February 2021 Programming Highlights for Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior





February 2021 Programming Highlights for Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior
February 2021 Programming Highlights

– All programming subject to change –

Monday, Feb. 1

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney XD

Big Hero 6 The Series “The MiSFIT/Return to Sycorax”

(7:30-8:00 p.m. EST)

“The MiSFIT” – In order to recruit child prodigy Rishi Patel, Professor Granville enlists Hiro to give him a tour of SFIT.

“Return to Sycorax” – When Krei is lost in the old Sycorax building, the heroes must search the abandoned monster factory to find him.

TV-Y7

Friday, Feb. 5

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel

BUNK’D “Tentacle Difficulties”

(7:30-8:00 p.m. EST)

Ava volunteers Noah for a field trip to the Moose Rump Aquarium, but it turns out Noah’s terrified of the ocean’s creatures. Parker and Destiny debate the importance of a majestic tree.

TV-G

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel

Secrets of Sulphur Springs “Time Warped”

(8:00-8:30 p.m. EST)

Griffin and Harper observe as young Ben and Savannah sit around the post-dance campfire when, suddenly, Savannah is spooked by a counselor dressed as the legendary Moss Man.

TV-PG

Saturday, Feb. 6

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel

Big City Greens “Mages & Mazes/Okay Karaoke”

(9:00-9:30 a.m. EST)

“Mages & Mazes” – When the kids play a role-playing game at Remy’s, his rules lead to conflict.

“Okay Karaoke” – When the Greens go out for karaoke, Tilly struggles to decide what genre of music will best express her true self.

*Singer-songwriter Macy Gray and Aaron Barrett (“Reel Big Fish”) guest star as Kara Karaoke and Ska Guy, respectively.

TV-Y7

Friday, Feb. 12

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel

BUNK’D “Luck of the Chuck”

(7:30-8:00 p.m. EST)

Ava and Noah work together to put on a puppet show for the PeeWeeWaka campers while Destiny helps Lou prepare for an important camp inspection.

TV-G

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel

Secrets of Sulphur Springs “Long Time Gone”

(8:00-8:30 p.m. EST)

Griffin and Harper are grounded after they are caught together outside of The Tremont. Soon after, they sneak back through the portal with the hope of still finding Savannah.

TV-PG

Saturday, Feb. 13

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel

Big City Greens “Date Night/The Room”

(9:00-9:30 a.m. EST)

“Date Night” – Bill chaperones Cricket and Gabriella’s first date.

“The Room” – Tilly closes up Cricket’s secret escape hole in their room, sparking a conflict that leads to them splitting the room down the middle.

TV-Y7

Friday, Feb. 19

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Junior

Mira, Royal Detective “A Royal Detective Mystery/The Mystery of the Missing Crown”

(7:30-8:00 p.m. EST)

“A Royal Detective Mystery” – When the former royal detective comes to town, Mira asks for his help with a cold case.

*Iqbal Theba (“Glee”) guest stars as Detective Gupta.

“The Mystery of the Missing Crown” –Mira must find the royal crown when it goes missing.

TV-Y

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel

BUNK’D “Look Who’s Squawking”

(7:30-8:00 p.m. EST)

Ava insists that she wants to take on more responsibility this summer, so Lou assigns her the task of resurrecting the “Camper of the Week” program.

TV-G

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel

Secrets of Sulphur Springs “If I Could Turn Back Time”

(8:00-8:30 p.m. EST)

Harper and Griffin escape after being detained by the police and find young Jess, who reveals new details about her relationship with Savannah.

TV-PG

Monday, Feb. 22

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney XD

DuckTales “Beaks in the Shell!”

(7:00–7:30 p.m. EST)

Huey struggles to keep Fenton and Gandra’s top-secret experiment (and their relationship) hidden from the world. But, Mark Beaks is desperate for one last gizmo to steal.

*Lin-Manuel Miranda (Broadway’s “Hamilton”) returns as Fenton Crackshell-Cabrera/Gizmoduck, Jameela Jamil (“The Good Place”) returns as Gandra, Selenis Leyva (“Orange Is the New Black”) returns as Officer Cabrera/M’Ma, and Josh Brener (“Silicon Valley”) returns Mark Beaks.

TV-Y7

Friday, Feb. 26

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel

Puppy Dog Pals “Pups of the Dance/Fantastic Pet Force Gems”

(10:00-10:30 a.m. EST)

“Pups of the Dance” – Bob wants to take a traditional Irish dance class while visiting Ireland, but when the instructor goes missing, Bingo and Rolly set out on a mission to find him.

“Fantastic Pet Force Gem” – Bob and Ana enter a costume contest as a superhero duo, but when they realize they’re missing special gems to complete their costumes, Bingo and Rolly go on a mission to find them.

TV-Y

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel

BUNK’D “Raucous Science”

(7:30-8:00 p.m. EST)

Lou signs up for a chemistry class to finish her college degree and is surprised to discover that Matteo is her professor. Meanwhile, Finn learns he has a new little sister on the way.

TV-G

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel

Secrets of Sulphur Springs “As Time Goes By”

(8:00-8:30 p.m. EST)

Once Griffin and Harper learn they can’t reopen the hatch to let Savannah in, they quickly go back through the portal.

TV-PG



Dino Ranchers Ride! Action-Packed Preschool Series “Dino Ranch” Saddles Up for Disney Junior





Dino Ranchers Ride! Action-Packed Preschool Series “Dino Ranch” Saddles Up for Disney Junior Debut on January 18
The animated series, produced by Industrial Brothers and Boat Rocker Studios, follows the Cassidy family as they tackle life in a fantastical, “pre-westoric” setting where dinosaurs roam.
[via press release from Boat Rocker Media]
DINO RANCHERS RIDE!

ACTION-PACKED PRESCHOOL SERIES “DINO RANCH” SADDLES UP FOR DISNEY JUNIOR DEBUT ON JANUARY 18

Animated “Pre-Westoric” Series from Industrial Brothers and Boat Rocker Studios Celebrates Family, Teamwork, Community and Outdoor Fun

Toronto, ON – Filled with adventure and life-long friendships, the new preschool series “Dino Ranch” will make its U.S. debut January 18, 2021, on Disney Junior and in DisneyNOW. The animated series, produced by Industrial Brothers and Boat Rocker Studios, follows the Cassidy family as they tackle life in a fantastical, “pre-westoric” setting where dinosaurs roam. As the young explorers learn the ropes, they discover the thrill of ranch life while navigating the great outdoors through unpredictable challenges.

In addition to an irresistible blend of dinosaurs and ranchers, the series has four key themes at its core and celebrates outdoor fun, embraces nurturing and friendship, demonstrates the strength of teamwork and personal growth, and promotes the importance of family and community.

The sun rises. A Pterodactyl crows. Dinosaurs roar … and a dedicated family of dinosaur-riding Dino Ranchers hits the saddles to race off for another day of fun-filled, free-range roping ‘n’ riding, dinosaur-driven fun!

“We Come From Different Places, But We Are Family…”

Dino Ranch – the ultimate playground – is a working farm and dinosaur sanctuary. It is home to the tight-knit Cassidy family which includes adopted siblings Jon, 10, the eldest and the leader, he is a fast-talking, wide-eyed young cowboy who fancies himself the fastest lasso in the west; super-caring Min, 8, a young dino doctor-in-training; and Miguel, 6, a super-smart, deep thinking, soft-spoken inventor with big ideas. All are training to be ranchers under the sure and steady guidance of their Pa and Ma, Bo and Jane.

Accompanied by their own distinctive dinosaurs, Jon’s speedy raptor Blitz; Min’s big-hearted Brontosaurus Clover; and Miguel’s tiny but mighty triceratops Tango – all also very much part of the family – they discover the thrill of ranch life while navigating the great outdoors through unforeseen challenges. As the three little Dino Ranchers learn the ropes, every day is filled with unpredictable adventures – because at Dino Ranch, trouble can loom like a T-Rex on a moonless night!

“There’s Always Adventure, So Lend A Helping Hand… ”

“I grew up in ranch country as a boy and saw that the adults depended on the children to handle big important jobs, just as much as each other, so I had always been interested in doing a story about kids on a family ranch,” explained Matt Fernandes, Creative Director and Co-founder of Industrial Brothers and the creator of “Dino Ranch.” “I have always had a love of dinosaurs too and the idea of mixing them with ranchers felt really fresh and unique for this age group. Watching our Dino Ranchers interact and bond with their dinosaurs as if they were puppy dogs is what makes the show so appealing and is what drives all our stories.”

Jon Rutherford, President Boat Rockers Studios Kids & Family and President, Boat Rocker Studios, Rights said: “Just like the dino hatchlings we’ve been incubating “Dino Ranch” for a while now, and a ton of passion, time, creativity and resources have been spent on producing a top-notch series and building a new franchise. We are really excited that our show is going to finally air on Disney Jr. and we can’t wait to see children’s reactions to the first few episodes. We’re all confident it will be a huge success!”

Packed with comedy and adventure, “Dino Ranch” introduces kids to problem-solving, the foundations of forging life-long friendships, strengthening family and community bonds, and taking care of animals.

The first two episodes, each featuring two 11-minute stories, will debut Monday, January 18 at 12:30 p.m. ET/PT on Disney Junior and in DisneyNOW. Following the premiere, new episodes will debut Mondays at 12:30 p.m. ET/PT on Disney Junior and in DisneyNOW.

“Dino Ranch” is created by Matt Fernandes (of Industrial Brothers) and produced by Industrial Brothers and Boat Rocker Studios, in association with CBC Kids and Radio-Canada. Boat Rocker Studios manage the global franchise development including content distribution and consumer products.

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ABOUT BOAT ROCKER MEDIA

Boat Rocker Media (Boat Rocker) is an independent, integrated global entertainment company that harnesses the power of creativity and commerce to tell stories and build iconic brands for audiences around the world. Boat Rocker Studios, the company’s main creative engine, creates, produces and distributes award-winning content and franchises across all major genres via its Scripted, Unscripted, and Kids & Family divisions. The Studio also distributes and licenses thousands of hours of its own and third-party content worldwide. Boat Rocker also owns or invests in companies in the entertainment industry that bolster the company’s strategic and operational goals, including Insight Productions (Unscripted), Jam Filled Entertainment (2D and 3D Animation), Industrial Brothers (Kids & Family Animation) and Untitled Entertainment, a leading global talent management company that represent leading on-screen talent and celebrities. Finally, Boat Rocker Ventures acquires, invests and builds consumer-facing entertainment intellectual property and technology. It has investments in Serial Box, MarcoPolo Learning, CAA Creative Labs and Bustle. A selection of Boat Rocker’s projects include: “Orphan Black” (BBC AMERICA, Space), “Dear… ” (Apple TV+), “Lip Sync Battle” (Paramount Network), “The Amazing Race Canada” (CTV), “MasterChef Canada” (CTV), “The Next Step” (Family Channel, CBC), “The Loud House” (Nickelodeon) and “Remy & Boo” (Universal Kids, CBC) For more information, please visit www.boatrocker.com.

ABOUT INDUSTRIAL BROTHERS

Industrial Brothers, co-founded by Matt Fernandes and Arthur Spanos, is a creative studio focused exclusively on developing and producing premium, original IP that tells unique stories for kids of all ages. Based in Toronto, Industrial Brothers works closely with broadcast, production and distribution partners, creating high quality shows such as “Top Wing” (produced by 9 Story Media Group for Nickelodeon), “Remy & Boo” (with Boat Rocker Studios for Universal Kids), “Kingdom Force” (with Boat Rocker Studios for CBC), “Dot!” (with The Jim Henson Company for CBC, Universal Kids and Hulu), “Yup Yups” (Disney Jr.) and the YouTube exclusive boys’ action series “Gummandos.” For more information on Industrial Brothers, please visit www.industrialbrothers.com or connect with them on Facebook.



Disney Channel Orders Third Season of Hit Animated Comedy Series “Big City Greens”





Disney Channel Orders Third Season of Hit Animated Comedy Series “Big City Greens”
The series creators and executive producers, brothers Chris and Shane Houghton, have also expanded their roles and entered into an overall deal at Disney Television Animation.
[via press release from Disney Channel]
DISNEY CHANNEL ORDERS THIRD SEASON OF HIT ANIMATED COMEDY SERIES ‘BIG CITY GREENS’

— Show Creators, Brothers Chris and Shane Houghton, Enter Into Overall Development Deal With Disney Television Animation —

Disney Channel has ordered a third season of its hit Emmy(R) Award-nominated animated comedy “Big City Greens.” The series creators and executive producers, brothers Chris and Shane Houghton (“Harvey Beaks”), have also expanded their roles and entered into an overall deal at Disney Television Animation. Under the agreement, the duo will continue their work on “Big City Greens” and develop new animated series, shorts and movies for Disney Channel and Disney+.

Meredith Roberts, senior vice president/general manager, Television Animation, Disney Channels, said, “Chris and Shane have a wonderfully unique vision for characters and stories with both humor and heart, and we’re especially pleased to continue working with them on more ‘Big City Greens’ and other creative ventures.”

In a joint statement, the Houghton brothers said, “We are excited to be deepening our relationship with Disney. They have been very supportive of us and our crazy ideas, and we are looking forward to continuing to grow ‘Big City Greens’ as well as develop new and exciting projects together.”

Best known for creating, writing and illustrating their comic book series “Reed Gunther,” about a bear riding cowboy, the duo has written and illustrated comics for “The Simpsons,” “Adventure Time” and “Peanuts,” among others. For television, Chris worked as a storyboard artist on Disney’s hit series “Gravity Falls,” and Shane as an editor for the reality series “Tattoo School.” The two worked together on “Harvey Beaks,” Chris as storyboard director and Shane as staff writer.

“Big City Greens” follows mischievous and optimistic 10-year-old Cricket Green, who moves from the country to the big city with his wildly out of place family – older sister Tilly, father Bill and Gramma Alice. The series is influenced by the Houghton brothers’ childhood growing up in the small rural town of St. Johns, Michigan, with many of the locations and characters inspired by their real-life family members and townsfolk.

Currently in its second season, new episodes will roll out Saturdays beginning Jan. 16 (9:00 a.m. EST/PST) on Disney Channel and in DisneyNOW and will include a special music-filled episode featuring five original songs. Season one of “Big City Greens” is available to stream on Disney+.

Since its premiere in June 2018, “Big City Greens” has garnered nearly 300 million views across all social media and digital viewing platforms and currently ranks among the top five animated series across all Cable with Kids and Girls 6-11 for two quarters straight. The series’ “Broken Karaoke” short titled “Stuck at Home” has over 16 million views and has become the most-watched video on Disney Channel YouTube Summer to date.

“Big City Greens” stars Chris Houghton as Cricket Green, Artemis Pebdani (“Scandal”) as sweet-and-sour Gramma Alice, Marieve Herington (“How I Met Your Mother”) as quirky older sister Tilly Green and Bob Joles (“Puss in Boots”) as hard-working father Bill Green. The series is a production of Disney Television Animation and carries a TV-Y7 parental guideline.

The Houghtons are represented by Julie Kane-Ritsch of The Gotham Group and attorney Matthew Saver.

Source: [Social Media Views]: Sprinklr (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter), YouTube Analytics. Reporting period: 6/1/18 – 12/31/20. Videos Views.[DisneyNOW APP]: Omniture. Reporting period: Lifetime – 11/30/20. [VOD]: ComScore. Reporting period: Lifetime – 9/30/20. [Linear]: Nielsen Media Research Live+7 data; 3Q20: 6/29/20-9/27/20; Reach from NPower based on 6 min qualifier for airings on both Disney Channel and Disney XD; Premiere ranks based on 000s.

Series ranks based on 000s for cable series only with 13+ telecasts across the quarter.



January 2021 Programming Highlights for Disney Channel





January 2021 Programming Highlights
January 2021 Programming Highlights

– All programming subject to change –

Friday, Jan. 1

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Junior

Mickey Mouse Mixed-Up Adventures “There Goes Our Fun!/Don’t Wake the Baby!”

(8:30-9:00 a.m. EST)

“There Goes Our Fun!” – Mickey invites everyone to join him for Mickey Day at the amusement park.

“Don’t Wake the Baby!” – The Happy Helpers babysit the Matisses’ new baby boy, Ollie.

TV-Y

Friday, Jan. 8

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Junior

Mira, Royal Detective “The Case of the Missing Library Book/A Double Dosa Mystery”

(7:30-8:00 p.m. EST)

“The Case of the Missing Library Book” – Mira must find the missing library book that everyone wants to read.

“A Double Dosa Mystery” – When Sandeep’s dosa goes missing, Mira goes on a stakeout to discover who took it.

TV-Y

Monday, Jan. 18

Original Series – Series Premiere on Disney Junior

Dino Ranch “Big Jon Big Trouble/Min’s Quest”

(12:30-12:55 p.m. EST)

“Big Jon Big Trouble” – Jon’s enthusiasm gets the best of him when he tries to tame a rambunctious little dinosaur by himself.

“Min’s Quest” – When Min overcomes adversity to find an elusive flower, she helps cure an ailing mother brontosaurus.

TV-Y

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Junior

Dino Ranch “Stop that Spinosaurus!/The Spookasaurus”

(12:55-1:20 p.m. EST)

“Stop that Spinosaurus!” – A rampaging dinosaur threatens to cause havoc.

“The Spookasaurus” – When Jon gets spooked by a campfire story about a legendary dinosaur, he doesn’t want to admit it to Miguel and Min.

TV-Y

Friday, Jan. 15

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel

Puppy Dog Pals “New Year, New Bob/All for Show”

(10:30-11:00 a.m. EST)

“New Year, New Bob” – While in Hong Kong for the Chinese New Year, Bob’s homemade lantern for the Lantern Festival accidentally floats out his hotel window.

“All for Show” – Lollie is eager to win the top prize in the local dog show, so Bingo and Rolly go on a mission to help her complete her obstacle course training.

TV-Y

Original Series – Season 5 Premiere on Disney Channel

BUNK’D “Lou’s Still the Boss, but Now There’s a Ross”

(7:30-8:00 p.m. EST)

Camp director Lou, counselors Ava and Noah and campers Destiny, Matteo and Finn are delighted when Emma, fresh from her glamorous career as a fashion designer in Milan, pays a surprise visit to Camp Kikiwaka.

*Guest-starring Peyton List (original cast member from seasons 1-3) as Emma.

TV-G

Original Series – One-Hour Series Premiere Programming Event on Disney Channel

Secrets of Sulphur Springs “Secrets of Sulphur Springs”

(8:00-9:06 p.m. EST)

Griffin Campbell and his family have just uprooted their lives to move to a new town and take ownership of an abandoned hotel in hopes of restoring it to the lively vacation destination it once was. Not long after Griffin begins his first day at a new school, he learns that the hotel he just moved into is rumored to be haunted by the ghost of a girl who disappeared decades ago.

TV-PG

Saturday, Jan. 16

Original Series – Tentpole Episode Premiere on Disney Channel

Big City Greens “Chipocalypse Now”

(9:00-9:30 a.m. EST)

Chip Whistler tears down the buildings around the Greens’ house to build a new Wholesome Foods store.

*Paul Scheer (“Star Trek: Lower Decks “) and Andy Richter (“Conan”) guest star as Chip Whistler and Mayor Hansock, respectively.

TV-Y7

Friday, Jan. 22

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Junior

Mickey Mouse Mixed-Up Adventures “Donald’s Dilemma/The Royal-ympics!”

(6:00-6:30 p.m. EST)

“Donald’s Dilemma” – Donald’s day of doing chores is derailed when his Uncle Manny pays him a surprise visit.

*Richard Kind (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”) guest stars as Uncle Manny.

“The Royal-ympics!” – Princess Olivia of Royalandia asks the Happy Helpers for help with the Royal-ympics.

*Madison Pettis (“Five Points”) guest stars as Princess Olivia.

TV-Y

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel

BUNK’D “Rise of the Machine”

(7:30-8:00 p.m. EST)

Noah and Ava face a new challenge when they take over the “PeeWeeWaka” day camp program for younger campers. Meanwhile, Destiny and Finn express very different styles when they co-host the camp radio news show.

TV-G

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel

Secrets of Sulphur Springs “Time To Face The Music”

(8:00-8:24 p.m. EST)

Harper asks Griffin to meet her at the portal after school, but, when Griffin gets home, he discovers his Grandfather has arrived for a visit.

TV-PG

Saturday, Jan. 23

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel

Big City Greens “‘Rent Control/Pool’s Gold”

(9:00-9:30 a.m. EST)

“‘Rent Control” – When Gloria’s parents visit, she ropes the Greens into escalating lies about her success.

*Amy Hill (“Magnum P.I.”) and Keone Young (“Star Wars Rebels”) guest star as Mr. and Mrs. Sato.

“Pool’s Gold” – Cricket goes on a quest to find the best pool in Big City.

TV-Y7

Friday, Jan. 29

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel

Puppy Dog Pals “My Bobby Valentine/Musical Mission Mishap”

(10:30-11:00 a.m. EST)

“My Bobby Valentine” – Ana is excited to give Bob his favorite candy for Valentine’s Day, but when every store is sold out, Bingo and Rolly must track down the special holiday treat.

“Musical Mission Mishap” – Bob surprises Ana by winning a walk-on role in “Pups: The Musical!”

TV-Y

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Junior

Mira, Royal Detective “Mira’s Birthday Mystery/The Great Art Mystery”

(7:30-8:00 p.m. EST)

“Mira’s Birthday Mystery” – On Mira’s birthday, Queen Shanti asks her to solve a strange mystery.

“The Great Art Mystery” – When an anonymous painting appears, Mira searches for the artist so it can be entered in Priya’s art show.

*Brian George (“The Big Bang Theory”) guest stars as the art shop owner, Mr. Burman.

TV-Y

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel

BUNK’D “R.V. Having Fun Yet?”

(7:30-8:00 p.m. EST)

Much to Lou’s surprise, Parker Preston (Trevor Tordjman, Disney’s “ZOMBIES”) arrives at Camp Kikiwaka to stake his claim to part ownership of the camp.

TV-G

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel

Secrets of Sulphur Springs “Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Time”

(8:00-8:24 p.m. EST)

Ben is upset by the flurry of news reports marking the thirtieth anniversary of Savannah’s disappearance, while Zoey and Wyatt see it as the perfect opportunity to finally capture her ghost on tape.

TV-PG

Saturday, Jan. 30

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel

Big City Greens “Big Resolution/Winter Greens”

(9:00-9:30 a.m. EST)

“Big Resolution” – On New Year’s Eve, Cricket insists on helping Gloria complete her resolution of approaching her longtime crush, Kevin.

*Booboo Stewart (“Descendants” franchise) guest stars as Kevin.

“Winter Greens” – Cricket and Remy challenge Vasquez to a snowball fight, while Tilly creates a snowperson.

TV-Y7



Season Three of Disney Junior’s Emmy® Award-Nominated Series ‘Muppet Babies’ Debuts Monday, Jan. 4





Season Three of Disney Junior’s Emmy® Award-Nominated Series ‘Muppet Babies’ Debuts Monday, Jan. 4
Dec. 17, 2020

SEASON THREE OF DISNEY JUNIOR’S eMMY® AWARD-NOMINATED SERIES ‘MUPPET BABIES’

DEBUTS MONDAY, JAN. 4

— Rozzie, Fozzie Bear’s Newly Adopted Sister to be Introduced —

Season three of Disney Junior’s Emmy Award®-nominated series “Muppet Babies” will debut FRIDAY, JAN. 4 (5:00 p.m. EST), on Disney Junior and in DisneyNOW, and will introduce a new Muppet named Rozzie, the newly adopted sister of Fozzie Bear. The reimagined, CG-animated “Muppet Babies,” which chronicles the hilarious playroom antics of a young Kermit the Frog, Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo, Animal and Summer Penguin, is Disney Channel’s #1 series with kids 2-5 and has garnered a total of 255 million views on Disney Junior YouTube since its March 2018 premiere.

In the season three premiere, Fozzie shares the news that his family is adopting a little sister, and he’s worried that he doesn’t have what it takes to be a big brother. Fozzie’s “Muppet Babies” friends use their imaginations to enroll him into “Rizzo’s Big Bruddah School.”

Based on the original Emmy Award-winning series, “Muppet Babies” is executive produced by Tom Warburton (“Codename: Kids Next Door”). Matt Danner (“Gravity Falls”) serves as co-executive producer and supervising director for season three. This year, Danner won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer in a Preschool Animated Program for voicing Kermit, Rowlf, Mr. Waldorf, Beaker and Chef. Chris Moreno (“Xiaolin Chronicles”) is co-producer and art director, and Robyn Brown (“WellieWishers”) is co-producer and story editor.

In addition to Danner, the series voice cast includes Jenny Slate (Disney’s Academy Award®-winning “Zootopia”) as Miss Nanny, Melanie Harrison (“Fish Hooks”) as Piggy, Dee Bradley Baker (“Milo Murphy’s Law”) as Animal, Eric Bauza (“The Adventures of Puss in Boots”) as Fozzie, Jessica DiCicco (“Puppy Dog Pals”) as Summer and 2019 Emmy Award® winner for Outstanding Performer in a Preschool Animated Program, Ben Diskin (“The Spectacular Spider-Man”), as Gonzo. Rozzie is voiced by Charlie Townsend (“T.O.T.S.”). The series is a production of OddBot Inc. in association with Disney Junior and The Muppets Studio.

Source: NMR Live+7 ratings. 12/30/19-11/21/20. 47+ telecast limit, excluding movies, news, specials, and shorts.

*Source: YouTube Analytics. Reporting period: Lifetime – 11/30/20 (% change: 1/1/20-11/30/20 vs 1/1/19-11/30/19). Videos Views. Muppet Babies content posted on Disney Junior YouTube channel.

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Bruce W. Smith and Ralph Farquhar Have Entered Into a Broad Overall Deal to Produce Programming for Disney Branded Television





Bruce W. Smith and Ralph Farquhar Have Entered Into a Broad Overall Deal to Produce Programming for Disney Branded Television, and to Identify and Develop Other Disney Projects From Emerging and Diverse Talent
Dec. 15, 2020

BRUCE W. SMITH AND RALPH FARQUHAR HAVE ENTERED INTO A BROAD OVERALL DEAL TO PRODUCE PROGRAMMING FOR DISNEY BRANDED TELEVISION, AND TO IDENTIFY AND DEVELOP OTHER DISNEY PROJECTS FROM EMERGING AND DIVERSE TALENT

Bruce W. Smith and Ralph Farquhar have entered into a wide-ranging, multiyear overall deal with Disney that calls for them to produce animated and live-action series and movies for Disney Branded Television. They will work closely with Meredith Roberts, senior vice president/general manager, Television Animation, Disney Channels, and Ayo Davis, executive vice president, Creative Development and Strategy, Disney Branded Television, to bring their inspired storytelling to Disney audiences. The agreement provides separate funding for Farquhar and Smith to find and develop emerging talent as well as leverage their combined experience to bring unique projects and voices to Disney.

The influential producers’ track record includes the groundbreaking animated series “The Proud Family,” which, 18 years after its Disney Channel premiere, is still beloved for its characters, stories, multilayered humor and messages about inclusion and cultural diversity in a smart, modern way. All episodes are currently available on Disney+, home to the upcoming revival series “The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder.”

Photos are available here.

Gary Marsh, president and chief creative officer, Disney Branded Television, said, “With virtually every studio and platform reaching out to them, it speaks volumes that talented storytellers Ralph and Bruce have chosen Disney as the home for their boundless creativity and inspired social commentary, not to mention their commitment to identifying emerging talent. We are proud to have them as members of our family.”

In a joint statement, Smith and Farquhar said, “We are very happy to be continuing our relationship with Disney and look forward to creating even more truly authentic and diverse stories and characters for audiences worldwide. We are also excited to have the opportunity to bring along a new wave of talented voices that will deepen the connection to Disney storytelling for years to come.”

In addition to creating and executive producing “The Proud Family,” Smith served as one of three directors of the Academy Award®-winning short “Hair Love.” A Walt Disney Animation Studios alumnus, Smith supervised animation on feature films including “The Princess and the Frog,” “Winnie the Pooh,” “Tarzan” and “The Emperor’s New Groove,” and worked on visual development for “Frozen” and “Wreck-It-Ralph.”

Renowned for creating and executive producing the popular sitcom “Moesha,” Farquhar also created and executive produced “South Central” and “The Parkers,” and executive produced “Real Husbands of Hollywood.” His work also includes writing the cult classic, hip-hop feature film “Krush Groove,” supervising producer on “Married… with Children,” and writing for the ABC series “Happy Days.”

Smith is represented by Nancy Newhouse of Newhouse Porter Hubbard. Farquhar is represented by James Kellem of JKA Talent Agency and Gordon M. Bobb of Del Shaw Moonves Tanaka Finkelstein & Lezcano.

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Secrets of Sulphur Springs: Season 1 Lead Sheet & Fact Sheet





Secrets of Sulphur Springs: Season 1 Lead Sheet
“SECRETS OF SULPHUR SPRINGS”

Disney Channel’s “Secrets of Sulphur Springs” is a live-action, time-travel mystery series for kids ages 6-11 and their families. Set in the fictional Lousiana town of Sulphur Springs, the series follows adventurous 12-year-old Griffin Campbell and his bright-eyed, thrill-seeking friend Harper as they come across a secret portal that allows them to travel back in time and uncover clues related to an unsolved town mystery.

Griffin’s world is upended when his father, Ben Campbell, moves the family from Chicago to Sulphur Springs to take ownership of The Tremont Hotel, an abandoned property that has been vacant for decades. The Campbell family, which also includes Griffin’s loving mother Sarah and his younger twin siblings, Wyatt and Zoey, moves into The Tremont in hopes of restoring the dim, cobweb- and dust-filled hotel back to the lively vacation destination it once was—a cheery bed and breakfast complete with an onsite summer camp and nearby bubbling-water springs.

Not long after Griffin begins his first day at a new school, he learns that the hotel he just moved into is rumored to be haunted by the ghost of a girl named Savannah who, without a trace, disappeared decades ago. There he meets Harper, an artistic and mystery-obsessed classmate that he soon befriends. She is fixated on the legend of Savannah and is eager to visit The Tremont to dig into the hotel’s past.

Upon visiting the hotel and meeting Griffin’s family, the two sneakily explore The Tremont and soon stumble upon a secret portal that transports them back in time to a previous era. The portal gives Griffin and Harper a glimpse into The Tremont Hotel during its heyday and, most importantly, Savannah. Committed to solving the mystery of how she went missing, Griffin and Harper embark on a time-travel adventure that puts them face-to-face with a sequence of thrilling escapades and run-ins with younger versions of people they have come to know in the present day. Soon, they wonder if the key to solving the mystery may, in fact, lay with those around them.

Starring are Preston Oliver (“Chicago Fire”) as Griffin, Kyliegh Curran (“Doctor Sleep”) as Harper, Elle Graham (“Swamp Thing”) as Savannah, Kelly Frye (“Criminal Minds”) as Sarah, Josh Braaten (“American Horror Story”) as Ben, Landon Gordon (Disney Channel’s “Coop & Cami Ask the World”) as Wyatt and Madeleine McGraw (“Outcast”) as Zoey.

Tracey Thomson is writer and executive producer (“The Young and the Restless”), and Charles Pratt Jr. (“STAR”) serves as showrunner and executive producer. “Sulphur Springs” is a production of Gwave Productions, LLC, and carries a TV-PG parental guideline.

Secrets of Sulphur Springs: Season 1 Fact Sheet
FACT SHEET

Title: “Secrets of Sulphur Springs”

Network: Disney Channel

Premiere: Friday, Jan. 15, on Disney Channel.

Synopsis: The 11-episode series follows 12-year-old Griffin Campbell, whose family has just uprooted their lives to move to the small town of Sulphur Springs and take ownership of The Tremont, an abandoned hotel, in hopes of restoring it into the lively vacation destination it once was. As Griffin begins his first day at a new school, he learns the hotel he just moved into is rumored to be haunted by the ghost of a girl who disappeared decades ago. Along the way, Griffin befriends Harper, a bright-eyed, mystery-obsessed classmate. Together, they uncover a secret portal that allows them to travel back in time. In the past, they’ll attempt to uncover the key to solving this unsolved mystery, a mystery that affects everyone close to them.

Cast: Preston Oliver as Griffin Campbell

Kyliegh Curran as Harper

Elle Graham as Savannah

Kelly Frye as Sarah Campbell

Josh Braaten as Ben Campbell

Landon Gordon as Wyatt Campbell

Madeleine McGraw as Zoey Campbell

Created by: Tracey Thomson

Executive Producers: Tracey Thomson and Charles Pratt Jr.

Production Company: Gwave Productions, LLC

Parental Guideline: TV-PG

Press Contacts: Alex Liakos Keim

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Hashtags: #SecretsofSulphurSprings, #DisneyChannel, #DisneyNOW



Disney Channel’s First-Ever Mystery Series, ‘Secrets of Sulphur Springs,’ Debuts With One-Hour Programming Event





Disney Channel’s First-Ever Mystery Series, ‘Secrets of Sulphur Springs,’ Debuts With One-Hour Programming Event on Friday, Jan. 15
Dec. 11, 2020

DISNEY CHANNEL’S FIRST-EVER MYSTERY SERIES,

‘SECRETS OF SULPHUR SPRINGS,’ DEBUTS

WITH ONE-HOUR PROGRAMMING EVENT ON FRIDAY, JAN. 15

– Season Five Premiere of ‘BUNK’D,’ With Guest Star Peyton List,

Kicks-Off the Evening –

“Secrets of Sulphur Springs,” a time-travel mystery series for kids and families, premieres FRIDAY, JAN. 15 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EST/PST), with a special one-hour uninterrupted programming event on Disney Channel. Leading into the series debut is the season five premiere of “BUNK’D” (7:30-8:00 p.m. EST/PST), guest starring popular actress Peyton List, an original cast member from seasons 1-3, reprising her role of Emma Ross. New episodes of “Secrets of Sulphur Springs” will be presented Fridays (8:00-8:30 p.m. EST/PST) on Disney Channel, beginning Jan. 22.

Set in the fictional Louisiana town of Sulphur Springs, the series follows 12-year-old Griffin Campbell (Preston Oliver, “Chicago Fire”) whose world has been upended by his father, Ben (Josh Braaten, “American Horror Story”). Ben has moved the family from Chicago to take ownership of an abandoned hotel property, The Tremont. The Campbell family, which also includes Griffin’s mother, Sarah (Kelly Frye, “Criminal Minds”), and his younger twin siblings, Wyatt (Landon Gordon, “Coop & Cami Ask the World”) and Zoey (Madeleine McGraw, “Outcast”), moves into The Tremont in hopes of restoring it to the lively vacation destination it once was. On his first day at his new school, Griffin hears rumors that the hotel is haunted by the ghost of Savannah (Elle Graham, “Swamp Thing”), a girl who disappeared decades ago. He soon meets and befriends Harper (Kyliegh Curran, “Doctor Sleep”), a thrill-seeking classmate, and soon they discover a secret portal that allows them to travel back in time and uncover clues about the town mystery.

Coinciding with the series premiere, the DisneyNOW app will launch a casual game, “Mystery at The Tremont,” in which users can explore Sulphur Springs in an interactive adventure full of hidden objects, puzzles and mini-games.

“Secrets of Sulphur Springs” is from writer and executive producer Tracey Thomson (“The Young and the Restless”). Charles Pratt Jr. (“STAR”) is the executive producer. The series is produced by Gwave Productions, LLC, and carries a TV-G parental guideline.

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BUNK’D: Season 5 Lead Sheet & Fact Sheet





BUNK’D: Season 5 Lead Sheet
“BUNK’D”

Disney Channel’s family comedy “BUNK’D” returns for a fifth season of fun and friendship at Camp Kikiwaka. Back for another exciting summer at the camp in rural Maine are the enthusiastic camp owner/director Lou, counselors Ava and Noah, and returning campers Destiny, Matteo and Finn, who are all ready to tackle new and hilarious adventures.

As the new season begins, they are thrilled to welcome former counselor-turned-fashion-designer Emma Ross (guest star Peyton List), who pays a surprise visit to her old stomping grounds. Season five also features the arrival of charming newcomer Parker Preston, played by Disney Channel favorite Trevor Tordjman, who claims part-ownership of the camp and is determined to implement his own over-the-top ideas, much to Lou’s consternation.

Meanwhile, Destiny takes on more responsibilities while she pursues her newly discovered passion for protecting the environment. Matteo impresses his fellow campers with his professor-level scientific expertise and Finn continues to charge fearlessly into adventures. Although Ava and Noah have gained confidence in their second year as counselors, Lou soon presents them with a daunting challenge: supervising the new “PeeWeeWaka” day campers, a fast-moving pack of energetic eight-year-olds who always keep them on their toes.

“BUNK‘D“ stars Miranda May (“The Heartbreak Kid,” “Samantha Who?”) as Lou, Raphael Alejandro (“Once Upon a Time”) as Matteo, Will Buie Jr. (“Daytime Divas”) as Finn, Mallory James Mahoney (Disney Channel Original Movie “Adventures in Babysitting”) as Destiny, Shelby Simmons (“Andi Mack”) as Ava, Israel Johnson (“Schooled”) as Noah and Trevor Tordjman (Disney’s “ZOMBIES” movies) as Parker.

Erin Dunlap (“Andi Mack,” “Jessie”) is executive producer of the live-action comedy series, which was created by Pamela Eells O’Connell (“Jessie,” “Family Matters,” “The Suite Life of Zack & Cody,” “The Suite Life on Deck”). “BUNK’D” is from It’s a Laugh Productions, Inc., and carries a TV-G parental guideline.

BUNK’D: Season 5 Fact Sheet
FACT SHEET

Title: “BUNK’D”

Network: Disney Channel

Season Five Premiere Date: Friday, Jan. 15 (7:30 p.m. EST/PST)

New Episodes Available: Fridays (7:30 p.m. EST/PST)

Synopsis: Back for another exciting summer at the sometimes struggling Camp Kikiwaka in rural Maine are the enthusiastic camp owner/director Lou, counselors Ava and Noah, and returning campers Destiny, Matteo and Finn, who are all ready to tackle new and hilarious adventures. They also welcome witty and charming Parker Preston, who arrives to stake his 15% claim to the camp and brings his own over-the-top ideas that don’t necessarily mesh with Lou’s.

Starring: Miranda May as Lou Hockhauser

Mallory James Mahoney as Destiny Baker

Raphael Alejandro as Matteo Silva

Will Buie, Jr. as Finn Sawyer

Shelby Simmons as Ava King

Israel Johnson as Noah Lambert

Trevor Tordjman as Parker Preston

Executive Producer: Erin Dunlap

Created by: Pamela Eells O‘Connell

Production Company: It’s a Laugh Productions

Parental Guideline: TV-G



Daveed Diggs Brings His Trademark Flow to Disney Channel in a New and Totally Lit Hanukkah Song





Daveed Diggs Brings His Trademark Flow to Disney Channel in a New and Totally Lit Hanukkah Song, “Puppy for Hanukkah”
Dec. 4, 2020

DAVEED DIGGS BRINGS HIS TRADEMARK FLOW TO DISNEY CHANNEL IN A NEW AND TOTALLY LIT HANUKKAH SONG, “PUPPY FOR HANUKKAH”

Multitalented Daveed Diggs (Broadway’s “Hamilton,” “Snowpiercer”) brings his trademark flow to the original new song “Puppy for Hanukkah” premiering today, FRIDAY, DEC. 4 (9:00 p.m. EST/PST), on Disney Channel. The holiday hip-hop song, performed by Diggs and marked by his distinctive vocal style, dense verses with a memorable hook, was written and produced by Diggs with his longtime friends and creative partners William Hutson and Jonathan Snipes (also of the experimental hip-hop trio Clipping.). The song includes clarinet, tsimbl and percussion to make its innovative attention-grabbing sound.

The music video will also be presented on DisneyMusicVEVO and will rotate on Disney Channel and in Disney Stores nationwide this month.

“Daveed, William and Jonathan created a Hanukkah song for the ages that’s inventive, humorous and relevant as it celebrates the Miracle of Lights, the diverse world we live in, and the universal joy when a family adopts a pet into a child’s life,” said Steven Vincent, vice president, Music and Soundtracks, Disney Branded Television.

“I was honored when Disney Channel approached me to come up with a fresh Hanukkah tune and embraced the opportunity to share my love of music and a little piece of my culture,” said Diggs.

The song was written and produced by Grammy® and Tony® Award-winning Daveed Diggs with William Huston and Jonathan Snipes. The song is performed by Daveed Diggs. It was mixed by Steve Kaplan. Musicians featured are Max Kaplan on the clarinet and Hal Rosenfeld on the tsimbl and percussion. It is published by Wonderland Music Company, Inc. (BMI).

The lyrics to “Puppy for Hanukkah” are the following:

You know what I want

Whatchu want whatchu want whatchu want whatchu want

I want a puppy for Hanukkah

Wanna puppy wanna puppy wanna puppy wanna puppy

And Imma get Just what I wanted yup

Gon get it gon get it gon get it gon get it

Imma get puppy for Hanukkah

Get a puppy get a puppy get a puppy get a puppy

Some kids write lists for they Christmas gifts and send em’ all off to they Santa’s

But I don’t trip off a list for my gift

Imma get it cause I got 8 chances

That’s right 8 nights Festival of Lights go hard for a week with a plus one

So y’all keep stressing be good learn lessons

But Hanukkah is the best fun

And you can laugh if you wanna

Laugh at ’em laugh at ’em laugh at ’em laugh at ’em

But Imma get a puppy for Hanukkah

Get a puppy get a puppy get a puppy get a puppy

Clarinet no harmonica

Play the clarinet play the clarinet play the clarinet

When I get my puppy for Hanukkah

That’s right.

Okay first night an’ I’m feeling right

Momma came with a gift wrapped box

It don’t bark don’t bite don’t cry when I shake it so I’m pretty sure that it’s just socks

But you never know miracles happen

I tap in and start to rip the paper.

Oh please let it be

The puppy that I wanted I don’t wanna wait till (oh yep that’s just socks)

Imma get what I wanted to

Whatchu want whatchu want whatchu want whatchu want

Imma get a puppy for Hanukkah

Get a puppy get a puppy get a puppy get a puppy

I ain’t even trippin’ on it bruh

I ain’t even trip I ain’t even trip I ain’t even trip

Cause Imma get my puppy for Hanukkah

Ok.

Night two what it do candles get lit it’s lit!

Latkes sour cream is the best dip best dip!

Apple sauce on the side I might just get

(Say the Brucha first)

Adonai ain’t gonna trip

Barukh atah Adonai, Eloheinu Melech ha’olam, asher kid’shanu b’mitzvotav, v’tzivanu l’hadlik ner shel Hanukkah

That blessing is a bop now I’ve said it

Not sure what it means but I learned in phonetic

By the way you gat a present for me is it what I wanted?

Pass that shamash let’s get the flame started.

Ooooh. For me? Oh, you shouldn’t have well. Guess I’ll just (ripping sounds)

Oh that’s a sweater! Did somebody knit this? It’s really … It’s really great.

This isn’t going how I saw It huh

Ain’t goin well it ain’t going well

I really hope I get this puppy for Hanukkah

Get a puppy get a puppy get a puppy get a puppy

It’s all I ever really wanted for

It’s all I want it’s all I want it’s all I want

Just a puppy for Hanukkah

Gimme that dog

Lights keep burning and nights just pass

Menorah is now covered up with wax

I thought it would be obvious I didn’t want to ask

but will tonight be the night I get my puppy at last?

My feet are warm and my body is cozy

The hats and the mittens an umbrella? Totally

Great love it all I’m the king of style.

There’s one thing I’ve been wanting all this while I….

(yip) wait… is that?… could it be? Oh my gosh

You’re everything I ever wanted for

You the one I want you the one I want you the one I want

You’re my puppy for Hanukkah.

Got my puppy got my puppy got my puppy got my puppy

Imma name you Monica

(Nah probably not that’s a weird name for a dog)

But it rhymes with Hanukkah

I got my Hanukkah puppy

I got my Hanukkah puppy

I got my Hanukkah puppy

I got my Hanukkah puppy

I got my Hanukkah puppy

I got my Hanukkah puppy

I got my Hanukkah puppy

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