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Old 02-11-19, 11:08 AM
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Marvel and Hulu team up for animated shows - including M.O.D.O.K.

As Marvel's Netflix relationship sours, the comic book powerhouse is entering a new pact for a slate of four animated series with Hulu.

The streamer — soon to be majority controlled by Marvel parent Disney as part of the Fox asset sale — has greenlit four animated series (and a special) as part of a new partnership with the comic giant.

Adult animated series based on popular Marvel Television characters MODOK, Hit-Monkey, Tigra & Dazzler and Howard the Duck have been ordered to series. Similar to Netflix's original four-series deal, all of the Hulu animated shows will culminate in a special — called The Offenders. (Netflix's Jessica Jones, Daredevil, Iron Fist and Luke Cage culminated with miniseries mash-up The Defenders.) All four of the Hulu series — and special — will be exec produced by Marvel Television head Jeph Loeb. They will expand Marvel's slate at Hulu, which already includes drama series The Runaways, which is awaiting word on its third season after its sophomore run dropped all its episodes on Dec. 21.

The Hulu deal arrives as Marvel's relationship with Netflix has soured over the past few months with the surprising cancellations of Daredevil, Luke Cage and Iron Fist. The Defenders was considered a one-off mini, Daredevil spinoff The Punisher is awaiting word on a potential third season and the next cycle of Jessica Jones is a few months away.

Marvel will also be a major provider to Disney's forthcoming Netflix competitor, Disney+, with feature film TV series spinoffs centering on Loki, Winter Soldier/Falcon as well as Vision and Secret Witch — all of the expected to feature the MCU stars. The animation push arrives nearly a year after Marvel pulled the plug on its planned Deadpool animated series that was in the works at FX with Donald Glover attached. "[Glover's] Deadpool animated series didn't work out because Marvel didn’t want to make it. I mean, that really is what it comes down to. It didn’t fit what they wanted to do with Deadpool, and it’s their brand. It’s their decision," FX CEO John Landgraf told reporters at TCA on Feb. 4.)

For Hulu, the four Marvel series arrive as animation has become a powerhouse for the streamer. Series including Adult Swim's Rick and Morty, Comedy Central's South Park, Fox's Family Guy and Bob's Burgers are all among the streamer's most-watched acquired programming. Based on their performance, Hulu has continued to invest in the animated space with Solar Opposites, an original series from Rick and Morty co-creator Justin Roiland.

Descriptions of all four of Hulu's animated Marvel series — and the special — follow:

• M.O.D.O.K. centers around an egomaniacal supervillain with a really big head and a really little body, who struggles to maintain control of his evil organization and his demanding family. Writers Jordan Blum and Patton Oswalt will also executive produce.

• Hit-Monkey tells the tale of a wronged Japanese snow monkey, mentored by the ghost of an American assassin, as he cuts a wide swath through the Tokyo underworld in this darkly cinematic and brutally funny revenge saga. Writers Josh Gordon and Will Speck will executive produce.

• Tigra & Dazzler Show is a story about two woke superheroes and best friends, Tigra and Dazzler, as they fight for recognition among powered people who make up the eight million stories in Los Angeles. Writers Erica Rivinoja and Chelsea Handler serve as executive producers.

• Howard the Duck is trapped in a world he never made, but America’s favorite fighting fowl hopes to return home with the help of his unstoppable gal pal Beverly before the evil Dr. Bong can turn him the crispiest dish on the menu. Writers Kevin Smith and Dave Willis will also executive produce.

• The Offenders follows MODOK, Dazzler, Tigra, Hit Monkey and Howard the Duck as they are all forced to team up in order to save the world and certain parts of the universe.

Marvel's TV slate also includes ABC's Agents of SHIELD, the third and final season of FX's Legion, Fox's The Gifted and Freeform's Cloak & Dagger.
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re: Marvel and Hulu team up for animated shows - including M.O.D.O.K.

How long until Hulu merges with Disney+, or at least gets a combined sub deal? Why would Disney compete with itself?
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re: Marvel and Hulu team up for animated shows - including M.O.D.O.K.

Yes, very strange that this is not on Disney's own streaming service.
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If these are anywhere near as bad as the Marvel animated shows on Disney it's a hard pass for me. The Avengers show they have on now is pretty much unwatchable.
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re: Marvel and Hulu team up for animated shows - including M.O.D.O.K.

Is Disney+ supposed to be just family friendly content? If so, maybe that's why these "adult" cartoons are going on Hulu.
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re: Marvel and Hulu team up for animated shows - including M.O.D.O.K.

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Is Disney+ supposed to be just family friendly content? If so, maybe that's why these "adult" cartoons are going on Hulu.
Correct.

And there has been talks of bundling plans. Disney, Hulu, ESPN.
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re: Marvel and Hulu team up for animated shows - including M.O.D.O.K.

Never was a fan of Howard the Duck tbh, but then the only experience I have with the property is that one terrible movie from years ago and a few cameos he's had.

Not sure if I've even heard of any these: MODOK, Hit-Monkey, Tigra & Dazzler either.

I'll read up on those and decide if the story would be something up my alley, but chances are I'm gonna pass on these entirely.
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re: Marvel and Hulu team up for animated shows - including M.O.D.O.K.

Hit Monkey is what James Gunn wanted to do instead of GOTG when Marvel first called him to pitch it.
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re: Marvel and Hulu team up for animated shows - including M.O.D.O.K.

EXCLUSIVE: Marvel Television might be getting phased out, but Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K. TV series at Hulu has a whole new chorus of voices.

Veep’s Sam Richardson, The Goldbergs’ Wendi McLendon-Covey, House of Lies’ Ben Schwartz and Lucifer’s Aimee Garcia are among the cast added to the animated supervillain family sitcom. With executive producer Patton Oswalt starring as the constantly foiled Mental Organism Designed Only for Killing, the adult-centric comedy is set to debut this year on the Disney-controlled streamer.

“I’m blown away by our insanely talented and hilarious voice cast, who have all brought their specific kind of magic to this weird and wonderful corner of the Marvel Universe,” EP and showrunner Jordan Blum said of the additions to the series. Karim Zreik, Marvel TV Studios SVP Original Programming & Production added in a statement today: “Patton and Jordan have done a phenomenal job in laying the groundwork for this exceptional ensemble. We’re thrilled to include this cast in the Marvel family,”


Announced in February as part of a multi-series rollout for Hulu, M.O.D.O.K. follows the extremely dysfunctional home life of the ex-A.I.M. member, who made his comics premiere way back in 1967.

In addition to Richardson, McLendon-Covey, Schwartz and Garcia, the cast additions include Melissa Fumero (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), Beck Bennet (Saturday Night Live, Bill & Ted Face The Music) and Jon Daly (The Kroll Show, Curb Your Enthusiasm).

In Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K., the megalomaniacal supervillain M.O.D.O.K. (Oswalt) has long pursued his dream of one day conquering the world. But after years of setbacks and failures fighting the Earth’s mightiest heroes, M.O.D.O.K. has run his evil organization A.I.M. into the ground. Ousted as A.I.M.’s leader, while also dealing with his crumbling marriage and family life, the Mental Organism Designed Only for Killing is set to confront his greatest challenge yet: a midlife crisis!

Garcia will play Jodie, M.O.D.O.K.’s wife and mother to his children, has had a late-in-life awakening — excited to pursue her mommy-blog turned lifestyle-brand empire and discover who she is as an independent woman in her forties. There are just too many things to do in this world and not enough time to waste being held back by negativity. And unfortunately for M.O.D.O.K., the thing weighing her down the most… is him.

Schwartz will portray Lou. To be honest, M.O.D.O.K. doesn’t really “get” his twelve-year-old son Lou. Not athletic enough to be a jock. Not smart enough to be a nerd. Lou is… well, Lou — a kid who clearly marches to the beat of his own drum. Lou’s lack of friends, ambition and hygiene is a constant worry for M.O.D.O.K., who often projects his own insecurities onto his overly confident son.

Fumero will portray Melissa. Even with her father’s “features,” seventeen-year-old Melissa has risen the ranks to become the Heathers-like queen bee of her school and a star in the world of teen figure skating. Every popular kid either wants to date her or avoid her terrifying wrath. But for all of her success, Melissa secretly yearns for her father’s approval.

McLendon-Covey is Monica Rappaccini, a brilliant mad-scientist at A.I.M. and M.O.D.O.K.’s rival at work. Clearly more competent and qualified than M.O.D.O.K., Monica believes she should be running the organization. After GRUMBL acquires A.I.M., Monica relishes in M.O.D.O.K.’s suffering until the new management begins to infringe on her ungodly experiments. With a common enemy in Austin, M.O.D.O.K. and Monica are finally able to put aside their differences and work together… when they aren’t constantly betraying each other.

Bennet portrays Austin Van Der Sleet. After M.O.D.O.K.’s evil organization A.I.M. is run into the ground, he’s forced to sell it to silicon valley tech-giant GRUMBL. GRUMBL sends slick, twenty-something Austin as a “post-merger-integration-consultant” and M.O.D.O.K.’s new boss. Though M.O.D.O.K. wishes he could just zap Austin to the Negative Zone, M.O.D.O.K. must find new solutions to confront Austin’s corporate jargon-speak and frequent mandatory HR meetings, if he’s ever going to reclaim A.I.M. from Austin’s grip.

Daly plays Super Adaptoid, a snarky android with ambitions to live, feel and create, but is instead forced to spend his days massaging the hoverchair sores on his creator M.O.D.O.K.’s scalp. Although the Adaptoid dreams of overwriting his programming and turning on M.O.D.O.K., there is also a begrudging friendship between these two.

Richardson, is Gary, a henchman or “beekeeper” at A.I.M. who is fiercely loyal to his boss M.O.D.O.K., even if M.O.D.O.K. struggles to remember his name. As M.O.D.O.K. continues to get demoted within his own organization, Gary is there by his side, always offering his help and unshakeable optimism whether M.O.D.O.K. wants it or not.

With a number of programming and personal shifts at Marvel’s small screen efforts in recent months, M.O.D.O.K. is still set to join the Offenders team-up series with Howard the Duck and others next year – at least for now.
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DC Universe's Harley Quinn animated series has reinvigorated my interest in adult-catered superhero cartoons, so I'm cautiously optimistic (even though I just cancelled my Hulu sub).
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‘Howard the Duck,’ ‘Tigra & Dazzler’ Animated Marvel Shows Not Moving Forward at Hulu
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Marvel's M.O.D.O.K (Hulu) -- co-created & produced by Patton Oswalt -- Coming in 2021



There is a short teaser before the panel on this video from New York comic con.



Marvel's M.O.D.O.K. centers around an egomaniacal supervillain with a really big head and a really little body, who struggles to maintain control of his evil organization and his demanding family.


PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Aimee Garcia as Jodie
· Beck Bennet as Austin Van Der Sleet
· Ben Schwartz as Lou
· Jon Daly as Super Adaptoid
· Melissa Fumero as Melissa
· Patton Oswalt as M.O.D.O.K.
· Sam Richardson as Gary
· Wendi McLendon-Covey as Monica Rappaccini

CREW INFORMATION:
· Brett Crawley as EP
· Grant Gish as EP
· Jeph Loeb as EP
· Joe Quesada as EP
· Jordan Blum as CRTR/EP
· Karim Zreik as EP
· Patton Oswalt as CRTR/EP
· Robert Maitia as EP
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‘Howard the Duck,’ ‘Tigra & Dazzler’ Animated Marvel Shows Not Moving Forward at Hulu
https://variety.com/2020/tv/news/how...lu-1203479586/
We have momentarily been spared the internet onslaught of ultimate Tigra fur fandom, or Tigler shipping.


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We have momentarily been spared the internet onslaught of ultimate Tigra fur fandom, or Tigler shipping.
They have WW84 for that
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Re: Marvel's M.O.D.O.K (Hulu) -- co-created & produced by Patton Oswalt -- Coming in 2021

Looks like something that would have been a hit on Adult Swim, almost like Robot Chicken. Wonder how long will this be able to go.
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That trailer didn't do much for me.
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Looks like something that would have been a hit on Adult Swim, almost like Robot Chicken. Wonder how long will this be able to go.
I’d be surprised if it got more than the one season since this was worked on under the now defunct Marvel Television.
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Re: Marvel's M.O.D.O.K (Hulu) -- co-created & produced by Patton Oswalt -- Coming in 2021

That looks fun. Sucks I don’t have Hulu.
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I really wish they did this as a talk show- with a Max Headroom-like Modok on a screen interviewing celebrities.
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I really wish they did this as a talk show- with a Max Headroom-like Modok on a screen interviewing celebrities.
If you're hungry for that kind of show, Earth to Ned is on Disney Plus and seems to have little-to-no buzz. The comedy is pretty sharp. I think Patton was on an episode.
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If you're hungry for that kind of show, Earth to Ned is on Disney Plus and seems to have little-to-no buzz. The comedy is pretty sharp. I think Patton was on an episode.
Sounds interesting- I'll check it out. Thanks.
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Re: Marvel's M.O.D.O.K (Hulu) -- co-created & produced by Patton Oswalt -- Coming in 2021

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That trailer didn't do much for me.
I liked the clips. The trailer really didn't work.

I just cancelled Hulu over Christmas break. I'll eventually re-up, Have to keep this in mind when I do.

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