Here's What Disney’s Out Of The Box Hosts Are Up To Now

Sadly, they're not building clubhouses anymore

Fewer shows were more magical on Playhouse Disney (now known as Disney Junior) than Out of the Box. The preschool show starred Tony James and Vivian Bayubay McLaughlin, who invited neighborhood kids to hang out in their huge clubhouse, do arts and crafts, sing songs, and play games. The series also had the catchiest theme song ever.

Out of the Box ended back in 2004 (although it lives on forever in our hearts), so what have James and McLaughlin been up to for the past 12 years? Unsurprisingly, both are involved in music.

  • James released his self-titled album in 2006.

    You can listen to the 11-track album on Spotify or iTunes.

  • And he slayed on the drums for the Spectrasonics Artist video series in 2013.

    Fun fact: According to his website, James has worked with several musicians, including Cyndi Lauper, Lenny Kravitz, Coolio, and PM Dawn.

  • McLaughlin has a beautiful little girl named Julien.

    She also met Tom Hanks in 2010 and was adorably excited.

  • According to her LinkedIn page, she is a self-employed "Voice/Piano/Acting Teacher," and has been for 11 years.

    She was also an adjunct faculty member at Solano Community College in Fairfield, California, for several years.


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