Disney Junior is on a roll, and today it was announced that the #1 channel for preschoolers is going to keep things moving. Joe D’Ambrosia, senior vice president, Original Programming at Disney Junior revealed that they’ve ordered more episodes of Vampirina, Muppet Babies and Puppy Dog Pals. Combined, the three seres’ already reach an average of 515 million households via all platforms. The new episodes will mark the second season for Muppet Babies, along with season three pick ups for both Puppy Dog Pals and Vampirina.
D’Ambrosia said, “We’re privileged to work with an amazing group of talented creators every day. Our Disney Junior production teams continue to deliver a diverse group of aspirational characters and entertaining, heartfelt stories to which our youngest viewers have developed a remarkable emotional connection. We look forward to more of their imaginative stories on screen and to new opportunities for preschoolers and parents to extend that experience.”
“Muppet Babies,” the CG animated series that premiered in March 2018, has been picked up for a second season. It chronicles the hilarious playroom antics of a young Kermit the Frog, Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo, Animal and brand-new Muppet Baby, Summer Penguin. Tom Warburton (“The 7D”) is executive producer. Matt Danner (“Gravity Falls”) is supervising director and also voices the role of Kermit. The series is a production of OddBot Inc. in association with Disney Junior and The Muppets Studio.
“Vampirina,” the first vampire series for preschoolers premiered in October 2017 and has now been renewed for a third season. It stars Lauren Graham, James Van Der Beek and Isabella Crovetti as the Hauntley family, friendly vampires who recently relocated from Transylvania to Pennsylvania. Inspired by Disney Publishing’s popular children’s book series “Vampirina Ballerina,” the series comes from the creative team behind Disney Junior’s Peabody Award-winning animated series “Doc McStuffins.” Chris Nee, who executive-produced seasons one and two will serve as consulting producer for season three, with Chelsea Beyl and Norton Virgien as co-executive producers. Beyl is also story editor. The series is a production of Academy Award®-nominated animation studio Brown Bag Films in association with Disney Junior. The Vampirina character just debuted this week at Disney California Adventure park at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim and Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party in Magic Kingdom park at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida
“Puppy Dog Pals,” created by comedian and actor Harland Williams, premiered in April 2017 and has been greenlit for a third season. It centers on two fun-loving pug puppies, Bingo and Rolly, whose thrill-seeking appetites take them on daily adventures around their neighborhood and beyond. Williams also serves as consulting producer with Sean Coyle (“The Awesomes,” “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse”) as executive producer. The series is a production of Wild Canary in association with Disney Junior.