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D23 Expo at Anaheim Convention Center from July 14 to 16

D23 Expo at Anaheim Convention Center from July 14 to 16

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The famous Walt Disney fan event D23 Expo will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center in southern California from July 14 to 16. As part of the jam-packed programming, Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior will be presenting unique experiences for kids and families in celebration of some of their most buzzed-about new and upcoming series. Highlights include Q&A panels featuring the voice casts of the rebooted DuckTales (Disney XD) and Tangled: The Series (Disney Channel) as well as star appearances from many of the channels’ live-action projects such as the upcoming Disney Channel Original Movie Descendants 2. While the panel discussion on Disney XD’s DuckTales  is set for July 15 from 4:15-5:15 p.m, panel discussions of Disney Channel’s Tangled: The Series will take place
Aaron Springer’s Billy Dilley to premiere on Disney XD

Aaron Springer’s Billy Dilley to premiere on Disney XD

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Aaron Springer’s Billy Dilley Super-Duper Subterranean Summer will launch with multiple airings on June 3 (7:00 am, 11:00 am, 2:00 pm, 5:00 pm, 8:30 pm ET) on Disney XD. New episodes will continue to roll out daily till June 15. The series follows the adventures of Billy (voiced by Springer himself) and his classmates Zeke (Tom Kenny) and Marsha (Catherine Wayne), whose summer break takes an unexpected turn when they get stuck in a magical world beneath the Earth’s surface, and must repair Billy’s science fair project, The Cheeserator, to retain to the surface. Starting June 3, the first 10 episodes of the series will also be available on the Disney XD app and Disney XD VOD platforms. Springer’s past credits include Spongebob Squarepants, Samurai Jack, Wander Over Yonder and Disney’s
Disney XD acquires US broadcast rights of DQE’s  The Jungle Book

Disney XD acquires US broadcast rights of DQE’s The Jungle Book

Animation
Disney XD has acquired the U.S. broadcast rights of DQ Entertainment (DQE)’s 3D animated series The Jungle Book. The around half an hour series will debut June 11 on the channel. It has more than 78 million households as subscribers. Based on the stories by English author Rudyard Kipling, The Jungle Book series, aimed at children between 6 to 9, follows man-cub Mowgli, Baloo, Bagheera and Kaa as they take on the evil Shere Khan. Earlier Disney adapted Kipling’s material into a 1967 animated feature. Based on an earlier agreement with India-based DQE, SMC Entertainment, a division of Sun-Mate, has the television, home video, licensing and merchandising rights in North America for The Jungle Book. “Mowgli and his friends have found their rightful home and we are confident that they wi
Marvel teams up with Disney XD to release 12-episode series of Rocket & Groot

Marvel teams up with Disney XD to release 12-episode series of Rocket & Groot

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Marvel has teamed up with Disney XD to release a 12-episode series of Rocket & Groot animated shorts. The series will premiere on Disney XD early in the morning on April 10. The shorts are animated by Passion Pictures directed by Arnaud Delord and written by Chris Doc Wyatt and Kevin Burke. The episodes follow the two main characters from Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy as they try to find enough money to buy a brand-new ship. The release comes soon after Marvel joined forces with Funko to launch a series of shorts in the vinyl Pop! figurine style, one of which featured Rocket and Groot. Then, Marvel SVP of animation and family entertainment Cort Lane had said that short-form content was a high priority for the Disney-owned company. Lane serves as an executive producer for the 
Second season of Disney’s Walk the Prank to start airing on April 1

Second season of Disney’s Walk the Prank to start airing on April 1

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The second season of Disney XD’s hidden-camera series Walk the Prank is slated to air on April 1. On the day, also known as All Fool’s Day, the channel will telecast two back-to-back episodes which will also premiere on the Disney XD app, VOD channel and YouTube page. Disney XD will also play an all-day Walk the Prank marathon including the popular episodes from season one. Walk the Prank stars Cody Veith as Chance, Bryce Gheisar as Herman, Jillian Shea Spaeder as Bailey, Brandon Severs as Dusty and Tobie Windham as Uncle Will. The to-air second season includes guest stars like Zendaya, Veronica Dunne, Kamil McFadden as well as athletes of NFL and WWE. The series has been created and executively produced by Adam Small of Mad TV and Trevor Moore, known for Whitest Kids U Know. The seri
Disney wants continuation of Star Wars franchise

Disney wants continuation of Star Wars franchise

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    With the popularity of Star Wars growing and with Star Wars: The Last Jedi readying for its big-screen debut this December, Disney is ensuring that the brand continues to attract eyeballs to the small screen too. The House of Mouse has ordered a fourth season of  Star Wars Rebels that will premiere on Disney XD later this year. The show’s third season, which has an appearance from actor Forest Whittaker is currently airing on the small screen. Last year, it was Disney XD’s number one series as far as total viewers are concerned and drove more than 60 million consumer engagements across digital platforms. The UK Toy Retailers Association also named the Star Wars Rebel U-Wing Fighter one of the top 12 toys to watch Last Christmas. Star Wars Rebels has been created by D
Disney wants a second season of DuckTales

Disney wants a second season of DuckTales

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  Disney XD has asked for a second season of its new animated series DuckTales. The order comes ahead of the show’s premiere this summer. The family comedy-adventure follows Scrooge McDuck and his grandnephews Huey, Dewey and Louie as they go on adventures around the world. DuckTales is based on the original 1987 series and was greenlit in February 2015. The series is produced by Disney Television Animation and stars David Tennant, Danny Pudi, Ben Schwartz and Bobby Moynihan. Matt Youngberg is the executive producer of the series. In December, a video of the cast singing a rendition of the original DuckTales theme song was launched. This attracted more than eight million views across YouTube and Facebook.  
Marvel Guardians of the Galaxy back again from March 11

Marvel Guardians of the Galaxy back again from March 11

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  Disney XD is gearing up to telecast the second season of Marvel Guardians of the Galaxy that is going to premiere on March 11. Its first season debuted in 2015. Season two will follow Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket and Groot as they fight to protect Earth from an alien mad scientist called The High Evolutionary. The two-episode premiere will also see the Guardians crossing paths with the Avengers. The first two episodes will be available on VOD and the Disney XD app for mobile devices and connected TVs. Leading up to the new season’s premiere, Disney XD will launch six new shorts beginning on February 27, with a new one released on the channel’s app, VOD and YouTube channel each day. The shorts follow the heroes as they accidentally crash their ship after loading it down with
Pokémon Animated Series to be aired on Disney XD in USA

Pokémon Animated Series to be aired on Disney XD in USA

Animation
The Pokémon company international announced a multiyear animation distribution deal with Disney XD, making the network the new home for Pokémon animated content in the USA. Disney XD and its multiple platforms will air the 20th season of the popular Pokémon animated series and much of the Pokémon animation library, including 19 previous seasons consisting of over 900 episodes, plus 15 movies. Disney XD will commemorate Pokémon’s move by airing its latest film, Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel, that day. An hourlong preview of the Sun and Moon anime will also premiere alongside the film. The show won’t be on the regular schedule until 2017, however, Disney XD plans to make Pokémon a staple of its programming ahead of Sun and Moon’s full debut. The official YouTube channel began stre

PBS & Nickelodeon Leads Children’s Emmy Nominations

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The 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards has revealed its list of nominees and PBS and Nickelodeon lead the field once again in the children’s categories with 50 and 18 nominations, respectively. Thirteen nods for long-running hit Sesame Street, and a combined 12 noms for  The Fred Rogers Company’s Odd Squad (co-produced with Sinking Ship) and Peg + Cat (co-produced with 9 Story Media Group), helped put PBS on top. Nickelodeon secured two nominations each for a number of its popular shows including Sanjay & Craig, Dino Dan: Trek’s Adventures (produced by Sinking Ship), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Peter Rabbit. For other kidsnets, online streamer Netflix earned 13 nominations, one more than the combined efforts of Disney Jr., Disney XD and Disney Channel. (more…)