High-wattage star power and notable creative teams from Disney’s favorite series for kids and families are the centerpiece of Disney Channel and Disney XD’s fan meetings at the leading pop culture convention, Comic-Con International 2012, Friday, July 13 and Saturday, July 14 in San Diego.
Included in the stellar guest line-up are: Elijah Wood and Bruce Boxleitner with executive producer Charlie Bean and consulting producers Edward Kitsis & Adam Horowitz from “TRON: Uprising;” Jason Morgan Ritter, creator Alex Hirsch and creative director Michael Rianda from “Gravity Falls,” and “Fish Hooks” creator Noah Z. Jones, executive producer Maxwell Atoms, along with Justin Roiland and Kari Wahlgren. Also, Vincent Martella, Alyson Stoner, Dee Bradley Baker, and co-creators Dan Povenmire and Swampy Marsh from the Emmy Award-winning “Phineas and Ferb” will screen a clip of the epic summer episode “Where’s Perry, Part 1;” noted creator and animation producer Craig McCracken will show a sneak peek of his upcoming comedy series for Disney Channel, “Wander Over Yonder.”
Disney XD will break out exclusive advance clips of new “Motorcity” episodes and the upcoming series “Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja.”
Disney Channel and Disney XD Panels at Comic-Con International 2012:
TRON UPRISING – FRIDAY, JULY 13, 2:15 – 3:15 p.m. (Room 6A)
Voice cast Elijah Wood (“Beck”) and Bruce Boxleitner (“Tron”) join executive producer/director Charlie Bean and consulting producers Edward Kitsis & Adam Horowitz. The panel will also feature never-before-seen clips of Disney XD’s turbo-charged original series “Motorcity” and a sneak peek of the upcoming animated series “Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja.” The panel will be moderated by Daily Variety film editor Josh Dickey.
PHINEAS AND FERB – SATURDAY, JULY 14, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. (Room 6A)
Creators/executive producers Dan Povenmire and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh join cast members Vincent Martella (“Phineas”), Alyson Stoner (“Isabella”) and Dee Bradley Baker (“Perry”). The panel will also include an exclusive sneak peek of this summer’s epic two-part cliffhanger episode “Where’s Perry?” Special guest moderator to be announced at Comic-Con.
DISNEY CHANNEL TELEVISION ANIMATION – SATURDAY, JULY 14, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. (Room: 5AB)
Disney Channel Television Animation: Fans can see exclusive footage and clips from upcoming episodes of Disney Channel’s BAFTA award-winning series “Fish Hooks” and its newest mystery adventure series “Gravity Falls,” plus a first look at the upcoming series “Wander Over Yonder.” Panelists include: “Fish Hooks” creator/executive producer Noah Z. Jones and executive producer Maxwell Atoms and voice talent Justin Roiland (“Oscar”) and Kari Wahlgren (“Shellsea”); “Gravity Falls” creator Alex Hirsch and creative director Michael Rianda and voice talent Jason Morgan Ritter (“Dipper”), and “Wander Over Yonder” creator Craig McCracken and co-producer Lauren Faust. The panel will be moderated by Eric Coleman, Senior Vice President, Original Series, Disney Television Animation.
Disney Television Animation is slated to present the Emmy Award-winning and BAFTA-nominated series, “Phineas and Ferb,” and hit innovative comedy series, “Fish Hooks,” at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. on Wednesday, July 13 from 7:00 pm – 9 pm. This presentation marks the National Press Club’s first-ever animation panel.
“It’s an honor to be invited to present our panel at the National Press Club, and have the opportunity to showcase our top two animated series, as well as highlight our upcoming programming slate to the Young Members Committee,” said Eric Coleman, senior vice president, Original Programming, Disney Television Animation.
“This is the inaugural animation panel for the National Press Club and we are proud to have Disney, the world’s leader in animation, as a partner. It is truly an honor to host such a noteworthy event and respected panel for what will certainly be among the most memorable and entertaining evenings in NPC history,” said Tim Young, chairman, Young Members Committee, National Press Club.
In addition to “Phineas and Ferb” and “Fish Hooks,” Disney Television Animation will offer an overview of upcoming programming, including “Gravity Falls,” “Motorcity,” and “Tron:Uprising.”
Panel to include the following attendees:
Phineas and Ferb: creators and executive producers, Emmy Award-winning Dan Povenmire (“Family Guy” and “Rocko’s Modern Life”) and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh (“The Simpsons” and “Rocko’s Modern Life”), Alyson Stoner (“Camp Rock” movies), Jack McBrayer (“30 Rock”), Maulik Pancholy (“30 Rock”) and Bobby Gaylor (“Take Two with Phineas and Ferb”).
Fish Hooks: creator/executive producer Noah Z. Jones (“Not Norman,” “The Monster in the Backpack”), executive producer Maxwell Atoms (“The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy”), Chelsea Kane (“Dancing with the Stars”), Kyle Massey (“Dancing with the Stars”) and Justin Roiland (“The Sarah Silverman Program”).
Attendees will include club members and military families, and is open to the general public. For more information, please visit http://www.press.org/events/disney-lands-press-club.
Disney Channel Renews ‘Fish Hooks,’ Orders New Series ‘Gravity Falls’ from Disney Television Animation
Disney Television Animation has reeled in a second-season pick-up of Disney Channel’s animated comedy series “Fish Hooks” and an order for a new animated Disney Channel comedy series, “Gravity Falls,” each creator-driven series from noteworthy storytellers Noah Z. Jones and Alex Hirsch. The announcement was made today by Eric Coleman, Senior Vice President, Original Series, Disney Television Animation.
Coleman said: “The heart of our work is storytelling, and in these two outstanding projects we have the pleasure and privilege of working with a team of talented artists, in every sense of the word, who are delivering wonderfully imaginative characters and relevant stories to kids and families around the world.” He continued, “We’re gratified that viewers have responded so strongly and positively to ‘Fish Hooks,’ and we believe ‘Gravity Falls,’ will be a perfect addition to our growing lineup of shows that are fresh, contemporary and custom-made for our audience.”
Rendered in 2D animation set against photo-real backgrounds, the “Fish Hooks” stories follow three best fish friends (BFFs) as they navigate their way through the choppy waters of high school. In the second season, stories will dive deeper into Bea, Milo and Oscar’s friendship and their adventures at Freshwater High with their classmates including Jocktopus, Shellsea and Clamantha.
The lead characters, Bea, Milo and Oscar, are voiced by Chelsea Kane (fka Chelsea Staub), Kyle Massey and Justin Roiland, and the recurring voice cast includes Richard Simmons as Coach Salmon, Edie McClurg as Mrs. Goldfishberg, Jerry Stiller as Principal Stickler, Rachel Dratch as Esmargot, Atticus Shaffer as Albert Glass and Tiny Lister as Mr. Mussels.
Disney Television Animation has also received an order for the stylized series “Gravity Falls,” an imaginative, animated comedy about contemporary twins who are thrust into the mysterious town of Gravity Falls, Oregon. Slated for a spring 2012 premiere on Disney Channel, the series was created and will be executive-produced by Alex Hirsch (writer and storyboard artist on “The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack” and creative consultant on “Fish Hooks”).
“Gravity Falls” introduces twin brother and sister Dipper and Mabel Pines, whose summer plans are ruined when their parents ship them off to their Great Uncle Stan (aka “Grunkle Stan”) in Gravity Falls, Oregon. Grunkle Stan lives in and runs The Mystery Shack, a tourist trap which overcharges unlucky visitors for a glimpse at the world’s most bizarre museum, but little do Dipper and Mabel know that there really is something very strange going on and they must rely on one another to find their way in this unfamiliar town.
Disney Channel has just provided us with these two sneak peeks at the upcoming preview of its new animated series Fish Hooks, the tales of three tween fish navigating the perils of high school. The series will premiere on Disney Channel beginning September 24, but viewers will get a chance to preview the series tomorrow night following the premiere of Camp Rock 2 The Final Jam.
In the preview episode, titled “Bea Stays in the Picture,” Bea (Chelsea Staub) asks Milo (Kyle Massey) and Oscar (Justin Roiland) to help her get back a bad school photo from yearbook editor Clamantha before it’s published. Oscar distracts Clamantha by taking her on a date while Bea and Milo sneak into the yearbook office to retrieve the photo.
“Fish Hooks,” an imaginative, eye-catching and funny animated series revolving around three tweens, Milo, Bea and Oscar (who happen to be fish), as they navigate the choppy waters of high school, will premiere FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 (9:00 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel. An 11-minute preview of the series will get the coveted timeslot following “Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam” on Friday, September 3.
In the preview episode, titled “Bea Stays in the Picture,” Bea asks Milo and Oscar to help her get back a bad school photo from yearbook editor Clamantha before it’s published. Oscar distracts Clamantha by taking her on a date while Bea and Milo sneak into the yearbook office to retrieve the photo.
“Fish Hooks,” from Disney Television Animation, follows Milo, Bea and Oscar, three best friends who live in a giant fish tank trying to navigate their way through the choppy waters of high school. Together they experience the typical life challenges and triumphs, including friendship, dating and sports, along with more atypical situations such as giant lobster attacks and, with the use of special land suits, school field trips to the hamster cages.
Created by children’s book illustrator and author Noah Z. Jones (“Not Norman,” “The Monster in the Backpack”), the series is produced using an innovative mixture of digital animation and photo collage. It stars Kyle Massey (“Cory in the House”) as Milo, Chelsea Staub (“JONAS L.A.”) as Bea and Justin Roiland (“The Sarah Silverman Program”) as Oscar. Recurring guest stars include comedian Rachel Dratch (“Saturday Night Live”), exercise guru Richard Simmons, comedic legend Jerry Stiller (“The King of Queens”), ABC TV star Atticus Shaffer (“The Middle”) and Edie McClurg (“Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”), among others.
Maxwell Atoms (“The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy”) is the executive producer and Noah Z. Jones is the co-executive producer. Carl Greenblatt (“Chowder”) and Bill Reiss (“Chowder”) direct the episodes.
The schedule is as follows:
Friday, September 3
- A preview of “Fish Hooks” (10:00 p.m., ET/PT) follows the premiere of “Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam” on Disney Channel.
- Viewers can enter the world of “Fish Hooks” online at DisneyChannel.com/FishHooks to meet the characters, Milo, Bea and Oscar, in the “Interactive Fish Tank” and to play “Fish Hooks” themed games.
Saturday, September 4
- Preview of “Fish Hooks” available on mobile VOD.
Friday, September 10
- Preview of “Fish Hooks” available on iTunes.
Friday, September 17
- A full episode preview of “Fish Hooks” available on Disney Channel SVOD.
Friday, September 24
- “Fish Hooks” series premiere on Disney Channel (9:00 p.m., ET/PT) with simulcasts on Sprint TV, MobiTV and Flo TV.
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)