Disney wants your sons and grandsons for its new cable channel
Don't worry, Disney isn't recruiting them for some kind of army that will, dare I say it, rule the world. No, the mega-media conglomerate wants them, especially the 'them' that are between the ages of 6-14, to tune into their new cable network. Well, not 'new' in the sense that there's currently a blank space where the network will be. More like 'new' in the sense that they are re-branding one of their current properties.
Beginning in February, Toon Disney will morph into the newly named Disney XD. There won't be any High School Musical or Hannah Montana on this Disney network. Instead, this multi-platform brand will feature both live-action and animated fare that appeals to the mud-eating, snot-blowing, rough-and-tumble crowd of boys, tweens and teens. In addition to current Toon Disney fare like Jetix, there will be a number of new shows on XD as well.
The new offerings include Aaron Stone, about a video gaming teen who is secretly being trained as a super agent; Zeke & Luther, a mockumentary about two skateboarders and their quest to become the best in the world; and Kid Knievel, an animated show about a young boy trying to become the world's greatest daredevil. Now, for those of you girls who fear that they will be turned off by the XD shows, don't worry. Heck, you aren't even welcome to step on XD's door mat (Think of a big 'NO GIRLZ ALLOWED' sign on the door). That's okay, because you still have Disney Channel, which will become Lifetime for the tween crowd and continue to air programs that appeal to the female in everyone.