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“Modern Family” Star Julie Bowen Helps Unveil New “Jake And The Never Land Pirates” Toys

February 24, 2014 • By

Julie Bowen Disney Junior

Julie Bowen recently helped Disney unveil new “Jake And The Never Land Pirates” toys! Joining Julie for the unveiling ceremony was her adorable god-daughter PLUS two “Jake And The Never Land Pirates” characters – Jake and Captain Hook!

Julie is currently in Sydney, Australia with the rest of the “Modern Family” cast. The cast is in the city for two weeks shooting a brand new episode set to air later this year.

Julie Bowen Jake And The Never Land Pirates

Disney’s “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Minnie-Rella” On DVD

February 17, 2014 • By

Minnie Rella DVD

Disney has done it again! You can now pick up yet another “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse” DVD with a super cute story! The new DVD from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment is titled “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Minnie-rella.”

“Minnie-rella” retells the “Cinderella” story, with Minnie Mouse as the lead character! Find out why Minnie-rella decides to go to the ball, how her gorgeous dress is made by her friends, and how she manages to get to the ball when there are no pumpkins available!

Here’s a description of the release:

“Our pals need to get Minnie a surprise present, so they keep her busy with plenty of chores to do at the Clubhouse. Tired from so much work, Minnie falls asleep and dreams that she is MINNIE-RELLA! Inspired by the fairy tale of Cinderella, the story of Minnie-rella sparkles with music and fun as we recognize our favorite Clubhouse characters in familiar roles.

Poor Minnie-rella needs a lot of help to get ready for Prince Mickey’s Grand Ball! With a wave of her wand and some ‘Mouseke-doodle-lee-doo’ magic, Minnie-rella’s Fairy Godmother, Clarabelle, transforms an ordinary tomato into a magnificent carriage and Minnie-rella’s raggedy dress into a beautiful gown that is perfect for a princess. But Minnie-rella’s enchanted dance with Prince Mickey at the ball must end when the spell is broken at midnight. With our help, Prince Mickey finds the princess who fits into her lost glass slipper – Princess Minnie-rella!”

In addition to the Minnie-rella movie, the DVD release also includes the following Mickey Mouse Clubhouse episodes:

Pluto’s Tale – In Pluto’s very first fairytale adventure, we help Prince Pluto rescue Princess Bella from the clutches of sneaky Wizard Pete.

Mickey and the Enchanted Egg – Mickey finds an egg which soon hatches into a Baby Dragon. Mickey and his friends have to return the Dragon back to her castle home and convince the powerful Wizard Pete that they didn’t steal the egg in the first place.

Daisy’s Pony Tale – When Professor Von Drake’s new invention, a Fritzer-Spritzer Spray Potion, accidentally gets spritzed on Daisy’s ponytail, it makes her hair grow super long! That’s not goody-good at all. Along with Mickey and Sire Goofs-a-Lot, Daisy travels on her pony to find twelve leaves of the magical plant, Rapunzel, in order to reverse the effects of the Professor’s potion and fix her ponytail.

The DVD also includes the following Minnie Bow-Toons shorts:

Piano Movers and Shakers
A Good Sign
Locked Out
Feelin Crabby
Cucko-Loca’s Egg-celent Adventure
Funny Bunny
Weather or Not
Mechanical Mayhem
Adventures in Piggy Sitting
Minnie’s Makeover Madness

This is a super cute DVD that we totally recommend picking up! You’ll get to spend hours of time with your favorite Mickey Mouse Clubhouse characters in new adventures you don’t want to miss!

Plus, Minnie’s Bow-Toons are SO cute you should definitely check them out!

Let us know if YOU pick up “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Minnie-rella” on DVD, and let us know what you think!

Review Materials Provided By Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment

Lucas Grabeel Loves His “Sheriff Callie’s Wild West” Character!

February 15, 2014 • By

Lucas Grabeel Deputy Peck

Lucas Grabeel opened up to Babble about playing the character Deputy Peck on Disney Junior’s “Sheriff Callie’s Wild West.” Here’s what Lucas had to say about his decision to join the show:

I’ve always dreamed of doing voice-over, making silly voices as a kid. I loved the thought of being an animated character. It was one of those things. I was auditioning as much as I could and showed up with the right voice at the right time. Now that I’ve been able to see the finished product, it’s such a cute show and I’m so happy to be a part of it. There’s really great energy. Everyone’s super smart. We have a lot of fun and I think that transcends through the microphone.

Lucas Grabeel Sheriff Callies Wild West

And here’s what Lucas said about the voice he chose for his character Peck:

They said it was a country western show with a Barney Fife-like character. I’m from Missouri and my dad talks like this [does his best Peck voice.] So I did an impersonation of him and just notched it up a bit.

Have you seen “Sheriff Callie’s Wild West”? We LOVE the show, and have our fingers crossed that “Sheriff Callie’s Wild West” toys come to the Disney Store this summer!

Disney Junior DJ Shuffle Album Arriving March 18, 2014

February 14, 2014 • By

Disney Junior DJ Shuffle Album

Disney just announced that a new Disney Junior album is on the way! The CD is titled “Disney Junior DJ Shuffle,” and it is currently available for pre-order on Amazon.

The CD retails for $12.51, and it is set to be released online and in stores on March 18, 2014.

The “Disney Junior DJ Shuffle” album includes a bunch of popular songs from your favorite Disney Junior shows like “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse,” “Sofia The First,” “Jake And The Never Land Pirates,” “Doc McStuffins” and more!

We can’t wait to find out what songs are on the album!

Disney Junior “Sofia The First” Season 2 Premieres March 7, 2014

February 8, 2014 • By

Sofia The First Season 2

The second season of Disney Junior’s popular animated series “Sofia The First” debuts on the Disney Channel on March 7, 2014 at 9:30am ET/PT. One thing fans of the show can get excited for is a special episode featuring Snow White, which will air on April 4, 2014 on the Disney Channel at 9am ET/PT and will repeat on Disney Junior at 6pm ET/PT.

The second season of “Sofia The First” will also include appearances by the following Disney Princesses:

Mulan (voiced by Ming-Na Wen)
Tiana (voiced by Disney Legend Anika Noni Rose)
Rapunzel (voiced by Mandy Moore)

Other stars lending their voices to the show include:

Alyson Hannigan
Ginnifer Goodwin
Melissa Rauch
Anna Camp
John Michael Higgins
Isla Fisher
Sean Astin
Nick Offerman
Robert Morse
Christian Borle
Oliver Platt
Tracey Ullman
Phylicia Rashad

Here’s a description of “Sofia The First,”

“‘Sofia the First’ tells the story of an ordinary girl who becomes a princess and, throughout her journey, learns that possessing the characteristics of a true princess – honesty, loyalty, compassion and grace – is what makes one truly royal. The series stars the voices of Ariel Winter as Sofia, Sara Ramirez as Queen Miranda, Wayne Brady as Clover, Tim Gunn as Baileywick, Darcy Rose Byrnes as Amber, Zach Callison and Tyler Merna as James, Travis Willingham as King Roland II, and Jess Harnell as Cedric. Recurring guest stars include Eric Stonestreet, Ellie Kemper, Viola Davis and Bonnie Hunt.”

And here’s a description of the season 2 premiere episode, titled “Two Princesses and a Baby,”

“Amber asks royal sorcerer Cedric to cast a magic spell that will give her and twin James separate birthdays so that she can celebrate the day all by herself. After the spell accidentally turns James into a baby, Sofia helps Amber realize how special it is to have a twin, and then they work together to help Cedric reverse his spell. The episode features the songs ‘Sisters and Brothers’ performed by Sofia and ‘Two By Two’ performed by Amber.”

Disney Junior’s “Henry Hugglemonster” Arrives On DVD

January 14, 2014 • By

Henry Hugglemonster Meet The Hugglemonsters

“Henry Hugglemonster” is our favorite Disney Junior show on the network right now! We love all of the Disney Junior series, but this one is seriously “Roar-tastic”!

We are SO happy that “Henry Hugglemonster: Meet The Hugglemonsters” arrives on DVD today! the DVD release includes 6 Full Episodes PLUS some awesome iron-on decals for you to try out!

Check out the description of the release below:

“Welcome to the newest, happiest, most monster-rific spot on the map – the wondrous land of Roarsville – where five-year old Henry Hugglemonster lives, plays and learns something ‘roarsome’ every day!

Together with his loving parents and grandparents, big brother Cobby, sister Summer, baby bro Ivor, and a town full of cuddly monsters, Henry embraces all the joys and challenges of growing up. Whether he’s helping his sister put on a show, setting up a hugglejuice stand or entering his monsterdog Beckett in a pet pageant, he’s always discovering new ways to be the best brother, friend and monster he can be! Packed with over two hours of song-filled fun, teamwork and adventure, Henry Hugglemonster: Meet The Hugglemonsters! will make your preschooler roar for more every time!”

We also love that the voice of Henry is done by Lara Jill Miller, who also voices Lambie on Disney Junior’s “Doc McStuffins.” Below is the full voice-cast list for “Henry Hugglemonster.”

Lara Jill Miller (Digimon: The Movie, “Iron Granny”) as Henry
Tom Kenny (The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, Frankenweenie) as Daddo and Grando
Lori Alan (WALL-E, Toy Story 3) as Momma
Hynden Walch (Groundhog Day, Jerry Maguire) as Summer
Chiara Zanni (X2, Good Luck Chuck) as Cobby
Kari Wahlgren (Bolt, Tangled) as Ivor

Check out the episodes that are available on the DVD:

1 – “The Huggleflower/“Monster Lullaby”
2 – “Astrobrix”/“The Sore Roar”
3 – “Promises Promises”/“Fireworks Night”
4- “The Hugglejuice Stand”/ “The Huggledance Party”
5- “Carried Away”/“Monster in Charge”
6 – “Monsterpet Pageant”/“Ivor’s First Stomp”

Bonus Episode:

Horseshoe Peck/Callie’s Gold Nugget

We can’t recommend this DVD enough! The characters in “Henry Hugglemonster” are “roarsome,” and the plot of each episode brings you in and makes you never want it to end! Plus, the songs in the episodes are so much fun, and easy to learn the words to!

Be sure to check “Henry Hugglemonster: Meet The Hugglemonsters” on DVD and let us know what you think!

Review Materials Provided By Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment

Disney Junior Renews “Doc McStuffins, ” “Sofia The First” And “Jake And The Never Land Pirates”

January 9, 2014 • By

Disney Junior Shows Renewed

Yeay! Disney Junior has renewed “Doc McStuffins” and “Sofia The First” for third seasons! Plus, the network has renewed “Jake And The Never Land Pirates” for a fourth season!

We have seen almost every episode of these series, and we are beyond excited that they have been renewed!

We’re also hoping to hear news about Disney’s “Henry Hugglemonster” soon, since that’s a new favorite here! We know it was renewed for a second season in the UK, and fingers crossed those episodes make it to the US!

Which Disney Junior show is YOUR favorite? Take the poll below to let us know!

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