The Disney Channel has announced a special series of the Marvel animated series, Guardians of the Galaxy, which will be called Mission Breakout. This is the name of the attraction at Disney’s California Adventure theme park, which was originally based on the Twilight Zone’s Tower Of Terror, until it was changed to fit with the Guardians of the Galaxy.
“Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout!” will feature distinct animation styles in a multipart story arc. The new show will be airing on the Disney Channel and DisneyNOW app on Sunday May 5th (9:30-10:30pm EDT/PDT), with two back-to-back episodes.
In the new storyline, the Guardians, desperate to escape the Collector’s collapsing ship, jump into the Black Vortex Mirror and find themselves separated and trapped in strange new worlds. Crossing time and dimensions, each world was developed using different animation techniques to visually support the storytelling, including CG-stop motion, children’s book illustration, 8-bit, motion comic – all firsts for a Marvel animated series – as well as Golden Age and traditional CG.
The premiere schedule is as follows:
Sunday, May 5 (9:30 p.m. EDT/PDT)
“Black Vortex, Part One” – When the Guardians become separated in the Black Vortex, Gamora wakes up in a children’s fairy tale, while Drax is trapped in a comic book.
“Black Vortex, Part Two” – While caught in a CG sinister packing factory, Rocket must search for his best friend Groot and escape.
Sunday, May 12 (9:30 p.m. EDT/PDT)
“Black Vortex, Part Three” – Quill finds himself in a claymation world where the Milano is flying into the sun, threatening to melt him. Meanwhile, Groot and Drax must fight Ronan in a Golden Age world.
“Black Vortex, Part Four” – Gamora and Quill battle their way through an 8-bit Super Marvel World.
Here is a sneak peek at the different styles of artwork:
“Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout!” stars Will Friedle (Disney’s “Kim Possible”) as Peter Quill/Star-Lord, Trevor Devall (“Johnny Test”) as Rocket Raccoon, Vanessa Marshall (“Star Wars Rebels”) as Gamora, David Sobolov (“Transformers: Prime”) as Drax the Destroyer and Kevin Michael Richardson (“The Cleveland Show”) as Groot.
Produced by Marvel Animation, the series’ award-winning creative team includes executive producers Alan Fine (“Marvel’s The Avengers”), Joe Quesada (“Marvel’s Avengers Assemble”), Dan Buckley (“Marvel’s Avengers Assemble”), Cort Lane (“Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man”) and Eric Radomski (“Marvel’s Avengers Assemble”).
Disney Channel is set to include over 5000 episodes on the upcoming Disney+ streaming service and the Guardians of the Galaxy series has been confirmed to be apart of Disney+. So expect these episodes to be available later this year on Disney+.
Are you excited for these new Mission Breakout episodes?