Disney Junior has announced details on a brand new animated comedy-adventure series “The Chicken Squad”.
The new series will premiere on Friday 14th May (7:30 PM /EDT/PDT), with two back-to-back episodes on Disney Junior and DisneyNOW.
While no Disney+ release date was confirmed, new series usually arrive on Disney+ in the United States and Canada once the series has completely aired on Disney Junior. Internationally Disney Junior series usually will be available earlier because Disney Channels aren’t operating any longer.
Inspired by Doreen Cronin’s popular children’s books, the series follows a trio of young chicken siblings—Coop, Sweetie and Little Boo—and their retired search and rescue dog mentor, Captain Tully. Together, they team up on problem-solving adventures in their backyard to help their animal friends, while modelling what it means to be good community helpers and finding the joy in assisting others.
Joining the previously announced lead voice cast—Yvette Nicole Brown (Captain Tully), Ramone Hamilton (Coop), Gabriella Graves (Sweetie) and Maxwell Simkins (Little Boo)—the recurring guest voice cast includes Tony Hale (Disney+’s upcoming “The Mysterious Benedict Society”) as Frazz, a nervous squirrel; Jane Lynch (“Glee”) as Dr. Dirt, a forensic scientist snail; Melissa Rauch (“The Big Bang Theory”) as Dinah, the chicks’ mother; Sean Giambrone (“The Goldbergs”) as Riley, a gruff pack rat; Malcolm-Jamal Warner (“The Resident”) as Lt. Scruffy, a retired firehouse dog; and Melissa Villaseñor (“Saturday Night Live”) and Zack Pearlman (“Dragons: Race to the Edge”) as Wheeze and Snick, mischievous raccoon siblings. The guest voice cast for season one includes Rachel Bloom (“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”) and Chrissie Fit (“Pitch Perfect” franchise) as Rebeecca, a nervous honeybee, and Quilla, a friendly porcupine, respectively.
Whether rescuing a stranded puppy from a creek, helping a bird track down its missing food, or solving the mystery of how their mom’s prized flowers got trampled, the Chicken Squad is always ready to lend a helping wing. Each episode, comprised of two 11-minute stories, features the recurring “Chicken Charge” anthem that the chickens sing upon determination of a new mission and at least one new original song that showcases a variety of musical styles ranging from pop and R&B to country, hip-hop and electronic.
“The Chicken Squad” was developed and is executive produced by EmmyAward winner Tom Rogers (“Elena of Avalor”). Humanitas Prize and Emmy Award winner Rachel Ruderman (“Sofia the First”) is co-producer and story editor; Tony Trujillo (“FarmVille 2”) is art director; and Emmy Award-nominated Elliot M. Bour (“Elena of Avalor”) and Scott Bern (“Puppy Dog Pals”) are supervising directors.
GRAMMYAward winner Alex Geringas (“Voltron: Legendary Defender”) and Emmy Award-nominated Mike Himelstein (“Mickey Mouse Clubhouse”) are the series’ songwriters, and Emmy Award winner Gregory James Jenkins (“T.O.T.S.”) is composer. “The Chicken Squad” theme song is performed by multitalented actress, singer and recording artist Renée Sandstrom (“Kids Incorporated”/”Wild Orchid”), along with Geringas.
The series is produced by Wild Canary in association with Disney Junior.
A digital soundtrack, “Disney Junior Music: The Chicken Squad,” featuring the theme song and music from the series is also set for release Friday, May 14th, on Walt Disney Records.
Are you looking forward to seeing “The Chicken Squad”?
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