From The Creator of Phineas & Ferb Comes An All New Disney Channel Series Hamster & Gretel
* Series premieres FRIDAY, AUGUST 12, at 9:35 p.m. EDT on Disney Channel and 10 pm EDT on Disney XD.
By: Nicole, Sponsored Content
[Glendale, CA] — Livi started school yesterday, I know so early right?! She had a great first day and we had a special treat in the afternoon. We got to head to Disney Animation Studios, in Glendale, CA, for a sneak peek of Disney Channel's newest show, Hamster and Gretel. Inspired by Emmy-winning creator/executive producer Dan Povenmire’s relationship with his sister.
The series follows siblings Gretel Grant-Gomez and her overprotective older brother Kevin, and Gretel's pet hamster named Hamster. The series premieres with the episode, “Empower Failure." On their birthdays after Kevin gets his driver's license, the siblings are visited by space aliens whose UFO bestows them superpowers. However, Kevin's powers accidentally go into Hamster instead, and they form the duo of "Hamster & Gretel". Now Kevin must figure out how to work with both Gretel and Hamster to protect their city from mysterious dangers. Produced by Disney Television Animation, the new music-filled series, premieres FRIDAY, AUGUST 12, 2022 on Disney Channel.
At the event we got to meet Dan Povenmire and have a private drawing tutorial of Gretel, from Dan. Gerry, my husband, almost switched careers and became an animator for Disney, LOL!
We also got to meet Meli Povenmire, the coolest soon to be high schooler, who voices Gretel! The series also includes Michael Cimino ("Love, Victor") as Gretel's older brother, Kevin; Beck Bennett ("SNL") as Gretel's pet hamster, Hamster; Joey King ("Kissing Booth") as her tech-savvy cousin, Fred; Matt Jones ("Bob Hearts Abishola") as the siblings' easygoing father, Dave; and Carolina Ravassa ("Maya and the Three") as their charismatic mother, Carolina.
Recurring characters are Priah Ferguson ("Stranger Things") as Gretel’s best friend, Bailey; Liza Koshy ("Liza on Demand") as news reporter Veronica Hill; Alyson Stoner ("Phineas and Ferb") and Brock Powell ("Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Candace Against the Universe") as the evil sibling duo Lauren and Lyle ak.a The Destructress and FistPuncher, respectively; and viral rap sensation Akintoye as Kevin’s confident buddy, Anthony. Guest stars are Jenny Lorenzo ("Victor and Valentino") as Carolina’s mother, Abuelita; legendary Latin pop star Karina La Voz as the tear-jerking La Cebolla; YouTube star Thomas Sanders ("Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Candace Against the Universe") as frat guy horse-man Neighslayer; TikTok star Casey Hamilton (@MrHamilton) as Gretel’s mild-mannered substitute teacher, Mr. Chabner; and Adam Rose ("Merry Happy Whatever") as evil jingle writer The Earworm.
After the screening we had a Q&A session led by media personality, Kristin Cruz. Livi even asked a question! She asked Dan and Meli who their favorite character was. Meli answered, "besides me?," because she plays Gretel! They were both so kind, down to earth, and friendly! Dan even told us that he found a songwriter for the show on Tik Tok. Check out Livi asking her question in the clip below!
We all had an amazing afternoon and loved the show! Gerry and I both thought this was one of the funniest cartoons we have seen in a long time, we cracked up along with our daughter, Livi, and genuinely enjoyed it. Hamster and Gretel was heart-warming, funny, and an all around a feel good show. It is always nice to have a show that the whole family can enjoy together!
The Series premieres FRIDAY, AUGUST 12, at 9:35 p.m. EDT on Disney Channel and 10 pm EDT on Disney XD.
We are so thankful for the opportunity to preview this show. You don't want to miss Hamster and Gretel on the Disney Channel! Be sure to tell us what you think after you check it out!