I Am Groot Season 2 brings more weirdly comic mischief from the anthropomorphic tree, with his screen creators Vin Diesel and James Gunn returning as star and producer.
Baby Groot’s adventure continues across the Galaxy, including a planet that is full of ice and another world with old Indian Jones-esque temples and booby traps. He makes a new bird friend, and does ridiculous things non-stop.
Groot seems to have grown up quite a bit in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 but when his short-form comedy series returns next month, we’ll be catching up with Baby Groot. Impressively detailed animation telling silly stories. The series is an official part of Marvel Phase 5, that in turn continues the The Multiverse Saga.
Marvel says: “The troublemaking twig returns to mischief in the second season of I Am Groot. This time, Baby Groot finds himself exploring the universe and beyond aboard the Guardians’ spaceships, coming face-to-face—or nose-to-nose—with new and colorful creatures and environments.”
The trailer features a techno version of Scott Joplin’s The Entertainer, a bit of iconic ragtime that you may remember from cartoons and ice cream trucks. The episodes also have almost no dialog, an update of vintage animation where music and sound do the talking. I Am Groot is created by Kirsten Lepore for the streaming Disney+, and wanted the show to call back earlier eras. Yet the animation sometimes looks like a scene out of Little Big Planet.
If your a fan of the challenged twig, there’s some free Disney art here. This is the 2nd MCU animated series, after What If…?, which has season 2 “coming soon.” Marvel Zombies is also on the schedule for Phase 5, all building an Animated MCU.
Five new episodes of I Am Groot Season 2 will drop on September 6 on Disney+.
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