It's pretty cool seeing Disney Junior on the cable guide grid as I'm watching television. At one time, there was only a block of daily programming on the regular Disney Channel, but the demand for more programming, for both children and parents/caregivers, rose quickly. Because of this demand, DISNEY JUNIOR premiered it's 24-HOUR BASIC CABLE AND SATELLITE CHANNEL FOR KIDS AGE 2-7 on March 23, 2012 in the USA. Programs for the channel include "Jake and the Never Land Pirates" (the #1 series among Boys 2-5 for 2011), "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, "Doc McStuffins", a short-form series "A Poem Is..." and a weekend movie block, "Magical World of Disney Junior."
Disney sent me some wonderful goodies to share with the girls. I'll admit, I thought about keeping the cool lunchbox for myself. I decided it's better to give than to receive. Besides, the expression on Iyana's face was priceless. There was no way I could keep all the fun to myself.
"Doc McStuffins" – an animated series about a six-year-old girl who communicates with and heals stuffed animals and toys in her backyard clinic. Under the consultancy of the Hollywood Health & Society division of the USC Annenberg Norman Lear Center, the series will highlight the importance of taking care of oneself and others, while showcasing the hallmarks of great Disney storytelling – fantasy and wish fulfillment. Emmy Award-winning writer/producer Chris Nee ("Little Bill" and "Deadliest Catch: Crab Fishing in Alaska") is the creator and executive producer, and Emmy Award-winning Norton Virgien ("Rugrats") is the director. "Doc McStuffins" is a production of the Dublin, Ireland-based Brown Bag Films (two time Academy Award nominee for "Granny O'Grimm" and "Give Up Yer Aul Sins"). DisneyJunior.com will debut a "Doc McStuffins" supersite featuring an interactive clinic where kids can assist Doc in nurturing toys back to health.
Of course I am excited about the main character's dark skin. It is always great to have diversity in children's programming. They make an impression on them and find it easier to relate when someone on the screen looks similar. I love this aspect of the show.
I also like the other characters and their colorful personalities. The show itself is filled with vivid colors that make it exciting to watch. Take a look at a clip of the show:
Isn't this just the most adorable show you've ever seen? I think so.
Will you be tuning in with your child(ren) to watch the new programming on Disney Junior?
I will...and I am.
Go, go Disney!
About Disney Junior:
Disney Junior reflects the emotional connection generations of consumers have to Disney storytelling and Disney characters, both classic and contemporary. It invites mom and dad to join their child in the Disney experience of magical, musical and heartfelt stories and characters, while incorporating specific learning and development themes designed for kids age 2-7. Disney Junior’s animated and live action series blend Disney’s unparalleled storytelling and characters kids love deeply with learning, including early math, language skills, healthy eating and lifestyles, and social skills. Disney Junior launched in February 2011 with a daily programming block on Disney Channel. In its first year, Disney Junior posted the network's biggest yearly audience in the daypart in Total Viewers, Kids 2-5, Boys 2-5, Girls 2-5 and Women 18-49 and increased by double-digit margins among preschooler demographics over year-ago levels.
Disney sent me a box of goodies (pictured) for the girls to enjoy. There was no compensation for writing this post. The views and opinions are my own.