The brand-new show will follow a young girl named Kit who receives a surprise package on her birthday and finds out she’s going to become the hero known as the Rocketeer. With the help of a rocket-powered jet pack, a gadget-minded best friend, and mechanic uncle, the group goes on adventures and Kit saves the day.
The Rocketeer’s episodes will all include an original song and consist of two stories of 11 minutes each. The show is inspired by Dave Stevens’ comic book series.
“We are very excited to introduce The Rocketeer to our young Disney Junior audience,” Joe D’Ambrosia, senior vice president of Original Programming at Disney Junior said in a statement. “The vast storytelling found in the original comic books provides the perfect opportunity to create an exciting new adventure series told from a young girl superhero perspective that the whole family can enjoy together.”
The show has begun production and is aimed at kids between the ages of two and seven and families. The Rocketeer is expected to premiere next year.
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