In other Marvel news, it’s a groundbreaking idea: Cartoons for kids:
Marvel has had great success appealing to an older audience with its lineup of direct-to-DVD animated features released by LionsGate. Both of the Ultimate Avengers releases did well (see “Ultimate Avengers 2 DVD Debuts at #5″) and the recently released Invincible Iron Man also appears to have great prospects. But after the release of a Doctor Strange animated feature in August, the next Marvel direct-to-DVD movie will be targeted at a younger audience with the producers adhering to the rules of Saturday morning in order to reach the widest possible audience. Though Marvel claims it won’t skimp on the action in its new film, the violence and the effects of that violence will be toned down.
The new straight-to-DVD cartoon is reported to be Teen Avengers, which will apparently not have anything to do with Marvel’s existing Young Avengers because, really, why would anyone want to see a cartoon based on a critically-acclaimed series co-created by a writer who’s worked on mainstream TV shows like Grey’s Anatomy and The OC?
(Alternately, and slightly off on a tangent related to the last post as well, Civil War: The Return seems to suggest an interesting new plot twist for Young Avengers, doesn’t it…?)