How Comic-Con helped create fans for Disney XD's Star vs. The Forces of Evil six months before its first episode airs

October 15, 2014 1:39 PM

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There's a way that things used to work in the television animation universe. First a new show would go on the air. Then viewers would sample a few episodes and decide if they actually liked a program. If that were the case, then the fan base for this new animated series would slowly build over time.

Well, things move a lot faster these days. Take -- for example -- Disney XD 's Star vs. The Forces of Evil. The new animated series doesn't actually go on the air 'til January of next year. But thanks to a canny bit of promotion at Comic-Con this past July, the Mouse finds that it may already have a...

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