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[03/31/21 - 09:31 AM]
Lauded Animated Series Imbued with Indian Culture, "Mira, Royal Detective," Has Its Season Two Premiere Monday, April 5, on Disney Junior
Season two will include an episode highlighting the Eid al-Fitr holiday debuting Monday, May 3, and episodes celebrating the festivals of Teej and Dasara, as well as four extended-length music- and dance-filled specials.

[via press release from Disney Channel]

LAUDED ANIMATED SERIES IMBUED WITH INDIAN CULTURE, 'MIRA, ROYAL DETECTIVE,' HAS ITS SEASON TWO PREMIERE MONDAY, APRIL 5, ON DISNEY JUNIOR

-- Upcoming Episode Celebrates Eid al-Fitr Holiday --

Season two of Disney Junior's lauded animated mystery adventure "Mira, Royal Detective" will debut MONDAY, APRIL 5 (5:00 p.m. EDT), on Disney Junior and DisneyNOW, with new episodes every Monday for eight consecutive weeks. Inspired by the cultures and customs of India, the series follows the brave and resourceful Mira, a young girl who travels throughout the fictional land of Jalpur solving mysteries for her friends, family and extended community. Season two will include an episode highlighting the Eid al-Fitr holiday debuting Monday, May 3 (5:00 p.m. EDT), and episodes celebrating the festivals of Teej and Dasara, as well as four extended-length music- and dance-filled specials. Season one of the series will begin streaming on Disney+ on Friday, April 30.

"Mira, Royal Detective" celebrates authentic Indian music, dance, food, fashion, language and art by incorporating the diversity of the culture into the mystery-filled storylines. The series voice cast includes Freida Pinto, Kal Penn, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Hannah Simone, Jameela Jamil, Aparna Nancherla and Aasif Mandvi. Leela Ladnier stars as the voice of Mira. Recurring guest stars include Danny Pudi, Kunal Nayyar, Hari Kondabolu, Karen David and Aarti Sequeira.

In the special Eid al-Fitr episode, titled "The Eid Mystery," Mira's friend Sadia asks for her help in solving the case when they find a lost holiday eidi gift envelope on the ground. Recurring cast member Rizwan Manji ("Schitt's Creek") stars alongside his real-life daughter, Ayana Manji ("Perfect Harmony") as Mr. Khan and his daughter Sadia. Zehra Fazal ("Glitch Techs") and Kausar Mohammed ("East of La Brea") also guest star. Cultural consulting firm SILA Consulting advised on the episode.

Ritesh Rajan (Disney's "The Jungle Book"), Lilly Singh ("A Little Late with Lilly Singh"), Aly Mawji ("Silicon Valley"), Tiya Sircar ("The Good Place"), Usman Ally ("Lifeline") and world-renowned musician Zakir Hussain are among the additional guest voice cast for season two.

Extensions for "Mira, Royal Detective" include multiple picture book and early reader book titles from Disney Press and a DVD from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment. Walt Disney Records will release "Disney Junior Music: Mira, Royal Detective Vol. 2" as a digital soundtrack on April 23. Dolls, role-play items, figures, playsets and apparel are available at shopDisney.com, Disney store and retailers nationwide.

Emmy(R) Award-nominated Sascha Paladino ("Miles from Tomorrowland") is executive producer of the series, which was developed by Becca Topol ("Elena of Avalor"), who also serves as story editor and co-producer. IW Group's Shagorika Ghosh Perkins is the series' cultural consultant and consulting producer. Bollywood dancer and choreographer Nakul Dev Mahajan ("So You Think You Can Dance") is the series' dance consultant and choreographer. Emmy Award nominees Matthew Tishler ("Fancy Nancy") and Jeannie Lurie ("The Muppets") write and produce the original songs, and Amritha Vaz ("Miss India America") serves as composer. Additional orchestrations are provided by Gaayatri Kaundinya (Disney's "Million Dollar Arm"), Ishaan Chhabra ("Love Aaj Kal") and Dhruv Goel ("Thank You, Come Again").

The series is produced by Wild Canary in association with Disney Junior, with animation provided by Technicolor India.





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