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'Guardians of the Galaxy' animated version to launch in 2015

 Animated TV series of superhero film 'Guardians of the Galaxy' will be launched in 2015.

PTI| Updated: Oct 11, 2014, 19:48 PM IST

Los Angeles: Animated TV series of superhero film 'Guardians of the Galaxy' will be launched in 2015.

Produced by Marvel Television, the series will centre on Peter Quill as Star-Lord, the brash adventurer who, to save the universe from its greatest threats, joins forces with a quartet of disparate misfits: Rocket Raccoon, Groot, Gamora and Drax the Destroyer, said The Hollywood Reporter.

"The movie and franchise quickly became a worldwide phenomenon. We're looking forward to working with the great team at Marvel Television to deliver an engaging animated series that fans can enjoy each week," said Marc Buhaj, senior VP programming and general manager at Disney XD.

Disney XD announced during New York Comic Con that it has ordered an animated Marvel's Guardians of the film series to launch next year during the network's 'Marvel Universe' block.

"This is a very exciting time for the Marvel Animation Studio as we get to explore the cosmic side of the Marvel Universe by developing the first-ever Marvel's 'Guardians of the Galaxy' animated series," said Jeph Loeb, head of Marvel Television.