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Discussion in 'DVD' started by SWFF, Sep 24, 2010.
Looks pretty good to me. At least on par with Earth's Mightiest Heroes.
You think so? I don't know, man.
I'm a stickler when it comes to the "action animation." I'm fine with not so great character animation, but if the action doesn't come off really smooth, I just can't watch it. So, far I haven't seen any indication of that from that promo. SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN, 1st season, is a good example of not so great character animation, but really great action animation.
Don't get me wrong, I'm still gonna check out this sneak peek. Only way to really assess the show.
This weeks TV Guide ran a short article on Marvel's toon, AVENGERS ASSEMBLE. Here it is in its entirety:
"The big screen isn’t the only place to find your favorite superheroes this summer. Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, the Hulk, Hawkeye and Black Widow will kick some bad guy butt as the stars of a new animated series. “People will be blown away,” promises Jeph Loeb, the head of Marvel Television, who stresses that these episodes have been made with passion and care. “Our job is to crate stories that make your heart race, to recreate that feeling you get when you first open the comic book.”
What should get fans’ blood pumping is a new addition to the crew: the Falcon, a character from the upcoming Captain America movie sequel who, during a two-part sneak peek airing on May 26, swoops in to help avenge Cap’s apparent death at the hands of Red Skull. “We have the opportunity to face down some of the greatest villains that exist in the Marvel Universe, and Red Skull plays a huge part,” explains Loeb. But he is hesitant to give away too many specifics about upcoming episodes. “There will be epic adventure combined with the human spirit and humor,” he vows. Consider us assembled in front of the TV this summer."
New eps of ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN coming in June:
06/09/2013 11:00:00 AM, TV-Y7 FV
2-12 Its Bitsy Spider-Man
06/09/2013 11:31:00 AM, TV-Y7 FV
2-13 Journey of the Iron Fist
06/16/2013 11:00:00 AM, TV-Y7 FV
2-14 Incredible Spider-Hulk, The
06/23/2013 11:00:00 AM, TV-Y7 FV
2-15 Stan By Me
06/30/2013 11:00:00 AM, TV-Y7 FV
First promo for HULK AND THE AGENTS OF SMASH:
Go here to watch the first part of AVENGERS ASSEMBLE on iTunes. If anyone sees it, post your initial thoughts here:
Some screenshots. That first one LOOKS bad.
Another NEW trailer hits the web!
Brand new press release hits the web!
THE WORLD’S MOST POPULAR SUPER HEROES ASSEMBLE IN
MARVEL’S AVENGERS ASSEMBLE, PREMIERING SUNDAY, JULY 7
ON MARVEL UNIVERSE ON DISNEY XD A Special One-Hour Preview Debuts Sunday, May 26
On Marvel Universe on Disney XD
“Marvel’s Avengers Assemble,” a new animated series reuniting some of Marvel’s most iconic Super Heroes – Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, Hulk, Hawkeye, Black Widow and newcomer Falcon — premieres SUNDAY, JULY 7, with a special one-hour preview on SUNDAY, MAY 26 (both at 11:00 a.m., ET/PT) on Marvel Universe on Disney XD.
Featuring the team that took the world by storm in “Marvel’s The Avengers,” “Marvel’s Avengers Assemble” follows the action-packed adventures of the iconic Super Hero team, the Avengers, as they find a way to put their differences aside and work together to defend the planet from threats no single Super Hero could withstand. The world’s most dangerous Super Villains don’t stand a chance when the Avengers Assemble.
The multi-platform rollout is as follows:
Sunday, May 26
Special one-hour preview (11:00 a.m., ET/PT) on Marvel Universe on Disney XD. In the episode “The Avengers Protocol: Pt. 1,” when Captain America is apparently destroyed by Red Skull, Iron Man re-unites the team to try and avenge his friend and stop Red Skull’s army. In “The Avengers Protocol: Pt. 2,” M.O.D.O.K. and Red Skull steal Tony Stark’s armor, which forces the Avengers to put aside their differences and galvanize the team to stop the evil duo from destroying New York City.
At DisneyXD.com/Marvel, fans can take on the role of Hawkeye in the new side-scrolling action defense game, “Avengers Tower Assault.” Players can help the Avengers defend Stark Tower and an ancient powerful artifact from the oncoming hordes of Red Skull’s minions.
Monday, May 27
“The Avengers Protocol: Pt. 1″ and “The Avengers Protocol: Pt. 2″ episodes will be available on iTunes.
Friday, June 28
A special 2-minute preview of the premiere episode will air during the 8:30 p.m., ET/PT telecast of “Jessie” on Disney Channel.
Preview episodes are available on DisneyXD.com, WATCHDisneyXD.com and the WATCH Disney XD app for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. Additionally, verified WATCH Disney XD viewers will be able to watch the series premiere. WATCH Disney XD delivers a live feed of the network online and to mobile devices, as well as on demand episodes of popular shows.
Sunday, July 7
Series premiere (11:00 a.m., ET/PT) – In the episode “Ghost of a Chance,” the rookie Falcon stands alone to save his team and stop a full scale invasion of Earth after the Avengers fall victim to the body-swapping Space Phantoms.
At DisneyXD.com/Marvel, a second game will launch.
Starring are Adrian Pasdar (“Heroes”) as Iron Man/Tony Stark, Fred Tatasciore (“Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness”) reprising his role as Hulk/Bruce Banner, Roger Craig Smith (“Wreck-It Ralph”) as Captain America/Steve Rogers, Travis Willingham (“Shelf Life”) as Thor, Troy Baker (“Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man”) as Hawkeye/Clint Barton, Bumper Robinson (“The Game”) as Falcon/Sam Wilson and Laura Bailey (“The Super Hero Squad Show”) as Black Widow/Natasha Romanoff.
The creative team consists of executive producers Alan Fine (“The Avengers,” “Iron Man,” “Thor”), Dan Buckley (“The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes,” “Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man”), Joe Quesada (“Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man”) and Jeph Loeb (“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”); co-executive producers Stan Lee (“Spider-Man”), Eric Radomski (“Spawn,” “Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man”) and Man of Action Studios (“Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man,” “Ben 10″); and supervising producers Todd Casey (“Thundercats”), Cort Lane (“The Super Hero Squad Show”) and Eric Radomski (“Spawn,” “Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man”). “Marvel’s Avengers Assemble” is produced by Marvel Television and carries a TV-Y7-FV parental guideline.
Disney XD is a basic cable channel and multi-platform brand showcasing a compelling mix of live-action and animated programming for Kids age 6-14, hyper-targeting boys and their quest for discovery, accomplishment, sports, adventure and humor. Disney XD branded content spans television, online, mobile and VOD platforms. The programming includes series, movies and short-form, as well as sports-themed programming developed with ESPN. In the U.S., Disney XD is seen on a 24-hour, advertiser supported network that reaches over 78 million households via its basic cable and satellite affiliates. For more information visit http://www.DisneyXD.com/
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit http://www.marvel.com/
An actual clip has surfaced!
Oh, God, it's HERE!!!
Okay, here's the lowdown on the show and how it all "works."
Marvel's "The Avengers" may have conquered the box office last year, but the company is hoping to expand the brand's dominance to TV this year in a few ways including the incoming debut of "Marvel's Avengers Assemble" on the DisneyXD cable channel. The series takes a tone closer to the blockbuster movie than the recent "Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes" cartoon and premieres Sunday July 7.
To get the word out, Marvel's Manager of Sales & Communications James Viscardi hosted a press call with CCO and Executive Producer Joe Quesada, Executive Producer Cort Lane and Joe Kelly, part of Man of Action Studios' Executive Producing/writing team on the series.
Quesada started things out by talking about that connection between the Avengers film and this new show. "We took our inspiration from the wonderful work of the comics of the past and the movie of Joss Whedon and Marvel Studios," he said, adding that they wanted to bring the "flavor of the movie in the context of our animated world."
The CCO went on to talk about the new member of the team in the Falcon. "We wanted to bring in a new character who would, in essence, be the eyes and ears of the audience." As a younger, newer hero, Falcon's story will be about what it's like to be invited to work with the world's biggest heroes. "It also helps that we'll be seeing him in the cinematic universe as well, but primarily our focus was to give viewers the character that is their 'in' to the universe."
Kelly spoke to the full Marvel Universe feel of the show. "These are big stories with big villains, and [the cast] all have their own well developed back stories," he said, adding that the start of the season will focus on the main cast and understanding their place in the Marvel Animated Universe while guest stars will work in as the series goes along.
"The interaction between our characters is so interesting and the dynamics are so funny and create conflicts, so that's important to explore," Lane added.
The core villains of the show will be "The Cabal" – a team led by the Red Skull and MODOK and inspired by the organization from the comics. "Having a character like Dracula in the Cabal is very interesting," Lane said, noting that many of the characters in the villain team have armies of villains at their command. "These are immensely powerful villains in their own right," Quesada said, noting the goal was for each villain to represent a different part of the Marvel Universe.
Kelly said that not every villain approached to join The Cabal accepts membership as Red Skull works over the season to build a team comparable to the Avengers, but it mostly goes to show what it unique about the Avengers team. "I think it's going to be a different dynamic than a 'Villain of the Week' kind of show. We worked really hard to avoid that," he said.
Lane talked about the place the series holds in the run of self-produced animated series Marvel has produced over the past five years. "We understood that we had to raise the stakes and raise the sophistication in terms of production and creative," Lane said. "We love all our shows, but we made sure 'Avengers Assemble' was something really special...the show has a cinematic feel. It's very big."
Asked what their favorite moments from the show so far have been, Quesada went straight to the answer of "cookies" which was funny to the creative staff, but a mystery as of yet to the audience. Lane said as a longtime Hawkeye fan, he was excited for the archer's snarky relationship with Avengers leadership including Captain America to be played up in a big way on the show. Kelly echoed that sentiment saying he liked the team's banter. "When a zinger comes from Thor trying to do humor and failing, that's great," he said adding that the show's version of the Red Skull is very imposing and drops a huge moment at the very start of the series. "He really goes to the next level in a really hardcore way right away in the series, and that has thematic resonance for the whole season."
When it came to press questions, the difference between this series and "Earth's Mightiest Heroes" came up with Quesada saying that the Marvel animation department is working to make a style of its own which is different than the stylized look of the previous show. This series will draw visual inspiration from the current Marvel comics while also feeling as though it comes from the same world as Marvel's current "Ultimate Spider-Man" cartoon. "Storywise, one of the most significant changes is that 'Earth's Mightiest Heroes' had cliffhangers and longer complicated story arcs," he said, explaining that "Assemble" will have solo episodes that also work up to one giant story by the end of the season. He cited the age old dictum that every comic is someone's first, and in the show they wanted to make worked in a similar manner for TV audiences.
"We never wanted to disregard any of the "Earth's Mightiest Heroes" work," Kelly said. "This doesn't come off as a reboot...these characters definitely have a history...we wanted to create the sense that a little time has passed, and you're just picking it up."
With the cast dynamics, Kelly compared the team to a group of brothers and a sister who work well together but have plenty of close personality conflicts. "Hulk and Thor have a fantastic rivalry which, for me, was inspired by watching them in the film."
The executives were asked about synergy between the show and upcoming Marvel films like "Guardians of the Galaxy," and Quesada said that's always a goal at Marvel today. "That's a big part of my job...to make sure we're all talking to each other and we know what's coming down the pike. You'll see things that will not just be reflected in the Avengers Universe but at Marvel as a whole." He specifically said that they're working to reflect the initiatives of the comics publishing line in the show over the next several years.
Kelly said that in terms of what the show will do in animation that can't be done in film, "These are quick, fast rides. They're thrill rides, and we keep them bouncy...with breadcrumbs that lead to a bigger story. That kind of storytelling is a lot of fun. It's not easier by a long shot. You'd be surprised how hard it is to tell shorter stories sometimes." Lane said the benefits included telling more story than you can tell in one film and telling stories faster than monthly publishing allows.
Comparing this series to the hit "Ultimate Spider-Man," Kelly said that the comedy of the series taught lessons on how the team could make an action show that was still funny. He noted that "Assemble" won't be as funny as "Ultimate," but there will be character humor worked in amidst the action of this series.
Quesada compared the modern state of animation to the comic books a decade ago saying that the show had to work for new fans rather than diehards while also respecting the legacy of the past. "With longtime fans, there was one thing that got them into Marvel in the first place, and I guarantee that that one thing was done by people in our place right now, looking for a way to open these characters up for new readers," he said. "There are also touchstones to current and past stories...they'll be different, but [longtime fans] will get the joke of 'I remember when that happened in the comic book.'...Ultimately, we have to make sure these shows are appealing to new, younger viewers."
Lastly, ties between "Avengers Assemble" and other shows in DisneyXD's Marvel Universe block. Quesada said, "I think it's fair to say that when we write and create these series, they exist in the same universe, but going back to an earlier question, we want to make sure these shows are inclusive...the roundabout answer to the question is that to us this all exists in the same universe." Lane promised that there will be guest stars crossing over between this show, "Ultimate Spider-Man" and the incoming "Hulk Agents of SMASH."
"Marvel's Avengers Assemble" debuts on Sunday, July 7 on DisenyXD. A sneak preview of the pilot is available for free now on iTunes.
June's ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN eps on DisneyXD:
SWARM (Sunday June 09th): When a lab experiment at Stark Industries goes awry, Spider-Man and Iron Man must work together to contain an unstoppable threat.
ITS BITSY SPIDER-MAN (Sunday June 09th): Spider-Man and his team are turned into mini-versions of themselves when they cross paths with Loki and the Destroyer.
JOURNEY OF THE IRON FIST (Sunday June 16th): Spider-Man travels to the mystical city of K’un L’un to help Iron Fist fulfill his destiny. But The Scorpion plans to destroy them both.
THE INCREDIBLE SPIDER-HULK (Sunday June 23rd): Spider-Man and The Hulk switch minds, leading to lots of craziness and a clobberin’ from The Thing of The Fantastic Four.
STAN BY ME (Sunday June 30th): Spider-Man, Mary Jane, Harry and Stan the Janitor go on the hunt for The Lizard in the tunnels beneath Midtown High.
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If it's on late enough, I can get Season 2, which was never released in a Season Set; it's sill spread out on several separate collections.
I had my suspicions, but this clip confirms it. ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN is really a veiled remake of his 1981-1986 toon, SPIDER-MAN & HIS AMAZING FRIENDS. For those who remember that series, there was an episode called, SWARM, where the villain was some kind of alien life force that was basically composed of a swarm of bees. This episode here is called, wait for it now . . . SWARM and in this clip the villain appears EXACTLY like the one from that old series.
Bottom photo is from the old series. Now, go watch the clip and see the similarities.
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Any rumblings of plans to release the Green Lantern animated series on blu-ray? I see the second half of the first season is coming this summer; was wondering about the whole thing in HD.
Not a word. Marvel and DC don't seem interested in releasing their hero animated adaptions on blu. THE AVENGERS: EARTH'S MIGHTIEST HEROES, Seasons 1 & 2, are on blu, but only in Canada. Can't figure out why. And JUSTICE LEAGUE, Seasons 1 & 2, are on blu, too, (here in the US, thankfully), but where's JLU? Yes, GREEN LANTERN would look real nice in HD.