Available only via Digital HD, On-Demand, and Disney Movies Anywhere (DMA) on July 29th, 2014, “Iron Man & Captain America: Heroes United” is an all new original animated adventure movie. We’ve been really enjoying Disney Movies Anywhere (having mentioned it several times on Dis411 over the past few months), and I mention this at the start of the review because it’s the first Marvel movie that I can think of that was released via a streaming method and On-Demand without Blu-ray or DVD options. It’s certainly interesting, and we wonder if this is beginning of things to come.
As was already mentioned, this is an all-new movie with a completely new storyline. If you happened to pick up a copy of “Iron Man and Hulk: Heroes United,” or read our review of the movie late last year, you already have a very good idea if you’d like this one. The movies are both action-packed, include an interesting story and the animation style is very similar. On all counts, that’s a good thing. The film opens with an action scene of Iron Man and Captain America and sparring. While they are training combat, the session begins what is 70+ minutes of action. Young superhero fans will certainly not be bored.
The film has some great voice over work including the return of voice actors Adrian Pasdar and Roger Craig reprising their roles as Iron Man and Captain America, and once again, they are spot on. Most importantly, they have the ability to deliver on Marvel’s trademark humor. If you closed your eyes while watching, you could imagine the scenes taking place during “The Avengers” with Cap and Iron Man taking verbal jabs at one another. The superheroes are cut from a very different cloth, and because of the fantastic work by the writers (Henry Gilroy and Brandon Auman), and the voice actors, this one feel exactly like it should. We really liked “Iron Man and Hulk: Heroes United,” and overall, “Iron Man & Captain America: Heroes United” is even a little better.
Adrian Pasdar (“Heroes,” “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”) as Tony Stark/Iron Man
Roger Craig Smith (“Wreck-It Ralph,” “Assassin’s Creed”) as Steve Rogers/Captain America
Fred Tatasciore (“Marvel’s Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.,” “Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness,” “Enchanted”) as Hulk and Hydra Storm Trooper
David Kaye (“Up,” “Fido”) as Jarvis and Hydra Storm Trooper Escort
Liam O’Brian (“Planet Hulk,” “Afro Samurai: Resurrection”) as Red Skull/Johann Schmidt
Clancy Brown (“The Shawshank Redemption,” “Starship Troopers”) as Taskmaster
Dee Bradley Baker (“American Dad!,” “Star Wars: The Clone Wars”) as Dr. Crueler and Hydra Tech.
Director: Eric Radomski (TV’s “Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man,” “Batman: The Animated Series”)
Director: Leo Riley (“TRON: Uprising,” TV’s “Sofia the First”)
Henry Gilroy (TV’s “Marvel’s Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.,” “Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters”)
Brandon Auman (TV’s “Marvel’s Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.,” “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”)
Ken Duer (TV’s “Marvel’s Avengers Assemble,” “The Powerpuff Girls”)
Kenneth T. Ito (TV’s “Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man,” “Baby Blues,” “C-Bear and Jamal”)
Alan Fine (“Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” TV’s “Marvel’s Hulk and the Agents
Dan Buckley (TV’s ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “Marvel’s Avengers Assemble “Marvel’s
Joe Quesada (TV’s “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “Marvel’s Hulk and the Agents of
Jeph Loeb (TV’s “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “Marvel’s Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.,”
“Marvel’s Avengers Assemble”)
Release Date: July 29, 2014
US: PG for action and violence throughout, and mild language
CE: PG Not recommended for Young Children/Violence
CF: G Déconseillé aux jeunes enfants
Feature Run Time: 71 mins.