Disney Channel Reels in Animated ‘Fish;’ First Animated Series in Three Years

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) – Disney Channel has green-lighted “Fish Hooks,” its first animated series in three years.

The cable channel has ordered 21 episodes of the high school comedy, which mixes 2D digital animation and photo collage.

“Fish” revolves around party guy Milo (voiced by Kyle Massey); his neurotic brother, Oscar (Justin Roiland); and an overly dramatic goldfish, Bea (Chelsea Staub). They attend Freshwater High, a school submerged in a giant fish tank in the center of a local pet store. The series chronicles their daily lives as they deal with friendships, dating and sports as well as such atypical teen issues as giant lobster attacks and school field trips to the hamster cages.

“Fish,” produced by Disney TV Animation for Disney Channels Worldwide, is slated to premiere in fall 2010. It will mark the channel’s first animated series debut since the 2007 premiere of “Phineas and Ferb.”

It was created and is co-executive produced by children’s book illustrator Noah Z. Jones, and developed for television by Alex Hirsch (“The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack”) and Bill Reiss (“Chowder”).

(Written By Nellie Andreeva, Editing by SheriLinden at Reuters)

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