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‘Pickle and Peanut’ Premieres September 7

Premiere episode available on Tuesday, September 1 on WATCH Disney XD, Disney XD on Demand, and

Pickle and Peanut, an animated buddy-comedy series that follows the offbeat teenage adventures of best friends Pickle and Peanut, premieres Monday, September 7 (9:00 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney XD, with new episodes airing Mondays through October 5. Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite) stars as the emotional Pickle and Johnny Pemberton (22 Jump Street) as the freewheeling Peanut. The premiere episode will be available on WATCH Disney XD, Disney XD on Demand and beginning Tuesday, September 1.

Created by Noah Z. Jones (Fish Hooks) and developed by Joel Trussell (Yo Gabba Gabba!), Pickle and Peanut finds small-town teens Pickle and Peanut embarking upon their last year of high school, determined to cram in as much fun as possible before taking on the inevitable adulthood responsibilities. The two underdogs dream up plans to be anything but ordinary in their slightly bizarre fictional suburb of Reno, Nevada. The series employs an inventive mix of 2-D animation and live-action clips that highlight the unpredictable humor and quirky nature of the series.

The premiere schedule is as follows:

Monday, August 3 launches a new game, Pickle and Peanut: Mjart Mart Madness, where players can rapidly tap and click to help Pickle and Peanut create various cheeses by churning milk in a giant vat at the Mjart Mart.

Friday, August 28

WATCH Disney XD launches a new game as part of its summer game-a-week event. Players help Pickle and Peanut zip through Mjart Mart in a shopping cart while shooting Spoonicorn cereal and avoiding crashing into customers.

Tuesday, September 1

Premiere episode, “Greg/Gramma Jail,” is available on WATCH Disney XD, Disney XD on Demand and

“Greg” – Pickle lends his new pimple friend, Greg, to frenemy Lazer in hopes of landing an invitation to his cool party. When they realize Lazer has no intention of returning Greg, Pickle and Peanut must save him.

“Gramma Jail” – When Pickle and Peanut accidentally get the sweet elderly Mam Mams arrested, they have to break her out of “gramma jail” before inmate Psycho Cyclops can get to her.

Monday, September 7

Series premiere on Disney XD (9:00 p.m., ET/PT)

11-minute previews of each episode will be available to verified users on WATCH Disney XD one week prior to their television debut on Disney XD.

Jones and Trussell serve as executive producers, wrote and sing the opening theme song, and provide voices for Champion Horse and Whispers, respectively. Scott Sonneborn (Beavis and Butt-Head) is the story editor. Pickle and Peanut is a production of Disney Television Animation and carries a TV-Y7 parental guideline.

Disney XD is a basic cable channel and multi-platform brand showcasing a compelling mix of live-action and animated programming for kids age 6-11, hyper-targeting boys and transporting them into worlds full of humor, unexpected fun and inspiring action-filled adventures. Disney XD-branded content spans television, online, mobile and VOD platforms. The programming includes series, movies and short-form, as well as sports-themed programming developed with ESPN. In the U.S., Disney XD is seen on a 24-hour, advertiser supported network that reaches over 80 million households via its basic cable and satellite affiliates. In total, there are 31 Disney XD channels available in 25 languages around the world.

Source: Disney XD

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.