The Rocketeer Series Coming To Disney Junior
An animated series based on the comic book hero is coming soon!
Disney Junior Introducing New Animated Series Based On The Rocketeer!
It was just announced by Disney that production for an animated adventure series for young kids about The Rocketeer has officially begun! Based on Dave Stevens’ comic books, this animated series follows the story of Kit, a young girl who opens a surprise package on her birthday revealing her destiny as the next Rocketeer. The Rocketeer is a legendary superhero, equipped with a rocket-powered jet pack that gives it's user the ability to fly. Disney Junior revealed that in the story, Kit, under a secret identity, will take on her new responsibility to save the day—accompanied by her gadget-minded best friend, Tesh, and airplane mechanic uncle, Ambrose. It was reported last year that the movie studio was working on a movie sequel to the original 1991 film by Joe Johnston, but it's unclear if that report was actually about this project all along, if that film project transformed into this series, or if the new show is simply a lead-in or companion piece to the upcoming movie.
Here’s what Joe D’Ambrosia, senior vice president of Original Programming for Disney Junior, has to say about the all-new series: “We are very excited to introduce The Rocketeer to our young Disney Junior audience. The vast storytelling found in the original comic books provides the perfect opportunity to create an exciting new adventure series told from a young girl superhero perspective that the whole family can enjoy together.” Each episode is packed with two epic 11-minute adventures, as well as an original song that we’ll most likely be singing along to as we cheer on our new superhero. The upcoming film version is titled The Rocketeers and will take place six years after the events of the original film with a black female pilot taking up the mantle of The Rocketeer after Cliff Secord has gone missing while fighting the Nazis while The new Rocketeer goes on a mission to stop a corrupt scientist from stealing jetpack technology and shifting the balance of the Cold War. The series will debut on Disney Junior in 2019!