Doc McStuffins Popular Among Preschoolers

Doc McStuffins has acquired a large amount of young viewers in its first season on the air.   According to adage.com, “Doc McStuffins”  has even surpassed  “Dora the Explorer ” in the number of viewers in the age group 2 to 5 years-old.   This is a huge accomplishment for the animated television series that airs on the newly formed Disney Junior television stations.  For years “Dora the Explorer” had a steady hold on that young age group, but it seems as though “Doc McStuffins”  has been able to be a strong competitor.     “Dora the Explorer” airs on the Nickelodeon stations throughout the week and has been around for 12 years and is still a favorite among preschoolers.     Although the “Dora the Explorer” has lost the top spot that does mean the programming is going anyway.  Nickelodeon continues to have a strong amount of viewers.      We will have to see the long-term results that will happen over time.     One thing we can say is that Dora and Doc McStuffins are great characters for children to watch on television, and there is definitely enough room for both of them

Saturday Morning for Preschoolers on NBC

NBC teamed up with PBS Sprout to create a block Saturday morning programming geared toward kids.   NBC has officially named the time block NBC Kids.  NBC kids will show several shows that are currently airing on the Sprout show.  The line-up includes: “The Wiggles,” Sprout’s “Noodle & Doodle,” Jim Henson’s “Pajanimals,” “Poppy Cat,” “Justin Time,” as well as the popular “LazyTown,.”  Is this the beginning of NBC’s venture into their own children’s channel?  Maybe.  Several stations like Nickelodeon and Disney started airing the “junior” version of their shows on certain time blocks of their established stations before venturing out and creating a distinct “junior” station:   Nick Jr. television station has been around for several years, and the Disney Junior station started airing this March.    But, for the time being children can watch NBC Kids on Saturday morning starting July 7th.

Disney Junior gets its Own Station this March

March 23rd many homes will be able to watch Disney Junior any time of the day.  At the current moment, Disney Junior is a block of programing for preschoolers that airs on the Disney Channel.  The shows usually air in the mornings and early afternoons.   Disney Junior is geared toward preschoolers like the channels PBS Sprout and Nick Jr.      Viewers should check with their local cable or satellite provider to find out if they are one of the homes that will be receiving Disney Junior.  Since it was announced a couple years ago that Disney would be creating Disney Junior television channel, they have developed several addition preschool show that will    help to fill the programming blocks that will be available.   Shows like Handy Manny, Chuggington, Mickey Mouse Club House and Special Agent Oso have been joined by new shows like Third and Bird, and Jake and the Neverland Pirates.

New Pooh Animations Coming to Disney Junior

Next year Disney launches the Disney Junior television network. Along with the launch of the network will be some new and familiar shows. Winnie the Pooh short animations will be a part of the evening lineup of shows. Disney Junior joins several other cable stations like Nick Jr. and PBS Sprout, which are specifically for preschoolers. A new station and some new, yet familiar show like the Winnie the Pooh shorts will air. These will be newly created episodes, but Disney is currently running some short segments of Winnie the Pooh that are part of larger Winnie the Pooh movies. According to Kidscreen.com the new short animation will be based on a collection of Winnie the Pooh stories called Tales of Friendship with Winnie the Pooh.

 

Disney Gives Parents Ideas for Top Toys for this Holiday Season

Disney Animators’ Collection Princess Toddler Dolls

One of the things parents dread and deeply enjoy at the same time is getting presents for their children during the holiday season. Most parents enjoy watching the smile on their child’s face when they open their present and see something that they enjoy. The problem is that some parents do not know what to get for their children. Many different stores and manufacturers have released lists of toys that they think that children will enjoying having. Disney has also released their own list of toys and games that they believe children will enjoy. Of course their list may not fall in line with what some parents see as their solution for their gift giving dilemma. If the list doesn’t help then a great way get a good gift for your child is to ask him or her.

Disney’s “Most Wanted Holiday Toy” List

1. Disney Animators’ Collection Princess Toddler Dolls (Disney Store)

2. Disney AppMATesTM Mobile Application Toys (Spin Master)

3. Disney•Pixar Cars 2 Bomb Blastin’ Mater (Mattel)

4. Disney•Pixar Cars 2 Remote Control Vehicles (Disney Store)

5. Disney Princess 5-in-1 Wardrobe Set (Disney Store)

6. Disney Spotlight (First Act)

7. My First Disney Princess Singing & Storytelling Belle (JAKKS Pacific)

8. Pirates of the Caribbean Black Pearl Playset (LEGO)

9. Rock Star Mickey Interactive Plush & Role Play Guitar (Fisher Price)

10. Trivial Pursuit: Disney For All Edition (Hasbro)

 

The Summer Movie Winnie the Pooh Coming to DVD this Month

Winnie the Pooh hit theaters this earlier this year in the United States and worldwide. Although it was praised by movie critics, tickets sales left a little to be desired. Now the movie that some may have missed in the theaters is coming to DVD, Blu-ray combo pack and movie download on October 25th. You can expect to see special shorts like “The Ballad of Nessie” and “Mini-Adventures of Winnie the Pooh: The Balloon.”

Film Synopsis

Disney returns to the Hundred Acre Wood with “Winnie the Pooh.” Featuring the timeless charm, wit and whimsy of the original featurettes, this all-new movie reunites audiences with the philosophical “bear of very little brain” and friends Tigger, Rabbit, Piglet, Owl, Kanga, Roo – and last, but certainly not least, Eeyore, who has lost his tail. “Ever have one of those days where you just can’t win, Eeyore?” asks Pooh. Owl sends the whole gang on a wild quest to save Christopher Robin from an imaginary culprit. It turns out to be a very busy day for a bear who simply set out to find some honey. Disney’s all-new “Winnie the Pooh” movie is inspired by three stories from A.A. Milne’s books in Disney’s classic, hand-drawn art.

Meet Ni Hao Kai-Lan Live in Pensacola

On October 25 you get to meet Kai-Lan in Pensacola at the Pensacola Interstate Fair. Well, she will be as live as an animated character can be. The first 200 fans will get a picture taken with Kai-Lan. Kai-Lan is a character on the Nickelodeon Preschool show Ni-Hao Kai-Lan. She teaches children social skill and some Mandarin Chinese at the same time. The Pensacola Interstate Fair is held in Pensacola, Florida from October 20th to October 30th.

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Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse Hand Soap

Method and Disney are releasing new Minnie Mouse and Mickey Mouse hand soap.  The bottles of soap are designed like the head of Minnie Mouse and Mickey Mouse

The Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse soaps are a naturally derived, biodegradable eco-hand wash formula that leaves hands feeling soft and clean. The bottles’ whimsical designs and sweet fragrances — Lemonade and Strawberry Fizz — provide the ideal sink-side companion to any bathroom or kitchen. The new hand washes underscore the importance of washing hands and using sustainable cleaners by creating playful products that children and parents will want to use again and again.

“Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse have had an everlasting presence, remaining cool with kids and adults alike through the years,” said Johanna Mooney, director of health and beauty, Disney Consumer Products. “The fresh new design of the Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse soaps by Method is sure to provide an irresistible pop on the counter that will make a daily habit like hand washing fun for the whole family.”

The Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse hand washes will be available in the United States and Canada in early April at national retailers including Target, Shoppers Drug Mart, Babies”R”Us, Soap.com, Amazon.com and methodhome.com.

Method Minnie & Mickey Mouse Foaming Hand Soap

Zooey Deschanel Sings for Upcoming Winnie the Pooh Movie

Winnie the Pooh, a new movie from Disney, comes to US theaters this July 15th.  The movie is a hand-drawn animation that longtime Winnie the Pooh fans have come to enjoy.   This new movie created in an old way also bring along some new songs written by Zooey Deschanel.  Here is a video below of Deschanel discussing her affection for Winnie the Pooh.  We also get a snippet of one of the songs she sings for Winnie the Pooh.

Disney Family Magazine has a New iPad

There is an app for about everything.  There is a new Disney Family Magazine iPad app for the monthly magazine.  Disney says that the March and April editions will be available for free. After that point the monthly magazine issues can be purchased.

Developed in conjunction with leading App developers Texterity and The Wonderfactory, FamilyFun for iPad delivers cutting-edge features and design in a feature-packed and engaging format. The App brings content to life through interactive slideshows, videos of recipes and family activities, 360-degree views of craft projects, bookmarking features, and social media sharing tools.