- The protagonist must follow the colorful clues in order to save the town’s Holi festivities.
With Holi or India’s ‘Festival of Colors’ being celebrated on March 28, Disney’s Junior’s animated series “Mira, Royal Detective,” joined the fun with a Holi-themed episode that premiered a day earlier.
In the episode, which was advised on by Shagorika Ghosh Perkins (the series’ cultural consultant/consulting producer), Mira must follow the colorful clues in order to save the town’s Holi festival. In the episode, Mira also explains to Dimple how to celebrate Holi.
“Mira, Royal Detective” is an Indian American CGI-animated mystery children’s television series produced by Wild Canary Animation.
Mira, is the first South Asian protagonist in a Disney Junior show. It debuted on Disney Junior channel and programming block in the U.S on March 20, 2020. Inspired by the cultures and customs of India, and set in a fictional kingdom of Jalpur, which resembles a late 19th century India, the series follows the brave and resourceful Mira, a commoner, who is appointed to the role of royal detective by the queen, and travels throughout her kingdom to help royals and commoners alike. Joining Mira on her adventures are her two mongoose sidekicks, Mikku and Chikku.
The series features an all-star cast of prominent South Asian-origin actors Freida Pinto, Jameela Jamil, Kal Penn and Utkarsh Ambudkar. Leila Ladiner voices Mira.