Disney Junior announced today that a “Rocketeer” animated series is being developed for the channel. This time around, the series will focus on young girl donning the classic jet pack to become the new Rocketeer.
From Entertainment Weekly:
Disney Junior is aiming for the sky with its latest animated series.
The network announced Tuesday that production has begun on The Rocketeer, a cartoon adventure inspired by Dave Stevens’ popular comic book series of the same name. Intended for young kids and their families, the show is set to debut on Disney Junior in 2019.
The series will follow Kit, a young girl who receives a surprise birthday package revealing she’s the next Rocketeer, a renowned superhero who takes to the air with the help of a jet pack. Alongside her gadget-whiz best friend Tesh and her airplane mechanic uncle Ambrose, Kit assumes her new secret identity to embark on a series of heroic adventures.
“We are very excited to introduce The Rocketeer to our young Disney Junior audience,” said senior vice president of original programming Joe D’Ambrosia in a statement. “The vast storytelling found in the original comic books provides the perfect opportunity to create an exciting new adventure series told from a young girl superhero perspective that the whole family can enjoy together.”
The show is aimed at children ages 2 to 7, and each episode will feature an original song and two 11-minute stories.