Disney Television Animation has begun production on the new animated series “The 7D,” a comedic take on the Seven Dwarfs in a contemporary storybook world designed for viewers age 2-7.
BURBANK, CA -- Disney Television Animation has begun production on the new animated series The 7D, a comedic take on the Seven Dwarfs in a contemporary storybook world designed for viewers age 2-7. The series is slated to debut in 2014 on Disney Junior channels and programming blocks around the world.
The executive producer is Emmy Award-winning Tom Ruegger (Animaniacs). Alfred Gimeno (Tiny Toon Adventures) is the director and Sherri Stoner (Pinky and the Brain) is the story editor. The characters are designed by Noah Z. Jones (Fish Hooks).
The announcement came from Nancy Kanter, Senior Vice President, Original Programming and General Manager, Disney Junior Worldwide, who said, "Our goal for Disney Junior is to engage kids with stories and characters that represent the very best of Disney storytelling. With The 7D, we look to continue Walt Disney's legacy of reinterpreting classic folk and fairy tales in ways that delight new audiences. We're excited to re-imagine these familiar characters and put them in a new humorous setting that we think will entertain kids and parents alike."
The series takes place in the whimsical world of Jollywood, where Queen Delightful relies on the 7D – Happy, Bashful, Sleepy, Sneezy, Dopey, Grumpy and Doc – to keep the kingdom in order. Standing in their way are two laughably evil villains, Grim and Hildy Gloom, who plot to take over the kingdom by stealing the magical jewels in the 7D's mine. With seven very distinct personalities, the 7D always manage to save the day and send Grim and Hildy running back to their evil lair to try another day.
Source: Disney Junior
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.