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ANT-MAN Takes on Science Fair Danger in First Disney XD Short (Exclusive)

ANT-MAN Takes on Science Fair Danger in First Disney XD Short (Exclusive)

While most members of the Avengers spend their off-hours still doing pretty high-level action stuff (Tony creates new weapons technology, Cap goes on covert missions, Thor… is a god), Scott Lang (a.k.a. Ant-Man) lives that family life, trying to be a good dad to his six-year-old daughter Cassie. But that doesn’t mean he can’t get into some minuscule-gargantuan adventures in relatively normal surroundings, right? Most supervillain attacks happen close to home, the old saying goes. That’s why Disney XD’s new series of animated Ant-Man shorts are so refreshing; bite-size superheroism from the comfort of your own abode.

Check out the first short, entitled “Science Fair.”

Just when you think a relatively simple task of shrinking down to put forgotten baking soda into your daughter’s volcano is going to go off without a hitch, your arch-enemy Yellowjacket flies in out of nowhere and wants to spar. (Who hasn’t been there, right?) But, at least Scott gets the upper hand, with the strategic help of a hamster. And giant cheese. The animation in this short hearkens back to the classic days of Marvel comics, and the art style of Ant-Man co-creator Jack Kirby. Big, bold colors and expressive faces along with some amazing action makes this 90-second video worth watching on repeat.

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Marvel’s Ant-Man animated shorts are six two-minute adventures featuring Scott Lang’s further adventures, with later entries featuring¬†the Wasp and Hank Pym. All six will air this weekend on Disney XD; “Science Fair” premieres at 7:58 am ET/PT, on Saturday, June 10, with two more–“Alien Invasion” and “Soup Time” premiering at 11:58 am and 2:58 pm. Sunday, June 11 will find “Exterminator,” “Proton Cube,” and “Not a Date” premiering at 11:28 am, 5:28 pm, and 8:58 pm, respectively, all times ET/PT.

These shorts are packed full of excitement and comedy, like a shot of espresso without the caffeine. And you can catch them all this weekend on Disney XD. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

Images: Marvel/Disney

Kyle Anderson is the Associate Editor for Nerdist. You can find his film and TV reviews here. Follow him on Twitter!

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