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Production Has Begun on Disney Junior’s “Eureka!”

Disney has announced that production is underway on a brand new animated muisc-filled series called “Eureka!,” which is about a talented young inventor living in the fantastical prehistoric world of Rocky Falls. The series is set to premiere later this year. Ruth Righi (Disney Channel’s “Sydney to the Max”) stars as the voice of title character, Eureka, with Renée Elise Goldsberry (“Hamilton”) and Lil Rel Howery (“Free Guy”) as her parents, Roxy and Rollo, and Javier Muñoz (“Hamilton”) as her teacher, Ohm.

 

The series is produced by Academy Award nominated animation studio Brown Bag Films (“Doc McStuffins”) in association with Disney Junior. The announcement was made today by Joe D’Ambrosia, senior vice president, Original Programming and general manager, Disney Junior.

D’Ambrosia said, “Eureka is an inspiring young girl with a big imagination and even bigger heart. Through her creative inventions and friendships, she brings her prehistoric town together and helps others learn to look at the world from different perspectives. We like to think of her as our very first Disney Imagineer.”

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“Eureka!” tells the story of a young girl inventor who is way ahead of her time. Utilizing creative out-of-the-box thinking, she designs inventions and contraptions in the hopes of making the world a better place and moving her prehistoric community into a more modern era. With the help of her supportive parents, teacher, best friends—Pepper and Barry—and beloved pet mammoth Murphy, Eureka is learning to embrace that she is not ordinary … she’s extraordinary.

Rounding out the “Eureka!” voice cast is Kai Zen (“Amphibia”) as Pepper, Devin Trey Campbell (Broadway’s “Kinky Boots”) as Barry and Fred Tatasciore (“Big Hero 6 The Series “) as Murphy.

Christiana “Chee” McGuigan, a science educator who has worked at the California Science Center, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County and McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center, serves as the series’ science education consultant. Biomedical scientist, social entrepreneur and former senior policy advisor for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, Dr. Knatokie Ford, advised on the original series development. Engineering experts from Disney’s world-renowned Imagineering team advised on the early development of Eureka’s inventions.

Emmy Award winner Norton Virgien (“Doc McStuffins”) and award-winning children’s book author/illustrator Niamh Sharkey (“Henry Hugglemonster”) are the series’ creators and executive producers. Emmy Award-nominated Erica Rothschild (“Sofia the First”) developed the series with Virgien and Sharkey and serves as co-executive producer and story editor. Film and television writer and director Rusty Cundieff (“Tales from the Hood”) and Emmy Award-nominated television producer Donna Brown Guillaume (“Happily Ever After: Fairytales for Every Child”) are consulting producers. Multitalented singer, songwriter and producer Kari Kimmel (“Spirit Riding Free”) is the series’ songwriter, and Emmy Award-winning Frederik Wiedmann (“All Hail King Julien”) is the composer.

Are you excited for this new show?

Source: WhatsOnDisneyPlus

About Jennifer Retzlaff

My name is Jennifer Retzlaff and I became a lifelong Disney fan during my first trip to Walt Disney World in 6th grade. From that moment, Disney became a big part of my life. I live in Iowa with my husband and two kids who are growing up too quickly for my liking. I started introducing my love for Disney early to my family with a Disney honeymoon and then trips when our youngest of 18 months. Since then, our family has been to Walt Disney World over five times and we continue to plan and dream for the next trip. I love the magic that Disney brings to people through the theme parks, cruises, adventures and movies they create. As a teacher, I try to bring that magic into my classroom to help kids believe that “If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It.” I recently reached a dream of mine as I joined Magic Vacation Planner as a personal travel advisor. With this team, I can now help others plan magical vacations. As a passionate writer, I also have my own blog at magicalvacationsbyjen which is also where you can follow me on instagram for trip reviews along with tips and tricks for your next magical vacation.