First Look At Disney Junior's THE ROCKETEER Animated Series Premiering Next Year

Thanks to a recent conference, we have new details and our first image from Disney Junior's upcoming animated series The Rocketeer; a re-imagining of Dave Steven's comic book series of the same name...

Disney has shared the first image (above) from their upcoming animated kids' series The Rocketeer, which was previously announced back in February. In addition to the first look, we also received some new details regarding the show which is a re-imagining of the character inspired by the Dave Steven's comic book series of the same name.

For starters, it will "depart substantially" from the original comics.

Nancy Kanter, EVP of Content and Creative Strategy for Disney Channels Worldwide, and General Manager for Disney Junior Worldwide explained: "But it’s a piece of IP that is very alive at Disney and we imagined who could be the Rocketeer for this generation of kids.”

The Rocketeer will follow a young girl named Kit who receives a surprise birthday package revealing she’s next in line to become the Rocketeer, a legendary superhero who can take the skies with the help of a rocket-powered jetpack. Joining her on her adventures will be her "gadget-minded" best friend Tesh and her airplane mechanic uncle Ambrose. 



It will be a 3D, CGI series and, as previously detailed, will be targeted at a 2- to 5-year-old audience. As such, the show will air on Disney's children's network, Disney Junior. Each episode will feature two 11-minute stories and an original song.

Variety, which attended a recent presentation that highlighted the show along with a few other upcoming Disney series, had this to say of a clip they were shown:

An early animation test was screened for the audience who got to see the series lead, six-year-old Kit Seacourt, trying out her new gear, which ended with a line that seems likely to be repeated, “Never fear, I’m the Rocketeer!”


The Rocketeer will debut on Disney Junior in 2019. A few other animated series from Disney were also showcased, which you can check out over on our sister site Toonado.
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