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Disney XD Sets 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' Series

Disney XD will launch a new animated series based on the popular theatrical movie Guardians of the Galaxy.

The series, will premiere on the Disney service in 2015, will feature the characters introduced in the Marvel Studio film, which generated $323 million at the box office this year.

The series will air as part of the Marvel Universe programming block on the boys-targeted Disney XD.

"The movie and franchise quickly became a worldwide phenomenon,” said Marc Buhaj, Senior Vice President, Programming and General Manager, Disney XD in a statement."We're looking forward to working with the great team at Marvel Television to deliver an engaging animated series that fans can enjoy each week."

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