Funko News Room Marvel and Funko Team Up to Produce New Animated Shorts

Date: November 30 2016

New Marvel and Funko Video

Marvel and Funko have collaborated to create the first-ever Funko animated shorts, the first of which, Spellbound, was released today! There are three Marvel Funko animated shorts in total and each one is ninety seconds in length. Featuring some of Marvel’s most popular Super Heroes and Villains, including Spider-Man, Iron Man, Loki, Rocket, Groot, the Collector, Deadpool, and Venom, the first animated short Spellbound is AVAILABLE NOW on the Marvel YouTube page.

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Below please find an embeddable link to Spellbound featuring Iron Man and Spider-Man facing off against the devious Loki and his mind-controlling scepter!

Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2bVeUi2CFE

"Telling Marvel stories in the Funko Pop! aesthetic is a special kind of magic unlike anything we've ever done. These shorts are both hilarious and action-packed – and irresistibly adorable too. Really, I think all audiences will love them,” said Cort Lane, Marvel’s Senior Vice President of Animation and Family Entertainment.

Bait N Switch is the second animated short and will premiere on 12/7. Bait N Switch features Rocket breaking into the Collector’s museum to try and set his buddy, Groot, free. Chimichangas, the third animated short, will premiere on 12/14 and features Deadpool facing off against Venom!

"We are beyond excited to bring our Pop! Vinyl to life by collaborating with Marvel," said Mark Robben, Funko's Director of Marketing. "We hope fans enjoy these short films as much as they do collecting Pop!, and hopefully we'll be able to create many more."

The Marvel Funko shorts include story and animation by A Large Evil Corporation and were executive produced by Brian Mariotti, Dan Buckley, Cort Lane, Joe Quesada, and Alan Fine.

About Marvel Entertainment

Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world's most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy-five years.  Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing.  For more information visit www.marvel.com © 2016 MARVEL 

About Funko

Headquartered in Everett, WA, Funko is one of the leading creators and innovators of licensed pop culture products to a diverse range of connected consumers. Funko designs, sources and distributes high-velocity collectible products across multiple categories including vinyl figures, action toys, plush, apparel, housewares and accessories for consumers who seek tangible ways to connect with their favorite pop culture brands and characters. In 2015, Funko received a majority investment from ACON Investments, L.L.C, a diversified international private equity firm. As a leader in the large and growing $15 billion global licensed pop culture products market, Funko currently holds one of the largest portfolio of licenses and the rights to create tens of thousands of characters. Funko’s Pop! Vinyl is one of the most popular stylized vinyl collectibles on the market, selling millions of figures to collectors around the world. Learn more at https://funko.com/, and follow us on Twitter (@OriginalFunko) and Instagram (@OriginalFunko).

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

Hannah Macdonald

MARVEL ENTERTAINMENT

hmacdonald@marvel.com