Taking A Look At Disney Junior
I know a lot of people think that all Disney should be entertaining for all ages and not just for a specific age group. I agree with this for the most part, but I don't think there's anything wrong with having programming targeting younger audiences. Small children tend to learn and be entertained by different things...yes, things with lots of color and soft looks. I see how my youngest nephew reacts to the programming. And, for anybody who's been with a child who's been semi-bored at a Disney Park only to watch their eyes light up while watching Disney Junior: Live On Stage, you'll get it.
For this blog entry, I wanted to focus on five of programs produced specifically by Disney. These are the programs that have premiered since the launch of the network - Jake and the Never Land Pirates, Doc McStuffins, Sofia the First, Henry Hugglemonster and Sheriff Callie's Wild West.
And, finally, the newest show, premiering earlier this year, Sheriff Callie's Wild West. I have to admit that the first time I watched this show was this morning and, truth be told, I kept it on because I knew Mandy Moore was the voice of Callie and I LOVE Mandy Moore. This show was really the impetus for writing this as I also enjoyed watching this program. It teaches children how to be good citizens by teaching them how to make right decisions and how your actions can impact your community. It also teaches children about friendship. Also, like Doc McStuffins, I like that the show features a female lead without being aimed at any gender in particular.
In fact, it's nice to see that these Disney Junior shows embrace a level of diversity that you don't always get in other programming. Another byproduct of this programming I'm hoping to see is a greater acceptance of people's differences at an earlier age.
Again, Disney Junior might not be everybody's cup of tea, but, it's not meant for everybody. It's meant for small children. And, I think it's doing a good job in teaching children critical lessons in an entertaining way that we can only hope come from Disney.