Marvel heads across the pond with Iron Man

in the United Kingdom:

Marvel has commissioned Gaul’s Method Animation to make 26 half-hour “Iron Man” shows. Marvel and Method are co-producing with U.K. animation shingle Cinnamon Entertainment.

Maybe you’re not familiar with Cinnamon, but the rest of the world isn’t:

Cinnamon managing director Anthony Bouchier said his company’s role in producing the series “is a tribute to the quality of animation talent working in the British Isles.”

Cinnamon, which has contributed early design and modelling work, specializes in children’s animation and is best known for BBC1′s CG toon hit “Freefonix.”

“Freefonix” follows the adventures of a pop group 50 years in the future in the city of Los Bosmos.

This is all coming just in time for the excitement over the soon-to-open Iron Man feature film, of course:

The latest “Iron Man” TV series will follow the release of the live-action “Iron Man” feature.

Pic, which stars Robert Downey Jr. in the lead role and Samuel L. Jackson as Marvel superhero Nick Fury, opens May 2 Stateside and in the U.K.

I have to admit, Iron Man has always been one of my favorites. I think it’ll be a great addition to any Saturday morning line-up. But maybe I just have a weakness for large robots; hard to tell.

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