Get ready to "Hero up!" with "Marvel Super Hero Squad!" on Cartoon Network
February 18, 2009

Marvel Super Hero Squad Heads to TV 26 episodes coming to Cartoon Network in late 2009

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The all-new "Marvel Super Hero Squad" animated series debuts on the Cartoon Network in late 2009 with a slate of 26 episodes scheduled to run. "Marvel Super Hero Squad" is an action-packed show featuring super-stylized versions of its most popular characters including Captain America, Silver Surfer, Hulk, Wolverine and Iron Man.

"We are thrilled to have Cartoon Network as the U.S home for the show and appreciate the hard work everyone at the network has put into making this deal come to fruition," said Eric Rollman, Marvel’s President of Animation commented. "Marvel Super Hero Squad represents many firsts for Marvel in that it’s our first Marvel Universe show inclusive of characters from across the many worlds of Marvel and our first action series with a humorous twist. The commitment both Marvel and Cartoon Network have made to this show should establish it as an evergreen fixture for both companies for many years to come."

So what’s it all about, True Believers? When the greatest heroes on the planet unite to face the world’s greatest villains, you get the biggest, most family-friendly Super Hero team-up in TV history…Marvel Super Hero Squad. It’s no small job protecting Super Hero City from VillainVille’s infamous criminals…But Iron Man, Wolverine, the Hulk, the Silver Surfer, Thor and the Falcon are always up for the job.

Shouting "Hero Up!" as they rush into battle, the Squad must keep Dr. Doom‘s allies from gathering pieces of the Infinity Sword. Otherwise, Doom will use the Sword to rule the universe! Luckily, the City is filled with Marvel Super Hero guest-stars to help out in a pinch. These brave heroes totally deliver the action—but with plenty of humor on the side.

Superstar voice talents slated to play the roles of the dynamic heroes and villans of include: Tom Kenny ("Spongebob"), Charlie Adler ("Transformers 1 & 2"), Steve Blum ("Wolverine and the X-Men," "Hulk Vs.") and Grey DeLisle ("Fairly Oddparents" and "The Replacements").

Not enough for you? How about some gigantic guest-star voices including: Wayne Knight ("Seinfeld"), LeVar Burton ("Reading Rainbow," "Star Trek: The Next Generation"), Michelle Trachtenberg ("Gossip Girl," "17 Again," "Buffy"), Greg Grunberg ("Heroes"), Lena Headey ("Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles," "300"), Adrian Pasdar ("Heroes"), Tricia Helfer ("Battlestar Galatica"), Jennifer Morrison ("House"), Tamera Mowry ("Twitches," "Sister, Sister"), Robert Englund ("A Nightmare on Elm Street" films) and Stan Lee as the Mayor of Super Hero City.

Hasbro, the world’s leader in action figures, is the Master Licensee for "Marvel Super Hero Squad" toys which have already seen success at retail.

Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on,,, Boing-Boing,, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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