Marvel Entertainment is bringing an animated Avengers series to television in 2011, in time for Captain America and Earth’s Mightest Heroes to make their big-screen debuts.
The 26-episode cartoon, called The Avengers: Earth’s Mightest Heroes, is being produced by Film Roman, the company behind The Simpsons and King of the Hill. Ciro Nieli (Teen Titans) will produce the series; Christopher Yost (X-Men: Evolution, Fantastic Four) will serve as story editor.
This is part of Marvel Animation’s big push into television, which has been dominated in recent years by Warner Bros./DC Comics. Wolverine and the X-Men and Iron Man: Armored Adventures debut next year on Nicktoons, and Black Panther on BET. Marvel Super Hero Squad also is in the works.
Update: Marvel’s official press release