Disney is dusting off its 1990 cult classic The Rocketeer for a new animated series, but don’t expect it to continue the adventures of Cliff Secord.
The Rocketeer animated series is coming to Disney Junior, and clearly aimed at the preschool crowd. This version will follow a young girl named Kit who is gifted the identity of the Rocketeer.
The Rocketeer follows Kit, a young girl who receives a surprise package on her birthday revealing that she’s next in line to become the Rocketeer, a legendary superhero who has the ability to fly with the help of a rocket-powered jet pack. Armed with her cool new gear and secret identity, Kit is ready to take flight and save the day with her gadget-minded best friend, Tesh, and airplane-mechanic uncle, Ambrose, who join her on epic adventures.
Each episode of The Rocketeer will feature a pair of 11-minute stories and include an original song. Nicole Dubuc (Transformers: Rescue Bots) is executive producer. The series will be produced by Wild Canary in association with Disney Junior.
Maybe Cliff Secord is her grandfather or great-grandfather?
The film version of The Rocketeer was released by Disney in 1990, and was based on the comic book of the same name by Dave Stevens. Considered a box office flop at the time, The Rocketeer has gone on to become a favorite amongst Disney and superhero movie fans.
With superhero films doing gangbusters at the box office, it seems that The Rocketeer was a decade or two ahead of its time.
A sequel has also been said to be in development.