Sometimes I think that what Disney really wants, is to stop doing tv animation altogether. Kick Buttowski has been cancelled. Motorcity has been cancelled (not that I liked it much, but still). Craig McCrackens Wander Over Yonder is postponed. Gravity Falls is on hiatus, possibly until over Christmas, and Disney seems to have some difficulty acknowledging that show's massive popularity.
And yet, an all-new animated Disney series has slipped under my radar this autumn: Disney XD's Randy Cunningham 9th Grade Ninja. Yes, the title is trying to tell you way too much (his name, his age, and what makes him special), and it's a typical high concept: Junior high school student has been chosen to be the ninja protector of American everytown Norrisville, and with the aid of his funny, fat best friend and confidant, he fights an evil trio made up by a demonic wizard, a power-hungry billionaire and an evil scientist. It's a cliché storm, but it succeeds by being ever tounge-in-cheek.