Disney Junior Renews ‘Sofia The First’, ‘Doc McStuffins’ & ‘Jake And The Never Land Pirates’

By | Wednesday January 8, 2014 @ 2:10pm PST

PRINCESS ARIEL, PRINCESS SOFIAEXCLUSIVE: Parents of kids of a certain age can breathe easier: The preschooler-targeted network has picked up Sofia The First and Doc McStuffins for third seasons and Jake And The Never Land Pirates for a … Read More »

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Television-Related Toys Eclipse Movie Characters On Retailers’ Holiday Picks


There appears to be a trend here that might disturb studios that released family films with the expectation of seeing a windfall from licensed merchandise sales. The new pre-holiday recommendations from Toys ‘R Us (it lists its “Fabulous 15″) and Walmart (it has 23 items it says were “Chosen by Kids”) feature TV characters including Disney Junior’s Sofia the First and Doc McStuffins, Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Sesame Street’s Elmo. But when it comes to films, Toys ‘R Us suggests one from Universal’s Despicable Me 2, and Walmart has something from Disney’s Planes — but there’s nothing from DreamWorks Animation’s Turbo, Fox’s Epic, Pixar’s Monsters University, or Sony’s Smurfs 2. It’s a sign of a larger trend says International Licensing Industry Merchandisers Association SVP Marty Brochstein. “TV seems to be grabbing more of the attention and shelf space,” he says. Some film properties were hurt by the summer’s animation glut. Read More »

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Disney Junior’s ‘Sofia The First’ Hits Viewership High

By | Monday August 5, 2013 @ 11:10pm PDT

Disney Juniors breakout hit Sofia The First broke its own record late last week. The preschool animated series had 2.95 million viewers watching its 9 AM show on August 2. With a guest appearance by Viola Davis … Read More »

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Disney Channel Greenlights Animated Series About Magical Princess From Young Creator

By | Thursday March 7, 2013 @ 1:32pm PST
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EXCLUSIVE: On the heels of the breakout success of Sofia The First on Disney Junior, Disney Channel has ordered an animated series about a little older princess, voiced by The Middle‘s Eden Sher. The channel has … Read More »

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Disney Junior’s ‘Sofia The First’ Renewed For Second Season

By | Tuesday March 5, 2013 @ 6:00am PST
Nellie Andreeva

Princess SofiaOn the heels of Disney Junior‘s breakout hit Sofia The First hitting series highs for two consecutive weeks, the pre-school animated series has been renewed for a second season. Sofia the First, which airs … Read More »

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Disney Jr’s ‘Sofia The First’ Premiere Tops Cable TV Ratings

By | Monday January 14, 2013 @ 3:20pm PST

Friday’s premiere of Disney Junior‘s Sofia The First on Disney Channel ranked as the No. 1 preschool series launch in cable TV history in girls 2-5 (673,000/8.6 rating), adults 18-49 (948,000/0.8 rating) and women 18-49 (710,000/1.1 rating). … Read More »

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Disney Jr’s ‘Sofia The First’ Set To Debut January 11

By | Tuesday November 27, 2012 @ 9:00am PST

The animated series debuts on Friday, January 11 at 9:30 AM on Disney Channel and at 5:30 PM on Disney Junior. The premiere dates announcement comes just more than a week after the series’ special … Read More »

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