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Disney to Bow New Animated Series

Disney Channel will take viewers back to the Middle Ages with a new animated series, Disney’s Dave the Barbarian, set to premiere in January 2004.

The 30-minute series, created by Doug Langdale (Disney’s The Weekenders), will be split into two 11-minute cartoons per episode, the network said.

Produced by Walt Disney Television Animation, Barbarian is Disney Channel's second new animated skien announced this season, following on the heels of last month's debut of Lilo & Stitch: The Series.

R. Thomas Umstead
R. Thomas Umstead

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.