Mira, Royal Detective To Deliver “An Incredible Message”
Some amazing actors lent their voice talents to the upcoming Mira, Royal Detective.
Set to premiere on March 20, the show will have a joint global premiere in the United States and India.
Mira, Royal Detective Boasts Kal Penn, Jameela Jamil, Hannah Simone
The official Twitter explained:
BREAKING: #DisneyJunior's #MiraRoyalDetective will have a joint global premiere in the U.S. and India on March 20. Cast members @BecauseImFreida, @kalpenn, @UTKtheINC, @jameelajamil, @HannahSimone and @LeelaLadnier discuss what the series means to them. pic.twitter.com/jxpxSwbZdU
— Disney Channel PR (@DisneyChannelPR) February 13, 2020
“It’s embracing diversity in such an amazing way,” said Leela Ladnier, who plays Mira. “I’m so honored and grateful to be part of this show.”
Last year, Kal Penn teased the look of his character in a tweet:
Sneak peek of what my character in #MiraRoyalDetective looks like (I’m Mikku, the tite beige mongoose with the glasses). Wishing everyone a Happy #Diwali, catch the show Spring 2020 on #DisneyJunior! pic.twitter.com/CcijWKRNUq
— Kal Penn (@kalpenn) October 25, 2019
“It is a hilarious, very smart, educational show,” said Penn to Disney Channel’s cameras. “Mira is incredibly confident and capable.
“And what an incredible message that sends to young girls, obviously; but also young boys who will watch the show and be inspired by her.”
She Solves Everything
“It’s so important for young, South Asian women to see a character where the hero is the girl,” said Jameela Jamil (Auntie Pushpa). “She’s not just the accomplice or the problem.
“She’s the one solving everything.”
“It’s the most meaningful project you can be on,” explained Hannah Simone (Pinky). “Something that is not only great quality [in terms of its] storytelling, but is also really meaningful in how they’ve built the cast.”
“I’ve never been on a show where everyone on the call sheet is South Asian,” said Utkarsh Ambudkar (Chikku). “Usually you are the one South Asian among a sea of other ethnicities.”
More Details on Mira
Disney Channel added:
Created for kids age 2-7 and their families, Mira, Royal Detective centers on Mira, who, along with her friend Prince Neel, creative cousin Priya, and comical mongoose sidekicks Mikku and Chikku, set out on mystery-solving adventures that highlight critical thinking and encourage deductive reasoning for young viewers. Each episode is comprised of two 11-minute stories that celebrate the cultures and customs of India by incorporating authentic food, fashion, language, and art. Reflecting their importance in Indian culture, music and dance play an integral role in “Mira, Royal Detective,” with each episode featuring at least one original song and dance number that showcases the diversity of the culture.
And, of course, there’s a catchy theme song:
A video for the song, “We’re on the case…” will debut on February 21 and, timed with the series premiere, Disney Records will release a 20-song digital soundtrack. Toys for the show, already renewed for a second season, will hit stores in the fall.