Move over, Baby Yoda.
It’s debatable which infantile alien creature may be the most adorable in the pop culture universe: Baby Yoda or Baby Groot. But taking into consideration the thunderous applause and cheers heard as of this past Fridays Marvel Studios Animation Panel at NORTH PARK Comic-Con because they revealed the brand new trailer for “I’M Groot,” our bets are actually on the spunky little sapling. Sorry, Grogu!
This “Guardians of the Galaxy” animated spinoff is defined to sprout on Disney Plus (opens in new tab) on Aug.10 and includes five cartoon shorts starring that precocious twig offshoot of Daddy Groot observed in Marvel films starting in 2014.
Each humorous segment will concentrate on the various childhood misadventures of Baby Groot through the entire galaxy while separated from the primary Guardians team as he encounters new friends and foes while landing in precarious situations.
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Vin Diesel, who’s provided the tri-worded language of the Flora Colossus character since its depiction in 2014’s “Guardians of the Galaxy,” is back again to lend his vocal talents for the new sci-fi series, and Bradley Cooper will reprise his role because the voice of Baby Groot’s best buddy, the cybernetic weapons specialist, Rocket Raccoon.
“I’M Groot” was made by Ryan Little, script coordinator and writer on Disney+’s “IMAGINE IF?” animated anthology, who also penned the series. Kirsten Lepore acts because the show’s director, with Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso and Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn onboard as executive producers.
Marvel’s “I’M Groot” trailer shown at NORTH PARK Comic-Con is really a joyous dose of summer sunshine with Baby Groot introducing himself to a hostile colony of miniature blue aliens that are quickly enamored of these surprise visitor when he poops out a delicious green leaf, includes a pajama dance party, showcases his leafy outerwear, blows stuff up, does some purple pond hot-tubbing, and feeds cereal snacks to a verdant bonsai.
The type of Groot was the initial brainchild of Marvel’s Stan Lee, Larry Lieber and Jack Kirby and was initially proven to fans in 1960’s “Tales to Astonish #13” as Groot, The Monster From Planet X.
During last weekend’s panel, the creative team announced that following a initial batch of five animated “I’M Groot” shorts arriving in August, the series will undoubtedly be back with another round of episodes at another date to be determined.
“I’M Groot” plants all five shorts on Disney Plus on Aug. 10, 2022. And when you will need more Marvel in your viewing diet, check our guide to watching the Marvel movies to be able.
Jeff Spry can be an award-winning screenwriter and veteran freelance journalist covering TV, movies, video gaming, books, and comics. His work has appeared at SYFY Wire, Inverse, Collider, Bleeding Cool and elsewhere. Jeff lives in beautiful Bend, Oregon amid the ponderosa pines, classic muscle cars, a cryptof collector horror comics, and two loyal English Setters.