Disney Channel EMEA unleashed a slate of new programming at last week’s Annecy Animation Festival.
Standing on top of the slate is 101 Dalmatian Street, a new take on the classic Disney film. The channel has also announced a few other new titles and the renewals of some of its favourites.
It is a new series based on a pitch by Anttu Harlin and Joonas Utti from Finnish studio Gigglebug Entertainment and developed by Disney’s original animation team in London with Passion Animation Studios.
The series will be written by Maria O’Loughlin and directed by Miklos Weigert. It tells the story of a family dalmatians cooped up together in a modern London house as parents and grandparents deal with 99 pups.
It is due to release worldwide next year and will run for 48 eleven-minute episodes. Additionally, two 101 Dalmatian Street TV specials will be produced. Those will run for 22 minutes.
Space Chickens in Space is a 52×11 mins surrealist comedy about a group of chickens that mistakenly find themselves enrolled in an inter-galactic military academy. The series is being produced by Anima Estudios/CAKE/Studio Moshi and Gingerbread based on a concept by designers/directors Tommy and Markus Vad Flaaten. The series will also inspire two eleven-minute shorts.
Disney EMEA has also renewed PJ Masks and Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir. While the former is for a second season consisting of 26 episodes due to release in 2018, the latter gets a second and third season order with no specific window announced. The company also reconfirmed its plans to have Gigantosaurus due out in 2019.