Feld Entertainment, producer of Disney on Ice and other live touring staged productions featuring your favorite Disney characters, will be launching a new touring show, ‘Disney Junior Live on Tour! Pirate and Princess Adventure’ featuring characters from some of Disney Junior’s hottest stars.
According to the production’s description, now available at DisneyJuniorLiveOnTour.com, the show invites audiences to get swept up in the excitement as Sofia and her family prepare for a royal celebration that helps us all learn the true meaning of being a princess with a special appearance from Cinderella. Then it’s off to Never Land where Jake and his swashbuckling friends Izzy and Cubby, with a little help from Peter Pan, battle Captain Hook to unlock treasure hidden inside a mysterious volcano. It’s danger and dueling on the high seas as Jake discovers what it takes to be a true hero. In addition, beginning ten minutes before each show, audiences will join Doc McStuffins for a special pre-show in which audiences will Doc take care of one of her beloved toys with her own special brand of love and magic.
According to the touring schedule posted on the website, the tour will kick off on July 26, 2013 at the Johnny Mercer Theatre in Savannah, Georgia. Existing listings for the show on Ticketmaster list May 14 as the pre-sale start date for most shows.
The current list of cities listed on the website are as follows:
|Fri 7/26/2013||Savannah, GA||Johnny Mercer Theatre at Savannah Civic Center|
|Sun 7/28/2013||Fayetteville, NC||Crown Theatre|
|Fri 8/2/2013||Florence, SC||Florence Civic Center|
|Sat 8/3/2013||Greensboro, NC||War Memorial Auditorium|
|Sun 8/4/2013||Johnson City, TN||Freedom Hall|
|Fri 8/9/2013||Richmond, VA||Richmond Coliseum|
|Sat 8/10/2013||Charlottesville, VA||John Paul Jones Arena|
|Sun 8/11/2013||Salisbury, MD||Wicomico Youth and Civic Center|
|Fri 8/16/2013||Durham, NC||Durham Performing Arts Center|
|Sat 8/17/2013||Charleston, WV||Municipal Auditorium|
|Sun 8/18/2013||Wheeling, WV||WesBanco Arena|
|Fri 8/23/2013||Erie, PA||Warner Theatre|
|Sat 8/24/2013||Elmira, NY||First Arena|
|Sun 8/25/2013 – Mon 8/26/2013||Binghamton, NY||Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena|
|Thu 9/5/2013||Yakima, WA||Yakima Valley Sundome|
|Sat 9/7/2013||Salt Lake City, UT||EnergySolutions Arena|
|Sun 9/8/2013||Boise, ID||Taco Bell Arena|
|Fri 9/13/2013||San Diego, CA||Valley View Casino Center|
|Sat 9/14/2013||Fresno, CA||William Saroyan Theatre at Fresno Convention Center|
|Sun 9/15/2013||Stockton, CA||Stockton Arena|
|Sat 9/21/2013 – Sun 9/22/2013||Long Beach, CA||Terrace Theater|
|Fri 9/27/2013 – Sun 9/29/2013||Hollywood, CA||Dolby Theatre|
|Fri 10/4/2013 – Sun 10/6/2013||Las Vegas, NV||Orleans Arena|
|Wed 10/9/2013||Rio Rancho, NM||Santa Ana Star Center|
|Fri 10/11/2013 – Sat 10/12/2013||Phoenix, AZ||US Airways Center|
|Fri 10/18/2013||Moline, IL||i wireless Center|
|Sat 10/19/2013||Cedar Rapids, IA||U.S. Cellular Center|
|Sun 10/20/2013||St. Paul, MN||Xcel Energy Center|
|Mon 10/21/2013||Grand Forks, ND||Ralph Engelstad Arena|
|Fri 10/25/2013||Fort Wayne, IN||Expo Center at the Memorial Coliseum|
|Sat 10/26/2013||Youngstown, OH||Covelli Centre|
|Sun 10/27/2013||Columbus, OH||Value City Arena at the Jerome Schottenstein Center|
|Fri 11/1/2013||Auburn Hills, MI||Palace of Auburn Hills|
|Sat 11/2/2013||Saginaw, MI||The Theater at the Dow Event Center|
|Sun 11/3/2013||Indianapolis, IN||Bankers Life Fieldhouse|
|Fri 11/8/2013||Reading, PA||Sovereign Center|
|Sat 11/9/2013||Hershey, PA||Hershey Theatre|
|Sun 11/10/2013||Wilkes Barre, PA||Mohegan Arena at Casey Plaza|
|Fri 11/15/2013||Worcester, MA||The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts|
|Sat 11/16/2013||Lowell, MA||Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell|
|Sun 11/17/2013||Syracuse, NY||The Oncenter War Memorial Arena|
|Fri 11/22/2013||Hartford, CT||XL Center|
|Sat 1/23/2013 – Sun 11/24/2013||Providence, RI||Veterans Memorial Auditorium|
|Fri 11/29/2013 – Sat 11/30/2013||New Brunswick, NJ||State Theatre|
|Sun 12/1/2013||Trenton, NJ||Sun National Bank Center|
|Fri 12/6/2013 – Sat 12/7/2013||Baltimore, MD||Lyric Opera House|
|Sun 12/8/2013||Norfolk, VA||Constant Convocation Center|
|Wed 12/11/2013||Baton Rouge, LA||Theatre for the Performing Arts|
|Thu 12/12/2013 – Fri 12/13/2013||New Orleans, LA||Lakefront Arena|
|Sun 12/15/2013||Atlanta, GA||Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre|
|Thu 12/19/2013||Lafayette, LA||The Cajundome|
|Fri 12/20/2013||Houma, LA||Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center|
|Sun 12/22/2013||Austin, TX||Frank Erwin Center|
|Mon 12/23/2013||Laredo, TX||Laredo Energy Arena|
|Thu 12/26/2013||Hidalgo, TX||State Farm Arena|
|Fri 12/27/2013 – Sat 12/28/2013||Houston, TX||Reliant Arena|
|Sun 12/29/2013||Grand Prairie, TX||Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie|
|Mon 12/30/2013||Allen, TX||Allen Event Center|
|Fri 1/3/2014 – Sat 1/4/2014||San Jose, CA||San Jose Civic Auditorium|
|Sun 1/5/2014||Oakland, CA
|Sat 2/8/2014||St. Louis, MO||Chaifetz Arena|
|Sun 2/9/2014||Des Moines, IA||Wells Fargo Arena|
|Fri 3/14/2014 – Sun 3/16/2014||Rosemont, IL||Rosemont Theatre|
|Thu 4/3/2014 – Fri 4/4/2014||Uniondale, NY||Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum|
|Sat 4/5/2014 – Sun 4/6/2014||East Rutherford, NJ||IZOD Center|
|Thu 4/10/2014 – Sun 4/13/2014||White Plains, NY||Westchester County Center|
|Thu 4/17/2014 – Sun 4/27/2014||New York City, NY||The Theater at Madison Square Garden|
Categories: Theatre Tags: Animation, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney Junior Live on Tour, Disney Live, Disney Live on Tour, Disney on Ice, Doc McStuffins, Feld Entertainment, Jake and the Never Land Pirates, Jake and the Neverland Pirates, Sophia the First, television, Theater, Theatre, Theatrical
The animated series starring Disney’s first little girl princess, “Sofia the First,” the reigning cable TV series among Kids 2-5, Girls 2-5 and Boys 2-5, has been ordered for a second season on Disney Junior, the daily programming block for preschoolers and parents on Disney Channel, as well as the burgeoning 24-hour channel, Disney Junior. The announcement was made today by Nancy Kanter, Senior Vice President, Original Programming and General Manager, Disney Junior Worldwide. In addition to its regal standing with the youngest viewers, “Sofia the First” is also the #1 preschooler cable TV series in Total Viewers and Women 18-49, a key indicator of parental approval.
“Sofia the First” stories show young viewers just what makes a real princess — the inner character of kindness, generosity, loyalty, honesty and grace. Viewers follow as Princess Sofia, an ordinary little girl, learns how to adjust to royal life after her mom marries the king.
Kanter said, “We are so proud of the strong connection our young viewers and their parents have forged with Sofia. While she and her family live in a magical make-believe world, the storytelling and relatable everyday themes have struck a chord with our audience and has created demand not only for more stories, but to extend the ‘Sofia the First’ experience beyond the screen.”
Extensions of the hit series include the illustrated storybook Sofia the First from Disney Press, and the record-breaking TV movie “Sofia the First: Once Upon a Princess” which will be released on DVD by The Walt Disney Studios today. The “Sofia the First: Story Theater” app has held the #1 spot in the iPad and iPhone Books category five of the seven weeks it has been in the marketplace, and the “Sofia the First” soundtrack from Walt Disney Records is #1 on iTunes Top 10 Children’s Albums chart and #2 on the Billboard’s Kid Albums chart. An exclusive “Sofia the First” product line is in Disney Stores and a full “Sofia the First” line including apparel and toys will launch at major retailers nationwide this summer.
“Sofia the First” is also now a prominent part of the popular “Disney Junior Live on Stage!” attraction at Disney’ Hollywood Studios in Florida and will be added to the attraction at Disney California Adventure later this month. The Sofia character is scheduled to make her Disney Parks debut this summer.
The TV series airs daily during the Disney Junior programming block on Disney Channel and on the 24-hour Disney Junior channel. The series stars the voices of Ariel Winter as Sofia, the young princess in training; Sara Ramirez as Queen Miranda, Sofia’s loyal and caring mother; Wayne Brady as Clover, Sofia’s wise-talking rabbit sidekick, and Tim Gunn as Baileywick, the castle’s royal steward. Craig Gerber (“Pixie Hollow Games”) developed the series and serves as executive producer and story editor. Jamie Mitchell (“Special Agent Oso”) is executive producer and director. John Kavanaugh (“Winnie the Pooh: Springtime with Roo”) serves as songwriter/music director and Kevin Kliesch (“Tangled Ever After”) is the composer. “Sofia the First” is a production of Disney Television Animation.
* Source: NTI, U.S. ratings, most current
If you’ve seen at least three advertisements on children’s television lately, you’ve no doubt seen the one for CuddleUppets by Jay@Play. For the uninitiated, CuddleUppets are precisely what the earworm of the jingle says — blankets with puppets. Children can wrap themselves up with the cuddly blanket portion of the CuddleUppets while manipulating the puppet portion with one hand. For your convenience, we’ve embedded the commercial below — you’re welcome!
Beginning this spring, Jay@Play will be releasing an entirely new line of CuddleUppets featuring popular characters from across the Disney brand. Pictured above are Lambie and Hallie from the popular Disney Junior show ‘Doc McStuffins,’ along with Agent P from Disney XD’s ‘Phineas and Ferb.’ Additional characters waiting to hit the shelves include Sulley from Disney/Pixar’s Monsters Inc. and Monsters University, Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Winnie the Pooh and Tigger. Also included in the bunch are Marvel’s Spider-Man and the Incredible Hulk from Disney XD’s ‘Ultimate Spider-Man’ and ‘Avengers Assemble,’ respectfully. While both the Marvel CuddleUppets allow children to manipulate the head, the mouths do not open as they do on other entries in the line.
The Disney CuddleUppets should be hitting the shelves in May and June at most major retailers such as Walmart, Target and Amazon. In addition to CuddleUppets, Jay@Play informs us that they will be producing Disney branded Shamzee pillow cases and that it’s likely the Disney characters will be incorporated into their entire line over time.
Note that packaging featured here is for positioning only (FPO), is not final and thus is subject to change.
Beginning February 1, 2013, Disney Channel and Disney Junior will begin running interstitials titled ‘We Are Doc McStuffins’ in celebration of black history month. The campaign is inspired by and features Dr. Myiesha Taylor, Dr. Aletha Maybank and Dr. Naeemah Ghafur, who created the ‘We Are Doc McStuffins’ movement to celebrate women of color who are doctors, meant to inspire youth.
In support of the Disney Junior series, Dr. Taylor collected pictures of 131 African-American women physicians and sent them in a collage to Disney. Taylor also founded the Artemis Medical Society to provide mentoring, networking opportunities and advocacy for women doctors.
The interstitials will begin airing on Disney Channel and Disney Junior on Friday, February 1 at 10:25 am ET/PT and 4:25 pm ET/PT respectively.
After the successful debut of the Disney Channel Original Movie, Sofia the First: Once Upon A Princess (available on DVD March 5, 2013), the new series debuts tomorrow morning on Disney Channel.
For the first episode, titled ‘Just One of the Princes,’ Sofia strives to become the first princess to earn a spot on her school’s flying derby team and although paired with the overly-anxious horse Minimus (voiced by ‘Modern Family’s Eric Stonestreet), she learns to believe in herself and proves that a princess can do anything she sets her mind to.
Disney Junior has provided us with stills (including an behind-the-scenes image of Eric Stonestreet recording) from the episode as well as a couple of clips, embedded below.
This episode of Disney Junior’s ‘Sofia The First’ debuts Friday, January 11 at 9:30 am ET/PT on Disney Channel and will re-air on Disney Junior at 5:30 pm ET/PT.
Images and clips © and courtesy Disney Junior. All Rights Reserved.
Today, Disney Store Disney Store launched a new line of “Sofia the First” product in celebration of the highly-anticipated debut of the animated children’s series “Sofia the First,” on January 11th, on Disney Channel (9:30-10:00 a.m., ET/PT) and Disney Junior (5:30-6:00 p.m., ET/PT). Available exclusively at Disney Store and DisneyStore.com, the product line features an assortment of items inspired by the series, including Sofia’s iconic amulet necklace and tiara, costume, accessories, “Sofia the First” picture book and more.
The November 18 premiere of Disney Junior’s animated television movie “Sofia the First: Once Upon a Princess” introduced a record number of viewers to Disney’s first little girl princess, Sofia the First, delivering a crowning glory of 8.2 million Total Viewers on Disney Channel, handily becoming the #1 cable TV telecast of all time among Kids 2-5 (2.9 million/18.2 rating) and Girls 2-5 (2.1 million/27.2 rating) and 1 preschool cable TV telecast of all time in Total Viewers and Women 18-49 (1.7 million/2.6 rating). A family viewing event, the movie also delivered with older kids and adults, attracting more than 5.0 million Kids 2-11 and more than 2.4 million Adults 18-49.
Enchanting product highlights include:
- Sofia the First Costume – Complete with ruffles, bows and all the same beautiful details as Sofia’s gown in the TV series “Sofia the First,” this costume will have little girls enjoying hours of dress-up time all year long. Size run- 18-24 mos, 2/3, 4, 5/6 ($39.50)
- Sofia the First Light-Up Amulet of Avalor Necklace – A beautiful purple amulet necklace that lights up, just like Sofia’s! ($9.50)
- Sofia the First Tiara – Little girls can feel like a true princess-in-training with this beautifully embellished tiara. This Sofia-inspired crown matches perfectly with the Sofia the First costume for girls. ($14.50)
- Sofia the First Book and CD- The story of a young girl whose life changes when her mom marries the King is told in this enchanting Sofia the First picture book which includes a CD with three exclusive songs! ($17.99)
- Sofia Plush Doll – Royally huggable, this soft Sofia plush doll is the perfect companion for any little princess. Complete with her signature purple dress and tiara, this doll is ready for fun–from play time through bed time. ($19.50)
- Sofia’s Friends Mini-Bean Plush Toys- Sofia’s best animal friends are more huggable than ever, with our Sofia the First mini-bean plush collection. Features: Clover, Blue Bird, Whatnaught and Robin. ($8.50 each)
Also, in celebration of the product line launch, Disney Store will be offering a “Sofia the First – My Royal Family Crest” activity to surprise, delight and engage guests from Monday, January 7th, through Sunday, January 20th, or while supplies last. The Family Crest activity sheet, along with other activities and games, can be viewed and downloaded on Disney.com.
For the entire Sofia assortment, guests can visit the Sofia the First online boutique at DisneyStore.com or visit their local Disney Store.
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has now confirmed our initial report about an as-of-yet unannounced special musical episode of ‘Mickey Mouse Clubhouse’ titled ‘Minnie’s the Wizard of Dizz.’ Also confirmed — as clearly depicted in the DVD art pictured here — is that it will be an MMC take on the classic L. Frank Baum story, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
After being swept up in a big wind, Minnie and Pluto end up in the silly but spectacular land of Dizz. It’s an amazing place with rainbow trees, butterfly bows, and friendly ‘Chipmunchkins,’ but what Minnie wants most is to get home. Together, Minnie and her new friends Scarecrow Goofy, Mickey the Tin Mouse, and Donald the Lion set off to ask the wonderful Wizard of the Pink Crystal City to make their dreams come true. But look out! Sneaky Witch Pete wants Minnie’s magical, sparkly pink shoes, and he’s got a few tricks up his sleeve.
Included on the DVD along with the special episode are two other ‘Mickey Mouse Clubhouse’ episodes, ‘The Golden Boo-Boo’ and ‘Goofy’s Gone,’ as well as ten episodes of the short form series, ‘Minnie’s Bow Toons.’ In addition, the DVD will include a free download of the Minnie Bow Maker digital book app.
‘Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Minnie’s the Wizard of Dizz‘ will be available to own on DVD on February 5, 2013. It’s expected to air on Disney Channel and Disney Junior prior to that, but the date is unknown at this time.
Living Social has introduced a new deal which allows customers to subscribe to one of many popular Disney-branded magazines for just $15/year, representing a 50% savings of the regular $30 subscription fee.
Each subscription will yield you eight issues of your choice of the following Disney magazine titles: Disney Junior Magazine, Disney/Pixar Cars Magazine, Disney Princess Magazine, Disney Fairies Magazine or Disney Phineas and Ferb Magazine. Each themed mag includes engaging content such as playful activities, games, coloring pages, puzzles, cut-outs or posters, and more. Each colorful page is designed to encourage your child to read — and to inspire family togetherness.
This is a time-limited deal and will only be available for the next two weeks. For more information or to purchase a subscription, visit the Living Social deal page.
To all the subjects of the Tri-Kingdom area, let it be it known that Disney Junior’s ‘Sofia the First: Once Upon A Princess’ will make its television debut on November 18 at 7:00 pm and now, thanks to the Disney Channel, we have a couple of clips from the special to share with you.
In the first clip, Sofia (voiced by Ariel Winter) is introduced to her new bedroom in the castle by the royal steward, Baileywick (voiced by Tim Gunn). Used to sharing a small room with her mother, Sofia can’t believe her eyes at her new luck:
In this next clip, Clover (voiced by Wayne Brady) explains to Sofia — in song — why it is that small, furry woodland creatures are so eager to help out the princesses with their chores throughout the years.
Created for kids age 2-7 and their parents/caregivers, and starring the voices of Ariel Winter, Sara Ramirez, Wayne Brady and Tim Gunn, Sofia the First: Once Upon A Princess introduces Sofia, an average girl whose life suddenly transforms when her mother marries the king of Enchancia and she becomes a princess. Sofia soon discovers that looking like a princess isn’t all that difficult, but displaying honesty, loyalty, courage, independence, compassion and grace is what makes one truly royal.
‘Minnie’s the Wizard of Dizz‘ will be released on DVD on February 5, 2013. And that, in a nutshell, is all we know. The news comes courtesy of Amazon.com which has recently begun accepting pre-orders for the title. According to cursory searches on the interwebs, there is nary a mention of it short of release dates in the mideast, often referring to it as ‘Wizards of Dizz’ [sic].
Apparently, and agreeably so, it will be a ‘Mickey Mouse Clubhouse’ special which will presumably be announced and air on Disney Channel and Disney Junior ahead of its DVD release. One could surmise from the title that this will be a take on the L. Frank Baum The Wizard of Oz series. The popular children’s series has already tackled Alice in Wonderland with its ‘Adventures in Wonderland’ episode.
Also lending credence to theory and adding a bit of suspicion to the subject matter and timing is Walt Disney Studios’ own Oz the Great and Powerful prequel to the series of books, which will bow into theaters a month later on March 8, 2013.
We will provide more information on the ‘Minnie’s the Wizard of Dizz’ special and DVD as it becomes available to us.