Comingsoon.net announces that Disney Junior has started production of the animated series of The Rocketeer which will air in 2019.
Inspired by the comic book created by Dave Stevens, The Rocketeer follows the story of Kit, a young girl who receives a surprise package for her birthday, discovering she is the next to become Rocketeer, a legendary superhero with the ability to fly thanks to a jetpack. Equipped with a new crew and secret identity, Kit is ready to take off and do her duty with the help of her best friend, Uncle Tesh, an aircraft expert mechanic who joins her in her epic adventure.
Each episode of The Rocketeer will contain two 11-minute stories and an original song.
Disney has already produced the movie The Adventures of Rocketeer, directed by Joe Johnston ( Captain America: The First Avenger ), with Billy Campbell, Jennifer Connelly, Timothy Dalton and Alan Arkin. It was released in 1991.