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Disney Channel Orders Second Season of ‘Amphibia’ Ahead of the Series Premiere on June 17

Disney Channel has ordered a second season of “Amphibia,” a frog-out-of-water animated comedy series, ahead of its debut on MONDAY, JUNE 17 (10:00-10:30 a.m. EDT/PDT), on Disney Channel and DisneyNOW. Leaping into the fantastical world of “Amphibia,” the series chronicles the adventures of independent and fearless teen Anne Boonchuy (voiced by Brenda Song) after she is magically transported to a rural marshland full of frog people and meets the excitable young frog Sprig Plantar and his family. Created and executive produced by Annie Award-winner Matt Braly (“Gravity Falls”), the series is inspired by his heritage, family and childhood trips to Bangkok, Thailand.

In making the announcement, Meredith Roberts, senior vice president, Animation Strategy, Disney Channels, said, “Matt and his team have created an imaginative new world in ‘Amphibia,’ with multifaceted, relatable lead characters who throughout the series will experience transformational journeys. We are excited to introduce these new characters as part of our Disney Channel animation line up and can’t wait for viewers to follow along on their adventures.”

Starring alongside Song in “Amphibia” is Justin Felbinger (Disney Junior’s “Miles From Tomorrowland”) as Sprig Plantar, who forges a once-in-a-lifetime friendship with Anne; Amanda Leighton (“This Is Us”) as unpredictable pollywog (aka tadpole) Polly Plantar, the youngest member of the Plantar family; and Disney Legend Bill Farmer (the voice of Goofy) as overprotective and traditional grandfather Hop Pop.

The guest voice cast includes Tony Hale (“Veep”) as mysterious salesman Apothecary Gary; Chris Sullivan (“This Is Us”) as southern tusked frog Gunther, who lives on the outskirts of Wartwood, and bed and breakfast owner Teddy; Stephen Root (“Barry”) as Wartwood’s Mayor Toadstool; Jack McBrayer (“30 Rock”) as Mayor Toadstool’s assistant, Toadie; Kristen Johnston and Matt Jones (both from “Mom”) as prison guards Braddock and Percy; Olympic figure skaters Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir as celebrity talent show judges; Diedrich Bader (“American Housewife”) as famous bugball player, Frog Jordan; Kevin McDonald (“Lilo & Stitch”) as restaurant critic Mr. Duckweed; James Patrick Stuart (“General Hospital”) as local town vagrant One-Eyed Wally; and YouTube sensation Anna Akana as Anne’s best friend from back home, Sasha.

“Amphibia” debuts with new episodes daily beginning Monday, June 17, through Thursday, June 20. Following the premiere week, the series will air daily throughout the summer. A series of shorts, “Teen Girl in a Frog World,” will begin rolling out in August on Disney Channel YouTube. Coinciding with the series premiere, the DisneyNOW app will also unveil an immersive role-playing game “Amphibia: Locust Pocus,” where players go on quests to help Anne and Sprig fix the damage in Wartwood caused by the locusts. “Amphibia” is a production of Disney Television Animation and carries a TV-Y7 parental guideline.

Brenda Song Returns to Disney Channel in ‘Amphibia,’ a Frog-Out-Of-Water Animated Comedy Series Premiering This Summer

Beloved Disney Channel star, popular actress Brenda Song (“The Social Network”) will return to the channel to play the lead voice role in “Amphibia,” an animated comedy series premiering this summer on Disney Channel and DisneyNOW. In production now, Song plays 13-year-old Anne Boonchuy, an independent and fearless teen who is magically transported to the fantastical world of Amphibia, a rural marshland full of frog-people. The announcement was made today as Song celebrated her birthday at Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California.

Song starred as fan-favorite character London Tipton in Disney Channel’s long-running hit series “The Suite Life of Zack & Cody,” its spinoff “The Suite Life on Deck” and “The Suite Life Movie.” She has also starred in several other popular Disney Channel Original Movies, “Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior,” “Stuck in the Suburbs,” “Get A Clue” and “The Ultimate Christmas Present.”

“Amphibia” is created and executive produced by Annie Award-winning director Matt Braly (Disney’s “Gravity Falls”). The series is a production of Disney Television Animation.

Disney Channel Launching Two New Animated Series

Disney Channel has ordered two original animated series – “Amphibia,” from Annie Award-winning director Matt Braly (Disney’s “Gravity Falls”), and “The Owl House,” from Dana Terrace, one of Variety’s “10 Animators to Watch,” whose credits include Disney’s “DuckTales” and “Gravity Falls.” Both series, slated to premiere in 2019, are produced by award-winning Disney Television Animation (TVA). The announcement was made today by Eric Coleman, senior vice president, Original Programming and general manager, Disney Television Animation.

Coleman said, “‘Amphibia’ and ‘The Owl House’ are both set in wildly imaginative worlds and share hallmarks of great Disney storytelling, including fantastical elements and memorable characters. Matt and Dana each bring a unique sensibility to their shows unlike anything else on TV right now.” 

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“Amphibia” is a comedy series that chronicles the adventures of 13-year-old, self-centered Anne Boonchuy who is magically transported to the fictitious world of Amphibia, a rural marshland full of frog-people. With the help of an excitable young frog named Sprig, Anne will transform into a hero and discover the first true friendship of her life. Braly serves as executive producer.

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Executive-produced by Terrace, “The Owl House” is a horror-comedy series that follows Luz, a self-assured teenage human girl who accidentally stumbles upon a portal to the Demon Realm where she befriends a rebellious witch, Eda, and an adorably tiny warrior, King. Despite not having magical abilities, Luz pursues her dream of becoming a witch by serving as Eda’s apprentice at the Owl House and ultimately finds a new family in an unlikely setting.