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Disney Channel Arabic (Arabic: قناة ديزني بالعربية) is a Pan-Arab free-to-air children's television channel that is broadcast for a pan-Arab audience in the Middle East and North Africa region (excluding Israel, Iran, Turkey and Cyprus), and it is one of two Arabic-language versions of Disney Channel, the other being Disney Channel MENA which is available in multiple languages including Arabic and English. The channel was launched on July 15, 2017 and broadcasts via Arabsat and Nilesat from Disney Channels Worldwide's offices in the Al-Tajamouat Industrial City QIZ of Amman, Jordan. Disney Channel Arabic's headquarters in Amman are part of Disney's development investment in Jordan, which also includes the Amman Disneyland Resort (opened in 2018) and the Disney Vacation Club resort Almas in Aqaba (opened in 2020), as well as entertainment projects in the country including Disney-owned The Muppets Studio's participation in both editions of the Jim Henson's World in Amman concert event.

Disney Channel Arabic is considered to be a free-to-air alternative to Disney Channel MENA, despite the varying differences in programming, schedules, and available languages.

Overview

Animated programs aired include Disney productions as well as programs produced by other studios such as Seagrounds, The Jim Henson Company, Sesame Workshop, 9 Story, WildBrain, Nelvana, MGM and 20th Century Studios. All dubbed versions are produced by Tanweer Studios in Amman and Cairo, Image Production House in Lebanon, and VoiceMedia in Tunis. All shows are dubbed in Modern Standard Arabic, most shows are dubbed with neutral dialect while other dubs have different dialects for certain characters (e.g. Barney & Friends uses Levant dialect for humans and neutral dialect for the dinosaurs, Redwall uses Levant dialect as a equivalent to the British accents used in the original English version, The Simpsons uses various Arabic dialects)

The channel is only available in Arabic, with no choice to switch to English or any other languages. This is due to the fact that the channel is a free-to-air TV channel aimed solely at an Arabic-speaking audience. Disney Channel Arabic also offers localized shows such as Good Luck Taslima, The Suite Life of Faheem & Faizan, and Wizards of Wissem Walk. The channel often edits certain programs for content, cutting out certain scenes from them.

In 2020, Disney Channel Israel and Disney Channel Arabic co-produced & aired the multilingual special Two Voices for Peace.

Blocks aired on Disney Channel Arabic

Current

  • Disney Junior (July 15, 2017 - present)
  • كلاسيكيات ديزني "Disney Classics" (April 17, 2018 - present)
  • متعة الفطور "Breakfast Fun" (January 2, 2018 - present)
  • العالم الرائع من ديزني "The Wonderful World of Disney" (July 20, 2017 - present)
  • The Jim Henson Hour (January 15, 2019 - present)

Seasonal

  • رمضان المرح "Ramadan Fun"
  • عيد ميلاد مجيد "Merry Christmastime"

Current programming

Local series

Disney series

  • Amphibia (2019-present)
  • Big City Greens (2019-present)
  • DuckTales (2017 series) (2018-present)
  • Milo Murphy's Law (2019-present)
  • Star vs. The Forces of Evil (2018-present)
  • The Owl House (2020-present)

Disney Junior series

  • Mickey and the Roadster Racers (2019-present)
  • Little Einsteins (2019-present)
  • Muppet Babies (2019-present)
  • Elena of Avalor (2019-present)
  • Bluey (2020-present)
  • Miles from Tomorrowland (2019-present)
  • Bear in the Big Blue House (2019-present)
  • PB&J Otter (2018-present)
  • Stanley (2018-present)

Disney Classics series

  • The Adventures of the Gummi Bears (2019-present)
  • Bonkers (2020-present)
  • Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers (2019-present)
  • Darkwing Duck (2019-present)
  • DuckTales (1987 series) (2019-present)
  • Goof Troop (2019-present)
  • TaleSpin (2019-present)
  • Timon & Pumbaa (2019-present)
  • Quack Pack (2020-present)
  • The Wuzzles (2020-present)

Marvel series

  • Spider-Man (2017 series) (2018-present)

Muppets/Jim Henson series

  • Fraggle Rock (2019-present)
  • The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance (2019-present)
  • The Muppet Show (2019-present)
  • The Muppets (2019-present)
  • The Hoobs (2019-present)
  • The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss (2019-present)

Fox series

  • Futurama (2019-present)
  • The Simpsons (2019-present)

Nelvana series

  • Anatole (2019-present)
  • Bakugan: Battle Planet (2020-present)
  • Blazing Dragons (2019-present)
  • The Fairly OddParents (2019-present) (seasons 1-5 only)
  • Franklin (2019-present)
  • Hotel Transylvania: The Series (2019-present)
  • Little Bear (2020-present)
  • Mysticons (2019-present)
  • Redwall (2019-present)

Other series

  • Angelina Ballerina (2002 series) (2019-present)
  • Ahlan Simsim (2020-present)
  • Barney & Friends (2019-present) (seasons 1-2, 5, and 7-13 only)
  • Between the Lions (2019-present)
  • Dragon Tales (2019-present)
  • Doctor Who (2017-present)
  • Doraemon (2019-present)
  • Pokémon (2019-present)
  • Pink Panther and Pals (2019-present)
  • Mole Miner (2019-present)
  • Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir (2019-present)
  • Inspector Gadget (1983 series) (2019-present)
  • Inspector Gadget's Field Trip (2019-present)
  • Iftah Ya Simsim (2019-present)
  • The Land Before Time (2019-present)
  • Toad Patrol (2019-present)
  • The Toy Castle (2020-present)
  • Sagwa the Chinese Siamese Cat (2001 series) (2019-present)
  • The Secret of NIMH: The Series (2019-present)
  • Watership Down (2019-present)
  • Yatterman (2019-present)

Trivia

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