Disney’s 2012–13 Schedule Presented to Advertisers

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Disney’s 2012–13 cre­ative con­tent for its kid-driven, fam­ily inclu­sive TV chan­nels, high­lighted by fresh ways to tell great new Dis­ney sto­ries, will be pre­sented to sponsors/advertisers this week in New York by Gary Marsh, pres­i­dent and chief cre­ative offi­cer of Dis­ney Chan­nels Worldwide.

New projects announced Mon­day and upcom­ing pro­gram­ming events pre­sented to spon­sors include:

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Wander Over Yonder

Wan­der Over Yonder

Wan­der Over Yon­der
Emmy-winning pro­ducer Craig McCracken, among the most sought-after tal­ent in TV ani­ma­tion, is the creator/executive pro­ducer of Dis­ney Channel’s upcom­ing Wan­der Over Yon­der, an ani­mated com­edy series about best friends and epic ene­mies, set in sur­real places across the uni­verse. Wan­der is an overly-optimistic inter­galac­tic trav­eler who, along with his loyal but bull­ish steed, Sylvia, goes from planet to planet help­ing peo­ple to live free and have fun, all against the evil reign of Lord Hater and his army of Watchdogs.

The voice cast includes Jack McBrayer (30 Rock, Phineas and Ferb), Keith Fer­gu­son (Foster’s Home for Imag­i­nary Friends) and Tom Kenny (Sponge­Bob SquarePants). McCracken cre­ated the Emmy-winning series The Pow­er­puff Girls and pro­duced a fea­ture film based on it. He also cre­ated the hit series “Foster’s Home for Imag­i­nary Friends” which also won him an Emmy Award. Prior to cre­at­ing his own shows, McCracken directed Dexter’s Lab­o­ra­tory and worked on a vari­ety of shows for Hanna-Barbera. Wan­der Over Yon­der is a pro­duc­tion of Dis­ney Tele­vi­sion Animation.


Gravity Falls

Grav­ity Falls

Grav­ity Falls
Pre­mier­ing in June, this clever, unex­pected approach to ani­mated com­edy is helmed by its cre­ator, executive-producer/director Alex Hirsch, a 2007 Cal Arts grad­u­ate. His col­lege short, Off the Wall, gar­nered atten­tion from notable ani­ma­tion blogs Drawn! and Car­toon Brew, as well as Cold Hard Flash. He sub­se­quently worked as a writer/storyboard artist on The Mar­velous Mis­ad­ven­tures of Flap­jack and devel­oped Dis­ney Channel’s Fish Hooks. He is also the voice of Cla­man­tha on that series.

His inge­nious new series Grav­ity Falls fol­lows twin brother and sis­ter Dip­per and Mabel, whose sum­mer plans are ruined when their par­ents ship them off to spend the sum­mer with their Great Uncle Stan in the very strange town of Grav­ity Falls, Ore­gon. The voice cast is Jason Rit­ter (Par­ent­hood), Kris­ten Schaal (Flight of the Con­chords, Toy Story 3) and Alex Hirsch. It is a pro­duc­tion of Dis­ney Tele­vi­sion Animation.

Sum­mer Adven­ture Week­end
In July, Dis­ney Chan­nels presents its most expan­sive pro­gram­ming ini­tia­tive yet, a Sum­mer Adven­ture Week­end, with new, vaca­tion adventure-themed episodes of every series on Dis­ney Chan­nel and Dis­ney XD to be pre­sented across three days. The Sum­mer Adven­ture Week­end includes the first of an epic Phineas and Ferb two-part episode. In the episode, “Where’s Perry?,” the Flynn-Fletchers are off on an African safari, leav­ing Perry at home to deal with Doofen­sh­mirtz and his most evil plot yet: to take over the OWCA. But when Doofen­sh­mirtz acci­den­tally zaps Carl the intern with his Ultimate-Evil-Inator ray, Carl takes over the OWCA (Orga­ni­za­tion With­out a Cool Acronym) and impris­ons Doof and Mono­gram. Agent P steps in but gets zapped with one of Doof’s many rays and in the cliffhanger of all cliffhang­ers, dis­ap­pears. The mys­tery of Perry’s where­abouts will be con­tin­ued in August. The voice cast includes Vin­cent Martella, Thomas Sang­ster, Ash­ley Tis­dale, Mitchel Musso, Car­o­line Rhea, Richard O’Brien, Dee Bradley Baker and Alyson Stoner. Cre­ated and executive-produced by Dan Poven­mire and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh, the series is a pro­duc­tion of Dis­ney Tele­vi­sion Animation.

Dis­ney XD

The epic sto­ry­telling of Mar­vel — full of action, adven­ture and humor, along with com­plex, coura­geous and aspi­ra­tional char­ac­ters – will be intro­duced to a new gen­er­a­tion of kids and fam­i­lies through a ded­i­cated weekly pro­gram­ming block, Mar­vel Uni­verse, pre­mier­ing Sun­day, April 1 on Dis­ney XD.


Ultimate Spider-Man

Ulti­mate Spider-Man

Ulti­mate Spider-Man
The new series, Ulti­mate Spider-Man, is writ­ten and guided by a cre­ative team that includes some of the most influ­en­tial names in comic books and pop cul­ture: Marvel’s chief cre­ative offi­cer, Joe Que­sada, and Marvel’s head of tele­vi­sion, Jeph Loeb, super­vis­ing producers/writers Man of Action (Joe Kelly, Joe Casey, Steven T. Sea­gle and Dun­can Rouleau), cre­ative consultant/writer Paul Dini (Bat­man: The Ani­mated Series, Lost), and con­sult­ing producer/writer Brian Michael Bendis (Marvel’s Ulti­mate Comics Spider-Man comic series).

In the sto­ry­line, a teenage Peter Parker (voiced by actor Drake Bell) jug­gles the relat­able chal­lenges of high school with the extra­or­di­nary chal­lenges of being a Super Hero. Nick Fury (voiced by actor Chi McBride) invites Parker to train with his S.H.I.E.L.D. orga­ni­za­tion, where Peter’s alter-ego, Spider-Man, will join forces with four other teenage Super Heroes — Nova, White Tiger, Power Man and Iron Fist — on the great­est action and adven­ture ever as they work to become ulti­mate super­heroes. The Mar­vel Uni­verse pro­gram­ming block will also fea­ture the sec­ond sea­son of The Avengers: Earth’s Might­i­est Heroes, and new short-form series that take view­ers behind the scenes to meet the cre­ative teams and explore the many facets of the Mar­vel Universe.




This ani­mated series, set in a futur­is­tic Detroit after it has been pur­chased and built into Detroit Deluxe by evil bil­lion­aire Abra­ham Kane, pre­mieres Mon­day, April 30 on Dis­ney XD. Kane, hav­ing banned per­sonal free­doms includ­ing auto­mo­bile trans­porta­tion, is ulti­mately chal­lenged by a group of rebels, The Burn­ers, led by 17-year-old Mike Chilton. The Burn­ers retreat to an under­ground city, cus­tomize their fleet of hot rods and pur­sue their quest to stop Kane from tak­ing over the world.

Motorcity is executive-produced and directed by noted pro­ducer Chris Prynoski (Met­alo­ca­lypse). Craig Lewis (Foster’s Home For Imag­i­nary Friends) is the story edi­tor and John O’Bryan (Avatar: The Last Air­ben­der) and George Krstic (Star Wars: Clone Wars) are the writ­ers. The series voice cast is Reid Scott, Nate Tor­rence, Kate Micucci, Kel Mitchell, Jess Har­nell, Brian Doyle Mur­ray, Jim Breuer and Mark Hamill. Motorcity is a pro­duc­tion of Tit­mouse, Inc. and Dis­ney Tele­vi­sion Animation.


Tron: Uprising

Tron: Upris­ing

Tron: Upris­ing
An impres­sive group of artists, ani­ma­tors, writ­ers, direc­tors and pro­duc­ers have deliv­ered an excit­ing new series that com­bines 3D and 2D ani­ma­tion for a rev­o­lu­tion­ary visual aes­thetic. The excit­ing sto­ry­line takes place between the two Tron fea­ture films and intro­duces Beck, who has been cho­sen to lead the mis­sion to free his home, a com­puter world known as The Grid, from the reign of the vil­lain­ous Clu and his hench­man Gen­eral Tesler. Beck will be trained by the great­est war­rior The Grid has ever known, Tron.

The exec­u­tive producer/director is Char­lie Bean (Robot­boy, Samu­rai Jack and Pow­er­puff Girls), and the con­sult­ing pro­duc­ers are Edward Kit­sis, Adam Horowitz (both screen­writ­ers of Tron: Legacy/executive pro­duc­ers of ABC’s Lost and Once Upon a Time) and Justin Springer (co-producer of Tron: Legacy). The music is com­posed by Joseph Tra­panese (Tron: Legacy). The voice cast is: Eli­jah Wood, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Mandy Moore, Nate Corddry, Lance Hen­rik­sen, Paul Reubens, Regi­nald VelJohn­son and Bruce Boxleit­ner. The series is a pro­duc­tion of Dis­ney Tele­vi­sion Animation.


Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja

Randy Cun­ning­ham: 9th Grade Ninja

Randy Cun­ning­ham: 9th Grade Ninja
This action-packed ani­mated com­edy, set to pre­miere in the fall on Dis­ney XD, fol­lows the fast-paced adven­tures of unlikely hero Randy Cun­ning­ham who, armed with his magic ninja suit, the teach­ings of the “Nin­ja­Nomi­con” (an 800-year-old ninja guide) and the help of his best buddy Howard, finds him­self as the one thing pro­tect­ing his school and the world from cer­tain destruction.

The voice cast is Ben Schwartz (Parks & Recre­ation), Tim Curry (The Rocky Hor­ror Pic­ture Show), Megan Mul­lally (Will & Grace) and Andrew Cald­well (Trans­form­ers). The creators/executive pro­duc­ers are Jed Eli­noff and Scott Thomas (Scooby Doo). The series is a pro­duc­tion of Boul­der Media in Dublin and Tit­mouse, Inc. in Los Angeles.

Acquired series for Dis­ney XD include Slugterra for fall 2012, Pack­ages from Planet X for early 2013 and Pac­Man for spring 2013.

Dis­ney Junior

Dis­ney Junior, a 24-hour basic cable/satellite chan­nel expressly for kids age 2–7 and their parents/caregivers, launches Fri­day, March 23 (12 mid­night, ET/PT) in the United States, join­ing 28 other Dis­ney Junior chan­nels around the world. The pop­u­lar Dis­ney Junior daily pro­gram­ming block will con­tinue on Dis­ney Chan­nel while the new 24-hour chan­nel will ful­fill par­ents’ demands for quin­tes­sen­tial Dis­ney pro­gram­ming through­out the day. The 24-hour Dis­ney Junior chan­nel will be avail­able via major cable and satel­lite providers Com­cast, Time Warner Cable, Cable­vi­sion, Bright House Net­works and Ver­i­zon, among oth­ers. Addi­tional infor­ma­tion regard­ing Dis­ney Junior is avail­able at DisneyJuniorTheChannel.com.


Doc McStuffins

Doc McStuffins

Doc McStuffins
This ani­mated series about a six-year-old girl who com­mu­ni­cates with and heals stuffed ani­mals and toys in her back­yard clinic, pre­mieres with the 24-hour chan­nel Dis­ney Junior and will also be seen on the Dis­ney Junior pro­gram­ming block on Dis­ney Chan­nel. Under the con­sul­tancy of the Hol­ly­wood Health & Soci­ety divi­sion of the USC Annen­berg Nor­man Lear Cen­ter, the series will high­light the impor­tance of tak­ing care of one­self and oth­ers, while show­cas­ing the hall­marks of great Dis­ney sto­ry­telling — fan­tasy and wish fulfillment.

The series voice cast includes Kiara Muham­mad, Loretta Devine, Lara Jill Miller, Rob­bie Rist, Jess Har­nell, Jaden Betts, Kim Brooks and Gary Anthony Williams. The series’ theme song is per­formed by the star of Dis­ney Channel’s hit series A.N.T. Farm and Hol­ly­wood Records record­ing artist China Anne McClain. Emmy Award-winning writer/producer Chris Nee (Lit­tle Bill and Dead­liest Catch: Crab Fish­ing in Alaska) is the cre­ator and exec­u­tive pro­ducer, and Emmy Award-winning Nor­ton Vir­gien (Rugrats” is the direc­tor. Doc McStuffins is a pro­duc­tion of Dublin-based Brown Bag Films.

Jake and the Never Land Pirates: "Bucky's Great Race"

Jake and the Never Land Pirates: “Bucky’s Great Race”

Jake and the Never Land Pirates: “Bucky’s Great Race
In a prime­time event episode to be pre­sented in Sep­tem­ber, Jake’s pirate ship Bucky falls into the hands of Cap­tain Hook after los­ing a race against the Jolly Roger, so Peter Pan returns once again to help Jake, Izzy, Cubby and Skully fol­low the Pirate Code and win back their trusty ship. Voic­ing the cast of char­ac­ters are Cameron Boyce, Madi­son Pet­tis, Jonathan Mor­gan Heit, David Arquette, Adam Wylie, Corey Bur­ton and Jeff Ben­nett. The Never Land Pirate Band (aka Sharky and Bones) is Loren Hoskins and Kevin Hen­drick­son. The exec­u­tive pro­ducer is Rob LaD­uca and the producer/story edi­tor is Mark Sei­den­berg. The direc­tor is Howy Parkins. The series is a pro­duc­tion of Dis­ney Tele­vi­sion Animation.

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: "Mickey and Donald Have a Farm"

Mickey Mouse Club­house: “Mickey and Don­ald Have a Farm”

Mickey Mouse Club­house: “Mickey and Don­ald Have a Farm
In this spe­cial pre­sen­ta­tion sched­uled for the fall, when the pow­er­ful wind from Pete’s Giant Wind­mill acci­den­tally sends all of the ani­mals on the new Club­house Farm fly­ing to dif­fer­ent places, Mickey and his pals set out to find and res­cue them. The voice cast is Bret Iwan, Russi Tay­lor, Bill Farmer, Tony Anselmo and Tress Mac­Neille. The exec­u­tive pro­ducer is Rob LaD­uca and the producer/story edi­tor is Mark Sei­den­berg. Dono­van Cook is the direc­tor. The series is a pro­duc­tion of Dis­ney Tele­vi­sion Animation.


Sofia The First

Sofia The First

Sofia the First
Dis­ney will intro­duce a new lit­tle girl princess to its cel­e­brated legacy of princess fairy­tales in an ani­mated TV-movie, Sofia the First, pre­mier­ing this fall, to be fol­lowed by a series pre­mier­ing in the win­ter on Dis­ney Chan­nel and Dis­ney Junior chan­nels around the world.

The sto­ries are designed to com­mu­ni­cate pos­i­tive mes­sages and life lessons that are applic­a­ble to preschool-aged chil­dren. The voice cast is Ariel Win­ter, Sara Ramirez, Wayne Brady and Tim Gunn. The series was devel­oped by Craig Ger­ber (Pixie Hol­low Games), who also wrote the movie. Jamie Mitchell (Spe­cial Agent Oso) serves as both exec­u­tive pro­ducer and direc­tor on the series. Ger­ber is co-executive pro­ducer and serves as the story edi­tor. The series and movie are pro­duc­tions of Dis­ney Tele­vi­sion Animation.


The Happy Hugglemonsters

The Happy Hugglemonsters

The Happy Hug­gle­mon­sters
Based on the book series I’m a Happy Hug­glewug by Niamh Sharkey, this ani­mated series fol­lows the adven­tures of spir­ited five-year-old Henry Hug­gle­mon­ster, the mid­dle child in a fam­ily of fun-loving mon­sters. The series is directed by Nor­ton Vir­gien (Rugrats, Doc McStuffins), the lead writer is Sascha Pal­adino (Won­der Pets, Ni-Hao Kai-Lan), and the pro­ducer is Gillian Hig­gins (Doc McStuffins, Octo­nauts). It is a pro­duc­tion of Brown Bag Films.

Quiet Is…
Tran­quil songs and serene visu­als mark this ten­der new short-form series, one designed to encour­age calm­ness before bed­time for the youngest viewer. Quiet Is… was cre­ated by award-winning author and illus­tra­tor Sara Pinto and acclaimed pho­tog­ra­pher and film­maker Luciana Frige­rio. The com­posers are Rick Gar­cia and William V. Mal­pede. The stop-motion ani­mated series is a pro­duc­tion of award-winning Scotland-based ani­ma­tion stu­dio Ko Lik Films, Limited.

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