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Press Release: Original Animated Comedy Series "The Replacements" Premieres on Disney

by on August 2, 2006


— The Wondermints (“Austin Powers”) Perform Main Title Theme Song —

BURBANK, July 31, 2006 . . . Disney’s original animated comedy series “The Replacements,” about orphaned tween siblings who can replace any adult in their life with the help of a mysterious agency, premieres FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 (9:00 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel. The show will move to its regular time slot beginning SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 (8:00 p.m., ET/PT).

“The Replacements” revolves around orphaned siblings Riley and Todd who come across a comic book ad that promises a new set of parents for $1.98 directly from the Fleemco Company in Canton, Ohio. Their quirky new family consists of a British international spy mom named Agent K, a renowned stuntman, daredevil dad named Dick Daring, and C.A.R.T.E.R., a cynical talking spy car and Agent K’s former partner. Riley and Todd soon realize that they can replace any adult in their life simply by making a call to Conrad Fleem, owner of the Fleemco Company. The situations Riley and Todd get into always result in funny unforeseen consequences and lessons to be learned.

The series features a main title theme song performed by power pop band The Wondermints (“Austin Powers”), who recently toured with Brian Wilson. Noted keyboard player/lead singer Darian Sahanaja wrote the lyrics and music.

A production of Walt Disney Television Animation, “The Replacements” features a talented voice cast including Nancy Cartwright (“The Simpsons”) as Todd; Grey Delisle (“The Fairly Odd Parents”) as Riley; Kath Soucie (“Pooh’s Heffalump Movie”) as Agent K; Daran Norris (“Veronica Mars”) as Dick Daring; David McCallum (“N.C.I.S.”) as CAR; Lauren Tom (“King of the Hill”) as Tasumi; and Jeff Bennett (“Lilo & Stitch: The Series”) as Shelton.

“The Replacements” was created by renowned children’s author and illustrator Dan Santat (“The Guild of Geniuses”) and is executive-produced by Jack Thomas (“The Fairly OddParents”) and directed by Heather Martinez (“SpongeBob SquarePants”).

Disney Channel is a 24-hour general entertainment television network designed for kids and families and is currently available in over 87 million U.S. homes via basic cable.

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