While it has long been rumored, Marvel confirmed today at Comic-Con that the Guardians of the Galaxy animated series will be coming to Disney XD later this fall. They made the announcement with a 1-minute preview featuring Rocket Raccoon and Groot involved in some explosive action.

The news was announced to coincide with next weekend's premier of the big screen event Guardians of the Galaxy, with the animated series carrying the same tone and style as its movie counterpart.

Not much information was released about the series itself, with Marvel TV chief Jeph Loeb stating,

"Enjoy the cartoons, that's what you are supposed to do on a Saturday morning."

Avengers Assemble also announced it's second season with first look footage, and Ultimate Spider-Man debuted its full Web Warriors special, which premieres on Disney XD this September.

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There was also footage shown from the second season of Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H., which will bring in characters tied to the Guardians of the Galaxy movie. The panel ended by teasing the Iron Man Captain America Heroes Unlimited animated movie coming out next week.

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