Marvel and BET Team Up for Black Panther Animated Show

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T’Challa, the king of Wakanda, will probably never make it to the big screen (damn the man! they’re not ready for an ass-kicking brotha from the jungle, that’s the problem), but that doesn’t mean he will be denied completely. Variety reports that the black entertainment channel BET has struck a deal with Marvel to bring the Black Panther to the small screen in his own animated TV show. BET announced the deal at its media upfront presentation, where channel released its 2008-2009 schedule.

Here’s more about the Black Panther for those of you who don’t know (via Wikipedia):

The Black Panther is the ceremonial title given to the chief of the Panther Tribe of the African nation of Wakanda. In addition to ruling the country, he is also chief of its various tribes (collectively referred to as the Wakandas). The Panther uniform is a symbol of office and is used even during diplomatic missions.

The Black Panther is entitled to the use of a heart-shaped herb that grants the person who consumes it enhanced strength, agility, and perception. The present-day bearer of the Black Panther mantle is T’Challa, who has had a lengthy career as a superhero, including a longstanding membership in The Avengers. For a brief time upon joining the superhero team the Avengers, the Black Panther wore a cowled half-mask, similar to that of Batman.

And for those wondering, the Black Panther was created well before the Black Panther movement of the ’60s.

The Panther prowls basic cable in 2009.

Black Panther Animated Show on BET

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  • Terrell Robinson

    I saw the trailer for the black panther cartoon on BET. I think it sucks. It reminds me of the 1965 marvel comics cartoon they use of the Thor. It was too stiff. They need hire a better animator.

  • Terrell Robinson

    I saw the trailer for the black panther cartoon on BET. I think it sucks. It reminds me of the 1965 marvel comics cartoon they use of the Thor. It was too stiff. They need hire a better animator.

  • http://ifyourreadingthisyourafag.com/ Macario

    This series is going to be good, it looks exactly like the art the creator did. And BET and marvel together, wow, that’s good, now no one can say marvel is racist like some people do.

  • http://ifyourreadingthisyourafag.com/ Macario

    This series is going to be good, it looks exactly like the art the creator did. And BET and marvel together, wow, that’s good, now no one can say marvel is racist like some people do.

  • http://ifyourreadingthisyourafag.com/ Macario

    This series is going to be good, it looks exactly like the art the creator did. And BET and marvel together, wow, that’s good, now no one can say marvel is racist like some people do.

  • http://ifyourreadingthisyourafag.com Macario

    This series is going to be good, it looks exactly like the art the creator did. And BET and marvel together, wow, that’s good, now no one can say marvel is racist like some people do.

  • Vagabond

    When is it coming out-and why are they making all the new cartoons so crappy? The old X-men show of the early 90′s was promising, but since then it’s like everybody’s going Disney on us: wtf??

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

      I’m wondering the same thing about this show. However I have to disagree with you about the quality of Marvel animation. If you’re mad all the shows don’t look like the 90′s X-men show then I have to wonder about your idea of good and crappy animation. Granted the show is still nice to look at and for it’s time the animation was great, but compared to shows like X-Men:Evolution, Wolverine and The X-men, Spectacular Spiderman and and even the newest iteration of Fantastic Four, the animation for that show pales in comparison. You may not like the style of the art, or the character design for every show (with FF and Spectacular SPidey being the most stylized) but the animation quality is great. The action is kinetic, in your face and in some cases we get some nice new looks for old charatcers. I love the 90′s X-men but I think the actual animation for the newer X-series has been better, and I think Spec Spidey is simply amazing and I’m hoping now that Disney bought Marvel they will pic it up and continue it for another season.

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

      I’m wondering the same thing about this show. However I have to disagree with you about the quality of Marvel animation. If you’re mad all the shows don’t look like the 90′s X-men show then I have to wonder about your idea of good and crappy animation. Granted the show is still nice to look at and for it’s time the animation was great, but compared to shows like X-Men:Evolution, Wolverine and The X-men, Spectacular Spiderman and and even the newest iteration of Fantastic Four, the animation for that show pales in comparison. You may not like the style of the art, or the character design for every show (with FF and Spectacular SPidey being the most stylized) but the animation quality is great. The action is kinetic, in your face and in some cases we get some nice new looks for old charatcers. I love the 90′s X-men but I think the actual animation for the newer X-series has been better, and I think Spec Spidey is simply amazing and I’m hoping now that Disney bought Marvel they will pic it up and continue it for another season.

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

      I’m wondering the same thing about this show. However I have to disagree with you about the quality of Marvel animation. If you’re mad all the shows don’t look like the 90′s X-men show then I have to wonder about your idea of good and crappy animation. Granted the show is still nice to look at and for it’s time the animation was great, but compared to shows like X-Men:Evolution, Wolverine and The X-men, Spectacular Spiderman and and even the newest iteration of Fantastic Four, the animation for that show pales in comparison. You may not like the style of the art, or the character design for every show (with FF and Spectacular SPidey being the most stylized) but the animation quality is great. The action is kinetic, in your face and in some cases we get some nice new looks for old charatcers. I love the 90′s X-men but I think the actual animation for the newer X-series has been better, and I think Spec Spidey is simply amazing and I’m hoping now that Disney bought Marvel they will pic it up and continue it for another season.

  • Vagabond

    When is it coming out-and why are they making all the new cartoons so crappy? The old X-men show of the early 90′s was promising, but since then it’s like everybody’s going Disney on us: wtf??

  • Vagabond

    When is it coming out-and why are they making all the new cartoons so crappy? The old X-men show of the early 90′s was promising, but since then it’s like everybody’s going Disney on us: wtf??

  • Vagabond

    When is it coming out-and why are they making all the new cartoons so crappy? The old X-men show of the early 90′s was promising, but since then it’s like everybody’s going Disney on us: wtf??

    • Dedpool

      I’m wondering the same thing about this show. However I have to disagree with you about the quality of Marvel animation. If you’re mad all the shows don’t look like the 90′s X-men show then I have to wonder about your idea of good and crappy animation. Granted the show is still nice to look at and for it’s time the animation was great, but compared to shows like X-Men:Evolution, Wolverine and The X-men, Spectacular Spiderman and and even the newest iteration of Fantastic Four, the animation for that show pales in comparison. You may not like the style of the art, or the character design for every show (with FF and Spectacular SPidey being the most stylized) but the animation quality is great. The action is kinetic, in your face and in some cases we get some nice new looks for old charatcers. I love the 90′s X-men but I think the actual animation for the newer X-series has been better, and I think Spec Spidey is simply amazing and I’m hoping now that Disney bought Marvel they will pic it up and continue it for another season.