Disney Junior has announced a new show “Octonauts” based on the popular children’s book series with the same name. The show will arrive on the Disney Channel on January 9, 2012 at 11:30am ET/PT.
Here is the description of the show:
“The series follows the lively underwater adventures of Captain Barnacles Bear, Lieutenant Kwazii Cat and Medic Peso Penguin, as they explore the ocean and work to protect all of its unique sea creatures. ‘Octonauts’ introduces young viewers to exciting new underwater worlds and fascinating marine life. In each 22-minute episode, Captain Barnacles, Lieutenant Kwazii and Medic Peso receive an ‘octo alert,’ which serves as a call to action for the heroes to embark on the day’s mission. With help from their extended crew –Tweak, a bunny mechanical engineer; Shellington, a marine biologist sea otter; Dashi, a dependable dog who serves as the Octonauts’ official mission photographer; Professor Inkling, the Octonauts’ octopus founder; and Tunip, a special breed of underwater sea creature called a vegimal – the team sets out to explore, rescue and protect their unique underwater habitat.”
The show will air weekdays at 11:30am ET/PT and weekends at 7am ET/PT.