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by sdsichero » Fri Jul 18, 2014 5:44 pm
Disney TV Inks Deals With Aaron Springer, Jhonen Vasquez, Jesse LeDoux, and Ryan Quincy
Disney TV Animation announced an unusual series of pilot deals and projects today with an un-Disney-like roster of creators. The first three projects are pilot deals.
• 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.
In addition to the pilots, Disney also announced the new short-form Disney XD series Future-Worm!, created by Ryan Quincy, who worked on South Park prior to creating the short-lived IFC series Out There. Future-Worm! is about a boy who creates a time-machine lunch box and befriends a worm from the future.