I love having boys. I couldn’t imagine anything else. However, there are times I wish I had a daughter. It’s times like this. Earlier this month, Walt Disney Records released the single “Wish Now,” the theme from original property “Star Darlings.” This series delivers a great message for young girls! The lyrics to the song “Wish Now” were co-written by Shana Muldoon Zappa and Ahmet Zappa. This is the first digital single form the original property “Star Darlings.” A second track will be released in January and will be followed by a 5-song EP in Spring 2016.
All-new “Star Darlings” content and products will be released through November, including an accompanying storytelling and lifestyle app, music from Walt Disney Records, the first episodes from a new series of animated shorts on YouTube, and a fashion dolls line created in collaboration with JAKKS Pacific that will be available at Justice stores nationwide.
Just like real girls, each Star Darling has her own wish that she pursues with full force and determination—and the help of her friends. These shared journeys and experiences provide exceptionally positive examples to inspire tweens to follow their dreams. Disney “Star Darlings” offers an innovative and unparalleled lifestyle experience that encourages tweens to harness the power of their individuality, highlights the power of making positive choices, and shows that each and every girl has it within herself to make anything possible.
As far back as anyone can remember, Starlings who have completed special training, have granted wishes for Earthlings. But a major crisis is afoot and soon twelve unique girls from the prestigious Starling Academy are chosen to be the first student Starlings to venture to Earth. Rich with themes of friendship, confidence, leadership, and teamwork, the Star Darlings as they are known, go on the most magical adventures of their lives. Determined to succeed in spite of their youthful inexperience, the girls show courage and ingenuity—plus a whole lot of humor—as they guide Wishers to discover happiness and fulfillment.
Initially conceived by designer Shana Muldoon Zappa, along with her husband, New York Times bestselling author Ahmet Zappa (Because I Am Your Dad), “Star Darlings” was inspired by their daughter. “When our daughter was born, we were so moved by her joy for life,” Shana Muldoon Zappa said. “Through these books, we want readers to know that there’s an unstoppable energy in staying positive, wishing, and believing in yourself.”
The “Star Darlings” will highlight a very important message—that each and every girl has unimaginable strength, determination, and unique talents. The characters embody the qualities and habits of today’s tweens, and have been created to resonate with the audience.