Alexis Lafrenière #13 of the New York Rangers and Lars Eller #20 of the Washington Capitals battle for the puck during the game at Madison Square Garden on December 27, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

It’s a scene that has been played out in homes for decades. Dad wants to watch sports. The kids want to watch cartoons. What’s a family to do? If running out and buying another TV isn’t an option, then how about combining the sports and the cartoons?

Disney is trying to appeal to younger viewers by making live sports on TV more exciting for them. They plan to do this by airing an animated version of an actual NHL hockey game on the Disney Channel, Disney XD, Disney+, and ESPN+. They’re calling it the “NHL Big City Greens Classic.”

According to Variety, a regular season game between the New York Rangers and Washington Capitals will be animated and feature characters from the popular Disney cartoon series “Big City Greens.” The characters playing in the game will be seen skating alongside animated versions of the real NHL players, and the action will follow that of the actual live game. It looks a lot like a video game in the teaser below.

This is all part of Disney’s effort to bring more live sports coverage to kids and families. Disney just so happens to own the ESPN family of networks. The NHL is also hoping to learn from the event and see if this is the way to reach a younger audience. The “NHL Big City Greens Classic” will air Tuesday, March 14th at 7:00 p.m.