Disney Junior Launches “Soaring Over Summer” Event With New Episodes Daily
Hot weather, hot episodes! Disney Junior will debut a new episode of one of its hit series every weekday for seven consecutive weeks (Monday, June 29 through Thursday, August 13), as part of its “Soaring Over Summer” multi-platform event. New episodes of alternating series Sofia the First, Doc McStuffins, Miles From Tomorrowland, Jake and the Never Land Pirates, and Henry Hugglemonster will premiere each weekday at 9 a.m. ET/PT on Disney Channel and 7:30 p.m. ET/PT on Disney Junior.
The event will include season three premieres of the Peabody Award-winning Doc McStuffins (Thursday, July 2), where Doc and the toys must rescue her toy dragon, Stuffy, when he slips and falls into the pool, and the Emmy Award-winning Sofia the First (Wednesday, August 5), which finds Sofia returning to Merroway Cove and meeting a new mermaid friend, Fluke. Kiernan Shipka (Mad Men) and John Ross Bowie (The Big Bang Theory) return in the episode as mermaid Oona and seahorse Sven.
Also premiering is Captain Jake and the Never Land Pirates: The Great Never Sea Conquest, a special 44-minute episode (Friday, July 31) that finds Jake becoming captain, a plotline that will carry into the upcoming fourth season of the series. The episode includes guest stars Malcolm McDowell (The Mentalist) as Lord Fathom and Jim Rash (Community) as his sidekick Sinker.
Additional guest stars throughout the summer include six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald as a tiny tin airplane pilot named Bess on Doc McStuffins; Isla Fisher and Sean Astin as mischievous sprites Button and Bengee on Sofia the First. Also lending her voice to Sofia is Vivica A. Fox as Sofia’s idol Carol of the Arrow. Jake guest stars include David Tennant as an evil genie named Dread, and Nestor Carbonell, Brett Dalton, and Chloe Bennet as a trio of fearless birds. And how’s this for typecasting? Iron Chef America’s Alton Brown will play alien chef Lysander Floovox on Miles From Tomorrowland.
The new episodes will also be available each weekday on WATCH Disney Junior, which will launch a Soaring Over Summer Arcade, featuring several retro arcade-style games with voxel versions of Sofia, Doc, Miles, Jake and Henry.