Based on the children’s books series by Doreen Cronin, new CG animated series follows a trio of chicken siblings and their dog, Captain Tully, who use teamwork and critical thinking skills to solve problems; digital soundtrack, ‘Disney Junior Music: The Chicken Squad,’ featuring music from the series, also drops on May 14.
The Chicken Squad, Disney Junior’s new cg animated comedy adventure hits the airways on Disney Junior and DisneyNOW on Friday May 14. The series, which was inspired by the popular kids’ book series of the same name by Doreen Cronin, follows a trio of young chicken siblings—Coop, Sweetie and Little Boo—and their retired search and rescue dog mentor, Captain Tully. Together, they team up on problem-solving adventures in their backyard to help their animal friends, while modeling what it means to be good community helpers and finding the joy in assisting others.
A digital soundtrack, Disney Junior Music: The Chicken Squad, featuring the theme song and music from the series is also set for release Friday, May 14, on Walt Disney Records. Meet the squad and listen to the theme song:
Whether rescuing a stranded puppy from a creek, helping a bird track down its missing food, or solving the mystery of how their mom's prized flowers got trampled, The Chicken Squad is always ready to lend a helping wing. Each episode, comprised of two 11-minute stories, features the recurring "Chicken Charge" anthem that the chickens sing upon determination of a new mission and at least one new original song that showcases a variety of musical styles ranging from pop and R&B to country, hip-hop and electronic.
Joining the previously announced voice cast are Yvette Nicole Brown (Captain Tully), Ramone Hamilton (Coop), Gabriella Graves (Sweetie), and Maxwell Simkins (Little Boo). The recurring guest voice cast includes Tony Hale (Disney+'s upcoming The Mysterious Benedict Society) as Frazz, a nervous squirrel; Jane Lynch (Glee) as Dr. Dirt, a forensic scientist snail; Melissa Rauch (The Big Bang Theory) as Dinah, the chicks' mother; Sean Giambrone (The Goldbergs) as Riley, a gruff pack rat; Malcolm-Jamal Warner (The Resident) as Lt. Scruffy, a retired firehouse dog; and Melissa Villaseñor (Saturday Night Live) and Zack Pearlman (Dragons: Race to the Edge) as Wheeze and Snick, mischievous raccoon siblings. The guest voice cast for season one includes Rachel Bloom (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) and Chrissie Fit (Pitch Perfect franchise) as Rebeecca, a nervous honeybee, and Quilla, a friendly porcupine, respectively.
The series was developed and is executive produced by Emmy Award winner Tom Rogers (Elena of Avalor). Humanitas Prize and Emmy Award winner Rachel Ruderman (Sofia the First) is co-producer and story editor; Tony Trujillo (FarmVille 2) is art director; and Emmy Award-nominated Elliot M. Bour (Elena of Avalor) and Scott Bern (Puppy Dog Pals) are supervising directors.
Grammy Award winner Alex Geringas (Voltron: Legendary Defender) and Emmy Award nominated Mike Himelstein (Mickey Mouse Clubhouse) are the series' songwriters, and Emmy Award winner Gregory James Jenkins (T.O.T.S.) is composer. The Chicken Squad theme song is performed by actress, singer and recording artist Renée Sandstrom (Kids Incorporated/Wild Orchid), along with Geringas.
The series is produced by Wild Canary in association with Disney Junior.
Source: Disney Junior