Marvel Entertainment's animated division is working on producing a new "super stylized" cartoon series aimed at 6- to 8 year olds called Marvel Super Hero Squad. The Hollywood Reporter tells us that the series will feature Marvel heroes including Iron Man, Hulk, Wolverine, Thor, Fantastic Four and Captain America in a caricatured Super Hero City as they have "humorous adventures" against Doctor Doom, Magneto, Loki, the Abomination and others.
No network has yet signed the broadcast rights for Marvel Super Hero Squad, but the series is expected to be available for broadcast beginning in 2009.
"This initiative is part of an overall strategy to create new brands and maximize exposure for the characters in the Marvel universe by keeping them fresh and relevant for a new audience and to provide a consistent presence in the marketplace," Marvel Entertainment president of animation Eric Rollman said.
In addition to the series, Marvel is working on a multimedia/merchandising campaign for the show, with Hasbro handling the toys, and Marvel Comics introducing a Super Hero Squad series in the fall.