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Disney XD Premieres Animated Sci-Fi Series SLUGTERRA TODAY, 10/15

SLUGTERRA, a sci-fi comedy adventure set in a fantastical underground world, debuts TODAY, OCTOBER 15 (3:30 p.m., ET/PT), with new episodes premiering Monday through Friday on Disney XD. In addition, Disney XD will celebrate this year's spookiest holiday by unveiling a ghoulish slate of Halloween-themed episodes, during its "Monster-Sized Monday Mayhem" programming event Monday, October 15, beginning at 7:00 p.m., ET/PT. From skeletons coming to life, to fighting off zombies and werewolves, kids, teens and families can enjoy frighteningly fun episodes of fan favorite shows, including "Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja" guest starring SARAH HYLANd ("Modern Family") as schoolmate Theresa Fowler, "Pair of Kings," "Kickin' It," "Crash & Bernstein" and "Lab Rats."

Filled with grand battles, cool creatures, and themes of friendship, courage and honor, "Slugterra" follows the heroic journey of teen Eli Shane and his best friends, the Shane Gang, as they fight for justice in the mysterious, high-tech underground world of Slugterra. Eli is determined to follow in his father Will Shane's footsteps, and become Slugterra's greatest slugslinger. In order to master the art of slugslinging, Eli must collect, train and learn the art of dueling with magically powered critters called slugs, who transform into battling creatures. Eli and his team "slug it out" to try and protect the citizens of Slugterra from the evil Dr. Blakk, before he takes over this mystical underground world.

"Slugterra" was created and is executive produced by Asaph Fipke and features the voice talent of Sam Vincent ("Voltron Force") as Eli; Lee Tockar ("George of the Jungle") as Pronto; Shannon Chan-Kent ("My Little Pony") as Trixie; Andrew Francis ("Voltron Force") as Kord; and Mark Oliver ("Shadow Raiders") as Dr. Blakk. The fantastical series is a production of Nerd Corps Entertainment and carries a TV-Y7 parental guideline.

Beginning Monday, October 1, DisneyXD.com will launch a new game called "Battle for Slugterra," where players guide Eli Shane through the caverns and tunnels of the underworld as he battles enemies and collects new slugs for his Slug Arsenal. On that same day, DisneyXD.com will also start to roll out original short form "Slugisodes." On Monday, October 15, the series will premiere on WATCH Disney XD simulcast and on Tuesday, October 16, the series will be available on iTunes.

On Saturday, October 20 (11:00 a.m., ET/PT), in celebration of the eerie Halloween holiday, Disney XD will air the Disney Channel Original Movie "Girl Vs. Monster." Leading up to the premiere, on Monday, October 15, DisneyXD.com/Monster will launch the exclusive game "Skylar vs. Deimata." Players' game achievements will be shown on-air during the "Girl Vs. Monster" premiere on Disney XD.

Following is the schedule (all times ET/PT):

MONDAY, OCTOBER 15:

3:30 p.m. - "Slugterra" premiere

"The World Beneath Our Feet" Part I -Eli Shane is just a regular 15-year-old kid from the suburbs except for one thing - he comes from a long line of "The Shane's," a family that has made the journey from the surface to the underground world to protect Slugterra, and the slugs that make it so special. In the premiere episode, Eli discovers that his father has gone missing and that it's his turn to step up as Slugterra's new hero. He begins to get acclimated with the land and enters his first slugslinging tournament, where his inexperience is put on display for everyone to see, including the nefarious Dr. Blakk.

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