Disney Junior

February 19, 2011 by Post Team 

Disney Junior, Tune in to the Junior Disney programming block on Disney Channel on February 21, 2011 at 8:30 for two new episodes of “Jake and the Pirates Never Land.” The first episode is titled “Izzy’s Puzzle Pirates.” In the episode “Captain Hook takes puzzle box Izzy because he thinks it’s a treasure chest! Jake and the crew must work together to outwit Hook and retrieve it. The episode was written by and directed by Nicole Dubuc Howy Parkins.

The second episode is called “The Never Land Games.” In the episode, Jake, Izzy and Cubby use teamwork to beat pirates of Captain Hook, an obstacle course to win the trophy never Games Land. The episode was written by and directed by Mark Drop Howy Parkins.

(CP) – The Playhouse Disney block of preschool programs is repeated this week that Disney Junior, with a renewed lineup and name.

Junior Disney, which broadens the target audience Playhouse 2-5 at the age of 2 to 7, is a precursor to a 24-hour cable core and satellite channel that will replace SOAPnet Disney in 2012.

The tunes Junior Disney programming block on Disney Channel 4:00 to 2:00 p.m. on weekdays, ET and 4:00 to 9:00 on weekends AND. There is also a companion website.

“We were essentially looking to redefine the brand image” to express what the program offerings, “said Carolina Lightcap, president of Disney Channels Worldwide.” Really meant “Playhouse” just has fun and parents do not perceive much value in learning the name. ”

In addition to touch the audience a little older, the new range will also attract more about Lightcap called “brand vision” Disney’s because it competes with front-runners Nickelodeon and PBS in the fight for the crowd beak-cup-and -up.

Familiar Disney “heritage” Disney characters will be presented in junior shows, she says, including the abbreviated segment “Mickey Mousekersize,” and the animated series “Jake and the Pirates Never Land”, which falls characters Captain Hook and Smee (of 1950 “Peter Pan” movie vintage) in a new story.

Disney Junior goal is to engage children with magical tales that have “heart,” Lightcap said. “It’s a matter of narrative and learning arising from the narrative,” social skills – such as learning to share – and health habits in the program.

“Babar’s adventures Badou” and “Tinga Tinga Tales” are among other new long-term programs that will be part of a lineup that includes the previous Playhouse Disney series “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse,””Handy Manny “and” Imagination Movers. ”

Short shows broadcast between series are “Special Agent Oso: Three Healthy Steps” and “A poem is an animated series…” with poems set to scenes from Disney movies, including” Dumbo “and” Bambi. ” Katie Holmes and Jennifer Garner are among the celebrity narrators.

While younger viewers seem unlikely to require a cable channel for 24 hours, Lightcap said the expansion will be a boon for parents: As a mother herself, she says, she knows the value of having a fortunately distracted child in the early evening, dinner or while managing other tasks.



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