“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” EVENT, featuring new episodes and a guest appearance by Princess Jasmine!
BEGINNING MONDAY, JUNE 10
Sure, summer is the time for spending days outdoors, and we’ll be doing that for sure, but that doesn’t mean we’ll be giving up our favorite Disney Junior shows!
Here’s the scoop on Disney Junior must-see shows this summer:
“Sofia the First,” cable TV’s #1 series among Kids 2-5, will expand to a daily telecast and kick off Disney Junior’s “Pirate and Princess Summer” event beginning MONDAY, JUNE 10. The series, which stars Disney’s first little girl princess, will air weekdays at 9:30 a.m. ET/PT and weekends at 8:30 a.m. ET/PT on Disney Channel and weeknights at 7:00 p.m. and weekends 5:30 p.m. on Disney Junior.
- All summer long, new episodes of “Sofia the First” and hit series “Jake and the Never Land Pirates” will alternate with Friday premieres FRIDAY, JUNE 14 – FRIDAY, AUGUST 23 on both Disney Channel (9:00 a.m. ET/PT) and Disney Junior (5:00 p.m. ET/PT).
- You can even watch new episodes a week in advance on WATCHDisneyJunior.com and via the WATCH Disney Junior apps for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. WATCH Disney Junior delivers a live feed of the network online and to mobile devices, as well as on demand episodes of popular shows. (Currently, the service is available on Comcast, Cablevision, Cox Communications, Charter Communications, Midcontinent Communications and AT&T U-verse.)
- The “Pirate and Princess Summer” event takes place across all Disney Junior digital platforms including Disney Junior On Demand, WATCH Disney Junior and iTunes, as well as an immersive online super-site on DisneyJunior.com featuring new episode-specific activities and games to “unlock” each week with a special token showcased during each episode premiere. Beginning Friday, June 14, log on to DisneyJunior.com/Summer and upload photos of their child dressed as a pirate or princess for the chance to be featured as the “Pirate/Princess of the Day” on Disney Junior.
- And, perhaps the most exciting announcement of all: Classic Disney Princess Jasmine, voiced by Linda Larkin (“Aladdin”) and sung by Broadway legend Lea Salonga (“Miss Saigon”), will be making her debut appearance on “Sofia the First” as a guest star!
Among the premieres:
Friday, June 14 (9:30 a.m. ET/PT) – “Sofia the First” featuring Princess Jasmine,
Friday, June 14 – Jerry O’Connell guest starring as a pirate genie in search of a treasure wishing well on “Jake and the Never Land Pirates”
Friday, June 21 – Jane Kaczmarek and Teri Hatcher recur in the roles Red Jessica and Beatrice Le Beak, respectively on “Jake and the Never Land Pirates”
Friday, July 26 – Viola Davis guest starring as Sofia’s energetic Buttercup troop leader on “Sofia the First”
Friday, August 23 – Megan Mullally guest stars as Miss Nettle, a new fairy teacher who Sofia quickly learns is up to no good, on “Sofia the First”.
All airtimes are 9:00 a.m. ET/PT unless otherwise noted.
It looks like it’s going to be one fun summer with Disney Junior! Which show are
you (I mean, your kids) most excited about?