Production has begun on the first Disney Junior original movie, “Lucky Duck,” which is slated to premiere in the U.S. in summer 2014.
The music-filled, animated sea adventure stars the voices of Christian Borle and Megan Hilty (both of “Smash”) and Tom Cavanaugh (“Royal Pains”).
The movie follows a plucky rubber ducky named Lucky (Borle) who, after accidentally being tossed off a cargo ship, sets off in search of the perfect home. Along the way, he teams with a group of misfit tub toys.
After premiering on Disney Junior in the U.S., the movie will roll out on Disney Junior channels around the world.
“We’re eager to introduce young kids and their parents to our first Disney Junior original movie, an exciting adventure with a heart-warming message about never giving up, despite all odds,” says Joe D’Ambrosia, vice president, original programming, Disney Junior. “We hope that this new TV movie format will create an even stronger family viewing destination to further deliver on our brand promise of imaginative characters and storytelling with heart.”