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Announced last July, Disney XD has released the first episode in its new series of Rocket & Groot shorts produced by Passion Pictures:

Twelve shorts were made for the series. They 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.

The shorts are directed by Arnaud Delord, who is best known for creating game cinematics with his creative partner Jérôme Combe under the moniker Arnaud & Jerome, and written by Chris “Doc” Wyatt and Kevin Burke. Executive producers are Cara Speller, Alan Fine, Dan Buckley, Joe Quesada, and Cort Lane, and co-executive producers are Stephen Wacker and Stan Lee.

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).

French directors Ugo Bienvenu and Kevin Manach are working on a similar series of Ant-Man shorts for Disney-Marvel, also being produced by Passion.

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