Disney Channel made some major announcements today at the Television Critics Association press tour.
They're asking fans to help out on the sequel to their huge hit movie, High School Musical - fans can go online starting Friday to determine elements of the sequel, High School Musical 2. It begins filming in Utah in the spring for an August premiere. At the Web site, they can answer 10 poll questions that will determine such elements as the type of dessert that Zeke bakes for Sharpay and the clever sayings on Chad's T-shirts.
They've ordered up a second season of their animated series, Handy Manny, bringing Wilmer Valderrama back to voice the title character. The Hollywood Reporter also mentions Playhouse Disney is getting new hosts, the puppet monkeys Ooh and Aah, and new graphics starting March 31.
In addition, the fourth season of the animated series, Kim Possible is set to debut with a two-hour marathon from 8-10 p.m. February 10th. Also, Johnny Kapahala: Back on Board, the sequel to the movie, Johnny Tsunami is going into production this month in Auckland, New Zealand.