Disney Channel Orders New Animated Series 'Star and the Forces of Evil'

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March 7th, 2013

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via press release:





Eden Sher, Star of ABC's "The Middle," to Voice Lead Role of

Magical Teen Princess


Disney Channel has ordered "Star and the Forces of Evil" (working title), an animated comedy adventure about a fun-loving magical teen princess from another dimension who -- after a few bold skirmishes with other-worldly monsters -- is sent by her Royal Parents to live with the Diaz family on Earth. Eden Sher (ABC's "The Middle") provides the voice of the lead character, Star Butterfly. Production has begun for a scheduled Fall 2014 premiere. The announcement was made today by Eric Coleman, Senior Vice President, Original Series, Disney Television Animation.


Artist and writer Daron Nefcy is the series creator and co-executive producer. She is a 2009 California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) graduate whose work has been showcased throughout the Los Angeles underground art community. Her television credits include recent work on Disney Channel's upcoming animated series, "Wander Over Yonder," and the Warner Bros. animated series "MAD." Emmy and Annie Award-winning director Dave Wasson ("The Buzz on Maggie," "Making Fiends") is co-executive producer and director, and Annie Award-winning writer Jordana Arkin ("Melissa and Joey," "Will & Grace") is co-executive producer and story editor.


Coleman said: "Disney continues to focus on discovering fresh voices in animation. When Daron pitched her show, we fell in love with her characters, her style and her sensibility. And with the deep talent and experience of Dave Wasson and Jordana Arkin, this show furthers our commitment to create great new stories for kids and families."


"Star and the Forces of Evil" tells the stories of other-worldly teen princess Star Butterfly, who must settle in to her new Earthly home with the Diaz family. Soon she takes their teenage son, Marco, on adventures to help her battle evil villains, whether throughout the universe or in their high school, all in an effort to protect her powerful magic wand… which Star still figuring out how to use.


Disney Channel is a 24-hour kid-driven, family inclusive television network that taps into the world of kids and families through original series and movies. Currently available on basic cable in over 99 million U.S. homes and to millions of other viewers on Disney Channels around the world, Disney Channel is part of the Disney/ABC Television Group.


  • forg

    Eden Sher!

  • Rebecca

    Good for Eden….and I hope she one day gets an Emmy for her work on The Middle. Sadly, those awards mostly go to cable shows these days.

  • Alan

    This sounds bad. Where’s the good Disney Channel? The one that had Lizzie McGuire, That’s so Raven and Even Stevens.

  • ILDC

    @Alan: Are you being ironic? Just wondering.

  • AJ


    Seriously? Just shut the f*** up… Stop living in the past.

  • Lindsay


    Dude I’m so sick of people complaining about how they miss the old Disney Channel. The truth is people only remember what they want to I’ve rewatched all of those shows and there not as good as I remember them to be. You liked them because you were a kid and who gives you the right to try and take away the shows Disney created for the new generation? Their childhood is just beginning, your childhood is over just let it go.

  • ken


    Forget Even Stevens and Lizzie McGuire.

    Bring back the Disney Channel who made Duck Tails. Yes, I’m that old.

  • Rowser

    Screw this. Is “Gravity Falls” getting a renewal?

  • Shawndell Rivers

    @AJ And Lindsy, I So Agree With That One They Have To Let Things Go Just Give The New Shows A Chance I Said It Onec And I’ll Say It Again I Like The Old And The New Shows Equally Now That All I Have To Say.

  • alex. Williams

    Sunny with chance and camp rock 2 the. Final jam

  • alex. Williams

    Demi. Lovato

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