ALYSON HANNIGAN AND ROB RIGGLE TO STAR IN
DISNEY JUNIOR’S ANIMATED ‘FANCY NANCY,’ A SERIES BASED ON
THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING BOOKS, PREMIERING THIS SUMMER
12-Year-Old Broadway Sensation Mia Sinclair Jenness
Voices the Titular Role of Nancy
Alyson Hannigan (“How I Met Your Mother”) and Rob Riggle (“Modern Family”) star as Nancy’s parents Claire and Doug Clancy in Disney Junior’s animated series “Fancy Nancy,” premiering this summer on Disney Junior and the new DisneyNOW app. Mia Sinclair Jenness, the 12-year-old Broadway sensation who starred in “Matilda,” stars as the voice of Nancy, a lovable young girl whose zest and enthusiasm for all that is fantastic transforms the ordinary into the extraordinary. Newcomer Spencer Moss voices Nancy’s younger sister, Jo Jo.
Based on the New York Times bestselling books by Jane O’Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser, Disney Junior’s “Fancy Nancy” is an animated family comedy centered around six-year-old Nancy, a girl who likes to be fancy in everything from her advanced vocabulary to her creative, elaborate attire. Excited to experience what the magnificent world has to offer, Nancy uses her ingenuity and imagination as she learns that while life doesn’t always go as planned, it’s important to celebrate the differences that make everyone unique. Geared towards kids age 2-7, each episode contains humorous and heartfelt stories which highlight themes of self-expression, originality and love of family.
Extensions for the series will include a line of products through Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media (DCPI); such as dolls, role-play items, accessories and apparel; which will be revealed at the New York Toy Fair this weekend. The book series “Fancy Nancy” includes over 100 titles, with more than 30 million books sold, that have been translated into 20 languages.
About Disney Junior
Disney Junior reflects the emotional connection generations of consumers have to Disney storytelling and Disney characters, both classic and contemporary. It invites mom and dad to join their child in the Disney experience of magical, musical and heartfelt stories and characters, while incorporating specific learning and development themes designed for kids age 2-7. Disney Junior’s series blend Disney’s unparalleled storytelling and characters kids love deeply with learning, including early math, language skills, healthy eating and lifestyles, and social skills. In the U.S., Disney Junior is a daily programming block on Disney Channel in 92 million homes and a 24-hour channel reaching over 73 million U.S. homes. In total, there are 35 Disney Junior channels in 27 languages around the world.