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New Disney Junior Show Features Indian Culture


Production has begun on Mira, Royal Detective, Disney Junior’s new animated preschool series inspired by the cultures and customs of India.

Set in the magical land of Jalpur, Mira, Royal Detective follows a commoner girl who becomes a royal detective after solving a mystery that involves saving the kingdom’s young prince. The titular character will be voiced by 15-year-old newcomer Leela Ladnier. The show is due to debut on Disney Junior channels and programming blocks around the globe in 2020.

Mira, Royal Detective will feature Indian music, dance and customs. The show is being executive produced by Sascha Paladino (Miles from Tomorrowland) and was developed by Becca Topol (Elena of Avalor), who also serves as story editor. It is being produced by Wild Canary in association with Disney Junior.

Joe D’Ambrosia, the senior VP of original programming at Disney Junior, said: “We are eager to introduce kids and their families to the rich, diverse cultures and customs of India through Mira, a young girl who looks at things with her own unique lens to gain different perspectives and help others in her community. We hope that she will encourage our audience to actively engage with the inspiring world around them and appreciate the little details that make life extraordinary.”

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