Are you home with your kids this Monday, Martin Luther King Jr. Day? Then you’ll all be around for a children’s television event: the premiere of the first Western for preschoolers! Disney Junior’s Sheriff Callie’s Wild West follows a loveable feline law enforcer (voiced by Mandy Moore) and her friends on their adventures in the frontier town Nice and Friendly Corners. Each animated episode features two 11-minute stories focused on teaching valuable life lessons, such as the importance of sharing, honesty, and being a good friend.
We’re particularly excited about Sheriff Callie because she’s a positive female role model for kids. And as you would expect from a show utilizing the talents of singer Mandy Moore, each episode also features two original songs. Plus how can you resist that adorable cactus-wearing a cowboy hat?
Be sure to watch this exclusive preview of the show, and tune in on January 20th at 5pm EST/PST on Disney Junior!
Exclusive: Mandy Moore on "Sheriff Callie's Wild West"
Growing up, I was a Disney princess fanatic. Between Ariel’s love of exploring and Belle’s bookworm tendencies, I credit the movies for encouraging valuable traits I still treasure as an adult.
Now, Sofia the First has become a source of inspiration for a new generation. The animated television show on Disney Junior follows 7-year-old Sofia, who becomes a princess-in-training after her mom marries the King of her world Enchancia.
Despite the stereotypes held to a princess, Sofia learns that being one takes more than fancy gowns and jewels. It’s a job that also requires loyalty, honesty and kindness.
As a special treat for fans of the show, Mattel is giving away a set of Sofia the First toys for ONE lucky winner. With Sofia’s Magical Talking Castle, young ones can explore the grounds and hear special phrases voiced by the show’s characters. The prize pack also includes a Sofia the First Talking Doll, who can communicate with her favorite animal friends.
To enter, leave a comment below, up to one a day between today and Monday, November 25, and don’t forget to read the official rules here. Be sure to check back here on November 26 and scroll to the bottom of the post to see who won. We reach out to winners via Facebook message (it goes into your “other” message folder on Facebook), so if you win, look for us there. Goody luck!
Our winner has been chosen. Congrats to Donna Miscenich Amorosi!
Last November, Disney introduced its first-ever little girl princess with the premiere of the TV movie, “Sofia the First: Once Upon a Princess.”
Following the success of the movie, Disney created a television series that follows Princess Sofia on her adventures. In the premiere episode, Sofia strives to become the first princess to join her school’s all-male flying derby team. She pursues the role with determination while learning to believe in herself and in anything she sets her mind to.
Throughout the show, she tackles such obstacles as making new friends, dealing with bullies, and trying to fit in. She presents herself as a strong role model for children, learning about important values like kindness, honesty, and loyalty. Older Disney princesses Ariel, Aurora, Belle, and Jasmine also appear in the series to offer Sofia advice.
Catch the first episode tomorrow morning at 9:30 a.m. ET/PT on the Disney Channel and at 5:30 p.m. ET/PT on Disney Junior. For a sneak preview of what to expect from the series, watch the video below:
To coincide with the series premiere, Disney has also released a Sofia the First app for iOS users. The app follows the show’s opening storyline and includes illustrations, interactive animations, and digital features that allow kids to create and record their own personal stories. Sofia the First: Story Theater is available at the iTunes store.