Disney Television Animation be producing a Haunted Mansion animated special for Disney Channel and Disney XD, as well as three pilots and a short-form series that have nothing to do with rides, attractions or spooky spirits.
This is a series created not even for general 12-to-whatever-year-olds, but specifically for children who understand and appreciate the Disney model of “stereotypical acts performed by attractive people exactly as the script intends them to be performed, while the biggest, fakest audience laughs along.”
From the moment Disney announced it was purchasing LucasFilm, the chatter about new Star Wars movies has been practically incessant. From who would write them, direct them and star in them to what characters the movies would incorporate or introduce, tens of thousands of theories have been thrown out there.
Fans of Star Wars have plenty to be excited about in the next two years, what with the release of Star Wars: Episode VII set for December 2015. Additionally, Disney and Lucasfilm have teamed up to produce a new animated series, Star Wars Rebels, which will get its debut following a TV movie to usher in the new series and set the stage for the aforementioned cinematic sequel this summer.
Based on the description of Disney Channel’s planned original movie, Descendants, it seems the cable channel has sent the bucket deep into the Disney well and has come up with a pretty ambitious but intriguing all-star(ish) sequel concept. That may be cause for concern to die-hard Disney fanatics, especially if we consider some of those straight-to-video non-classics Disney has distributed in the past, which have tampered with the canon of the stories in less than satisfying ways.
Did you miss ABC's broadcast of the excellent and sure-to-be-a-classic Disney Pixar Halloween special Toy Story of TERROR!? Well, rest assured, it's going to air again, though you probably won't find it on ABC. Additional airings of the special are scheduled for Disney's cable channels, with the first re-airing scheduled for this Saturday, as ABC Family's 13 Nights of Halloween event kicks off.
Just a couple of days ago, we reported that Star Wars Rebels, the brand new animated endeavor from Lucasfilm and Disney, would be appearing at New York Comic-Con. At the time, both companies promised fans would learn a little more about the upcoming program, and what we got was a nicely illustrated picture of the show’s villain.
A big panel has been set up at New York Comic-Con tomorrow to explain more about the animated series that is headed to the Disney Channel sometime in the future. However, I am excited to share the new poster, an image that gives us a first look at Star Wars Rebels and three gloomy looking Storm Troopers presented in the style of a Soviet era poster.
Tapping into our nostalgic sensibilities is something Mondo has done very well over the years, and that certainly applies to their latest series of posters. If the phrase "Life is like a hurricane…" is something that triggers a familiar, catchy TV theme song, you might be a DuckTales fan, and if that's the case, then you'll love Mondo's latest posters, which go on sale this week.
Disney’s animated program, Phineas and Ferb, has a knack for being culturally relevant, as well as extremely witty. The program pleases both kids and their parents and should continue to do so, thanks to a couple of crossover episodes Disney has in the works. Next month, the network will air Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel and on Friday Disney announced that it has a second crossover episode in the works, this time featuring lightsabers and other weapons and characters from the Star Wars realm.
Phineas and Ferb has endeared children and parents alike since it popped up on the Disney Channel in 2007. Since its inception, the show has also garnered generally favorable reviews from critics and is known for its special episodes as well as its use of original songs from time to time. Since Phineas and Ferb is a fan of trying new things on television and Disney now owns Marvel, someone had the brilliant idea to do a Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel crossover special and on Sunday, fans got a first look at upcoming TV event.
Last November, we learned that a spin-off/sequel project for Boy Meets World was in development for Disney Channel. As "in development" doesn't mean an automatic greenlight to series, we've hung on every major bit of news for the project in the hopes that the pilot would eventually go to series. Signs pointed toward good news, but we had to wait for it. It's finally here. Girl Meets World has officially been ordered to series at Disney Channel.
The series will take place between Episode III and Episode IV of the films, so sometime after Dath Vader turns permanently to the dark side but before Luke Skywalker makes his way off Tattooine. Called Star Wars Rebels, the series will "take place in a time where the Empire is securing its grip on the galaxy and hunting down the last of the Jedi Knights as a fledgling rebellion against the Empire is taking shape."
Unless you've been hiding inside a tauntaun on Hoth for the last 24 hours, you've probably heard that Disney acquired LucasFilm and is planning to continue the Star Wars saga on the big-screen. Episodes VII, VIII and IX may be the big announcement but how will the deal effect current, upcoming and potential television series set a long time ago in a galaxy far far away? Not to mention Indiana Jones' possible return to the small screen.
Iger has plans to cut down on advertisements relating to products that might be high in sugar but low on nutritional value. The move will be pushed on many different types of platforms aimed at kids including television, Internet sites, and Disney radio. An announcement is expected from the two, tomorrow.