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"Octonauts" Links with NOAA; Disney Premieres New Pre-School Toon on Disney Jr. App

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The New York Times notes a deal between Silvergate Media, producers of the Disney Jr. show Octonauts, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to “raise awareness of ocean exploration and science and advance NOAA’s mission.” The deal is expected to include themed events at aquariums, joint development of educational materials, and collaboration on […]

PR: Disney Begins Production on Animated Space Adventure Series For Preschoolers "Miles From Tomorrowland"

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FIVE, FOUR, THREE, TWO, ONE…WE HAVE LIFT-OFF! PRODUCTION HAS BEGUN ON ANIMATED SPACE ADVENTURE SERIES FOR PRESCHOOLERS, “MILES FROM TOMORROWLAND,” SLATED TO PREMIERE IN 2015 ON DISNEY JUNIOR Production has begun on the animated series “Miles From Tomorrowland,” a space adventure for preschoolers. Slated to debut in 2015 on Disney Junior channels and programming blocks […]

Review: Fun for Everyone with "Doc McStuffins" and "Sofia the First" DVDs

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It’s a really good time for pre-schooler TV because more and more programming is breaking from older conventional wisdom that skewed these programs to the kiddie audience and nobody else. Kids may love the likes of Dora the Explorer or Go Diego Go! or Caillou, but I’d think any adult expressing genuine affection for programs […]

PR: "Sofia the First" to Air Daily to Launch Disney Jr "Pirate and Princess Summer" on June 10, 2013

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“SOFIA THE FIRST,” CABLE TV’S #1 SERIES AMONG KIDS 2-5, EXPANDS TO DAILY TELECAST AND KICKS OFF DISNEY JUNIOR’S “PIRATE AND PRINCESS SUMMER” MULTI-PLATFORM PROGRAMMING EVENT BEGINNING MONDAY, JUNE 10 New Episodes of “Sofia the First” and “Jake and the Never Land Pirates” to Debut Throughout the Summer; WATCH Disney Junior to Premiere Episodes a […]

NY Times on Disney Junior's Pre-School Challenge to Nickelodeon

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The New York Times has examined the rapid successes of Disney’s entries into the pre-school market, presenting a major challenge to Nickelodeon’s traditional dominance in that demographic. Within a year of the launch of Disney Junior as a programming block and a separate cable TV network, Disney has taken the top 3 pre-school programs while […]

PR: Disney Networks Programming Highlights - April 2013

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Disney has released the following programming highlights for Disney Channel, DisneyXD, and Disney Junior for April 2013: DISNEY CHANNEL Friday, April 5 A.N.T. Farm “idANTity crisis” (8:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET/PT) After noticing that her friends have become oddly respectful of Principal Skidmore, Chyna discovers that she has been manipulating the ANTs with a […]

PR: Disney Networks Ratings Highlights March 4 – 10, 2013

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Disney Channel Records Clean Sweep in Total Day – Cable TV’s #1 Network in Total Viewers and TV’s #1 Network Across Kids 2-11, Kids 6-11 and Tweens; Will Be TV’s #1 Network for 7th Straight Quarter in Kids 6-11/16th in Tweens in 1Q13 Disney Junior Block’s “Sofia the First” is Cable TV’s #1 Series for […]

PR: 2013 Disney Kids Upfront Announcement

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DISNEY CHANNELS WORLDWIDE PRESENTS PLAN TO BUILD ON ITS STRENGTH AT ANNUAL MEETING WITH ADVERTISERS – Disney Junior Series are Tops, More Added to Popular Line-up; 24-hour Channel Will Begin Reporting Nielsen Ratings April 1, 2013 – – Disney XD Booms, Expands its Popular Marvel Universe Block – – Disney Channel Grows with Original Movies, […]

PR: Disney Junior Orders Second Season of Sofia the First

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DISNEY JUNIOR ORDERS SECOND SEASON OF “SOFIA THE FIRST,” CABLE TV’S #1 SERIES AMONG KIDS 2-5, GIRLS 2-5 AND BOYS 2-5 – Breakout Hit Spurs Growing Demand — 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 […]

PR: Disney Networks Programming Highlights - March 1-15, 2013

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Disney has released the following programming highlights for Disney Channel and Disney Junior between March 1st and 15th, 2013: DISNEY CHANNEL: Friday, March 1 Jessie “Pain in the Rear Window” (8:30 PM – 9:00 PM ET/PT) Jessie is in charge of a carnival to help raise funds for the school. In an attempt to help […]

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