I attended the #AntmanAndTheWaspEvent on behalf of Disney and ABC in Los Angeles 6/23-6/25. This post is part of the required content series, all opinions and experiences are my own.
The ever popular children books ‘Fancy Nancy’ has been made into a show and coming to Disney Junior this Friday, July 13th! Here are all the details & more!
I believe it is every mom’s dream to have a daughter, one you can totally bond with doing “girly” things. When I found out I was pregnant with my little girl over 10 years ago, I had visions of dressing her up in fluffy pink dresses & bows & everything fancy. When my daughter’s personality began to blossom, I was well aware she was not going to follow suit with my big “fancy” plans for her wardrobe and decor. And while that is perfectly OK, I still would have liked a show like Fancy Nancy for her to watch when she was younger, you know, to give her a good taste in “Fancy Etiquette”.
About Disney Junior’s Fancy Nancy
The New York Times bestselling book series, Fancy Nancy by Jane O’Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser is coming to life in this all new Disney Junior show. Nancy is a high-spirited young girl whose zest and enthusiasm for all that is exquisite – including language, nature, art, and color – transforms the ordinary into the extraordinary. Excited to experience what the magnificent world has to offer, Nancy uses ingenuity and resourcefulness to exemplify that even if life doesn’t always go as planned, it’s important to make the most of each day and encourage others to do the same.
While in Los Angeles for the #AntmanAndTheWaspEvent, we had the opportunity to screen the first two episodes on the new Disney Junior series Fancy Nancy AND chat with Executive Producer/Director Jamie Mitchell (Disney Junior’s “Sofia the First”), and Story Editor Krista Tucker (Disney Junior’s “Sheriff Callie’s Wild West”).
Characters are introduced, friends and villains are made, Nancy transforms her playhouse into a the fanciest of fancies. The show was truly “Magnifique!”, that is French for Fancy. I believe the show is going to be a hit, geared toward younger audiences but still a few funny lines thrown in here and there to keep the older crowd interested.
Nancy decides her friends need a lesson in Fancy, so they open a school for teaching others to be fancy. In the process, Nancy begins to understand that being fancy does not make everyone happy and in fact makes some UN-happy. I truly love the lessons taught in each episode of the show. While the theme is kept on a lighter note, the writers and creators really put thinking into making the show more than just appeasing a childs entertainment needs.
Behind The Scenes: Thoughts From The Producer & Editor
Krista: We know that co-viewing is very important to our audience. Some of these silly moments that happen in our lives with our kids, we’re connecting to that on a different level. It’s funny to us in a different way.
Jamie: The thing I love about this series, is that it really is about the empowerment of kids.
Krista: The vocabulary is a huge part of what we do. We have French words, fancy words, we have a French consultant who is making sure we are using the words correctly.
Jamie: The way we started out the series was focused on the family. Then we wanted to expand to the neighbors and their storylines. There are fun life lessons we get into.