Disney has announced that its brand new animated series, “Pupstruction,” which is about a doggone hard-working construction crew ranging from some of the brawniest breeds to irresistibly cute and playful puppies — is set to premiere in the United States on Wednesday 14th June 2023 with a simulcast on Disney Channel and Disney Junior (8:00 a.m. EDT). An initial batch of episodes will premiere the same day on on-demand platforms and Disney+. No international release date has yet been announced, but expect the show to arrive on Disney+ around the world later this year.
“Pupstruction” centers on crew leader Phinny, an innovative young corgi who dreams up some of the biggest and wildest ideas to help his town of Petsburg. The other members of Pupstruction are Luna, a comically spontaneous sheepdog; Roxy, a can-do rottweiler; and Tank, a lovable, snack-obsessed mastiff. Although Phinny might be the smallest pup on the crew, he proves that you don’t need big paws to have big ideas. Together, the Pupstruction crew uses mud, sweat, drool and plenty of heart to build and create.
The series has been created and executive-produced by Emmy Award-nominated writer and producer Travis Braun (“T.O.T.S.”), the series, which has already been picked up for a second season, highlights themes of teamwork, family, community, creative problem-solving, and the importance of imaginative play.
Joining the previously announced voice cast in recurring and guest star roles for season one are Olga Merediz (Broadway’s “In the Heights”) as Grandma Dee, Todrick Hall (“American Idol”) as Harvey Hare, Gabriel Iglesias (“Space Jam: A New Legacy”) as Felipe and Nate Torrence (“Zootopia”) as Chameleo.
Geared towards kids ages 2-7, each episode features two 11-minute stories with an original song in each episode. The main title theme song, written by series’ songwriter/composer Rob Cantor, will be released on Friday, 12th May 2023. The full digital soundtrack, “Disney Junior Music: Pupstruction,” featuring the theme song plus additional songs from the series, will be released by Walt Disney Records on June 14. Disney Consumer Products, Games and Publishing is developing product lines inspired by the series featuring apparel, figures, vehicles, role-play products, plush, books and more.
The series stars Yonas Kibreab (Pixar’s upcoming “Elio”) as Phinny, Carson Minniear (“Big City Greens”) as Tank, Scarlett Kate Ferguson (“I’m Dying Up Here”) as Roxy and newcomer Mica Zeltzer as Luna, as well as Yvette Nicole Brown (“Firebuds”) as Mayor Gilmore, Bobby Moynihan (“Saturday Night Live”) as Bobby Boots, Grey DeLisle (“The Simpsons”) as Maya, Kari Wahlgren (“The Ghost and Molly McGee”) as Scratch, Eric Bauza (“Muppet Babies”) as characters Harry, Sniff and Lloyd, and Alessandra Perez (“T.O.T.S.”) as Bailey.
In addition to Braun, the series’ creative team for season one includes Victor Cook (“T.O.T.S.”) as executive producer, Robyn Brown (“Muppet Babies”) as co-producer/story editor and Abigail Nesbitt (“T.O.T.S.”) as supervising director. Rob Cantor (“The Ghost and Molly McGee”) is songwriter and composer. “Pupstruction” is produced by Titmouse in association with Disney Junior.
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