If you’re a fan of The Rocketeer, you’re going to love this news from Disney Junior: It was just announced that production for an animated adventure series for young kids about The Rocketeer has officially begun, set to debut in 2019!Based on Dave Stevens’ comic books, this animated series follows the story of Kit, a young girl who opens a surprise package on her birthday revealing her destiny as the next Rocketeer.
What is a Rocketeer, you might ask? Only a legendary superhero, equipped with a rocket-powered jet pack that gives the ability to fly! Disney Junior revealed that in the story, Kit, under a secret identity, will take on her new responsibility to save the day—accompanied by her gadget-minded best friend, Tesh, and airplane mechanic uncle, Ambrose. We’ll be following their epic journey every step of the way!
Here’s what Joe D’Ambrosia, senior vice president of Original Programming for Disney Junior, has to say about the all-new series:
“We are very excited to introduce The Rocketeer to our young Disney Junior audience. 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.”
Kit is going to be an inspiration to us all! Each episode is packed with two epic 11-minute adventures, as well as an original song that we’ll most likely be singing along to as we cheer on our new superhero. We’ll be welcoming Kit with open arms when she flies into our lives in 2019!