‘Jake and the Pirates’, ‘Batman’ Help Mattel’s Bottom Line

Toy giant Mattel reported an overall entertainment product sales drop of 36 percent, but posted a profit of $96.2 million (up from $80.5 million) in the year-ago period. The company ... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Disney Greenlights Third Season of ‘Jake and the Pirates’

Disney Junior has ordered a a third season of its popular animated series Jake and the Never Land Pirates, bringing the episode tally to 100. Produced by Disney Television Animation, ... Continue Reading →

‘Rango’ Rides Home with Top Annie Prize

In what may be a bellwether for Oscar night, Paramount/Nickelodeon’s quirky CG-animated feature Rango won the prize for Best Picture at the Annie Awards this Saturday (Feb.4). The ... Continue Reading →

Disney Junior Announces Launch Date, Line-Up

Disney Junior, a 24-hour basic cable/satellite channel created for kids age 2-7 and their parents and caregivers, will launch Friday, March 23 at midnight in the U.S., it was announced ... Continue Reading →

Peter Pan to Visit ‘Jake and the Pirates’

Peter Pan is set to make his first appearance on Disney Channel’s Jake and the Never Land Pirates in a primetime special Monday, February 13. In the episode Peter Pan Returns the ... Continue Reading →

Disney Upfront Presentation Packed with Animated Programs

Disney unveiled programming plans chock-full of new animated series such as Gravity Falls, Ultimate Spider-Man, Motorcity and 7D at its annual upfront presentation to advertisers Wednesday ... Continue Reading →

Watch Out, Captain Hook!

Disney TV animation’s new preschool show Jake and the Never Land Pirates revisits Peter Pan’s old haunts. More than a century after the first stage performance of J. M. Barrie’s ... Continue Reading →