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FIRST LOOK: Mickey Mouse in "Captain Donald"

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • August 5, 2014 8:10 PM
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It's time for a new episode from that amazing series of Mickey Mouse Shorts running on Disney Channel. In this short: Mickey’s eagerness to set sail on Donald’s boat leads him to reveal his deepest, darkest secret…he doesn’t know how to sail. Paul Rudish directed this short and we've got an exclusive 30-second advance clip.

Disney Television Animation Announces a Trio of New Pilots and "Haunted Mansion" Special

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • July 17, 2014 1:00 PM
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Disney Television Animation announced today production on three pilots and new short-form series from Aaron Springer, Jhonen Vasquez and Jenny Goldberg, Jesse LeDoux and Matt Olsen, and Ryan Quincy; Extending its overall development deal with "Phineas and Ferb" co-creator Dan Povenmire; and a "Haunted Mansion" Special.

Immersed in Movies: Alfred Gimeno Talks Directing Disney's New '7D' Series

  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • July 1, 2014 3:00 AM
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It's about time the Seven Dwarfs got their own wacky animated TV series, and if The 7D has an Animaniacs-like vibe that's because Tom Ruegger, Alfred Gimeno, and Sherri Stoner are involved as exec producer, director, and writer. I spoke with Gimeno about the show, premiering July 7th at 10:00 am on Disney XD.

FINAL EPISODE: Disney XD's "Marvel's Avenger's Assemble"

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • May 23, 2014 10:35 PM
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The first season of Marvel's Avenger's Assemble comes to a rousing conclusion this Sunday, May 25th, on Disney XD. Here's an exclusive clip from the final episode - titled "The Final Showdown."

Soccer-Themed Episode of "Mickey Mouse" Shorts to Debut Friday, June 6

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • May 18, 2014 11:08 AM
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A special soccer-themed episode of the Emmy Award-winning "Mickey Mouse" – entitled "O Futebol Classico" and presented ENTIRELY in Portuguese – will premiere Friday June 6th on Disney Channel. Here's a advance clip.

TEASER: “LEGO Star Wars: The New Yoda Chronicles”

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • April 30, 2014 9:28 PM
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Move over Simpsons! Everyone's going Lego. Lego Star Wars: The New Yoda Chronicles - Escape From The Jedi Temple airs on Disney Channel this Saturday. Like an unholy spawn of Robot Chicken and The Lego Movie - here's a first look.

Second Season of "Mickey Mouse" Shorts begin April 11th

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • March 28, 2014 2:54 PM
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Season two of "Mickey Mouse," the multiple Emmy and Annie Award-winning short cartoons featuring Disney's standard characters, debuts Friday April 11th on Disney Channel and various online sources. We have an advance clip.

TV TEASERS: "Star Wars Rebels"

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • February 17, 2014 10:00 AM
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Disney released two new thirty second teasers for Lucasfilm Animation's Star Wars Rebels today. And here they are.

FIRST LOOK: New Mickey Mouse Valentines Short "Third Wheel"

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • February 6, 2014 12:01 AM
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I'm loving the new series of Mickey Mouse shorts that Disney Channel is producing. Next week, just in time for Valentine's Day a new one will premiere. The title of the short is Third Wheel and we have a hilarious exclusive clip to share.

Behind The Scenes: "Wander Over Yonder"

  • By Martin Goodman
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  • September 11, 2013 12:45 AM
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"Wander Over Yonder" is the latest effort by Emmy Award-winning animator, series' creator and executive producer Craig McCracken. Animation Scoop's Jerry Beck recently had the opportunity to chat with Craig, as well as to drop in and hear Supervising Director Dave Thomas and Art Director Alex Kirwan discuss the show.