Check out this first preview of Disney XD's Guardians of the Galaxy animated series set to debut this fall. Aimed at a younger audience, the splashy show centers around Star-Lord's motley crew of superheroes as they defend the universe against a cosmic storm of villainous threats, blending characters found in the Guardians of the Galaxy comic books with those seen in last year's mega-hit movie directed by James Gunn.
Here's the official synopsis from Marvel Animation Studio:
Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy animated series follows the newly-formed team who finds a strange artifact keyed only to the DNA of Peter Quill. Upon opening it, Quill unleashes a treasure map leading to a powerful weapon known as the Cosmic Seed which is capable of giving birth to the next universe. It's up to the Guardians to find, protect and ultimately destroy the Cosmic Seed in order to keep it out of the hands of those who would abuse its power, from galactic big boss Thanos, to the conniving brothers the Collector and the Grandmaster, to a resurrected Ronan, to the ultimate trickster, Loki, in order to save the universe.
Produced by Marvel Animation, the series' award-winning creative team includes executive producers Alan Fine (Marvel's The Avengers, Iron Man, Thor), Dan Buckley (Marvel's Avengers Assemble, Marvel’s Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.), Joe Quesada (Marvel's Avengers Assemble) and Jeph Loeb (Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.); co-executive producers Stan Lee (Spider-Man), Eric Radomski (Spawn, Marvel's Avengers Assemble), Cort Lane (Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man) and Stephen Wacker (Marvel's Avengers Assemble).
Have a peek at the new teaser from Marvel Entertainment, paired with some impressive test footage shown at the New York Comic-Con last October and let us know if it appeals to your inner child.
Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy animated series premieres on Disney XD on Sept. 26 at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT, with a one-hour, back-to-back episode launch, and a special sneak peek of the first episode, Road to Knowhere, on Sept. 5 at 9 p.m.