- Walt Disney
- Cecilia JohnsonDisney Media Relations
- Catherine LordDisney XD Ratings/Viewership
- Gary MarshPresident and Chief Creative Officer for Disney Channels Worldwide
- Jennifer MinezakiDirector, Communications, Disney XD/DCOM Lead
- Chrissy WooDisney Media Relations
Encourage Disney to approve Wander Over Yonder Season 3
Wander Over Yonder is a show created by Craig McCracken that ran on Disney XD from August 16 2013 – June 27 2016. McCracken and crew had planned for the show to have three seasons but Disney XD unfairly canceled it before its second season had even premiered.
The reason Disney XD gave for canceling the show was that “80 episodes were enough”. They also claimed that the show did better in reruns, but after airing the show’s finale they completely removed the reruns in America. The reruns still air in countries such as the UK and Latin America.
Craig had pitched his ideas for the show’s third season to Disney but they refused to approve it. He and the crew have been dropping small hints on their social media pages for the fans about what that third season was going to entail. The plot seems very promising, many unanswered questions would have been answered and the show would finally be given the chance to wrap up its story and let Craig finish telling it.
Wander Over Yonder has been nominated for few awards and won The Annie Awards for ‘Outstanding Achievement Character Animation in an Animated Television/Broadcast production’ and ‘Outstanding Achievement Character Design in an Animated TV/Broadcast production’ in 2015 and ‘Best Animated TV/Broadcast Production for Children” in 2016.
Due to the show’s optimistic happy-go-lucky style and it has helped a lot of fans suffering from anxiety, depression and other illnesses or just to brighten their day. The show teaches important life lessons for both young and old
The Wander Over Yonder fandom has grown a lot since the cancelation was announced on March 5th 2016 and the fans launched #SaveWOY. Disney pulled the show before even seeing how its second season fared, with most fans saying that it was marginally better than its first. So Disney should reconsider as the show had changed a lot since their decision was made.
The fans don’t want the show to go on forever, they are only asking Disney for one more season, for the fans to enjoy more of Wander’s adventures and to give the show and its crew some closure.
- Walt Disney
- Disney Media Relations
- Disney XD Ratings/Viewership
- President and Chief Creative Officer for Disney Channels Worldwide
- Director, Communications, Disney XD/DCOM Lead
- Disney Media Relations
This petition and email has been made in regards to the cancellation of Wander Over Yonder. All of us fans really want Wander Over Yonder to be renewed for a third season. This petition has actually received 25,500+ signatures in just thee months and the number is still rising. The amount of support from fans of the show has been incredible. It turns out the fanbase is much larger than any of us originally thought. There are fans of all ages all over the world taking part in #SaveWOY, signing petitions, raising awareness and sending letters and emails to you in an attempt to be heard. The #SaveWOY fight has actually attracted a lot more fans to the show.
I appreciate the time you've spent reading this email but please if I could request that you just take a quick look through some of the comments on the petition. A lot of them are very important and heart warming comments about what the show means to the fans and what it has done for them. It turns out that Wander Over Yonder is a big comfort in many people's lives. Helping people to cope with depression, anxiety or even just cheer them up after a bad day. Fans have also said that they have learnt important life lessons from the show such as "It never hurts to help". Parents have been signing on behalf of their children who love the show as they believe it teaches children great morales for life.
We completely understand that all shows must come to an end. We are not trying to keep Wander going forever, none of us want that. We are merely requesting one more season. So that Craig and the crew can wrap up the story like how they wanted and how Phineas and Ferb and Gravity Falls were able to. All of the fans really want some closure from the show, rather than having it end abruptly and prematurely.
We know the decision to cancel this show was made roughly eight months ago so please could you possibly reconsider as so much has changed since then. As I'm sure you know, Wander Over Yonder's fanbase has grown massively ever since the airing of the musical episode "My Fair Hatey" and after the team's win of the "Best Animated Production for Children" Annie award in February 2016. This petition is proof of that. Everyone has said that Wander Over Yonder still has much more to bring to the table in a third season and it's no where near time to retire it.
So please we, the fans are begging you. Please could you at least have a think about everything we have pointed out in this email and possibly reconsider your decision. After all, 25,500+ supporters means 25,000+ people who watch the show and want it to continue. The number is still on the rise and is not letting up, who knows how many we'll even have by this time next week.
Thank you so very much for taking the time out of your very busy schedules to read this. All of us will be eternally grateful for any reconsideration you put into the show's cancellation. After all as Wander would say, "It never hurts to help".
Kind regards and all the best,
The Wander Over Yonder Fans
Gemma Cummins started this petition with a single signature, and now has 42,194 supporters. Start a petition today to change something you care about.