Astral Delivers New Series, Seasons and Specials
Premiering on Disney Junior this fall is Sofia the First: Once Upon A Princess, a 45-minute animated television movie set in the storybook world of Sofia, a little girl with a commoner’s background until her mom marries the King and she becomes royalty. Sofia soon learns that looking like a princess isn’t all that difficult, but possessing the characteristics of a true princess – honesty, loyalty, courage, independence, compassion and grace – is what makes you truly royal. Helping her in her journey are three familiar fairies – Fauna, Flora and Merryweather of Disney’s classic Sleeping Beauty – who are the headmistresses of Royal Prep Academy, a school that Sofia attends with all of the other princes and princesses. A Sofia the First television series will debut in early 2013.
Season four of Disney Junior’s Mickey Mouse Clubhouse kicks off this fall with the premiere of a half-hour special “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey and Donald Have a Farm.” Mickey and his pals must find and rescue the animals on the new Clubhouse Farm after Pete’s giant windmill sends them flying to different places.
Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja follows the fast-paced adventures of unlikely hero Randy Cunningham who, armed with his super human ninja suit, the teachings of the ”NinjaNomicon” and the help of his best buddy Howard, finds himself protecting his school and the world from certain destruction. The series premieres Saturday, September 29 at 7:30 p.m. ET.
In order to defeat the forces of evil and beat Dr. Blakk, Eli Shane is determined to be the greatest slugblaster hero of all time in the new Disney XD original series Slugterra, set to bow on Saturday, September 8 at 2 p.m. ET. This epic sci-fi animated comedy is set deep underground, where every cavern holds a new adventure and new villainous slugs to discover.
Coming to Disney XD with a sneak peek in October is the live-action comedy Crash & Bernstein which follows 12-year-old Wyatt Bernstein, the only son among four kids, who finally gets his dream of having a loud-mouthed brother when his puppet, Crash, comes to life.
All of the programs debuting as part of Family, Disney Junior and Disney XD’s fall schedule will be available for viewing on the channels’ respective OnDemand services following the on-air premieres. Additionally, viewers can visit Family.ca, DisneyJunior.ca and DisneyXD.ca for more information on new series, new specials and new games throughout the fall.