Fancy Nancy set to sparkle on the small screen

Jane O'Connor
Put your fancy pants on ladies and gentlemen, because Fancy Nancy will be gracing television screens in 2017. And tiara-toting children will love seeing this beloved storybook character come alive on the small screen.

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HarperCollins Children’s Books recently revealed that Disney Junior bought the rights to Fancy Nancy with plans to create an “animated telepic and series adaptation” premiering in 2017. And while the new show may be a couple of years away, you will have plenty of reading material to prep your perfectly posh princess for the television event by exploring the fancy world of Nancy, one of Babyology’s favourite free-spirited female characters.

And what a time to release the news! This year marks the 10th anniversary for Fancy Nancy Clancy and her many adventures in finding the fancy side of life.

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Since the original book was published,  the author and illustrator duo of Jane O’Conner and Robin Preiss Glasser have released over 60 titles in the series, as well as calendars and first time readers. The original Fancy Nancy has sold almost 30 million books worldwide and has been translated in 20 languages.

“This is definitely one of those ‘pinch me’ moments,” author Jane O’Connor says about the television series.

If your own tiny dancer hasn’t discovered Fancy Nancy yet, then add this one to the school holiday reading list. We took a poll of our Babyology staff members with little girls and turns out, every one of our princesses between the ages of 2 and 7, are borderline-obsessed with Nancy.

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Why? Because Nancy is a lover of all things frilly, from baubles to boas, from tutus to tiaras. She especially loves to learn ‘fancy’ new words and uncover the ‘fancy’ in all ordinary aspects of life. We could all use a little more fancy in our world. And Fancy Nancy brings it with glitz, glamour and gusto.

Nancy Kanter, Executive Vice President, Original Programming and General Manager at Disney Junior Worldwide echoes this thought: “Children have been captivated by Fancy Nancy’s wit and irrepressible spirit for a decade and we are very eager to give her an even bigger stage on which to perform.”

We can’t wait to see how this beautifully crafted character translates to television.

(via Huffington Post)

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