LEVAR BURTON, WHOOPI GOLDBERG, JONATHAN FRAKES AND GINGER ZEE GUEST STAR IN SEASON TWO OF DISNEY JUNIOR'S
ACCLAIMED SERIES 'MILES FROM TOMORROWLAND' LAUNCHING
MONDAY, JUNE 20 ON DISNEY CHANNEL
Season two of Disney Junior's Emmy-nominated intergalactic animated series "Miles from Tomorrowland" premieres MONDAY, JUNE 20 on Disney Channel (9:00 a.m. EDT) and will be available on the Disney Junior App beginning Monday, June 13. The series, which boasts a pedigree of consultants from NASA, NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab, Google and the Space Tourism Society, charts the outer space missions of young adventurer Miles Callisto and his family as they work together to help connect the galaxy on behalf of the Tomorrowland Transit Authority.
The new season finds Miles utilizing his newfound Galactech power mode, which enhances the Callistos' vehicles, gadgets and space suits, allowing Miles to take on more daring missions with his supercharged Blastboard and robo-ostrich best friend Merc. With these augmented abilities, Miles must take the lead in a variety of challenging adventures including exploring different planets, encountering new aliens and venturing out even further into the universe.
Celebrity guest stars for season two include "Star Trek: The Next Generation" alums: LeVar Burton as Galactic School teacher Dr. Consilium, Whoopi Goldberg as creative tech genius The GameMaster and Jonathan Frakes as Miles' paternal grandfather. "Good Morning America" chief meterologist and "Dancing with the Stars" finalist Ginger Zee voices Dr. Zephyr Skye, Tomorrowland's leading meterologist.
The show, which incorporates unique space and science facts into each storyline, has been applauded by esteemed individuals across STEM fields for its role in encouraging kids to further explore their natural curiosity in science, space and technology. Ann Merchant, deputy executive director of Communications at the National Academy of Science says, "We hear over and over again from numerous scientists and engineers about the impact that characters and stories from film and television had on them as children. We think that twenty years from now, 'Miles from Tomorrowland' will be cited as that early source of inspiration for future budding scientists."
Emmy-nominated Sascha Paladino ("Henry Hugglemonster," "Ni Hao, Kai-lan") is creator and executive producer, and Emmy-nominated Paul Demeyer ("Duckman," "Rugrats in Paris") is supervising director. Olivia Munn ("The Newsroom") stars as Captain Phoebe Callisto alongside Justin Felbinger (Disney Junior's "The Lion Guard") as Miles Callisto, Tom Kenny ("SpongeBob SquarePants") as Leo Callisto, Fiona Bishop (Disney Junior's "Sofia the First") as Loretta Callisto and Dee Bradley Baker (Disney's "Phineas and Ferb") as robo-ostrich Merc.
Recurring guest stars include Adrian Grenier ("Entourage") as Captain Joe, Mark Hamill ("Star Wars") as Gadfly, George Takei ("Star Trek") as Spectryx, Bill Nye ("Bill Nye the Science Guy") as Professor Rubicon, Wil Wheaton ("Star Trek: The Next Generation") as Commander S'leet, Alton Brown ("Good Eats") as Lysander Floovox and Brenda Song ("Dads") as Aunt Frida. The series airs daily on Disney Channel and Disney Junior and is a production of Wild Canary Films in association with Disney Junior.
Disney Junior reflects the emotional connection generations of consumers have to Disney storytelling and Disney characters, both classic and contemporary. It invites mom and dad to join their child in the Disney experience of magical, musical and heartfelt stories and characters, while incorporating specific learning and development themes designed for kids age 2-7. Disney Junior's series blend Disney's unparalleled storytelling and characters kids love deeply with learning, including early math, language skills, healthy eating and lifestyles, and social skills. In the U.S., Disney Junior is a daily programming block on Disney Channel and a 24-hour channel reaching over 74 million U.S. homes. In total, there are 35 Disney Junior channels in 27 languages around the world.