TV Club: Star vs. the Forces of Evil: “Star Comes to Earth/Party With a Pony”

Star vs. the Forces of Evil is from the mind of Daron Nefcy, the second woman to run a TV series at Disney TV Animation in seventeen years (the first being Sue Rose, who created Pepper Ann). Disney has been pushing a more varied animation schedule for years now, with action cartoons like Star Wars Rebels, Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H, and Avengers Assemble, comedy-heavies Phineas & Ferb and 7D, and mythology heavy shows like Gravity Falls (and, surprisingly, Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures.) All the studio’s shows are unique and visually different, exhibiting different tones and styles to appeal to a wide berth of audiences. It’s not a coincidence that Disney is basically killing in the ratings among kids, and Star vs. the Forces of Evil looks to spread the channel’s audience further, appealing to a more female audience and (arguably …

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