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The Disney Junior animated comedy-adventure series The Chicken Squad is slated to premiere in May on Disney Junior and DisneyNOW.

Inspired by Doreen Cronin’s children’s books, the series follows a trio of young chicken siblings—Coop, Sweetie and Little Boo—and their retired search and rescue dog mentor, Captain Tully. Together, they go on problem-solving adventures in their backyard to help their animal friends. The Chicken Squad will premiere on Disney Junior and DisneyNOW with two back-to-back episodes on May 14.

A digital soundtrack, Disney Junior Music: The Chicken Squad, featuring the theme song and music from the series, is also set for release on May 14 on Walt Disney Records.

Joining the previously announced lead voice cast—Yvette Nicole Brown (Captain Tully), Ramone Hamilton (Coop), Gabriella Graves (Sweetie) and Maxwell Simkins (Little Boo)—the recurring guest voice cast includes Tony Hale (The Mysterious Benedict Society) as Frazz, a nervous squirrel; Jane Lynch (Glee) as Dr. Dirt, a forensic scientist snail; Melissa Rauch (The Big Bang Theory) as Dinah, the chicks’ mother; Sean Giambrone (The Goldbergs) as Riley, a gruff packrat; Malcolm-Jamal Warner (The Resident) as Lt. Scruffy, a retired firehouse dog; and Melissa Villaseñor (Saturday Night Live) and Zack Pearlman (Dragons: Race to the Edge) as Wheeze and Snick, mischievous raccoon siblings. The guest voice cast for season one includes Rachel Bloom (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) and Chrissie Fit (Pitch Perfect) as Rebeecca, a nervous honeybee, and Quilla, a friendly porcupine, respectively.

The Chicken Squad was developed and is executive produced by Tom Rogers (Elena of Avalor). Humanitas Prize and Emmy Award winner Rachel Ruderman (Sofia the First) is co-producer and story editor; Tony Trujillo (FarmVille 2) is art director; Emmy Award-nominated Elliot M. Bour (Elena of Avalor) and Scott Bern (Puppy Dog Pals) are supervising directors. The series is produced by Wild Canary in association with Disney Junior.






About Chelsea Regan

Chelsea Regan is the managing editor of World Screen. She can be reached at cregan@worldscreen.com.

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