Disney provided hotel and transportation to LA for the Ant-Man and The Wasp Press Event and while we were there we got a sneak peek at Disney Junior’s new program Fancy Nancy and we are so excited to tell you all about this. Disney does now own the rights to Fancy Nancy and let’s just say they did a great job with turning one of our children’s most favorite book characters into an animated series. And, you can check out our sneak peek at the Fancy Nancy Toy Line from earlier this week.
My daughter, just like many daughters out there loved the Fancy Nancy books. These Little Readers brought exciting colors from the pages and fancy wording alive in the minds of our children. I remember having to get as many of the books we could from the library. My daughter owned quite a few of them though, which has to be where her love of them came.
How did they bring the colors alive?
You should know how much I love the world of animation and I was so excited to hear that for the creation of Fancy Nancy as an animated series they used the program called Maya. I learned how to use Maya in college and figured no one used it anymore but for this it allowed them to color and texturize these colorful characters in just the right way. I was very impressed.
What was Important to the creation of Fancy Nancy?
So, you know these characters are based on the book series Fancy Nancy, and they only re-created two of the stories so far. For everything else they have made their own stories and their goal is to continue down that line.
The stories that I saw really show children healthy friendships. They show how kids are imperfect and their expectations are imperfect but they also work together to fix things. They forgive and work to support each other. They find their imperfections and turn them into exceptional qualities in each other. Now if only the kids in our neighborhood could treat each other with such respect and kindness.
We were told that all the characters are going to go through ups and downs and that even Fancy Nancy’s best friend is going to be a strong character. They will butt heads but they will be able to recover. They are going to have arguments with their parents but they are going to be respectful about it. Which I adore the idea of that because so many programs now a-days have children disrespecting their parents wishes, and then everyone hugs like it’s ok. No, parents might be wrong about an idea but children have to do what their kids say. If there is a question it has to be brought up in the right way.
I’m really excited for a smart and fun program for children ages 3 – 7. Of course, children younger and older are probably still going to appreciate Fancy Nancy, my daughter might watch it just for nostalgic purposes. Tune in tomorrow on Disney Junior or one of the Disney channel apps.