via press release:
“Slugterra,” An Animated Sci-Fi Adventure Series About A Heroic Teen And His Team Of Super-Powered Slugs, Premieres Monday October 15 On Disney Xd
Spine-tingling Halloween-Themed Episodes from Fan-Favorite Shows Featuring Zombies, Skeletons and Werewolves to Premiere
Sarah Hyland (“Modern Family”) To Guest Star in Halloween-themed episode of “Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja”
“Slugterra,” a sci-fi comedy adventure set in a fantastical underground world, debuts MONDAY, OCTOBER 15 (3:30 p.m., ET/PT), with new episodes premiering Monday through Friday on Disney😄. In addition, Disney😄 will celebrate this year’s spookiest holiday by unveiling a ghoulish slate of Halloween-themed episodes, during its “Monster-Sized Monday Mayhem” programming event Monday, October 15, beginning at 7:00 p.m., ET/PT. From skeletons coming to life, to fighting off zombies and werewolves, kids, teens and families can enjoy frighteningly fun episodes of fan favorite shows, including “Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja” guest starring Sarah Hyland (“Modern Family”) as schoolmate Theresa Fowler, “Pair of Kings,” “Kickin’ It,” “Crash & Bernstein” and “Lab Rats.”
Filled with grand battles, cool creatures, and themes of friendship, courage and honor, “Slugterra” follows the heroic journey of teen Eli Shane and his best friends, the Shane Gang, as they fight for justice in the mysterious, high-tech underground world of Slugterra. Eli is determined to follow in his father Will Shane’s footsteps, and become Slugterra’s greatest slugslinger. In order to master the art of slugslinging, Eli must collect, train and learn the art of dueling with magically powered critters called slugs, who transform into battling creatures. Eli and his team “slug it out” to try and protect the citizens of Slugterra from the evil Dr. Blakk, before he takes over this mystical underground world.
“Slugterra” was created and is executive produced by Asaph Fipke and features the voice talent of Sam Vincent (“Voltron Force”) as Eli; Lee Tockar (“George of the Jungle”) as Pronto; Shannon Chan-Kent (“My Little Pony”) as Trixie; Andrew Francis (“Voltron Force”) as Kord; and Mark Oliver (“Shadow Raiders”) as Dr. Blakk. The fantastical series is a production of Nerd Corps Entertainment and carries a TV-Y7 parental guideline.
Beginning Monday, October 1, DisneyXD.com will launch a new game called “Battle for Slugterra,” where players guide Eli Shane through the caverns and tunnels of the underworld as he battles enemies and collects new slugs for his Slug Arsenal. On that same day, DisneyXD.com will also start to roll out original short form “Slugisodes.” On Monday, October 15, the series will premiere on WATCH Disney😄 simulcast and on Tuesday, October 16, the series will be available on iTunes.
On Saturday, October 20 (11:00 a.m., ET/PT), in celebration of the eerie Halloween holiday, Disney😄 will air the Disney Channel Original Movie “Girl Vs. Monster.” Leading up to the premiere, on Monday, October 15, DisneyXD.com/Monster will launch the exclusive game “Skylar vs. Deimata.” Players’ game achievements will be shown on-air during the “Girl Vs. Monster” premiere on Disney😄.
Following is the schedule (all times ET/PT):
MONDAY, OCTOBER 15:
3:30 p.m. – “Slugterra” premiere
“The World Beneath Our Feet” Part I –Eli Shane is just a regular 15-year-old kid from the suburbs except for one thing – he comes from a long line of “The Shane’s,” a family that has made the journey from the surface to the underground world to protect Slugterra, and the slugs that make it so special. In the premiere episode, Eli discovers that his father has gone missing and that it’s his turn to step up as Slugterra’s new hero. He begins to get acclimated with the land and enters his first slugslinging tournament, where his inexperience is put on display for everyone to see, including the nefarious Dr. Blakk.
7:00 p.m. – “Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja”
“Dawn of the Driscoll” – When Randy misuses the NinjaNomicon, he accidentally brings the skeleton of a mad scientist back to life.
“Night of the Living McFizzles” – While walking Theresa Fowler (voiced by Sarah Hyland) and Debbie Kang home on Halloween night, Randy and Howard try to figure out what is turning everyone in town into zombies.
7:30 p.m. – “Pair of Kings”
“King vs. Wild” – After all that Boomer has taught Boz about living in the civilized world, Boz decides to address Boomer’s lack of survival skills and forces him to go camping. Although Boomer is resistant at first, he has no choice but to become a fast learner and use his newfound skills when the camping trip goes awry, and he needs to help Boz fight for their lives against a jungle werewolf.
8:00 p.m. – “Kickin’ It”
“Wazombie Warriors” – Kim falls asleep during a zombie movie and dreams that her friends, including Jack and Jerry have turned into zompyres, a combination of zombies and vampires. Kim is forced to battle the super-strong, extremely fast zompyres, while she travels to the lair of Dr. Krupnick, who has the only zompyre anecdote.
8:30 p.m. – “Crash & Bernstein”
“Scaredy Crash” – Crash discovers Wyatt’s phobia of bugs due to a past traumatizing Halloween incident and tries to help Wyatt overcome his terrible anxiety before Bug Day at school. But when Crash has an allergic reaction to an insect bite and visits the doctor’s office, he uncovers a fear of his own. Meanwhile, Amanda desperately wants to see the new horror film, but Mel decides she must see it first.
9:00 p.m. – “Lab Rats”
“Night of the Living Virus” – While helping Davenport in the lab, Leo accidently unleashes an Internet virus transforming the “smart house” computer Eddy into an evil version named Teddy. Meanwhile, Bree hosts her first slumber party and invites popular mean girl Stephanie. Adam and Chase decide to prank the girls, but they are interrupted when Teddy takes over, sending everyone into a panic.
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