Disney Junior Teams Up With Questlove And Black Thought From The Roots For New ‘Rise Up, Sing Out’ Animated Short Series Focuses On Race, Racism And Social Justice
BURBANK, Calif .– (BUSINESS WIRE) – As kids and parents continue to navigate and understand the current issues happening in our country and around the world, Disney Junior – home to the No.1 Preschool Network – today announced the new short series animated “Rise Up, Sing Out”. Introducing important concepts around race, racism and social justice to younger viewers, the series consists of musical short films designed to provide an inspiring and empowering message on how to notice and celebrate differences and how to recognize and celebrate differences. provide a framework for conversation. The shorts are slated for release later this year on all Disney Junior platforms.
Short Film to Feature Music from GRAMMY Award Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson and Tariq “Black Thought” TrotterÂ®-the award-winning musical group The Roots, which produces through their production company Two One Five Entertainment alongside Latoya Raveneau (Disney + ‘s highly anticipated “The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder”), who is also an executive producer . The Conscious Kid, an organization dedicated to fairness and promoting the development of a healthy racial identity among young people, is consulting on the series and will develop a viewing guide for parents. “Rise Up, Sing Out” is produced in collaboration with Oscar-winning animation studio Lion Forge Animation (“Hair Love”) for Disney Junior.
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Joe D’Ambrosia, Senior Vice President of Original Programming and General Manager of Disney Junior, said, âWe recognize that many children have a multitude of feelings about what is going on in our world today and know that many families find it difficult to discuss sensitive race issues. Our goal with these shorts is to open the conversation and provide families with the tools and knowledge to approach these important topics with their preschoolers in an age-appropriate way through music and experiences. children. ”
In a joint statement, Thompson and Trotter said, “It is an honor to work with the Disney Junior team to help create a series of shorts that will empower future generations and elevate them in the ways we know. best, through music, the short films will encourage young audiences to recognize and celebrate our differences as human beings while learning the tools to navigate real-world issues of racial injustice. ”
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