GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY The Animated Series Fan Ideas & Voice Cast

There have been talk that Marvel’s newest team GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY may come to life in there own animated show, here is my idea for the show including what characters should appear and the people that would give a to voice them.

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By PsychoManiacJacky - 2/9/2014

Hello everyone, welcome to a very special fan article. Regarding the Guardians of The Galaxy, there has been talks they may receive a very a special animated series. I would definitely be looking forward to that seeing some of the characters come to life. It would also be a great opportunity to explore deeper within Marvel’s own cosmic roots. As Marvel within animation can use a much wider variety of characters they can’t in the live action films and there is a much bigger opportunity to come within storylines and development. As much as I am a fan of the current Marvel animated shows I believe a change should be in order to make this come to life. Staring with….
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THE ANIMATION STYLE: We all love animation, well in relative context there is many different categories of animation. Most of which we see today is mainly CGI and quick hand-drawn style. But one thing I greatly miss about animation is the gritty hand-drawn style that made many things come to life within the 80s such as Transformers and G.I.Joe. It’s a style of animation that still holds up to today. This is what they should bring back.


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EPISODES/LENGTH – ANIMATED MOVIE PREQUEL : A standard animated show is 30 minutes in length which should be already set. I believe before the animated show Marvel should release a Guardians of The Galaxy Animated Film prequel to the animated show itself. It would be a nice compliment to it and would be a great introduction to the characters. It was also done before previously with 2008’s Star Wars: The Clone Wars which had an animated film prequel before the actual animated television show.
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THE STORYLINES: As everyone should know there are two different teams of Guardians of The Galaxy including the newest illustration. I think it would be great to have stories from both of the eras as it does not need to follow the film directly. You would have stories from the original and the new Guardians of The Galaxy teams including potential crossover episodes. Then also having other Marvel characters making guest appearances including Iron Man and Captain America making the world even more bridged and connected.
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CHARACTERS: There are many Marvel characters they could use directly in animation they can’t in live action. The live action film rights to characters are different from the animation rights. So the character possibilities are endless, but I decided to focus on what would be the main characters within the voice cast below.
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CHARACTER DESIGNS: Despite some of the character designs within the films are different from the comics, I say it should be kept in tact. If the character is set to appear within the upcoming Guardians of The Galaxy film and has a specific new design or look to them it should be translated to animated form.
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TONE: While Marvel animation could sometimes get really dark, they are often very fun in tone and light. It should have the same balance as to what the film version of Guardians of The Galaxy brings towards.
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VOICE FAN CAST: This is basically a cast of characters and actors/actresses I feel would be appropriate to voice them. I know some people may find some of the choices very strange, but Guardians of The Galaxy is a strange concept altogether. It shouldn't feel old but it should feel new. Like a breath of fresh air. Not to entirely reinvent all the characters within the voices but to shed the characters a new light. I also choice actors/actresses that would have potential to be in a project of this level. The characters, as much would suite the persona being given.
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THE NEW GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY TEAM




Star-Lord who will be played by Chris Pratt in the upcoming film is the main team leader. Described as an arrogant and rogue type person including a major self centered personality, Seth MacFarlane would be perfect for the voice role. With him being a professional voice actor and being experienced in character types as this.


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Gamora who will be played by Zoe Saldana in the upcoming film is said to be the adopted daughter of Thanos. The main reason why I picked Valorie Curry for the voice was because of the television show The Following where she plays this great female villain.


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Drax the Destroyer who will be played by Dave Bautista in the upcoming film is a green skinned and mean space warrior. I searched long and hard for a voice that would perfect within the animated series for this character and my search ended with Gilles Marini. He voiced a great character in an animated short film.


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Rocket Raccoon who will be played by Bradley Cooper in the upcoming film is the team’s furry and cute yet deadly companion. This choice was submitted by Comic Book Movie user, “MCott”. H. Jon Benjamin is known for many voice acting roles so it’s hard to pick only one, but here is a sample of who he is.


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Now for a quick roll through the other voice casting I think would be perfect for the tone of the show. I do not know much about these characters but when it comes to acting and especially voice acting that needs to be the strongest element within it all.



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Thank you everyone for reading. As always any questions kindly ask below in the comments and for any feedback I may respond with a kind remark or not. This has been a pleasure. Truly.

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MrMeeseeks - 2/9/2014, 9:55 PM
Interesting cast choices
MrBlueSky - 2/9/2014, 10:00 PM


This … is just god awful. Your voice actors are mismatched, and you SERIOUSLY want a bunch of comedians in these roles and a [frick]ing hack talk show host for Galactus? You seriously need to work on your picks. '

In summary:

Lozzy - 2/9/2014, 10:09 PM
LOL Jacky. I lost it at Dr. Phil as Galactus, great work man.
TheIncredibleHulksta - 2/9/2014, 11:14 PM
I really want Hugh Dancy to play Warlock in live-action; so animated he's not quite getting full potential. Then again, this is a Jacky fan cast, so insanity is name of the game.
MCott - 2/10/2014, 12:07 AM
For the current team (Star Lord, Rocket, Groot), I like your choices (partially because one of them was my idea-- I mean come on, Archer as Rocket... it makes sense to me). Everything else is kind of a miss.

As for animation style, I think the animation style of Young Justice would be good for this show.
MCott - 2/10/2014, 12:10 AM
And also, you have a lot of big name stars in this cast. As a guest role, I get it. But, I'd imagine a lot of these characters would be recurring. I cannot see big name actors committing themselves to an animated series.

But, you get thumbs up
Pasto - 2/10/2014, 5:30 AM
If this ain't Beren bait....I don't know what is...
Pasto - 2/10/2014, 5:37 AM
CRAP this made main...
xStarLordx - 2/10/2014, 5:43 AM
The cast is a joke right? Right? TELL ME!
CaptShipwreck - 2/10/2014, 5:47 AM
The fuq did I just read ....

Even for pretend your cast is unrealistic...
Joementum - 2/10/2014, 5:48 AM
DR Phil???

Galactus (in a deep southern accent):

“Life is a game. You either play it or you get played.”
“Predators seek out prey, prey do not seek out predators."

MrMartinMarvel - 2/10/2014, 6:19 AM
Do people seriously still not know that nothing Jacky writes is serious?
dethpillow - 2/10/2014, 6:22 AM
this is right on the money, I gotta say. not only in concept but also in the detailed casting of how this could happen in this day and age. I think this is a time maybe akin to a Renaissance reborn. When we see animation actually taking the same reigns as high brow film making. and riding on the same paths, it's just that one is animated and the other is acted out in whole.

and spot on casting. I have to say tho that Steven Yeun for Silver Surfer... I don't know, it kinda bugs me cuz he's usually annoying and nagging other people. now i know he's an actor, but it seems like it's just in his bones and i kinda resent him from the get go. he's one of those people who i just know i would dislike intensely and wouldn't be able to get that out of my mind. and besides that, i think we already have a plethora of candidates for the role. a bunch... it just depends on how much you want to spend. you can get almost anybody to do the role, besides Steven Yeun, I think it's shortsighted to think that he would really pull thru and do any kind of quality work on this, when we look at his track record, or mishaps, accidents, controversy and butting heads with fellow actors. he has a problem, Jacky, i don't think this is the best way to teach the guy a lesson at all. he seems obsessed with himself and his own needs. is that really the kind of person to best represent Silver Surfer? i don't know. i don't think so myself. but plenty of people who actually have respect for Silver Surfer would be delighted to do that job. it's just a matter of how much you have to offer them. you know?

but great article, besides that minor quibble, i'm with u 100% on this one. and thank god u brought the Soviet dog back, Tom Kenny a really good pick for that. never thought of it, but yeah, i like it a lot.
sinsear912 - 2/10/2014, 6:38 AM
Wtf is this shat?!
ALmazing - 2/10/2014, 6:53 AM
Lol, thumbs up!
ComradeGrey - 2/10/2014, 7:01 AM
This is the fanfictioniest post I have ever seen. I mean, it's fun to do "my dream team" posts but seriously? You think even half of these [frick]ing people would sign up to do a two season throwaway on the Cartoon Network (not even Adult swim)?
npamusic - 2/10/2014, 7:06 AM
Eugene Levy as Thanos?

Ok, Jack, you've gone off the deep end.

These little "articles" you've been writing aren't funny.

You suck.
LensmanMatt92 - 2/10/2014, 7:08 AM
Episode lenght:24 minutes.

Storylines:Make adaptations of Annihilation, Annihilation Conquest, Jim Starlin's Magus Saga, crossover with the original GOTG, Korvac saga and the Thanos Imperative as the Grand Finale.
DrDoom - 2/10/2014, 7:22 AM
Awesome work, Jacky.
MrDonut - 2/10/2014, 7:29 AM
Cast started reasonably well but ended like a turd in a vagina; weird and bad.
bobevanz - 2/10/2014, 7:58 AM
And I thought I was special. Jacky boy, wow
thewolfx - 2/10/2014, 8:04 AM
The [frick] did i just read
DJRock93 - 2/10/2014, 8:05 AM
Lol Jack you actually made a semi serious article. We're all so proud
Melkaticox - 2/10/2014, 8:11 AM
@MrBlueSky, MrDonut ..You noobs.

This is not the first Jacky post, people. Geez. There's this thing called "satire". Google dat shit.
FirstAvenger - 2/10/2014, 8:21 AM
Never gets old jacky.
Shadowmaster35 - 2/10/2014, 8:26 AM
Sad days for anyone who took this seriously.
soforizo - 2/10/2014, 8:33 AM
I thought their appearance in EMH was poorly handled, there was nothing special about them(hopefully live-action is better), but little kids should love this.
CharlesLord - 2/10/2014, 9:23 AM
and i thought this was serious since it was on main....
dethpillow - 2/10/2014, 9:28 AM
@marvelicious - that's a cool site that you've been linking to, i started reading some of the Agents of SHIELD articles there. good stuff.

just now i found one that uses bits of Vin Diesel interviews to coherently show exactly what was going on behind his casting as Groot. well written article.

NovaCorpsFan - 2/10/2014, 4:54 PM
... Jack... Black...? ...

JACK! BLACK!

GO [frick] YOURSELF, JACKY!!!
dethpillow - 2/11/2014, 1:13 AM
Bill Murray would be good for something. he always is, pretty much.

maybe Rocket or Yondu. he's a little too dry for Star Lord, i think.
you always gotta wonder if either Data or Warf could fit into any roles...
there's usually something to use them for. i like them both as actors and sounds like they're good people too.

but Steven Yeun is going a little far. i don't see how he fits in at all to anything that GOTG is about. almost the opposite. so he's probably the biggest forseeable problem spot on this cast. i don't see him getting along with everyone else at all... it's like he thinks he's a different caliber of actor or is just better than everyone else. inviting him onto a close knit team is like inviting the devil onto your softball team. in other words... big mistake.
dethpillow - 2/11/2014, 1:16 AM
@Nova - actually Tim Yeun might be a good Nova. i could see him working out pretty well in that role. maybe just swap Yeun and Black. Black would respect Surfer more, and then Yeun wouldn't be able to ruin the character with his lack of anything good going on.

so if Jacky has some kind of weird compulsion that Steven Yeun NEEDS to be in this cast, then i'd suggest that as one possible option instead.
dethpillow - 2/12/2014, 3:15 AM
i've been thinking more about Steven Yeun. and now i think that maybe i can imagine it all working out. there's a certain brash confidence and devil may care demeanor about him that i gotta admit, maybe is spot on Silver Surfer.

kind of an old world glee. a harkening back to times long gone that is encompassed in his rogueish attitude and scruffy attire. i could imagine this now. maybe i was jumping the gun a little. (no pun intended).

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