squad is an action-packed show featuring super-stylized versions of its most popular characters including Captain America, Silver Surfer, Hulk, Wolverine and Iron Man.
When the greatest heroes on the planet unite to face the world’s greatest villains, you get the biggest, most family-friendly Super Hero team-up in TV history… Super Hero Squad. It’s no small job protecting Super Hero City from VillainVille’s infamous criminals… but Iron Man, Wolverine, the Hulk, the Silver Surfer, Thor and the Falcon are always up for the job.
Shouting “Hero Up!” as they rush into battle, the Squad must keep Dr. Doom’s allies from gathering pieces of the Infinity Sword. Otherwise, Doom will use the Sword to rule the universe! Luckily, the City is filled with Marvel Super Hero guest-stars to help out in a pinch. These brave heroes totally deliver the action – but with plenty of humor on the side.
Marvel has attracted some superstar talent to play the roles of the dynamic heroes and villans of Marvel Super Hero Squad including: Tom Kenny (Spongebob), Charlie Adler (Transformers 1 & 2), Steve Blum (Wolverine and the X-Men, Hulk Vs.) and Grey DeLisle (Fairly Oddparents and The Replacements).
Marvel has also secured some superstar talent to play the guest-stars of Marvel Super Hero Squad including: Wayne Knight (Seinfeld), LeVar Burton (Reading Rainbow, Star Trek: The Next Generation), Michelle Trachtenberg (Gossip Girl, 17 Again, Buffy), Greg Grunberg (Heroes), Lena Headey (Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles, 300), Adrian Pasdar (Heroes), Tricia Helfer (Battlestar Galatica), Jennifer Morrison (House), Tamera Mowry (Twitches and Sister, Sister), Robert Englund (A Nightmare on Elm Street films) and Stan Lee as the Mayor of Super Hero City.
Eric Rollman, Marvel’s President of Animation commented; “We are thrilled to have Cartoon Network as the U.S home for the show and appreciate the hard work everyone at the network have put into making this deal come to fruition. Marvel Super Hero Squad represents many firsts for Marvel in that it’s our first Marvel Universe show inclusive of characters from across the many worlds of Marvel and our first action series with a humorous twist. The commitment both Marvel and Cartoon Network have made to this show should establish it as an evergreen fixture for both companies for many years to come.”
Hasbro, the world’s leader in action figures, is the Master Licensee for Marvel Super Hero Squad toys which have already seen success at retail.
Executive Producers: Alan Fine, Simon Phillips and Eric S. Rollman
Co-Executive Producer: Joe Quesada
Supervising Producer: Cort Lane
Producer: Dana Booton
Supervising Director: Mitch Schauer
Production Studio: Film Roman and Marvel Animation
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