ComingSoon.net has an exclusive song clip from Disney Junior’s upcoming animated series The Chicken Squad, set to debut on Friday, May 14 — which also happens to be National Dance Like a Chicken Day! Each episode of the new series features at least one new original song that showcases a variety of musical styles. You can check out our exclusive clip now in the player below, featuring the song “It All Adds Up to Fun!”
Inspired by Doreen Cronin’s popular children’s books, the series follows a trio of young chicken siblings–Coop, Sweetie, and Little Boo–and their retired search and rescue dog mentor, Captain Tully. Together, they team up on problem-solving adventures in their backyard to help their animal friends, while modeling what it means to be good community helpers and finding the joy in assisting others.
The main voice cast includes Yvette Nicole Brown (Captain Tully), Ramone Hamilton (Coop), Gabriella Graves (Sweetie), and Maxwell Simkins (Little Boo), along with the recurring guest voice cast featuring Tony Hale (Disney+’s upcoming The Mysterious Benedict Society) as Frazz, a nervous squirrel; Jane Lynch (Glee) as Dr. Dirt, a forensic scientist snail; Melissa Rauch (The Big Bang Theory) as Dinah, the chicks’ mother; Sean Giambrone (The Goldbergs) as Riley, a gruff pack rat; Malcolm- Jamal Warner (The Resident) as Lt. Scruffy, a retired firehouse dog; and Melissa Villaseñor (Saturday Night Live) and Zack Pearlman (Dragons: Race to the Edge) as Wheeze and Snick, mischievous raccoon siblings. The guest voice cast for Season 1 includes Rachel Bloom (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) and Chrissie Fit (Pitch Perfect franchise) as Rebeecca, a nervous honeybee, and Quilla, a friendly porcupine, respectively.
The Chicken Squad was developed and is executive produced by Emmy Award winner Tom Rogers (Elena of Avalor). Humanitas Prize and Emmy Award winner Rachel Ruderman (Sofia the First) is co-producer and story editor; Tony Trujillo (FarmVille 2) is art director; and Emmy Award-nominated Elliot M. Bour (Elena of Avalor) and Scott Bern (Puppy Dog Pals) serve as supervising directors. The series is produced by Wild Canary in association with Disney Junior.
Grammy Award winner Alex Geringas (Voltron: Legendary Defender) and Emmy Award-nominated Mike Himelstein (Mickey Mouse Clubhouse) are the series’ songwriters, and Emmy Award winner Gregory James Jenkins (T.O.T.S.) is composer. The Chicken Squad theme song is performed by multitalented actress, singer, and recording artist Renee Sandstrom (Kids Incorporated/Wild Orchid band), along with Geringas.
A digital soundtrack, Disney Junior Music: The Chicken Squad, featuring the theme song and music from the series is also set for release on Friday, May 14, on Walt Disney Records.