In a first for Disney/ABC, a series will premiere on its hugely popular Watch service. The animated “Sheriff Callie’s Wild West,” the first Western for preschoolers, will be available for verified viewers on Watch DisneyJunior.com and the Watch Disney Junior app for smartphones and tablets beginning Sunday November 24. The series will premiere on Disney Junior channels.
Established last year as part of Disney/ABC, Watch Disney Junior provides access to on-demand episodes of popular Disney Junior shows, as well as a live stream of the linear channel feed for verified viewers. Nine episodes of “Sheriff Callie’s Wild West” will roll out on WATCH Disney Junior between November 24 and January 6.
“Sheriff Callie’s Wild West” stars the voice of Mandy Moore (Disney’s “Tangled“) as Callie, a Calico cat sheriff who keeps the peace in her frontier town of Nice and Friendly Corners using her magic lasso and cowgirl know-how. Incorporating the folklore of the Old West, each episode features two 11-minute stories that focus on positive character building and being a good friend and neighbor. Sheriff Callie’s trusty sidekicks are a bird named Deputy Peck and sweet-natured cactus, Toby.
“Interacting with smartphones and tablets is second nature to kids today,” said Albert Cheng, Executive Vice President and Chief Product Officer of Digital Media, Disney/ABC Television Group. “Our research shows tablets are among the fastest growing devices ever, more than half of households with kids now own a tablet, up over 40% in 2012.
On Monday, November 18, DisneyJunior.com/SheriffCallie will launch as an introduction to the series and characters and will expand in early January with the game “Sheriff Callie’s Wild Day.” The site will also include themed coloring pages and downloadable crafts.
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