Stanley is an animated series about a 6-year-old boy who learns important lessons from the animals that populate his imagination, and his best friend Dennis, his pet goldfish. Stanley airs daily on The Disney Channel. Check your local listings for times. We hope you all get a chance to see this wonderfully imaginative, educational and funny animated series. Great for kids. . .but adults like it too! It's really fun. Charlie is the voice of the very smart and talented Dennis, the goldfish.
Playhouse Disney Live Show
Charlie and Jessica (the voice of Stanley) were at Disney's California Adventure for the grand opening of the Playhouse Disney show. You can see all of the photos from the event at Playhouse Disney live show
Bringing Dennis to life
A whole page of photos of Charlie bringing the voice of Dennis to life at LA Studios with Paul and Lou Ann, and Kent directing from New York. Taken on 20 March, 2003, for the new season of "Stanley" on The Disney Channel.
Bringing Dennis to life
Please be advised that these are thumbnail photos and take longer to download. To see these photos listed individually, please visit this page LA Studios photos in list
This is the newest Playhouse Disney CD Volume 2 featuring music from all of the Playhouse Disney cartoons with 25 new songs including Charlie as Dennis, singing his song from the first season "Good as Gold" from the "A Boy's Best Friend Is His Fish" episode.
To hear a little bit of the song, in a quicktime movie, click on this link Dennis singing "Good As Gold"
If you do not have quicktime, you can download it for free at Quicktime
10 march, 2003
We have a winner in "It's Our Very First
"Write The Winning Entry and Win Cool Stanley Stuff Contest!!!"
To read about the contest and to read the winning entry, go the the Stanley contest page!
They are here! The newest additions to the Stanley collection, on DVD and VHS.
This is the first Playhouse Disney CD featuring music from all of the Playhouse Disney cartoons, including, "My Man Stanley" and "The Great Big Book of Everything" from, Stanley!
The newest things that I have done for Stanley are interactive CD ROM's for Windows and Macintosh. I narrate as Dennis, the goldfish. They are really fun!
The show is based on the following original Stanley series books and CD ROMs, by Griff. They are for both Macintosh and Windows platforms.
||Tiger Time for Stanley
||Stanley Goes Ape
||Bird-Bonkers for Stanley & Stanley Goes Ape in one book with CD ROMs
||Tiger-Time for Stanley & Shark-Mad Stanley
Charles and Jessica D. Stone who does the voice of "Stanley" did an international print and radio press tour on monday, 16 september, 2002.
These are the publications that participated:
Indonesia - Jakarta Post
Malaysia - New Straits Times
The Philippines - The Manila Bulletin
Singapore - Today Newspaper
Taiwan - The Great News
United Kingdom - What's On TV
United Kingdom - Capital Disney radio station
United Kingdom - Sky Magazine
United Kingdom - Cable Guide
United Kingdom - TV Quick
United Kingdom - TV Choice
United Kingdom - Disney's Big Time
United Kingdom - TV & Satellite Week
United Kingdom - Shout Magazine
United Kingdom - Funday Times
The Daytime EMMY award, 2002
On May 11th, 2002, Charlie won an emmy award for Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program for his portrayal of Dennis the Goldfish on "Stanley." His Emmy was presented to him by Eric Stolz at
the technical portion of the 29th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards at The Century Plaza Hotel.
To see a rough cut quicktime movie of Charlie accepting his award, you can click on this link Charlie accepting his Daytime Emmy Award.
If you do not have quicktime, you can download it for free at Quicktime
The rest of the 29th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards were broadcast on CBS from Madison Square Garden on Friday, May 17 (9-11 p.m., ET).
To read an interview
Charlie did for TV Guide Online2 may, 2002, click on this link tvguideonline interview.
Release 13 may, 2002
BURBANK, Calif.--(ENTERTAINMENT WIRE)--May 13, 2002--Two
learning-based Disney Channel series for preschoolers, "The Book of
Pooh" and "Stanley," were honored over the weekend at the 29th Annual
Daytime Emmy Awards creative arts ceremony. Mitchell Kriegman, Dean
Gordon and Charles Shaughnessy are the recipients of the Emmy Awards.
Both series are part of the popular Playhouse Disney programming block
on Disney Channel.
"We're tremendously proud of the production quality of our
Playhouse Disney block, pleased that our two newest series have been
recognized by the Academy and especially thrilled that in the
competitive category of animated performer, Charles Shaughnessy won
for his portrayal of Stanley's loyal pet -- a fountain of information
for preschoolers," said Rich Ross, President, Entertainment, Disney
Channel. He continued, "Mitchell Kriegman is a major part of the
Playhouse Disney block's success, and we're so pleased that he and
Dean Gordon have been so honored."
Charles Shaughnessy, the voice of Dennis in "Stanley," Disney
Channel's newest animated hit among the preschooler set, won the Emmy
Award for Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program. Shaughnessy
portrays a talking goldfish, a wise problem-solving friend to
six-year-old Stanley Griff. Shaughnessy also stars in the upcoming
Disney Channel Original Movie "Get a Clue" and starred in the
long-running sitcom "The Nanny." "Stanley" is televised daily
(weekdays 7:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m., ET/PT; weekends 10:00 a.m. and
10:30 a.m., ET/PT) during Disney Channel's critically acclaimed
learning-based programming block, Playhouse Disney. Jim Jinkins and
David Campbell are the executive producers. Based upon the "Stanley"
books by Griff, it is A Cartoon Pizza Production in association with
Mitchell Kriegman and Dean Gordon won the Emmy Award for
Outstanding Directing in a Children's Series for Disney Channel's "The
Book of Pooh." It is televised daily (weekdays 8:00 a.m. and 11:00
a.m., ET/PT; weekends 7:00 a.m. and 7:30 a.m., ET/PT) during Disney
Channel's learning-based programming block, Playhouse Disney. This
engaging 21st century interpretation of Pooh adds a new dimension to
the classic characters, melding the 300-year-old art of Japanese
"Bunraku" puppetry with newly developed, computer-generated "virtual
sets." "The Book of Pooh" is produced in association with Shadow
Projects, where Mitchell Kriegman is president. Kriegman, a two-time
Emmy Award winner and esteemed television producer and director, is
the creator/executive producer of both "The Book of Pooh" and Disney
Channel's "Bear in the Big Blue House."
The 29th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards were presented in
44 categories for the creative arts during simultaneous ceremonies in
New York City and Los Angeles.
PBS, ABC Top Winners of Daytime Tech Emmys
Mon May 13,2002
By Susanne Ault
HOLLYWOOD (Variety) -
PBS and ABC topped all networks
Saturday, with each scoring nine creative Daytime Emmy Awards
heading into Friday's 29th annual Daytime Emmycast, airing on
CBS nipped at their heels with eight nods out of a total 44
tech-related trophies presented during simultaneous ceremonies
at Gotham's Marquis Hotel and Los Angeles' Century Plaza Hotel.
Others recognized for tech TV talent in content running
from 2 a.m.-6 p.m. were Showtime (four), American Movie
Classics (two) and the Disney Channel (two). Tying at one
apiece were ABC Family, Comedy Central, the Food Network, HBO,
NBC and the WB. Syndicated shows received six nods.
Boosting PBS was kiddie series "Sesame Street," which with
five awards filled up on the most creative sweets for a daytime
effort. The show took the cake for outstanding achievement in
costume design/styling, directing for a children's series,
music direction/composition, sound mixing-special class and
writing in a children's series.
ABC sudser "All My Children" took four, cleaning up with
nods for outstanding achievement for a drama in the casting,
costume design, music direction/composition and technical
direction/electronic camera categories. Eyes were also on ABC's
"The View" (three) for outstanding achievement in hairstyling,
makeup and live/direct to tape sound mixing.
Also drawing high marks was CBS' "As the World Turns"
(four), which was feted for drama work in art direction/set
direction/scenic design, hairstyling, lighting direction and
And "The Rosie O'Donnell Show" (two) can be assured that it
won't leave empty-handed after it signs off this month.
Also nabbing two each were CBS' "The Young and the
Restless" and Showtime efforts "My Louisiana Sky" and "Off
Performance kudos went to Charles Shaughnessy (Disney
Channel's "Stanley") for outstanding work in an animated
program; Kelsey Keel ("My Louisiana Sky"), outstanding work in
a children's special; and Martha Stewart ("Martha Stewart's
Living"), outstanding service show host.
Individuals earning high-fives in animated categories were
Valery Mihalkov for "Sagwa, the Chinese Siamese Cat"; Chris
Roszak, "Disney's House of Mouse"; Eric Semones, "X-Men:
Evolution"; Michael Bedard, "The Santa Claus Brothers"; and
Chuck Klein, "Disney's Teacher's Pet."
Awards in the remaining 18 Daytime Emmy categories,
primarily for performers and overall programs, will be
Release Tuesday December 18, 2001
Disney Channel Picks Up an Additional Season of Its Two Newest Hit Series "Stanley" and "The Proud Family"
BURBANK, Calif.--(ENTERTAINMENT WIRE)--Dec. 18, 2001--Following a
launch period of solid ratings growth, Disney Channel has ordered
additional episodes of its two newest animated hits -- the engaging,
preschooler-oriented series "Stanley" and the "tween" appealing, NAACP
Image Award-nominated series "The Proud Family," it was announced
today by Disney Channel's Rich Ross, General Manager and Executive
Vice President, Programming and Production.
"Stanley," which premiered in September as part of the Playhouse
Disney programming block, has quickly risen to become Disney Channel's
highest rated series with two to five-year-olds. "The Proud Family,"
which also premiered in September during Disney Channel's hugely
popular interactive on-air and on-line Zoog Disney programming block,
is cable television's highest rated series in the increasingly
lucrative and fast growing "tween" demographic, age 9-14. The series
recently received two NAACP Image Award nominations, including one in
the Outstanding Youth/Children's Series/Special category.
"Kids are responding enthusiastically to "Stanley," a series that
typifies exactly what Playhouse Disney is all about -- providing shows
that are entertaining to preschoolers while at the same time
supporting what parents teach them -- life skills, thinking skills and
traditional academic knowledge," said Ross. He continued, "We're
especially pleased to count `The Proud Family' among our recent
triumphs, it has attracted additional and more diverse viewers to our
burgeoning Zoog Disney programming block as well as more users to our
online community, and we look forward to a long association with this
"Stanley" (airing Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. ET/PT;
Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. ET/PT) is an animated
half-hour series that features educational and interactive elements
that encourage young viewers to explore books and the Internet.
Developed by award winning producers Jim Jinkins and David
Campbell ("Disney's Doug," "Disney's PB&J Otter") and based on
characters from the popular book series Stanley, by Griff (Hyperion
Books for Children), the Disney Channel series follows the adventures
of six-year-old Stanley Griff, an imaginative, creative little boy who
is wild about animals. The voice cast stars Jessica D. Stone; Charles
Shaughnessy; Ari Myers; David Landsberg; Rene Mujica; Hynden Walch;
Shawn Pyfrom; Philece Sampler; Candi Milo; and Khylan Jones. "Stanley"
is A Cartoon Pizza Production in association with Disney Channel.
"The Proud Family" (airing Friday-Sunday, 6:00 p.m., ET/PT &
Friday-Saturday, 7:00 p.m., ET/PT) is from the noted team of
creator/executive producer Bruce Smith ("Tarzan," "Space Jam") and
executive producer Ralph Farquhar ("Moesha," "The Parkers"). The
animated sitcom follows the misadventures of Penny Proud, a
14-year-old African American girl who does her best to navigate
through her pre-teen years. The voice cast stars Kyla Pratt; Tommy
Davidson; Paula Jai Parker; Jo Marie Payton; Karen Malina White;
Orlando Brown; Alisa Reyes; Soleil Moon Frye; Carlos Mencia; Maria
Canals; and Tara Strong. "The Proud Family" is a production of
Jambalaya Studios and Hyperion Studio in association with Disney
Disney Channel, combining original series, movies and specials
with timeless classics, is the first general entertainment television
network designed for kids and families. Currently available in 77
million homes, Disney Channel is a division of ABC Cable Networks
Group, a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company.
31 january, 2002
Keeping in Toon with your kids TV viewing
review by Amanda Rogers
Forth Worth Star-Telegram
6 october, 2001
Stanley is a sweet little guy whose best friend is Dennis, his witty goldfish with an English accent. Stanley loves animals and has a Great Big Book of Everything, from which he can pull out real animals. A goofy dog and cat break into catchy song every time the Great Big Book of Everything comes out. The show has a subtle focus on letters, sizes and animal facts, and features very cute Peanuts-like animation and story lines that are great for preschoolers. Entertaining for parents and for big brothers and sisters, too.
The show is based on the Stanley children's book series written by author/illustrator Andrew "Griff" Griffin and published by Hyperion Books for Children. Executive producers are Jim Jinkins and Davis Campbell, who also produce the Disney animated series "P B J & Otter," "Disney's Doug" and "101 Dalmatians: The Series." Best for ages 3-10. Best reason to watch: The whole family is going to like this one. Possible caveats: Your child is going to want a "Great Big Book of Everything" and they're not sold anywhere. Airs: 7:30 and 10 a.m. weekdays, 10 and 10:30 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Network: The Disney Channel.