Playhouse Disney Becomes Disney Junior

Although I don’t have little ones in the house anymore, anything related to Disney is big news to us. When I learned that Playhouse Disney is to become Disney Junior on February 14th, I had to share the news.

From the press release:

Disney JuniorDisney Junior is a new multiplatform brand devoted to children ages 2-7 and their families. Disney Junior will invite parents and grandparents to join their children in the Disney experience of magical, musical and heartfelt stories and characters, both classic and new, while incorporating specific learning and developmental themes.

Among the new series are:

  • Jake and the Never Land Pirates, an animated adventure combining new and classic Disney characters Captain Hook and Smee (Peter Pan)
  • A series of Disney Poetry Shorts which showcases poems for children set against classic Disney animation
  • Two short form series, Mickey Mousekersize and Special Agent Oso: Three Healthy Steps, to encourage healthy lifestyles for preschoolers and families
  • Babar and the Adventures of Badou, an updated version of the classic Babar, that introduces King Babar’s energetic eight-year-old grandson, Badou, and friends as they explore the world of Celesteville
  • Tinga Tinga Tales, a vibrant animated adventure inspired by traditional African animal folktales and the art of Tanzania
  • Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Handy Manny, Special Agent Oso and the Imagination Movers will still be part of Disney Junior

Mickey Mousekersize will be hosted by Mickey Mouse himself and will  focus on the fun of exercising and will encourage children at home to get up and move along with Mickey and pals. Special Agent Oso: Three Healthy Steps features Oso and friends as they watch a live-action kid demonstrate three healthy steps to exercising and eating right.

Learn more about Disney Junior and see sneak previews of some of the shows visit the Disney Junior website (a video will start when you click, you may want to turn down the sound). Keep up with the latest information, visit Disney Junior on Facebook.

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Living in the Tampa Bay area, I'm lucky enough to see beautiful sunsets almost every day. Although life can be difficult at times, focusing on the positive and being with my family is what gets me through.

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