Disney T.O.T.S Premieres Today, Friday, June 14!
Thank you Disney Channel for inviting us to pre-screen Disney T.O.T.S! My kiddo absolutely loved the show, when the episoded ended he promptly jumped up and said I want to see more, why did it end? Well kiddo the adventure begins today, Friday, June 14 (9 a.m. EDT/PDT), on Disney Channel and DisneyNOW. Take a peek here at our Disney T.O.T.S premiere.
Travis Braun (Disney Junior’s Vampirina and Disney Channel’s upcoming series Fast Layne), T.O.T.S. is about the hilarious adventures of best friends Pip and Freddy, a tenacious penguin and a kind-hearted flamingo, who are the only non-stork delivery birds in-training at Tiny Ones Transfer Service (T.O.T.S.). As new members of the esteemed team, these junior flyers must take tender care in transferring baby animals – kittens, cubs, calves, bunnies, puppies and joeys among them – from the nursery to their forever families around the globe. Together, they will learn how to nurture and care for the babies and use creative thinking and problem solving to model for young viewers that there isn’t just one way to achieve a goal.
T.O.T.S. is designed for kids age 2–7, but there is much for parents and caregivers to relate to. Series creator and co-executive producer Travis Braun thinks that anyone who has ever traveled across the country with a baby will be entertained when they watch Pip and Freddy face the challenge of flying an animal infant to a different location in each episode. And if only the job were that easy! Braun explains, “There’s a rule at T.O.T.S. that the baby always has to be delivered happy.” The bird BFFs encounter situations that parents will find familiar, from a restless baby who won’t sleep to a baby that’s become a master of hide-and-seek (and doesn’t want to be found). “So many of our writing staff are parents, and we mine all of those real-life experiences for our stories at T.O.T.S.,” Braun shares.
And with a voice cast that features amazing singers such as Vanessa Williams (Ugly Betty), who plays Pip and Freddy’s mentor and boss, Captain Beakman, and Megan Hilty (Broadway’s Noises Off and Wicked) as K.C. the Koala, it would be unthinkable not to feature songs in every episode. In addition to their incredible musical talent, Braun notes, “They’re also incredible performers. They’ve captured not just the heartfelt moments but the comedy. I feel so lucky that they’re part of the show.” Pip and Freddy are voiced, respectively, by Jet Jurgensmeyer (Last Man Standing) and Christian J. Simon (Sydney to the Max). Braun says, “When we found them, we knew we’d found Pip and Freddy. We want to enter this world through their point of view—this big opportunity, this dream chance to work at T.O.T.S.—and in order to do that we really wanted to find kids who embodied that wide-eyed spirit and sense of wonder.”
Thank you Disney Channel we loved Disney T.O.T.S and can’t wait to see the entire season!
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