Disney Junior is primed to show US preschoolers a whole new world of science-based adventure with the multiplatform premiere of its new new animated series Miles from Tomorrowland.
Premiering on Disney Channel February 6, the intergalactic adventure follows the story of Miles (Cullen McCarthy) and his family, including ship captain mom (Olivia Munn) and mechanical engineer dad (Tom Kenny), as they explore new galaxies.
Prior to the show’s linear launch, a preview episode will be available to US cable subscribers on WATCH Disney Junior, beginning January 16.
In addition, “Message from Miles” shorts will premiere on Disney Channel and Disney Junior on January 23. The series of one-minute shorts, which launched on the WATCH Disney Junior app in December, spotlight Miles and pet robo-ostrich Merc as they share helpful tips on navigating life in outer space.
On the digital side, a Miles from Tomorrowland: Missions app for iOS and Android devices will debut in late January. The WATCH Disney Junior app is also launching a Miles-branded game featuring a 3D virtual reality space simulator that enables kids to control Miles’ Photon Flyer.
Rounding out the interactive content, an episode of the show is being adapted as an appisode for the Disney Junior Appisodes app. Additionally, a stand-alone microsite featuring character profiles, videos and both online and off-line planetary activities is available at DisneyJunior.com/Miles.
Rooted in science and technology, the series aims to inspire youngsters interested in space exploration and the world beyond their own. To that end, the show’s consultants include experts from NASA, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the Space Tourism Society and Google.
With a consumer products program already in the works, the show draws from its STEM curriculum to get kids interested in science, critical thinking and exploration of their environment.