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Disney XD releases teaser clip of animated series Big Hero 6

Disney XD releases teaser clip of animated series Big Hero 6

Animation
Disney XD has recently released a very short teaser clip of its upcoming animated series adaptation of the Big Hero 6 film that is based on a Marvel comic book property on YouTube. Though the clip is only 14 seconds long, but it shows enough to give viewers an idea of the animation style (and quality) that they can expect from the series when it releases on Disney XD this November. Big Hero 6 is set after the events of the film with the fourteen year old tech genius Hiro now facing the challenges of school life at the prestigious San Fransokyo Institute of Technology. What makes school life even more challenging is that outside the school, things tend to get dangerous and it is up to Hiro, his trusted companion Baymax and loyal friends Wasabi, Honey Lemon, Fred, and Go Go to face a ...
Disney XD releases Duck Tales app

Disney XD releases Duck Tales app

Animation, Technology
In support of the upcoming DuckTales animated series, Disney XD has released a new app for iOS and Android titled DuckTales: All Ducked Out!. The app gives fans the ability to mix and match hairstyles, accessories, colors, backgrounds and more in order to create a DuckTales-inspired cartoon alter ego. As expected of any mobile app, DuckTales: All Ducked Out! allows users to share the results of their creativity online and via social media so that friends can see just how much they are into DuckTales. On the other hand, the DuckTales animated series will be making its grand return to the small screens on August 12 by way of an hour long TV movie. The special will bring back characters such as Duckburg’s most famous trillionaire Scrooge McDuck, his mischief-making triplet grandnephews
New take on Duck Tales to premiere on Disney XD on August 12

New take on Duck Tales to premiere on Disney XD on August 12

Animation
Disney XD’s new take on the classic animated series DuckTales will kick off its run with an hour-long premiere on the channel for 24 consecutive hours on August 12 with the series debuting with two episodes on September 23. The premiere date of the movie titled Woo-oo! was announced on Facebook yesterday along with the series’ title sequence and a new version of the classic theme song. The theme has been written by Mark C. Mueller, while the song is performed by singer/songwriter Felicia Barton  and produced by Emmy Award-winning Michael Smidi Smith and composer Dominic Lewis. It will be released on June 23 by Walt Disney Records. Inspired by the classic Carl Barks’ comic book stories, DuckTales chronicles the high-flying adventures of Duckburg’s most famous trillionaire Scrooge McDuc
Imira Entertainment signs sales distribution deal with Disney XD

Imira Entertainment signs sales distribution deal with Disney XD

Animation
Spain-based Imira Entertainment has signed a Latin American sales distribution deal with Disney XD for Larva. The short-format animated series is produced by South Korea’s TUBA n and airs on Korean public broadcaster KBS. The agreement with the said channel covers all four seasons of the animated comedy. The series follows the adventures of two worms named Red and Yellow. Since its launch in 2012, the toon has aired in more than 150 countries. Earlier this year, TUBA had tapped DHX Media-owned WildBrain to globally manage the Larva TUBA channel on YouTube. The multi-platform kids network exclusively helms the channel providing content production services as well as audience development expertise. Off-screen, the IP has inspired more than 1,000 SKUs of consumer products by 100-plus l
Star vs. The Forces of Evil series inspires a 2-hour film special

Star vs. The Forces of Evil series inspires a 2-hour film special

Animation
Disney XD’s popular female-led series Star vs. The Forces of Evil has inspired a two-hour TV movie special that will premiere on July 15.  This is in an effort to ikeep fans informed about the animated show’s third-season debut this fall. While the Battle for Mewni will air on Disney XD at 11:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. and ET time slots, it will also be available on the Disney XD app and across Disney XD’s VOD platforms. Created and executively produced by Caifornia Arts graduate Daron Nefcy, the Disney Television Animation series follows the multi-universe adventures of teen princess Star Butterfly who is sent to Earth by her royal parents to live with a new family after receiving an all-powerful magic wand for her 14th birthday. The Battle for Mewni’s plot revolves around Star
D23 Expo at Anaheim Convention Center from July 14 to 16

D23 Expo at Anaheim Convention Center from July 14 to 16

Events
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

Channels
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

Animation
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

Channels
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