Marvel Announces Voice for Groot in Guardians of the Galaxy Cartoon

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As promised, Marvel and DisneyPR would be releasing information on the Guardians of the Galaxy cartoon. Today it was announced that Groot would be voiced by Kevin Michael Richardson who voices Cleveland Jr from the Cleveland Brown Show. Richardson has also voiced Marvel’s Bishop in Wolverine and the X-Men, Nick Fury in the Super Hero Squad animated series, Trigon on Teen Titans and the Joker in The Batman. Peep the tweet below as well as watch the video of Richardson doing is I am Groot imitation.

Pretty sure Vin Diesel will be proud.

We can expect casting information along with the synopsis of the show and release date during these next few days. VixenVarsity will have all the information as it hits the web.

MARVEL’S GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY – Production has begun on “Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy,” an upcoming animated television series for Disney XD featuring the hugely popular characters introduced in the record-breaking Marvel Studios film of the same name. The announcement was made today by Jeph Loeb, Marvel’s Head of Television, at New York Comic-Con. Produced by Marvel Television, the series stars 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 — fan-favorite Rocket Raccoon, a tree-like humanoid named Groot, the enigmatic, expert fighter Gamora and the rough edged warrior Drax the Destroyer. The series will premiere in 2015 on the Marvel Universe programming block on Disney XD.

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