(Toronto, ON) Corus Entertainment has added Disney Junior to its suite of powerhouse kids services, along with Disney XD, which was announced earlier today. Disney Junior and Disney XD will be available across (English) Canada beginning Tuesday, December 1. Disney Junior, catered to kids 2-7, offers audiences Disney’s heartfelt storytelling with contemporary and classic characters beloved by generations. Family favourite series including Doc McStuffins, Jake and The Never Land Pirates, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Miles from Tomorrowland and Sofia the First will be exclusively available on the specialty kids network.
“As leaders in understanding the value and importance of kids content, we are excited to bring Disney Junior to our audiences,” said Executive Vice President, Colin Bohm, Head of Corus Kids. “Disney is a renowned leader in safe and trusted programming for kids and families, that above all, embodies creative storytelling, imaginative adventures and beloved characters.”
During launch week audiences can look forward to the network premiere of the one-hour original animated movie, The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar. As a continuation of the epic film The Lion King, viewers will be introduced to Kion, second born cub of Simba and Nala, as he becomes leader of the Lion Guard and assembles the best and brightest to help him protect the Pridelands. The Lion Guard television series will debut on the channel in 2016.
Goldie & Bear also makes its network debut on Disney Junior. The fairytale-inspired animated series centres on the adventures of newfound friends Goldie and Bear, following the renowned porridge incident of “Goldilocks and The Three Bears.” Throughout the month of December, Disney Junior will feature new episodes and holiday programming from Doc McStuffins, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Miles from Tomorrowland, Sofia the First and more.