Marvel and Disney XD are teaming up to produce a 12-episode series of ‘Rocket & Groot’ animated shorts. Set before the titular pair join the Guardians, the series will launch on the Disney XD App on March 27, with a full compilation to premiere on Disney XD at 7:00am ET/PT on April 10.
Directed by Arnaud Delord with animation from Oscar-nominated Passion Pictures, ‘Rocket & Groot’ is written by Chris “Doc” Wyatt and Kevin Burke, executive produced by Cara Speller, Alan Fine, Dan Buckley, Joe Quesada, and Cort Lane, and co-executive produced by Stephen Wacker and Stan Lee.
The series stars Trevor Devall (Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, Johnny Test) and Rocket, and Kevin Michael Richardson (Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, The Cleveland Show) as Groot - the same leading voices who portray the duo in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy animated TV series.
The first episode, “Dream Machine,” sees Rocket & Groot find their dream ship in the Broker’s junkyard, but encounter one very expensive problem before they can buy it, and can be viewed in the player below:
‘Rocket & Groot’ launches March 27 on the Disney XD App, with new episodes released each day.