“Sofia the First” appisode app for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch #Kids #DisneyJunior

“Sofia the First” appisode app for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch

Have you heard? A new interactive episode of Disney Junior’s series Sofia the First,” is available as a brand new appisode on the Disney Junior Appisodes app for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch for $4.99.

"SOFIA THE FIRST" DEBUTS IN THE DISNEY JUNIOR APPISODES APP FOR iPAD, iPHONE AND iPOD TOUCH

“SOFIA THE FIRST” DEBUTS IN THE DISNEY JUNIOR APPISODES APP FOR iPAD, iPHONE AND iPOD TOUCH

Did you know that  “Sofia the First” is currently cable TV’s #1 series among kids 2-5? If you’re like a lot of parents, knowing that your child can interact with safe content on mobile devices is very important. That’s why we’re recommending this series for your children created by Disney/ABC Television Group’s Digital Media team, the Disney Junior Appisodes app is created for fans 2-7 and they can explore the app by simply touching, tapping, swiping, tilting, shaking and talking their way through the fun-filled activities of some of their favorite Disney Junior shows.

In the new appisode, “The Big Sleepover,” kids play along as Sofia helps her old friends from the village fit in with her new princess pals during her first royal slumber party. Some of the activities that kids will be engaged with are: 
  • Picking out outfits and hairstyles for Sofia’s friends
  • Completing jigsaw puzzles to move the story forward
  • Helping Sofia put on her tiara
  • Decorating a fan that will appear in the show
  • Going for an elevator ride in the castle with Sofia but a stop on the wrong floor will mean an unexpected run in with Cedric
  • Taking a picture of themselves with Clover

About Disney Junior Appisodes

Disney Junior Appisodes app launched in April 2013 and currently includes a free download of the original Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Road Rally Appisode, as well as “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse – Mickey and Donald Have a Farm Appisode,  “Jake and the Never Land Pirates Appisode and  “Doc McStuffins Appisode,” all of which are available for $4.99. “Jake and the Never Land Pirates Appisode” includes the “Hide the Hideout” and “Captain Hook’s Hooks” episodes, and the “Doc McStuffins Appisode” includes Rescue Ronda, Ready For Takeoff and “A Bad Case of the Pricklethorns.” 

Disney Apps for TV

The Disney/ABC Television Group has also launched innovative apps for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch so you can WATCH ABCWATCH Disney Channel, WATCH Disney Junior and WATCH Disney😄, live streaming of channel feeds, and view on demand episodes of popular shows.

Good News for Parents New Programming for Kids 2-7 from Disney

Disney Junior

Disney Junior

As a parent who worries about safe programming options, we thought you’d want to know about the launch of Disney Junior, a new multiplatform destination for kids age 2-7, which reminds us of traditional Disney storytelling from our youth with Disney characters, both classic and contemporary. Disney Junior will debut MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14 (8:30 a.m., ET/PT), with the new animated series “Jake and the Never Land Pirates.” There will be five other new series joining the Disney Junior schedule: “Mickey Mousekersize,” “Special Agent Oso: Three Healthy Steps” (supporting Disney’s Magic of Healthy Living initiative) and “A Poem Is…” (narrated by Jennifer Garner and Katie Holmes, among other familiar voices), and full length series “Babar and the Adventures of Badou” and “Tinga Tinga Tales.” Viewers’ current favorites, “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse,” “Handy Manny,” “Special Agent Oso,” “Jungle Junction” and “Imagination Movers.”

In addition to Disney Junior’s animated and live action programming Disney will blend learning components including early math and language skills with healthy eating and lifestyles to support social and emotional development.

There will even be a dedicated section for parent and caregivers will highlight character-inspired recipes, crafts and party planning tips and ideas, along with how-to videos at the website DisneyJunior.com.

About the New Programs:

Jake and the Never Land Pirates

Jake and the Never Land Pirates

 

“Jake and the Never Land Pirates” is a new animated adventure series that introduces a crew of kid pirates – leader Jake and pals Izzy and Cubby – and follows their Never Land adventures as they work to outwit two infamous characters, the one and only Captain Hook and Smee, from Disney’s classic “Peter Pan.” The series, which emphasizes teamwork, features original pirate rock music performed by The Never Land Pirate Band. Many of the key creative professionals behind Disney’s #1 series for preschoolers, “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse,” are at the helm of “Jake and the Never Land Pirates.” Rob LaDuca executive-produces, with Mark Seidenberg serving as producer/story editor, Kelly Ward as voice director and Howy Parkins directing the series. It is a production of Disney Television Animation.

“Mickey Mousekersize,” a new short-form series part of Disney’s Magic of Healthy Living initiative is hosted by Mickey Mouse and focuses on the fun of exercising, encouraging children at home to get up and move along with Mickey and pals.

Special Agent Oso

Special Agent Oso

“Special Agent Oso: Three Healthy Steps” a new short-form series part of Disney’s Magic of Healthy Living features Oso and friends as they watch a live-action kid demonstrate three healthy steps to exercising and eating right. Sean Astin and Brad Garrett star as Oso and Buffo.

“A Poem Is…” is a short-form animated series showcasing poems for children set to scenes and imagery from classic Disney films including “Dumbo,” “Bambi” and “Lady and the Tramp.” Narrated by Katie Holmes and Jennifer Garner, the series is designed to cultivate fond memories of Disney classics for parents and create new ones for kids by introducing young children to the beauty of a poem.

Babar and the Adventures of Badou

Babar and the Adventures of Badou

“Babar and the Adventures of Badou” is an updated version of the classic “Babar” series and introduces King Babar’s energetic eight-year-old grandson, Badou, and friends as they explore the world of Celesteville.

“Tinga Tinga Tales” is a vibrant animated adventure series inspired by traditional African animal folktales and the art of Tanzania.

Here’s an interesting look at the creative side of this new series:


Disney Junior will be available on basic cable in more than 99 million U.S. homes on Disney Channel and to millions of other viewers on 25 Disney Junior channels (Playhouse Disney channels) and free-to-air broadcast partners around the world. It’s also seen via subscription video-on-demand and a broadband website, DisneyJunior.com.

Coming in 2011: Disney Junior for Kids Ages 2-7

Disney JuniorWe’re excited to share the news! In February 2011, the Disney Channel will be launching Disney Junior, a new multi-platform brand devoted to children ages 2-7 and their families. You’ll be able to watch daily TV shows on the Disney Channel, find more interactive materials on the website, watch content on VOD and mobile platforms!

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.

There are also a lot of new series launching with the brand such as “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; and “Tinga Tinga Tales,” a vibrant animated adventure inspired by traditional African animal folktales and the art of Tanzania.

Don’t worry!! Playhouse Disney hits “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse,” “Handy Manny,” “Special Agent Oso” and “Imagination Movers,” among others, will also be part of Disney Junior.

Disney Junior will be available on basic cable in more than 99 million U.S. homes and to millions of other viewers on 25 Disney Junior channels (currently Playhouse Disney channels) and free-to-air broadcast partners around the world. It will also be seen via video-on-demand and a broadband website, DisneyJunior.com.

Even better news!! As part of Disney’s Magic of Healthy Living initiative, which encourages healthier lifestyles for kids and families, Disney Junior will premiere two new short-form series, “Mickey Mousekersize” and “Special Agent Oso: Three Healthy Steps.” Hosted by Mickey Mouse, “Mickey Mousekersize” focuses on the fun of exercising and encourages 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. Sean Astin and Brad Garrett star as Oso and Buffo.

Your children will also love the Poetry Short Series designed to bring fond memories of Disney classics to parents and create new ones for kids. The series of short-form animation showcases poems for children set to scenes and imagery from classic Disney films. It will introduce preschoolers to the beauty of a poem well read and combine it with extraordinary moments in Disney animation history.

Be sure to tune into the Disney Channel – young or old, it is magical for all of us.

Calling All Disney “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse” Fans! Time for a New Fitness Themed show for your kids!

Be sure to join the Disney Chanel for the third season of the #1 Playhouse Disney series “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse” on SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27 (9:00 a.m., ET/PT).  This is their third season with 100 episodes and will include a new physical fitness-themed short-form series, “Mickey Mousekersize” and three new primetime specials.

We’re excited that Disney has stepped up with this ongoing commitment to help kids and parents achieve healthier lifestyles by engaging preschoolers in fun physical activity. Be sure to tune for the 10 new three-minute “Mickey Mousekersize” shorts, hosted by Mickey Mouse, with a focus on the fun of exercising and encouraging kids at home to get up and move along with Mickey and pals.

Don’t miss the first show’s episode “Goofy’s Goofbot” in which Goofy builds a super smart and strong toy robot that looks just like him. Other storylines for season three include an “Indiana Jones”-like adventure, an underwater submarine voyage and a desert journey.

“Mickey Mouse Clubhouse” airs weekdays at 7:30 and 8:30 a.m. ET/PT and weekends at 9:00 and 9:30 a.m. ET/PT during Disney Channel’s Playhouse Disney programming block for preschoolers.