New Disney Junior series, Eureka, is set to debut later this year. And of course, Disney Junior fans cannot wait!
Starring Ruth Righi, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Lil Rel Howery and Javier Muñoz, Eureka! tells the story of a young girl inventor who is way ahead of her time. Utilizing creative out-of-the-box thinking, she designs inventions and contraptions in the hopes of making the world a better place and moving her prehistoric community into a more modern era. With the help of her supportive parents, teacher, best friends—Pepper and Barry—and beloved pet mammoth Murphy, Eureka is learning to embrace that she is not ordinary … she’s extraordinary.
Ruth Righi excitedly posted on Instagram about her starring voiceover role, “Eureka! love everything about this project. can’t wait for you all to watch.”
In an announcement, Joe D’Ambrosia, senior vice president, Original Programming and general manager, Disney Junior said: “Eureka is an inspiring young girl with a big imagination and even bigger heart. Through her creative inventions and friendships, she brings her prehistoric town together and helps others learn to look at the world from different perspectives. We like to think of her as our very first Disney Imagineer.”
The anticipated upcoming series is produced by the Academy Award nominated animation studio Brown Bag Films in association with Disney Junior. Brown Bag Films is the same studio that produced Doc McStuffins.
Rounding out the Eureka! cast is Kai Zen from Amphibia, portraying Pepper. Devin Trey Campbell from Broadway’s “Kinky Boots,” portraying Barry. And, Fred Tatasciore, from Big Hero 6 The Series, portraying Murphy.
Christiana “Chee” McGuigan, a science educator who has worked at the California Science Center, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County and McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center, serves as the series’ science education consultant. Biomedical scientist, social entrepreneur and former senior policy advisor for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, Dr. Knatokie Ford, advised on the original series development.
Emmy Award winner Norton Virgien from Doc McStuffins and award-winning children’s book author/illustrator Niamh Sharkey are the creators of the series and executive producers.
Make sure to stay-tuned. We cannot wait to tune-in and watch this new series.