By Beth Deitchman
Disney Junior is baking up something truly special! They’ve just revealed that production has begun on Alice’s Wonderland Bakery, a fantastical animated series for preschoolers and their families inspired by the beloved world of Alice in Wonderland. The series centers on Alice, the great-granddaughter of the original heroine and a budding young baker at the enchanted Wonderland Bakery, where treats bring a new generation of characters together.
Joe D’Ambrosia, senior vice president, Original Programming, and general manager, Disney Junior, announced that the deliciously fantastical animated series is slated to debut in 2022. “The magic and mischief of Alice in Wonderland has been treasured by millions for over a century, and we are delighted to introduce this version of a young Alice and her charming friends to a whole new generation,” he said. “Inspired by the sense of connection that food brings about—and recipes filled with enchantment and heart—the series will showcase whimsical stories with relatable themes for our Disney Junior audience.”
Each episode of Alice’s Wonderland Bakery will feature two 11-minute stories that detail Alice’s recipe adventures with her best pals—Fergie, a white rabbit; Hattie, her madcap friend; and Rosa, the Princess of Hearts. The series, which is geared to kids ages 2–7 and their families, will celebrate the culture and creativity of food, highlight self-expression and impart age-appropriate social and emotional lessons about friendship, collaboration and community.
The creative team for Alice’s Wonderland Bakery includes Emmy® nominee Chelsea Beyl (Peabody Award-winning Doc McStuffins), who serves as executive producer; Frank Montagna (Elena of Avalor), who is co-executive producer and art director; and Emmy-nominated Nathan Chew (Elena of Avalor) who is supervising director. Emmy winner John Kavanaugh (Sofia the First) is the songwriter/music director, and Matthew Margeson (Rocketman) serves as composer. The series is a production of Disney Television Animation.