Disney Junior has ordered two new animated series, ‘Vampirina,’ executive-produced by ‘Doc McStuffins’ creator Chris Nee, and ‘Puppy Dog Tails,’ created by comedian Harland Williams. Both series have begun production and are slated to premiere in 2017. The channel has also ordered second seasons of its hit animated series ‘The Lion Guard’ and ‘Goldie & Bear.’ The announcement was made today by Nancy Kanter, executive vice president, Original Programming and general manager, Disney Junior Worldwide.
‘Vampirina,’ inspired by Disney Publishing’s popular children’s book series ‘Vampirina Ballerina,’ tells the story of a young vampire girl who faces the joys and trials of being the new kid in town when her family moves from Transylvania to Pennsylvania. Many of the key creative professionals behind Disney Junior’s Peabody Award-winning series ‘Doc McStuffins’ are at the helm, including executive producer Chris Nee and co-executive producer Norton Virgien. Nicky Phelan is directing the series, and the Academy Award-nominated animation studio Brown Bag Films is producing in association with Disney Junior.
‘Puppy Dog Tails,’ created by comedian and actor Harland Williams, centers on two fun-loving pug puppies, Bingo and Rolly, whose thrill-seeking appetites take them on daily adventures around their neighborhood and beyond. Williams also serves as consulting producer with Sean Coyle as executive producer and Dean Batali as story editor. The series is a production of Wild Canary in association with Disney Junior.