It was 35 years ago this month that the Walt Disney Co. formally opened Disney Television Animation (DTVA).
By 1985, the first output from the studio hit the airwaves with Disney’s Adventures of the Gummi Bears and The Wuzzles airing 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 are seen daily by millions of families 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 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+.