Get Ready to Sing With “DJ Shuffle” and Disney JuniorWhit Honea
Does your family love the catchy sweet music of Disney Junior? Of course they do. Whether your kids are watching Sofia the First, Doc McStuffins, or Jake and the Never Land Pirates, there is a song that they love (and love to dance to!). See, catchy and sweet.
You, dear parent, are in luck. As of today the new “DJ Shuffle” album, which features hits from the shows mentioned above, is available for pre-order on iTunes and Amazon (release date from Walt Disney Records is Tuesday, March 18).
And that’s not all! The album also includes the song “DJ Shuffle” by Parry Gripp (of Nerf Herder fame). Yes, the same Parry Gripp that my boys cannot get enough of. Seriously, the moment we get in the car, well before we have on our seat belts, shut the door, or even start the engine, the boys are shouting out Parry Gripp requests. If you’re children aren’t familiar with his work, by all means check him out. Warning: There be earworms ahead.
Take a peak right here, with this super interactive video sampler:
“DJ Shuffle” is the first-ever Disney Junior music compilation album and to celebrate its release there is a multi-platform even kicking off Tuesday, March 11, with the debut of the “DJ Shuffle” music video on both Disney Junior and Disney Channel. At that time you can submit videos (via Disney Junior on Facebook) of your child belting out their favorite songs from their favorite Disney Junior shows. That’s a lot of favorites!
According to a press-release from Disney Junior, ” . . . videos will be highlighted across WATCH Disney Junior and DisneyJunior.com/DJShuffle, with some chosen to air on Disney Channel and Disney Junior during a special programming event in April featuring new music-filled episodes and culminating with a family night sing-along. The “DJ Shuffle” on-air programming is sponsored by BAND-AID® Brand of Johnson & Johnson and Blip Toys Disney Princess Palace Pets.”
And that’s still not all! On Monday, March 24, DisneyJunior.com/DJShuffle will introduce the new game “DJ Jamboree” giving children the opportunity to create their own special versions of select Disney Junior songs.
One more still not all! There will be some fun on-air programming events that debut on Disney Channel including new musically inspired episodes of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse (April 1 at 9:00 a.m. ET/PT); Doc McStuffins with Broadway guest star Sutton Foster (Friday, April 4 at 9:30 a.m. ET/PT); Sheriff Callie’s Wild West (Tuesday, April 8 at 9:30 a.m., ET/PT); and Jake and the Never Land Pirates, featuring guest stars Sharon Osbourne, Leigh-Allyn Baker and Ariel Winter (Friday, April 11 at 9:30 a.m. ET/PT).
Disney Junior will run encores of all episodes on Disney Junior as part of a very fun “family night sing-along event” on Friday, April 18 (5:00-9:00 p.m., ET/PT).
Happy singing and lots of it!
Whit Honea is the author of The Parents’ Phrase Book. Read more at his site Honea Express. You can follow Whit on the Twitter, Instagram, Google+, and Pinterest (his opinions are his own and do not reflect those of Babble, Disney, or most rational people).