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Disney reveal FIRST LOOK at their new The Rocketeer animated series

June 13th, 2018 by Marc Comments

The Rocketeer is coming back to screens! But don’t get too excited yet…

Disney have shared the first image from their new Rocketeer 3D CGI animated series (below) a it will “depart substantially” from Dave Steven’s comic series and the pretty damned awesome 1991 movie.

So what will the new series be, exactly?

Nancy Kanter, EVP of Content and Creative Strategy for Disney Channels Worldwide, and General Manager for Disney Junior Worldwide explained: “It’s a piece of IP that is very alive at Disney and we imagined who could be the Rocketeer for this generation of kids.”

The Rocketeer will follow a young girl named Kit who receives a surprise birthday package revealing she’s next in line to become the Rocketeer, a legendary superhero who can take the skies with the help of a rocket-powered jetpack. Joining her on her adventures will be her “gadget-minded” best friend Tesh and her airplane mechanic uncle Ambrose. 

The new series will be aimed at 2-5-year-olds and it will air on Disney Junior and will see each episode consisting of two 11 minute episodes.

Footage was screened for the folks at Variety who described it thusly: An early animation test was screened for the audience who got to see the series lead, six-year-old Kit Seacourt, trying out her new gear, which ended with a line that seems likely to be repeated, “Never fear, I’m the Rocketeer!”

Look, we have no issues with The Rocketeer being a girl, or the new series aimed at kids (it’s not like we don’t enjoy Ben Ten, Stephen Universe, Adventure Time etc) but 2-5-year-olds! Come on…

Sorry, got a bit irregular there. What say you all?

THE ROCKETEER – Coverage. (Disney Junior)

Source: Variety

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….