The fact that I am so excited about a new Disney Junior show arriving might be embarrassing if I didn’t have children. But, Puppy Dog Pals is one of those new shows everyone should be excited about!
A show about two cute puppy brothers, with a fun older sister kitty, is grounds for many episodes full of sweet fun. We were able to watch the first two episodes of Puppy Dog Pals during our Disney/Pixar junket, and it was almost too adorable for words.
What Is Puppy Dog Pals About?
Puppy Dog Pals is an animated series about two fun-loving pug puppy brothers, Bingo and Rolly, whose thrill-seeking appetites take them on adventures around their neighborhood and beyond.
“Puppy Dog Pals,” debuts Friday, April 14 at 10:30 a.m. ET/PT with two back-to-back episodes on Disney Channel. The premiere episode will also become available that day on the Disney Junior app and Disney Junior YouTube page. The series is created by comedian Harland Williams and executive-produced by Sean Coyle.
Interview with Sean Coyle and Diane Ikemiyashiro
Not only did we get to see the first two episodes of Puppy Dog Pals, we also had the privilege of interviewing Sean Coyle – Executive Producer, and Diane Ikemiyashiro – Disney Junior Creative Executive.
As all Disney Junior shows portray, Puppy Dog Pals is about the story. When asked what they want to convey to their very young audience in this show, Diane said, “At the core of this show, it’s all about the family unit. The two pug puppies are brothers, and they love each other. They are very rambunctious; they really, really support each other, and they have different personalities. They have friends all throughout the neighborhood, and all around the world. So it’s about family bonds, being friends, making friends and being a good brother.”
In our current society, there is a cry for more diversity on television, in neighborhoods, and our everyday life. Sean is hoping that this show will be part of this positive change, even within a Disney Junior show – “We hope with this show, the different adventures they go on will show them that the world is a fun place. It’s a diverse place. It’s a wonderfully colorful, amazing place with all sorts of different things to see.”
Wow. Kudos to Sean and Diane for understanding that the change will start with our kids. And it can happen through a fun show about 2 adorable pug puppies.
Age Range For Puppy Dog Pals
When asked what the age rage is for Puppy Dog Pals, Sean says that they are aiming for ages 2 to 5, but he wants the show to be something that parents will watch with their kids. As a parent of two kids himself, he’s picky about what his kids watch, because it should be something that he’ll want to sit down and watch with them.
We are so excited about the premiere of Puppy Dog Pals April 14 at 10:30 a.m. ET/PT on the Disney Channel, Disney Junior YouTube Channel, and the Disney Junior app. Will you be watching?