We've got some stellar news to share!
We're thrilled to announce that we have begun production on Eureka!, a new homegrown animated series about a talented young inventor living in the fantastical prehistoric world of Rocky Falls, in association with Disney Junior.
Brown Bag Films' Emmy® Award-winning Norton Virgien (Doc McStuffins) and award-winning children's book author-illustrator Niamh Sharkey (Henry Hugglemonster) are the series' creators and executive producers. Emmy Award-nominated Erica Rothschild (“Sofia the First”) developed the series with Virgien and Sharkey and serves as co-executive producer and story editor.
Eureka! tells the story of a young girl inventor who is way ahead of her time. Utilizing creative out-of-the-box thinking, she designs inventions and contraptions in the hopes of making the world a better place and moving her prehistoric community into a more modern era. With the help of her supportive parents, teacher, best friends — Pepper and Barry — and beloved pet mammoth Murphy, Eureka is learning to embrace that she is not ordinary — she's extraordinary.
The show boasts a star-studded voice cast with Ruth Righi (Disney Channel's Sydney to the Max) voicing the title character, Renée Elise Goldsberry (Hamilton) and Lil Rel Howery (Free Guy) starring as Eureka's parents, Roxy and Rollo, while another Hamilton alum, Javier Muñoz, plays her teacher, Ohm. Rounding out the voice cast is Kai Zen (Amphibia) as Pepper, Devin Trey Campbell (Broadway's Kinky Boots) as Barry and Fred Tatasciore (Big Hero 6 The Series ) as Murphy.
“Eureka is an inspiring young girl with a big imagination and even bigger heart. Through her creative inventions and friendships, she brings her prehistoric town together and helps others learn to look at the world from different perspectives. We like to think of her as our very first Disney Imagineer.”
—Joe D'Ambrosia, senior vice president of Original Programming and general manager at Disney Junior
“It's so great to be doing another groundbreaking Disney Junior show with Brown Bag Films! The series greenlight was helped immensely by the brilliant work behind the scenes on our initial animation test, and the confidence Disney has shown is a great credit to our collective work with them on Vampirina, Henry Hugglemonster and Doc McStuffins. We are really proud that 'Eureka!' showcases that inventing, creativity, and imagination really can change the world. We're looking forward to making an amazing series with the Brown Bag team!”
—Niamh Sharkey & Norton Virgien, series' creators and executive producers
Read more about the Eureka! series announcement via the Hollywood Reporter.
Eureka! will debut later this year on Disney Junior, so stay posted for more updates!