The most majestic menagerie in all the land returns this week as season 2 of Whisker Haven Tales with the Palace Pets premieres March 16 on the Disney Junior app, following a special Easter-themed episode that launched last Wednesday, March 9. Having first debuted in books from Disney Publishing, the Palace Pets’ animated series totted up over 204 million views across all platforms in 2015.
Season 2 will include 10 three-minute episodes and three seasonal specials (Easter, Halloween and Winter Holidays), all carrying on the show’s themes of adventure, friendship and humor and celebrating the “Royal heart of friendship” at the center of each story. The sophomore season will also introduce many more royal pets, including Aurora’s pet fox Nuzzles, Belle’s puppy Teacup and Jasmine’s elephant Taj among other “critterzens” — even a sloth.
In season 2 episode 1, “Pets on the Hunt,” viewers will join the pets on a scavenger hunt around the village of Whisker Haven as they work together to parse confusing clues. New episodes will premiere on the Disney Junior app every Wednesday through April 13, with more rolling out later in the year. The episodes will also air on Disney Channel and Disney Junior starting Wednesday, March 23 with the Easter special “Hearts, Hooves, Eggs!”
In addition to the books and series, the brand is supported by the Palace Pets in Whisker Haven app (downloaded over 1.1 million times) and a soon to be released LEGO royal castle playset, featuring Windflower and Dreamy, and Pumpkin’s Carriage with Cinderella’s puppy, Pumpkin. Additional figures and a season 2 episode-specific playsets are in the works.