The Screamscape website is reporting that a life-sized animatronic version of WALL•E, the lead robot character in the upcoming Disney/Pixar movie, will begin appearing at Disney theme parks in the United States. The 3-foot tall robot should be joining Disney’s iconic characters in time for the release of WALL•E in late June 2008. (via Toon […]
Disney Channel has ordered Jungle Junction, a CG-animated preschool series, for its Playhouse Disney bloc, c21 Media reports. The series, from the UK’s Spider Eye, is an ecologically themed series about a jungle delivery service made up of animal-machine hybrids. The series was created by Shaun the Sheep‘s Trevor Ricketts. Separately, World Screen reports that […]
Enchanted debuted at number two on the DVD sales charts, behind I Am Legend, by selling 2.8 million units, according to data compiled by The Numbers.com. In its second week, Bee Movie dropped to third place, shipping 1.3 million units. Other animated movies in the top thirty sellers include 101 Dalmatians (440,000 units); Beowulf (121,000 […]
The second season of The Replacements will premiere on March 10 at 2:30pm on the Disney Channel with a new episode starring Tom Arnold, AWN reports. Josh Duhamel, Carson Palmer, Jason Dolley and Tim Gunn will guest star in other episodes this season. AWN also reports that Tempestt Bledsoe will join the series.
Disney is finding worldwide success with Phineas & Ferb, Variety reports. The series, about two boys who relieve the tedium of summer vacation with imaginative adventures, has already rolled out in 150 territories since February 1, and broken records in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand as the Disney Channel’s best performing […]
The Disney Channel original Phineas and Ferb debuted on Friday, February 1, as cable’s most-watched animated series premiere on record in Tweens 9-14 (1.6 million/6.4 rating). The series stood as Friday’s No. 1 TV series in all key kid demographics: Kids 6-11 (2.0 million/8.2 rating), Girls 6-11 (1.3 million/10.5 rating), Boys 6-11 (751,000/6.0 rating), Tweens […]
In hindsight, 1970 was a strange time for Disney. The great man himself had died in 1966 during the making of The Jungle Book. The films that followed (Robin Hood in 1973 and The Rescuers in 1977) have long been considered second-string releases and, fairly or not, are less well loved and fondly remembered than […]
Newsarama’s Animated Shorts column has posted a double-set of interviews: one with Dan Povenmire and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh, co-creators of Disney’s Phineas & Ferb; and the other with Kurt Mueller, one of three creators of Cartoon Network’s The Mr. Men Show. Povenmire and Marsh talk about how the pair have come through the industry together, […]