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You read that right! Disney Television Animation is working on a special based on one of the most popular parks attractions, The Haunted Mansion! Here is the official press release –


TV Animation¬†Studio¬†Continues to Expand¬†Roster of Top Creative Talent¬†with¬†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;Extends¬†Overall Development Deal with “Phineas and Ferb” Co-Creator and Executive Producer Dan Povenmire¬†—

¬†Disney Television Animation¬†is in development on “Haunted Mansion,” a special¬†for Disney¬†Channel¬†and Disney XD¬†inspired by the popular Disney Parks attraction.¬†Legendary horror¬†genre¬†artist andchildren’s book¬†illustrator¬†Gris Grimly¬†(“Gris Grimly’s Wicked Nursery Rhymes”)¬†is attached to executive produce and art direct with Scott Peterson executive producing, story editing¬†and writing and Joshua Pruett¬†consulting¬†producing and¬†writing, both of “Phineas and Ferb.”

¬†The television animation studio continues to add to its deep roster of world-class artists and creators with three pilots and a new short-form series¬†from¬†Aaron Springer, Jhonen Vasquez and Jenny Goldberg, Jesse LeDoux and Matt Olsen, and Ryan Quincy,all¬†currently¬†in production for Disney XD.¬†The studio has also extended an overall deal with¬†Emmy Award-winning¬†“Phineas and Ferb” co-creator and executive producer Dan¬†Povenmire for¬†development onnew projects.¬†Recently nominated for¬†its¬†ninth¬†Emmy Award,¬†“Phineas and Ferb” currently airs¬†on Disney¬†Channel¬†and Disney¬†XD with¬†the television¬†special¬†“Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars” set to debut later this month.

 The news was announced today by Eric Coleman, Senior Vice President, Original Series, Disney Television Animation.

¬†Coleman said,¬†“Over the past few years we have focused our strategy on making Disney Television Animation the home for the strongest talent in the business. We have steadily built our roster with¬†bothanimation veterans and fresh voices,¬†and¬†have fostered¬†an environment where artists support and inspire¬†one another.¬†This group will help us continue to deliver the great storytelling and beloved characters that the Disney animation legacy is known for.”

 New pilots in production are:

¬†“Billy Dilley’s Super Duper Subterranean Summer”

Creative Talent:¬†Director Aaron Springer,¬†whose credits include the Emmy Award-winning “Mickey Mouse” cartoon shorts¬†and”SpongeBob SquarePants,” is creator.

Synopsis: Summer break takes an unexpected turn when Zak and Marsha end up stuck in uncharted land at the center of the earth with eccentric classmate Billy Dilley.

“Very Important House”

Creative Talent:¬†Jhonen Vasquez, creator of cult favorite “Invader Zim” and¬†character designer¬†Jenny¬†Goldberg¬†(“Rick and Morty,” “Bravest Warriors”)¬†are co-creators.

Synopsis: 11-year-old Frolie moves into the Very Important House and suddenly finds herself in the role of caretaker of the universe.

“Douglas Furs”

Creative Talent:¬†Highly-regarded¬†illustrator¬†and former Sub Pop Records art director¬†Jesse LeDoux and actor/writer Matt Olsen¬†(“Sly Cooper”)¬†are co-creators.

Synopsis:¬†Deep in the woods, beyond human reach, exists¬†the¬†thriving animal¬†community of Douglas¬†where¬†Barry¬†the¬†bear, the world’s least-handy handyman, takes it upon himself to fix all¬†the town’s¬†problems.

New short-form series in production:


Creative Talent:¬†Director Ryan Quincy¬†of¬†“South Park”¬†and¬†IFC’s “Out There”¬†is creator.

Synopsis: A boy creates a time machine lunch box and befriends a fearless worm from the future.

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