Stan Lee to Narrate More Marvel ‘Origin’ Apps for iOS, Available in February

Disney Publishing Worldwide announced today that two more storybook app titles based on the original Marvel Origins series will join ‘The Amazing Spider-Man: An Origin Story‘ app, which launched last month. The new titles, both narrated by comic book legend Stan Lee, include ‘Avengers Origins: Hulk’ and ‘Avengers Origins: Assemble!’ which will be available for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch in February 2012.

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‘Ultimate Spider-Man’ to Debut on Disney XD in April

We have learned that the widely anticipated animated series Ultimate Spider-Man, based on the Marvel comic title of the same name, will debut on Disney XD on April 1, 2012. The show will be the centerpiece of a programming block dedicated to Marvel properties.

The series follows Peter Parker (Drake Bell) one year after he became Spider-Man. Still learning how to make the most of his powers, he is approached by Nick Fury (Chi McBride) of S.H.I.E.L.D. who promises to help Peter, but first Peter must learn to work as a team with his fellow teenaged superheroes. Expected to appear in the series are Tony Stark/Iron Man (Adrian Pasdar), Norman Osborn (Steven Weber), J. Jonah Jameson (J.K. Simmons), Agent/Principal Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg), Wasp, Captain America, Hulk and Thor.

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New Pixar ‘Toy Story’ Comics Coming from Marvel in 2012

'Toy Story' #1 from Marvel Comics and Disney PublishingMarvel Comics today announced that it has joined forces with Disney Publishing to produce a new limited series of comics based on Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story. This will be the first new issue of a title previously produced by BOOM! Comics who no longer have the Disney license.

‘Everyone loves Toy Story, so we’re excited to team with our friends at Disney/Pixar to bring readers all new stories of our favorite characters from these blockbuster films,’ said Axel Alonso, Editor in Chief, Marvel Entertainment. ‘Toy Story allows us to bring great new material to the market that’s not only perfect for kids, but also a great read for fans of all ages. What’s next for Woody and Buzz in these stories? We can’t wait for you to find out!’

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‘The Avengers’ Official Character Descriptions

'The Avengers' Teaser PosterWalt Disney Studios and Marvel Studios have provided us with the official character descriptions for their upcoming release, The Avengers, in theaters on May 4, 2012. In Marvel’s The Avengers, it’s the Super Hero team up of a lifetime, featuring iconic Marvel Super Heroes Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins.

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‘Marvel Super Hero Squad Online’ Debuts New Challenge System, Heroes

Doctor Strange in 'Marvel Super Hero Squad Online' by Gazillion EntertainmentGazillion Entertainment and Marvel Entertainment today unveiled the brand new Challenge System in the free-to-play massively multiplayer online kids game Marvel Super Hero Squad Online. Through the Challenge System, players are rewarded for discovering new and exciting aspects of the game!

By completing Challenges players earn Gold, Silver, Tickets and even unique Marvel heroes! Visit and explore all the far corners of the game world zones, make new friends, play in the virtual arcade and complete Card Game Quests; these are just a few of the challenge activities that await your squad.

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Marvel Sends ‘Prep & Landing’ Crew to Avengers Mansion in Comics Crossover

'Prep & Landing: Mission: Impossible' from Marvel ComicsThere’s very little doubt that Tony Stark and the rest of The Avengers are on the nice list this year, so it makes perfect sense that the popular duo of Wayne and Lanny from Walt Disney Animation Studios’ ‘Prep & Landing’ animated special perform their most daunting task to date: Avengers Mansion.

Marvel will be publishing the first issue of the new crossover series on November 16, according to the official Facebook page of Walt Disney Animation Studios, who also provided a sneak peek.

'Prep & Landing: Mission: Impossible' from Marvel ComicsThe issue is subtitled ‘Mansion: Impossible,’ although we’ll probably be calling it ‘Mission: Impossibelf’ just because.

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‘The Avengers’ Trailer Shatters iTunes Record with Over 10M Downloads in 24 Hours

'The Avengers' Teaser PosterMarvel Studios announced today that the trailer for next summer’s most highly anticipated movie, Marvel’s The Avengers, has been downloaded over 10 million times in its first 24 hours on iTunes Movie Trailers shattering the most-viewed trailer record in the site’s history.

The trailer, which debuted Tuesday, October 11, exclusively on iTunes Movie Trailers, gives fans a sneak peak at Marvel’s The Avengers — the Super Hero team up of a lifetime — based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series The Avengers, first published in 1963 and a comics institution ever since.

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P.S. from Aeropostale Announces New Marvel Line of Fashion

Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a global character-based entertainment company, and Aeropostale, Inc. (NYSE: ARO), the parent company to kid’s retailer P.S. from Aeropostale®, today announced an exclusive collection of Marvel Super Hero merchandise available under the P.S. from Aeropostale brand. The apparel and accessories line will be targeted to P.S. from Aeropostale customers, kids between the ages of four and 12 years-old, and will include designs inspired by classic Marvel Super Heroes such as Spider-Man as well as next summer’s blockbuster film event, Marvel’s ‘The Avengers,’ which features Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye.

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‘Strange’ Domain Registrations May Point to Next Marvel Studios Project

Last week, Disney Music Group registered several domain names for upcoming television and movie soundtracks, many of which are already announced projects from Marvel Studios. The only registration that relates to an unannounced project, but is known to be in the works, is that of Doctor Strange. Known to be in development for a very long period of time, Marvel Studios has made news in the recent past by hiring Thomas Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer to write the latest script and have reportedly shopped it around to potential directors.

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‘The Avengers’ Panel at NY Comic-Con to Feature Cast, New Footage

New York Comic Con (NYCC) is proud to announce Marvel Studios, for the first time ever, will participate in this October’s NYCC. Marvel Studios will present a special event in NYCC’s IGN Theater – Presented by Sprint on Saturday, October 15th from 6:30-7:30 PM, a high-profile panel focused on the upcoming feature film Marvel’s The Avengers. Marvel Studios will debut never-before-seen footage from The Avengers, and panelists will include Kevin Feige (Producer), Chris Evans (Captain America), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Clark Gregg (Agent Coulson), and Cobie Smulders (Agent Hill). The Avengers is scheduled for release on May 4th, 2012.

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