Marvel teams up with Disney XD to release 12-episode series of Rocket & Groot

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Marvel has teamed up with Disney XD to release a 12-episode series of Rocket & Groot animated shorts. The series will premiere on Disney XD early in the morning on April 10.

The shorts are animated by Passion Pictures directed by Arnaud Delord and written by Chris Doc Wyatt and Kevin Burke.

The episodes follow the two main characters from Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy as they try to find enough money to buy a brand-new ship.

The release comes soon after Marvel joined forces with Funko to launch a series of shorts in the vinyl Pop! figurine style, one of which featured Rocket and Groot.

Then, Marvel SVP of animation and family entertainment Cort Lane had said that short-form content was a high priority for the Disney-owned company.

Lane serves as an executive producer for the Rocket & Groot shorts along with Cara Speller, Alan Fine, Dan Bucklet, Joe Quesada, Stephen Wacker and Stan Lee.