Disney Junior is blasting off with a new science-based adventure cartoon series.
“Miles From Tomorrowland” is set to premiere Feb. 6 with four back-to-back episodes, the cabler said Monday.
The half-hour toon incorporates science facts, with the help of consultants from NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, among other experts, into the journey of young adventurer Miles Callisto and his family as they travel the galaxy via the Tomorrowland Transit Authority, an obvious nod to Disneyland.
The series reflects the emphasis in academic circles on the need to pique the interest of more youth in careers centering on science, technology, engineering and math.
Sascha Paladino (“Ni Hao, Kai-lan”) is creator and exec producer of “Miles From Tomorrowland.” Paul Demeyer (“Rugrats in Paris”) is the director.
Cullen McCarthy (“Mr. Peabody & Sherman”) voices Miles Callisto; Olivia Munn (“The Newsroom”) stars as Miles’ mom, Phoebe Callisto; Tom Kenny (“SpongeBob SquarePants”) as his father Leo Callisto; and Fiona Bishop (Disney Junior’s “Sofia the First”) lends her voice to Miles’ sister, Loretta Callisto.
Adrian Grenier, Mark Hamill, George Takei, Bill Nye, Wil Wheaton, Alton Brown (“Good Eats”) and Brenda Song (“Dads”) have recurring guest roles.