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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
‘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].
Disney Junior’s ‘Sofia the First,’ a fairytale about a little girl who becomes a princess, debuts in an illustrated storybook from Disney Publishing Tuesday, October 30, in a DisneyJunior.com/Sofia online experience Friday, November 2, in a digital EP album from Walt Disney Records Tuesday, November 13 on iTunes and other digital retailers, and in an animated television movie event, Sofia the First: Once Upon A Princess, premiering Sunday, November 18 at 7:00 pm ET/PT on Disney Channel and Thursday, November 22 at 9:00 am ET/PT on the 24-hour channel Disney Junior. A ‘Sofia the First’ series premieres in early 2013.