‘Big Hero 6 The Series’ Premieres on Disney Channel June 9

The Series Will Launch During with a Premiere Weekend Event June 9 & 10

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Disney’s animated “Big Hero 6 The Series” will launch with a premiere weekend event, featuring two back-to-back episodes on both SATURDAY, JUNE 9 and SUNDAY, JUNE 10 (9:00-10:00 a.m. EDT/PDT), on Disney Channel, DisneyNOW and Disney Channel VOD platforms. Following the premiere weekend, episodes will debut every Saturday through September.

Emmy® Award-nominated Christy Carlson Romano reunites with the creative team of the global hit Disney Channel series “Kim Possible” – Emmy Award-winning producers Mark McCorkle, Bob Schooley and Nick Filippi – when she guest stars as bot-fighter Trina.

Additional guest voice cast includes celebrity chefs Gordon Ramsay and Alton Brown as cooking competition participant Bolton Gramercy and host Yum Laboughé, respectively; Daniel Henney (“Criminal Minds”) and James Cromwell (“The Young Pope”) reprise their feature film roles as Hiro’s brother Tadashi and Professor Callaghan, respectively; Susan Sullivan (“Castle”) as Fred’s mother; John Michael Higgins (“Pitch Perfect”) as Fred’s sidekick robot Mini-Max; Diedrich Bader (“American Housewife”) as pompous local TV reporter Bluff Dunder; Sean Giambrone (“The Goldbergs”) as Fred’s geeky archrival Richardson Mole; Naoko Mori (“Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again”) as thief-for-hire Momakase; Lucas Neff (“Raising Hope”) as fast-food mascot Noodle Burger Boy; and Mara Wilson (“Matilda”) as self-made billionaire Liv Amara.

Executive producers McCorkle and Schooley said, “The ‘Big Hero 6 The Series’ crew has been busy cooking up exciting new adventures for Hiro, his best friend Baymax and the rest of the Big Hero 6 team as they continue their journey together in San Fransokyo. We cannot wait for the audience to come along for the fast and funny ride.”

“Big Hero 6 The Series,” based on the Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Academy Award®-winning feature film, continues the adventures and friendship of 14-year-old tech genius Hiro, his compassionate, cutting-edge robot Baymax and their friends Wasabi, Honey Lemon, Go Go and Fred as they form the legendary superhero team Big Hero 6 and embark on high-tech adventures as they protect their city from an array of scientifically enhanced villains. In his normal day-to-day life, Hiro faces daunting academic challenges and social trials as the new prodigy at San Fransokyo Institute of Technology.

Beginning Thursday, May 31, shorts featuring Baymax will debut across Disney Channel, DisneyNOW and Disney Channel YouTube. A line of consumer products will be available on shopDisney.com on May 1, at Disney store on June 1 and at retailers nationwide on July 1. A DVD from Walt Disney Studios titled “Big Hero 6 The Series: Back in Action!” will be released on June 26.

The “Big Hero 6 The Series” voice cast is Maya Rudolph as Aunt Cass; Ryan Potter as Hiro; Scott Adsit as Baymax; Jamie Chung as Go Go; Alan Tudyk as Alistair Krei; Khary Payton as Wasabi; Genesis Rodriguez as Honey Lemon; Brooks Wheelan as Fred; David Shaughnessy as Heathcliff; and Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee as Fred’s dad. Recurring guest voice cast includes Jenifer Lewis as Professor Granville; Haley Tju as Karmi; Andrew Scott as Obake; and Andy Richter as Globby.

In addition to McCorkle and Schooley, Emmy Award-winning Nick Filippi serves as executive producer and supervising director. The series is a production of Disney Television Animation and carries a TVY7-FV parental guideline.

About Big Hero 6

From the studio that created “Frozen,” “Tangled” and “Wreck-It Ralph,” the Academy Award-winning “Big Hero 6” is the 54th animated feature from Walt Disney Animation Studios. The film was inspired by the Marvel comic created by Man of Action. The action-packed comedy centers on the special bond that develops between an inflatable robot and a young prodigy as they and their close friends seek to solve a mystery that threatens the city of San Fransokyo. Directed by Don Hall and Chris Williams and produced by Roy Conli, “Big Hero 6” was released in October 2014 and became the biggest animated film of the year with over $657 million worldwide. In addition to being named Best Animated Picture by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, it was nominated for Golden Globe, Critics Choice and BAFTA awards, and was the recipient of five Visual Effects Society Awards, the most ever for an animated feature, as well as a Cinema Audio Society Award and a Kids’ Choice Award for Favorite Animated Movie. 

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All New Season of Thomas & Friends Premieres on Nickelodeon March 12

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Nickelodeon welcomes the iconic series Thomas & Friends to its roster of preschool hits with the acclaimed hour-long special, “The Adventure Begins,” debuting Monday, March 12, at 10 a.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon and the Nick Jr. channel.  The special follows Thomas on his first adventure as he explores the Island of Sodor, meets exciting new friends, discovers the true meaning of hard work and friendship, and transforms into the Number 1 engine.  All-new, never-before-seen Thomas & Friends episodes from season 21 will air regularly weekdays at 5 p.m. (ET/PT) on the Nick Jr. channel, and brand-new specials will air on Nickelodeon throughout the year.

Leading up to the linear premiere of Thomas & Friends, an all-new full-length episode and short-form content are available now on NickJr.com and the Nick Jr. App.

Nickelodeon recently announced a new U.S. television and consumer products partnership with Mattel for Thomas & Friends, which includes Nick serving as the exclusive consumer products agent across multiple merchandise categories including apparel, accessories, home goods, consumer electronics, and more.  Later this year, Thomas & Friends:  Big World! Big Adventures! The Movie and season 22 of the same name, which includes newly revamped content and show format, will make its Nickelodeon debut.

Thomas the Tank Engine™ was originally created over 70 years ago by the Rev W Awdry, as a storybook for his son. That story quickly grew to become the award-winning global brand franchise it is today, enjoyed by families around the world across multiple touch-points and formats, including; toys, apps; consumer products; publishing; live attractions and much more with over 1 engine sold per second. Thomas & Friends is aired in over 160 territories, in over 50 languages with over 1.16 billion lifetime views on YouTube, and offers more than 80 hours of original content produced from 500 episodes and 12 specials.

Craig of the Creek Premieres on Cartoon Network App February 19

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Get a load of the new adventures with Creek – a young boy with a strong need for wilderness adventures and his friends J.P. and Kelsey. After school time for these three means it’s time to embark on new challenges and a lot of fun experiences in their ‘kid utopia’ community. While at home he is often misunderstood and put down for his need for adventure by his older brother Bernard, Craig often embraces his own weirdness and looks forward to another day at the Creek. Created by Steven Universe writers Matt Burnett and Ben Levin, Craig of the Creek will for sure seek out a new kind of adventure in this new slice-of-life comedy.

Full press release

Craig of the Creek, available on the Emmy-winning CN App and VOD beginning Monday, February 19. Craig of the Creek will debut on-air with a double premiere event on Friday, March 30 at 6:25 p.m. (ET/PT). New episodes will continue to air on Cartoon Network on Mondays and Fridays this spring. In addition, the show will be featured at Cartoon Network’s third annual SXSW family event on Monday, March. 12.

“Matt and Ben have a proven track record of artful storytelling that resonates with kids,” stated Rob Sorcher, chief content officer for Cartoon Network. “With Craig of the Creek, they’ve managed to capture real life rendered through a child’s point of view – seeing magic in the everyday, and a world of limitless possibilities.”

Burnett and Levin added:

“We both fondly remember the times we spent at our local creeks growing up and wanted to bring the elements of exploration and mystery we felt as children to Craig and his friends. The Creek represents the many ways kids love to play and captures the excitement they experience when left to create moments of fun on their own.”

TBS Will Renew ‘American Dad’ for Two More Seasons & Premiere New Animation Block

Seth MacFarlane’s other comedic family will be here to stay for two more seasons, as TBS renews it for a 16th and 17th season.

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American Dad features a CIA agent, Stan Smith, who unlike his profession is very much eccentric and far from serious at times. Stan does not go through numerous situations alone – as he has his upper-middle class family – liberal free-spirit daughter Hayley, dorky and awkward son Steve, his wife Francine, who’s a homemaker and always trying to keep things together… kind of. Not to forget the infamous character Roger, a sassy alien who is always in disguise and the family’s pet fish Klaus, who was once a human East German Olympic ski-jumper until the CIA transferred his vocal cords and brain into a gold fish body.

Though the series debuted on FOX in 2005, American Dad moved to TBS in 2014 where it became the “key performer” of the network. Like its sister-comedy Family Guy, the show often uses black comedy or controversial humor. Season 15 originally premiered in late 2017 and will continue with new episodes through 2018, starting on February 12. American Dad remains in the list of long-running cartoons.

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This great news doesn’t just involve American Dad. TBS is also premiering a new hour-long animation block every Monday, with a new series called “Final Space” following American Dad. The series surrounds a spaceman named Gary, who’s working off a prison sentence. He comes across a mysterious Alien named Mooncake who he soon becomes friends and bonds with. Unfortunately Gary doesn’t realize that Mooncake is wanted by the villainous Lord Commander who is determined to use Mooncake’s powers for evil. Final Space is set to premiere on February 26th at 10:30 p.m.

“Animation has played a huge role in making us the #1 comedy network,” said Brett Weitz, executive vice president of programming for TBS. “We will keep the momentum going with the two season pick up of ‘American Dad’ and finally introducing the world to the brilliantly constructed misadventures of Gary in ‘Final Space.’”