Disney XD will premiere its new animated series Kick Buttowski on Saturday, February 13, 2010, at 8:30 AM (Eastern/Pacific). The series follows the adventures of Clarence “Kick” Buttowski, suburban youth determined to become the world’s greatest daredevil. In the run-up to the premiere, kids can visit the Disney XD website (currently featuring Kick Buttowski video clips and a “Loco Launch-o” online game) to submit their own catch phrases for Kick; some of the catch phrases will be selected to appear on-air.
The full press release follows:
DISNEY XD TO PREMIERE “KICK BUTTOWSKI – SUBURBAN DAREDEVIL,”
A NEW ORIGINAL ANIMATED COMEDY SERIES,
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13
— DisneyXD.com Invites Kids to Submit a Catch Phrase for
the Pint-Size Daredevil —
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Disney XD will premiere a new original 2-D animated series “Kick Buttowski – Suburban Daredevil,” a comedy about an extraordinary kid named Kick who is determined to become the world’s greatest daredevil, on SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13 (8:30 a.m. ET/PT). Produced by Disney Television Animation, the series premiere will air between two brand new episodes of the hit animated series “Phineas and Ferb.”
Leading up to the premiere, DisneyXD.com will launch a “Kick Buttowski – Suburban Daredevil” show page featuring action-packed games, activities and videos, including “Loco Launch-o,” a high energy game where users help Kick perform the ultimate daredevil jump. Beginning Saturday, February 13, kids can create their own Kick Buttowski catch phrase by submitting their favorite saying customized with a selection of backgrounds, props, sound effects and graphics; some of the catch phrases may be selected to appear on-air.
“This series embodies the new Disney XD brand. It delivers the perfect mix of action and comedy that our audience wants,” said Eric Coleman, Senior Vice President, Original Series, Disney Television Animation.
Full episode previews will be available free of charge on iTunes beginning Friday, January 29 and via Disney XD VOD beginning Friday, February 5. The series will air regularly on Saturday mornings at 8:30 a.m. ET/PT. Following the linear premiere, episodes will be available on DisneyXD.com
“Kick Buttowski – Suburban Daredevil” follows Clarence “Kick” Buttowski, an extraordinary kid living in the world’s most ordinary town. Determined to become the world’s greatest daredevil, Kick rebels against the mundane and knows that when life throws him an obstacle, his only choice is to jump it. Small in stature but big in heart, Kick makes the most out of his suburban surroundings by devising such stunts as riding down Dead Man’s Drop on an ironing board or racing the school bus with a soda-powered jet pack. If one of his stunts goes awry, Kick responds with his customary “I’m good!” then picks himself up and tries it again. Aided by his loyal sidekick, Gunther, Kick takes on every stunt with unwavering enthusiasm.
The premiere schedule is:
- “Phineas and Ferb” (8:00 a.m.) – In “I Was a Middle Aged Robot,” Candace is determined to win this year’s father-daughter obstacle course but unfortunately, Lawrence finds Agent P’s lair and his memory is accidentally erased by a gadget. Agent P operates a Lawrence robot to fill in during the race as Phineas and Ferb provide commentary from their broadcast blimp. Meanwhile, Dr. Doofenshmirtz invents “eulg,” a solution that works the opposite of glue and takes everything apart. In the second story, “Suddenly Suzy,” Candace panics when she inadvertently agrees to babysit Jeremy’s little sister Suzy but to her surprise, Suzy is docile in the absence of her brother. The two of them bond and Suzy shows Candace how to get Phineas and Ferb to bust themselves. Meanwhile, the boys build a replica of Niagara Falls in their backyard with the intention of riding over the falls in a barrel. Back at Doofenshmirtz Evil Inc., Dr. Doofenshmirtz decides to increase his carbon footprint by inventing a Carbon Footprint-inator.
- “Kick Buttowski – Suburban Daredevil” (8:30 a.m.) – In the series premiere, “Dead Man’s Drop,” after Kick crashes and burns in front of the neighborhood during his latest stunt, he will not let anyone stand in his way on his quest to redeem himself and conquer Dead Man’s Drop. But when his ruthless older brother Brad locks him in his room, Kick turns to his loyal friend Gunther to plan an escape. In “Stumped,” Kick learns that his idol Billy Stumps is in town to perform a spectacular stunt at the Monster Truck Extravaganza with one lucky contest winner. With his trustworthy friend Gunther at his side, Kick will do whatever it takes to win the contest and meet his all-time hero.
- “Phineas and Ferb” (9:00 a.m.) – In “Undercover Carl,” when Carl intercepts blue prints for Phineas and Ferb’s Anti-Gravity Fun Launcher, he mistakenly thinks that they are assisting Dr. Doofenshmirtz with an evil plan so Major Monogram sends him incognito to uncover what the boys are doing. Major Monogram sends Agent P on a wild goose chase to find a missing agent, so Agent P enlists the help of a talk show host to find him. Across town, Dr. Doofenshmirtz also intercepts the boys’ blueprints and decides to make them his own by using it to help him with the parking situation on his street.In “Hip Hip Parade,” Phineas and Ferb decide to spice up the yearly “Tri-State Area Unification Day” parade by rallying all of the neighborhood kids to build their own customized floats. Unfortunately, Buford’s family grudge against the parade causes him to throw the day’s festivities off course. Meanwhile, Candace finds it difficult to enjoy a relaxing mother-daughter day with Mom because of the boys’ antics taking place all around her.
- “Kick Buttowski – Suburban Daredevil” (9:30 a.m.) – In “If Books Could Kill,” Gunther accidently returns Kick’s new book signed by his idol Billy Stumps to the library. When the librarian refuses to return it, Kick challenges her no-return policy and vows to get it back by any extreme means necessary. In, “There will be Nachos,” Brad throws the party of the year while his parents are out of town and does everything in his power to keep Kick out, but Kick is determined to make it into the party and score some of Brad’s famous nachos.
“Kick Buttowski – Suburban Daredevil” stars Charlie Schlatter (“Kim Possible,” “Loonatics Unleashed”) as Clarence “Kick” Buttowski; Matt L. Jones (“Breaking Bad”) as Gunther; Danny Cooksey (“Tiny Toon Adventures,” “Dave the Barbarian”) as Brad; John DiMaggio (“Futurama,” “Chowder”) as Mr. Vickle and Eric Christian Olsen (“Brothers & Sisters”) as Wade.
The series was created by Sandro Corsaro and is executive-produced and directed by Chris Savino. “Kick Buttowski – Suburban Daredevil” is produced by Disney Television Animation. It carries a TV-Y7 parental guideline.
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