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 Television Animation is in development on ‘Haunted Mansion,’ a special for Disney Channel and Disney XD inspired by the popular Disney Parks attraction. Legendary horror genre artist and children’s book illustrator Gris Grimly is attached to executive produce and art direct with Scott Peterson executive producing, story editing and writing and Joshua Pruett consulting producing and writing, both of ‘Phineas and Ferb.’
The television animation studio continues to add to its deep roster of world-class artists and creators with three pilots and a new short-form series from Aaron Springer, Jhonen Vasquez and Jenny Goldberg, Jesse LeDoux and Matt Olsen and Ryan Quincy, all currently in production for Disney XD. The studio has also extended an overall deal with Emmy Award-winning ‘Phineas and Ferb’ co-creator and executive producer Dan Povenmire for development on new projects.