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May 16

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May 16, 2003 – The Animated Series Teacher’s Pet Wins Daytime Emmy Award

“He’s so over just being Rover.”

On May 16, 2003, the 30th Daytime Emmy Awards were held at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. At this ceremony, the animated television series Teacher’s Pet, which was part of ABC’s One Saturday Morning programming block, ended up winning an award for Outstanding Special Class Animated Program, its second and final win in this category. The show won against Static Shock, Madeline: My Fair Madeline, Ozzy & Drix, and Rolie Polie Olie.

May 1

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May 1, 1999 – Mickey MouseWorks Premieres on ABC

“Oh boy!”

On May 1, 1999, the animated series Mickey MouseWorks premiered on ABC. The series sought to invoke the type of animated short films that were released in the early days of The Walt Disney Company, and featured several lesser known characters from that time, including Horace Horsecollar, Clarabelle Cow; the series, of course, also featured the more well-known characters such as Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Donald, and Pluto. The series ran for two seasons with 25 episodes; segments from these episodes were also featured in the series House of Mouse. The series officially ended on January 6, 2001.

February 13

February 13, 2010 – The Animated Series Kick Buttowski – Suburban Daredevil Premieres on Disney X D

KICK BUTTOWSKI - SUBURBAN DAREDEVIL - "If Books Could Kill/There will be Nachos" - Gunther accidently returns Kick's new book signed by his idol Billy Stumps to the library. When the librarian refuses to return it, Kick challenges her no-return policy and vows to get it back by any extreme means necessary. Meanwhile, Brad throws the party of the year while his parents are out of town and does everything in his power to keep Kick out, but Kick is determined to make it into the party and score some of Brad's famous nachos. This episode of "Kick Buttowski - Suburban Daredevil" airs SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13 (9:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m., ET/PT) on Disney XD. (DISNEY XD) KICK BUTTOWSKI

“It’s show time.”

On February 13, 2010, the animated series Kick Buttowski – Suburban Daredevil premiered on Disney X D. The show was the channel’s fourth original series and first original animated series. The series is centered around kid Clarence “Kick” Buttowski and his aspiration to be the world’s best daredevil with the help of his best friend Gunther, and no help from his older brother Brad Buttowski. The series lasted for two seasons before its cancellation. The series was created by Sandro Corsaro, and starred Charlie Schlatter as Kick Buttowski, Matt L. Jones as Gunther, and Danny Cooksey as Brad Buttowski.

January 23

January 23, 2004 – The Animated Series Dave the Barbarian Premieres on Disney Channel


“They aren’t the greatest heroes, but they’re the only ones we’ve got.”

On January 23, 2004, the animated series Dave the Barbarian premiered on the Disney Channel. The series was about siblings Dave, Candy, and Fang, who are left to protect the kingdom of Udrogoth while their parents are away fighting evil; the siblings, however, leave much to be desired. The series ran for one season with 21 episodes, with its last episode airing on January 22, 2005. It was created by Doug Langdale, and starred Danny Cooksey as Dave, Erica Luttrell as Candy, Tress MacNeille as Fang, Kevin Michael Richardson as Uncle Oswidge, Jeff Bennett as the Narrator, Estelle Harris as Lula the Magic Sword, Frank Welker as Faffy, and Paul Rugg as The Dark Lord Chuckles and the Silly Piggy.

November 29

November 29, 2005 – Kim Possible Renewed for Fourth Season


“Call me, beep me, if you wanna reach me.”

On November 29, 2005, Disney announced that the popular animated Disney Channel Original Series Kim Possible would be renewed for a fourth season. At the time, Disney Channel tended to cancel series after 65 episodes, but a strong fandom base and its critical acclaim caused Disney to reconsider its decision; several shows since then have not adhered to the 65 episode rule. The fourth series premiered on February 10, 2007, and ran for 22 episodes.

November 8

November 8, 2005 – Volume 1 of DuckTales is Released on DVD


“The world’s wealthiest duck brings his high-flying escapades home to DVD with DuckTales.”

On November, 2005, the first volume of the animated series DuckTales was released on a three-disc DVD set. Each disc contained nine episodes, and the set started with the first episode after the television movie “The Treasure of the Golden Suns.” The series was followed by two more volumes, with Volume 2 released on November 14, 2006, and Volume 3 released on November 13, 2007.

September 16

September 16, 2006 – The Animated Series Handy Manny Premieres on Playhouse Disney


“Hola, Handy Manny’s repair shop, you break it, we fix it!”

On September 16, 2006, the educational animated series Handy Manny premiered on the Playhouse Disney programming block on Disney Channel. The series featured Latino character Manny Garcia, a handyman that works in the multicultural neighborhood of Sheetrock Hills to fix various problems. The show helped teach children problem-solving and conflict resolution skills, as well as basic Spanish words and phrases. The series ran for 113 episodes, and was created by Roger Bollen, Marilyn Sadler, and Rick Gitelson. The series featured Wilmer Valderrama as Manny, Carlos Alazraqui as Felipe, Dee Bradley Baker as Turner, Nike Futterman as Stretch and Squeeze, Tom Kenny as Mr. Lopart and Pat, Kath Soucie as Dusty, Fred Stoller as Rusty, Nancy Truman as Kelly, and Grey DeLisle as Flicker.