or


[07/17/14 - 09:01 AM]
Disney Television Animation Develops "Haunted Mansion" Special Inspired by Popular Disney Theme Parks Attraction
Plus: Aaron Springer, Jhonen Vasquez and Jenny Goldberg, Jesse LeDoux and Matt Olsen, and Ryan Quincy are all behind new pilots currently in production for Disney XD.

[via press release from Disney Television Animation]

"HAUNTED MANSION" SPECIAL, INSPIRED BY POPULAR DISNEY THEME PARKS ATTRACTION, IN DEVELOPMENT AT DISNEY TELEVISION ANIMATION

-- TV Animation Studio Continues to Expand Roster of Top Creative Talent with Production on Three Pilots and New Short-Form Series from Aaron Springer, Jhonen Vasquez and Jenny Goldberg, Jesse LeDoux and Matt Olsen, and Ryan Quincy; Extends Overall Development Deal with "Phineas and Ferb" Co-Creator and Executive Producer Dan Povenmire --

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 ("Gris Grimly's Wicked Nursery Rhymes") 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. Recently nominated for its ninth Emmy Award, "Phineas and Ferb" currently airs on Disney Channel and Disney XD with the television special "Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars" set to debut later this month.

The news was announced today by Eric Coleman, Senior Vice President, Original Series, Disney Television Animation.

Coleman said, "Over the past few years we have focused our strategy on making Disney Television Animation the home for the strongest talent in the business. We have steadily built our roster with both animation veterans and fresh voices, and have fostered an environment where artists support and inspire one another. This group will help us continue to deliver the great storytelling and beloved characters that the Disney animation legacy is known for."

New pilots in production are:

"Billy Dilley's Super Duper Subterranean Summer"

Creative Talent: Director Aaron Springer, whose credits include the Emmy Award-winning "Mickey Mouse" cartoon shorts and "SpongeBob SquarePants," is creator.

Synopsis: Summer break takes an unexpected turn when Zak and Marsha end up stuck in uncharted land at the center of the earth with eccentric classmate Billy Dilley.

"Very Important House"

Creative Talent: Jhonen Vasquez, creator of cult favorite "Invader Zim" and character designer Jenny Goldberg ("Rick and Morty," "Bravest Warriors") are co-creators.

Synopsis: 11-year-old Frolie moves into the Very Important House and suddenly finds herself in the role of caretaker of the universe.

"Douglas Furs"

Creative Talent: Highly-regarded illustrator and former Sub Pop Records art director Jesse LeDoux and actor/writer Matt Olsen ("Sly Cooper") are co-creators.

Synopsis: Deep in the woods, beyond human reach, exists the thriving animal community of Douglas where Barry the bear, the world's least-handy handyman, takes it upon himself to fix all the town's problems.

New short-form series in production:

"Future-Worm!"

Creative Talent: Director Ryan Quincy of "South Park" and IFC's "Out There" is creator.

Synopsis: A boy creates a time machine lunch box and befriends a fearless worm from the future.

Disney Television Animation is an industry leader in the production of quality animated properties for television. The animation studio, led by Coleman and Lisa Salamone, Senior Vice President, Production, is home to hit, award-winning television series for Disney-branded channels and platforms worldwide including "Phineas and Ferb," "Wander Over Yonder," "Gravity Falls" and "Mickey Mouse." Disney Television Animation is part of the Disney/ABC Television Group at The Walt Disney Company.





  [july 2014]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
  


· BILLY DILLEY'S SUPER DUPER SUBTERRANEAN SUMMER (DISNEY XD)
· DOUGLAS FURS (DISNEY)
· FUTURE-WORM! (DISNEY XD)
· VERY IMPORTANT HOUSE (DISNEY)





[12/10/18 - 08:15 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "Sunday Night Football" Stay on Top
The Peacock takes home top honors in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[12/10/18 - 06:31 AM]
Kevin Costner and Woody Harrelson Star in "The Highwaymen" Launching Globally on March 29th
From director John Lee Hancock, the Netflix film follows the untold true story of the legendary detectives who brought down Bonnie and Clyde.

[12/09/18 - 05:02 PM]
Video: Trailer Debut - "Triple Frontier" Starring Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac, Charlie Hunnam
Garrett Hedlund, Pedro Pascal and Adria Arjona also star in the film, due on Netflix in March.

[12/09/18 - 05:01 PM]
Video: "Stranger Things" Announces Season Three Titles
Netflix's flagship drama will return in 2019.

[12/09/18 - 08:22 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: Holiday Repeats Put CBS on Top
"Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" helps fuel the network to top honors in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[12/09/18 - 12:05 AM]
Video: "Baki" - Official Trailer - Netflix
The streaming service's latest animated series launches Tuesday, December 10.

[12/08/18 - 05:05 PM]
Video: "Saint Seiya: Knights of the Zodiac" - Official Trailer - Netflix
Join the adventures of young warriors called "Knights", sworn protectors of the reincarnated Greek goddess Athena, as they fight powerful Olympian gods bent on destroying humankind.

[12/08/18 - 05:01 PM]
Video: Teaser Trailer - "The Umbrella Academy" on Netflix - Launching February 15
The project is based on the comic book series created and written by Gerard Way, illustrated by Gabriel Bá, and published by Dark Horse Comics.

[12/08/18 - 08:33 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, "Last Man Standing" Top Demo Race
The network holds off CBS among adults 18-49 last night.

[12/07/18 - 05:53 PM]
Alfonso Cuaron's "Roma" to Be Released Theatrically in Over 600 Theaters Worldwide
The film will be available on the streaming service next Friday, December 14.

[12/07/18 - 05:52 PM]
Prentice Penny's "Uncorked" Adds Primetime Emmy Nominee Kelly Jenrette, Matt McGorry, Sasha Compere, Gil Ozeri and Bernard David Jones
Principal photography is currently underway in Memphis, Tennessee.

[12/07/18 - 04:01 PM]
"Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045" Is Coming to Netflix in 2020
Shinji Aramaki and Kenji Kamiyama are behind the project, which was announced via social media this afternoon.

[12/07/18 - 01:42 PM]
Music Superstars Diana Ross, Kelly Clarkson, Andy Grammer, John Legend, Blake Shelton, Keith Urban and Brett Young Kick Off 2019 on "NBC's New Year's Eve"
Carson Daly and Chrissy Teigen will host live from the heart of Times Square along with Leslie Jones.

[12/07/18 - 11:00 AM]
The Premiere of Freeform's "Life-Size 2: A Christmas Eve" Is Sunday's No. 1 Cable Program
Freeform further spins the numbers for Sunday, December 2.

[12/07/18 - 09:52 AM]
Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb Ring in the New Year with "A Toast to 2018" on NBC, December 31
The annual special will feature interviews with Jaimie Alexander, Andrea Canning, Chris D'Elia, Dylan Dreyer, Ryan Eggold, Willie Geist, Brad Goreski, Savannah Guthrie, Lester Holt and more.