Corus Entertainment Lights Up Disney Junior and Disney XD in Households Across Canada

  • Disney Junior launches with the network premiere of The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar and brand new series Goldie & Bear
  • Disney XD gives Star Wars Rebels fans the ultimate experience with marathons, brand new episodes and a chance to join the Galactic Empire with DisneyXD.ca's Stormtrooper Helmet Design Contest.

TORONTO, Dec. 1, 2015 /CNW/ - Today, Corus Entertainment marks the launch of Disney Junior and Disney XD in over eight million households across Canada.  Disney Junior and Disney XD will be widely available through distribution partners in English Canada. For a full list of distribution partners and channel listings, please see below or visit  disneyjunior.ca and disneyxd.ca

To kick off the launch of Disney Junior, tonight, the epic storytelling of Disney's The Lion King continues with the primetime television movie event, The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar. Then on Saturday, December 5, the fairy-tale inspired animated series Goldie & Bear, based on the renowned porridge incident of "Goldilocks and The Three Bears" will debut with two back-to-back episodes. For the month of December, Disney Junior presents "Magical Holidays" featuring festive premieres and new episodes of Doc McStuffins, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Miles from Tomorrowland, Sheriff Callie's Wild West, Sofia the First and more.

The celebration begins on Disney XD this week with marathons and brand new episodes of  Star Wars Rebels. Starting tonight, back-to-back episodes will lead into a brand new episode "Wings of the Master" at 9 p.m. Fans will have a chance to catch up on the complete Star Wars Rebels series with marathons of Season 1 and Season 2 starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, December 5. New episodes from Season 2 will premiere at 9 p.m. ("Blood Sisters") and 9:30 p.m. ("Stealth Strike"). Disney XD will  offer more outrageously fun and awesome new adventures this holiday season with seasonal premiere episodes of Kirby Buckets, Pickle and Peanut and more.

In anticipation of the network's launch, Disney XD is offering fans the opportunity to join the Galactic Empire with the ultimate Stormtrooper Helmet Design contest. Fans are encouraged to submit their designs for a slew of intergalactic prizes. For more information visit, http://www.disneyxd.ca/blog/stormtrooper-helmet-design-contest.

Disney Junior and Disney XD are available through the following distribution partners: Bell Fibe TV, Bell Satellite TV, Bell FibreOp TV, MTS, Rogers, Shaw, Shaw Direct, TELUS and various CCSA members.  Cogeco Cable Canada & Eastlink launch December 2, while SaskTel customers will have access to the new services in the coming weeks, in time for the holidays. Channel listings can be found on disneyjunior.ca and disneyxd.ca

About Disney Junior (Canada)
Disney Junior (Canada) is available in English to subscribers across Canada. Disney Junior brings the emotional connection generations of consumers have to Disney storytelling and Disney characters, both classic and contemporary, to life on the screen and offers audiences magical, musical and heartfelt stories that incorporate learning and development themes designed for kids aged 2-7.  The channel is available in Canada through a license agreement between Canadian-based integrated media and content company Corus Entertainment Inc. and Disney/ABC Television Group. For more information, please visit www.disneyjunior.ca and corusent.com.

Connect with Disney Junior:
www.disneyjunior.ca
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DisneyJuniorCanada
Youtube: www.disneyJunior.ca/YouTube

About Disney XD (Canada)
Disney XD (Canada) is a multi-platform brand showcasing a compelling mix of live-action and animated programming for kids 6-11 that transports them into worlds full of humour, unexpected fun and inspiring action-filled adventures. Disney XD is available in Canada through a license agreement between Canadian-based integrated media and content company Corus Entertainment Inc. and Disney/ABC Television Group. For more information, please visit www.disneyxd.ca and corusent.com.

Connect with Disney XD:
www.disneyxd.ca 
Facebook: www.facebook.com/disneyxdcanada
Instagram: www.instagram.com/disneyxdcanada
Youtube: www.disneyXD.ca/YouTube

All times are ET/PT

Download images from Disney Junior and Disney XD series, here.

SOURCE Corus Entertainment Inc.

For further information: For more information on Disney Junior (Canada) and Disney XD (Canada), please contact: Netta Rondinelli, Corus Entertainment, 416.479.6443, netta.rondinelli@corusent.com; Catrina Jaricot, Corus Entertainment, 416.479.6397, catrina.jaricot@corusent.com

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