Disney XD is an American cable TV channel in the United States and the broadcaster of Big Hero 6. It has international versions such as Disney XD Canada, Disney XD Malaysia, and more that are owned by the Disney Channels Worldwide unit of Disney-ABC Television Group, part of the Disney Media Networks division of The Walt Disney Company. The channel is aimed primarily at male pre-teens and teenagers 6–15 years of age. It originally broadcasted and distributed Kickin' It.


Disney XD was launched on February 13, 2009, taking over the channel space of Toon Disney. Many of the channel's programs – particularly animated series – previously aired on Toon Disney, mainly as part of the Jetix program block, which debuted in 2004 and ran on Toon Disney until the channel's shutdown. Disney XD carries the same name as an unrelated mini-site and media player on, which stood for Disney Xtreme Digital, though it is said that the "XD" in the channel's name does not have an actual meaning. In mid-2012, Disney created Disney Shows, a YouTube channel that hosts episodes of Disney Channel and Disney XD series and shorts. Disney XD series available include Kick Buttowski, Kickin' It, Pair of Kings, and Zeke and Luther.