Yesterday, Disney Television Animation announced that it has begun production on a new Disney XD series entitled Pickle & Peanut, which will utilize a blend of 2D animation and live-action footage to create a unique look for the show.
Pickle & Peanut is described as “a buddy-comedy series about two unlikely friends – an emotional pickle and a freewheeling peanut…two underdogs who dream up plans to be anything but ordinary.” The pickle will be voiced by Jon Heder and the peanut by Johnny Pemberton.
The show is schedule to premiere on Disney XD in fall 2015. The series was created by Noah Z. Jones and developed by Joel Trussell, both of whom will serve as executive producers on the series. Mark Rivers is the story editor.
Disney TV Animation’s Eric Coleman, senior v-p of original series, commented saying, “We see very few pitches that are as funny and original as Pickle & Peanut. 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.”
Honestly, there isn’t anything appealing about this show to me, but maybe I’m a bit out of the show’s demographic. It seems like it could have been plucked straight out of YouTube, but maybe that’s what Disney is going for.