Do you love comedy? Do you love animation? Then you’ll love Disney XD’s show “Kirby Buckets.”
The show mixes live action with comedy, think “Lizzie McGuire” but with way more animation and fart jokes, and stars Jacob Bertrand, Cade Sutton, MeKai Curtis, Olivia Stuck & Tiffany Espensen. “Kirby Buckets” introduces viewers to the vivid imagination of charismatic 13-year-old Kirby Buckets, who dreams of becoming a famous animator like his idol, Mac MacCallister. With his two best friends, Fish and Eli, by his side, Kirby navigates his eccentric town of Forest Hills where the trio usually find themselves trying to get out of a predicament before Kirby’s sister, Dawn, and her best friend, Belinda, catch them. Along the way, Kirby is joined by his animated characters, each with their own vibrant personality that only he and viewers can see.
In tonight’s premiere episode, “Cars, Buses and Lawnmowers,” Kirby learns about a character design contest featuring the ultimate prize – a chance to meet idol Mac McCallister and debut an animated character on TV. He plans to attend with Fish and Eli, but when they unexpectedly get stranded at school hours before the contest, they devise a plan that accidently places them in the middle of “Clown Town,” an abandoned area of the city where creepy clowns reign. Meanwhile, Dawn realizes Kirby is using an embarrassing drawing of her titled “Dawnzilla” as his submission for the contest, so she and Belinda do everything in their power to stop him.
We recently visited the set of the show to talk to the whole cast about their characters, what it’s like filming for the animation, and what animated guest star they’d love to have.
Check out our interviews below and be sure to tune into “Kirby Buckets” tonight on Disney XD at 8pm.