Disney Junior will debut the first six episodes of its classic fairytale-inspired Goldie & Bear on its WATCH Disney Junior platforms beginning Saturday, September 12. One new episode will premiere on the WATCH app and website each Monday from September 21 through October 12. The CG-animated series for kids 2-7 will make its broadcast premieres on Disney Channel and Disney Junior in November. The app and DisneyJunior.com will also roll out over 20 micro-games based on the show through the fall.
Set after the famous porridge incident of the fairytale, each episode of Goldie & Bear features two 11-minute stories centered on the unlikely friendship between the little girl and forest carnivore as they seek out fun and adventure along with their storybook-inspired friends and neighbors in Fairy Tale Forest. Whether it’s helping the Big Bad Wolf learn to consider others before blowing down their houses, helping Jack and Jill up the hill or rescuing Humpty Dumpty, Goldie and Bear enjoy their fairytale world filled with real-life situations, humorous mishaps and heartfelt moments.
The series is directed and executive produced by Chris Gilligan (Frankenweenie) and stars Natalie Lander as Goldie and Georgie Kidder as Bear. Recurring guest stars include Lesley Nicol as Fairy Godmother, Isabella Day as wee witch Rosita, Debby Ryan as Thumbelina, and Miles Brown and Marsai Martin as Jack & Jill. Goldie & Bear was developed and is co-executive produced by Jorge Aguirre, with Joe Ansolabehere as story editor and Rob Cantor as songwriter.