By Beth Deitchman
“Mary Had a Little Lamb”… “Rock-a-Bye Baby”… “Rain, Rain Go Away…” These are among some of the first songs you ever learned and, if you’re a parent, they’re likely among the first that you shared with your children. Disney Junior has now brought its special blend of magic to these iconic nursery rhymes, as a well as a brand-new collection that was released today and will continue to roll out throughout the weekend on Disney Junior’s YouTube and the DisneyNOW App.
The Disney Junior Music Nursery Rhymes pair classic nursery rhymes with delightful animation featuring characters from across Disney Junior’s series, from Mickey and the Roadster Racers to the upcoming Muppet Babies. The digital shorts were introduced with the launch of the DisneyNOW app back in September, and in a little more than three months, they’ve amassed more than 80 million views on YouTube, racking up more than 90 million minutes watched.
There are organic connections between the nursery rhymes and the series and characters included in each short, such as “Star Light, Star Bright” featuring the cast of Miles from Tomorrowland and “Happy Birthday,” which premiered on November 18 (an important date for Disney’s brightest star!) and follows Minnie Mouse as she tries to surprise Mickey on his special day. The latest short, “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star,” is a treat for fans of all of Disney Junior’s titles: you can look for a host of characters, including a glimpse at the network’s newest star, Baby Kermit, from the upcoming animated series Muppet Babies. Check out “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” below, and visit Disney Junior on YouTube or DisneyNOW to see the rest.