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Matt McGloin

Watch Guardians of the Galaxy Animated Star-Lord Origins Short



Prior to the release of the new animated Guardians of the Galaxy series on Disney XD, Marvel is releasing a series of origin shorts.

Up first is Star-Lord, which unfortunately is available only through iTunes with a $4.99 season pass.

Before they became the Guardians, five outlaws made their way through the galaxy… and got into plenty of trouble along the way. These shorts tell stories from the checkered pasts of Peter Quill, Groot, Rocket, Drax and Gamora. They’re a prelude to awesomeness! 

Guardians of the Galaxy premiers September 26th on Disney XD at 9:30pm ET starring the voice talents of Will Friedle as Star-Lord, Trevor Devall as Rocket Raccoon, Vanessa Marshall as Gamora, David Sobolov as Drax, Kevin Michael Richardson as Groot and James Arnold Taylor as both Yondu and Cosmo.

The Guardians of the Galaxy animated series follows the newly-formed team who finds a strange artifact keyed only to the DNA of Peter Quill. Upon opening it, Quill unleashes a treasure map leading to a powerful weapon known as the Cosmic Seed which is capable of giving birth to the next universe.  It's up to the Guardians to find, protect and ultimately destroy the Cosmic Seed in order to keep it out of the hands of those who would abuse its power, from galactic big boss Thanos, to the conniving brothers the Collector and the Grandmaster, to a resurrected Ronan, to the ultimate trickster, Loki, in order to save the universe.

Test footage: