THE GHOST AND MOLLY MCGEE Creators Talk About Their Spooky New Disney Animation Ahead Of Next Week's Launch

THE GHOST AND MOLLY MCGEE Creators Talk About Their Spooky New Disney Animation Ahead Of Next Week's Launch

Disney's new spooky animated series The Ghost and Molly Mcgee is set to release in less than a week with a second season already greenlit, the creative team has now weighed in on what the series has to offer.

Thanks to Casper, we all know what happens when a human meets a friendly ghost. However, what happens when a ghost meets a friendly human? 

That is the premise of The Ghost and Molly McGee, Disney's newest animated series. Just in time for Halloween, the show is set to explore a ghost who is haunted by a good-nature human he intends to scare.

Voicing in the series will be Ashly Burch as Molly McGee and Dana Snyder as Scratch, the ghost. Jordan Klepper, Sumalee, Montano, and Michaela Dietz. In Season 1, guest stars Kelsey Grammer, Natasha Rothwell, Greta Gerwig, Yvette Nicole Brown, Jane Lynch, Jenifer Lewis, Danny Trejo, Aparna Nancherla, Pamela Adlon, Patton Oswalt, D’Arcy Carden, Thomas Lennon, Jessica Keenan Wynn, and Sean Giambrone.

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Already receiving a green light for Season 2 before the premiere of The Ghost and Molly Mcgee, Disney has a lot of confidence in the show. So does the creative team, according to a new interview with Comic Book Resources.

Co-creator Bill Motz says, "Well, storytelling is all about opposites, so Scratch is the introvert who doesn't want to have anything to do with anybody. The odd-couple formula lets you know that the other end of that has to be somebody who wants to know everybody and is going to drag him along. That was sort of baked right into the very first notion we had for the show, is this moment in the very episode, you saw it now where he put the curse on Molly and then it goes wrong,

That was the pitch of the show, almost word for word. This ghost makes a very dumb curse on a girl and winds up getting dragged along into her life. What we're really excited about this show is you get to see how Scratch turns, that he sees the curse as a curse initially, but as the season unfolds and progresses, their friendship grows closer and closer, and he becomes charmed by Molly, and they become best friends."

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Meanwhile, Co-Creator Bob Roth added that "She and Scratch actually share the same need. They need to have a real authentic connection with somebody, a friendship. Scratch acts like he doesn't need it. He says, 'I don't need anybody else.' 

Molly does, but because she's moved so much, she has not been able to have a really meaningful, deep connection. And he's resisted one, so together, they kind of fill that need for each other. That was kind of why we had her come from having moved so many times."

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The third member of the creative team behind The Ghost and Molly McGee, Steve Loder, weighed in on balancing the series by saying, "I think it's always about balance, and it's always about making sure you're doing a Disney show -- you're doing something that has the right amount of balance of humor, heart, quirk, and in this case, a couple of gentle scares. But the fun thing about Scratch is he's so pliable, you can do anything to him. He could turn into a big scary ghost and then turn into an adorable little cheeky character a second later.

It was all about trying to find the balance of the character because, ultimately, Scratch is a good guy. Scratch's not really trying to scare or really frighten anyone, he'd rather just kind of sit around and eat pizza and probably watch TV, so it's about finding the balance."

What do you guys think of these comments and images of Disney's newest animated series? Check out the trailer, synopsis, and full release information below and as always, be sure to share your thoughts in the usual spot!


 

Molly, an optimistic tween, who lives to make the world a better place, and a grumpy ghost named Scratch, whose joy comes from spreading misery. When one of Scratch's spells backfires, he finds himself forever cursed in Molly's presence.


The Ghost and Molly McGee episodes 1 and 2 will release on Disney Channel on October 1st and 2nd, respectively, while the first five episodes will be available on Disney+ starting on October 6th.

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