Your Monday is about to get a lot less productive. Marvel Entertainment has made the entire “Black Panther” animated series available online for streaming on YouTube. The series from 2011, tells the story of T’Challa (voiced by Djimon Hounsu) and Wakanda via a technique called animated motion comics.
For the 120 minutes of Black Panther animation, Marvel partnered with BET to produce six episodes. If you’ve see the film, this story will feel familiar. You’re introduced to Wakanda and then T’Challa who faces a Battle for the Crown to become the Black Panther. Then a threat to king’s rule arises in the form of Klaw.
Captain America makes an appearance, but the story of Kilmonger is not in this series..
Watch episode one here:
Presumably the halls of the Walt Disney Company are busy in multiple divisions working on how to produce more Black Panther for the movie’s fans. Expect to see T’Challa and his Wakanda family back in a sequel (they show up in Avengers: Infinity War first) as soon as Marvel Studios can weave it into the Marvel Cinematic Universe timeline. The character has already been added as a meet and great at Disneyland’s Disney California Adventure and will be joining the Marvel Day at Sea Disney Cruise. There is a rumor that the Wonders of Life Pavilion at EPCOT in Walt Disney World is getting some TLC to prepare it to be a Wakanda outpost with a technology exhibit, a meet and greet, and maybe even a motion simulator ride (using the updated technology for Iron Man in Hong Kong Disneyland).
Of course, the story of Black Panther continues in Marvel Comics, which I imagine are flying off the shelves.
What would you like to see from Marvel and Disney in terms of more Black Panther?