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The Octonauts is an animated British television series that aired 52 episodes in 2010-2011. Those episodes have now been available as a Disney Junior favorite since January 2012. The premise of the show is that the characters live in an OctoPod and travel the World’s oceans doing research, rescuing sea creatures and solving mysteries. Based on the books by Meomi, the series was created with the help of marine biologists Dr. Lara A. Ferry-Graham and Dr. Michael H. Graham. They were also involved in Disney-Pixar’s Finding Nemo. New episodes are being aired in the UK after a year hiatus and hopefully they will find their way to Disney Junior soon.
Here is the mystery…where are the toys? Well, in Great Britain as of right now. Several sites like Amazon or Ebay have limited supplies and you pay an outrageous premium. My little Octonaut had Octonaut toys on his list for Santa, which couldn’t be delivered. How is it the toy aisles weren’t filled with consumer temptation? Well, the wait is over. According to the Octonauts Facebook page, March 2013 will be the Fisher-Price launch of the under the sea madness.
I’m thrilled my son will have new toys from his favorite show. My wallet is scared to death. If you haven’t checked out this series on Disney Junior, give it a chance. It’s very informative and I was amazed how much my son retained. During a recent visit to the aquarium, he rattled off all he knows about Decorator Crabs to the amazement of the staff.
Mickey Mom is a Mom to Two Octonaut fans and secretly likes the show!
- All New 2013 Walt Disney World Park Maps (chipandco.com)
- Disney’s Sophia the First breaks records (chipandco.com)
Disney Store Launches New “Sofia the First” Product Line in Celebration of Series Premiere on Disney Channel and Disney Junior
Today, Disney Store launched a new line of “Sofia the First” product in celebration of the highly anticipated debut of the animated children’s series “Sofia the First,” on January 11th, on Disney Channel and Disney Junior.
Available exclusively at Disney Store and DisneyStore.com, the product line features an assortment of items inspired by the series, including Sofia’s iconic amulet necklace and tiara, costume, accessories, “Sofia the First” picture book and more.
The November 18 premiere of Disney Junior’s animated television movie “Sofia the First: Once Upon a Princess” introduced a record number of viewers to Disney’s first little girl princess, Sofia the First, delivering a crowning glory of 8.2 million Total Viewers on Disney Channel.
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The latest addition to the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse DVD collection was released on December 11. Featuring five classic episodes, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey And Donald Have A Farm was an instant hit with my little ones. In fact, it was played over and over again.
The five classic episodes include:
- Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey and Donald Have A Farm - Mickey’s surprise for the Clubhouse is a trip to the farm! But where are all the animals? To keep the bugs away from his prize petunias, Farmer Pete has been using his powerful windmill, but the windmill created such a strong wind that it blew all the farm animals away!
- Goofy’s Petting Zoo – 19 animals (eight cows, ten pigs, and one elephant) from the petting zoo escape while Zookeeper for the day, Goofy takes a nap.
- Clarabelle’s Clubhouse Mooo-sical – Clarabelle stages a musical about nursery rhymes starring chickens from the petting zoo.
- Goofy The Homemaker – Goofy plans to build a birdhouse for Baby Red Bird and Mommy Red Bird beside the Clubhouse.
- Donald Hatches An Egg – Donald cares for a lost egg while his friends search for its family.
The dvd includes a small planting activity kit, making Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey and Donald Have A Farm a wonderful way to get your children excited and engaged with gardening. The activity kit includes a package of seeds (we got lettuce), character garden markers, and fun facts.
I was tickled to see Goofy’s Petting Zoo because it is has been a favorite since my eldest was young and enjoyed the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. The ”Shake, Shake, Shake Your Peanut” song will forever remind me of when he was little.
Don’t waste another minute! Dust off those cowboy boots and prepare to lend a helping hand in this farm-tastic barnyard adventure!
- Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey And Donald Have A Farm available on December 11, 2012 (chipandco.com)
- Amazon: Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey and Donald Have A Farm $12.99 + $6 Off Additional DVD (couponingtodisney.com)
- Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey’s Wildlife Count Along (chipandco.com)
Disney Junior Live is making some big changes coming up in early 2013. As they always do, they are once again updating the characters and stories from the Disney Junior lineup on TV.
So, we can all be excited to visit Disney Junior Live in Hollywood Studios and Disney’s California Adventure in 2013 and see our friends “Doc McStuffins” and “Sofia the First” join “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse” and “Jake and the Never Land Pirates.”
- When is the best time to visit Walt Disney World? (chipandco.com)
- Hollywood Studios with Little Ones (chipandco.com)
Radio Disney and Disney Channel audiences have voted, and teen pop singing sisters and actresses Chloe and Halle Bailey from Atlanta, Georgia have been named the season five winners of Radio Disney’s “N.B.T.” (Next BIG Thing). The announcement was made by Radio Disney on-air personality Jake Whetter during Saturday evening’s “N.B.T.” finale in Los Angeles, an event which included performances and special guest appearances by Hollywood Records recording artist and 2010 “N.B.T.” finalist Coco Jones, 2011 “N.B.T.” winner Shealeigh, and stars of the hit Disney Channel series “Austin & Ally” — Laura Marano and Ross Lynch – along with his band R5. Highlights from the event will air during the Disney Channel premiere of “Disney’s A Christmas Carol,” FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14 (8:00 p.m., ET/PT). As winners of Radio Disney’s “N.B.T.,” Chloe and Halle will record a new single to be released by Disney Music Group, and performed on an upcoming episode of “Austin & Ally.”
Kelly Edwards, Executive Director of Music and Programming, Radio Disney said, “Chloe and Halle deliver vocal and instrumental harmonies that are captivating. Their musical talents coupled with their bright and relatable personalities won the hearts of our audience and we’re thrilled to have them as this season’s winner.”
Chloe and Halle, ages 14 and 12 respectively, are also songwriters and play their own instruments, with Chloe on piano and Halle on guitar. The YouTube sensations have been highlighted by RollingStone.com and “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” They appeared in the Disney Channel Original Movie “Let It Shine,” “Joyful Noise,” “The Fighting Temptations,” and Tyler Perry’s “Meet the Browns.” Their featured songs on “N.B.T.” were “T.M.I.” and “Take It All.”