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Is She Disney's Next Tween Superstar?

by Sergio
May 11, 2011 10:55 AM
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Since I'm definitely not in the Disney Channel's demographic, I had no idea what's been going on, on the network. But evidently Anne China McClain, who was profiled today in the New York Times (HERE) is being posed to become the next big potential Tween Queen Superstar for the network.

Her new series, especially created for her, The A.N.T. Farm about child prodigies, premieres on the network in June.

After several other previous tween stars from the network, such as Vanessa Hudgens, Miley Cyrus, Demo Lovato and Jamie Lynn Spears, have fallen by the wayside, as they have gotten older and have fallen victim to various scandals, such as teen age pregnancy, nude photos, drugs, slutty behavior and rehab, McClain, who comes from a solid Atlanta family, could possibly be the network's savior, with her genuine talent, a solid family support unit, and the smarts to stay away from potential trouble.

And according to the article, in an effort to attract more viewers, the network is actively seeking to diversify itself, grooming other young potential black tween stars, such as Coco Jones and Zendaya for future careers with Disney.

All in all, this sounds like a good and very positive thing to me. And besides, who would you rather have: young impressionable black girls looks up to McClain or Nicki Minaj?????

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7 Comments

  • David Zeus Settles | September 7, 2011 6:19 AMReply

    Its been several years that I been trying to make a difference in helping to diversify the look of various networks.

    Its great as the radio dies takin every since of morality with it, there lies a glimmer of hope for an alternative for ALL children. By the way Coco Jones has the foundation of GREAT PARENTING in her corner... as I'm sure all these young ladies have!

  • kathyleen | May 13, 2011 8:33 AMReply

    i wish her the best
    i hope her show is funny because if not disney will use that as a reason to not have more african american shows just like they dont have any african american artist on their record label.

  • jbrown | May 12, 2011 6:03 AMReply

    "slutty behavior?"

    this is problematic on so many levels. glad to have a young girl of color on disney, but your rhetoric about the previous stars in...ridiculous.

  • shayla | May 12, 2011 5:50 AMReply

    she is totally gonna be bettter than miley

  • Geneva Girl | May 12, 2011 3:27 AMReply

    Since I've probably seen (or at least heard in the background) every Raven and True Jackson episode at least twice, this is music to my ears. I'm looking forward to my daughter seeing a positive portrayal of a young black girl.

  • Xi | May 12, 2011 2:50 AMReply

    I'm so glad you emphasized the strong family support system because that's always my first concern when it comes to children and Hollywood/fame.

    We see what Hollywood can do to grown people (see: Charlie Sheen), and apparently the children of Disney aren't safe either. But on second thought, black Disney stars turn out okay (see: Raven Simone; KeKe Palmer)...must be that strong family support system #blackmamasdontplay

  • Mr. Bubbles | May 12, 2011 2:38 AMReply

    I"m so happy for her. I literally watched this young lady career grow. She was discovered by Tyler Perry and starred in House of Payne. Now she is becoming a Disney Star!! Congrats to her and the family.

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