Following up on Astral's november 2010 announcement, Astral today announced that Playhouse Disney will transform to become Disney Junior on May 6. Continuing its mandate to broadcast the best in entertaining and learning-focused programming for younger viewers, Disney Junior will showcase heartfelt stories that include classic and contemporary Disney characters with learning and development themes. The French-language counterpart of the network, Playhouse Disney TÚlÚ, will also change to Disney Junior on May 6.

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