A few weeks ago, my family visited the Walt Disney Studios to learn about the Disney Channel TV shows that are premiering this Fall.
Our family loves watching Marvel movies, so we were thrilled to find out that we would get to preview the newest TV show, Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors.
Powered teens Ms. Marvel, Squirrel Girl, Quake, Patriot, America Chavez, and Inferno join forces as an unlikely, but formidable crew of aspiring heroes. When a threat no one could have expected bears down on the Marvel Universe, this ragtag, untrained band of teens have no choice but to rise together and prove to the world that sometimes the difference between a “hero” and “misfit” is just in the name.
As a mom of a young preteen daughter, I love that the two superhero leads are young girls. This characters are fun, quirky & aspirational!
The diversity of the characters is another thing that I love about this show.
Following the preview, we got to participate in a panel discussion with Marvel creatives, Mairghread Scott & Cort Lane.
Mairghread Scott was tapped to write Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors. When Marvel approached her, she was in the middle of several projects. Mairghread’s response “I’m never too busy for this – let’s do it!” However, the Marvel team didn’t have a story yet. Since Mairghread is a big comic book reader & a fan of the Marvel Rising comics, she felt that the story approach should be of a “buddy-cop movie with Squirrel Girl & Ms. Marvel.”
Cort added, “The show is centered around female friendship which I don’t think anybody has done in the superhero genre.”
Continuing with the “girl power” themes, we later saw a preview of Andi Mack.
In the season 3 premiere episode entitled, “The Boys are Back” – Andi anxiously awaits Jonah’s return from summer camp, she is later surprised to learn who Buffy likes & lastly, Bex gives Celia a makeover.
I’m thrilled that this TV show is centered around a biracial Asian-American middle-schooler. You see, Andi has an Asian mom & a Caucasian dad. However, it’s not made into a “thing” it just is what it is. As someone who has many cousins who are half Filipino & half Caucasian (or “hapa”), it’s great to have representation on TV.
While we were waiting for the next preview to start, we saw a teaser clip of Coop & Cami Ask The World.
“Coop & Cami Ask The World” is a live-action comedy that follows Cooper (Lotus) and Cameron (Turner) Wrather, two middle-school siblings who co-host Coop’s online show “Would You Wrather.” With the help of their little brother Ollie and Coop’s best friend Fred, the duo present out-of-the-box questions and results to the show’s millions of followers (aka Wratherheads) who help them solve life problems – both mundane and madcap.
Lastly, we got to watch the season premiere of Raven’s Home.
During the episode called “Raven’s Home: Remix” the cast performs a dynamic musical episode that is centered on self-empowerment & self-expression. The toe-tapping music will have your kids dancing along!
If you missed watching these Disney Channel TV shows the first time around, you can always see the reruns or better yet, stream it on the DisneyNOW app! DisneyNOW has full show episodes & live streaming of shows airing on Disney Channel, Disney Junior & Disney XD.
Thanks Disney Channel for inviting us. We had a blast!
Disclosure: No monetary compensation was received for this post. I attended a media event which helped facilitate this review. All images are my own unless otherwise noted. As always, my opinions are 100% my own.