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Monday, October 15, 2012

"Slugterra" Animated Series Combines Sci-fi and Adventure and Super Slugs to Disney XD


"SLUGTERRA," AN ANIMATED SCI-FI ADVENTURE SERIES ABOUT A HEROIC TEEN AND HIS TEAM OF SUPER-POWERED SLUGS, PREMIERES MONDAY OCTOBER 15 ON DISNEY XD

Spine-tingling Halloween-Themed Episodes from Fan-Favorite Shows Featuring Zombies, Skeletons and Werewolves to Premiere

Sarah Hyland ("Modern Family") To Guest Star in Halloween-themed episode of "Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja"

"Slugterra," a sci-fi comedy adventure set in a fantastical underground world, debuts MONDAY, OCTOBER 15 (3:30 p.m., ET/PT), with new episodes premiering Monday through Friday on Disney XD. In addition, Disney XD will celebrate this year's spookiest holiday by unveiling a ghoulish slate of Halloween-themed episodes, during its "Monster-Sized Monday Mayhem" programming event Monday, October 15, beginning at 7:00 p.m., ET/PT. From skeletons coming to life, to fighting off zombies and werewolves, kids, teens and families can enjoy frighteningly fun episodes of fan favorite shows, including "Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja" guest starring Sarah Hyland ("Modern Family") as schoolmate Theresa Fowler, "Pair of Kings," "Kickin' It," "Crash & Bernstein" and "Lab Rats."

Filled with grand battles, cool creatures, and themes of friendship, courage and honor, "Slugterra" follows the heroic journey of teen Eli Shane and his best friends, the Shane Gang, as they fight for justice in the mysterious, high-tech underground world of Slugterra. Eli is determined to follow in his father Will Shane's footsteps, and become Slugterra's greatest slugslinger. In order to master the art of slugslinging, Eli must collect, train and learn the art of dueling with magically powered critters called slugs, who transform into battling creatures. Eli and his team "slug it out" to try and protect the citizens of Slugterra from the evil Dr. Blakk, before he takes over this mystical underground world.

"Slugterra" was created and is executive produced by Asaph Fipke and features the voice talent of Sam Vincent ("Voltron Force") as Eli; Lee Tockar ("George of the Jungle") as Pronto; Shannon Chan-Kent ("My Little Pony") as Trixie; Andrew Francis ("Voltron Force") as Kord; and Mark Oliver ("Shadow Raiders") as Dr. Blakk. The fantastical series is a production of Nerd Corps Entertainment and carries a TV-Y7 parental guideline.

DisneyXD.com has recently launched a new game called "Battle for Slugterra," where players guide Eli Shane through the caverns and tunnels of the underworld as he battles enemies and collects new slugs for his Slug Arsenal. On that same day, DisneyXD.com will also start to roll out original short form "Slugisodes." On Monday, October 15, the series will premiere on WATCH Disney XD simulcast and on Tuesday, October 16, the series will be available on iTunes.

On Saturday, October 20 (11:00 a.m., ET/PT), in celebration of the eerie Halloween holiday, Disney XD will air the Disney Channel Original Movie "Girl Vs. Monster." Leading up to the premiere, on Monday, October 15, DisneyXD.com/Monster will launch the exclusive game "Skylar vs. Deimata." Players' game achievements will be shown on-air during the "Girl Vs. Monster" premiere on Disney XD.

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