The Disney Channel ordered a new original animated series called “The Curse of Molly McGee.” The buddy comedy follows a tween optimist named Molly McGee and a grumpy ghost named Scratch. The series comes from Emmy Award-winning duo Bill Motz and Bob Roth (LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures) who serve as executive producers with Emmy Award-winner Steve Loter (Kim Possible).
The new show, from Disney Television Animation, centers around Molly, who lives to make the world a better place, and Scratch, whose joy comes from spreading misery. When one of Scratch’s spells backfires, he finds himself forever cursed in Molly’s presence.
The news was announced today by Meredith Roberts, senior vice president, Animation Strategy, Disney Channels.
Roberts said, “Our studio is bustling as we continue to bolster our development slate of projects across multiple platforms. We are delighted to embark on this journey with Bill, Bob and Steve with ‘The Curse of Molly McGee,’ one of many projects we are excited to see come to life for kids and families to enjoy. Along with the numerous projects in development from this group of incredibly talented creators, we are poised to lead Disney’s TV animation legacy of inspired storytelling and beloved characters into the future.”
The new deal is the latest for Disney Television Animation studio, which has secured overall development deals with top animation creators and artists including Bruce Smith (The Proud Family), Jeff Howard (Planes), Kate Kondell (The Pirate Fairy), Stevie Wermers (Prep & Landing), Kevin Deters (Prep & Landing), Howy Parkins (The Lion Guard), Amy Higgins (Star vs. The Forces of Evil), Devin Bunje and Nick Stanton (Prince of Peoria), Noah Z. Jones (Pickle & Peanut), Mike Roth (Regular Show), John Infantino (Star vs. The Forces of Evil), Jeremy Shipp (Kung Fu Panda), Ryan Gillis (Pickle & Peanut), Steve Marmel (The Fairly OddParents), Natasha Kline (Big City Greens) and Sabrina Cotugno (The Owl House).