Marvel and Funko have collaborated to create the first-ever Funko animated shorts, the first of which, Spellbound, was released today! There are three Marvel Funko animated shorts in total and each one is ninety seconds in length. Featuring some of Marvelâ€™s most popular Super Heroes and Villains, including Spider-Man, Iron Man, Loki, Rocket, Groot, the Collector, Deadpool, and Venom, the first animated short Spellbound is AVAILABLE NOW on the Marvel YouTube page.
“Telling Marvel stories in the Funko Pop! aesthetic is a special kind of magic unlike anything we’ve ever done. These shorts are both hilarious and action-packed â€“ and irresistibly adorable too. Really, I think all audiences will love them,â€ said Cort Lane, Marvelâ€™s Senior Vice President of Animation and Family Entertainment.
Bait N Switch is the second animated short and will premiere on 12/7. Bait N Switch features Rocket breaking into the Collectorâ€™s museum to try and set his buddy, Groot, free. Chimichangas, the third animated short, will premiere on 12/14 and features Deadpool facing off against Venom!
“We are beyond excited to bring our Pop! Vinyl to life by collaborating with Marvel,” said Mark Robben, Funko’s Director of Marketing. “We hope fans enjoy these short films as much as they do collecting Pop!, and hopefully we’ll be able to create many more.”
The Marvel Funko shorts include story and animation by A Large Evil Corporation and were executive produced by Brian Mariotti, Dan Buckley, Cort Lane, Joe Quesada, and Alan Fine.