Ultimate Avengers (also known as Ultimate Avengers: The Movie) is a direct-to-DVD animated film loosely based on the Marvel Comics limited series The Ultimates, and released by Lionsgate Home Entertainment as part of the Marvel Animated Features series. The film features Captain America, Iron Man, Giant Man, Wasp, Thor and Black Widow as they form the team The Avengers to foil an invasion by extraterrestrials known as the Chitauri. This film was followed by a sequel titled Ultimate Avengers 2: Rise of the Panther.

The DVD was released on February 21, 2006 in America, and in Europe on October 2, 2006. The movie made its television debut on April 22, 2006 on Cartoon Network's Toonami block with a TV-PG-V rating.[1] The movie also aired on Toonami on one other occasion: October 14, 2006.

Synopsis[edit | edit source]

In the last days of World War II in Europe, Captain America, due to enhancement by a "Super-Soldier Serum", prevents the Nazis from launching an intercontinental missile. They are also soon revealed to be shape-shifting extraterrestrials led by one acting as SS officer Herr Kleiser. The exploding missile knocks the Captain out and he falls into the icy waters of the North Atlantic, presumed dead.

60 years later, Captain America is found and revived by a S.H.I.E.L.D. team led by General Nick Fury. Bruce Banner and Betty Ross lead a team of scientists working to recreate the Super-Soldier Serum in order to try and stop the real power that backed the Nazis - the alien Chitauri. Banner thinks the Super-Soldier Serum is the key to him controlling the Hulk, and he secretly uses his blood to try to create a cure, instead of using candidates that had been selected for the rebirth procedure. As Captain America reunites with his old friend James "Bucky" Barnes, he also learns that his past lover Peggy Carter, is married to him and has lived a happy life. Despite being happy for his friends and everyone that he loved, Captain America still feels lost in the present world, unable to find the happiness that he wants.

The Chitauri destroy a S.H.I.E.L.D. satellite designed to track the alien ships. So Fury is forced by superiors to order the implementation of "Project Avenger", to gather together a team of superhumans. Fury tries to recruit - with mixed success - Giant Man (a scientist recently redacted from S.H.I.E.L.D), Wasp (Giant Man's wife), Iron Man/Tony Stark (an industrialist playboy), Thor (the Norse God of Thunder) and Black Widow, a S.H.I.E.L.D. assassin. After several setbacks, including a botched mission that led to almost the entire team quitting, the heroes unite to fight the Chitauri. Although successful, the team must then fight an out of control Hulk. Banner wanted to try his new serum against the attacking aliens, releasing his alter ego for the battle and ended up losing control in the process. The team managed to eventually distract the Hulk long enough for Betty to calm him, and Banner is then incarcerated.

In the aftermath of the battle, Captain America is visited by Peggy in the hospital and the two reunite after 60 years. Assuring him that she has lived a full life, Peggy tells him that she wants him to be happy and that he should find happiness as well. The movie ends as Captain America joins his fellow Avengers to celebrate their victory.

Characters[edit | edit source]

Heroes[edit | edit source]

  • Captain America / Steve Rogers
  • Iron Man / Tony Stark
  • The Incredible Hulk / Dr. Bruce Banner
  • Giant Man / Dr. Henry "Hank" Pym
  • Wasp / Janet van Dyne-Pym
  • Thor
  • Black Widow / Natalia "Natasha" Romanova

Villains[edit | edit source]

  • The Chitauri
  • The Nazis
  • Herr Kleiser

Supporting Characters[edit | edit source]

  • Nick Fury
  • Betty Ross
  • James "Bucky" Barnes
  • Peggy Carter
  • Edwin Jarvis

Voice Cast[edit | edit source]

Character Voice Actor
Captain America / Steve Rogers Justin Gross
Iron Man / Tony Stark Marc Worden
The Incredible Hulk Fred Tatasciore
Bruce Banner Michael Massee
Giant Man / Dr. Henry "Hank" Pym Nolan North
Wasp / Janet van Dyne-Pym Grey DeLisle
Thor David Boat
Black Widow / Natasha Romanova Olivia D'Abo
Nick Fury André Ware
Herr Kleiser James K. Ward
Betty Ross Nan McNamara
Bucky Barnes James Arnold Taylor
Edwin Jarvis Fred Tatasciore

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Toonami Broadcast History[edit | edit source]

  • April 22, 2006[1] at 9:30 PM
  • October 14, 2006 at 8:30 PM

External Links[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

Toonami Movies & Specials
Cartoon Network (1997-2008)
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