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The print advertisement for the block in its premiere season.

Disney's One Too (stylized as Disney's 1 too) was a children's programming block that aired on Sunday and weekday mornings on UPN. It was a spinoff of Disney's One Saturday Morning, and served as a successor to The Disney Afternoon.

History

In January 1998, UPN began talks with the Walt Disney Company to run a daily two-hour Disney kids block, but the talks with Disney were called off a week later due to a dispute over branding, the block, and deciding how much E/I programming Disney would provide. UPN then began talks with the Viacom-owned Nickelodeon, at which time UPN made a deal with Saban Entertainment to program the block on Sunday mornings.

In March 1998, UPN resumed talks with Disney and in April, UPN made a deal with Disney to air Disney programming on Sunday mornings (8-10 a.m.) and weekday afternoons (3-5 p.m.). The new lineup, a sister block to Disney's One Saturday Morning on ABC, would be called Disney's One Too. Originally announced as "Whomptastic Weekdays" (though changed likely due to it being a word used in the animated series Recess as a substitute for "sucks"), the block debuted on September 6, 1999. The block aired other Disney programs, alongside then-Disney owned DiC Entertainment show Sabrina: The Animated Series.

The Disney's One Too block was also seen in Canada on the kid-oriented specialty channel Family, which at the time had been long associated with The Walt Disney Company, due to its carriage of Disney-produced feature films and television series.

By the 2002-03 television season, due to the conversion of One Saturday Morning to ABC Kids, the One Too block became unbranded and dropped the interstitial shorts; the Disney website referred to the block as Disney's Animation Weekdays. Added to the block this year was Digimon Frontier; part of the package deal when Disney acquired Fox Family Worldwide, Digimon was moved to the UPN block from the now-defunct Fox Kids, and concurrently aired on ABC Family.

Many shows formerly featured on One Too continued in reruns on Toon Disney and the Disney Channel. The block's last airdate was August 29, 2003, leaving UPN as the only major broadcast television network did not air children's programming (with the exception of syndicated E/I blocks like the DIC Kids Network, which aired on some UPN stations).

Approximate lineup by seasons

Date Range 8:00am (Sun)/3:00pm (Mon-Fri) 8:30am (Sun)/3:30pm (Mon-Fri) 9:00am (Sun)/4:00pm (Mon-Fri) 9:30am (Sun)/4:30pm (Mon-Fri)
September 6, 1999–February 4, 2000 Hercules Disney's Doug Sabrina: The Animated Series Recess
February 6, 2000–September 1, 2000 Disney's Doug Sabrina: The Animated Series Pepper Ann Recess
September 3, 2000–August 31, 2001 Pepper Ann Sabrina: The Animated Series Buzz Lightyear of Star Command Recess
September 2, 2001-August 30, 2002 The Weekenders/Sabrina: The Animated Series Recess Buzz Lightyear of Star Command The Legend of Tarzan
September 1, 2002-August 29, 2003 Buzz Lightyear of Star Command Recess Digimon Frontier The Legend of Tarzan
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