April is National Poetry Month, and Disney Junior is showing their support by debuting new episodes of their short form series “A Poem Is…”, which features famous actors lending their voices to classic Disney Animation. The actors, each a parent, will help young viewers appreciate the beauty of a poem, reciting works by notables such as Mary Ann Hoberman, Jack Prelustky, Langston Hughes, and May Swenson.
The previously announced narrators in A Poem Is… consists of Jennifer Garner, Laura Linney, Viola Davis, Katie Holmes, Vanessa Williams, Whoopi Goldberg, Kenneth Branagh, and Alfred Molina. Joining them will be the newly announced batch featuring Jessica Alba, Live Schreiber, John Leguizamo, and Owen Wilson.
A Poem Is… aims to foster fond memories of Disney classics for parents while creating new ones for kids. It features poetry set to animation from some of the most beloved Disney classics, such as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, and Sleeping Beauty. The series also features young children talking about what a poem means to them.