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Star vs. the Forces of Evil is an American animated television comedy produced by Disney Television Animation for Disney XD.[1]

The show was created by Daron Nefcy, who served as a storyboard revisionist for Wander Over Yonder. She is the first woman to create an animated series for Disney XD. Dave Wasson serves as director and Jordana Arkin as story editor, while both co-executive produce the series.

The series' sneak preview premiered on January 18, 2015 on Disney Channel before premiering on its original network Disney XD which premiered on March 30, 2015. The series officially premiered on May 29, 2015 on the "Disney XD on Disney Channel" block.


Main article: Star vs. the Forces of Evil episode list

Star Butterfly is a magical princess from the dimension of Mewni. On her fourteenth birthday, she receives the family heirloom wand. However, after she accidentally sets fire to her castle, her parents decide that a safer option is to send her to Earth as a foreign exchange student. She befriends Marco Diaz and lives with his family while attending Echo Creek Academy. Star and Marco must deal with everyday school life while protecting Star's wand from falling into the hands of Ludo, a villain from Mewni who commands an army of monsters. Star and the folks from Mewni are able to travel across dimensions using "Dimensional Scissors" that can open portals.

Cast and characters

Main Characters

  • Star Butterfly (Eden Sher), a magic teenage princess who is sent to Earth to live with the Diaz family by her parents.
  • Marco Diaz (Adam McArthur), the teenage son of the Diaz family. When Star arrives on Earth, she takes him on adventures to fight evil villains.

Supporting Characters


  • Ludo (voiced by Alan Tudyk) - The primary antagonist of the series. Ludo is a short, dark grayish-green monster with a beak-like mouth. He plans to obtain Star's wand so that he can take over the universe.
  • Buff Frog (voiced by Fred Tatasciore) - Buff Frog is a humanoid frog-like creature that is a member of Ludo's army. He acts as Ludo's spy.
  • Tom Lucitor (voiced by Rider Strong) - A three-eyed horned demon who is Star's ex-boyfriend.
  • Toffee (voiced by Michael C. Hall) - An evil efficiency expert who is hired by Ludo and later overthrows him as leader of his army

Comic Books

Main article: Star vs. the Forces of Evil (Joe Books)

Joe Books is releasing an 8-issue comic mini-series called Star vs. the Forces the Evil: Deep Trouble.The series is being written by one of the show's board artists, Zach Marcus, and illustrated by character designer Devin Taylor.


Star vs. the Forces of Evil was very well received with both critics and audiences, with some calling it the best Disney TV animated show since Gravity Falls.  As of April 22, 2017 the show currently holds a 8.1 rating from 3513 users on Many critics have praised the show for its originality, unique art style and memorable characters. The first few episodes of the show were a little criticised for its lack of focus but many agreed that the show got better as it went on.

One of the most discussed and praised elements from show among fans is the relashionship between Star and Marco with many fans considering it the main focus of the show and pairing them romantically in a similar way to how Kim Possible fans paired Kim Possible and Ron Stoppable while the show was airing.



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  • The show was originally under the title name Star and the Forces of Evil.
  • The show was originally scheduled to premiere in the Fall of 2014 before it was pushed back to January 2015.
  • The show was originally going to be a Disney Channel original series, but it was announced in Fall 2014 that the show would be a Disney XD series. However, the series began airing in re-runs on Disney Channel in September 2016. It currently airs on that network as part of the Disney Channel Weekend Mornings programming block.
  • Daron Nefcy's influences for Star vs. the Forces of Evil are primarily Japanese TV shows, such as Sailor Moon, Dragon Ball Z, Magic Knight Rayearth, Revolutionary Girl Utena, and Unico (which features a pink unicorn). Her Japanese influences mainly come from widely intense shows with female leads.[2]
    • Daron Nefcy also based Star Butterfly on Anime heroines she admired.[2]
    • Daron also based the show on her love of indie comics and fantasy novels, such as Scott Pilgrim and the Dungeon series.[3]
  • Originally, Star Butterfly was going to be a fourth grader but the executives wanted the character to be a little bit older. While it was different than what Daron Nefcy wanted, it did allow the show to play around with concepts that fall more in line with the teenage audience of Disney XD.[2]

External links


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StarVTFOE Logo
Star vs. the Forces of EvilStar vs. The Dungeon of EvilCreature CaptureStar and Marco's Guide to Mastering Every DimensionComic Books
Star ButterflyMarco DiazPony HeadLudoKing ButterflyQueen ButterflyGlossaryckFerguson O'durgusonAlfonzo DolittleJackie-Lynn ThomasJanna OrdoniaBrittney WongMr. and Mrs. DiazKing Pony HeadOskar GreasonMiss SkullnickTom LucitorLaser PuppiesCharlie BoothChantelleSabrina BackintoshJeremy BirnbaumJustinBuff FrogBuff Frog's TadpolesAndreaLarsMonster ArmPrincipal SkeevesDojo SenseiLudo's ArmyPixie EmpressPrincess SmooshyToffeeFather TimeHeliosMiss HeinousMina LoveberryEclipsa ButterflyHekapooKellyLove Sentence
Season One: "Star Comes to Earth/Party With a Pony" • "Match Maker/School Spirit" • "Monster Arm/The Other Exchange Student" • "Cheer Up Star/Quest Buy" • "Diaz Family Vacation/Brittney's Party" • "Mewberty/Pixtopia" • "Lobster Claws/Sleep Spells" • "Blood Moon Ball/Fortune Cookies" • "Freeze Day/Royal Pain" • "St. Olga's Reform School for Wayward Princesses" • "Mewnipendance Day/The Banagic Incident" • "Interdimensional Field Trip/Marco Grows a Beard" • "Storm the Castle"

Season Two: "My New Wand!/Ludo in the Wild" • "Mr. Candle Cares/Red Belt" • "Star on Wheels/Fetch" • "Star vs. Echo Creek/Wand to Wand" • "Starstruck/Camping Trip" • "Starsitting/On the Job" • "Goblin Dogs/By the Book" • "Game of Flags/Girls' Day Out" • "Sleepover/Gift of the Card" • "Friendenemies/Is Mystery" • "Hungry Larry/Spider With a Top Hat" • "Into the Wand/Pizza Thing" • "Page Turner/Naysaya" • "Bon Bon the Birthday Clown" • "Raid the Cave/Trickstar" • "Baby/Running with Scissors" • "Mathmagic/The Bounce Lounge" • "Crystal Clear/The Hard Way" • "Heinous/All Belts are Off" • "Collateral Damage/Just Friends" • "Face the Music" • "Starcrushed"

Royal Magic WandDimensional ScissorsMagic Instruction BookWheel of Progress
I'm from Another Dimension Closing ThemeSpace UnicornAwesome FeelingToo Little Too LateWaiting for MeJust FriendsThe Ballad of Star Butterfly
MewniEcho CreekEcho Creek AcademySt. Olga's Reform School for Wayward PrincessesDiaz HouseQuest BuyLudo's CastlePixtopia
See Also

v - e - dDisney Television Animation series
Disney Afternoon Era: 1985–96
The WuzzlesAdventures of the Gummi BearsDuckTalesThe New Adventures of Winnie the PoohChip 'n Dale Rescue RangersTaleSpinDarkwing DuckGoof TroopThe Little MermaidRaw ToonageBonkersMarsupilamiAladdinGargoylesThe Shnookums and Meat Funny Cartoon ShowTimon & PumbaaQuack PackMighty Ducks
One Saturday Morning Era: 1997–2002
DougJungle CubsRecessPepper AnnNightmare Ned101 Dalmatians: The SeriesPB&J OtterHercules: The Animated SeriesMickey Mouse WorksThe WeekendersTeacher's PetBuzz Lightyear of Star CommandHouse of MouseLloyd in SpaceThe Proud FamilyThe Legend of TarzanTeamo Supremo
Disney Channel Era: 2003–06
Kim PossibleFillmore!Lilo & Stitch: The SeriesDave the BarbarianBrandy & Mr. WhiskersAmerican Dragon: Jake LongThe Buzz on MaggieThe Emperor's New SchoolThe Replacements
Disney XD Era: 2007–present
Phineas and FerbKick Buttowski: Suburban DaredevilFish HooksMotorcityTron: UprisingGravity FallsRandy Cunningham: 9th Grade NinjaMickey MouseWander Over YonderThe 7DStar Wars RebelsPenn Zero: Part-Time HeroStar vs. the Forces of EvilPickle and PeanutFuture-Worm!Milo Murphy's Law

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