One of the main reasons Disney bought Marvel was to try and develop content that would appeal to the young male crowd.  Disney had mentioned it wanted more Marvel content on its DisneyXD channel, and now it looks like we are seeing that part of the plan play out with the announcement of The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.

“The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes” — Further aligning the strength of Marvel’s hugely popular characters and stories with the burgeoning Disney XD brand and global reach, an all-new animated series, “The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes,” will debut in fall 2010 on Disney XD and Beginning with the “Iron Man” and “Incredible Hulk” movies in 2008, the release of “Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes” follows Marvel’s overall “Avengers Assemble” strategy introducing the greatest heroes in the Marvel Universe through various content platforms, including the upcoming feature films “Iron Man 2” in May of 2010, “Thor” in May of 2011 and “Captain America” in July of 2011, all building up to the Avengers theatrical film in 2012. Produced by Marvel Animation, the animated series features 52 episodes targeted at kids 9-14, starring Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, The Incredible Hulk, Giant Man and Wasp — who form the Avengers, a team assembled when no single hero’s powers can save the world. A 20-part “micro-series” that focuses on each hero’s backstory will roll out in fall 2010 on Disney XD, immediately followed by the series premiere on Disney XD in the U.S. and, shortly thereafter, around the world. Disney XD, the single largest distributor of Marvel content around the world, currently showcases approximately 20 hours of Marvel series (including “The Spectacular Spider-Man,” “Fantastic Four” and “Iron Man”) each week.

What does everyone think of this latest Avengers cartoon series?  Are you going to find yourself watching more or less DisneyXD now?

via Superhero Hype

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  1. chad
    March 5, 2010 at 12:37 pm — Reply

    a little more

  2. chad
    March 5, 2010 at 12:38 pm — Reply

    plus should be better than the other avenger cartoon,unless cap, im, or thor are only in the first show

  3. Markw
    March 5, 2010 at 12:46 pm — Reply

    I don’t like seeing the Hulk as a member of the team.

  4. March 5, 2010 at 12:48 pm — Reply

    Let’s see… Cap, Iron Man, & Thor are in it, and no one’s wearing super-powered armor. I’d say it’s already leaps & bounds better than the first Avengers cartoon. But I’d say switch out Hulk with She-Hulk, just to mix up the personalities and make it less Ultimate-y.

    • March 8, 2010 at 6:46 pm — Reply

      Well, the line-up isn’t really Ultimate-y, or rather, it was classic first, if you follow me.:) The very first Avengers story had the same line-up, sans Cap. I rather hope they write Hulk out early-ish, and from what I’ve heard that seems like a good possibility, since they are supposed to be following the basic arc of the classic Avengers stories.

  5. Darksbane
    March 5, 2010 at 12:55 pm — Reply

    I’m in that art style above looks sweet

  6. CMonocle
    March 5, 2010 at 2:49 pm — Reply

    I like that they aren’t teenagers!

  7. March 6, 2010 at 2:26 am — Reply

    More, if they show it here in India. I’ve always liked the Avengers, and I think it would be really great if I could actually watch an animation of them.

  8. March 8, 2010 at 11:33 pm — Reply

    I think the old school fans will dig it.

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