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Joel McHale is the First Ninja in 'Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja' -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

Joel McHale is lending his voice to the Disney XD animated series Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja, and EW has an exclusive first look at his character, the First Ninja.

The episode, titled “13th Century Ninja,” will air Saturday at 9 a.m. ET/PT. In the episode, Randy and Howard accidentally stumble back in time and must help the original Ninja, voiced by the Community and Soup star, battle the Sorcerer, voiced by series regular Tim Curry.

Check out the exclusive clip below:

'Star Wars Rebels' teaser trailer: The saga's next chapter begins -- VIDEO

The Clone Wars are over — but the rebellion has only just begun.

Strike that: The rebellion begins next year, when Disney premieres an all-new animated Star Wars series. Star Wars Rebels, first announced in May, takes place during the 19 years that pass between Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and Episode IV: A New Hope. Details are still scarce, though The Hollywood Reporter writes that David Oyelowo of Lee Daniels’ The Butler and Freddie Prinze Jr. are in talks to join its voice cast.

Check out the tantalizing teaser below.


Meet the heroes -- and superheroes -- of Disney XD's 'Mighty Med': EXCLUSIVE

What do you get when you cross S.H.I.E.L.D. with ER? A pile of initials — and something like the premise of Mighty Med, Disney XD’s upcoming live-action comedy series.

The show follows the adventures of regular teens — a.k.a. “Normos” — Kaz (Bradley Steven Perry of Good Luck Charlie) and Oliver (Jake Short of A.N.T. Farm), who score jobs at a secret hospital that treats sci-fi and fantasy characters… including superheroes. The tagline: They’re saving the people who save the people.

In episode 1, the boys first discover the entrance to Mighty Med and meet a roster of colorful characters, including hospital chief Horace Diaz, his meddling telekinetic nephew Alan, and teenage superheroine Skylar Storm. Get a glimpse of Skylar in action — as well as the show’s two “normos” — in the exclusive clip below.


Disney XD and the NBA team up for second annual 'Pranksgiving' -- EXCLUSIVE

It’s almost the most wonderful time of the year… for mischievous puppets, anyway.

On Monday, November 4, Disney XD will premiere its second annual “Pranksgiving” programming event. And this year, a few new faces have been drafted to make Pranksgiving even bigger and better: NBA stars Tyson Chandler (New York Knicks), Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors), Kenneth Faried (Denver Nuggets) and DeAndre Jordan (Los Angeles Clippers), who will form a special “pranking crew” with purple-skinned imp Crash of Crash & Bernstein.


'Marvel's Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.': Eliza Dushku talks voicing She-Hulk in the new Disney XD show -- EXCLUSIVE CLIP

Disney XD’s “Marvel Universe” television block is expanding. New animated series Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. joins the Sunday morning superhero lineup on Aug. 11 and brings together five larger-than-life Marvel characters.

The show features the voice talent of Fred Tatasciore (longtime voice of the animated iterations of the biggest and greenest Avenger), Clancy Brown (SpongeBob SquarePants) as Red Hulk, Ben Diskin (Star Wars: The Clone Wars) as Skaar, and two Buffy the Vampire Slayer alums — Seth Green as A-Bomb and Eliza Dushku as She-Hulk.

Agents of S.M.A.S.H. is an opportunity for Disney and Marvel to introduce these characters to a new generation, while also showing a new side of these characters for fans already familiar with the most smash-prone Marvel heroes.

For Hulk, it’s his chance to finally be a leader. “He’s definitely a father figure who’s aware of trying not to be a monster” on the new show, Tatasciore told EW.

Hulk’s cousin Jennifer Walters, a.k.a. She-Hulk, is the most human-like of the show’s heroes who have found their bodies transformed by gamma radiation and other encounters or experiments gone wrong. So, Dushku says, She-Hulk “brings a lot of the humanity and empathy to this unconventional family unit, yet she can also be pretty fearless. She’s still a fighter.”

Below, check out an EW exclusive clip of She-Hulk’s crash-landing entrance into Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H., then read on for more from Dushku about her work on the new series: READ FULL STORY

'Disney Fandom' to celebrate fans of Disney, Pixar, 'Star Wars,' Marvel, and more -- EXCLUSIVE SNEAK PEEK

Comic-Con may be over, but that doesn’t mean fans are done celebrating. Starting tonight, Disney XD will air a three-day programming event called Disney Fandom in honor of fans that will showcase exclusive looks at the latest from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, and Star Wars. The special channel takeover aimed at fans 13 and older will highlight fan favorite content, airing the first three Pirates of the Caribbean films as well as specials such as the Star Wars Tech documentary and Once Upon a Time: For the Fans. On The Red Carpet: Disney Fandom Edition kicks off the event with a look at what went down at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con.

Also featured are sneak peeks into the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Phase Two, which includes Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and Guardians of the Galaxy. The programming event has an online presence with features such as a printable show schedule, fan polls, and games from Marvel and the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.

Check out what serious Star Wars dedication looks like in this sneak peek for Live Well Network’s special edition My Family Recipe Rocks – Star Wars, airing Thursday at 8 p.m.:

It came from space: Get a load of Disney XD's 'Packages from Planet X' -- EXCLUSIVE

Despite what the title seems to imply, Packages from Planet X is not a kid-friendly version of Futurama. Instead, the series follows an ordinary teen named Dan whose world is turned upside down when he suddenly starts receiving mysterious bundles from an unknown sender. Each one contains a kooky gadget — a literal “chick magnet,” an “agua freako” capsule perfect for dealing with bullies — that launches a new adventure for Dan and his pals.

Get a feel for the show — created by American Greetings Properties, the same company behind the Care Bears and Strawberry Shortcake — in the clip below, which shows what happens when Dan uses a “space mixer” to whip up a quick batch of something tasty. Unfortunately, the machine has other plans…


'Marvel's Avengers Assemble': Jeph Loeb on bringing the super team to the small screen -- EXCLUSIVE CLIP

It’ll be two long years before Marvel’s live-action Avengers reunite at multiplexes around the world. Thankfully, diehard comic fans, casual film-watchers, and everyone in between can get their fill of Iron-Man, Captain America, the Hulk, Thor, Hawkeye, and Black Widow — along with Falcon, a new addition to the team — each week in Marvel’s Avengers Assemble, an animated series that premieres officially on Disney XD Sunday, July 7. (An hour-long sneak peek at the cartoon already aired Sunday, May 26.)

Avengers Assemble replaces The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, a previous series that aired from 2010 to 2012. “I think the best way of saying it is that there is a continuity, but as in publishing — when a new team takes over for a book — it doesn’t necessarily have to work off those storylines that have come before it,” explains executive producer Jeph Loeb, head of Marvel Television.

In tone and feel, though, Assemble has less to do with Earth’s Mightiest Heroes — and more to do with Joss Whedon’s big-screen Avengers, which grossed over $1.5 billion worldwide.  READ FULL STORY

The 'Kickin' It' crew's farm days- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

Forget life on the lam — it’s life on the farm for the Kickin’ It crew.

In a new episode from the third season of the Disney XD comedy starring Leo Howard, the gang witnesses a robbery by the notorious criminal Benny the Blade and agree to testify against him. But after Benny escapes from jail and seeks revenge, the gang enters the witness protection program and is sent to a farm in the middle of nowhere.

Watch the group discuss where they’d like to wind up for witness protection below: READ FULL STORY

'Marvel's Avengers Assemble' on DisneyXD -- EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK

Didn’t get your fill of superheroes with Iron Man 3 this past weekend? You’re in luck — or at least, your kid is.

Disney XD has a special one-hour preview of Marvel’s Avengers Assemble, airing Sunday, May 26 at 11 a.m. ET. The show officially premieres Sunday, July 7 at 11 a.m. ET as part of the “Marvel Universe” block on the channel.

In the first part of the special preview, Captain America is apparently destroyed by Red Skull, so Iron Man re-unites the team to try and avenge his friend and stop Red Skull’s army. In the second part, Red Skull steals Tony Stark’s armor, and the Avengers must galvanize the team to stop him and M.O.D.O.K. from destroying New York City. Marvel’s Avengers Assemble stars Adrian Pasdar (Heroes) as Iron Man, Fred Tatasciore (Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness) reprising his role as Hulk, Roger Craig Smith (Wreck-It Ralph) as Captain America, Travis Willingham (Shelf Life) as Thor, Troy Baker (Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man) as Hawkeye, Laura Bailey (The Super Hero Squad Show) as Black Widow and Bumper Robinson (The Game) as Falcon.

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