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"Little Einsteins" to Premiere on Disney Channel October 9 (Updated 9/17)

by on September 17, 2005

Disney’s Little Einsteins will premiere with two episodes in a special primetime presentation on Sunday, October 9 (7:00pm and 7:30pm, ET/PT) on Disney Channel.

In the primetime premiere episode, entitled “I Love to Conduct,” Leo uses his beloved baton to conduct a beautiful sunrise as the kids sing along to Edvard Grieg’s “Peer Gynt Suite, Morning Mood.” All at once, a bald eagle mistakes Leo’s baton for a stick and flies away with it. The kids have a mission: to retrieve the baton. As they follow the eagle in Rocket, the team encounters a rumbling Mount St. Helens volcano, a forest full of animals (Edward Hicks’ painting, “A Peaceable Kingdom,” brought to life), and finally dance over Orca whales to reach a remote Alaskan peak where the bald eagle has made its nest. With the baton once again in hand, Leo conducts the kids and all the animals they have met on their journey in a glorious reprise of the “Morning” suite.

Little EinsteinsIn the second episode, “Ring Around the Planet,” the kids go on a mission to return one of Saturn’s rings that has fallen to Earth. Powered by Antonin Dvorak’s “Symphony No. 9, From the New World,” they dodge a meteor shower by patting and thumping to the beat, and zoom through a star-filled short cut until Rocket gets stuck in some galactic goo. Annie makes up a song that everyone sings, and the team helps Rocket dislodge so they can continue their space trek. They finally arrive at their destination, and Leo conducts an uplifting “New World” finale so that the ring can reunite with Saturn.

Beginning Monday, October 10, Little Einsteins will air in its regular timeslot, every day at 8:00am (ET/PT), during Disney Channel’s Playhouse Disney programming block.

In other news, the animated Academy Award-winning movie Disney/Pixar’s Monsters, Inc. will be presented on Sunday, October 9 (5:30pm and 8:00pm, ET/PT) on Disney Channel.

[Source: Disney Channel]

Updated 9/17: Please note the additional Little Einsteins episode airing October 9. Previously only one episode was scheduled to debut that night.

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