Disney TV Animation Builds Exec Team And Gets Pickups For 'Gravity Falls', 'Fish Hooks'

Exclusive: The rebuilding of Disney Television Animation, which started in 2008 with the hire of  Nickelodeon veteran Eric Coleman as Svp Original Series, continues. Coleman has assembled his new  executive team, which includes Michael McGahey, Khaki Jones and Jonathan Schneider. Additionally, the division's project Gravity Falls has been picked to series at Disney Channel for a spring 2012 premiere, while freshman Disney Channel series Fish Hooks has been renewed for a second season. Since its September premiere, Fish Hooks, which features 2D animation characters set against photo-real backgrounds, has unseated Disney TV Animation's other hit, Phineas and Ferb, as TV's No.1 animated series among kids 6-14. The series was created by and is co-executive produced by illustrator Noah Z. Jones, developed by Alex Hirsch and executive produced by Maxwell Atoms. Hot up-and-comer Hirsch, a recent Cal Arts graduate, created Gravity Falls, a stylized animated comedy about twin siblings who are thrust into
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