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Minnie Mouse stars in Minnie’s Bow-Toons on Disney Junior

Minnie Mouse stars in Minnie's Bow-Toons on Disney Junior

This November, Disney Junior will give one of their most famous icons their own show: not Mickey, Goofy, Pluto, or Donald, we’re talking about Minnie Mouse! The new short-form animated series will be called Minnie’s Bow-Toons, and will star both Minnie Mouse and her best friend Daisy Duck, as well as occasional visits from Clarabelle the cow. Minnie will star as hostess, party planner, fashion consultant, tour guide, and more, interacting with the regulars across the Disney universe.

Jake and the Never Land Pirates soundtrack CD and DVD from Disney Junior

Jake and the Never Land Pirates soundtrack CD and DVD from Disney Junior
Jake and the Never Land Pirates soundtrack CD and DVD from Disney Junior

Later this fall, Jake and his band of Pirate friends will have DVDs walking planks in stores, nationwide, as Disney Junior releases Jake and the Never Land Pirates: Yo Ho, Mateys Away! The DVD package includes seven episodes of the series, a 7 track CD sampler with some great pirate tunes (note: this is pirate songs, not pirated songs!) and your very own eye patch, available September 27th! But that’s not all! A week earlier, on September 20th, Walt Disney Records will also release a Jake and the Never Land Pirates album soundtrack, by Loren Hoskins and Kevin Hendrickson of The Never Land Pirate Band. The CD will contain sing-along version of series theme song, a new track from an upcoming episode, and your very own pirate bandana.

Jake and the Never Land Pirates 2nd season plans for Disney Junior

Jake and the Never Land Pirates 2nd season plans for Disney Junior

Disney Junior is just coming off an incredibly successful run on the first season of Jake and the Never Land Pirates. The new series that takes place in the Never Land world made famous by Peter Pan follows Jake and his crew, who live to adventure and challenge the might of Captain Hook and his pal Smee. With all of the new ground the Disney toon broke, they’re not just resting on major accomplishments, but promising big things for the second season, set to kick off in 2012. Sharon Osbourne and Jane Kaczmarek are just two special guest voices, starring as Captain Hook’s mother and Red Jessica, respectively – and they’re not alone! Also be sure to listen for David Arquette, Tori Spelling, Lisa Loeb, Adam West, and Ariel Winter, amongst others.

Guess How Much I Love You, The Adventures of Little Nutbrown Hare on Disney Junior

Guess How Much I Love You, The Adventures of Little Nutbrown Hare

On Sunday, September 4th, Disney Junior will premiere it’s brand new animated series Guess How Much I Love You – The Adventures of Little Nutbrown Hare. Launching in Australia and New Zealand first, with plans to take a world tour in the works, making stops in Germany, Canada, Sweden, and the United States on the Disney Junior Brand. The SLR Productions toon is based on Sam McBratney and Anita Jeram’s book, Guess How Much I Love You, published by Walker Books. To further promote the franchise, Walter Books will simultaneously release Guess How Much I Love You The Pop Up Edition a few weeks later.

Jake and the Never Land Pirates Yo Ho Mateys Away on DVD September 27th

Jake and the Never Land Pirates Yo Ho Mateys Away on DVD September 27th

Fans of Jake and the Never Land Pirates have some Yo Ho-ing to do on September 27th, when Disney brings Jake and the Never Land Pirates Yo Ho Mateys Away home to DVD. Inspired by the classic Peter Pan, Jake and the Never Land Pirates follows Jake, Izzy, and Cubby as they continue the never-ending battle with Captain Hook and his bumbling first mate Mr. Smee. The Disney Junior hit will be packaged in a collection that includes 14 individual episodes, an eye patch, and a music CD featuring seven incredible songs from the series.

Little Wombat heads to TV, from SEVEN24 Films and marblemedia

Little Wombat heads to TV, from SEVEN24 Films and marblemedia

The partnership of SEVEN24 and marblemedia is diligently working to bring Little Wombat to the little screen. The animated adventure will be based on Charles Fuge’s book series of the same name, starring Wombat and his world in the Hollow with friends like Koala, Frog, Mole, and many others. There is not yet a launch date or launch channel known for the series, but it’s likely to be picked up by a network looking to welcome a world of child-like curiosity! Maybe Disney Junior or Nick Jr. could make a nice home…?

Disney Junior set to launch in the UK and Canada

Disney Junior set to launch in the UK and Canada

Since Valentine’s Day, February 14th, Disney Junior has been blasting away through North American cable companies. The new network replaced the original Playhouse Disney, and is the home for new animated programs like Jake and the Never Land Pirates, Tinga Tinga Tales, and Babar and the Adventures of Badou, all of which join some of the original Disney hits, like Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Handy Manny, Little Einsteins, Jungle Junction, Chuggington, Imagination Movers, Special Agent Oso and Timmy Time. Today, May 6th, Canada joins in on the fun, and tomorrow morning, Saturday May 7th, Disney continues its conquest around the world, bringing the hit channel to the UK. Welcome everyone to your new source for cartoons! 🙂

Guru Studio gets the CG toon Justin Time

Guru Studio gets the CG toon Justin Time

Justin Time follows the adventures of Justin and his pals Squidgy and Olive as they travel to the most famous places. Oh, and it doesn’t have to be a famous place right now, they’ll travel through time and visit the greatest places in all of history. With a story-book feel and a fresh, stylized look, the Guru Studio CG series is getting ready to take over a number of different networks around the globe through 2011, including the Family Channel, Disney Junior, Discovery Kids Latin America, YLE, and Hop! in Israel. Check out the trailer montage of Justin Time to get a feel for the toon.

Jake and the Never Land Pirates and Special Agent Oso to Playhouse Disney Tele on Videotron

Jake and the Never Land Pirates and Special Agent Oso to Playhouse Disney Tele on Videotron

Thanks to our friends at Astral, Playhouse Disney Tele is now large and in charge on Videotron – and for free! …at least right now. In May, Playhouse Disney Tele will be transformed into Disney Junior, like many locations around the globe. Regardless of the name, tons of new toons are flocking to the channel, including Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Special Agent Oso, and Jake and the Never Land Pirates, as well as Canadian productions such as Stella and Sam. Check out the full press release for details, then get to watchin’!

Disney Junior launches in February

Disney Junior launches in February

Hoping to tag along in the younger kids market, Disney follows Nickelodeon and their Nick Junior offering with Disney Junior. The concept will begin as a programming block on the Disney Channel this February, before shifting over to become it’s own network later this year or early in 2012. 99 million homes in the US currently TOON into the Disney Channel at least once every year, which offers the House of Mouse a pretty large party starter! Disney Junior will showcase Jake and the Never Land Pirates, Disney Poetry short, Mickey Mousekersize, and Special Agent Oso: Three Healthy Steps.

Disney and ABC Television launch Disney Junior

Disney and ABC Television launch Disney Junior

In an effort to match Nickelodeon’s Noggin channel, Disney and ABC Television are preparing the launch of their latest expansion: Disney Junior. The new channel plans to become a mainstay of cable networks around the country by the year 2012, taking much of the Playhouse Disney channels and relating programming blocks on the Disney Channel and relocating it to Disney Junior. The network aims to air more than 200 new episodes every year of new and existing series, such as Jake and the Never Land Pirates, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Handy Manny, Special Agent Oso, and Imagination Movers, amongst others.

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