Disney Junior Reveals New Slate of Reveals, Specials and Shorts

Disney Junior has introduced a brand new slate of applications, specials, and shorts, together with a brand new iteration of its flagship sequence, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, set to debut in 2025, and the stop-motion Halloween particular Mickey and Mates Trick or Treats, premiering October 1, 2023. The bulletins had been made by Ayo Davis, president of Disney Branded Tv, through the “Disney Junior & Mates Playdate” occasion at Disney California Journey Park in Anaheim, California.

Additionally introduced, followers can even look ahead to new holiday-themed episodes of Disney Junior favorites, together with SuperKitties, Pupstruction, Mickey Mouse Funhouse, and Marvel’s Spidey and his Superb Mates. Casting for brand new 2024 sequence Disney Junior’s Ariel and RoboGobo additionally revealed.

Additionally, coming September 6, the animated quick Doc McStuffins: The Doc & Bella Are In! — the primary new authentic Doc McStuffins content material since 2020. Playdate with Winnie the Pooh and Me & Winnie the Pooh shorts dropped at this time on Disney Junior YouTube and Disney Junior.

“Disney Junior captures the hearts and imaginations of preschoolers and their households in every single place with tales and characters crammed with magic, marvel, journey, and coronary heart,” mentioned Davis. “From offering early entry factors into traditional Disney franchises to introducing brand-new IP that turns into the most recent child obsessions, Disney Junior is all the time there with infinite alternatives to have interaction and play.”

The three-day “Disney Junior & Mates Playdate” occasion, which celebrates the magical, entertaining, and music-filled tales of Disney Junior’s hit sequence, strikes to the Downtown Disney District on Saturday, August 19, and Sunday, August 20, giving extra younger followers an opportunity to expertise characters and storytelling of Disney Junior.

Right here’s a rundown of the brand new initiatives:

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse 2.0 (working title) new episodes on the 3DCG animated sequence coming 2025 to Disney Junior and Disney+

Within the present, Mickey and friends welcome everybody again to the clubhouse for all-new adventures crammed with songs, laughs, helpful serving to, and enjoyable new surprises. The brand new sequence will see the clubhouse increasing with a brand-new space only for Minnie and the addition of Duffy the Disney Bear, Mickey’s trusted teddy bear, who will make shock appearances in a number of episodes.

Produced by Disney Tv Animation, govt produced by Rob LaDuca with Kim Duran as co-producer/story editor.

Mickey And Mates Trick or Treats premieres Sunday, October 1, on Disney Junior, Disney Channel, and Disney XD at 7:00 p.m. EDT/PDT; streaming Monday, October. 2, on Disney+.

On this new Halloween stop-motion particular, Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Donald and Daisy are trick-or-treating when Donald spies the spookiest mansion he’s ever seen and assumes it has one of the best treats. After he convinces his pals to danger a go to, the proprietor, Witch Hazel, casts a spell that turns them into their costumes. Additionally featured new authentic music from Emmy Award-nominated songwriter Beau Black (The Lion Guard).

The director/producer is David H. Brooks, with John Harvatine IV as supervisor producer.

Particular Vacation Episodes:

Superkitties: “Howloween Cat”— The complete-length Halloween episode premieres Monday, September 25, on Disney Junior at 7:00 p.m. EDT/PDT and shortly after on Disney+.

SuperKitties follows the action-packed adventures of 4 fierce and furry superhero kittens — Ginny, Sparks, Buddy, and Bitsy — who’re on a mission to make their city of Kittydale a extra caring and pawesome place. Within the Halloween episode, the pets’ Howloween treats go lacking throughout Kittydale, so the SuperKitties should monitor down the thief.

Produced by Sony Footage Tv – Children in affiliation with Disney Junior with creator and govt producer Paula Rosentosenthal. Kirk Van Wormer as co-executive producer.

Pupstruction: Completely happy Howl-o-ween/The Home of Howls” — The episode premieres Wednesday, September 27, on Disney Junior at 7:00 p.m. EDT/PDT and streams the identical day on Disney+.

The present follows the adventures of the Pupstruction group — a doggone hard-working building crew starting from a few of the brawniest breeds to irresistibly cute and playful puppies. Within the Halloween episode Bobby Boots (voiced by Bobby Moynihan) thinks he wasn’t invited to Pupstruction’s Howl-O-Ween social gathering, and Tank doesn’t suppose he’s courageous sufficient to assist construct a haunted home.

Produced by Titmouse in affiliation with Disney Junior, with creator and govt producer Travis Braun and Robyn Brown as co-producer and story editor. The supervising director is Abigail Nesbitt.

Marvel’s Spidey and His Superb Mates: “An UnBEElievable Rosh Hashanah” — The Rosh Hashanah-themed episode options The Factor – aka Ben Grimm – premieres Friday, September 15, on Disney Channel at 8:30 a.m. EDT/PDT and Disney Junior at 1:00 p.m. EDT/PDT. It streams shortly after on Disney+.  

In a brand new “Internet-Spinners” storyline launched into the sequence this summer season, Spidey, with the assistance of Iron Man (voiced by John Stamos), creates new hi-tech fits and kit that lets the Spidey Workforce cease baddies and assist individuals —not simply of their pleasant neighborhood, however now all around the world. Within the episode Rosh Hashanah particular, Gobby steals all the bees, so Workforce Spidey and The Factor should get them again and save Rosh Hashanah.

Produced by Disney Junior and Marvel Studios in affiliation with Atomic Cartoons with govt producer Harrison Wilcox. Bart Jennett and Chris Moreno function co-executive producers, Becca Topol is co-producer and story editor is Becca Topol, and Steve Grover is supervising producer.

Mickey Mouse Funhouse: “The Curious Case of the Kooky Scientist” and “Stink, Stank, Stunk! /Día de los Muertos” — The Halloween-themed episode premieres Wednesday, September 26, on Disney Junior at 7:00 p.m. EDT/PDT; a Dia de los Muertos-themed episode premieres Friday, October 6, on Disney Channel at 10:00 a.m. EDT/PDT and Disney

Within the Halloween-themed episode “The Curious Case of the Kooky Scientist,” the gang is off to Halloweenville to see kooky scientist Von Drake’s latest invention. Then, in “Stink, Stank, Stunk! /Día de los Muertos,” Mickey and the gang uncover the Grand Pumpkin and should return it to Halloweenville earlier than it rots away, and Donald’s pal Panchito invitations the gang to have a good time Día de los Muertos in Mexico Metropolis.

Produced by Disney Tv Animation with govt producer and supervising director Phil Weinstein. Thomas Hart serves as co-executive producer and supervising story editor, and Mark Drop is story editor. Steve Walby produces.

Casting bulletins:

Disney Junior’s Ariel — Premieres 2024 on Disney Junior and Disney+

The sequence follows 8-year-old mermaid princess Ariel as she and her pals embark on fun-filled, action-packed underwater adventures all through their Caribbean-inspired fairytale kingdom of Atlantica and past.

The voice expertise incudes:

  • Mykal-Michelle Harris (Raven’s Dwelling) as Ariel
  • Taye Diggs (Lease) as King Triton
  • Amber Riley (Glee) as Ursula
  • Elizabeth Phoenix Caro (The Christmas Chronicles) voices Lucia
  • Cruz Flateau (“SuperKitties”) voices Fernie
  • Gracen Newton (“Pet Canine Friends”) as Flounder.

Produced by Wild Canary in affiliation with Disney Junior with govt producer Lynne Southerland and Ezra Edmond as producer. Kuni Tomita serves as supervising director, and Chrystin Garland is artwork director. Norma P. Sepulveda and Keith Wagner are story editors.

Robogobo — Premieres 2024 on Disney Junior and Disney+

After being given super-powered Robo-Fits by child inventor Dax, the pets are on a mission to save lots of different pets in hassle and discover ways to turn out to be a household within the course of.

The A-list forged contains:

  • Cynthia Erivo
  • Valerie Bertinelli
  • Alan Cumming
  • Susan Kelechi Watson
  • Ana Gasteyer
  • Alison Tablet
  • Dulé Hill

They be a part of a proficient roster of younger voice actors, together with:

  • Ja’Siah Younger (Elevating Dion)
  • Brayden Morgan (Slumberkins)
  • Azuri Hardy Jones (My Adventures with Superman)
  • Gracen Newton (Pet Canine Friends)
  • Leili Ahmadyar

Veteran voice actor:

  • Dee Bradley Baker (Phineas and Ferb)

Produced by Brown Bag Movies in affiliation with Disney Junior, with Chris Gilligan as creator/govt producer/director. Developed for tv by Matt Hoverman, with Hoverman, Andy Guerda, and Brandon Violette as story editors.

Doc Mcstuffins: The Doc & Bella Are In! —Premieres Wednesday, September 6, on Disney Channel and Disney Junior at 9:25 a.m. EDT/PDT; streaming similar day on Disney+.

Within the new short-form sequence impressed by Disney Junior’s Peabody Award-winning Doc McStuffins, Doc welcomes Bella Bunnynose (voiced by Kate Micucci), an cute plush bunny who desires of being a toy physician similar to Doc. Bella joins the toys within the clinic and learns from Doc as her intern. The sequence’ lead voice forged, together with Laya DeLeon Hayes (as Doc), Lara Jill Miller (as Lambie), Robbie Rist (as Stuffy), Jess Harnell (as Chilly) and Loretta Devine (as Hallie), will reprise their roles within the shorts.

Produced by Stoopid Buddy Stoodios in affiliation with Disney Junior with Jamie Mitchell as govt producer. The author is Chelsea Beyl, and David H. Brooks is director and producer. The Supervising producer is John Harvatine IV.

Firebuds — Season 2 premieres in November on Disney Junior and Disney+.

The sequence follows a bunch of pals, all kids of first responders, who embark on adventures to assist their neighborhood and be taught what it actually means to be a hero. The brand new season encompasses a forest rescue theme and finds the Firebuds crew again with some new pals and outfitted with new gear to make use of within the nice outside. All through the brand new season, the Firebuds embark on daring forest rescues whereas persevering with to assist their neighbors in Gearbox Grove.

Produced by Disney Tv Animation with Craig Gerber as creator and govt producer. Craig Simpson is producer, and Robb Pratt is supervising producer. Story editors are Krystal Banzon and Jeremy Shipp.

Star Wars: Younger Jedi Adventures — New episodes premiering November 8 on Disney Junior and Disney+, with extra new episodes coming 2024.

Set through the Excessive Republic period, the sequence follows Jedi younglings as they research the methods of the Drive, discover the galaxy, assist residents and creatures in want, and be taught priceless expertise wanted to turn out to be Jedi alongside the way in which.

A brand new batch of episodes, together with a Life Day vacation episode, will debut on Disney Junior and Disney+ on Wednesday, November 8. The Life Day episode will comply with Grasp Yoda, Grasp Zia and Jedi younglings Kai, Lys, and Nubs as they make a journey to Kashyyyk to have a good time Life Day and be taught extra in regards to the Wookiee’s vacation traditions.

Produced by Lucasfilm in collaboration with Wild Canary for Disney+ and Disney Junior with Michael Olson as showrunner and govt producer. James Waugh, Jacqui Lopez, and Josh Rimes function govt producers, with Elliot M. Bour as supervising director and co-producer. The consulting producer is Lamont Magee.

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