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Disney Channel Picks Up Two

The Disney Channel has ordered additional episodes of two of its newest animated shows -- preschooler-oriented series Stanley and the NAACP Image Award-nominated series THE PROUD FAMILY. Both shows premiered in September 2001. Stanley, developed by Jim Jinkins and David Campbell (DISNEY'S DOUG, DISNEY'S PB&J OTTER) and based on characters from the popular book series of the same name, is currently Disney Channel's highest rated series with two to five year olds. THE PROUD FAMILY, an animated sitcom following the misadventures of Penny Proud, a 14 year old African American girl who does her best to navigate through her pre-teen years, recently received two NAACP Image Award nominations, including one in the Outstanding Youth/Children's Series/Special category.

Read Jerry Beck's review of the Disney Channel's STANLEY.