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 →

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 →

The Dwarfs are Back in Disney Jr.’s ’7D’

Heigh ho, heigh ho, Disney Jr. has started production on a new animated series featuring radically new designed versions of Snow White’s Seven Dwarfs. Slated to premiere in 2014, ... 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 →

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 →

Young Princess Sofia to Debut on Disney Channel

Disney plans to introduce a new young princess named Sofia the First in an upcoming animated movie and series, slated for the fall of 2012 and spring of 2013 on Disney Channel and Disney ... Continue Reading →

‘Oki’s Oasis’ Saddles Up for Disney Jr.

Disney Jr. has started production on the new CG-animated preschool show Oki’s Oasis, which will feature the voice of Mandy Moore. Set to premiere in 2013 on Disney Junior channels ... Continue Reading →

Programming Exec Kanter Adds GM Duties for Disney Junior

Disney Channels Worldwide has rewarded Nancy Kanter with the additional role of general manager of Disney Junior Worldwide, a post that will supplement her job as senior VP of original ... Continue Reading →