The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar will make its debut tonight on the Disney Channel. The Lion Guard is a spin-off television series of the 1994 film, The Lion King. The series will launch tonight as an hour long television film titled, The Lion… Read More »The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar Premiers Tonight!
Mickey Mouse is returning to Disney Junior in a new animated series “Mickey and the Roadster Racers,” a madcap car-racing adventure for preschoolers featuring Disney’s #1 star, Mickey Mouse, and his pals Minnie, Pluto, Goofy, Daisy and Donald. Slated to debut in 2017 on Disney… Read More »Mickey Mouse and pals return in “Mickey And The Roadster Racers” on Disney Junior
For too long and no good reason, the Muppets have been banished from TV. Sure, there was the horrible Disney Channel Teen Stars experiment, but we’re trying to forget that in the hopes our patience will one day be rewarded. It’s too soon to say that time has come, but at least we get new Muppet shorts, or as Disney calls them “Muppet Moments.”
Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear and other beloved Muppets star in Disney Junior’s “Muppet Moments,” a new short-form series of amusing conversations between Muppets and young kids about everyday topics including “apologies,” “favorite foods” and “manners.” The series will debut on Disney Channel with four shorts premiering Friday, April 3 (8:25 a.m., 8:55 a.m., 9:25 a.m. and 9:55 a.m., ET/PT) and a new short airing daily through Friday, May 8. New shorts will continue to rollout throughout 2015.
Nancy Kanter, Executive Vice President, Original Programming and General Manager, Disney Junior Worldwide said, “The Muppets have been a part of nearly every family’s life and we are delighted to bring back fond memories of these iconic characters for parents and create new ones for the youngest members of the family. ‘Muppet Moments’ highlight the Muppets doing what they do best — making kids and families laugh, while showcasing compassion and heart. Our hope is that viewers will come away seeing how funny and special the Muppets really are.”
I like that plan. Introduce the Muppets to a new generation so we all can get to see more of them.
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.
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
The White House and First Lady Michelle Obama recently hosted military families for a private screening of a special Veterans Day episode of Disney’s “Doc McStuffins.” The special episode which continues Disney’s legacy of support for military families through a storyline that explores the emotions… Read More »First Lady Michelle Obama Hosts “Doc McStuffins” Screening for Military Families at The White House
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
Broadway and television stars Megan Hilty, Christian Borle, and Tom Cavanagh lead the voice cast of the animated “Lucky Duck,” the first Disney Junior Original Movie. The story introduces an unflappable rubber ducky with a broken squeaker named Lucky (voiced by Borle) and two kindred… Read More »Disney Junior to Air First Original Movie “Lucky Duck” in June 2014
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