Avengers Assemble (TV series)

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Avengers Assemble
Avengers Assemble TV series.jpg
Hawkeye, Falcon, Captain America, Iron Man, Hulk, Thor and Black Widow
Genre Superhero
Created by
Developed by
Voices of
Composer(s)
  • Michael McCuistion
  • Lolita Ritmanis
  • Kristopher Carter
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 33 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s) (Man of Action)
Editor(s) Fred Udell
Running time 22 minutes
Production company(s)
[1]
Distributor Disney-ABC Domestic Television
Broadcast
Original channel Disney XD
Original run May 26, 2013 (2013-05-26)[2] – present
Chronology
Preceded by The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes
Related shows
External links
Official website

Avengers Assemble is an American animated television series, based on the fictional Marvel Comics superhero team the Avengers, which has been designed to capitalize on the success of the 2012 film adaptation. Avengers Assemble premiered on May 26, 2013,[2] on Disney XD.[3] The series is a replacement for The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes. It airs alongside Ultimate Spider-Man and Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.. Additionally, it features a near-identical cast and crew with both shows, and shares continuity with them as part of the block. Joe Casey, Joe Kelly, Duncan Rouleau and Steven T. Seagle (a group known as Man of Action) have been confirmed to be the executive producers of the series.[4]

On July 26, 2014, Disney XD announced that it has ordered a second season of Avengers Assemble that is currently in production and is slated to premiere in fall 2014.[5]

Premise

Falcon (the newest member of The Avengers) is the main eyes and ears of the viewer as he fights evil and saves the world with his teammates (consisting of Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk, Black Widow, Hawkeye and Thor).[6]

Plot

Season one

When Red Skull is dying due to his imperfect Super Soldier Serum, he teams up with MODOK (who upgrades HYDRA's tech) to kidnap Captain America so that Red Skull can transfer his mind to a more fit body. After his defeat by a reassembled team of Avengers, Red Skull takes Iron Man's armor for its life support system leaving Tony for dead. The Avengers get Stark to a new armor, but Red Skull attacks them at their mansion and is again defeated with the Avengers Mansion destroyed during the fight. Red Skull plans to take away everything the Avengers hold dear from their lives to their country by trying to have them hated by the people for failing to save the day.

To even the playing field, Red Skull brings together his team of power giants called the Cabal where his invitational transmissions are shown to have been received by Attuma, Doctor Doom, and Dracula (though only Attuma and Dracula accept the invitation). The Avengers and S.H.I.E.L.D. intercept a transmission and the Avengers remain together to battle the Cabal. To stay close after Avengers Mansion blew up, they set up their base in Avengers Tower.

With the threat of the Cabal, the Avengers fight them at every end as well as other threats that come to Earth.

Season two

In Season Two, the Avengers will face off against Red Skull's master Thanos (who Red Skull gave the Tesseract to at the end of Season One) who is on the hunt for the Infinity Gems.[5]

Episodes

Season Episodes Originally aired DVD and Blu-ray release date
Season premiere Season finale Region 1/A Region 2/B Region 4/B
1 26 May 26, 2013 (May 26, 2013) May 25, 2014 (May 25, 2014) N/A N/A N/A
2 26 September 28, 2014 (September 28, 2014) 2015 (2015) N/A N/A N/A

Cast

Main cast

Additional voices

Crew

  • Amanda Goodbread - Casting and Recording Manager
  • Joe Moeller – Casting Director
  • Collette Sunderman – Casting and Voice Director

Development

Jeph Loeb, Head of Marvel Television and a producer on the series, stated that the series is intended to closely echo the tone and feel of the 2012 The Avengers film.[3] The series will feature a combination of 2D and CGI animation.[3] Avengers Assemble was originally reported as a "continuation" of The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes,[40] but later reports confirmed it as a completely separate series (though a flashback in episode 8 does have the Avengers featured in their respective models).[41] Episode 8 did make references to Nick Fury's teenage superhero program from Ultimate Spider-Man (Adrian Pasdar, Roger Craig Smith, Travis Willingham, Fred Tatasciore, Troy Baker, Chi McBride, and J.K. Simmons have also voiced their respective characters on that show) indicating that both shows are in the same continuity.

The series aired on July 7, 2013, with a 1-hour preview of the series that aired on May 26, 2013.[42] The first episode was made available free on iTunes on May 21, 2013.[43]

References

  1. ^ McNicol, Hamish (April 29, 2013). "Animation company does Hulking job". stuff.co.nz (Fairfax New Zealand Limited). Retrieved July 27, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Cochran, Jay. "Download The First Episode Of Avengers Assemble For Free On iTunes Now". Marvelous News. Retrieved 22 November 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c Sands, Rich (June 12, 2012). "Exclusive: Marvel Assembles New Animated Series for the Hulk and Avengers". TV Guide. Archived from the original on September 7, 2012. Retrieved July 5, 2012. 
  4. ^ "NYCC 2012: Avengers Assemble & Hulk Casts Announced". Marvel. Marvel. December 4, 2012. Retrieved January 29, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b Khatchatourian, Maane (July 26, 2014). "Disney XD Renews Marvel’s ‘Avengers Assemble,’ ‘Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.’". Variety. Retrieved July 28, 2014. 
  6. ^ Goldman, Eric (June 12, 2012). "Marvel Confirms New Avengers Assemble Animated Series". IGN. Archived from the original on September 7, 2012. Retrieved September 7, 2012. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f g Sands, Rich. "Disney XD Picks Up Marvel Cartoons Featuring the Avengers and the Hulk". TV Guide. Retrieved 13 October 2012. 
  8. ^ a b c d "Planet Doom". Avengers Assemble. Season 1. Episode 15. December 8, 2013. Disney XD.
  9. ^ a b c d e "Crime and Circuses". Avengers Assemble. Season 1. Episode 24. May 11, 2014. Disney XD.
  10. ^ "Mojo World". Avengers Assemble. Season 1. Episode 18. March 9, 2014. Disney XD.
  11. ^ a b c d "Thanos Rising". Avengers Assemble. Season 2. Episode 2. October 5, 2014. Disney XD.
  12. ^ a b c d "Avengers: Impossible". Avengers Assemble. Season 1. Episode 12. October 20, 2013. Disney XD.
  13. ^ [1]
  14. ^ "Savages". Avengers Assemble. Season 1. Episode 17. March 2, 2014. Disney XD.
  15. ^ a b c d "The Avengers Protocol: Part 1". Avengers Assemble. Season 1. Episode 1. May 26, 2013. Disney XD.
  16. ^ a b c "Hulk's Day Out". Avengers Assemble. Season 1. Episode 14. November 24, 2013. Disney XD.
  17. ^ "Ghost of the Past". Avengers Assemble. Season 2. Episode 4. October 26, 2014. Disney XD.
  18. ^ "All Father's Day". Avengers Assemble. Season 1. Episode 1. March 23, 2014. Disney XD.
  19. ^ a b "Hyperion". Avengers Assemble. Season 1. Episode 7. August 4, 2013. Disney XD.
  20. ^ "Blood Feud". Avengers Assemble. Season 1. Episode 5. July 21, 2013. Disney XD.
  21. ^ a b c "Guardians and Space Knights". Avengers Assemble. Season 1. Episode 22. April 6, 2014. Disney XD.
  22. ^ [2]
  23. ^ http://www.thefutoncritic.com/listings/20140226disneyxd05/
  24. ^ "One Little Thing". Avengers Assemble. Season 1. Episode 23. April 13, 2014. Disney XD.
  25. ^ a b http://www.ign.com/videos/2014/04/04/marvels-avengers-assemble-clip-teaming-with-the-guardians-of-the-galaxy
  26. ^ "Ghost of a Chance". Avengers Assemble. Season 1. Episode 3. July 7, 2013. Disney XD.
  27. ^ "Hulked Out Heroes". Avengers Assemble. Season 1. Episode 11. September 29, 2013. Disney XD.
  28. ^ a b "The Serpent of Doom". Avengers Assemble. Season 1. Episode 4. July 14, 2013. Disney XD.
  29. ^ "Valhalla Can Wait". Avengers Assemble. Season 2. Episode 3. October 12, 2014. Disney XD.
  30. ^ "The Arsenal". Avengers Assemble. Season 2. Episode 1. September 28, 2014. Disney XD.
  31. ^ "Hulked Out Heroes". Avengers Assemble. Season 1. Episode 11. September 29, 2013. Disney XD.
  32. ^ Anthony Ruivivar on Avengers Assemble tweet
  33. ^ "Nighthawk". Avengers Assemble. Season 2. Episode 32. November 9, 2014. Disney XD.
  34. ^ "Molecule Kid". Avengers Assemble. Season 1. Episode 8. August 12, 2013. Disney XD.
  35. ^ "Depth Charge". Avengers Assemble. Season 1. Episode 9. September 15, 2013. Disney XD.
  36. ^ "The Avengers Protocol: Part 2". Avengers Assemble. Season 1. Episode 2. May 26, 2013. Disney XD.
  37. ^ "Super Adaptoid". Avengers Assemble. Season 1. Episode 6. July 28, 2013. Disney XD.
  38. ^ "Beneath the Surface". Avengers Assemble. Season 2. Episode 31. November 2, 2014. Disney XD.
  39. ^ http://www.thefutoncritic.com/listings/20140320disneyxd06/
  40. ^ Wilding, Josh (July 14, 2012). "SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2012: Highlights From MARVEL TV PRESENTS Panel". Comic Book Movie. Retrieved July 19, 2012. 
  41. ^ Goldman, Eric (July 14, 2012). "Comic-Con: Avengers Assemble and Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. Test Footage Shown". IGN. Retrieved November 13, 2012. 
  42. ^ Melrose, Kevin (March 8, 2013). "Disney XD’s Avengers Assemble, Hulk Cartoon Get Premiere Dates". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved November 19, 2013. 
  43. ^ "Marvel's Avengers Assemble, Season 1". iTunes Store. 2013. Retrieved November 19, 2013. 

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