New Guardians of the Galaxy animated shorts reveal the origin of Rocket Raccoon

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Aug 18, 2015, 5:12 PM EDT (Updated)

Check out the latest animated origin story from Marvel for their new Guardians of the Galaxy animated series starting on Sept. 26, 2015, on Disney XD.

This two-part backstory centers around the rowdy cybernetic weapons expert Rocket Raccoon and chronicles his unpleasant upbringing as a feisty young cub plucked from his family as part of an experimental enhancement program at Halfworld's Biological Weapons Facility. Trace Rocket's rocky history and see where he first encountered his talking-tree traveling companion, Groot.

Here's the official synopsis for the series:

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy 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.

(Via Geek Tyrant)