The first-ever Disney Junior Original Movie “Lucky Duck” has gone into production! The “music-filled animated adventure at sea” is set to arrive in summer 2014 and stars the voices of the following actors:
Here’s a description of the animated movie:
The movie opens in a toy factory where Lucky and a menagerie of other tub toys are going through inspection. After being rejected for a broken squeaker, Lucky fortuitously winds up in a shipping crate with approved toys – and thus begins a touching adventure that leads him to new, lifelong friends who love him just the way he is…The movie follows a plucky rubber ducky named Lucky (Borle) who, after accidentally being tossed off a cargo ship, sets off in search of the perfect home. Along the way, he teams with a group of misfit tub toys including a sassy hippo, Flo (Hilty) and an apprehensive turtle named Snap (Cavanaugh).
Joe D’Ambrosia, Vice President of Original Programming for Disney Junior had this to say about the made for TV movie:
We’re eager to introduce young kids and their parents to our first Disney Junior Original Movie, an exciting adventure with a heart-warming message about never giving up, despite all odds. We hope that this new TV movie format will create an even stronger family viewing destination to further deliver on our brand promise of imaginative characters and storytelling with heart.
The movie is being directed by Don Kim (“The Adventures of Chuck and Friends”) and written by WGA Award-winner Michael G. Stern (“Imagination Movers”). Executive producers are Nelvana Studio’s Irene Weibel and Colin Bohm (“Mike the Knight”). The composers are Rick Garcia and William Malpede (“Rango”).