Did you know that Disney now owns Fancy Nancy? Which is great because now the bestselling book series has been made into a new Disney Junior animated show, Fancy Nancy, that debuts on July 13, 2018. The show follows the adventures of six-year-old Nancy Clancy, a little girl on a mission to change the ordinary into the extraordinary! Ideal for 2 – 7 years old, these 11 minute episodes are about the empowerment of Kids.

Fancy Nancy Show
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Fancy Nancy Fun Facts

  • The process of getting the rights to Fancy Nancy happened pretty quickly.
  • A lot of auditions happened for the role of Nancy. Mia Sinclair Jenness stood out because she had an energy and comedic timing. Plus, she offered an innocence and her singing skills are remarkable.

Fun fact: There are 236 areas on her head and each area has strands of hair.

  • Mia has recorded about 25 songs for the show in New York and they film her recording so they can incorporate movements and expressions into her character on the show.
  • The stories on the show all center around Nancy and her dreams and her family.
Fancy Nancy Show
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  • The environment on this show is separate from the books. The show offers a heightened reality. It’s a fully multi-dimensional environment which has been a bit challenging for television. They wanted to make it fully immersive for the audience.
  • The cul de sac is designed to be a safe environment, so they can explore their world and become independent.

Fun Fact: Oaky is the name of the tree in the middle of the cul de sac.

  • In one of the episodes, 1 of the twins sprains her arm on Oaky and the kids fight to keep the tree (inspired by Le Mis). The kids withhold kisses and hugs from their parents until they come to the negotiating table. This was important because they want to show that childrens voices matter…they are more powerful than they know.
  • Vocabulary is a very big part of each episode, using both French and Fancy words.
  • Co-Viewing important for the audience, so they want to make it enjoyable for parents and children.

watch Fancy Nancy on Disney Junior, DisneyNOW and Video On Demand starting on July 13, 2018.