Disney Renews Preschool ‘Sheriff’
via press release:
DISNEY JUNIOR SADDLES UP FOR A SECOND SEASON
OF “SHERIFF CALLIE’S WILD WEST”
Action-Packed Western for Preschoolers Stars Mandy Moore as the Voice of Callie, a Calico Cat Sheriff Who Reinforces Good Morals, Manners and Social Ethics
Disney Junior has ordered a second season of “Sheriff Callie’s Wild West,” starring Mandy Moore (Disney’s “Tangled”) as the voice of Sheriff Callie. The action-packed Western series follows Callie, a Calico cat sheriff who keeps the peace in her frontier town of Nice and Friendly Corners by ensuring that everyone abides by the rules of good morals, manners and social ethics. The announcement was made today by Nancy Kanter, Executive Vice President, Original Programming and General Manager, Disney Junior Worldwide.
The first Western for preschoolers, “Sheriff Callie’s Wild West” charted new territory when it premiered on the WATCH Disney Junior app in November 2013. The first series across Disney|ABC Television Group to premiere multiple episodes online and on mobile devices before its television debut, it amassed over 23 million views. The series then launched on the 24-hour Disney Junior channel in January 2014 and year-to-date is the #1 series across preschool-dedicated TV networks in Kids 2-5. Additionally, its back-to-back premiere telecasts remain the network’s Top 2 telecasts of all time in Total Viewers.
The recently released “Sheriff Callie’s Tales of the Wild West,” a creative storytelling app that allows children to create their own stories starring Sheriff Callie and her friends from Nice and Friendly Corners, hit #1 in four countries and was in the top 10 overall titles in 47 countries.
Kanter said, “The rich characters and colorful Wild West backdrop combined with the universal messages of being kind to one another and recognizing right from wrong have whet kids and parents’ appetite to hear more Sheriff Callie stories. In season two, we will delve deeper into the folklore of the Old West to mine new adventures for Callie and her fellow townsfolk.”
“Sheriff Callie’s Wild West” airs daily on Disney Channel and Disney Junior. In addition to Moore, the series stars Lucas Grabeel as Peck; Jessica DiCicco as Toby; Mo Collins as Ella Cowbelle, Frida Fox and newspaper editor Abigail Crane; Cree Summer as Priscilla Skunk; Kevin Michael Richardson as Farmer Stinky and Uncle Bun; Jeff Bennett as Mr. Dillo, Doc Quakers and Cody the Pony Express Rider; Gary Anthony Williams as Dirty Dan and Dusty; and Carlos Alazraqui as Tio Tortuga.
Created by Denis Morella and George Evelyn and developed for television by Holly Huckins, the series is produced by Wild Canary in association with Disney Junior. Huckins serves as executive producer and story editor, Morella is director and Robert Ramirez is supervising director.
Disney Junior reflects the emotional connection generations of consumers have to Disney storytelling and Disney characters, both classic and contemporary. It invites mom and dad to join their child in the Disney experience of magical, musical and heartfelt stories and characters, while incorporating specific learning and development themes designed for kids age 2-7. Disney Junior’s series blend Disney’s unparalleled storytelling and characters kids love deeply with learning, including early math, language skills, healthy eating and lifestyles, and social skills. In the U.S., Disney Junior is a daily programming block on Disney Channel and a 24-hour channel. There are 34 Disney Junior channels in 25 languages around the world.