Fancy Nancy moving from page to screen with Disney

The successful children's book series about the eponymous character who puts self expression above all else is to get her own TV series.

Disney Junior announced the deal with publishers HarperCollins Children's Books on Friday along with its initial plans for the character -- an animated TV movie and an adaptation of the existing series, which already runs to some 60 picture books.

Aimed at two-to-seven-year-olds, Fancy Nancy likes to look ‘Fancy' whatever she gets up to and the character is celebrating her 10th anniversary in 2015.

As for the first Disney adaptations, they're slated for 2017.

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