Production has started on”Goldie & Bear” a new Fairytale-inspired animated series for preschoolers is set to debut Fall 2015 on Disney Junior.
This new series will center on Goldie and Bear, picking up after the infamous porridge incident we all know and love from our childhoods. Journey along with Goldie and her Best friend Bear as they encounter well known characters from other famous nursery rhymes and tales including Little Red Riding Hood, Humpty Dumpty and The Three Little Pigs. New adventures will await our heroes in the Fairytale Forest to inspire the imaginations of all little heroes.
An announcement was made by Nancy Kanter, exexcutive Vice President, Original Programming and General Manager of Disney Junior Worldwide.
“Disney Junior embraces strong storytelling and memorable characters,
and nothing reflects that more than classic fairytales. We are excited to continue the
story of ‘Goldilocks and The Three Bears’ from a new perspective and hope to inspire
kids to create their own ‘happily-ever-afters’ by giving them new stories featuring
classic characters they already know and love.”
Maria Tater, John L. Loeb Professor of Germanic Languages and Literatures at Harvard University and Disney Junior Advisory Board Member, will serve as teh series consultant, advising on fairytales, storytelling, and folklore. Story telling will be an important and central theme to the show’s curriculum, with episodes referencing original fairytales, and nursery rhymes, while giving new insights to their underlying messages. Goldie and Bear will model friendship, and community, demonstrate problem solving with a creative touch, and showcase critical thinking skills, like logic and strategy.
- Natalie Lander (“The Middle”) stars as Goldie.
- Georgie Kidder (“Star Wars: The Clone Wars”) as Bear.
- Lesley Nicol (“DowntonAbbey”) as Fairy Godmother
- Debby Ryan (“Jessie”) as Thumbelina
- Miles Brown and Marsai Martin (“black-ish”) appear as Jack & Jill.
Created by Children’s book author Jorge Aguirre (“Giants Beware!”) and developed for television by Aquirre and Rick Gitelson (“Handy Manny”). The Story editor is Joe Ansolabehere (“Recess”) and songs are composed by Rob Cantor (from the band Tally Hall). Chris Gillgan (“Frankenweenie”) serves as supervising director and executive producer. Produced by Milk Barn Productions in Association with Disney Junior.
Disney Junior has long reflected the emotional connections we have to Disney Storytelling and Disney characters, modern, and classic. This new series is sure to give us the same magic of heartfelt stories and characters as before. I’m looking forward to enjoying new twists on classic tales with my children.