NEW EPISODES OF FAVORITE DISNEY JUNIOR SERIES TO PREMIERE
EVERY WEEKDAY FOR SEVEN-CONSECUTIVE WEEKS BEGINNING
MONDAY, JUNE 29 DURING MULTI-PLATFORM
"SOARING OVER SUMMER" EVENT
Season Three of Peabody Award-Winning "Doc McStuffins"
and Emmy Award-Winning "Sofia the First" to Debut
Audra McDonald, Isla Fisher, Sean Astin, David Tennant,
Malcolm McDowell and Alton Brown Among Guest Stars
Disney Junior will debut a new episode of one of its hit series every weekday for seven-consecutive weeks from MONDAY, JUNE 29-THURSDAY, AUGUST 13 as part of its "Soaring Over Summer" multi-platform event. New episodes of alternating series "Sofia the First," "Doc McStuffins," "Miles from Tomorrowland," "Jake and the Never Land Pirates" and "Henry Hugglemonster" will premiere each weekday at 9:00 a.m. ET/PT on Disney Channel and 7:30 p.m. ET/PT on Disney Junior. The new episodes will also be available each weekday on WATCH Disney Junior, which will launch a Soaring Over Summer Arcade, featuring several retro arcade-style games with voxel versions of Sofia, Doc, Miles, Jake and Henry.
The event will include season-three premieres for the Peabody Award-winning "Doc McStuffins" on Thursday, July 2 where Doc and the toys must rescue her toy dragon, Stuffy, after he slips and falls in the pool, and the Emmy Award-winning "Sofia the First" on Wednesday, August 5, which finds Sofia returning to Merroway Cove and meeting a new mermaid friend, Fluke. Kiernan Shipka ("Mad Men") and John Ross Bowie ("The Big Bang Theory") reprise their roles as mermaid Oona and seahorse Sven in the episode.
Also premiering is "Captain Jake and the Never Land Pirates: The Great Never Sea Conquest," a special 44-minute episode that leads to an exciting story arc where Jake becomes a captain, a storyline which will carry into the upcoming fourth season of the series. The episode will air on Friday, July 31 and guest-stars legendary actor Malcolm McDowell as Lord Fathom and Jim Rash ("Community") as his sidekick, Sinker.
Additional guest stars throughout the summer include multiple Grammy and Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald ("Porgy & Bess") as a tiny tin airplane pilot named Bess on "Doc McStuffins," Isla Fisher ("The Great Gatsby") and Sean Astin ("The Lord of the Rings") as mischievous sprites Button and Bengee; and Vivica A. Fox ("Independence Day") as Sofia's idol Carol of the Arrow on "Sofia the First"; David Tennant ("Doctor Who") as an evil genie named Dread, and Nestor Carbonell ("LOST"), Brett Dalton ("Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.") and Chloe Bennet ("Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.") as fearless birds Eagle-Eye, Talon and Swifty, respectively, on "Jake and the Never Land Pirates"; and Alton Brown ("Iron Chef America") as alien chef Lysander Floovox on "Miles from Tomorrowland."
The #1 preschooler network since its launch and pacing at all-time record highs for 2015 to date, the 24-hour Disney Junior channel doubles Nick Jr. on a Total Day basis in Total Viewers and Kids 2-5 and delivers nearly one and a half times the amount of Moms. In addition, the channel is home to the Top 5 series year to date across preschooler networks among Total Viewers, Kids 2-5 and Moms with "Miles from Tomorrowland," "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse," "Sofia the First," "Jake and the Never Land Pirates" and "Doc McStuffins."
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 and a 24-hour channel reaching over 73 million U.S. homes. In total, there are 34 Disney Junior channels in 26 languages around the world.