Disney Junior Starts Production on First Ever Original Movie Lucky DuckPilar Clark
Two “smashing” stars and one “royal pain” will star in Disney Junior‘s FIRST EVER original movie — an animated musical called Lucky Duck.
Featuring the voice talents of Christian Borle and Megan Hilty, stars of the now-cancelled NBC musical-drama series Smash, and the voice of Royal Pains‘ Tom Cavanaugh, the movie is set at sea and follows the adventures of a little rubber duck named Lucky.
Accidentally tossed off a cargo ship, Lucky sets off in search of the perfect home. He’ll team up with a group of misfit bathtub toys during his travels, including a hippo named Flo (voiced by Hilty), and an apprehensive turtle named Snap (voiced by Cavanaugh).
“We’re eager to introduce young kids and their parents to our first Disney Junior Original Movie, an exciting adventure with a heart-warming message about never giving up, despite all odds,” said Joe D’Ambrosia, Vice President, Original Programming, Disney Junior in a statement. “We hope that this new TV movie format will create an even stronger family viewing destination to further deliver on our brand promise of imaginative characters and storytelling with heart.”
Lucky Duck is set to premiere in the summer of 2014 on Disney Junior in the United States, followed by Disney Junior channels worldwide.
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