Watch Marvel’s New ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ ‘Rocket and Groot’ Shorts
Ask anyone what the most basic appeal of Guardians of the Galaxy boils down to, and you’ll inevitably hear some combination of “talking raccoon and tree.” So it is, that Disney XD, Academy Award-nominated Passion Pictures, and director Arnaud Delord have brought us 12 new Rocket & Groot shorts to celebrate the pair, the first of which you can watch right now.
Marvel and Disney XD released the first of twelve all new Rocket & Groot shorts, following the eponymous pair as they try to buy a new ship after their old one breaks down. Animated by Passion Pictures (the same behind Oscar-winning short The Lost Thing), directed by Arnaud Delord, written by Chris “Doc” Wyatt and Kevin Burke, Rocket & Groot will also air compilation of all the shorts April 10 on Disney XD, at at 7:00 A.M.
Check out the key art and animation style, which is based heavily on Skottie Young's designs:
Also worth noting, both Rocket & Groot are voiced by their respective portrayers on Disney XD’s Guardians of the Galaxy series, featuring Billy West as Rocket, and Kevin Michael Richardson as Groot. We’ll take all we can get during the wait for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, but check out the first short above.