Jessica Alba Teams Up with Disney for A Poem Is… Series

03/30/2012 at 10:00 AM ET

In honor of April’s National Poetry Month, Disney is recruiting celebs to lend their voices to their A Poem Is… series.

Airing on both Disney and the new Disney Junior channel throughout the month at 8:25 a.m., each episode includes a star parent narrating a poem that has been set to an animated scene from one of the company’s classic films.

So not only will your tot be hearing the works of a few great poets, but they’ll also be able to watch clips from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Beauty and the BeastCinderella, and more.

Mom-of-two Jessica Alba will help kick off the series with her Tuesday (April 3) recital of De Colores, a traditional folk song your child is sure to love.

Next week, other celebs narrators include Owen Wilson (Ducks by Mary Ann Hoberman on April 4), John Leguizamo (Once They All Believed in Dragons by Jack Prelutsky on April 5), and Wilson again (Analysis of Baseball by May Swenson) on April 6.

Also making (voice!) appearances through April 21 are Viola Davis, Jennifer Garner, Katie Holmes and Liev Schreiber.

— Anya Leon

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essie on

it’s about time this woman does something. all we ever see is her dressed up or with her kids. what does she do for work? granted she is a C rated actress at that, but i’m perplexed by all her fame….for what?

Shannon on

Maybe she retired from acting.

carla on

According to Jessica has one movie in post-production and is currently filming another.

RKF on

Wow @Essie. That’s just uncalled for and mean-spirited. She’s a wife, devoted Mom, an advocate for children and education, campaigns in DC for notable causes, and has also started an eco-friendly line of products amongst other things.

How exactly is she not doing anything?

essie on

that’s lovely RKF, but none of that makes her a celebrity and worthy of being on this site. she is a has been and like others who are clinging to fame, she’ll do anything she can. 🙂

Lizzielui on

And yet Essie you twice took precious time out of your day to comment on her. Whether you like her or not Jessica Alba is a working actress and celebrity, which is what this site is dedicated to.