Disney Jr to get Seven Dwarfs Animated TV Show – The 7D

The 7D

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is certainly the hot fairy tale of the day. Disney Television Animation has just announced a new show that will air on Disney’s pre-school oriented channel – Disney Jr. “The 7D” will provide a comedic take on the world of Seven Dwarfs and is scheduled debut in 2014 on Disney Junior channels and programming blocks around the world.

According to Nancy Kanter, Senior Vice President, Original Programming and General Manager, Disney Junior Worldwide, “Our goal for Disney Junior is to engage kids with stories and characters that represent the very best of Disney storytelling. With ‘The 7D,’ we look to continue Walt Disney’s legacy of reinterpreting classic folk and fairy tales in ways that delight new audiences. We’re excited to re-imagine these familiar characters and put them in a new humorous setting that we think will entertain kids and parents alike.”

The series takes place in the whimsical world of Jollywood, where Queen Delightful relies on the 7D – Happy, Bashful, Sleepy, Sneezy, Dopey, Grumpy and Doc – to keep the kingdom in order. Standing in their way are two laughably evil villains, Grim and Hildy Gloom, who plot to take over the kingdom by stealing the magical jewels in the 7D’s mine. With seven very distinct personalities, the 7D always manage to save the day and send Grim and Hildy running back to their evil lair to try another day.

Talent includes executive producer Emmy Award-winning Tom Ruegger (“Animaniacs”). Alfred Gimeno (“Tiny Toon Adventures”) will direct and Sherri Stoner (“Pinky and the Brain”) is the story editor. The characters are designed by Noah Z. Jones (“Fish Hooks”). This combination makes me very hopeful for the series.

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7 Responses to Disney Jr to get Seven Dwarfs Animated TV Show – The 7D

  1. Rick says:

    A little too much “re-imagining” for my taste. Not liking the character designs at all.

    • Mr. Sig says:

      The dwarfs didn’t have need to be reinvented. Just reintroduced. Look at Winnie the Pooh – he and his friends retained their familiar looks in the most recent media and still appealed to everyone regardless of generation. So who on earth could possibly think it was necessary to tweak the dwarfs’ bodies and change their colors so they look nothing like their original selves? You see Grumpy? His nose isn’t as big as it used to be.

      Well, as long as we have people who were previously involved in family-friendly properties, we might have nothing to worry about…

  2. Kevin Martin King says:

    Like this very much! New title is a fun update (7D) as are the new character designs. The creative team is superstar!

  3. S du says:

    Whike they’re at it , why don’t they just “redesign” Mickey and Donald too! Do not like it. Like my Disney tO be Disney, not new coke!

  4. Laura says:

    I’m thrilled that Disney is bringing classic Disney to the younger generation. Mickey Mouse Club House and Jake and the Neverland Pirates are great examples of updating the classics with out losing their Disney signatures. I’m not feeling these new dwarves. At all. If they take off and become popular, will we be seeing 2 sets of dwarves in the parks??

  5. tymime says:

    If they MUST stylize the Seven Dwarfs, can’t they look a little more like this…?
    http://tymime.deviantart.com/art/Seven-Dee-311783197

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