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I Am Groot release date and time — how to watch on Disney Plus

Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel) smiles in Marvel Studios' I Am Groot
(Image credit: Marvel)

If you've been waiting for the I Am Groot release date, we've got good news for you. It's finally here, and ready to deliver what appear to be the lowest of low-stakes adventures in the MCU to date. Also, if you're wondering if I Am Groot is in the MCU? We've gotten mixed messages.

I Am Groot release date, time and more

Release date and time: I Am Groot arrives on  Disney Plus (opens in new tab), starting at 3 a.m. ET. on Wednesday (August 10).
Cast: Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper and James Gunn
Director: Kirsten Lepore
Running time: About 20 minutes

I Am Groot, a series of five animated shorts, shows us a peek of Groot's life in between the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and one of the post-credits scenes for that same movie. In essence, we're seeing Groot's post-toddler days, between him being a baby and being an adolescent. 

Groot, as you would expect, is voiced by Vin Diesel. The shorts will also feature the voices of  Bradley Cooper and James Gunn. 

Making matters better, Kirsten Lepore (who was animation director for Marcel the Shell with Shoes on) wrote and directed these shorts. In short (pardon the pun), I Am Groot looks to provide warmth and fun, and a break from the chaotic MCU shenanigans.

When does I Am Groot come out on Disney Plus?

I Am Groot debuts at on Wednesday (August 10) at 3 a.m. ET / 12 a.m. PT / 8 a.m. BST. I Am Groot is comprised of five shorts, and more details are available below. 

Unfortunately, a huge Disney Plus price hike was just announced.

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Disney Plus (opens in new tab) gives you access to the entire Disney vault of classics like Frozen, The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast as well as newer hits like The Mandalorian, Loki and more. Get the most value with the $13.99 bundle (opens in new tab) that throws in Hulu and ESPN Plus.

The next upcoming Marvel series is She-Hulk (arriving on August 18).

How to watch I Am Groot internationally

Disney Plus is available in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mauritius, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, so it's not going to be tough to get access to I Am Groot.

I Am Groot episodes schedule

  • I Am Groot short 1, "Groot's First Steps" on August 10
  • I Am Groot short 2, "The Little Guy" on August 10
  • I Am Groot short 3, "Groot's Pursuit" on August 10
  • I Am Groot short 4, "Groot Takes a Bath" on August 10
  • I Am Groot short 5, "Magnum Opus" on August 10

I Am Groot cast

baby groot with sunglasses listening to a walkman

(Image credit: Disney/Marvel Studios)

The cast of I Am Groot looks short and to the point. Vin Diesel voices Groot, Bradley Cooper will cameo as Rocket Raccoon and James Gunn is reportedly (opens in new tab) playing a character named Wrist Watch Voice.

I Am Groot trailer 

In the first I Am Groot trailer, we see young Groot tower over a group of tiny four-eyed blue alien creatures and say — you guessed it — "I Am Groot." And, surprisingly, they turn their weapons against him. You'll never guess what happens next.

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Henry T. Casey
Senior Editor

Henry is a senior editor at Tom’s Guide covering streaming media, laptops and all things Apple, reviewing devices and services for the past seven years. Prior to joining Tom's Guide, he reviewed software and hardware for TechRadar Pro, and interviewed artists for Patek Philippe International Magazine. He's also covered the wild world of professional wrestling for Cageside Seats, interviewing athletes and other industry veterans.