Alyson Hannigan (How I Met Your Mother) and Rob Riggle (Modern Family) star as Nancy’s parents Claire and Doug Clancy in Disney Junior’s animated series Fancy Nancy, premiering this summer on Disney Junior and the new DisneyNOW app. Mia Sinclair Jenness, the 12-year-old Broadway sensation who starred in “Matilda,” stars as the voice of Nancy, a lovable young girl whose zest and enthusiasm for all that is fantastic transforms the ordinary into the extraordinary. Newcomer Spencer Moss voices Nancy’s younger sister, Jo Jo.
Based on the New York Times bestselling books by Jane O’Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser, Disney Junior’s Fancy Nancy is an animated family comedy centered around six-year-old Nancy, a girl who likes to be fancy in everything from her advanced vocabulary to her creative, elaborate attire. Excited to experience what the magnificent world has to offer, Nancy uses her ingenuity and imagination as she learns that while life doesn’t always go as planned, it’s important to celebrate the differences that make everyone unique. Geared towards kids age 2-7, each episode contains humorous and heartfelt stories which highlight themes of self-expression, originality and love of family.
Extensions for the series will include a line of products through Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media; such as dolls, role-play items, accessories and apparel; which will be revealed at the New York Toy Fair this weekend. The book series Fancy Nancy includes over 100 titles, with more than 30 million books sold, that have been translated into 20 languages.