This is really sweet.
“Disney Junior’s Ariel,” which is based on the very popular story “The Little Mermaid,” has been given the go-ahead by “Disney Branded Television.
Ayo Davis, president of Disney Branded Television”, will make the news today at the Annecy Animation Festival during a presentation of new projects and sneak peeks of upcoming Disney Branded Television and Disney EMEA titles.
The new series is about a young Ariel and includes fan-favorite characters like King Triton, Ursula, Sebastian, and Flounder, as well as exciting new characters. “Disney Junior’s Ariel” will be shown for the first time on all Disney media in 2024.
The series is about Ariel and her friends and their adventures as mermaids in the underwater country of Atlantica, which is based on the Caribbean.
The synopsis says that Ariel’s deep and never-ending interest in the world around her leads her to find land gems like a big floppy hat, a squeaky rubber ducky, and a whisk, which she collects and keeps safe in her crystal cavern.
Ariel might also be able to solve problems with the treasures. In a play that seems like it will be great for preschoolers, Ariel is happy when she makes a discovery, and her mermaid tail, which “changes colors depending on how she feels,” lights up and shimmers.
The synopsis says, “‘Disney Junior’s Ariel’ is full of charm, big ideas, and a powerful voice. She is coming into her own, learning how to discover and appreciate the world around her and how to use her voice to inspire others.”
“The story of ‘The Little Mermaid’ has been loved by people all over the world for more than 30 years. It makes me so happy to be able to show kids everywhere our new Disney Junior version of Ariel,” said Davis.
“Alyssa Sapire, senior vice president of development, series, and strategy for Disney Junior, said”, “When we were making ‘Disney Junior’s Ariel,’ we knew we wanted to make an environment that was bright and magical and showed how our young Ariel’s imagination is as big as the sea, just like our preschool audience at home.”
Lynne Southerland, who worked on “Mulan II” and “Happily Ever After,” is in charge of making “Disney Junior’s Ariel.” The writers of the stories are Norma P. Sepulveda (“Elena of Avalor”) and Keith Wagner (“TrollsTopia”). The show is made by “Disney+ Draw Me a Story” producer Ezra Edmond, “Dora the Explorer” managing director Kuni Tomita Bowen, and “Solar Opposites” art director Chrystin Garland.
Wild Canary (“Miles from Tomorrowland”) and Disney Junior work together to make the show.
People, countries, cultures, and scenery in the Caribbean are very different from each other. In the animated series, music, food, festivals, dress, language, and folklore are used to show how different the Caribbean is from other places.
Dr. Patricia Saunders, a professor of English and Caribbean studies at the University of Miami and the author of two books, worked as a culture consultant on the series. Sean Skeete, who is in charge of ensembles at Berklee College of Music, is the Caribbean music adviser.
This is great for our little black girls.