By Clark Collis
March 13, 2017 at 03:00 PM EDT

Can’t wait for the May 5 release of James Gunn’s Marvel superhero sequel Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2? Then we have good news — and even better news.

The good news is that a 12-episode series of Rocket and Groot short films, set before the two titular characters join the Guardians, will start rolling out on the Disney XD app, one per day, from March 27. Animated by Passion Pictures and based on designs by comic book artist Skottie Young, the shorts follow Rocket and Groot as they try to figure out how to get enough credits to buy a new ship after their old one breaks down. Four of the shorts will also be posted on YouTube beginning March 27, and a compilation of all the films will premiere on the “linear” Disney XD channel, at 7 a.m. ET on April 10.

The even better news? You can exclusively watch the first of the Rocket and Groot short films above right now and you can check out the series’ key art, below.

Rocket and Groot

Enjoy! Or, to put it another way, “I am Groot!”

Guardians of the Galaxy

  • Movie
  • PG-13
  • 122 minutes
  • James Gunn