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Disney Television Animation
FormerlyWalt Disney Pictures Television Animation Group (1984–1987)
Walt Disney Television Animation (1987–2011)
TypeSubsidiary
IndustryAnimation
Television
FoundedDecember 5, 1984; 36 years ago (1984-12-05)
FounderGary Krisel
Headquarters811 Sonora Avenue,[1] Glendale, California, United States
Number of locations
3
Key people
Meredith Roberts (senior vice president/general manager)[2]
Products
OwnerThe Walt Disney Company
ParentDisney Branded Television
(Disney General Entertainment Content)

Disney Television Animation (DTVA[3]) is an American animation studio that creates, develops and produces animated television series, films, specials and other projects. It is the television animation production arm of Disney General Entertainment Content's Disney Branded Television (of Walt Disney Television), which is ultimately owned by The Walt Disney Company.

Established on December 5, 1984, during the reorganization and subsequent re-incorporation of The Walt Disney Company following the arrival of then-Disney CEO Michael Eisner, the entity was formerly and originally known as the Walt Disney Pictures Television Animation Group before the name was then later changed, shortened to Walt Disney Television Animation in 1987, and was its name up until being shortened again in 2011 to Disney Television Animation.[4]

Background

The Walt Disney Company first ventured into the television industry as early as 1950, beginning with the one-hour Christmas special, One Hour in Wonderland. This was followed by the 1951 Christmas special, The Walt Disney Christmas Show, the long-running (1954–2008) anthology series, The Wonderful World of Disney (which was Disney's first regular series as a whole), the children's variety show The Mickey Mouse Club, and the 1957-1959 adventure series, Zorro. However, one element was missing from Disney's expansion into television: An original animated television series. Until the early '80s, the studio had never produced its own original animated shows in-house, because Walt Disney felt it was economically impossible. Nearly all pre-1985 TV animation was wrap-around segments made to bridge the gaps on existing theatrical material on The Wonderful World of Disney. Osamu Tezuka met Walt at the 1964 World's Fair, at which time Disney said he hoped to "make something just like" Tezuka's Astro Boy someday, but unfortunately, nothing came of it.

History

1984–1989: Early Beginnings

The hiring of a new CEO for Disney Production in 1984, Michael Eisner, lead him to push to expand Disney into new areas thus the establishment of a television animation division that year. The cartoon would be shopped to all markets: networks, Disney Channel and syndication. Eisner held a meeting at his home in which he brought up the concept of doing a series on Gummi bear as his kids like the candy. Originally, the staff was told that they could not use the principal Disney cartoon characters in the new shows.[5]

The Walt Disney Television Animation department was started in November 1984 with Gary Krisel as president[6] and Michael Webster as senior vice president.[7]

This was considered a risky move because animated TV series was generally considered low-budget investments for most of the history of TV cartoons up through the 1980s. Many critics say that Disney's own animation studio had lost most of its luster during the period from Walt Disney's passing through the 1980s. However, the studio took several risks that paid off handsomely. The studio successfully gambled on the idea that a substantially larger investment into quality animation could be made back through both network television and over-the-air in syndication, as well as cable. The final result is a string of higher budgeted animated television productions which proved to be profitable ventures and raised the standard for the TV medium.

The first productions to make it to air from the studio arrived in 1985, with Eisner's concept fleshed out into Adventures of the Gummi Bears, joined by an original concept The Wuzzles,[5] both which are based upon talking animal-based conceptions. The third series in a similar vein, Fluppy Dogs, was produced as a single hour-long TV movie pilot that aired on ABC on Thanksgiving 1986 and was loosely based a series of children's books and line of toys about a race of anthropomorphic pastel-colored dimension-hopping alien called "fluppy dogs." Dismal viewership ensured the project never made it to series.[8]

In 1987, Disney finally unveiled the newest series yet in its cycle, and the first in their successful long-time line of syndicated animated shows, DuckTales. Though forbidden from using the star characters, minor characters such as Scrooge McDuck and Huey, Dewey and Louie were allowed, and Disney did concede to allow for a brief appearance by Donald Duck to establish the series, allowing them to adapt the Duck universe adventure serials by Carl Barks into animation.[5] The show was successful enough to spawn a feature film, DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp, and two spin-off series: Darkwing Duck and Quack Pack. 1990 release Treasure of the Lost Lamp was the first movie from TV Animation's Disney MovieToon unit.[9] Disney Television Animation hired a director of specials, Sharon Morrill, in 1993.[10]

1990–2002: Networks & Syndication

The Disney Afternoon

The success of DuckTales also paved the way for a new wave of high-quality animated TV series, including Disney's own The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh in 1988. Later, early that spring, Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers debuted on March 4, 1989, and was paired with DuckTales in an hour-long syndicated show through the 1989-1990 television season. In the 1990–1991 season, Disney expanded the idea even further, to create The Disney Afternoon, a two-hour-long syndicated block of half-hour cartoons, which premiered much later on September 10, 1990. DuckTales was one of the early flagship cartoons in the block.

On August 24, 1994 with Jeffrey Katzenberg's resignation, Richard Frank became head of newly formed Walt Disney Television and Telecommunications (WDTT), which included WDTA, from units of The Walt Disney Studios.[11] Morrill was in charge of the first Aladdin DTV film launching Disney Video Premiere/Direct to Video unit.[12]

Three overseas Disney studios were set up to produce the company's animated television series.[13] Disney Animation Australia was started in 1988.[14] In 1989, the Brizzi brothers sold Brizzi Films to Disney Television Animation and was renamed Walt Disney Animation France.[15] Also that year, Disney Animation Japan was started.[16] Walt Disney Animation Canada was opened in January 1996 to tap Canada's animator pool and produce direct-to-video.[17] As direct-to-video increased in importance, the overseas studios moved to making feature films.[13]

WDTT chair Frank left Disney in March 1995. With Krisel expecting to be promoted to head up WDTT but passed over, Krisel left WDTA at the end of his contract in January 1996.[18] At the time the Walt Disney Company merged with Capital Cities/ABC, TV Animation was a unit of Walt Disney Television within the Walt Disney Television and Telecommunications group (WDTT).[19] With the retirement of WDTT group president Dennis Hightower in April 1996 and ongoing post-merger reorganization, the unit (along with its Disney TV parent) was transferred to the Walt Disney Studios.[20]

One Saturday Morning/ABC Kids & One Too

When the September 1, 1997 season started, the block dropped The Disney Afternoon (temporally rebranded as the "Disney-Kellogg Alliance"), moving shows to Disney Channel. On September 13, 1997, Disney's ABC unit launched Disney's One Saturday Morning. The programming block included several new shows, such as 101 Dalmatians, Recess, Pepper Ann, Disney's Doug, and Mickey Mouse Works.

In January 1998, Disney also reached a deal to program a new children's block for UPN, Disney's One Too, to replace that network's internal UPN Kids block. The syndicated block ran until the debut of One Too on September 6, 1999; which aired mainly the same shows as One Saturday Morning.

By April 1998, Disney MovieToons was folded in with Walt Disney Video Premieres films and network TV specials of Disney TV Animation as Morrill moved to executive vice president over her pre-existing units. At the same time, Barry Blumberg was elevated to the executive vice president for network and syndicated animated TV series. Both reported to Disney Television president Charles Hirschhorn.[10]

In the second quarter of 2000, due to weak financial performance, Disney Animation Canada was closed.[17] David Stainton took charge of the company as executive vice president in January 2000 then as president in February 2002 under Thomas Schumacher.[21]

Due to the reconstruction, Disney also discounted the One Too block earlier that year, on August 31, 2002, thus ending their deal with UPN. On September 14, of that year, Disney & ABC rebranded its One Saturday Morning block to ABC Kids (a subtle tribute to the Fox Kids brand after being acquired by Disney through its purchase of Fox Family Worldwide in 2001).

After the relaunch as ABC Kids, many of the shows' premieres moved to sister network Toon Disney due to schedule constraints. The remaining shows included: The Weekenders, Teacher's Pet, House of Mouse, Lloyd in Space, Teamo Supremo, and Fillmore!. All new episodes finished airing by 2004, allowing the network to switch to syndicating promotions for new original shows for Disney Channel and upcoming Jetix brand (which held the previous Fox Kids library).

2003–2016: As a division of Disney Channel

In January 2003, Disney initiated a reorganization of its theatrical and animation units to improve resource usage and continued focus on new characters and franchise development. Disney then transferred all Television Animation to Disney Channels Worldwide. In this reorganization, the Disney MovieToons/Disney Video Premieres unit move from Television Animation to Feature Animation. The studio was then renamed Disneytoon Studios. While Stainton took over as President of Disney Feature Animation from Schumacher, Blumberg returned to WDTVA as president. Kim Possible became the first cartoon produced by Disney Channel (as Jambalaya Studio produced The Proud Family for the network).

Following the company's new shift in focus, in 2004, Disney formed a joint-venture with Jetix Europe N.V. labeled "Jetix Animation Concepts" to produce original shows worldwide. The three series include: Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go!, Get Ed, and Yin Yang Yo!. Along with four produced by SIP Animation: The Tofus, W. I. T. C. H., A. T. O. M., and Combo Niños. Jetix would typically air as a block on Toon Disney (and sister network ABC Family until August 31, 2006) in the U.S., or as channel internationally (depending on the region).

Throughout the 2000s, Disney continued to create new animated Disney Channel (& Playhouse Disney) Originals such as Lilo & Stitch: The Series, Dave the Barbarian, Brandy & Mr. Whiskers, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, My Friends Tigger & Pooh, and The Emperor's New School were in already in production. At this point, animated series would have to be produced solely by the network's animation division. So Disney Channel began experimenting with newer animation techniques to reduce costs under the re-established Disney Channels Worldwide.

The Buzz on Maggie was amongst the first Disney series to fully utilize Adobe Flash animation, thus saving costs and allowing experimentation. American Dragon: Jake Long (which premiered just months prior) and The Replacements received cleaner redesigns for their second seasons (noteworthy, as both series originated as their creator's storybooks) to ease the animation styles for fitting TV budgets. The success of Kim Possible also helped show that there was marketing value in Disney Channel cartoons as the network ordered a fourth season (opposed to the standard three seasons of 65 episodes). Disney soon launched Phineas and Ferb soon after the closure of Kim Possible (which surpassed it as their longest-running animated series).

In 2009 Disney-ABC Television Group rebranded both Toon Disney and Jetix as Disney XD with the Jetix brand officially being retired by 2010. The goal was to simplify the marketing of channels by merging the two brands. In 2011 the ABC Kids block closed as well. By the early 2010s, the television group started to create some original shows for newly sister channel Disney XD. The group renamed the animation studio to just Disney Television Animation (or DTVA). Playhouse Disney was rebranded as Disney Junior in 2011 and receiving standalone channels in 2012; by replacing Soapnet (domestically) and the Jetix Play channels (internationally).

Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil became the first Disney XD original animated show preceding Disney Channel's Fish Hooks. The following Disney XD cartoons were Motorcity, Tron Uprising, Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja, and Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero. All of which were co-produced by other animation resources except for The 7D (which was originally greenlit for Disney Junior). Despite still making original shows for the main channel by 2014, most animated shows such as Gravity Falls and Wander Over Yonder shifted as Disney XD Originals. Mickey Mouse, Descendants: Wicked World, and Tangled: The Series remained the only shows not moved to the sister channel.

2017–present: Animation Resurgence

In 2016, Disney XD greenlit Big City Greens (then titled: Country Club); however, production had to be on hold due to the abundance of DTVA shows at the time. Disney had just announced Milo Murphy's Law (co-creators as Phineas and Ferb) for Disney XD that same year, along with a reboot of DuckTales as early as 2015.

However, to renovate marketing, Disney ceased production of all original shows for Disney XD. The last shows created were Pickle and Peanut (creator as Fish Hooks), Future-Worm! and Billy Dilley's Super-Duper Subterranean Summer were all announced (as early as 2014) but would air in the sequential years.

In early 2018, Disney Channels Worldwide officially announced to return animated to the main Disney Channel. This change meant that DTVA would mainly only be producing shows for Disney Channel and Disney Junior.

In February of that year, the studio pitched two new shows Amphibia and The Owl House, to mark their return to animation. Big City Greens (that initially intended to be for Disney XD) switched to Disney Channel. The remaining solely-produced shows by the studio, such as Star vs. the Forces of Evil, DuckTales, Big Hero 6: The Series, and Milo Murphy's Law, moved their premieres as well, with many of their productions being wrapped up.

In 2019, Disney greenlit another new show, The Curse of Molly McGee (retitled: The Ghost and Molly McGee) and Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur (a co-production with corporate sister studio Marvel Animation). Many following Disney Junior original shows have rebranded as "Disney Junior" instead of merely "Disney," mainly used for Disney Channel shows. However, Disney+ original shows would remain a separate brand.

In July, Disney TV Animation signed 17 creators and animators to overall deals. This venture follows a trend in kid programming started by Netflix.[22] December 10, 2020, Walt Disney Animation Studios - Disney's longtime feature animation arm - and sister studio Pixar announced they would expand into television programming. It is currently unknown whether this will have any impact on Disney TVA or not.

In September 2021, it was reported that Disney TVA is working on an original animated movie titled School for Sensible Souls, as a part of former Disney Branded Television president Gary Marsh's new overrall deal with Disney.[23][24][25] The film will be Disney TVA's first original film ever since the failed Fluppy Dogs pilot film.

Filmography

Television series

# Title Creator(s) / Developer(s) Year(s) Network Co-production with Notes
1980s
1 The Wuzzles Carson Van Osten 1985 CBS Walt Disney Pictures Television Division
2 Adventures of the Gummi Bears Michael Eisner
Art Vitello
Jymn Magon
1985–1991 NBC (1985–1989)
ABC (1989–1990)
Syndication (1990–1991)
3 DuckTales Jymn Magon 1987–1990 Syndication
4 The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh Karl Geurs 1988–1991 The Disney Channel (1988)
ABC (1988–1991)
Winner of 2 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Animated Program of 1988 and 1989.
5 Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers Tad Stones
Alan Zaslove
1989–1990 The Disney Channel (1989)
Syndication (1989–1990)
Walt Disney Television
1990s
6 TaleSpin Jymn Magon
Mark Zaslove
1990–1991 The Disney Channel (1990)
Syndication (1990–1991)
Walt Disney Television Spin-off of The Jungle Book.
7 Darkwing Duck Tad Stones 1991–1992 The Disney Channel (1991)
Syndication (1991–1992)
ABC (1991–1992)
8 Goof Troop Robert Taylor
Michael Peraza
1992 The Disney Channel (1992)
Syndication (1992)
ABC (1992)
9 The Little Mermaid Walt Disney Television Animation 1992–1994 CBS Prequel to The Little Mermaid.
10 Raw Toonage 1992
11 Bonkers 1993–1994 The Disney Channel (1993)
Syndication (1993–1994)
Both originated as segments of Raw Toonage before they were spun off into their own shows.
12 Marsupilami 1993 CBS Marsu Productions
13 Aladdin 1994–1995 The Disney Channel (1994)
Syndication (1994–1995)
CBS (1994–1995)
Walt Disney Television Sequel to Aladdin and The Return of Jafar.
14 Gargoyles Greg Weisman 1994–1997 Syndication (1994–1996)
ABC (1996–1997)
15 Timon & Pumbaa Walt Disney Television Animation 1995–1999 Syndication (1995; 1996)
CBS (1995; 1996)
Toon Disney (1999)
Walt Disney Television Spin-off of The Lion King.
16 The Shnookums and Meat Funny Cartoon Show Bill Kopp 1995 Syndication Originated as a segment of Marsupilami before it was spun off into its own show.
17 Quack Pack Rob Humphrey
Jim Peterson
1996
18 Mighty Ducks: The Animated Series Marty Isenberg
Robert N. Skir
David Wise
Gordon Kent
1996–1997 ABC
Syndication
Anaheim Ducks
Walt Disney Television
Animated spin-off of The Mighty Ducks.
19 Doug Jim Jinkins
David Campbell
Joe Aaron
1996–1999 ABC Jumbo Pictures Seasons 5–7. Previously made for and aired on Nickelodeon for seasons 1–4.
20 Jungle Cubs Mark S. Bernthal 1996–1998 Prequel to The Jungle Book.
21 Nightmare Ned Terry Shakespeare
Sue Shakespeare
David Molina
Walt Dohrn
1997 Creative Capers Entertainment
22 101 Dalmatians Jim Jinkins
David Campbell
1997–1998 ABC (1997–1998)
Syndication (1997–1998)
Jumbo Pictures Spin-off of 101 Dalmatians and its 1996 live-action remake.
23 Recess Paul Germain
Joe Ansolabehere
1997–2001 ABC (1997–2000; 2001)
UPN (1999–2000; 2001)
Paul & Joe Productions (seasons 5 and 6)
24 Pepper Ann Sue Rose 1997–2000 ABC (1997–2000)
UPN (2000)
25 PB&J Otter Jim Jinkins 1998–2000 Playhouse Disney Jumbo Pictures
26 Hercules Walt Disney Television Animation 1998–1999 Syndication (1998–1999)
ABC (1998–1999)
Spinoff of Hercules.
27 Mickey Mouse Works Bobs Gannaway 1999–2000 ABC
2000s
28 The Weekenders Doug Langdale 2000–2004 ABC (2000–2001)
Toon Disney (2003–2004)
29 Clerks: The Animated Series David Mandel
Scott Mosier
Kevin Smith
2000–2002 ABC (2000)
Comedy Central (2002)
Miramax Television
View Askew Productions
Woltz International Pictures Corporation
Touchstone Television
Animated spin-off of Clerks. Only adult animated series produced by Disney Television Animation; however, the studio was not credited.[26][27]
30 Teacher's Pet Gary Baseman
Bill Steinkellner
Cheri Steinkellner
ABC (2000–2001)
Toon Disney (2002)
Winner of 4 Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Special Class Animated Program of 2001 and 2002
31 Buzz Lightyear of Star Command Mark McCorkle
Bob Schooley
2000–2001 UPN (2000)
ABC (2000–2001)
Pixar Animation Studios Spin-off of Toy Story.
32 House of Mouse Bobs Gannaway
Tony Craig
2001–2003 ABC (2001–2002)
Toon Disney (2002–2003)
Spin-off of Mickey Mouse Works.
33 Lloyd in Space Paul Germain
Joe Ansolabehere
2001–2004 ABC (2001–2002)
Toon Disney (2002–2004)
Paul & Joe Productions
34 The Legend of Tarzan Walt Disney Television Animation 2001–2003 UPN Sequel to Tarzan.
35 Teamo Supremo Phil Walsh 2002–2004 ABC (2002–2003)
Toon Disney (2003–2004)
36 Kim Possible Mark McCorkle
Bob Schooley
2002–2007 Disney Channel
37 Fillmore! Scott M. Gimple 2002–2004 ABC (2002–2004)
Toon Disney (2004)
38 Lilo & Stitch: The Series Chris Sanders
Dean DeBlois
Bobs Gannaway
Jess Winfield
2003–2006 Disney Channel
ABC
Sequel to Lilo & Stitch and Stitch! The Movie.
39 Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go! Ciro Nieli 2004–2007 Jetix
Toon Disney
ABC Family
The Answer Studio Credited under Jetix Animation Concepts. One of the few international co-productions to come from the company. Co-produced with Japan.
40 Dave the Barbarian Doug Langdale 2004–2005 Disney Channel
41 Brandy & Mr. Whiskers Russell Marcus 2004–2006
42 American Dragon: Jake Long Jeff Goode
Eddie Guzelian
Matt Negrete
2005–2007
43 The Buzz on Maggie Dave Polsky 2005–2006
44 Get Ed Andy Knight 2005–2009 Jetix House of Cool Studios Credited under Jetix Animation Concepts. Two of the few international co-productions to come from the company. Both co-produced with Canada.
45 Yin Yang Yo! Bob Boyle 2006–2009
46 The Emperor's New School Mark Dindal 2006–2008 Disney Channel Sequel and spin-off to The Emperor's New Groove.
47 Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Bobs Gannaway 2006–2016 Playhouse Disney (2006–2011)
Disney Junior (2011–2016)
48 The Replacements Dan Santat 2006–2009 Disney Channel
49 Shorty McShorts' Shorts Barry Blumberg
John Solomon
2006–2007 Anthology and variety series.
50 My Friends Tigger & Pooh Bobs Gannaway 2007–2010 Playhouse Disney
51 Phineas and Ferb Dan Povenmire
Jeff "Swampy" Marsh
2007–2015 Disney Channel
Disney XD (2009–2015)
52 Special Agent Oso Ford Riley 2009–2012 Playhouse Disney (2009–2011)
Disney Junior (2011–2012)
2010s
53 Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil Sandro Corsaro 2010–2012 Disney XD [28]
54 Fish Hooks Noah Z. Jones
Alex Hirsch
William Reiss
2010–2014 Disney Channel [29]
55 Take Two with Phineas and Ferb Dan Povenmire
Jeff "Swampy" Marsh
2010–2011 Spin-off of Phineas and Ferb.
56 Jake and the Never Land Pirates Bobs Gannaway 2011–2016 Disney Junior Spin-off of Peter Pan.
57 Motorcity Chris Prynoski
David Bickel
2012–2013 Disney XD Titmouse, Inc. [30][31]
58 Tron: Uprising Edward Kitsis
Adam Horowitz
Sean Bailey Productions Animated sequel to Tron.
59 Gravity Falls Alex Hirsch 2012–2016 Disney Channel (2012–2014)
Disney XD (2014–2016)
[32][30]
60 Sofia the First Craig Gerber 2012–2018 Disney Channel
Disney Junior
61 Mickey Mouse Paul Rudish 2013–2019 Disney Channel [33]
62 Wander Over Yonder Craig McCracken 2013–2016 Disney Channel (2013–2014)
Disney XD (2014–2016)
[34]
63 The 7D Disney Television Animation 2014–2016 Disney XD Prequel to Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
64 Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero Jared Bush
Sam Levine
2014–2017 [35][36]
65 Star vs. the Forces of Evil Daron Nefcy
Jordana Arkin
Gibran Peña
Dave Wasson
2015–2019 Disney Channel (2015; 2019)
Disney XD (2015–2018)
[37]
66 Two More Eggs The Brothers Chaps 2015–2017 YouTube
Disney XD
Citywide Hoop Champs, Inc. [38] Variety sketch anthology series from the creators of Homestar Runner.
67 Pickle and Peanut Noah Z. Jones
Joel Trussell
2015–2018 Disney XD [39]
68 Descendants: Wicked World Disney Television Animation 2015–2017 Disney Channel Bad Angels Productions
5678 Productions
Animated spin-off of Descendants.
69 The Lion Guard Ford Riley 2015–2019 Disney Channel
Disney Junior
Sequel and spin-off to The Lion King.[40]
70 Elena of Avalor Craig Gerber 2016–2020 Disney Channel (2016–2018)
Disney Junior (2019–2020)
Spin-off of Sofia the First.[41]
71 Future-Worm! Ryan Quincy 2016–2018 Disney XD [42][43]
72 Milo Murphy's Law Dan Povenmire
Jeff "Swampy" Marsh
2016–2019 Disney Channel (2016; 2018–2019)
Disney XD (2016–2018)
Spin-off of Phineas and Ferb.
73 Mickey Mouse Mixed-Up Adventures Bobs Gannaway 2017–2021 Disney Junior Formerly known as Mickey and the Roadster Racers during seasons 1 and 2.[44]
74 Rapunzel's Tangled Adventure Shane Prigmore
Chris Sonnenburg
2017–2020 Disney Channel Sequel to Tangled. Formerly known as Tangled: The Series during season 1.[45]
75 Billy Dilley's Super-Duper Subterranean Summer Aaron Springer 2017 Disney XD
76 DuckTales (2017) Matt Youngberg
Francisco Angones
2017–2021 Disney XD (2017–2018; 2020–2021)
Disney Channel (2018–2019)
Reboot of the original 1987 animated series.[46]
77 Big Hero 6: The Series Mark McCorkle
Bob Schooley
Nick Filippi
Disney Channel (2017–2019)
Disney XD (2017; 2020–2021)
Sequel to Big Hero 6.[47]
78 Big City Greens The Houghton Brothers 2018–present Disney Channel Originally planned to air on Disney XD before it was later picked up by Disney Channel.
79 Fancy Nancy Jamie Mitchell
Krista Tucker
Disney Junior
80 Amphibia Matt Braly 2019–present Disney Channel
2020s
81 The Owl House Dana Terrace 2020–present Disney Channel
82 The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse Paul Rudish Disney+ Revival and sequel to Mickey Mouse.[48]
83 Monsters at Work Bobs Gannaway 2021–present Sequel and spin-off to Monsters, Inc..[49]
84 Mickey Mouse Funhouse Phil Weinstein
Thomas Hart
Disney Junior
85 The Ghost and Molly McGee Bill Motz
Bob Roth
Disney Channel
Disney+
[50][51][52]
86 The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder Bruce W. Smith
Doreen Spicer
2022 Disney+ Jambalaya Studio Revival of The Proud Family.
87 Marvel's Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur Laurence Fishburne[53]
Helen Sugland[53]
Disney Channel Cinema Gypsy Productions
Marvel Animation & Family Entertainment
[54][55]
88 Alice's Wonderland Bakery Disney Junior [56]
89 Kiff Lucy Heavens
Nic Small
Kent Osborne
2023 Disney Channel Titmouse, Inc. [57][58]
90 Hamster & Gretel Dan Povenmire TBA [59]
91 Darkwing Duck TBA Disney+ Point Grey Pictures Reboot of the original 1991 animated series. One of the few international co-productions to come from the company. Third co-production with Canada. [60]
92 Untitled Oswald the Lucky Rabbit series TBA [61][62]
93 Untitled Lucy Heavens and Nic Small series Lucy Heavens
Nic Small
[63][64]

Specials

# Title Release date Network Co-production with Notes
1990s
1 Winnie the Pooh and Christmas Too December 14, 1991 ABC
2 Boo to You Too! Winnie the Pooh October 25, 1996 CBS
3 A Winnie the Pooh Thanksgiving November 22, 1998 ABC
4 Winnie the Pooh: A Valentine for You February 13, 1999
2010s
5 The O.W.C.A. Files November 9, 2015 Disney XD Series finale of Phineas and Ferb.
6 Duck the Halls: A Mickey Mouse Christmas Special December 9, 2016 Disney Channel
7 The Scariest Story Ever: A Mickey Mouse Halloween Spooktacular! October 8, 2017

Feature films

From 1990 to January 2003, Disney Television Animation had a division, Disney MovieToons/Disney Video Premiere, that produced direct-to-video and theatrical feature films. This unit's operations were transferred to Walt Disney Feature Animation in 2003. See that article for that unit's films.

Television films

# Title Release date Network Co-production with Notes
1980s
1 Fluppy Dogs November 27, 1986 ABC N/A Pilot film.
2 DuckTales: The Treasure of the Golden Suns September 18, 1987 Syndication
3 DuckTales: Catch as Cash Can November 2–5, 1987
4 DuckTales: Time is Money November 24, 1988
5 Super DuckTales March 26, 1989
6 Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers to the Rescue September 29, 1989
1990s
7 TaleSpin: Plunder & Lightning September 7, 1990 Syndication N/A
8 Darkwing Duck: Darkly Dawns the Duck September 6, 1991
9 Forever Goof September 5, 1992
10 Going Bonkers September 4, 1993
2000s
11 Kim Possible: A Sitch in Time November 28, 2003 Disney Channel N/A
12 Kim Possible Movie: So the Drama April 8, 2005
13 The Proud Family Movie August 19, 2005 Hyperion Animation
Jambalaya Studio
Series finale of The Proud Family.
14 Leroy & Stitch June 23, 2006 N/A Series finale of Lilo & Stitch: The Series.
2010s
15 Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension August 5, 2011 Disney Channel N/A
16 Sofia the First: Once Upon a Princess November 18, 2012 Disney Channel
Disney Junior
17 The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar November 22, 2015
18 Elena and the Secret of Avalor November 20, 2016
19 Tangled: Before Ever After March 10, 2017 Disney Channel
20 Star vs. The Forces of Evil: Battle for Mewni July 15, 2017 Disney XD
2020s
21 Mickey's Tale of Two Witches October 7, 2021 Disney Junior N/A [65]
22 Mickey and Minnie Wish Upon a Christmas December 3, 2021

Direct-to-video films

# Title Release date Co-production with Notes
1990s
1 The Return of Jafar May 20, 1994 Disney Video Premiere
2 Gargoyles the Movie: The Heroes Awaken January 31, 1995 Film version of the first five episodes of Gargoyles.
3 Aladdin and the King of Thieves August 13, 1996 Disney Video Premiere
4 Around the World with Timon & Pumbaa September 12, 1996 Film version of the first seven episodes of Timon & Pumbaa.
6 Mighty Ducks the Movie: The First Face-Off April 8, 1997 Film version of the first two episodes of Mighty Ducks: The Animated Series.
7 Pooh's Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin August 5, 1997 Disney Video Premiere
8 Jungle Cubs: Born to Be Wild August 15, 1997 Film version of the first three episodes of Jungle Cubs.
9 Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas November 11, 1997 Disney Video Premiere
10 Belle's Magical World February 17, 1998
10 Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World August 25, 1998
11 The Lion King II: Simba's Pride October 27, 1998
12 Hercules: Zero to Hero August 17, 1999
13 Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas November 9, 1999 Disney Video Premiere
14 Seasons of Giving
2000s
15 An Extremely Goofy Movie February 29, 2000 Disney Video Premiere
16 Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins August 8, 2000 Pixar Animation Studios Film version of the first three episodes of Buzz Lightyear of Star Command.
17 The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea September 19, 2000 Disney Video Premiere
18 Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure February 27, 2001
19 Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse November 6, 2001
20 Recess Christmas: Miracle on Third Street Paul & Joe Productions
21 Cinderella II: Dreams Come True February 26, 2002 Disney Video Premiere
22 The Hunchback of Notre Dame II March 19, 2002
23 Tarzan & Jane July 23, 2002
24 Mickey's House of Villains September 3, 2002
25 A Very Merry Pooh Year November 12, 2002 Disney Video Premiere
26 101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure January 21, 2003
27 Atlantis: Milo's Return May 20, 2003
28 Stitch! The Movie August 26, 2003 [66]
29 Recess: All Growed Down December 9, 2003 Paul & Joe Productions
30 Recess: Taking the Fifth Grade Series finale of Recess.

Theatrical films

# Title Release date Co-production with Animation services Budget Gross RT MC
1 DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp August 3, 1990 Walt Disney Pictures
Disney MovieToons
Walt Disney Animation France $20 million $18.1 million 88% N/A
2 A Goofy Movie April 7, 1995 Walt Disney Animation France
Walt Disney Animation Australia
$18 million $35.3 million 53%
3 Doug's 1st Movie March 26, 1999 Walt Disney Pictures
Jumbo Pictures
Plus One Animation $5 million $19.4 million 20%
4 The Tigger Movie[67] February 11, 2000 Walt Disney Pictures
Disney MovieToons
Walt Disney Animation Japan $15–30 million $96.2 million 71% 53
5 Recess: School's Out February 16, 2001 Walt Disney Pictures
Walt Disney Television Animation Digital Production
Paul & Joe Productions
Sunwoo Animation
Sunwoo Digital International
$23 million $44.5 million 61% 43
6 Return to Never Land February 15, 2002 Walt Disney Pictures
Disney MovieToons
Walt Disney Animation Australia
Walt Disney Animation Canada
Walt Disney Animation Japan
Cornerstone Animation
$20 million $109 million 46% 49
7 Teacher's Pet January 16, 2004 Walt Disney Pictures Toon City Animation $10 million $6.5 million 76% 74

Disney+ original movies

Title Premiere date Co-production with Notes
Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Candace Against the Universe August 28, 2020 [68]

Short films

# Title Release date Co-production with Notes
1 Petal to the Metal August 7, 1992 Released in theaters with 3 Ninjas
2 Stand by Me December 22, 1995 Released in theaters with Tom and Huck
3 The Bug Hunt 1996 [69]
4 Dragon Friend 1997 [70]
5 Redux Riding Hood Academy Award nomination August 5, 1997 Toonz Animation Ltd. New Zealand
Disney MovieToons (uncredited)
6 Three Little Pigs October 21, 1997
7 Little Angelita 1999 [71]

Miscellaneous work

Title Year Notes
Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway 2020 Theme Park attraction
This Duckburg Life 2021 Podcast
DuckTales spin-off

See also

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