Thursday, January 21, 2010

Black Panther Animated Series already on YouTube

Our good friends in Australia must have seen fit to share the Black Panther animated series with us. It just premiered there this past weekend and it's already on YouTube. Better check it out before they take it down. Here are some of the names involved with the project:
Writer & Executive Producer: Reginald Hudlin
T'Challa: Djimon Hounsou
Storm: Jill Scott
Princess Shuri: Kerry Washington
Queen Mother: Alfre Woodard
Both of the first two episodes are already online and there are Marvel Superhero guest stars in each. Here's the synopsis:
Episode One: In a top-secret Washington meeting, Intelligence Agent Everett Ross briefs the government on the history of the Black Panther, the warrior king of the African nation, Wakanda. Meanwhile on the other side of the world, the Black Panther must compete to defend his throne in hand-to-hand combat. Featuring the voices of Djimon Hounsou, Kerry Washington, Alfre Woodard and Jill Scott.
Episode Two: Having been crowned the new Black Panther, T'Challa must contend with jealousy in the royal court while searching for the man who murdered his father. Unbeknownst to him, a deadly assassin named Klaw is assembling a team of super-villains to attack Wakanda.

What do I think of it? I love it of course. It's got some motion comic elements in it but they're done nicely enough. The story is great. The voices are great. What's not to like? Check it out for yourself:

3 comments:

samax said...

I enjoyed it, too. Most of my readers around the internet (sigh... i have too many social network profiles...) seem to hate it! I think people can't accept it for what it is, which is understandable. we are spoiled by anime and disney/pixar and want everything to meet those standards.

as for me, i think it's awesome for what it is. it's loyal to the source material, which was very strong to begin with.

Mythical Man said...

Dang, missed it. Video was taken off youtube. I recall the early preview, which was not impressive, but I hope the finished project is better. Why the frak isn't this on in the USA yet?!?

KissMyBlackAds said...

I love it! The entire series is available on youtube now. It is really good.