Speaking as one who spent way too many hours of college holed up in my dorm’s TV lounge watching DuckTales,…
If you haven’t been watching the Disney XD animated series “Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy,” perhaps now’s a good time…
It’s finally time for the return of Star Wars Rebels and the clever crew of the starship Ghost. Cowboy Jedi…
Last month we introduced you to “Star vs. The Forces of Evil,” the newest animated series to come to DisneyXD; today we’re happy to share that its debut made it the network’s #1 animated series premiere ever with 1.2 million total viewers.
DisneyXD is having quite a bit of success recently. “Star vs. The Forces of Evil” and “Star Wars Rebels” are the network’s top 2 animated series launches of all time in total viewers.
“Star vs. The Forces of Evil,” a production of Disney Television Animation, created and executive-produced by 2009 California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) graduate Daron Nefcy, follows fiercely awesome teen princess Star Butterfly. After receiving an all-powerful magic wand for her 14th birthday, Star is sent by her Royal Parents to live with the Diaz family on Earth, bringing along her own unique inter-dimensional style to her new home. Together with the Diaz’s teenage son, Marco, they navigate high school and embark on dimension-hopping adventures across the multiverse while keeping her wand out of the clutches of arch-nemesis Ludo and his monstrous forces of evil.
Daron Nefcy is the creator, executive producer, and an animator of a new show for Disney Television Animation. “Star Vs. The Forces of Evil” started as a sketch during her third year of CalArts and now it’s an animated series premiering on DisneyXD in just a few days.
“Star vs. The Forces of Evil” follows Star Butterfly, a fiercely awesome teen princess from another dimension. After receiving an all-powerful magic wand for her 14th birthday, Star is sent by her Royal Parents to live with the Diaz family and their responsible son, Marco, on Earth where she brings along her own unique inter-dimensional style to her new home. Together with Marco, they navigate high school and embark on dimension-hopping adventures across the multiverse while keeping her wand out of the clutches of arch-nemesis Ludo and his monstrous forces of evil.
Acclimating to life on a new planet with a new family can be challenging, but fortunately for Star, karate-loving Marco acts as her guide, helping her adapt to her new planet. In return, Star helps Marco come out of his shell, teaching him to take chances and make the most of every day, even if that means living a little too close to the edge. Although opposites in many ways, Star and Marco become fast friends and rely on each other as they experience new adventures and challenges across a variety of exciting dimensions. Along her journey, Star must learn how to use her powers responsibly and stay out of trouble, or risk being shipped off to St. Olga’s Reform School for Wayward Princesses on her home planet while she waits to inherit the throne.
Disney XD, launched today, February 13, is a revised version of ToonDisney, one of Disney’s family of cable channels. But Disney XD is really a multi-platform brand that will showcase live-action and animated programming for kids age 6-14, hyper-targeting boys and their quest for discovery, accomplishment, sports, adventure and humor.
Disney XD branded content will span television, online, mobile and VOD platforms. The programming includes series, movies and short-form, as well as sports-themed programming developed with ESPN. In the U.S., Disney XD is expected to reach over 72 million households via its basic cable affiliates.
In today’s world, the difference tween digesting media online and on a Television is rapidly shrinking. So it was no surprise that Disney Online has also introduced DisneyXD.com, the online and mobile Web destination for the new Disney entertainment brand designed to appeal to kids and tween boys to tag team with the cable channel. DisneyXD.com will feature an abundance of action-based games, full-length video and customizable community features populate the site focused heavily on themes of adventure, accomplishment, gaming, music and sports.