RACCOONS IN THE NEWS: Rocket Raccoon Gets the Shaft

Guardians-of-the-Galaxy-Animated-Series-Full-PosterThere’s a Guardians of the Galaxy animated series set to premiere on Disney XD, which I think is Disney‘s channel geared more towards tweens.  The first that was seen of this show was months ago when the series was announced–along with an animation test which featured Rocket Raccoon–at the New York Comic Convention. More recently it’s been announced that voice actor Trevor Devall will voice Rocket in this upcoming series.  He also did Rocket Raccoon’s voice acting during the character’s appearances in the Avenger’s Assemble series (which had such a painfully cheesy theme song.)  However, I have one major problem with this news: it’s announcement video (see below.)

Did you hear that at the end?  He said he’s happy to be voice of the most “lovable and heavily armed rodent in all of the Marvel universe.”

Rodent?

Rodent?!

I will have you know, sir, that raccoons are members of the order Carnivora, which includes canines, felines and bears.  Rodents are a different order of mammals altogether.  While Rocket Raccoon is referred to as “rodent” in the movie, it’s by characters who are ignorant of his place in the animal kingdom or are being insulting to him.

If I were a lesser person, I would demand his head on a pike for this outrage.  Instead, I merely ask that he be stripped be fired from this job and made to walk the streets for a little while, holding a sign that says “Raccoons are not rodents.”

As if that weren’t enough, however, comes the news that the Rocket Raccoon solo comic book series is being “temporarily” cancelled and replaced by a Groot series while the crossover event Secret Wars (what year is this?) at Marvel.

It’s a tough day to be a Rocket Raccoon fan.

Source: Bleeding Cool

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