Disney Junior to Debut New Kid’s Nutritious Cooking Series “That’s Fresh: For Kids”

Leave it to Disney to continue take the steps to helping our children learn (while being entertained) with “That’s Fresh: For Kids,” a new version of the popular Disney Junior Night Light cooking series “That’s Fresh.” Each of these new episodes will be hosted by Chef Helen Cavallo, and will encourage young viewers to play an active role in the cooking process and be part of the choice to make healthy eating habits a part of their lives.

Chef Helen Cavallo

Chef Helen Cavallo

The recipes are easy and safe to prepare and include Veggie Rolls, Fruit Kabobs, Trail Mix, Berry Pops and Doc McStuffins’ No Bake Muffins. The foods are “Mickey Approved” and meet Disney’s Nutrition Guidelines limiting calories, saturated fat, sodium and sugar.

Here’s a sneak peek

Moms, Disney Junior has Valentine’s Day Fun for Your Kids with Doc McStuffins and Handy Manny

Happy Valentine’s from Doc McStuffins and Handy Manny

Doc McStuffins” episode titled “My Huggy Valentine,” Doc receives a stuffed Valentine’s Day heart named Val as a gift and Lambie gets jealous because she thinks Doc likes her new toy better. After diagnosing Lambie with “splitheartitis,” Doc reassures her that no one could ever take her place. Watch “Doc McStuffins” on the Disney Channel and on Disney Junior.

DOC, VAL

DOC, VAL

DOC, VAL, LAMBIE

DOC, VAL, LAMBIE

Watch on Valentine’s Day

Handy Manny” episode, Manny wants to ask longtime friend Kelly to a Valentine’s Day party. With a little help from the tools, he finally works up the courage and asks her to attend Mrs. Portillo’s party with him. The episode titled “Valentine’s Day Party” premieres Thursday, February 14 at 10:30 a.m., ET/PT on Disney Channel and 6:00 p.m., ET/PT on Disney Junior.

MANNY, SQUEEZE, FELIPE, PAT, STRETCH, RUSTY, TURNER, FLICKER, DUSTY

MANNY, SQUEEZE, FELIPE, PAT, STRETCH, RUSTY, TURNER, FLICKER, DUSTY

KELLY, MANNY

KELLY, MANNY

PHOTO CREDIT ©DISNEY CHANNEL/PLAYHOUSE DISNEY

Parental Programming Including Cooking to Debut on Disney Junior

Starting this coming Tuesday, September 4th, Disney Junior will be debuting a nightly blog of parent-targeted, kid-friendly, short-form programming to air from 9 PM to 4 AM Eastern/Pacific on the Disney Junior Channel.

Disney Junior Night Light – For Grown-ups

The series that will be launching include:

  • “DJ Tales,” featuring cleverly costumed finger puppets acting out kids’ versions of classic fairytales and storybook favorites.
  • “Picture This!,” a fast-paced series featuring artists and animators creating images of classic and contemporary Disney characters.
  • “That’s Fresh,” a cooking show hosted by chef Helen Cavallo who shares inspirational stories of cooking and eating with her own family and simple, healthy recipe ideas for kids and families

Tune in Online

You can also watch the content online at DisneyJunior.com/Nightlight.

"Disney Junior Night Light"

What Makes Disney Channel and XD Stars Mom’s Special? Here’s How they Celebrate Mother’s Day

In this featurette are Disney Channel stars China Anne McClain (“A.N.T. Farm,” McClain Sisters) and her older sisters Sierra and Lauryn McClain (McClain Sisters), Ross Lynch and Laura Marano (“Austin & Ally”), Bridgit Mendler (“Good Luck Charlie”), Debby Ryan (“Jessie”), Tyler James Williams and Coco Jones (“Let It Shine”), Bella Thorne and Zendaya (“Shake It Up”), and Disney XD stars Leo Howard (“Kickin’ It”) and Adam Hicks and Doc Shaw (“Pair of Kings”).

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Happy Mother’s Day to all the Moms out there!

Disney Channel’s “Good Luck Charlie” Premieres Sunday May 6th with Make Room for Baby & a New TV Mommy Blogger

"Good Luck Charlie" on the Disney Channel

“Good Luck Charlie” on the Disney Channel

Season 3 kicks off on Sunday Night on the Disney Channel as the Duncan family from “Good Luck Charlie” adjusts to the news of another new baby arriving and the changes from needing a new home to mom Amy leaving her full-time job to be at home become the focus of the start of the season.

“Good Luck Charlie” stars include Bridgit Mendler, Jason Dolley, Leigh-Allyn Baker, Bradley Steven Perry, Mia Talerico and Eric Allan Kramer and Raven Goodwin, Shane Harper and Micah Williams return to reprise their roles as Ivy, Spencer and Emmett.

It’s more diapers, bottles and onesies for the Duncans as they prepare to welcome the newest member of their family. Baby Duncan, whose name was chosen by more than 25 million votes worldwide on www.DisneyChannel.com.

We got to speak with Leigh-Allyn Baker from her vacation in Paris earlier this week. One of the fascinating things we found it is that the series is very popular with kids and tweens ranking #2 in those categories. We asked Leigh-Allyn why she thought it was so popular and she told us that the show has something for everyone to identify with, “even though kids roll their eyes, they want to enjoy doing something with their family” and watching “Good Luck Charlie” is a way to bring families together for an entertaining event.

Leigh-Allyn Baker of "Good Luck Charlie" on the Disney Channel

Leigh-Allyn Baker of “Good Luck Charlie” on the Disney Channel

Leigh-Allyn also told us that she has some similar personality traits with her character, Amy, which include being outgoing, fun, theatrical and even to some extent her characters desire for stardom, that some times backfires.

Being a mother herself, Leigh-Allyn and the other cast members get to offer input to the producers and writers for character development and ideas for upcoming shows. Leigh-Allyn likes how the creators pay attention to who the actor is and mixes the character and personality together to make their performance realistic and entertaining.

One of the interesting things that happens this season is that Amy starts a new venture – a blog and becomes a “mommy blogger.” We are excited to see this role on the Disney Channel as there  are millions of mom’s out there who are blogging about their families and many of them are making a living at it as well.

Some more interesting facts about Leigh-Allyn: her birthday is April 3rd and she has a 3-year-old son and is pregnant with her second child. Her son’s favorite show is “Jake and the Neverland Pirates” along with “Doc McStuffins” on the Disney Channel (of course!).

You may also recognize Leigh-Allyn from her roles on “Will and Grace” and “Charmed” as well as numerous other roles in television and movies.

“Good Luck Charlie” was created by Phil Baker and Drew Vaupen (“Suddenly Susan” and “What I Like About You”) and is executive-produced by Baker, Vaupen and Dan Staley (“Cheers,” “Love & Money”).

New episodes of “Good Luck Charlie” air SUNDAYS on Disney Channel. The series is a production of It’s A Laugh Productions, Inc. and carries a TV-G parental guideline. Click here for more info on this show or like the series on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/GoodLuckCharlie.

Mom’s Go Digital

Moms Go DigitalJust like “Good Luck Charlie’s” mom, Amy, going digital as a blogger, many other mom’s have done this chronicling their families adventures and connecting with other moms around the globe.

Want to know more about digital moms and “mommy bloggers” plus get to meet some “real-life” digital moms who are using the Internet as their platform, come out to the Digital LA “Mom’s Go Digital” event at The Mom’s Bar in Santa Monica, Tuesday, May 8th. Click here for more information. 


Meet Rising Star, Kiara Muhammad of “Doc McStuffins” on Disney Junior

We were invited to chat with Disney’s next BIG star – Kiara Muhammad who voices the starring role of Doc in the new animated series “Doc McStuffins” on Disney Junior. We love the concept of this new series because every child wants to talk to animals and even more help them. Doc McStuffins is a six-year-old girl who communicates with and heals stuffed animals and broken toys out of her backyard playhouse clinic.

What’s even better – in the story are little tips like getting rid of salami breath by brushing your teeth. Lots of fun and we think your kids will love her!

CHILLY, STUFF, DOC MCSTUFFINS, LAMBIE, HALLIE

DOC MCSTUFFINS - "Doc McStuffins," an imaginative animated series about Doc McStuffins, a six-year-old girl who runs and operates a clinic for broken toys and worn out stuffed animals out of the playhouse in her backyard, will debut with the launch of the new 24-hour Disney Junior channel in 2012. (DISNEY JUNIOR)
CHILLY, STUFF, DOC MCSTUFFINS, LAMBIE, HALLIE

About Doc McStuffins Actor

We started out asking a few questions to find out more about Kiara, the newest star on Disney Junior because our kids wanted to know more about how she has gotten to where she is today.

  • How did you get started? Kiara lived in Boston growing up and her parents saw her creative side and wanted to nurture it. They started with photo shoots for Reebok and moved to NY when more opportunities came up and finally moved to California for some commercial work.
  • Her favorite project prior to Doc McStuffins? Her Yoplait Commercial.
  • Was this your dream? When she lived in NY – she saw the Kids Choice awards and she told her parents that’s where she wanted to be on the red carpet and to be famous.
  • What’s your favorite part about Doc McStuffins? Chili sings the funniest songs
  • What’s the hardest part? Monday and Tuesday – after school she has lots of homework to keep up on.
  • What would you like your fans to know about you? That she considers herself a kind person and is nice and will always be a good friend. Most importantly she hopes that you will tune into her show “Doc McStuffins.” 

More about Kiara

13-year-old Kiara Muhammad voices the title role of Doc McStuffins, a six-year-old girl who runs and operates a clinic for broken toys and worn out stuffed animals from her backyard playhouse, in Disney Junior’s new animated series “Doc McStuffins.”

Originally from Boston, Massachusetts, Muhammad and her family relocated to New York City when she was seven-years-old. After landing the lead role of Fern in her school’s production of “Charlotte’s Web,” Muhammad’s parents enrolled her in acting classes and then moved to Los Angeles so Muhammad could pursue an acting career.

After auditioning for TV and film projects for only a few short months, Muhammad landed a guest-starring role on the hit Disney Channel series “Hannah Montana,” followed by a supporting role in the Disney Channel Original Movie “Den Brother,” before landing the lead role as the voice of Doc in “Doc McStuffins.”

Muhammad’s other television credits include co-starring roles on hit series “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Mike & Molly” and “Hart of Dixie.” She has also been featured in multiple national commercials and several print campaigns for Ebony and Reebok.

In addition to her love of acting, Muhammad is a singer and dancer, who recently began recording her first album. Muhammad is an honor roll student and enjoys tennis, basketball and bowling, as well as staying on top of the latest fashion trends.

Kiara Muhammad records the title role of Doc in Disney Junior's "Doc McStuffins," an animated series that models good health, hygiene, compassion and nurturing for kids age 2-7.  The series premieres FRIDAY, MARCH 23 on the popular Disney Junior block on Disney Channel (10:00-11:00 a.m., ET/PT) and the new 24-hour Disney Junior channel (4:00-5:00 p.m., ET/PT). (DISNEY JUNIOR/TODD WAWRYCHUK)

Kiara Muhammad records the title role of Doc in Disney Junior's "Doc McStuffins," an animated series that models good health, hygiene, compassion and nurturing for kids age 2-7. The series premieres FRIDAY, MARCH 23 on the popular Disney Junior block on Disney Channel (10:00-11:00 a.m., ET/PT) and the new 24-hour Disney Junior channel (4:00-5:00 p.m., ET/PT). (DISNEY JUNIOR/TODD WAWRYCHUK)

About the show

DOC MCSTUFFINS - "Doc McStuffins," an imaginative animated series about Doc McStuffins, a six-year-old girl who runs and operates a clinic for broken toys and worn out stuffed animals out of the playhouse in her backyard, will debut with the launch of the new 24-hour Disney Junior channel in 2012. (DISNEY JUNIOR) DOC MCSTUFFINS, STUFFY

DOC MCSTUFFINS - "Doc McStuffins," an imaginative animated series about Doc McStuffins, a six-year-old girl who runs and operates a clinic for broken toys and worn out stuffed animals out of the playhouse in her backyard, will debut with the launch of the new 24-hour Disney Junior channel in 2012. (DISNEY JUNIOR)
DOC MCSTUFFINS, STUFFY

Don’t miss this new series!

You can even watch full episodes online here: http://www.DisneyJunior.com/Doc

“Doc McStuffins” premieres Friday, March 23 (10:00-11:00 a.m., ET/PT) on the new Disney Junior Channel.