A new animated series titled Get Ed from Walt Disney Television Animation is set to join the 2005 lineup on Jetix, the action/adventure programming block airing on Toon Disney and ABC Family. The show will debut in the Fall, along with additional seasons of Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go!, W.I.T.C.H. and Power Rangers.
On order are 26 half-hours of Get Ed, which follows the adventures of a cybersleuth genetically created from an ancient artifact. Ed works at a futuristic messenger service in Progress City, where he foils identity thefts and solves other information-based crimes.
Fall will see the return of Walt Disney Television Animation’s Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go! A second-season pick-up of 13 new episodes will treat fans to more anime-style action as a 13-year-old boy named Chiro leads a scrappy band of high-tech monkey warriors into battle against the forces of Ultimate Evil.
W.I.T.C.H. will also be back for a second season with 26 new episodes. A production of SIP Animation, the half-hour action series is based on Disney Publishing’s comic magazines of the same name. The show combines adventure, magic and comedy as five young heroines try to maintain the natural order of the universe while coping with the daily trials and tribulations of being teenagers.
Meanwhile, the 14th TV incarnation of the popular Power Rangers property is in production under he working title Power Rangers: Mystic Force. The series, set to debut in early 2006 with 32 half-hour episodes, will take place on present-day Earth as five teens descended from an ancient race battle forces of evil with their spell-casting skills.
Premiere dates and the complete 2005-06 season schedule for Jetix on Toon Disney and ABC Family will be announced at a later date.