Glimpse into Marvel Animation

Cartoons have long been a source of joy and elation for kids and adults alike. They don't just "appear" however on screen. Nope. It's an arduous task that has been made simpler by computers but is still not cakewalk. In case you're wondering some of the trials Marvel goes through to bring The Super Hero Squad Show, Iron Man Adventures and Wolverine and the X-Men now's your chance. Marvel is giving fans a glimpse into some of the behind-the-scenes action for these properties, and it's a wealth of information. Everything from concept art to character/background sketches to full color character poses is available. And each page will be rife with links to character bios, episode synopses, videos and related news about each cartoon. If you're into the shows this is sort of a DVD Extras for each one, which is pretty awesome. Head on over to to get your all-access groove on. Full press release after the jump. Glimpse Into Marvel Animation’s Secret Archives… Presents Marvel Animation Daily Exclusives See all-new concept art, storyboards, character designs, backgrounds, videos, music and more MANHATTAN BEACH, CALIFORNIA (October 8th, 2009) – For the first time ever, Marvel Animation and ( invite fans to enter the vault of Marvel Animation’s never before seen images. Available for an exclusive sneak peek are some of Marvel Animation’s most popular shows The Super Hero Squad Show, Iron Man Armored Adventures and Wolverine and the X-Men, just to name a few. From original concept sketches of characters to backgrounds, storyboards, final colored character and background artwork, and so much more, the Marvel Animation vault is officially open and fans can see it exclusively at Each unique feature offers engaging information and questions that will intrigue and excite all Marvel fans. Accompanied with all-new facts about Marvel Animation’s hit shows, each image offers a rare glimpse into the Marvel Universe. For the first time, Marvel Animation is delivering a behind the scenes look at the creation of some of its most popular animated series, giving fans a deeper look into Marvel’s past, present and future animated properties. As if it could get any better, each animated series is linked to the “Related News” sections that include character biographies, episode synopses, music videos, trailers, sneak previews and so much more! For the first time ever, Marvel fans will be able to experience first hand the development and creation of the world’s greatest Super Heroes! The Super Hero Squad When the greatest (and coolest) heroes on the planet unite to face the world’s greatest villains, you get the biggest, most family-friendly Super Hero team-up in TV history. It’s no small job protecting Super Hero City from the wild, weird (& even wacky) villainy of VillainVille’s infamous baddies… but the Super Hero Squad is always up for the job. These brave heroes totally deliver the action – but with plenty of humor on the side. Animation Exclusives featuring THE SUPER HERO SQUAD SHOW include: SHS Concept Art Character Sketches Background Sketches Full Color Character Poses Full Color Background Art Storyboards And so much more… Iron Man Armored Adventures Tony Stark is not the typical teenager… he’s a billionaire, brilliant inventor… and Iron Man! Iron Man Armored Adventures follows Tony Stark, 16-year-old genius and heir to the billion-dollar corporation Stark International, as he battles the enemies of world peace with his revolutionary power armor technology. Growing up, Tony had always lived a life of luxury, but everything went horribly wrong when a tragic plane accident robbed him of his father and nearly cost him his own life. Eager to honor the memory of his dad, Tony now uses his suit of invincible armor and technical know-how to protect those who would also fall prey to tragedy, corruption and conspiracy. With help from his friends Jim Rhodes and Pepper Potts, Tony’s activities as Iron Man usually result in high-speed flight, high-tech battles and high-octane quests for justice. Animation Exclusives featuring IRON MAN ARMORED ADVENTURES include: IMAA Concept Sketches IMAA Rough Drawings IMAA Screenshots Iron Man Suit Concepts Storyboards Final Color Character Imagery Background Artwork And so much more… Wolverine and the X-Men The story begins as an explosive event shatters the lives of the X-Men and takes away their mentor, Professor X. The beaten heroes, including Beast, Storm, Cyclops and Nightcrawler, walk away from it all but then they are given a rare glimpse into the future, where they see a world in utter ruin…ruled by giant destructive robots. They discover the world has spiraled out of control because the X-Men have given up. So now the most legendary of all X-Men, Wolverine, must take the lead on the ultimate mission--to prevent the world's destruction—while fending off enemies Magneto and The Brotherhood. Animation Exclusives featuring WOLVERINE AND THE X-MEN: WXM Concept Sketches Rough Character Images Colored Final Character Images Exclusive Wolverine and X-Men Images WXM Screenshots Background Imagery And so much more… ABOUT MARVEL ENTERTAINMENT, INC. Marvel Entertainment, Inc. is one of the world's most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 5,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in licensing, entertainment (via Marvel Studios and Marvel Animation) and publishing (via Marvel Comics). Marvel's strategy is to leverage its franchises in a growing array of opportunities around the world, including feature films, consumer products, toys, video games, animated television, direct-to-DVD and online.