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ROCKETEER, THE (DISNEY)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
11/8/19 - ???
STATUS:
currently airing (fall 2019)
TIME SLOT:
fridays from 11:00 AM-11:30 AM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (??? episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from Disney Channel's press release, October 2019) Disney Junior's "The Rocketeer," a new comedic, animated adventure series featuring a young girl named Kit Secord, who takes to the skies to protect her community after becoming the surprise recipient of a rocket-pack that gives her the ability to fly, will premiere FRIDAY, NOV. 8, on Disney Channel (11:00 a.m. EDT), Disney Junior (5:00 p.m. EDT) and DisneyNOW. Inspired by Dave Stevens' beloved superhero comic books and Walt Disney Pictures feature film, the series stars Kitana Turnbull ("A Series of Unfortunate Events") as Kit, and Billy Campbell and Kathy Najimy as her parents, Dave and Sareena Secord. Campbell is best-known for starring as Cliff Secord in "The Rocketeer" film. Set in the idyllic small town of Hughesville, each episode of "The Rocketeer" is comprised of two 11-minute stories that follow Kit as she embarks on a high-flying adventure to help save her community and its residents from trouble -- usually brought on by the many comedic villains who will be featured throughout the series. As with most superheroes, Kit has a team to help her pull off her heroic adventures and keep her identity hidden from the masses. Her best friend, Tesh, serves as Ground Control when Kit takes to the skies and is also the inventor of the hi-tech gadgets and upgrades for her rocket-pack; and her grandfather, Ambrose Secord, works at the Hughesville Airport and serves as her mechanic. Also along for the ride is Kit's loyal bulldog, Butch.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Billy Campbell as Dave Secord
· Callan Farris as Tesh
· Charlie Adler as The Great Orsino
· Frank Welker as Grandpa Ambrose/Butch
· Kari Wahlgren as Harley
· Kathy Najimy as Sareena Secord
· Kitana Turnbull as Kit
· Maria Bamford as Laura
· Maurice LaMarche as Sylvester Slapdash
· Navia Robinson as Valerie Valkyrie
· Parvesh Cheena as Deany
· Ted Allen as Cast-Iron Chef
CREW INFORMATION:
· Michael Kenny as SD
· Nicole Dubuc as EP
GENRE(S):
· based on a feature film
· comedy (all)
· comedy (animated)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Wild Canary