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'Henry Hugglemonster' premieres on Disney Junior

"Henry Hugglemonster" a new animated preschool TV series

"Henry Hugglemonster" a new animated preschool TV series premieres Monday, April 15, 2013 on Disney Junior. Credit: Handout

Don't forget to set your DVR: Disney Jr. will premiere a new animated preschool series at 5 p.m. Monday called "Henry Hugglemonster."

The series follows the adventures of five-year-old Henry Hugglemonster, the middle child in a happy, close-knit monster family. Recommended for kids ages 2-7, Henry shares everyday life lessons about family and other relationships such as learning to work as a team, helping others, persisting in tasks and much more. Henry highlights many of the emotions that young children feel as they learn to navigate their own lives. The animated TV show is based on the book series "I'm a Happy Hugglewug" by author/illustrator Niamh Sharkey.

Produced in Dublin, Henry is voiced by Lara Jill Miller ("Doc McStuffins"), Daddo and Grando are voiced by Tom Kenny ("SpongeBob SquarePants") and Momma is voiced by Lori Alan ("Family Guy"), among others. Geri Halliwell of the "Spice Girls" is among the guest voice cast as Isabella Roarson, a popular monster popstar.

In addition to the TV show, kids can play the "Monster Family Maker" on and create their own unique monster family. A "Henry's Roaring Racers" game will launch in conjunction with the TV premiere on Monday.

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