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New Footage: Disney XD’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Series

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Entertainment Tonight scored some new footage from Disney XD’s upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy series. Watch it below:

Another brief snippet was also revealed last week:

The series unfortunately looks nothing like the attractively designed and lovingly inked test footage that was shown at New York Comic Con last fall. Thankfully for Disney though, the bar is set so low for American action-adventure animation that fans online are already praising the show’s quality over Marvel’s other series on Disney XD.

Marvel’s description of the series:

The series follows the newly-formed team who finds a strange artifact keyed only to the DNA of Peter Quill. Upon opening it, Quill unleashes a treasure map leading to a powerful weapon known as the Cosmic Seed which is capable of giving birth to the next universe. It’s up to the Guardians to find, protect and ultimately destroy the Cosmic Seed in order to keep it out of the hands of those who would abuse its power, from galactic big boss Thanos, to the conniving brothers the Collector and the Grandmaster, to a resurrected Ronan, to the ultimate trickster, Loki, in order to save the universe.

A series of animated shorts related to the series will start airing on Disney XD tomorrow, followed by a sneak peek on September 5, and the one-hour series premiere on September 26.

The show’s supervising director is Leo Riley (supervising director on Iron Man & Hulk: Heroes United, technical director on Sofia the First and TRON: Uprising); exec producers are Jeph Loeb (Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and head of Marvel Television), Alan Fine (Iron Man, Thor), Dan Buckley (Marvel’s Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.), and Joe Quesada (Marvel’s Avengers Assemble).

  • Studio Mir feelings…

    • I looked for a press release at Mir, but didn’t see one. I’m curious about the actual animation production, myself.

    • Alex Dudley

      So that’s what the animation reminded me of!

      • starss

        I believe it’s the same studio.

  • enochrox

    This looks really nice

  • Nice

  • Googamp32

    So… Who else is hoping for a crossover with this show and “Star Wars Rebels”, a crossover with this show and “Wander Over Yonder”, and a crossover of “Star Wars Rebels” and “Wander Over Yonder”.

    • No one.

    • Otakon

      Star Wars never crossed over with anything really (except “easter eggs” like the E.Ts in TPM, various Indiana Jones stuff etc.) although maybe at some point that could change with Disney in charge. They’re certainly milking it for all it’s worth, with 5 movies set to debut (including this year’s Force Awakens, but also the two anthology films and the other two episode films) and probably more on the way.

  • The Darling Kinkshamer

    Yessss, more Rocket Raccoon.

  • Socko Hopps

    This actually looks pretty good. And that’s alot coming from me.

  • J.S

    Not that bad.

  • starss

    “Thankfully for Disney though, the bar is set so low for American
    action-adventure animation that fans online are already praising the
    show’s quality over Marvel’s other series on Disney XD.”

    Is this sarcasm? The trailer at SDCC looks WORSE than what are in these scenes. LeSean Thomas actually supervised the storyboards for this show.

    • LeSean Thomas

      I did no such thing. I’m a contributing freelancer to several episodes, nothing more. This short was boarded by Jeff Wamaster. He’s a director for storyboards on this series, also a character designer.^^

  • Christopher Scott

    Totally agreed. Just look at Star Lord’s head turn back on that teaser footage from last year. It’s After Effects work, not hand-drawn animation like in this new preview footage. “Lovingly inked?” The rocket was toon-shaded CG and the animation was motion tweened.