Today In Disney History ~ May 27th
Jack McBrayer (born May 27, 1973) is an American actor and comedian. He gained national exposure for his portrayal of characters in Late Night with Conan O’Brien and as Kenneth Parcell in 30 Rock, for which he was nominated for Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series at the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards. He has voiced characters in Wreck-it Ralph, Phineas and Ferb, and Wander Over Yonder, and currently plays Dr. Ted Goodwin, a recurring character on the ABC sitcom The Middle.
Wreck-It Ralph is a 2012 American 3D computer-animated fantasy-comedy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the 52nd Disney animated feature film. The film was directed by Rich Moore, who has directed episodes of The Simpsons and Futurama, and the screenplay was written by Phil Johnston and Jennifer Lee from a story by Moore, Johnston, and Jim Reardon. John Lasseter served as the executive producer. The film features the voices of John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer, and Jane Lynch. The film tells the story of the eponymous arcade game villain who rebels against his role and dreams of becoming a hero. He travels between games in the arcade and ultimately must eliminate a dire threat that could affect the entire arcade and one that Ralph himself unintentionally started.
Wander Over Yonder is an American animated television series on Disney XD. Created by Craig McCracken, it follows Wander and his best friend and steed Sylvia. Adventurous and optimistic, Wander rides across the galaxy to help persons live freely, against the intentions of Lord Hater to rule the universe. The series is McCracken’s first production for Disney Television Animation; he previously helmed The Powerpuff Girls and Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends for Cartoon Network.
The series was originally aired on Disney Channel on August 16, 2013. New episodes were moved during its first season to Disney XD on March 31, 2014.
On June 23, 2014, Disney renewed the series for a second season. A set of 11 one-minute shorts were aired on the network starting in July 20, 2015, in promotion of the second season, which premiered on August 3, 2015.
On March 5, 2016, Craig McCracken announced that the show will not be returning for a third season and that the second season will be the series’ last. He stated that he had plans to continue producing the show, but Disney declined to order more episodes. The half-hour series finale titled “The End of the Galaxy” aired on June 27, 2016 on Disney XD.