If your kids love Mira, Royal Detective then we have great news for you. Inspired by the hit show, a new short-form series Dance with Mira and Friends is coming to Disney Junior. The new show features Mira and her mongoose friends, Mikku and Chikku alongside real-life kids demonstrating simple dance moves from the series so your little ones can follow along at home. 

Check out this exclusive first look at Dance with Mira and Friends.

Dance with Mira and Friends premieres Mon. Aug. 24 at 8:55 a.m. ET/PT on Disney Channel and will also be available on Disney Junior, DisneyNOW and Disney Junior YouTube.

Acclaimed Bollywood choreographer Nakul Dev Mahajan is the dance consultant and choreographer on Mira, Royal Detective and worked on the new short-form series, breaking the dances down into simple movements.

Dance with Mira and Friends
 Inspired by the cultures and customs of India, “Mira, Royal Detective” is set in the fictional land of Jalpur and follows the smart, brave and resourceful Mira, a commoner who is appointed to the role of royal detective by the Queen. 

Created for kids age 2-7 and their families, each episode features two 11-minute stories which showcase Mira utilizing critical thinking and deductive reasoning to help solve cases for her family, friends and extended community.

The series features an all-star cast of prominent South Asian actors including: Freida Pinto (Slumdog Millionaire) as Queen Shanti; Jameela Jamil (The Good Place) as Mira’s Auntie Pushpa; Kal Penn (Sunnyside) and Utkarsh Ambudkar (Brittany Runs a Marathon) as mongooses Mikku and Chikku, respectively; Hannah Simone (New Girl) as Pinky, a young girl in Jalpur; and Aasif Mandvi (Evil) as Mira’s father, Sahil. Newcomer Leela Ladnier stars as the voice of Mira.

—Jennifer Swartvagher

Featured photo: Disney Junior


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