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Playhouse Disney
Playhouse Disney Logo
Launched 1997
Network Disney-ABC Television Group
Preschool Programming Block
Owned by The Walt Disney Company, Buena Vista
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
Slogan Imagine and Learn (current)
Go Go Go Go Go! (former)
Where learning is powered by imagination (former)
Country United States
Language English
Sister channel(s) ABC, Disney Channel, ABC Kids, Disney XD, ABC Family

Playhouse Disney is the brand name for Disney Channel's preschool programs, often airing as its own channel outside the United States. The target age for this segment of the channel is from age 2+. The brand name was rolled out in 1997 when Disney Channel moved from premium cable to basic cable. It is the main competitor to Nick Jr. in most countries.



Playhouse Disney started on the Disney Channel in 1997. On January 1, 2007, it received substantial upgrades to their on-air show, and Clay was replaced by two monkey hosts, Ooh, Aah & You. On September 9, 2002, Playhouse Disney re-launched with a new logo, and had an animated clay ball named Clay, who's catchphrase was, "Are you with me?" The previous programming announcer was actress Allyce Beasley, best known for her role as Agnes DiPesto on Moonlighting (TV series), and also as Miss Grotke on Recess (TV series).

Every summer since 2007, usually starting sometime in May, Playhouse Disney's end time on weekdays airs only four hours. Disney Channel original series are aired over this time slot during the change of lineup. On weekends, Playhouse Disney still airs six hours.

From April 6, 2009 they forwarded the Playhouse Disney block from end time 12:00 noon (ET) to 11:00AM (ET).


Playhouse Disney broadcasts from 6:30 AM to 12:00 Noon ET seven days a week. Two separate sechedules run; a weekday schedule and a different schedule on Saturdays and Sundays. Additionally, on Mondays a feature length Disney movie generally runs from 10:30-12:00, pre-empting the normal shows at that time. The schedule features 22-minute standard length shows, interspersed with short 3-5 minute shorts and music videos. Introducing each show are two monkey puppets, Ooh and Aah. Between 8:00 AM and noon, there are no commercials played during Playhouse Disney, though short "promotional spots" do run every so often, such as often seen on PBS.[1] (Between 6:30 and 8:00, when Playhouse Disney programs air under the regular Disney Channel branding, there are commercials shown.)

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