Disney XD has ordered two original animated series — ‘Billy Dilley’s Super-Duper Subterranean Summer’ from Emmy Award-winning director Aaron Springer and ‘Country Club’ from comic book creators, brothers Chris and Shane Houghton. Both series, slated to launch in 2017 and 2018 respectively, are produced by Disney Television Animation (TVA). The announcement was made today by Marc Buhaj, senior vice president, Programming and general manager, Disney XD.
Disney Junior has ordered two new animated series, ‘Vampirina,’ executive-produced by ‘Doc McStuffins’ creator Chris Nee, and ‘Puppy Dog Tails,’ created by comedian Harland Williams. Both series have begun production and are slated to premiere in 2017. The channel has also ordered second seasons of its hit animated series ‘The Lion Guard’ and ‘Goldie & Bear.’ The announcement was made today by Nancy Kanter, executive vice president, Original Programming and general manager, Disney Junior Worldwide.
In honor of today’s earlier release of the first trailer for Finding Dory (June 17, 2016), Walt Disney Studios and Pixar Animation Studios have provided us with an ultra high resolution still from the film featuring Dory encountering her old friend, Destiny, for the first time all over again. Voiced by Kaitlin Olson, Destiny is a whale shark — so does that make her a whale or a shark? There’s no way science could know for sure. Destiny is just one of Dory’s many new friends in the film such as Hank, Bailey, Little Dory, Gerald and more.
‘Big Hero 6,’ an animated television series for kids, tweens and families based on Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Academy Award-winning feature film inspired by the Marvel comics of the same name, has begun production for a 2017 premiere on Disney XD platforms around the world. Emmy Award-winning producers Mark McCorkle and Bob Schooley, creators and executive producers of the global hit Disney Channel series ‘Kim Possible,’ are the executive producers. The series was announced today by Gary Marsh, president and chief creative officer, Disney Channels Worldwide.
Disney/Pixar’s Finding Dory reunites everyone’s favourite forgetful blue tang, Dory, with her friends Nemo and Marlin on a search for answers about her past. What can she remember? Who are her parents? And where did she learn to speak Whale?
The film also features tons of new characters including Destiny, a (very confused) whale shark, Hank the
octopus septopus, Bailey the beluga whale, Little Dory, Otter and Gerald the Sea Lion.
Known for his viral magic videos on Vine, Internet star Zach King (currently appearing on CBS’s ‘The Amazing Race’) also has a cameo in Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Zootopia (March 4, 2016), in which he lends his voice to a very sneaky wolf being held in a Zootopia PD cell.
Walt Disney Studios Japan has released a new music video for Zootopia featuring ‘Try Everything’ as performed by Dream Ami, who also provides the voice of Gazelle in the Japan version of the film. You can watch the video which features new footage (including the Frozen Easter egg first reported by Stitch Kingdom) embedded below.
As highlighted earlier today on ABC’s ‘Good Morning America,’ Disney’s newest princess is Elena of Avalor, a 16 year old latina princess who is destined to rule the land of Avalor. At this year’s New York International Toy Fair, we previewed new lines of dolls, toys and role play outfits and accessories from companies such as Hasbro, JAKKS Pacific and Just Play, which you can explore today in both photos as well as videos.
Face it, there is no escaping of Frozen, even for the citizens of Disney’s Zootopia (March 4, 2016). We had already reported earlier this year that Kristen Bell had a cameo voicing Priscilla the Sloth from the DMV, but earlier tonight, we released several new high-res stills from the film and it didn’t take Stitch Kingdom reader Ashley Boh long to find a tribute to the film in the panoramic shot of Tundra Town.
— Ashley Boh Art (@ashleybohart) February 18, 2016