Amphibia (TV series)

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Amphibia
AmphibiaLogoTransparent.png
GenreComedy-adventure
Fantasy
Created byMatt Braly
Voices ofBrenda Song
Justin Felbinger
Amanda Leighton
Bill Farmer
Theme music composerDoug Petty
Opening themeWelcome to Amphibia (instrumental)
Ending themeWelcome to Amphibia
by Celica Gray Westbrook
Composer(s)T.J. Hill
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Production
Executive producer(s)Matt Braly
Running time22 minutes
11 minutes per segment
Production company(s)Disney Television Animation
DistributorDisney-ABC Domestic Television
Release
Original networkDisney Channel
Picture formatHDTV 1080p

Amphibia is an upcoming American animated television series produced by Disney Television Animation for Disney Channel. The series was created by Matt Braly. It is scheduled to premiere on June 17, 2019.[1][2]

Plot[edit]

The series chronicles the adventures of a self-centered 13-year-old Thai-American girl named Anne Boonchuy. After stealing a mysterious treasure chest, she is magically transported to Amphibia, a wild marshland full of talking frog-people. She soon meets and befriends an adventurous young frog named Sprig Plantar, who will guide her to be a true hero, while discovering the first true friendship of her life.[3][4]

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

  • Brenda Song as Anne Boonchuy, a 13-year-old Thai-American girl who finds a treasure chest that leads her to Amphibia. She must adjust to her new life and face the ups-and-downs of Amphibia.[5]
  • Justin Felbinger as Sprig Plantar, an adventurous and curious pink frog who befriends Anne[6]
  • Amanda Leighton as Polly Plantar, Sprig's polliwog sister who carries herself around inside a bucket.[2]
  • Bill Farmer as Hop Pop Plantar, Sprig and Polly's traditional and overprotective grandpa.[2]

Recurring[edit]

Production[edit]

Amphibia was created by Matt Braly, previously a storyboard artist on Gravity Falls and Steven Universe and later a director on Big City Greens. According to his Twitter account, he had been working on the series for almost two years before being greenlit.[7] The show was based on Braly's childhood trips to Bangkok, Thailand.

On February 23, 2018, Amphibia was greenlit by Disney Channel alongside The Owl House.[1]

On March 27, 2019, it was revealed that Brenda Song will return to Disney as the voice of Anne Boonchuy.[5]

On May 15, 2019, Disney Channel renewed Amphibia for a second season ahead of its premiere.[2][8]

Marketing[edit]

On July 19, 2018, during the Star vs. the Forces of Evil and Big City Greens panel at San Diego Comic-Con, Disney released an early version of the intro for the series.[9] On April 27, 2019, Disney FanFest released a music video for the ending theme performed by Celica Gray Westbrook (formerly credited as Celica Westbrook)[10] and a two-minute clip[11] during a livestream.[6]

On May 14, 2019, Disney Channel released the trailer.[12]

On May 17, 2019, Disney Channel released the final version of the intro.[13]

Amphibia will also be scheduled to include shorts, beginning with Teen Girl in a Frog World.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Amphibia | Disney Channel Press". DisneyABC Press. Retrieved March 11, 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p "Animated Comedy 'Amphibia' Gets Early Season 2 Order at Disney Channel". The Hollywood Reporter. May 15, 2019.
  3. ^ Milligan, Mercedes (February 23, 2018). "Disney Greenlights Originals 'Amphibia,' 'Owl House' and More 'Star Vs.'". Animation Magazine. Retrieved January 2, 2019.
  4. ^ "Sneak Peak of Amphibia". Retrieved April 29, 2019.
  5. ^ a b Bennett, Anita. "Brenda Song Returns To Disney Channel In Animated Series 'Amphibia'". Deadline.com. Retrieved March 27, 2019.
  6. ^ a b "Disney Channel Animation Celebration Panel 2019 Fan Fest". Retrieved April 29, 2019.
  7. ^ Petski, Denise. "Disney Channel Launching Toon Series 'Amphibia' & 'The Owl House', Renews 'Star Vs. The Forces Of Evil' For Season 4". Deadline.com. Retrieved February 23, 2018.
  8. ^ Pedersen, Erik (May 15, 2019). "Brenda Song's 'Amphibia' Renewed For Season 2 Ahead Of Series Premiere On Disney Channel". Deadline Hollywood.
  9. ^ "AMPHIBIA OPENING + BETTER QUALITY (SDCC 2018)". Retrieved May 19, 2019.
  10. ^ "Celica Gray - Welcome to Amphibia (From "Amphibia")". Retrieved May 14, 2019.
  11. ^ "Sneak Peek of Amphibia". Retrieved April 29, 2019.
  12. ^ "Trailer | Amphibia | Disney Channel". Retrieved May 15, 2019.
  13. ^ "Theme Song | Amphibia | Disney Channel". Retrieved May 17, 2019.

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