A Poem Is...
Caroline Kennedy, Kenneth Branagh and Vanessa Williams help introduce young children to the beauty of a poem, reciting works by A.A. Milne, Sara Coleridge, Eliza Lee Follen and Ann and Jane Taylor, in new installments of Disney Junior's short-form series "A Poem Is...,." Previously announced poetry readers are Jennifer Garner, Katie Holmes, Whoopi Goldberg and Alfred Molina.
Actress and recording artist Williams said: "Poetry fuels the imagination of everyone who reads. For a child, it opens a new world of discovery and always sparks dialogue for interpretation. What a great way to learn, memorize and share."
"A Poem Is..." showcases poems for children set to animation from such beloved Disney films as "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs," "Dumbo," "Cinderella," "Bambi," "Beauty and the Beast" and "Lady and the Tramp." Designed to cultivate fond memories of Disney classics for parents and create new ones for kids by introducing then to the beauty of poetry, featured poems include works by Robert Louis Stevenson, John Howard Payne, A.A. Milne and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, among others.
"The Star" - poem by Ann & Jane Taylor; narrated by Vanessa Williams
"The Months" - poem by Sara Coleridge; narrated by Kenneth Branagh
"Us Two" - poem by A.A. Milne; narrated by Katie Holmes
"In the Fashion" - poem by A.A. Milne; narrated by Kenneth Branagh
"Wind on the Hill" - poem by A.A. Milne; narrated by Caroline Kennedy
"A Poem Is..." airs daily during Disney Channel's Disney Junior programming block for kids age 2-7. Brian Hohlfeld ("My Friends Tigger & Pooh," "Pooh's Heffalump Movie") serves as the executive producer.