Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Disney XD to Run Marvel Nation... I Mean Marvel "Universe"

Our weekend mornings are about to get better.  Not only has Cartoon Network given us DC Nation on Saturdays which shows Young Justice and Green Lantern: The Animated Series along with DC animated shorts, now Disney XD has countered with their own block of Marvel related animation titled "Marvel Universe."  Like DC Nation, Disney XD will have Ultimate Spider-Man and Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes as their primary shows with mini animated shorts shown in between.  Check out the line up that will begin airing on April 1st.

On April 1, a second episode of Ultimate Spider-Man will air at 11:30am/10:30c. That will be followed by the second season of Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes (which will move to its regular timeslot of 11:30am the following week, on April 8). Throughout the block the network will air a series of short-form programming that spotlights Marvel superheroes. Here are the official descriptions of five of the series:

Fury Files Top-secret access to S.H.I.E.L.D. video dossiers on key Marvel heroes, including Iron Fist, Power Man, Nova and White Tiger and the villains they face, are animated with mix of traditional animation and motion comic art.

Marvel Mash-Up The Marvel Universe is turned upside down with these hilarious and unexpected takes on iconic Marvel heroes and villains, featuring classic animation edited with a comedic twist.

Animated Reality Stunt and special effects experts showcase the epic moves of favorite Marvel superheroes including Captain America and Spider-Man.

What Would It Take? Get a glimpse into the science and modern technology required to create the heroes' gadgets, abilities and tech in real life, ranging from Iron Man's jet propulsion boots to Iron Fist's power-packed punch.

Master Class Marvel's Chief Creative Officer, Joe Quesada, explains the artistic vision behind Marvel's greatest superheroes and shows how artists bring them to life.

Source: TV Guide

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