Big announcements at WonderCon 2018!

Marvel Animation panels are always a packed house thanks to continuing storylines for our favorite heroes, and new and interesting art styles that fans love to see. This year’s WonderCon panel was no exception, as fans waited excitedly to see what would be revealed during Marvel Animation: From Pencil To Screen.

The crowded panel room were welcomed by Cort Lane, Marvel’s SVP, Animation & Family Entertainment, who lead a panel featuring Kalia Ramirez, Director, Family Entertainment – Development & Partnerships; Harrison Wilcox, Senior Director, Television, Development & Production; Eric Radomski, SVP, Production & Creative Director, Animation; Jeff Allen, Supervising Director; Mairghread Scott, writer and story consultant; and Collette Sunderman, Voice Director, “Marvel’s Spider-Man.”

First up was big news for fans of “Marvel’s Avengers,” Lane described season five as a Black Panther story and is thusly titled, “Marvel’s Avengers: Black Panther’s Quest.” Along with the addition of this new hero comes a design change that simplifies the style and conceptualizes a brand new look. The new style reflects T’Challa’s sleek fighting style that sets a new tone for the production design.

James Mathis continues to voice T’Challa and the big reveal was that his sister Shuri will be voiced by Daisy Lightfoot. Recording as an ensemble to voice the Wakandan siblings reflects the core of the season where togetherness reigns as Black Panther must battle an old foe, the Shadow Council.

Fan-favorite “Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Mission: Breakout!” integrates the Guardians with the Disney California Adventure Ride attraction and the fallout of dealing with the Collector. Scott teased this season the Guardians will quite literally get to explore the galaxy even more, including further exploration of the Symbiote storyline. Expeditions into different dimensions also brings about the possibility of changing animation styles.

Marvel Funko Shorts have always been a hit with fans, and at the panel the audience was treated to the premiere viewing of the new short, “Rooftop Rock,” which features Spider-Gwen and Marvel’s most popular villain, Venom.

The Marvel LEGO collaboration brings toys and animation together and the panel was the perfect opportunity to announce the voice cast for “LEGO Marvel Super Heroes – Black Panther: Trouble in Wakanda.” James Mathis III returns to his role as T’Challa/Black Panther, along with previously announced Daisy Lightfoot as Shuri. The cast is rounded out with Keston John (Killmonger), Yvette Nicole Brown (Okoye), Trevor Devall (Klaw), Mick Wingert (Iron Man), Travis Willingham (Thor), Roger Craig Smith (Captain America), Laura Bailey (Black Widow), Liam O’Brien (Doctor Strange), Issac C. Singleton Jr. (Thanos), and the ever popular Fred Tatasciore (Hulk).

The biggest cheer of the panel was the announcement of “Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors.” Fans were so excited, cosplayers already appeared on the show floor with fully detailed costumes, with little to no information to go on. The six four-minute digital shorts will be accompanied by a feature length animated film to be released later this year.

The content features an all-star lineup of voice talent, Dove Cameron (Ghost Spider), Chloe Bennet (Quake), Tyler Posey (Inferno), Booboo Stewart (Exile), Kathreen Kavari (Ms. Marvel), Milana Vanytrub (Squirrel Girl), Cierra Ramirez (America Chavez), Kamil McFadden (Patriot), Skai Jackson (Gloria), Kim Raver (Captain Marvel), Ming-na Wen (Hala), Steven Weber (Captain George Stacy), and Dee Bradley Baker who takes on the voices of Lockjaw & Tippy Toe.

Lane emphasized the inclusivity of Marvel, “It’s meant for all kids but we’re particularly excited to bring together these new and very exciting characters that have already sort of garnered big fan attention for years.”

“There are so many strong, interesting, and diverse female characters—body types, great personalities, individual strengths, so we’re so excited about that,” said Lane enthusiastically.

For all the Marvel Animation updates, keep it on Marvel.com. Don’t forget to subscribe to Marvel HQ on YouTube for full episodes and more: www.youtube.com/MarvelHQ

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Watch 'Big Robot Little Problem' to see how Ant-Man deals with a very big problem!

Ultron has menaced the Avengers many times, so is Ant-Man in, ahem, big trouble as the robot villain strikes in a new Marvel Funko Short?!

When Ultron gains possession of the Hulkbuster at Avengers HQ in “Big Robot Little Problem,” Ant-Man proves that size doesn’t matter – it’s how you use it. Watch the short above at the top of the page!

The Marvel Funko shorts include story and animation by A Large Evil Corporation and were executive produced by Brian Mariotti, Dan Buckley, Cort Lane, Joe Quesada, and Alan Fine.

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The two old enemies face off once more, with a Funko twist!

Captain America and the Red Skull have been battling for decades, but you’ve never seen their epic showdowns depicted in quite the same way as it is in the new Marvel Funko Short, “Submarine Showdown!”

In the short, which you can check out at the top of the page, Red Skull launches an attack on the island of Manhattan using a Hydra submarine, and it’s up to Cap to defend New York City!

The Marvel Funko shorts include story and animation by A Large Evil Corporation and were executive produced by Brian Mariotti, Dan Buckley, Cort Lane, Joe Quesada, and Alan Fine.

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'Mjolnir Mischief' finds the two brothers once more battling - Funko style!

With Thor and Loki about to return to movie theaters in Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Ragnarok”, you can also see a different perspective on the, well, complicated dynamic between the two brothers via a new Marvel Funko Short.

Check out the new short above — called “Mjolnir Mischief” — to see what happens when the two eternally conflicted brothers face off again and Loki attempts to finally gain control of Thor’s legendary hammer, Mjolnir.

The Marvel Funko shorts include story and animation by A Large Evil Corporation and were executive produced by Brian Mariotti, Dan Buckley, Cort Lane, Joe Quesada, and Alan Fine.

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The new digital destination for kids and family entertainment debuted today!

Exciting news, true believers! Today Marvel launched MARVEL HQ, a digital destination for kids and families, available on YouTube and the YouTube Kids App.

“We are absolutely thrilled to launch a destination for kids and families where they can watch their favorite Marvel characters anytime,” said Cort Lane, Marvel’s Senior Vice President of Animation and Family Entertainment. “The end result? Giving kids and families the opportunity to connect deeper with the Marvel heroes they love.”

Marvel HQ gives viewers the opportunity to experience their favorite Marvel heroes through hundreds of episodes of Marvel adventures. Marvel HQ features full-length, family-friendly episodes, shorts, and behind-the- scenes content from the most popular titles in the Marvel kids and family library including favorites like: “Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Marvel’s Avengers Assemble” “Marvel’s Spider-Man,” Marvel Funko animated shorts, and “LEGO MARVEL Super Heroes: Maximum Overload,” with even more exciting titles to be added to Marvel HQ in the future!

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'Marvel’s Spider-Man,' 'Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy,' and even more exciting reveals!

Marvel fans at New York Comic Con were treated to one surprise after the other during the Marvel Animation panel. Hosted by SVP, Animation & Family Entertainment Cort Lane, fans got exclusive sneak peeks of unaired episodes, special guest appearances, and more.

“Marvel’s Spider-Man” is in its first season and the audience was treated to a sneak peek of an upcoming episode of titled, “Venom” which doesn’t air until October 21!

“Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy” is a big hit with fans thanks to great writers like Mairghread Scott who came to talk about the upcoming season. In the third season the Guardians will travel to new universes, stage a massive sting operation inside the Nova Corps, and expose a Secret Invasion years in the making. Along with a surprise appearance by “Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy’s” own Gamora, Vanessa Marshall, GotG fans were shown special videos that included a never before seen clip of Stan Lee’s cameo.

It’s always exciting to get to know the voices behind favorite characters and “Marvel’s Avengers: Secret Wars” fans were excited to see the voice of Ms. Marvel/Kamala Khan, Kathreen Khavari, on the panel.

Following last year’s success of animated shorts, once again Marvel is collaborating with Funko to create eight brand-new 90-second shorts that showcase team ups and face-offs with some of your favorite Marvel super heroes. Spider-Man, Star-Lord, Thor, Hulk, Black Widow, Ant-Man, Captain America, Doctor Strange, Venom, Loki, and last, but not least, Baby Groot, all get the Funko treatment! The second season of Funko shorts is animated by A Large Evil Corporation and launches this summer across various platforms, with new episodes debuting all the way into 2018.

Lego fans were thrilled to see the premiere trailer for “Marvel Lego Super Heroes GOTG: The Thanos Threat.” Even as a Lego piece, Baby Groot is irresistibly charming! As if that wasn’t enough excitement, Marvel announced another special treat for Lego lovers, “Lego Black Panther!” Thanos, Ronan, Nebula and the Ravagers seek to possess the Build Stone– a powerful and creative relic –and the fate of the universe depends on the Guardians of the Galaxy to protect it.

Last but not least, Marvel is excited to announce a brand-new destination on YouTube for all things Marvel kids called, MARVEL HQ! Today Marvel launched MARVEL HQ, a digital destination for kids and families, available on YouTube and the YouTube Kids App. Marvel HQ gives viewers the opportunity to experience their favorite Marvel heroes through hundreds of episodes of Marvel adventures.

Marvel HQ features full-length, family-friendly episodes, shorts, and behind-the- scenes content from the most popular titles in the Marvel kids and family library including: “Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Marvel’s Avengers Assemble,” “Marvel’s Spider-Man,” Marvel Funko animated shorts, and “LEGO MARVEL Super Heroes: Maximum Overload,” with even more titles to be added.

For all the up to date Marvel news and information, check out Marvel.com and @Marvel on Twitter!

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View the premiere of animated short 'Cosmic Sleigh Ride.'

Happy Hump Day, True Believers! We’re back with a second season of Marvel Funko Presents consisting of 8 brand new animated shorts. Watch the first of the second season, “Cosmic Sleigh Ride,” above!

“Cosmic Sleigh Ride” features the Collector sending Taserface to re-capture Groot for his collection and ends up on a slippery snow chase on a frozen alien planet with Groot & Star-Lord.

The Marvel Funko shorts include story and animation by A Large Evil Corporation and were executive produced by Brian Mariotti, Dan Buckley, Cort Lane, Joe Quesada, and Alan Fine.

Stay tuned to Marvel.com for all the latest news and updates on your favorite Marvel animated series.

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Watch A Brand New Episode of Marvel Funko Short

Hello Marvelites, today we’ve got the third and final Marvel Funko Short, “Chimichangas,” for you to feast your eyes on!

Relive the first two animated Funko shorts, “Spellbound” and “Bait N Switch,” below!

The Marvel Funko animated shorts include story and animation by A Large Evil Corporation and were executive produced by Brian Mariotti, Dan Buckley, Cort Lane, Joe Quesada, and Alan Fine.

Stay tuned to Marvel.com for all the latest news and updates on your favorite Marvel animated series.

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'Bait N Switch' Pits Two of Our Guardians Against The Collector!

Watch Rocket break into the Collector’s museum to rescue his best bud, Groot, in the second installment of Marvel Funko Shorts, “Bait N Switch,” above!

The first Marvel Funko animated short Spellbound was released last week and delighted Marvel and Funko fans alike! Next week on 12/14 the third and final short, “Chimichangas,” will premiere and features Deadpool facing off against Venom!

The Marvel Funko animated shorts include story and animation by A Large Evil Corporation and were executive produced by Brian Mariotti, Dan Buckley, Cort Lane, Joe Quesada, and Alan Fine.

Stay tuned to Marvel.com for all the latest news and updates on your favorite Marvel animated series.

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View the World Premiere of Animated Short 'Spellbound'

Hello Marvelites, we’ve got a special treat for you guys. We’ve collaborated with Funko to create three brand-new, 90-second animated shorts. Check out the first short, “Spellbound,” above!

“Spellbound” features Funko Iron Man and Funko Spider-Man facing off against the trickster Loki and his mind-controlling scepter.

Marvel Funko Short - Spellbound

Marvel Funko Short – Spellbound

“Telling Marvel stories in the Funko Pop! aesthetic is a special kind of magic unlike anything we’ve ever done. These shorts are both hilarious and action-packed – and irresistibly adorable too. Really, I think all audiences will love them,” said Cort Lane, Marvel’s Senior Vice President of Animation and Family Entertainment.

“We are beyond excited to bring our Pop! Vinyl to life by collaborating with Marvel,” said Mark Robben, Funko’s Director of Marketing. “We hope fans enjoy these short films as much as they do collecting Pop!, and hopefully we’ll be able to create many more.”

Be on the lookout for the next two animated shorts roll-out! “Bait N Switch,” premiering on 12/7, features Rocket breaking into the Collector’s museum to try and set his buddy, Groot, free. “Chimichangas,” premiering on 12/14, features Deadpool facing off against Venom!

Marvel Funko Short - Bait N Switch

Marvel Funko Short – Bait N Switch

The Marvel Funko shorts include story and animation by A Large Evil Corporation and were executive produced by Brian Mariotti, Dan Buckley, Cort Lane, Joe Quesada, and Alan Fine.

Stay tuned to Marvel.com for all the latest news and updates on your favorite Marvel animated series.

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