Disney Television Animation has begun production on Pickle & Peanut, a buddy comedy series about two unlikely friends — an emotional pickle and a freewheeling peanut — voiced by Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite) and Johnny Pemberton (21 Jump Street), respectively.
The animation studio, led by Eric Coleman, senior VP original series, and Lisa Salamone, senior VP production, also received a third season order of the Emmy and Annie Award-winning Mickey Mouse cartoon shorts and a second season order of Craig McCracken’s comedy series Wander Over Yonder.
Scheduled for a fall 2015 premiere on Disney XD, Pickle & Peanut employs an innovative mix of 2-D animation and live-action clips to tell the small town adventures of two underdogs who dream up plans to be anything but ordinary. The series was created by Noah Z. Jones (Fish Hooks) and developed by Joel Trussell (Yo Gabba Gabba!). Both Jones and Trussell serve as executive producers. Mark Rivers (Jimmy Kimmel Live!) is the story editor.