It's a Laugh Productions

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It's a Laugh Productions, Inc.
Type Subsidiary of Disney Channels Worldwide
Genre Film and television
Founded November 3, 2003[1]
Founders Don Mink[2]
Amy Rabins[3]
Headquarters Studio City, California[1]
Production output Bon Mot Productions
Michael Poryes Productions
Varsity Pictures
Michael Jacobs Productions
Disney Channel Original Productions
Disney XD Original Productions

It's a Laugh Productions, Inc. is a production company owned by Disney Channels Worldwide which produces live-action sitcoms airing on Disney Channel and Disney XD.[4]

Most shows are produced and recorded at Hollywood Center Studios, though Hannah Montana, Good Luck Charlie, and Austin & Ally filmed or film at Sunset Bronson Studios; Sonny with a Chance and Austin & Ally recorded at The Burbank Studios before a move to Hollywood Center in their second respective seasons. Pair of Kings recorded at Sunset Gower Studios before moving to Hollywood Center for its third season. Shake It Up recorded at LA Center Studios (as well as the second and third seasons of Good Luck Charlie). Jonas L.A. was the only production as of far to record in a single-camera setup with film cameras rather than the normal multicam using video cameras. It was also filmed on location with closed sets.

History[edit]

It's a Laugh Productions, Inc. was incorporated on November 3, 2003,[1] and founded by Don Mink[2] and Amy Rabins.[3]

Series[edit]

# Name Premiere date End date Number of episodes Network
1 The Suite Life of Zack & Cody March 18, 2005 September 1, 2008 87 Disney Channel
2 Hannah Montana March 24, 2006 January 16, 2011 98
3 Cory in the House January 12, 2007 September 12, 2008 34
4 Wizards of Waverly Place October 12, 2007 January 6, 2012 106
5 The Suite Life on Deck September 26, 2008 May 6, 2011 71
6 Sonny with a Chance February 8, 2009 January 2, 2011 46
7 Jonas L.A. May 2, 2009 October 3, 2010 34
8 I'm in the Band November 27, 2009 December 9, 2011 41 Disney XD
9 Good Luck Charlie April 4, 2010 February 16, 2014 97 Disney Channel
10 Pair of Kings September 10, 2010 February 18, 2013 67 Disney XD
11 Shake It Up November 7, 2010 November 10, 2013 75 Disney Channel
12 A.N.T. Farm May 6, 2011 March 21, 2014 62
13 So Random! June 5, 2011 March 25, 2012 26
14 Kickin' It June 13, 2011 present 81 Disney XD
15 Jessie September 30, 2011 present 76 Disney Channel
16 Austin & Ally December 2, 2011 present 66
17 Lab Rats February 27, 2012 present 62 Disney XD
18 Crash & Bernstein October 8, 2012 present 39
19 Dog with a Blog October 12, 2012 present 49 Disney Channel
20 Liv and Maddie July 19, 2013 present 26
21 Mighty Med October 7, 2013 present 28 Disney XD
22 I Didn't Do It January 17, 2014 present 19 Disney Channel
23 Girl Meets World June 27, 2014 present 13

Upcoming series[edit]

Pilots[edit]

Films[edit]

Theatrical films[edit]

# Title Release date Budget Gross RT IMDb
1 Hannah Montana: The Movie April 10, 2009 $35,000,000 $155,545,279 44% 3.7

Television films[edit]

# Title Release date
1 Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie August 28, 2009
2 The Suite Life Movie March 25, 2011
3 Good Luck Charlie, It's Christmas! December 2, 2011
4 The Wizards Return: Alex vs. Alex March 15, 2013

Crossovers[edit]

# Title Air date Crossover between
1 That's So Suite Life of Hannah Montana July 28, 2006 That's So Raven, The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, and Hannah Montana
2 Take This Job and Love It June 16, 2007 Hannah Montana and Cory in the House
3 Wizards on Deck with Hannah Montana July 17, 2009 Wizards of Waverly Place, The Suite Life on Deck, and Hannah Montana
4 Weasels on Deck October 11, 2010 I'm in the Band and The Suite Life on Deck
5 Charlie Shakes It Up June 5, 2011 Good Luck Charlie and Shake It Up
6 Austin & Jessie & Ally All Star New Year December 7, 2012 Austin & Ally and Jessie
7 Good Luck Jessie: NYC Christmas November 29, 2013 Good Luck Charlie and Jessie
8 Jessie's Aloha-holidays with Parker and Joey November 28, 2014 Jessie and Liv and Maddie

Notes:

  • Both "That's So Suite Life of Hannah Montana" and "Wizards on Deck with Hannah Montana" are each counted as three separate episodes. "Take This Job and Love It" is officially counted as a Hannah Montana episode, "Weasels on Deck" is counted as an I'm in the Band episode, "Charlie Shakes It Up" is counted as a Good Luck Charlie episode, and "Austin & Jessie & Ally All Star New Year" and "Good Luck Jessie: NYC Christmas" are counted as an episode for both series, due to them being a separate event.
  • A crossover between shows did not take place in 2008 due to the complications of the 2007-08 WGA strike.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "IT'S A LAUGH PRODUCTIONS, INC. (C2563713)". Business Entity Detail. Retrieved April 27, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Executive Profiles: Don Mink". Variety. Retrieved April 27, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Executive Profiles: Amy Rabins". Variety. Retrieved April 27, 2014. 
  4. ^ Jonathan Gray & Derek Johnson, ed. (February 12, 2013). "Chapter 15: The Mouse House of Cards" (eBook). A Companion to Media Authorship. John Wiley & Sons. Retrieved April 27, 2014. "The vast majority of Disney Channel pilots are produced by Disney subsidiary It's a Laugh Productions ..." 
  5. ^ "Disney Channel Orders Zendaya Series 'K.C. Undercover'". Deadline.com. May 8, 2014. Retrieved July 19, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Disney Channel Orders Comedy Pilot 'Commando Crash'". Deadline.com. July 10, 2014. Retrieved August 25, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Disney Channel Orders Comedy Pilot 'Growing Up And Down'". Deadline.com. June 4, 2014. Retrieved July 19, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Disney Channel Orders Comedy Pilot 'Bunked'". Deadline.com. July 7, 2014. Retrieved August 25, 2014. 

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