Disney is developing of a new animated series for Disney Junior based on the 1994 theatrical hit The Lion King.
Disney/ABC Television Group is today re-launching its industry-defining WATCH services for Disney Channel,Disney XD and Disney Juniorwith an intuitive, character-focused redesign and new features that include the launch of Disney Junior en Español, access to Radio Disney, the ability to play games on Android and Kindle Fire devices and premieres of some of each networks’ most anticipated programming.
Broadway and television stars Christian Borle, Megan Hilty and Tom Cavanagh lead the voice cast of the animated “Lucky Duck,” the first Disney Junior Original Movie. Geared towards kids age 2-7 and their families, the adventure at sea tells the story of a trio of misfit tub toys in search of the kids who will love them just the way they are. “Lucky Duck” premieres FRIDAY, JUNE 20 on Disney Junior (7:00 p.m., ET/PT) and SATURDAY, JUNE 21 on Disney Channel (9:00 a.m., ET/PT).
For the week of April 14, 2014, Disney Channel stood as TV’s #1 Total Day network for the 149th-consecutive week among Tweens 9-14 (374,000/1.5 rating) and for the 148th time in the prior 149 weeks in Kids 6-11 (457,000/1.9 rating) – dates back to week of 6/13/11.
For 1Q 2014, Disney Channel was TV’s #1 Total Day network for the 12th-consecutive quarter in Kids 6-11 (525,000/2.2 rating – dates back to 2Q11) and for the 20th-straight quarter in Tweens 9-14 (484,000/2.0 rating – dates back to 2Q09), and had the Top 2 telecasts of the quarter among Tweens with the premiere of the Disney Channel Original Movie “Cloud 9” and the finale of “Good Luck Charlie.”
Disney Junior, the 24-hour channel dedicated to kids age 2-7, has surpassed all similarly-targeted channels for 52 consecutive weeks — reigning #1 in Total Viewers, Kids 2-5 and Boys 2-5 — while further elevating the multi-platform Disney Junior brand affinity among kids and parents. The channel launched in March 2012 and began publicly reporting ratings in April 2013. It is available in 76 million U.S. households.
For the week of March 10, 2014, Disney Channel ranked as TV’s #1 network in Total Day for the 144th-consecutive week among both Kids 6-11 (455,000/1.9 rating) and Tweens 9-14 (418,000/1.7 rating) – dates back to week of 6/13/11.
For the week of February 24, 2014, bolstered by Friday’s all-new line up of “A.N.T. Farm,” “Dog With A Blog” and “Fish Hooks,” Disney Channel extended its streak as TV’s #1 Total Day network to 142-consecutive weeks among both Kids 6-11 (456,000/1.9 rating) and Tweens 9-14 (419,000/1.7 rating) – dates back to week of 6/13/11 – surpassing Nickelodeon by double digits in the target youth demos.
During February 2014, Disney Channel, the 24-hour kid-driven, family-inclusive television network, ranked as TV’s #1 network for the 34th-consecutive month in Kids 6-11 (512,000/2.2 rating) and for the 46th-straight month in Tweens 9-14 (465,000/1.9 rating), driven by the finale of “Good Luck Charlie,” and all-new episodes of popular series – most notably “Austin & Ally,” “Liv and Maddie” and “I Didn’t Do It.”
For the week of January 13, 2014, powered by original movie “Cloud 9,” the launch of comedy series “I Didn’t Do It” and a sneak peek at upcoming game show “Win, Lose or Draw,” Disney Channel ranked as TV’s #1 network for the 136th consecutive week among both Kids 6-11 (540,000/2.3 rating) and Tweens 9-14 (502,000/2.1 rating) – dates back to week of 6/13/11.
Disney Junior, the multiplatform brand for kids age 2-7 and their parents/caregivers has ordered new seasons of its animated series “Sofia the First,” “Doc McStuffins” and “Jake and the Never Land Pirates.”
During November 2013, powered by all new episodes throughout the month, Disney Channel, the 24-hour kid-driven, family-inclusive television network, ranked as TV’s #1 network for the 31st consecutive month in Kids 6-11 (528,000/2.2 rating) and for the 43rd month in a row in Tweens 9-14 (496,000/2.1 rating).
Just two weeks ago we announced changes to the Disney Junior block on Disney Channel that started November 11/12. Now, Disney has altered the preschooler block again – and the 24/7 TV channel – starting in December.
For the week of November 11, 2013, Disney Channel ranked as TV’s #1 network in Total Day for the 127th consecutive week in Kids 6-11 (542,000/2.3 rating) and Tweens 9-14 (521,000/2.2 rating), closing in on two-and-a-half years at #1 in the target kid demographics (dates back to week of 6/13/11). Moreover, the network hit a 10 week high in Total Viewers (1.563 million) and an 11 week high in Tweens 9-14 – since weeks of 9/2/13 and 8/26/13, respectively.
Disney Junior celebrates the season with holiday-themed episodes of its hit series, including “Doc McStuffins,” in which Jeffrey Tambor and Tony Hale (both of “Arrested Development”) guest star as Santa and Tobias the elf, respectively. On “Sofia the First,” Eric Stonestreet (“Modern Family”) reprises his role as Sofia’s flying horse Minimus and Princess Aurora makes her debut. And Rhys Darby (“Flight of the Conchords”) returns as Percy the penguin in “Jake and the Never Land Pirates.” Other highlights include festive episodes of “Henry Hugglemonster,” “Octonauts” and the popular short-form series, “Minnie’s Bow-Toons.”