via press release:
DISNEY JUNIOR RAMPS UP IN SEPTEMBER WITH
"MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE SPACE ADVENTURE" SPECIAL, AND
"JAKE AND THE NEVER LAND PIRATES" TALK LIKE A PIRATE DAY
MARATHON AND NEW EPISODE
DisneyJunior.com Launches New "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse" and
"Jake and the Never Land Pirates" Micro-Sites
Disney Junior's new programming lineup ramps up in September -- as the daypart for kids age 2-7 continues to surge in the ratings -- with a brand new "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Space Adventure" special and a "Jake and the Never Land Pirates" Talk Like A Pirate Day marathon, including a new episode. The month will also feature the debut of new animated series "3rd & Bird!" and musical short-form series "Small Potatoes."
DisneyJunior.com has launched a new "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Space Adventure" micro-site featuring space-themed recipes and crafts and "Mickey's Out of This World Treasure Hunt," where players can assist Mickey and his Clubhouse pals on their journey through space. In addition, a Talk Like A Never Land Pirate Day micro-site will debut Friday, September 9, that allows fans to create and share their own animated videos of their favorite "Jake and the Never Land Pirates" characters using different pirate sayings, sound effects and backdrops. These pirate videos will be showcased in an online gallery.
Editors please note: images and clips are available at www.DisneyChannelmedianet.com.
New Disney Junior on-air programming for September includes:
"MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE SPACE ADVENTURE" – MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 (9:00 – 9:55 a.m., ET/PT)
A new 45-minute special, "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Space Adventure," finds Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy, Goofy and Pluto blasting off to outer space in the Clubhouse rocket on an intergalactic treasure hunt that takes the gang to the Moon, Mars and the Rings of Saturn.
"JAKE AND THE NEVER LAND PIRATES" – MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19
(6:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., ET/PT)
In celebration of National Talk Like A Pirate Day, "Jake and the Never Land Pirates" takes over Disney Junior with a marathon and the debut of a brand new episode, "Captain Hook's Parrot/Skybird Island Is Falling" (8:30 – 9:00 a.m., ET/PT). In the new episode, Jake and his crew use teamwork and quick thinking to rescue Skully from the clutches of Captain Hook and save Skybird Island from falling when Captain Hook tries to take all the leaves from the island's Golden Tree.
"SMALL POTATOES" – TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 (9:25 a.m., ET/PT)
A new short-form series from Emmy Award-winning Little Airplane Productions, "Small Potatoes" introduces a rocking quartet of musical spuds who sing, dance and rock their way through entertaining music videos and comedy sketches. The members of the band are Ruby, the diva; Nate, the artist; Olaf, the caretaker; and Chip, a quirky little spud. The band's songs cover every popular musical genre, from Motown to reggae and rock & roll.
"3RD & BIRD!" – MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 (12:00 – 12:30 p.m., ET/PT)
A new series from the BBC and Emmy Award-winning Little Airplane Productions, "3rd & Bird" follows the adventures of three young birds – Muffin Lovebird, Samuel and their friend, Rudy, as they learn all about their vibrant treetop community. Stories focus on diversity, tolerance, perseverance and social skills. Produced in Little Airplane's unique style of bold and colorful photo-puppetry animation, the series features music by Ziggy Marley and bird sounds and music by world champion music whistler, Michael Barimo.
"SPECIAL AGENT OSO" – FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2 (7:30-8:00 a.m., ET/PT)
In the back-to-school themed episode, "Best Friends Are Forever/For School Days Only," Oso helps some pals learn an important lesson in friendship and get ready for the first day of school.
"HANDY MANNY" – SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 (7:00-7:30 a.m., ET/PT)
In the episode "Doggie Door/Rocking Chair," Manny and the tools install a doggie door for Mrs. Portillo's dog and help build a rocking chair for the Alvarez family to rock their new baby to sleep.
"JUNGLE JUNCTION" – TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 (1:00-1:30 p.m., ET/PT)
In "Where's Ellyvan?/Bobby Loses his Hat," Ellyvan is scared of going to her tire check-up and tries to get out of it, and Bobby's friends help him realize that it is who he is and not what he wears that counts after his hat goes missing.
"HANDY MANNY" – SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 (7:00-7:30 a.m., ET/PT)
In "Table for Too Many/Bunk Bed," Manny and the tools build an extra large table for Mr. Bouffant's dinner party and bunk beds for brothers, Kevin and Nelson.
"HANDY MANNY" – SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 (7:00-7:30 a.m., ET/PT)
In "Flicker the Kicker/The Sheet Rocks Hills Strikers," Manny and the tools help Mr. Ayala set up a soccer goal in time for his son's first practice. Then, Manny leads his bowling team to a tournament victory and builds a trophy case to display the award.
"MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE" – MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26
(11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m., ET/PT)
In "The Go-Getters," Detective Minnie, Secret Spy Daisy and Captain Clarabelle band together to form the Go-Getters in order to help stop a group of giant baby chicks who are running loose in Mickey Park.
"JUNGLE JUNCTION" – TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 (1:00 – 1:30 p.m., ET/PT)
In "Cadet Zooter/Jungle Job Swap," Zooter gets promoted to delivery cadet and Bungo swaps jobs with some of his pals.
Disney Junior is coming off of its highest rated summer ever for the daypart with August being the seventh consecutive month of highest ratings ever among Kids and Boys 2-5, Women 18-49 and total viewers. Anchored by the success of the hit animated series "Jake and the Never Land Pirates," cable's #1 series for Boys 2-5 since its launch, Disney Junior premiered in February 2011 and has continued to surge in the ratings.
The Disney Junior programming block on Disney Channel 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 animated and live action 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. Disney Junior is available on basic cable in more than 99 million U.S. homes (via a daily block on Disney Channel) and to millions of other viewers on 25 Disney Junior channels and free-to-air broadcast partners around the world. It is also seen via subscription video-on-demand and a broadband website, DisneyJunior.com. In 2012 Disney Junior will add a basic cable and satellite channel in the U.S.