... Because, as we mentioned here earlier, the Jake and the Neverland Pirates production boarders will get to swing onto an old standby and favorite that has recently been hibernating:
Disney has ordered a fourth season of its #1 series for preschoolers, “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.” Consisting of 13 new episodes and nine extended specials, Season Four will premiere on the recently announced Disney Junior, a new television and online brand and, ultimately, a re-branded 24-hour basic cable/satellite channel devoted to preschool-age children around the world. ...
Toonage for three-year-olds (also fours and fivers) is one of the hot areas of t.v. animation. Nickelodeon has done nicely with it, and Disney has a wealth of sellable characters, a cable outlet or three, and a lot of small eyeballs ready to drink in the product and then look pleadingly at Mom and Dad as tykes ask for dolls, games, and various plastic nick knacks. (Nick knacks, after all, are what the game is about.)
But what we're happy about is that as Miley Cyrus grows to adulthood and high school musicals lose their allure, Disney broadcast and cable companies are rediscovering the magic of cartoons. And more artists get hired to create them.