The voice of Oso will reach out


Disney Channel has gone into production on a new Playhouse Disney preschool series titled "Special Agent Oso," starring Sean Astin as the voice of Oso, a fuzzy, lovable, bumbling special agent-in-training who enlists the help of viewers at home to complete his missions.

Each episode of the show, tentatively set to premiere in fall 2008, will consist of two 11-minute adventures and original music. A production of Walt Disney Television Animation, "Oso" features a mix of digital cut-out, 3-D, Photoshop and Flash Animation. Ford Riley is creator and executive producer; Jamie Mitchell is director and co-executive producer.