Disney Junior has acquired the rights to air the 45-minute movie special debut of Meet the Small Potatoes in the U.S. and Japan.The first animated movie from Little Airplane Productions, Meet the Small Potatoes stars the four singing spuds alongside British actor Malcolm McDowell. The movie will premiere in the U.S. on Disney Channel and Disney Junior early next year and in Japan on Disney Junior later in the year.

The film was written and directed by Josh Selig (Wonder Pets, 3rd & Bird). The music for the film was written and produced by the team at Little Airplane and features original songs by the late Jerry Bock (Fiddler on the Roof). Beginning Monday, November 5, DisneyJunior.com invites families to visit DisneyJunior.com/SmallPotatoes where parents can submit photos of their children for a chance to have them “potato-ized” and featured in the movie.

Selig will take part in a special MIP Junior session in Cannes at 10 a.m. on Sunday October 7, talking about the success of the Small Potatoes as a cross platform project.  The session, “KIDS IP, Where Does It Come From,” will be held at the Martinez Hotel.