The LEGO Group today announced that Disney XD has acquired the five-episode ‘LEGO Star Wars: Droid Tales’ mini-series to air later this year. The animated mini-series consists of five 22-minute episodes that will re-tell the Star Wars saga in chronological order from Star Wars: The Phantom Menace up through Star Wars: Return of the Jedi.
According to the report in the Wall Street Journal, the series will feature Scrooge, Huey, Dewey, Louie and Donald, as well as Duckworth, Gyro Gearloose, Launchpad McQuack, Flintheart Glomgold, Magica DeSpell & Poe, Ma Beagle and the Beagle Boys (Burger Beagle, Bouncer Beagle), Mrs. Beakley and Webbigail ‘Webby’ Vanderquack.
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‘Future-Worm!,’ created by the Emmy Award-winning director Ryan Quincy is coming to Disney XD in short-form and a newly announced full-length series beginning in Fall 2015. Quincy, who joined the Disney Television Animation team in 2013, is the executive producer. The announcement was made today by Eric Coleman, Senior Vice President, Original Series, Disney Television Animation.
‘Future-Worm!’ follows Danny, an optimistic 12-year-old who creates a time machine lunch box and befriends Future Worm, a fearless worm from the future. Together, the duo navigates through space, time and study hall, embarking on adventures and spontaneously making up new ones along the way.
Production has begun on Disney Junior’s ‘Goldie & Bear,’ a fairytale-inspired animated series for preschoolers. Slated to debut in Fall 2015, the series follows the adventures of newfound friends Goldie and Bear, following the renowned porridge incident of ‘Goldilocks and The Three Bears.’ The announcement was made today by Nancy Kanter, Executive Vice President, Original Programming and General Manager, Disney Junior Worldwide.
Set in the Fairytale Forest, the series follows the adventures of plucky Goldie and her best friend, Bear, as they encounter well-known characters from fairytales and nursery rhymes, including Little Red Riding Hood, Humpty Dumpty and The Three Little Pigs.
Before Hasbro begins producing Disney Princess and Frozen dolls for Disney in 2016, they will debut a full line of dolls and accessories for the upcoming Disney Channel Original Movie, ‘Descendants.’ At a recent visit to their International Toy Fair showroom in New York City, we got a preview of the full line of dolls and accessories that will launch later this year in support of the film. The dolls were presented in a fun, immersive environment which also featured a couple of the props used in the film (and reproduced as doll accessories). Below you will find a gallery of our photos from the event as well as a video tour and close-up looks at each of the dolls.
Disney XD has ordered a second season of Disney Television Animation’s animated comedy adventure ‘Star vs. The Forces of Evil’ ahead of the series premiere on Monday, March 30 at 8:00 pm ET/PT. Initial fan response in terms of fan art was cited as the reason for the announcement.
Created and executive-produced by 2009 California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) graduate Daron Nefcy, ‘Star vs. The Forces of Evil’ follows fiercely awesome teen princess Star Butterfly. After receiving an all-powerful magic wand for her 14th birthday, Star is sent by her Royal Parents to live with the Diaz family on Earth, bringing along her own unique inter-dimensional style to her new home. Together with the Diaz’s teenage son, Marco, they navigate high school and embark on dimension-hopping adventures across the multiverse while keeping her wand out of the clutches of arch-nemesis Ludo and his monstrous forces of evil.
Ahead of the International Toy Fair, which kicks off this weekend in New York City, TOMY has previewed its upcoming selection of merchandise based on the new Disney Junior animated series, ‘Miles from Tomorrowland.’ Among the items pictured in the gallery below are:
- Basic figures (Galactic Miles, Superstellar Miles, Merc, Pipp, Loretta and Phoebe, 6.99 each), which glow when placed in the Stellosphere Charging Chamber and come with an accessory
ABC Family has announced production has started this week on pilots for new comedies ‘Kevin From Work’ and ‘Tough Cookie.’ Both pilots are single-camera and are shooting in Los Angeles.
‘Kevin from Work’ is a half-hour workplace comedy about a young man unluckily in love who professes his love to a co-worker, thinking he’ll never see her again after he accepts a job offer overseas. But then that job offer is rescinded, and now they have to continue to work with each other. The comedy stars Noah Reid as Kevin, Paige Spara as Audrey, Matt Murray as Brian, Jordan Hinson as Roxie, Punam Patel as Patti, with guest star Amy Sedaris as Julia. ‘Kevin from Work’ is written, created and executive-produced by Barbie Adler. Aaron Kaplan at Kapital Entertainment and McG at Wonderland Sound & Vision will serve as Executive Producers. McG will also direct the pilot.
ABC today announced the premiere date today for the new half-hour reality series ‘Repeat After Me,’ hosted by Wendi McLendon-Covey of ABC’s ‘The Goldbergs,’ and inspired by a highly successful signature segment from the Emmy-winning daytime talk program ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show.’ ‘Repeat After Me’ will premiere on Tuesday, February 17 at 8:30 pm ET/PT on the ABC Television Network.
In ‘Repeat After Me,’ McLendon-Covey will instruct her celebrity friends, via a remote ear piece, to interact with everyday people in high-energy, comedic hidden-camera situations. At the end of each half-hour episode, the best moment of the night will be crowned in front of a live studio audience. The pilot episode stars Ellen Pompeo, Taye Diggs and Harry Connick, Jr.
ABC Family has begun production on the new procedural drama series ‘Stitchers,’ filming in Los Angeles. ‘Stitchers’ follows Kirsten (Emma Ishta), a young woman recruited into a covert government agency to be ‘stitched’ into the minds of the recently deceased, using their memories to investigate murders and decipher mysteries that otherwise would have gone to the grave. Working alongside Kirsten is Cameron (Kyle Harris), a brilliant neuroscientist whose passion for the program is evident in his work. The secret program is headed by Maggie (Salli Richardson-Whitfield), a skilled veteran of covert operations, and includes Linus (Ritesh Rajan), a socially immature bioelectrical engineer and communications technician. Kirsten’s roommate, Camille (Allison Scagliotti), a gifted computer science grad student, is also recruited to use her skills to assist Kirsten in her new role as a ‘stitcher.’