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Marvel and Hulu Announce Several New Animated Shows Including Howard the Duck

February 11, 2019 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
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Marvel Entertainment and Hulu have officially announced four new Marvel-based animated shows for the streaming service. The shows include Howard the Duck, Hit-Monkey, Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K., and Marvel’s Tigra & Dazzler Show. All four shows are set to lead into a special animated event for Hulu that’s being dubbed Marvel’s The Offenders.

Some interesting names are attached to each project. Patton Oswalt is attached to write and executive produce the M.O.D.O.K. TV series. Also, Kevin Smith will be writing and executive producing Howard the Duck alongside Dave Willis. Here are some tidbits on each project:

  • “In Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K., M.O.D.O.K, an egomaniacal Super Villain with a really big head and a really little body, struggles to maintain control of his evil organization and his demanding family. “Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K.” comes from writers Jordan Blum and Patton Oswalt, with Blum, Oswalt and Jeph Loeb serving as Executive Producers.”
  • Marvel’s 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. “Marvel’s Hit Monkey” comes from writers Josh Gordon and Will Speck, with Gordon, Speck and Jeph Loeb serving as Executive Producers.”
  • “In Marvel’s Tigra & Dazzler Show, two woke Super Heroes and best friends, Tigra and Dazzler, fight for recognition among powered people who make up the eight million stories in Los Angeles. “Marvel’s Tigra & Dazzler Show” comes from writers Erica Rivinoja and Chelsea Handler, with Rivinoja, Handler, and Jeph Loeb serving as Executive Producers.”
  • “Trapped in a world he never made, America’s favorite fighting fowl Howard the Duck 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, in Marvel’s Howard the Duck. Marvel’s Howard the Duck comes from writers Kevin Smith and Dave Willis, with Smith, Willis, and Jeph Loeb serving as Executive Producers.”
  • “Finally, nobody asked them to, and we’d be better off if they didn’t, but M.O.D.O.K., Dazzler, Tigra, Hit Monkey and Howard the Duck are all forced to team up in order to save the world and certain parts of the Universe in Marvel’s The Offenders. Jeph Loeb serves as Executive Producer, while writers and additional Executive Producers for the project will be announced at a later point.”

    Executive producer and Marvel TV head Jeph Loeb stated on the announcement: “A giant head. A monkey. A tiger lady and a disco queen. And the duck. Brought together because no one else could but Marvel Television on Hulu. M.O.D.O.K., Hit Monkey, Tigra & Dazzler and Howard the Duck will form a team no one asked for — The Offenders (and wait until you see who the Team Leader is!)! We have such tremendous talent bringing amazing adult animation that’s fun, fresh and fantastic. We’re so excited for what’s to come!”

    The shows do not have launch dates yet. Following the 20th Century Fox acquisition to the Walt Disney Company, Disney will then hold a majority ownership of the jointly owned Hulu streaming service.