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A Conversation with “Miles from Tomorrowland” Creator Sascha Paladino

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SASCHA PALADINO

Something magical happens when you combine NASA and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). First of all, you can solve most of your basic word puzzles on Wheel of Fortune, but you also get an educational and entertaining mix of space, science, and, considering this concoction is being mixed on Disney Junior, a healthy dose of that wonderful Disney storytelling. As an added bonus, your kids will love it.

Miles from Tomorrowland is a new Disney Junior series full of non-stop excitement that premiers on Friday, February 6 (check local listings). It stars the voice talents of Olivia Munn (The Newsroom), Tom Kenny (SpongeBob SquarePants), Fiona Bishop (Sofia the First), and Cullen McCarthy (Mr. Peabody & Sherman) as the Callisto family, a tight-knit bunch working for the Tomorrowland Transit Authority, as they travel through space and endless adventure.

I recently had the opportunity to speak with Sascha Paladino, the creator and executive producer of Miles from Tomorrowland, about the show, his inspiration(s), and, as dads are prone to do, our kids. We can’t help it.

MILES, MERC

Whit Honea: First, congratulations on the new show. The title “Miles from Tomorrowland” is quite a clever play on words. I’m a fan of the wordplay.

Sascha Paladino: Thank you. I like to play with words, too, and luckily we get to do that on the show. We make up words. We get to make up planets, aliens, and all of that stuff. It’s a lot fun. Read More »A Conversation with “Miles from Tomorrowland” Creator Sascha Paladino

Disney Junior is a Toy Machine

The three-year-old cable network Disney Junior doesn’t actually attract a lot of viewers, but it does generate a lot of money from toy sales. “Sales of products based on the network’s shows have more than tripled in two years, to an estimated $3 billion in… Read More »Disney Junior is a Toy Machine

Disney Junior – Live on Stage New Show

When they opened Playhouse Disney – Live on Stage at Disney-MGM Studios, they may not have had in mind that it would update every time Disney Channel changed its slate, but if they did, good job. I still miss Bear in the Big Blue House,… Read More »Disney Junior – Live on Stage New Show

Time Warner and Disney Reach Agreement

Your ESPN is safe. Time Warner and Disney has reached an agreement that will keep the Disney owned channels live on the cable system. Additional deals were struck to carry ESPN3.com on broadband and additional video on Demand services.

I can’t think of a single one of these negotiations that wasn’t resolved either before the deadline or shortly there after. Cable and content creators need to sit down with the FCC and members of congress and figure out a new model of content neutrality that still gives cable companies a reasonable profit.

The full press release of the announcement is below the cut:

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