News: Disney Greenlights ‘Pickle & Peanut’ Toon Series Starring Jon Heder

Deadline.com is reporting that Disney has picked up Noah Z. Jones’ “Pickle and Peanut” show for their 2015 season. Joel Trussell is set to Executive Produce.

Incidentally, we interviewed  Joel Trussell last year and I’m a big fan of his work.

You may remember he directed the Nick short Stick and Carrot

…as well as one of my favorite shorts War Photographer.

Looking forward to this series!

From the site:

Disney Television Animation has launched production on a new series about a pair of unlikely buddies: an emotional pickle and a freewheeling peanut. Jon Heder and Johnny Pemberton provide the respective voices for Pickle & Peanut, which is slated for a fall 2015 premiere on Disney-branded channel and platforms around the world. Created by Noah Z. Jones (Fish Hooks), the series mixes 2D animation and live-action in telling the story of small-town underdogs trying to be anything but ordinary. Joel Trussell (Yo Gabba Gabba!) developed Pickle & Peanut and serves as executive producer with Jones. Mark Rivers is the story editor. “We see very few pitches that are as funny and original as Pickle & Peanut,” said Eric Coleman, SVP Original Series at Disney TV Animation. “We instantly fell in love with these characters, and Noah and Joel have built a world with a visual style and sensibility unlike anything on TV.” The toon unit also said today that it has ordered a third season of its Mickey Mouse cartoon shorts and Season 2 of Craig McCracken’s comedy Wander Over Yonder.

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