Two new cartoon confirmations from the Kingdom of the Mouse: there will be a Tron animated series debuting in 2011, and a new Avengers series will air on Disney XD this fall.
As we previously announced, Disney was considering a Tron TV series - this news got a little meatier yesterday, as Disney announced that a 10-part Tron series will air in Fall 2011 on the Disney Channel. This series will be a precursor to full Tron animated series for the 6-14 year old set.
Disney also confirmed that they would be picking up The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes for Disney XD's Fall 2010 line-up. Although news of this series debuted in 2008, its move to Disney XD is evidence that the House of the Mouse is integrating the House of Ideas into their programming. Here's a preview:
This isn't the Avengers first foray into modern animation. In 1999, the mostly lamentable The Avengers: United They Stand aired on FOX Kids. This show featured Hawkeye, Ant-Man, and the Wasp donning totally rad 1990s power armor (it was also canceled after one season).
Earth's Mightiest Heroes also appeared in Lionsgate Home Entertainment series of straight-to-DVD Avengers flicks: Ultimate Avengers (2006), Ultimate Avengers 2 (2006), and Next Avengers (2008).