Disney Junior’s Ready for Preschool short-form series premiered in October 2019. Featuring favorite characters from hit Disney Junior series including T.O.T.S., Doc McStuffins, Vampirina, Puppy Dog Pals, as well as Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, the series features fun and playful tunes that prepare young minds for preschool. In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Disney Junior is premiering a new Spanish-language version featuring  age-appropriate lessons for young kids with favorite Disney Junior characters and fun, upbeat music. 

The first four shorts debuted today on Disney Junior’s YouTube page, with additional shorts continuing to roll out later this year on Disney Junior YouTube and DisneyNOW and a Spanish-language EP, “Disney Junior Music: Listos para el Preescolar Vol. 1” will be released on Walt Disney Records. The short follows Mickey Mouse as he explores different shapes found in common objects like doors and trees. Also included is a quote from Disney Junior executive, Lori Mozilo and additional info on the Ready for Preschool short-form series and attached is a fun activity sheet for kids and families to enjoy together.

“The new Ready for Preschool Spanish-language shorts will provide more young viewers with the opportunity to follow along with their favorite Disney Junior characters and learn simple, preschool appropriate lessons in subjects like math, language arts, cognitive thinking and social-emotional development”, said Lori Mozilo, Executive Director, Original Programming, Disney Junior. “Having both the English and Spanish versions available for our audience encourages curiosity, not only about the lessons being presented, but also about different languages and by extension, different cultures.”

—Jennifer Swartvagher

Featured photo: Disney Junior via YouTube

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