It's a Laugh Productions

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It's a Laugh Productions, Inc.
Subsidiary of Disney Channels Worldwide
Genre Children's sitcom, film and television
Founded November 3, 2003; 13 years ago (2003-11-03)[1]
Founder Don Mink[2]
Amy Rabins[3]
Headquarters Studio City, California[1]
Production output
Bon Mot Productions
Michael Poryes Productions
Warren & Rinsler Productions
Varsity Pictures
Michael Jacobs Productions
Disney Television Animation
Disney Channel Original
Disney XD Original
Owner Disney-ABC Television Group
Parent The Walt Disney Company

It's a Laugh Productions, Inc. is an American production company owned by Disney Channels Worldwide which produces live-action children's 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 and final season. Shake It Up recorded at LA Center Studios (as well as the second and third seasons of Good Luck Charlie). Jonas is 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 Creator(s) Production(s) Premiere date End date Number of episodes Network
1 The Suite Life of Zack & Cody Danny Kallis
Jim Geoghan
March 18, 2005 September 1, 2008 87 Disney Channel
2 Hannah Montana Michael Poryes
Rich Correll
Barry O'Brien
Michael Poryes Productions March 24, 2006 January 16, 2011 98
3 Cory in the House Dennis Rinsler
Marc Warren
Warren & Rinsler Productions January 12, 2007 September 12, 2008 34
4 Wizards of Waverly Place Todd J. Greenwald October 12, 2007 January 6, 2012 106
5 The Suite Life on Deck Danny Kallis
Jim Geogha
Danny Kallis Productions (season 1–mid-season 2)
Bon Mot Productions
September 26, 2008 May 6, 2011 71
6 Sonny with a Chance Steve Marmel Varsity Pictures February 8, 2009 January 2, 2011 47
7 Jonas Michael Curtis
Roger S. H. Schulman
Mantis Productions (season 1)
Turtle Rock Productions
May 2, 2009 October 3, 2010 34
8 I'm in the Band Michael B. Kaplan
Ron Rappaport
November 27, 2009 December 9, 2011 41 Disney XD
9 Good Luck Charlie Phil Baker
Drew Vaupen
April 4, 2010 February 16, 2014 97 Disney Channel
10 Pair of Kings Dan Cross
David Hoge
September 10, 2010 February 18, 2013 67 Disney XD
11 Shake It Up Chris Thompson November 7, 2010 November 10, 2013 75 Disney Channel
12 A.N.T. Farm Dan Signer Gravy Boat Productions May 6, 2011 March 21, 2014 62
13 So Random! Steve Marmel Varsity Pictures June 5, 2011 March 25, 2012 26
14 Kickin' It Jim O'Doherty Poor Soul Productions June 13, 2011 March 25, 2015 84 Disney XD
15 Jessie Pamela Eells O'Connell Bon Mot Productions September 30, 2011 October 16, 2015 98 Disney Channel
16 Austin & Ally Kevin Kopelow & Heath Seifert Kevin & Heath Productions December 2, 2011 January 10, 2016 87
17 Lab Rats Chris Peterson
Bryan Moore
February 27, 2012 February 3, 2016 90 Disney XD
18 Crash & Bernstein Eric Friedman October 8, 2012 August 11, 2014 39
19 Dog with a Blog Michael B. Kaplan
Philip Stark
Diphthong Productions October 12, 2012 September 25, 2015 69 Disney Channel
20 Liv and Maddie John D. Beck & Ron Hart Beck & Hart Productions
Oops Doughnuts Productions
July 19, 2013 March 24, 2017 80
21 Mighty Med Jim Bernstein
Andy Schwartz
October 7, 2013 September 9, 2015 44 Disney XD
22 I Didn't Do It Tod Himmel
Josh Silverstein
That's Not So Funny Productions January 17, 2014 October 16, 2015 39 Disney Channel
23 Girl Meets World Michael Jacobs
April Kelly
Michael Jacobs Productions June 27, 2014 January 20, 2017 72
24 K.C. Undercover Corinne Marshall Rob Lotterstein Productions January 18, 2015 present 54
25 Best Friends Whenever Jed Elinoff
Scott Thomas
Diphthong Productions
Entertainment Force
June 26, 2015 December 11, 2016 30
26 Gamer's Guide to Pretty Much Everything Devin Bunje
Nick Stanton
Poor Soul Productions
37 Monkeys
July 22, 2015 January 2, 2017 37 Disney XD
27 Bunk'd Pamela Eells O'Connell Bon Mot Productions July 31, 2015 present 42 Disney Channel
28 Lab Rats: Elite Force Chris Peterson
Bryan Moore
Britelite Productions March 2, 2016 October 22, 2016 15 Disney XD
29 Bizaardvark Kyle Stegina & Josh Lehrman June 24, 2016 present 24 Disney Channel
30 Raven's Home Michael Poryes
Susan Sherman
Entertainment Force July 21, 2017 present 1

Films[edit]

Theatrical films[edit]

# Title Release date Budget Gross RT IMDb
1 Hannah Montana: The Movie April 10, 2009 $35 million $155 million 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
9 Karate Kid-tastrophe March 27, 2015 Jessie and The Suite Life
10 Lab Rats vs. Mighty Med July 22, 2015 Lab Rats: Bionic Island and Mighty Med
11 The Ghostest with the Mostest October 2, 2015 Jessie and I Didn't Do It
12 Girl Meets World of Terror 2 October 2, 2015 Girl Meets World and Austin & Ally
13 Bite Club October 2, 2015 I Didn't Do It and Austin & Ally
14 Scary Spirits & Spooky Stories October 4, 2015 Austin & Ally and K.C. Undercover
15 All Howl's Eve October 4, 2015 K.C. Undercover and Jessie/Bunk'd
16 Haunt-a-Rooney October 4, 2015 Liv and Maddie and Best Friends Whenever
17 Cyd and Shelby's Haunted Escape October 4, 2015 Best Friends Whenever and Girl Meets World

Notes:

  • Both "That's So Suite Life of Hannah Montana" and "Wizards on Deck with Hannah Montana" are each counted as three separate episodes (the former being That's So Raven, The Suite Life of Zack & Cody and Hannah Montana, while the latter being Wizards of Waverly Place, The Suite Life on Deck and Hannah Montana). "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," "Lab Rats vs. Mighty Med," and "Good Luck Jessie: NYC Christmas" are counted as an episode for both series, due to them being a separate event (part one of "Austin & Jessie & Ally All Star New Year" is produced as an Austin & Ally episode while part 2 was produced as a Jessie episode. Part one of "Lab Rats vs. Mighty Med" was produced as a Lab Rats episode while part 2 was produced as a Might Med episode. Part 1 of "Good Luck Jessie: NYC Christmas" was produced as a Good Luck Charlie episode while part 2 was produced as a Jessie episode). "Jessie's Aloha-holidays with Parker and Joey" is officially counted as a Jessie one-hour episode with Liv and Maddie characters.
  • 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". A Companion to Media Authorship (eBook). John Wiley & Sons. Retrieved April 27, 2014. The vast majority of Disney Channel pilots are produced by Disney subsidiary It's a Laugh Productions ... 

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