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Disney’s New Princess Sofia Sparks Controversy

It seems like yesterday when Disney’s Princess Tiana (Princess and the Frog) generated lots of debate over the depiction of multicultural characters in animated films and TV shows. ... Continue Reading →
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‘Doc McStuffins’ Is Ratings Champ for 9th Straight Week

Disney Junior’s Doc McStuffins, Jake and the Never Land Pirates and Mickey Mouse Clubhouse have emerged as the top-three preschool cable TV series for Kids 2-5 and moms for the ninth ... Continue Reading →
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Brown Bag Aims New Icehouse Imprint at Older Audience

Irish children’s animation studio Brown Bag Films is launching a new label called Icehouse that will make content for an older audience. “I grew up on a diet of comic books, ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Jr. to Add Nightly Programming Block

Disney Junior plans to launch a nightly block of parent-targeted, kid-friendly short-form programming to air interstitially on the 24-hour channel Disney Junior, beginning Tuesday, ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Junior to Launch on DIRECTV

Disney and DIRECTV have reached an agreement to add Disney Junior—the Mouse House’s 24-hour channel for kids 2-7 and their parents—to its programming lineup starting tomorrow ... Continue Reading →
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Acker Dives into New Animated Feature ‘Deep’

Brown Bag Films’ co-founder Darragh O’Connell announced the launch of a new animated feature called Deep, about a post-apocalyptic undersea adventure, at the Annecy Festival on ... Continue Reading →
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24-Hour Disney Jr. Channel Launches This Friday

Disney Junior, the multiplatform brand aimed at kids age 2-7 and their parents and caregivers, will become a 24-hour channel this Friday (March 23). The new channel (which will be available ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Channels Unveil Toon-Heavy Program Lineup

New animated programs from Craig McCracken, a new Marvel Universe programming block and preschooler series Doc McStuffins are front and center at Disney, which is unveiling this week ... Continue Reading →
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Meet the Toy Whisperer

Disney Junior’s multinational project Doc McStuffins offers young viewers a charming heroine who helps cure stuffed animals. It looks like Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Jake and the Never ... Continue Reading →
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Question for the Week of February 27 2012

Which one of the new animated TV shows are you most excited about? The Last Airbender: Legend of Korra (Nickelodeon) Ultimate Spider-Man (Disney XD) Green Lantern: TAS (Cartoon ... Continue Reading →