1. View our list of the Top 10 Characters That Need a DC Animated Film. Click here.
    Dismiss Notice
  2. We are looking for a volunteer to help out with entering the DC and Marvel comics solicitations. If you are interested, please contact Harley.
    Dismiss Notice

"Ant-Man" and "Rocket and Groot" Shorts by French Animation Studio confirmed

Discussion in 'The Marvel Animation Forum' started by Choppasmith, Jun 7, 2016.

  1. Frontier

    Frontier Moderator
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    May 28, 2010
    Messages:
    11,780
    Likes Received:
    4,029
    Heh. It was the same for me, actually (and Jan as well) :D.

    Especially given he's a non-entity in the main cartoons :ack:.

    Though it doesn't look like Jan will be as lucky :sad:.
     
  2. Dustellar

    Dustellar Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2012
    Messages:
    292
    Likes Received:
    167
    This isn't only about Hank, it's about Jan too... it's incredible that both founding Avengers in comics aren't relevant in current Marvel Animation universe, not even in some shorts! anyway, nothing against Scott, but at least base it on comics, you know... he as Ant-Man, Cassie as Stature/Stinger and without romantic relation with Wasp, that will be Hope here, but no! this is full synergy... well, 90% if we consider that the costume is based on comics, what's next? Luis confirmed?
     
    • Like Like x 1
  3. RoryWilliams

    RoryWilliams Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2010
    Messages:
    10,063
    Likes Received:
    612
    Comics history is not something that's gonna be an overly huge concern to them since most people don't actually read comics. I know that's probably upsetting to some but literally the only reason the shorts are even happening is because of the sudden interest in the character after the success of the movie.

    There's a reason they weren't doing Ant-Man and Groot shorts 6 years ago.
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
  4. Frontier

    Frontier Moderator
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    May 28, 2010
    Messages:
    11,780
    Likes Received:
    4,029
    The only reason I thought it might be focused on Hank and Jan was because of the talk about it having a "retro" feel, with Hank and Janet being portrayed in the movies as the "retro" Ant-Man and Wasp.

    But obviously what that really meant was that Scott's adventures will just be portrayed like it's from an old Tales of Suspense issue :sweat:.
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
  5. TheLemsterPju

    TheLemsterPju Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2015
    Messages:
    1,152
    Likes Received:
    590
    That was what I was expecting too. Something set in the 70s involving Hank Pym and Janet during their "glory days".

    Although, the red shades are the helmet are a little wonky for the helmet design IMO.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  6. lucas

    lucas Member

    Joined:
    May 22, 2017
    Messages:
    39
    Likes Received:
    3
    I would love to see an animated series of ant man from the greatest hero of the marvel will likely be the top super hero animations along with super shock and zeta project
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Agree Agree x 1
  7. RoyalRubble

    RoyalRubble Moderator
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2009
    Messages:
    4,718
    Likes Received:
    1,820
    • Informative Informative x 1
  8. Rick Jones

    Rick Jones Hero Fan
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2008
    Messages:
    9,492
    Likes Received:
    467
    I like how he keeps mentioning Spidey. He really loved that role.

    Sent from my AT7-B using Tapatalk
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  9. Frontier

    Frontier Moderator
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    May 28, 2010
    Messages:
    11,780
    Likes Received:
    4,029
    I've actually gotten to talk to him in-person and you'd be surprised how much of Josh Keaton's life actually mirrored Peter Parker's :anime:.

    It was the role he was born to play ;).
     
    • Informative Informative x 1
  10. Dsneybuf

    Dsneybuf Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2011
    Messages:
    1,605
    Likes Received:
    80
    It'll probably take a while, but I await discovering whether or not Behind the Voice Actors will call Josh Keaton the best Ant-Man II VA. Right now, Crispin Freeman barely edges out over Grant George. (I personally have trouble comparing Freeman and Keaton, since they seem to finely capture different sides of Ant-Man II.)
     
    • Like Like x 1
  11. Frontier

    Frontier Moderator
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    May 28, 2010
    Messages:
    11,780
    Likes Received:
    4,029
    I think Freeman a definitely a more "classic" Scott Lang, right down to the depiction of his origin, while Keaton is obviously portraying a more movie-inspired take on Scott. Though I think both inject a degree of relateability and an everyman feel into their performance :).

    Grant George will probably always have the disadvantage of his Ant-Man being a weird composite between Scott Lang and Hank Pym. He does his best with what he's given, but at times his version of Scott can feel a little ill-defined and not true to the comics. With that in mind, and seeing him be replaced in the role, I can't help but feel George was given an unfair shake as Ant-Man :sad:.

    Though one thing George has over Freeman and Keaton is longevity, having played Scott Lang longer then either across 2 seasons of Assemble and in guest spots on other cartoons and video games. Freeman only really had one episode as Scott and time will tell how much mileage Keaton will get out of the role o_O.
     
  12. RoyalRubble

    RoyalRubble Moderator
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2009
    Messages:
    4,718
    Likes Received:
    1,820
    • Informative Informative x 2
  13. Rick Jones

    Rick Jones Hero Fan
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2008
    Messages:
    9,492
    Likes Received:
    467
    I didn't know the Emmys had a category for that. That is very cool. I am very curious to see what the competition may be as well.

    It would be beautiful if a little critical praise could get ideas started over at Marvel Animation Studios but they may be too content to care.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  14. Frontier

    Frontier Moderator
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    May 28, 2010
    Messages:
    11,780
    Likes Received:
    4,029
  15. Rick Jones

    Rick Jones Hero Fan
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2008
    Messages:
    9,492
    Likes Received:
    467
    It needs votes to be nominated but they must be pretty happy with it. It's interesting that they announced it though. Do they submit every year?

    Sent from my AT7-B using Tapatalk
     
  16. RoyalRubble

    RoyalRubble Moderator
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2009
    Messages:
    4,718
    Likes Received:
    1,820
    Small update: Marvel's Rocket & Groot have indeed been nominated for an Emmy Award!
    http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/2017-emmy-nominees-list-nominations-1202494465/
    The Emmy Awards, hosted by Stephen Colbert, will air live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, Sept. 17 at 5 p.m. PT. on CBS.
     
    • Informative Informative x 1
  17. Rick Jones

    Rick Jones Hero Fan
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2008
    Messages:
    9,492
    Likes Received:
    467
    That's awesome. I'm a bigger fan of Ant-Man but I think these were all pretty great. With the big awards, it seems prestigious just being nominated without even winning, so good for them. Hopefully, there will be something else by next year that they feel proud enough of to enter.

    Sent from my AT7-B using Tapatalk
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Agree Agree x 1
  18. RoyalRubble

    RoyalRubble Moderator
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2009
    Messages:
    4,718
    Likes Received:
    1,820
    • Like Like x 1
    • Informative Informative x 1
  19. Frontier

    Frontier Moderator
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    May 28, 2010
    Messages:
    11,780
    Likes Received:
    4,029
    My biggest takeaway from this is that it seems Cort Lane has now taken over as the head of Marvel Animation from Wacker...
     
    • Like Like x 1
  20. Rick Jones

    Rick Jones Hero Fan
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2008
    Messages:
    9,492
    Likes Received:
    467
    He's probably been the one name that was constant with Marvel Animation over the last 10 years.

    Sent from my HTC6500LVW using Tapatalk
     
    • Agree Agree x 2

Share This Page

  • Find Toonzone on Facebook

  • Toonzone News

  • Site Updates

    Upcoming Premieres

  • Toonzone Fan Sites


Tac Anti Spam from Surrey Forum