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.