Marvel Starts The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes

Marvel Animation, the cartoon division of Marvel Entertainment, is beginning production on “The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes,” the company’s latest animated series.

The Hollywood Reporter says Film Roman, the company behind “The Simpsons” and “King of the Hill,” has been hired to produce the 26-episode series, which will be available for broadcast in 2011, in time for Marvel Studios’ releases of the tentpole live-action movies The First Avenger: Captain America and The Avengers.

Producing the series is Ciro Nieli, whose credits include “Super Robot Monkey Team Hyper Force Go!” and “Teen Titans.” The series’ story editor is Christopher Yost, who has worked on the Marvel cartoons “Iron Man Armored Adventures” and “Fantastic Four: World’s Greatest Heroes.”

Source: The Hollywood Reporter