A Poem is…..Coming soon to Disney



Matt Smith, David Walliams, Richard Briers, CBE,
Jessica Hynes and Michelle Dockery join the acclaimed series to help introduce
young children to the beauty of poetry

Season two of A Poem is… premieres on Disney
Junior UK on 30th April at 5.25pm
20th March 2012:

Matt Smith, David Walliams, Richard Briers, CBE, Jessica Hynes and Michelle
Dockery are among the all star cast of British celebrities who have teamed up
with Disney Junior UK to narrate the second season of A Poem is…
The highly acclaimed series, designed to introduce a new generation of
children to the beauty of poetry, will debut 12 brand new poetry shorts from
30th April 2012 at 5.25pm on Disney Junior

British stars are just the latest additions to join an impressive roster of
names from season one including Billy Connolly, Catherine Tate, Richard E. Grant
and Simon Pegg, demonstrating the enthusiasm that A Poem is… has been
greeted by both its young and adult audiences.
first series proved a big hit with UK viewers in May 2011, and has been watched
by nearly 4 million people on Disney Junior UK. In the U.S., A Poem
has featured an equally impressive list of Hollywood names such as
Whoopi Goldberg, Katie Holmes and Alfred Molina, and with stars such as Viola Davis, Jessica Alba, Owen Wilson,
Liev Schreiber and John Leguizamo signed up for season two.
Poem is…

showcases poetry set to iconic moments from some of Disney’s best-loved animated
films such as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Cinderella, Aladdin, Beauty
and the Beast, Pinocchio
and Alice in Wonderland. Designed to
encourage fond memories of Disney classics for parents and create new ones for
young kids by introducing them to the beauty of poetry, featured poems this
season include works by David Henry Souter, Clement Moore, Eliza Lee Follen,
Langston Hughes, William Wise and Mary Ann Hoberman among others.
Matt Smith narrates Jack Prelutsky’s Once The all Believed In
and comments: “I’ve always had an enthusiasm for poetry and
creative writing, having studied it at university, and as an actor it is so
vital to my art to have an understanding and appreciation for classic
literature. Disney Junior’s A Poem Is offers a whole new generation of
young minds a way of learning and sharing poetry, and the fact that it’s set to
some of the most iconic Disney animations just makes the whole experience so

Actor Richard Briers, CBE narrates
William Wise’s When I Grow Up, and comments: “As both a father and
grandfather, I am delighted to be narrating for the second season of A Poem
which combines classic poetry with some of the best-loved Disney
animations. As a child, I remember being absolutely enchanted by the shy yet
magnificently big-eared elephant that we all know and love as Dumbo, and
now I’m able to share moments like that with my own family that will no doubt
become treasured memories for them too.”
Disney Junior launched in the UK on 7th May 2011
rolling out across EMEA territories throughout 2011.
Building on the success of the Playhouse Disney
channel, which launched in the UK in September 1999 airing in 109 countries
globally, the newly created Disney Junior channel replaced Playhouse Disney and
extended the already loyal audience to encompass 2 – 7 year olds and their
families. Disney Junior broadcasts daily content across television, an
integrated website, VOD, mobile and paid download
The second season of
A Poem is… debuts on 30th April 2012 at 5.25pm on
Disney Junior.
Here is a Vodcast by Richard Briars who will be narrating season 2 of A Poem is:

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