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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 […]

Production Begins on Disney Channel's "Phineas and Ferb"

A new animated comedy titled Phineas and Ferb has been announced by the Disney Channel, with the series premiering next year on the network. The series is created, directed, and executive-produced by Dan Povenmire (Family Guy) and stars two step-brothers engaging in assorted hijinks to entertain themselves during summer vacation. Read the full press release […]

Disney Channel Recognized at National Promax & BDA Awards

Disney Channel has been recognized at the National Promax & BDA Awards in New York. Promax Gold was awarded to Disney Channel’s Playhouse Disney for “Higglytown Real Life Heroes – Zookeeper,” Jetix for “The Race is on Jetix Fall Campaign,” and ABC Kids for “ABC Kids Haunted House Party.” BDA Gold honors went to Disney […]

Disney Channel July 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 July: Jungle Book 2 (1996) Sunday, July 2 (1:00 p.m., ET/PT) Monday, July 3 (10:30 a.m., ET/PT) Lilo & Stitch (2002) Monday, July 31 (10:30 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., ET/PT) Monsters, Inc. (2001) Friday, […]

John Lasseter Talks "Cars"; Confirms New 2-D at Disney

An article in the New York Times covers the pressure on Pixar Animation Studios on the upcoming film Cars (registration required), noting that it is poised to extend Pixar’s critical and box-office winning streak past that of Walt Disney himself. Several comments by film director and Disney Chief Creative Officer John Lasseter delve into the […]

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