I received an all expense paid trip from Disney to attend the #Cars3Event. The opinions expressed here are my own and I received no monetary compensation. #PuppyDogPals #PuppyDogPalsEvent
My kids are glued to the Disney Junior app during their television time. My son loves Miles From Tomorrowland and my daughter is obsessed with Elena of Avalor and Sophia the First. I had the privilege of screening the first couple episodes of PUPPY DOG PALS, a new Disney Junior show featuring two adventurous and seriously adorable pugs, during the #Cars3Event press trip. My kids are going to love this new show! They’ve seen the trailer and are counting down the days until April 14th, when Puppy Dog Pals premieres at 10:30am EDT. Watch the trailer to witness the cuteness for yourself.
ABOUT PUPPY DOG PALS
Disney Junior’s pugtastic new animated series “Puppy Dog Pals,” created by comedian Harland Williams, debuts FRIDAY, APRIL 14 (10:30 a.m. EDT), with two back-to-back episodes on Disney Channel and will also become available that day on the Disney Junior app and YouTube page. The show follows two fun-loving pug brothers, Bingo and Rolly, whose thrill-seeking appetites take them on exhilarating adventures throughout their neighborhood and around the globe. Williams also serves as consulting producer and writer and voices the role of Bob, the pups’ devoted owner. Sean Coyle (“The Awesomes,” “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse”) serves as executive producer.
Whether embarking on a mission to help their owner Bob or assisting a friend in need, the pugs’ motto is that life is more exciting with your best friend by your side. Along for the ride is their community of colorful animal pals including Bob’s cat Hissy and A.R.F., the lovable robot dog created by Bob. Each episode features two 11-minute stories that showcase Bingo and Rolly’s similarities and differences while demonstrating positive lessons about friendship, problem-solving, collaboration, creativity and adventure.
PUPPY DOG PALS Q&A
We had the opportunity to have a Q&A session with Sean Coyle (executive producer) and Diane Ikemiyashiro (Disney Junior Creative Executive). Coyle mentioned that they did focus testing with preschool children and how the original design of Hissy was orange. He stated that all of the girls loved Hissy, but said that she’d be even better if she was pink or purple. My pink obsessed 3 year old concurs, she’s already saying that Hissy is her favorite. Coyle said that the target age group for this show is around 2 – 5 years old, “but also something that people two to 80 could also enjoy spending 25 minutes with”.
Ikemiyashiro touched on the educational component of the show and that they consult with an “educational resource group” that watches every single episode to weigh in on what the take away is. I love how mindful Disney is of their audience and how I don’t have to worry about my kids flipping through the Disney Junior app independently. Coyle touched on the fact that they were mindful of the quality and appropriateness of shows that parents come to expect with Disney when writing the episodes. Thank you Disney!
Coyle said that they hope this show conveys, with the different adventures that the pups go on, that the world is a fun place. He said, “It’s a diverse place. It’s a wonderfully, colorful, amazing place with all sorts of different things to see”. As a mom who places a lot of value in traveling with kids, I couldn’t love this more. I think kids can learn so much through travel. Travel has given my kids a hands on education in history, an upfront lesson in empathy and an appreciation for different cultures. I love that my kids can still go on adventures with PUPPY DOG PALS, even when we aren’t traveling.