Disney to Take on Tween Telenovelas
You might not have heard of "Patito Feo," a soap opera airing in Europe, but it has done the impossible: this telenovela has become more popular than Hannah Montana. Gasp!
And what exactly is a "telenovela"? It's basically a limited-run soap opera, something that lasts for only one season and includes plenty of drama. "Patito" follows the dreams of a thirteen-year-old girl as she aspires to a singing career (sound familiar?).
Disney's CEO Roger Iger might be looking to bring the same format to the United States. The best part about telenovelas is that they follow the Glee model: not only will you get to see your favorite actors week after week, but you'll also be able to buy the songs on the show through iTunes or other outlets.