Disney Television Animation


Kids round-up: Mickey Mouse lands new Disney+ series; Wildbrain restructures distribution team; ‘Almost Never’ does global deals

Mickey Mouse lands new Disney+ series Disney+ has commissioned The Wonderful World Of Mickey Mouse, a new original animated short series, featuring the Mouse House’s iconic mascot. It will land on Disney+ Wednesday, 18 November – the 92nd anniversary of Mickey’s first appearance – with two new shorts rolling out every Friday beginning 27 November. […]

Disney XD orders two, renews two

Disney has ordered two new shows, Billy Dilley’s Super-Duper Subterranean Summer, and Country Club. Both will be produced in-house by Disney Television Animation, and will roll out in 2017 and 2018 respectively. Billy Dilley’s Super-Duper Subterranean Summer follows eccentric science-obsessed seventh-grader Billy Dilley and his lab partners Zeke and Marsha as they find themselves stuck […]

Disney XD adapts Big Hero 6

Kids channel Disney XD is adapting animated feature film Big Hero 6 for the small screen. Production has begun on an animated series that will debut in 2017 on Disney XD platforms around the world. This will be based on the Walt Disney Animation Studios movie of the same name, and come from Kim Possible […]

Pickle & Peanut appeals to Disney XD

Disney XD has given the greenlight to Pickle & Peanut, an animated comedy for its US and worldwide feeds. Disney Television Animation has begun production on the 2D/live-action hybrid show, which is a buddy comedy about an emotional pickle and a easy-going peanut. Jon Helder (Napoleon Dynamite) and Johnny Pemberton (21 Jump Street) provide the […]

MarVista taps Disney, HBO execs to build out team

LA-based producer and distributor MarVista Entertainment has poached executives from Disney Television Animation, HBO and Summit Entertainment in a string of hires and promotions. In total, MarVista is adding two executives to its production and development unit and a new sales exec and given a top level promotion to Sharon Bordas (left), who is upped […]

Buhaj succeeds Levine at Disney XD

Disney international animation boss Marc Buhaj is to replace David Levine as senior VP, programming and general manager of boys-skewing channel Disney XD. Buhaj is currently SVP, international original series and coproductions for Disney Television Animation. His predecessor Levine is moving to Europe to become VP, programming, production and strategic development for Disney Channels EMEA. […]

Mickey Mouse set for small screen comeback

Disney Channel is bringing back iconic toon star Mickey Mouse in a series of short-form slapstick movies. The 19-film series, Mickey Mouse, will begin rolling out across the Disney Channel, Disney.com and WATCH Disney Channel on June 28. In the first, Croissant de Triumph, Mickey has to deliver croissants to Minnie Mouse’s café but runs […]

Star comes out for Disney Channel

US kids’ net Disney Channel has gone in-house for animated comedy adventure series about a magical teen princess who is sent to Earth. Star and the Forces of Evil (WT) will follow the princess who, after a number of skirmishes with other-worldly monsters, goes to live with a regular Earth family but is soon back […]