Marvel brings superheroes to channel

HOLLYWOOD — Marvel Entertainment is packaging some of its most vaunted superheroes for an upcoming Cartoon Network animated series.

The Turner Networks cabler has ordered 26 episodes of the “Marvel Super Hero Squad,” in which Captain America, Silver Surfer, Hulk, Wolverine and Iron Man will team up to fight crime.

The half-hour is targeted for premiere in late 2009. Voice talent will include Tom Kenny (“SpongeBob SquarePants”), Charlie Adler (“Transformers”), Steve Blum (“Wolverine and the X-Men”) and Grey DeLisle (“The Fairly OddParents,” “The Replacements”).

Alan Fine, Simon Phillips and Eric S. Rollman will exec produce.

Series will fit into a Cartoon Network lineup that already includes TV’s top animated draw for boys 6-14, the George Lucas-produced “Star Wars: The Clone Wars.”

On the superhero front, Cartoon already has Warner Bros.-produced “Batman: The Brave and The Bold” on its schedule.

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