It was 35 years ago this month that the Walt Disney Co. formally opened Disney Television Animation (DTVA).
The following summer, the first output from the studio hit the airwaves when Disney’s Adventures of the Gummi Bears and The Wuzzles aired as part of Saturday morning cartoon blocks. Two years later, DuckTales kicked things into high gear, and in the decades since, the studio’s creations have been seen daily by millions of families and currently air across Disney Channel, Disney Junior, and Disney XD.
To celebrate the legacy, Disney released a video that highlights some of the studio’s talented creatives, crew, and executives behind series such as TaleSpin, Sofia the First, Recess, Kim Possible, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Phineas and Ferb, and Gravity Falls, along with the upcoming titles such as The Curse of Molly McGee and Marvel’s Moon Girl & Devil Dinosaur, which will debut next year.
Another big project in the pipeline from DTVA is the Monsters, Inc. spinoff, Monsters at Work, which will debut on Disney+, the company’s new streaming service that launches in the U.S. on Nov. 12.