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Playhouse Disney October 2006 and Year-to-date Highlights

The following are highlights of Playhouse Disney’s performance for October 2006 and for the year up through October: In October 2006, “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse” ranked as the #1 basic cable series with Girls 2-5 (374,000/4.8 rating), and finished among the Top 5 in Kids 2-5 (#4 – 693,000/4.4 rating). Calendar year to date, “Mickey Mouse […]

"The Replacements" Scores Impressive Ratings for Disney Channel

Disney Channel’s original animated series The Replacements finished as TV’s most watched series (broadcast & basic cable) the week of October 9-15 in Kids 6-11 (1.39 million/5.7 rating) with the episode “Halloween Spirits” that aired on Saturday, October 14. Since its premiere, The Replacements is the #1 animated series on Disney Channel with the key […]

Disney Announces "Finding Nemo" Stage Musical

Confirming a story first reported in April, the Walt Disney Company has announced that Finding Nemo will be adapted into a stage musical. Previews are scheduled to begin in November for a January 2007 premiere at the Theatre in the Wild at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World in Orlando. The director of […]

Toon Zone Interviews Don Hahn on a "Nightmare" Project

Examine the credits of some of the most acclaimed animated films and you’ll find Don Hahn listed as the producer for many of them. He began his career as an assistant animator for Pete’s Dragon, and moved up to associate producer for Who Framed Roger Rabbit. His first credit as producer for a feature length […]

NY Times on Nickelodeon vs. Disney

The New York Times looks at the ratings race for children and teen programming, focusing on current front-runner Nickelodeon and rising challenger the Disney Channel (registration required). The article notes that none of Nickelodeon’s new programming has achieved superstar status on the order of Spongebob Squarepants, Dora the Explorer, Blue’s Clues, or Rugrats, while also […]

"Handy Manny" Generates Record Ratings for Disney Channel

The launch of Handy Manny (Saturday, September 16, 10:00am – 10:30am) on Disney Channel’s Playhouse Disney block debuted as the most-watched Playhouse Disney series premiere on record in Kids 2-5 (1.11 million), Girls 2-5 (588,000) and Boys 2-5 (521,000), ranking No. 1 in its time period versus all basic cable. In addition, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse‘s […]

Disney Channel Announces Halloween Programming

Disney Channel has announced several Halloween programming highlights for this year, including Halloween-themed episodes of The Replacements and The Emperor’s New School airing at 8:00pm and 8:30pm, respectively, on Saturday, October 14. Click here to view the press release with full details.

David Levine Promoted at Disney Channel and Jetix

David Levine has been promoted to Vice President, Worldwide Programming Strategy and Windowing for Disney Channel and Jetix. In his new role, Levine will oversee all aspects of the worldwide programming strategy group, including facilitating communication between Disney and Jetix channels to coordinate and roll out programming strategies on a global basis. He will report […]

Disney Channel August 2006 Animated Movies & Specials

The following is a list of the animated movies and specials scheduled to air on Disney Channel during the month of August: The Aristocats (1970) Monday, August 21 (10:30 a.m., ET/PT) Care Bears: Journey To Joke-A-Lot (2004) Monday, August 7 (10:30 a.m., ET/PT) An Extremely Goofy Movie (2000) Sunday, August 20 (1:00 p.m., ET/PT) Finding […]

"The Replacements" Comes to Disney Channel

Next month, Disney Channel will premiere an original animated comedy series entitled The Replacements. The series stars orphaned siblings Riley and Todd, who through the help of a mysterious agency find they can replace any adult in their life. The situations the siblings get themselves into always result in funny, unforeseen consequences with lessons to […]

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