“Alice’s Wonderland Bakery” is a new animated series for preschoolers and their families inspired by the world of “Alice in Wonderland,” and it premieres February 9, 2022, with a simulcast on both Disney Channel and Disney Junior at 10:30am EST/PST.
An initial batch of episodes will also premiere the same day on on-demand platforms and streaming on Disney+.
Based on the classic 1951 film, the series centers on Alice, the great-granddaughter of the original character, and a budding young baker at the enchanted Wonderland Bakery, where her magical treats help bring a new generation of friends and families together.
Each episode of “Alice’s Wonderland Bakery,” comprised of two 11-minute stories, centers on Alice’s magical recipe adventures with her best pals, who join her in the bakery to whip up whimsical cakes and treats for friends and neighbors with enchanted kitchen tools and ingredients to help them.
The series celebrates the culture and creativity of food, highlights self-expression, and imparts age-appropriate social and emotional lessons about friendship, collaboration, and the importance of community.
The series stars newcomer Libby Rue as the voice of Alice, along with Abigail Estrella as Princess Rosa, the Princess of Hearts and Alice’s most artistic friend; CJ Uy as Hattie, a “mad-hatter” boy and Alice’s silliest friend; Jack Stanton as Fergie the White Rabbit, Alice’s best friend and biggest fan; Secunda Wood as Cookie, the magical cookbook that once belonged to Alice’s great grandmother; and Audrey Wasilewski as Dinah, Alice’s pet cat who is always at her side.
Max Mittelman (“Spider-Man”) recurs as Cheshire Cat, Alice’s mysterious and playful friend and one of the most iconic Wonderland characters.
Guest stars in the series will include Craig Ferguson as Doorknob; Eden Espinosa as Rosa’s mother, The Queen of Hearts; GRAMMY® Award winner Jon Secada (“Just Another Day”) as Rosa’s grandfather, The King of Hearts; Vanessa Bayer and Bobby Moynihan as twins Tweedle Do and Tweedle Don’t; Donald Faison as Harry the March Hare; Rich Sommer as Captain Dodo; Yvette Nicole Brown as Mama Rabbit; Ana Gasteyer as Kiki; Lamorne Morris as Dandy; Matthew Moy as David of Spades; and Lesley Nicol as Iris.
The series also features Broadway stars Ali Stroker (“Oklahoma!”) as Daisy; Melissa van der Schyff (“Bonnie and Clyde”) as Jojo; James Monroe Iglehart (“Aladdin”) as Oliver; Mandy Gonzalez (“Hamilton”) as Mother Rose; Christopher Fitzgerald (“Waitress”) as Thistle; and George Salazar (“Be More Chill”) as Dad Hatter.
Disney Junior has put together this cast featurette to introduce everyone:
Of course it’s not a kid’s show without the companion toy line, and Disney Consumer Products, Games and Publishing will debut a product line by Just Play inspired by the series featuring dolls, role-play products, figures, and more in Fall 2022.
It looks like a cute series for the younger kids, especially budding foodies. Will your family be watching?