This thread is for Disney Channel & Disney XD News/announcements and schedule info.
Additional info about Vortexx’s 2013-14 lineup
-In addition to the 3 already mentioned, there’s a fourth series also joining, Sendokai Champions.
-The new programming begins on July 13 with Bolts & Blip coming to the slate at 8:30 a.m.
It feels like the spirit of Kids WB is back. Finally nice to see a block making CHANGES.
According to the show’s http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/xiaolin%20chronicles?before=20, Xiaolin Chronicles is confirmed to air in the U.S on Disney XD in Fall 2013.
Disney XD Series Premiere Dates
Avengers Assemble - Sunday July 7 @ 11 A.M
Packages From Planet X - Saturday July 13 @ 8:30 A.M
Camp Lakebottom - Saturday July 13 @ 9:30 A.M
Hulk and the Agents of SMASH - Sunday August 11
With the changes to Saturday starting July 13, new episodes of Max Steel will air at 8:00 A.M
With the change in Marvel Universe, new episodes of Ultimate Spider-Man will air at 11:30 A.M.
###Disney XD 3 Night Disney Fandom Event Includes Pixar, Marvel & More
July 15, 2013
(check inside for schedule and times)
July 29, 2013
###Disney Channel Announces Second Season of “Gravity Falls”
[quote]A second season of the hit Disney Channel series “Gravity Falls” has been ordered, it was announced today by Eric Coleman, Senior Vice President, Original Series, Disney Television Animation. The animated comedy, created and executive-produced by Alex Hirsch, follows twin brother and sister Dipper (voiced by Jason Ritter) and Mabel Pines (voiced by Kristen Schaal) as they spend summer with their eccentric great uncle Stan (voiced by Hirsch), in the wondrous town of Gravity Falls. The series’ growing fan base looks for the unique “secret message” at the end of each episode’s credits. The key for decoding the message is incorporated in various episodes.
In making the announcement, Coleman said, “‘Gravity Falls’ is mystery, comedy and weird all rolled into one unique show – there is nothing else like it. Alex Hirsch and his team have crafted a show with memorable characters, multi-layered stories, and production values that are rarely seen in television animation.”
Throughout the month of August, Disney and SUBWAY® restaurants, the world’s largest restaurant chain, will bring fans “Gravity Falls” characters and promotional items through SUBWAY Fresh Fit for Kids™ Meals™. Each low-fat meal will include one of six reusable bags, with a specially designed “Gravity Falls” window decal or sticker.
As of 2013, Gravity Falls is TV’s #1 animated series across Kids 2-11 (2.0 million/5.1 rating), Kids 6-11 (1.6 million/6.7 rating) and Tweens 9-14 (1.3 million/5.4 rating).[/quote]
[quote][size=5]B-Daman CrossFire to Premiere on CW’s Vortexx on August 17[/size]
posted on 2013-08-05 10:40 EDT
Anime of Takara Tomy’s latest marble-shooting toys/games
A commercial on The CW television channel announced that Takara Tomy and d-rights’ B-Daman Crossfire anime series will premiere in the United States on Saturday, August 17 at 10:30 a.m. The series will be part of the Vortexx block, which is now running Dragon Ball Z Kai, Yu-Gi-Oh!, and Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal. CW describes the story:
The story takes place in year 20XX - in the town of “East City,” where the toy “B-Daman” is popular with children.
“Riki Ryugasaki” is an elementary school boy in this town.
He wants to be an adventurer when he grows up and his favorite word is “mystery.” Riki has a lively personality, but can be a bit of an airhead at times - he marches to the beat of his own drum.
One day Riki is taken to his first B-Daman event by his childhood friend and classmate, “Sumi Inaba.” Although he doesn’t participate as a player, Riki’s natural curiosity sparks an interest towards B-Daman. And when Riki hears an urban legend about “a secret B-Daman tournament (a tournament that only a very selected group of players are allowed to participate)” spreading amongst the children of the town, he is even strongly attracted to B-Daman.
The Japanese company d-rights confirmed with ANN last year that the company plans to release the Cross Fight B-Daman television anime worldwide under the name B-Daman CrossFire. The plans included a home video release along with the English-dubbed television broadcast. The company also confirmed with ANN that it plans to release the Cross Fight B-Daman eS sequel series, with a target date of fall 2014.
In 2010, Takara Tomy relaunched its B-Daman game franchise of marble-shooting toys under the name Cross Fight B-Daman, with original character designs by Yūji Nagai (A Penguin’s Troubles (manga). The Cross Fight B-Daman anime is a tie-in to the new version of the toys, and Kenji Fujisaki adapted Nagai’s character designs for television. The first series premiered in October 2011, and Cross Fight B-Daman eS premiered in Japan last October.
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Kickass and right after Beware the Batman on CN too. At the next opportunity, I’ll have to set up a reminder to auto-tune to this.
August 7, 2013
###“Chuck & Friends,” “Spectacular Spider-Man” Join “B-Daman Crossfire” on Vortexx August 17
[quote]In addition to B-Daman Crossfire, The CW’s Vortexx block will also add The Adventures of Chuck and Friends and The Spectacular Spider-Man to their Saturday morning line-up starting August 17.
Vortexx’s new line-up starting Saturday, August 17 follows:
7:00 a.m. The Adventures of Chuck and Friends
7:30 a.m. Rescue Heroes
8:00 a.m. Sonic X
8:30 a.m. Bolts & Blip
9:00 a.m. The Spectacular Spider-Man
9:30 a.m. Justice League Unlimited
10:00 a.m. Dragon Ball Z Kai
10:30 a.m. B-Daman Crossfire
11:00 a.m. Yu-Gi-Oh! (season 1)
11:30 a.m. Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL
Leaving the line-up is the E/I series The New Adventures of Nanoboy.[/quote]
According to Disney XD’s schedule, Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures will resume season 1 episodes on Saturday August 31 at 8:30 A.M. The episode is titled “Indiana Pac and the Temple of Slime.” Repeats can be found at 4:00 P.M Saturday and Sunday September 1 at 3:00 P.M.
Xiaolin Chronicles will begin its run on September 14th.
August 28, 2013
September 9, 2013
###“Mighty Med” Premieres Monday, October 7 on Disney XD
[quote]via Disney XD press release:
DISNEY XD’S NEW LIVE-ACTION COMEDY SERIES “MIGHTY MED” STARRING POPULAR DISNEY CHANNEL STARS BRADLEY STEVEN PERRY AND JAKE SHORT PREMIERES MONDAY, OCTOBER 7
Disney XD’s “Mighty Med,” a new live-action comedy series starring popular Disney Channel stars Bradley Steven Perry (“Good Luck Charlie”) and Jake Short (“A.N.T. Farm”), premieres as a special one-hour event MONDAY, OCTOBER 7 (8:30-9:30 p.m., ET/PT).
“Mighty Med” chronicles the adventures of two teenage best friends Kaz (played by Perry) and Oliver (played by Short) who land after school jobs of a lifetime at Mighty Med, a secret hospital for superheroes, sci-fi and fantasy characters. There, they discover that their favorite characters are real and secretly live among them. Without powers of their own and known as “Normos,” these two seemingly ordinary boys must learn to navigate their way through two colliding worlds, with the help of superhero Skylar Storm and the Chief of Staff’s meddling nephew Alan Diaz. The boys’ friendship and vast knowledge of superheroes, sci-fi and fantasy worlds give them the extraordinary power to become heroes themselves and save the people who save people.
Also starring are newcomer Paris Berelc as Skylar Storm and Devan Leos (“Madea’s Witness Protection”) as Alan. Recurring are identical twins Jason and Randy Sklar (“ESPN’s Cheap Seats: Without Ron Parker”) as Clyde and Wallace, respectively, and Carlos Lacamara (“The Brothers Garcia”) as Horace.[/quote]
Also I should note that the new Disney Channel animated series “Wander Over Yonder” premieres this Friday at 9:00 P.M. (September 13)
Oct 16, 2013
November 8, 2013
###Disney XD Shakes Schedule Up: Moves Marvel Block, Removes Animated Comedy Premieres
[quote]First off, starting Tuesday, Kickin’ It will now air weekday mornings at 8:30am, replacing Phineas and Ferb. Then at 9am will be Wizards of Waverly Place, replacing Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures followed by an extra Suite Life of Zack & Cody replacing the rotating half-hour of animated series. Lastly on weekdays, Pac-Man will now air at noon, replacing the afternoon showing of Ultimate Spider-Man.
Now’s where the bigger changes come in: Starting next Saturday, November 16, the 8:30-10:30am line-up of animated comedies are gone, including premieres of Packages from Planet X, Xiaolin Chronicles and Camp Lakebottom. They will all be replaced by repeats of Disney XD’s live-action sitcoms Lab Rats, Kickin’ It and Mighty Med. Max Steel will still have premieres at 8am.
Sundays also see a change: Marvel Universe shifts from 11am to 8am. Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. and Avengers Assemble will now have premiere episodes at 8:00am and 8:30am, respectively. As you guessed it, live-action sitcom repeats will fill the 11am time Marvel used to occupy.
In fact, if you look at day-by-day schedules, Disney XD is really pushing their live-action sitcoms hard. Even harder than normal. For example, this Sunday (Nov. 10) alone Lab Rats is airing 13 times, Kickin’ It is airing 8 times and Mighty Med 9 times. Next Sunday (Nov. 17), Lab Rats is scheduled for a massive 21 showings, thanks to an afternoon marathon in addition to other timeslots. Nevertheless, these sitcoms also have numerous weekday slots as well.[/quote]
January 14, 2014
###“Digimon Fusion” Joins Vortexx Starting January 25
[quote]via Saban Brands press release:
Get Digitized with More Digimon Fusion than Ever Before!
Digimon Fusion to Air on Vortexx on The CW in Addition to Nicktoons,
Celebrating with a Digi-Fused Online Fan Promotion Throughout January
and New Online Game
Los Angeles, CA (January 14, 2014) – Saban Brands announced today plans to provide fans with more Digimon Fusion than ever before! Following its fall 2013 debut on Nickelodeon and Nicktoons, starting Jan. 25, the animated series and sixth season of the hugely successful Digimon franchise will join the Vortexx on The CW lineup, airing every Saturday at 10:30 a.m. EST/PST. With exciting new fusion powers and endless battle possibilities, Digimon Fusion is the perfect addition to the Vortexx on The CW block.[/quote]
If you’ve been watching B-Daman Crossfire on Vortexx, you might have noticed a…“problem” with the episode order. They skipped episodes 20-22 for unknown reasons. It could be that they wanted Digimon Fusion to air on the 25th. I personally was quite confused and noticed something wasn’t quite right seeing how fast we got to the season finale but you can watch them dubbed on Youtube.
EDIT: Look for these episodes.
[quote]20 “Enter Dragold! The North Grand Prix!”
21 “Smash Dragold!”
22 “The Search For The Mysterious B-Daman!”[/quote]
Geez finally some action in this thread.
April 25, 2014
###Disney’s “The 7D” to Premiere on Disney XD July 7
[quote]via Disney XD press release:
DISNEY’S “THE 7D,” A CONTEMPORARY, COMEDIC TAKE ON THE SEVEN DWARFS, TO PREMIERE MONDAY, JULY 7 ON DISNEY XD
– Jay Leno and Whoopi Goldberg Join Voice Cast in Recurring Roles –
– Disney Publishing Worldwide to Release “The 7D Mine Train” App –
Disney’s “The 7D,” a contemporary, comedic take on the world of the Seven Dwarfs, will premiere MONDAY, JULY 7 (10:00 a.m., ET/PT) on Disney XD and will debut on Disney Channel and Disney Junior later this year. Joining the voice cast are Jay Leno and Whoopi Goldberg in the recurring roles of Crystal Ball and Magic Mirror, respectively. The series’ previously announced voice cast includes Kelly Osbourne as the comically evil villain Hildy Gloom.
This June, Disney Publishing Worldwide will release “The 7D Mine Train” app, a side-scrolling adventure that introduces users to the re-imagined Seven Dwarfs and allows them to choose one of the characters to pilot a mine cart through a variety of Jollywood locales including the 7D’s mine, the Gloom’s Grotto and the Queen’s Treasure Room, collecting gems along the way.
Set in the contemporary storybook world of Jollywood, “The 7D” follows brave little heroes Happy, Bashful, Sleepy, Sneezy, Dopey, Grumpy and Doc as they work together to maintain order in the kingdom. Standing in their way are Grim and Hildy Gloom, a novice warlock and witch couple, who haplessly plot to dethrone the Queen and take over Jollywood.
In the premiere episode, “Long, Long Winter/Itsy Bitsy Spider Fighters,” the 7D rescue the villagers of Jollywood from an eternal winter spell that the Glooms have cast on the kingdom and help Queen Delightful rid the castle of a pesky spider.
[spoiler]The multiplatform schedule includes the following:
Tuesday, June 17
DisneyXD.com/7D will launch with a game where players can construct their own mine cart ride through the 7D’s mine.
Monday, June 23
The premiere episode of “The 7D” will be available as a Free Preview on iTunes.
Monday, July 7 (10:00 a.m., ET/PT)
Television premiere of “The 7D” on Disney XD (10:00 a.m., ET/PT) with simulcast available to verified users on WATCHDisneyXD.com and the WATCH Disney XD app for smartphones and tablets; WATCH Disney XD releases seven 11-minute episodes for verified users.
Disney Photo Finish app for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch will introduce two new 7D-themed packs, “Starring Role” and stickers, which will allow users to customize their personal photos with 7D-themed artwork, specialty frames and filters to become one of the 7D in Jollywood.
Tuesday, July 8
Premiere episode of “The 7D” will become available for download on iTunes, Xbox, Amazon and Google Play. New episodes will continue to be available on these platforms the day after their linear premiere.
In addition to Osbourne, “The 7D” stars the voices of Jess Harnell (Disney Junior’s “Sofia the First” and “Doc McStuffins”) as Grim Gloom, Leigh-Allyn Baker (Disney Channel’s “Good Luck Charlie”) as Queen Delightful, Disney Legend Bill Farmer (the voice of Goofy) as Doc, Maurice LaMarche (“Pinky and the Brain”) as Grumpy, Kevin Michael Richardson (Disney XD’s “Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja”) as Happy, Dee Bradley Baker (“Phineas and Ferb”) as Dopey, Scott Menville (“Teen Titans”) as Sneezy, Stephen Stanton (Disney Junior’s “Doc McStuffins”) as Sleepy, Billy West (“Ren & Stimpy”) as Bashful and Paul Rugg (“Animaniacs”) as Lord Starchbottom.
The series is executive produced by Emmy Award-winning Tom Ruegger (“Animaniacs”). Tom Warburton (“Codename: Kids Next Door”) serves as co-executive producer. Sherri Stoner (“Pinky and the Brain”) is the story editor and Alfred Gimeno (“Tiny Toon Adventures”), Jeff Gordon (“Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks”) and Charles Visser (“Animaniacs”) are the directors. Meme master Parry Gripp (“Do You Like Waffles?”) is the songwriter and composer for the series and also performs the theme song. The series is a production of Disney Television Animation.[/spoiler][/quote]
I don’t usually talk about Disney Channel much but I thought it was worth pointing out in this case that the channel will be getting a big makeover this summer. New logo and new graphics.
May 2, 2014
###Disney Channel’s Logo Changing Along With On-Air Design
This Girl Meets World promo shows off the new look.
Girl Meets World - New Comedy Series - Disney Channel Official
May 17, 2014
###Disney XD Takes An “Anima-cation” This Summer With New Animated Premieres
[quote]Disney XD’s summer weekday mornings are turning into “Anima-cation” starting June 9th with new episodes and Disney XD premieres of many animated series.
Most of the new episodes will not air on a fixed schedule, with premieres airing random days (and at some points, random times) but will generally take place between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET/PT.
Brand new episodes in June include Phineas and Ferb, Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures and Wander Over Yonder with Disney XD premieres of Fish Hooks’ third season airing as well. The new animated series Boyster will also air premieres starting June 16. We also know that The 7D will start in July as well.
The general schedule is…
10:00 a.m. Phineas and Ferb
10:30 a.m. Wander Over Yonder
11:00 a.m. Gravity Falls
11:30 a.m. Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja
12:00 p.m. Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures
12:30 p.m. Fish Hooks / Boyster (shared slot starting June 16)[/quote]
Summer is Coming - 2014 - Disney XD
May 30, 2014
###Vortexx Ending? The CW Goes for E/I This Fall, Ending Broadcast Kids TV
[quote]Our friends (and web hosts) over at toonzone have discovered that a new five-hour E/I programming block is headed for The CW this fall – meaning that Saban Brands’ Vortexx block is over.
Launched in August 2012, the almost two-year old block has remained largely unchanged for the last year, with only the addition of Digimon Fusion repeats.
Right now, it is unclear what will happen to the other Vortexx programs. Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL, the only show currently airing actual premiere episodes on the block, does repeat on Nicktoons.
As the article notes, this will bring an end to traditional Saturday morning broadcast programming for kids. Broadcasters ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC and now The CW are all showcasing E/I (educational and informational) programming to meet the FCC requirements. NBC’s programming does include repeats from the Sprout television network, but it is targeted towards preschoolers.
As we mentioned back in 2012, Vortexx faced a tough uphill battle. It would seem they gave up.
It’s the end of an era. With the termination of Vortexx, the fact that the anime flow is still with Disney XD, this thread will continue to exist.
Now there’s the matter of what will happen to B-Daman Fireblast [strike]Crossfire S2[/strike] and Sendokai Champions. Kai will go to Toonami and Yu-Gi-Oh/Zexal and Digimon Fusion air on Nicktoons so nothing lost on the anime portion.