Disney Junior has ordered a second season of "Miles from Tomorrowland", this year's #1 TV series across preschool networks in Total Viewers, Kids 2-5 and Boys 2-5 to date. It was announced today by Nancy Kanter, Executive Vice President, Original Programming and General Manager, Disney Junior Worldwide. The series, which charts the outer space missions of young adventurer Miles Callisto and his family as they work together to help connect the galaxy on behalf of the Tomorrowland Transit Authority, incorporates unique space and Science facts into each storyline.
Kanter said, "We work with many experts in the space, Science and technology fields -NASA astronauts, space architects and futurists, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) scientists and Google engineers - and all of them have talked with us about their own early experiences as children that sparked their CURIOSITY about space and the possibilities for the future. We hope that 'Miles from Tomorrowland' will continue to provide that inspiration for today's generation of young children."
Extensions of the hit series include a wide range of learning-focused storybooks, leveled readers, illustrated early chapter books, activity books and enhanced eBooks from Disney Publishing Worldwide; a "Miles from Tomorrowland: Missions" app; and costumes, dolls and toys from Disney Stores. Based on parent feedback and demand, a full line of toys, role play items, home décor and apparel will be available at mass retailers nationwide this summer.
Emmy-nominated Sascha Paladino ("Henry Hugglemonster," "Ni Hao, Kai-lan") is creator and executive producer, and Emmy-nominated Paul Demeyer ("Duckman," "Rugrats in Paris") is supervising director. Olivia Munn ("The Newsroom") stars as Phoebe Callisto alongside Cullen McCarthy ("Mr. Peabody & Sherman") as Miles Callisto, Tom Kenny ("SpongeBob SquarePants") as Leo Callisto, Fiona Bishop (Disney Junior's "Sofia the First") as Loretta Callisto and Dee Bradley Baker (Disney's "Phineas and Ferb") as M.E.R.C.
Recurring guest stars include Adrian Grenier ("Entourage") as Captain Joe, Mark Hamill ("Star Wars") as Gadfly, George Takei ("Star Trek") as Spectryx, Bill Nye ("Bill Nye the Science Guy") as Professor Rubicon, Wil Wheaton ("Star Trek: The Next Generation") as Commander S'leet, Alton Brown ("Good Eats") as Lysander Floovox and Brenda Song ("Dads") as Aunt Frida. "Miles from Tomorrowland" is a production of Wild Canary Films in association with Disney Junior.
Disney Junior reflects the emotional connection generations of consumers have to Disney storytelling and Disney characters, both classic and contemporary. It invites mom and dad to join their child in the Disney experience of magical, musical and heartfelt stories and characters, while incorporating specific learning and development themes designed for kids age 2-7. Disney Junior's series blend Disney's unparalleled storytelling and characters kids love deeply with learning, including early math, language skills, healthy eating and lifestyles, and social skills. In the U.S., Disney Junior is a daily programming block on Disney Channel and a 24-hour channel reaching over 220 million U.S. homes. In total, there are 34 Disney Junior channels in 26 languages around the world.