Disney Junior has given an early season 2 renewal to animated, mystery-adventure series Mira, Royal Detective, ahead of its anticipated spring 2020 debut. The news was announced today by Joe D’Ambrosia, SVP Original Programming and general manager, Disney Junior, during a special advance screening of the series in Burbank, CA. Set in the magical Indian-inspired land of Jalpur, the series follows the brave and resourceful Mira, played by newcomer Leela Ladnier, a commoner who is appointed to the role of royal detective by the queen and travels throughout her kingdom to help royals and commoners alike. Each episode features two 11-minute stories that celebrate the cultures and customs of India by incorporating authentic storytelling, music, food, fashion, language, art and dance. Related Story Marvel Announces New Spider-Man Animated Series For Disney Junior Amid Rift With Sony Over Film Franchise Ladnier, Freida Pinto, Kal Penn, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Hannah Simone, … [Read more...] about ‘Mira, Royal Detective’ Renewed For Season 2 By Disney Junior
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In the latest episode of our Rolling Stone Music Now podcast, Brittany Spanos, Rob Sheffield, and Andy Greene join host Brian Hiatt to discuss the unexpected intersection of two artists whose heyday is separated by decades, styles and a whole lot of other differences: Billie Eilish and Van Halen. When Jimmy Kimmel recently asked Eilish about one of his favorite bands, she was baffled — understandably, given that Van Halen released its first album 23 years before her birth. The clip went viral, sparked an unfair pile-on from rock fans against Eilish, and then, in turn, questionably accurate attacks on Van Halen’s music from non-fans. But the episode digs into more interesting issues: What does this incident say about Eilish’s tastes, about the tricky art of classic rock legacy maintenance, and ever-widening musical generation gaps? Meanwhile, Sheffield argues that Eilish has more in common with David Lee Roth than their fans would think — starting with their … [Read more...] about Should Billie Eilish Have Heard of Van Halen?