Disney XD cable channel has announced the premiere dates for two new animated series from Marvel Entertainment as part of the channel’s Marvel Universe programming block. Marvel’s Avengers Assemble will premiere on Sunday, July 7 (with a sneak peek on Sunday, May 26) and Marvel’s Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. will premiere on Sunday, August 11.
Marvel’s Avengers Assemble features animated versions of the “world’s mightiest heroes”—Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye. Flying superhero Falcon is also along for the ride. According to the press release: “Led by Iron Man, the heroes train and live together in their new headquarters in Avengers Tower. The planet’s most dangerous villains don’t stand a chance when the Avengers assemble – whether they are stopping Dr. Doom from conquering Asgard, Attuma driving the Atlantean Army into New York City or Dracula unleashing vampire hordes, the Avengers must work together to succeed.”
The series includes some great vocal talent as well: Adrian Pasdar (Heroes) as Iron Man, Fred Tatasciore (Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness) as Hulk, Roger Craig Smith (Wreck-It Ralph) as Captain America, Travis Willingham (Shelf Life) as Thor, Troy Baker (Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man) as Hawkeye, Laura Bailey (The Super Hero Squad Show) as Black Widow and Bumper Robinson (The Game) as Falcon. Joe Kelly, Duncan Rouleau and Steven T. Seagle from Man of Action Studios (Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man, Ben 10) will all serve as executive producers for the series.
Marvel’s Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. features the Hulk along with some more radioactive awesomeness. The press release states: “Hulk has long fought alone to protect a world that sees him as a monster, but his friend Rick Jones has taken it upon himself to film the world-saving exploits of Big Green and his team to change that image. In this never before seen team up of Hulk, his cousin She-Hulk, A-Bomb, Red Hulk and Skaar, Marvel’s mightiest super heroes form an eccentric family living under one roof, working together to tackle threats that are too enormous for other heroes to handle. From trying to house break their giant red pet T-Rex to stopping Ego the Living Planet from crashing into the Earth, the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. must learn to balance Hulk-sized action with everyday family-sized problems.”
The voice talent includes Fred Tatasciore again as Hulk, Clancy Brown (The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes) as Red Hulk, Eliza Dushku (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dollhouse) as She-Hulk, Ben Diskin (Codename: Kids Next Door) as Skaar and Emmy Award-winning Seth Green (Robot Chicken) as A-Bomb. Emmy Award-writer Paul Dini (Batman: The Animated Series, Lost) and Henry Gilroy (Star Wars: The Clone Wars) are creating the series.