On Friday, September 13th, the new Disney Channel animated series Wander Over Yonder will officially debut. And yes, it will be a hit with not just the kids, but with us adults as well. The show follows the protagonist Wander, “an optimistic, nomadic, interstellar feller whose sole purpose in life is to be happy and help others be happy,” throughout the universe. It’s fresh, fun, and a frolicking good time. Not convinced yet? Check out these five reasons why you should be watching right here:
The Creators 1 of 5
The show was created by Craig McCracken, who also is the the executive producer. And he made it a family affair — his wife Lauren Faust is the co-producer and story editor. Craig McCracken is known for creating both The Powerpuff Girls and Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends. Lauren Faust worked on The Powerpuff Girls, Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, as well as the beloved by little girls everywhere series, My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic.
So these two know what they are doing!
The Cast! 2 of 5
In my book, Jack McBrayer can do no wrong. He was hilarious as Kenneth the Page on 30 Rock, delightful as Fix-It Felix in Wreck-it Ralph, and he brings that same energy, fun, and feel good vocal stylings to his role as Wander. He's joined by other veteran voice actors such as Tom Kenny (of SpongeBob SquarePants fame) in the role of Commander Peepers, April Winchell as Sylvia, and Aziz Ansari (of Park and Recreations) as Westley the Watchdog.
Visuals! 3 of 5
Look how pretty it is! It's so bright and vivid, and it has a very cool retro vibe about it. And one thing that kids (and their keepers) appreciate a whole lot is a cartoon that is visually stunning.
The Story! 4 of 5
One of the coolest things is that Wander is, well, a wanderer! Each episode takes Wander to a different part of the universe, an eclectic and completely entrancing trek that is not to be missed ... no, really.
Music 5 of 5
One of the stand out elements of Wander Over Yonder is the quirky old school musical score. It's a perfect match for high octane action and vibrant visuals. The theme song was created by The Two Man Gentleman Band, and band member Andy Bean is creating the rest of the tunes for the show. And warning — the theme song WILL get stuck in your head!
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