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Sister Channels: Disney Channels,Disney Channel
Former Channel: Playhouse Disney
Created by: Disney Inc. (or Disney)

Disney Junior started in Feb.2011 and in Asia started on July 11,2011

Disney Junior Replaced Playhouse Disney Channel.

The following details are from Wikipedia "The Free Encyclopedia"

Disney Junior is a current program block on Disney Channel and an upcoming American basic cable and satellite television networkintended to replace SOAPnet in February 2012.[1] It began airing on February 14, 2011, replacing Playhouse Disney.

The first new programs were Jake and the Never Land Pirates, Tinga Tinga Tales and Babar and the Adventures of Badou. Carrying over from Playhouse Disney were Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Handy Manny, Little Einsteins, Jungle Junction, Chuggington, Imagination Movers,Special Agent Oso, and Timmy Time.


In May 2010, it was announced that Playhouse Disney and SOAPnet will rebrand as Disney Junior.[2]

Disney Junior first launched as a programming block on February 14, 2011, replacing Playhouse Disney. The first program was Jake and the Never Land Pirates. In its first week since its debut, Disney Junior delivered Disney Channel’s best ratings ever in the daypart among Kids 2-5 (474,000/2.8 rating).

Separate channelEdit

A 24-hour basic cable and satellite channel for Disney Junior will launch in February 2012.[3] It will replace the woman-targeted soap opera channel, SOAPnet. The channel was originally set to debut in Jaunary 2012, but got pushed to spring 2012,[4] but as of September 2011, it got pushed again to February 2012.

The channel is expecting its original series (Jake and the Never Land Pirates, 3rd & Bird, etc.), shows from the Playhouse Disney library (that are currently airing on the block) (Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Handy Manny, Special Agent Oso, etc.), movies appropriate for very younger viewers (Cars, Finding Nemo, Dumbo, etc.) and short-form series in its lineup. On June 17, 2011, it has been comfirmed that the Disney Junior channel will include "old-school" Playhouse Disney series in its lineup when the channel launches.[5] Examples for "old-school" Playhouse Disney series include Stanley, Higglytown Heroes, Bear in the Big Blue House, and JoJo's Circus.

When the channel launches, it will also provide affiliate partners with a robust video-on-demand offering, a high-definition network (marketed as Disney Junior HD) and a Spanish language SAP feed.[6][7]


Main article: List of programs broadcast by Disney Junior

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Chuggington, Imagination Movers, Jungle Junction, Handy Manny, Little Einsteins, Special Agent Oso and Timmy Time, all popular Playhouse Disney series, were moved to the block and continue to broadcast.

Disney Junior broadcasts from September until late May from 6:00 am to 2:00 pm ET (5:00 am to 1:00 pm CT) on weekdays, and from 6:00 am to 9:00 am ET, (5:00 am to 8:00 am CT) on weekends and also during major holidays (Christmas, Easter, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day) and also 6:00 am to 10:00 am ET (5:00 am to 9:00 am CT) on weekdays from late May (post-Memorial Day through Labor Day), each running a different schedule. They feature 25-minute standard length shows, interspersed with short 5 minute shorts and music videos. Between these times, there are no commercials played during Disney Junior (though Disney Channel, being a commercial-free cable channel, does not air regular commercials anyway), though short "promotional spots" do run every so often, such as often seen on PBS. Between 4:00 and 6:00, when Disney Channel animated programs air under the regular Disney Channel branding, there are commercials for Disney properties as there are for other Disney Channel programs.

Former shows on the former Playhouse Disney block will air reruns by popular demand on the Disney Junior channel in its launch on February 2012, replacing SOAPnet.

Related servicesEdit

[edit]Disney Junior HDEdit

[2][3]Logo for Disney Junior HD in 2012.

Disney Junior HD will be a high definition simulcast feed, broadcasting a moderate amount of Disney Junior's programming in 720p HD. It will begin broadcasting in February 2012. Many cable providers will carry the HD simulcast feed, along with DirecTV, AT&T U-verse and Verizon FIOS. Currently, Dish Network does not carry the Disney/ABC Cable Networks' HD simulcast channels due to a retransmission consent dispute with the Walt Disney Company, so it will probably not carry the channel.

HD versions of Disney Junior had already launched in Canada, Asia , France and The Netherlands. Currently, Disney Junior HD appears to be a block on the HD feed version on Disney Channel.

Disney Junior On DemandEdit

Disney Junior On Demand is the video-on-demand service, which offers select episodes of Disney Junior's original series. It is available to most digital cable and IPTV providers.

Logo variationsEdit

[4][5]The Mickey Mouse Clubhouse variant of the Disney Junior logo.

In addition to revealing the Disney Junior logo, other variations were released as well, most shows that air on Disney Junior have their own variation of the logo, with the standard "Disney" written in Walt Disney's famous handwriting and a large chunky font displaying "Junior" with each letter designed from an aspect or character from that particular show.

  • Mickey Mouse Clubhouse The 'J' is dressed similarly to Goofy, the 'u' dressed similarly to Minnie Mouse, 'n' - Pluto, 'i' - Mickey Mouse, 'o' - Donald Duck, 'r' - Daisy Duck.
  • Jake and the Never Land Pirates The "J" represents a treasure map, the "u" depicts Bucky, the "n" represents a treasure chest the "i" represents Jake, the "o" depicts Bucky's wheel and the "r" represents Skully.
  • Handy Manny The 'J' is designed to resemble Dusty the anthropomorphic saw, the 'u' resembles Felipe (Manny's anthropomorphic Phillips-head screwdriver), the 'n' resembles Turner (flat-head screwdriver), the 'i' resembles Manny himself, the 'o' resembles Rusty (Monkey wrench), "r" resembles Pat (hammer).
  • Special Agent Oso The 'J' resembles Oso's paw, the 'u' resembles Oso's wrist communicator, the 'n' is decorated with the main colors of Oso (yellow and teal), the 'i' looks like Oso himself, the 'o' resembles Oso's "Paw-Pilot", and the 'r' resembles Oso's vest.
  • Jungle Junction The 'J' resembles Hippobus, the 'u' resembles Zooter, the 'n' resembles Taxicrab, the 'i' resembles Bungo, the 'o' resembles Ellyvan, the 'r' resembles Crocker.
  • Imagination Movers The 'J' resembles an arrow, the 'u' resembles a guitar, the 'n' resembles a brick wall, the 'i' resembles Dave (one of the movers), the 'o' resembles a gear, and the 'r' resembles Warehouse Mouse. Many times while this variation of the logo is airing the 'i' will flip while changing to each mover (Scott, Rich, Dave and Smitty).
  • Little Einsteins The "J" represents Annie, the "u" depicts Rocket, the "n" represents June, the "i" represents Leo with his head as the dot for the i, the "o" depicts a drum and the "r" represents Quincy. The logo is surrounded by musical notes.
  • Chuggington The "J" depicts a track, the "u" represents Emery, the "n" resembles Brewster, the "i" is designed like Wilson, the "o" depicts Koko and the "r" represents Vee.
  • Higglytown Heroes The "J" represents Eubie, the "u" depicts Wayne, the "n" represents Twinkle, the "i" represents Kip with his head as the dot for the i, the "o" depicts a blue pattern (Kip's pants) and the "r" represents Fran. This logo is not used in the USA, only internationally.
  • Timmy Time First revealed on the Timmy Time homepage on Disney Junior Australia's website. The "J" represents Ruffy, the "u" depicts Otus, the "n" represents Mittens, the "i" represents Timmy, the "o" depicts Paxton and the "r" represents Yabba.
  • Babar and the Adventures of Badou The 'J' represents Chiku, the 'u' depicts Munroe, the 'n' represents Badou, the 'i' represents Babar with his head as the dot for the i, the 'o' depicts Celeste and the 'r' represents Crocodylus.
  • Art Attack Recently revealed in a promo for the show on this channel. The whole logo with Mickey's head as the dot for the i (except the Disney text) is white, with coloured splats on it. This logo is only used in the UK.
  • Mater's Tall Tales The "J" represents a hot rod, the "u" depicts Mater, the "n" represents Sally, the "i" was made to look like Lightning McQueen, the "o" depicts a tire and the "r" represents like Red.
  • 101 Dalmatians Each letter is decorated white with black spots, resembling a Dalmatian Dog, while the 'i' is a dog complete with a head, ears, and collar. While this one has actually aired on a promo for Disney Junior, Disney did reveal it as a variation. The animated TV show known as 101 Dalmatians may air Fridays at 4:00 AM, which also aired on Toon Disney in the past, but has been discontinued after only four airings.
  • Winnie the Pooh The "J" represents Owl, the "u" depicts Winnie's honey, the "n" represents Tigger, the "i" represents Piglet, the "o" depicts Pooh and the "r" represents Eeyore.
  • Octonauts The "J" represents a submarine, the "u" depicts the GUP-E, the "n" represents Kwazii, the "i" represents Barnacles, the "o" depicts Peso and the "r" is decorated as the GUP-A.

Show eventsEdit

There are also some events that come together in 1 event like the Stack and Play Hour our the Robotic _________. Or the Princess Hour.

Indents Edit

Disney Junior also has this indent that comes before a show.

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There are also some indents that are also made of some adventures of some Mickey Mouse Heads. Like the one they are saving Oso in the other side by using a ship.

Logo Pictures Edit

The main logo

Disney Junior

Playhouse Disney "Imagine & Learn"Edit

Playhouse Disney Playhouse Disney started with Disney Channel.There were always hosts of the channel like CLAY,and OOH AND AHH. Playhouse Disney is a channel for kids just still learning. This was the channel before Disney Junior

Playhouse Disney Theme/HostsEdit

Before the theme/hosts of Playhouse Disney were Clay,and Ooh & Ahh.

Theme songsEdit

As Playhouse DisneyEdit

Playhouse Disney also had a theme song that sounds like this: "On Playhouse Disney"

As Disney JuniorEdit

Disney Junior has a theme song that normaly shows when Playhouse Disney has commercials that show during the last days before Disney Junior. The song starts like this:"Im going where the rockets blast off."


Imagine and Learn (September 2, 2002-February 13, 2011) Go Go Go Go Go Go Go Go! (May 8, 1997-September 2, 2001) Where learning is powered by imagination (September 3, 2001-August 31, 2008) Where the Magic Begins (2011- as Disney Junior)