Disney Television Animation has begun production on ‘Pickle & Peanut,’ a buddy-comedy series about two unlikely friends – an emotional pickle and a freewheeling peanut – voiced by Jon Heder and Johnny Pemberton respectively.
Scheduled for a fall 2015 premiere on Disney XD, ‘Pickle & Peanut’ employs an innovative mix of 2-D animation and live-action clips to tell the small-town adventures of two underdogs who dream up plans to be anything but ordinary. The series was created by Noah Z. Jones and developed by Joel Trussell. Both Jones and Trussell serve as executive producers. Mark Rivers is the story editor.
The animation studio also received a third season order of the Emmy and Annie Award-winning ‘Mickey Mouse’ cartoon shorts and a second season order of Craig McCracken’s comedy series ‘Wander Over Yonder.’
Coleman said, “We see very few pitches that are as funny and original as ‘Pickle & Peanut.’ We instantly fell in love with these characters, and Noah and Joel have built a world with a visual style and sensibility unlike anything on TV.”
Salamone added, “We have the best and brightest production talent in the animation industry to help deliver the inspiring stories and enduring characters that will entertain kids and families and uphold Disney’s unparalleled animation legacy.”
The “Mickey Mouse” comedic cartoon shorts, spotlighting Disney’s #1 star, have reached over 135 million unduplicated viewers worldwide, in 34 languages. Emmy Award-winning artist and director Paul Rudish (“Star Wars: Clone Wars”) is the executive producer and supervising director. Aaron Springer (“SpongeBob SquarePants”), Clay Morrow (“Dexter’s Laboratory”) and Dave Wasson (“Making Fiends”) are directors. The series airs daily on Disney Channel and Disney XD.