GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Animated Short - Rocket Raccoon Origins

Marvel has released their latest animated origins short for their Guardians of the Galaxy series, and it focuses on everyone's favorite hot-tempered rodent, Rocket Raccoon. It shows us how Rocket Raccoon became the lovable badass character that we all know and love. He undergoes procedures that made him stronger and smarter and gave him the ability to walk on two legs and talk. It also shows us how he met Groot for the first time.

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy follows the newly-formed team who finds a strange artifact keyed only to the DNA of Peter Quill. Upon opening it, Quill unleashes a treasure map leading to a powerful weapon known as the Cosmic Seed which is capable of giving birth to the next universe. It’s up to the Guardians to find, protect and ultimately destroy the Cosmic Seed in order to keep it out of the hands of those who would abuse its power, from galactic big boss Thanos, to the conniving brothers the Collector and the Grandmaster, to a resurrected Ronan, to the ultimate trickster, Loki, in order to save the universe.

The series is not connected to the Marvel cinematic universe, but as you've seen, it is obviously heavily inspired by it. The animated series premieres on September 26th on Disney XD! To watch the origin shorts for Star-Lord and Groot, click here.

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