List of New Shows and Returning Favorites Announced for Disney Television Animation

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List of New Shows and Returning Favorites Announced for Disney Television Animation

Disney Television Animation, Disney Junior, and Disney Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) recently took to the stage at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival to announce new productions and show exciting sneak peeks at the upcoming slate of new original animated series to air on Disney+ and other Disney-owned platforms in 2023 and beyond.

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The presentation was led by Hélène Etzi, The Walt Disney Company France and managing director of Disney Channels France, along with Orion Ross, vice president of Original Programming – Animation for The Walt Disney Company EMEA. They welcomed Ayo Davis, president of Disney Branded Television, Meredith Roberts, executive vice president of TV Animation, Disney Branded Television, and Alyssa Sapire, senior vice president of Original Programming, Disney Junior, to present on some of the Disney Branded Television projects that are currently in production.

List of New Shows and Returning Favorites Announced for Disney Television Animation

Titled “Everyone Has a Story,” the presentation included the announcement of a season two greenlight for the hit Disney+ series “Monsters at Work.” The new season is set to debut in 2023 and will feature the return of the series’ star-studded voice cast, including Billy Crystal (Mike Wazowski), John Goodman (James P. “Sulley” Sullivan), Ben Feldman (Tylor Tuskmon), Mindy Kaling (Val Little), Henry Winkler (Fritz), Lucas Neff (Duncan) and Alanna Ubach (Cutter). Season two is executive produced by Emmy® Award winner Kevin Deters (“Prep & Landing,” “Olaf’s Frozen Adventure”).

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List of New Shows and Returning Favorites Announced for Disney Television Animation

“Chip ‘n’ Dale: Park Life,” which features Chip and Dale and their adventures living in the big city, has also been renewed for a second season, which will find the much-loved duo joined by other iconic Disney characters, including Donald and Pluto, in bigger and bolder stories.

Additionally, it was revealed that a new animated series inspired by Disney’s popular music-driven movie franchise “ZOMBIES” is in production at Disney Television Animation and the EMEA Original Productions team announced the green light for the epic adventure series “Dragon Striker” and spooky comedy “The Doomies.”

The presentation also included the announcement of season three renewals for Disney Junior megahits “Marvel’s Spidey and his Amazing Friends” and “Mickey Mouse Funhouse” and additional episode orders for some of Disney Television Animation’s upcoming series, including “Hamster & Gretel,” “Kiff,” “Hailey’s On It” and “Primos.”

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List of New Shows and Returning Favorites Announced for Disney Television Animation

“The announcements out of Annecy today further cement Disney as THE leader in animation,” said Davis. “These new series represent the very best from our teams at Disney Television Animation and Disney Junior. They build upon Disney Branded Television’s commitment to work with incredible storytellers, whose diverse voices not only allow our young audiences to see themselves reflected on screen but help them better navigate their world.”

Additional announcements and first looks included the upcoming Disney+ African sci-fi anthology “Kizazi Moto: Generation Fire”‘s exclusive new artwork reveal and casting, including Florence Kasumba (“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”), Nigerian star Kehinde Bankole (“Blood Sisters”) and South African rapper Nasty C (“Blood & Water”); an exclusive first look at the new preschool series “Kiya and the Kimoja Heroes,” about community heroes inspired by the traditions and cultures of southern Africa and produced by Entertainment One, Frogbox and Triggerfish Animation; and the announcement that after five hit seasons, “PJ Masks: Power Heroes” will feature preschool icons Catboy, Gekko and Owlette as they are joined by an expanded crime-fighting team to take on even bigger challenges in an all-new series.

List of New Shows and Returning Favorites Announced for Disney Television Animation

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