Video: Disney+ Reveals Official Trailer and Key Art of “Zombies 3” Premiering July 15





Video: Disney+ Reveals Official Trailer and Key Art of “Zombies 3” Premiering July 15
A special “Lost Song” version of the film will premiere on Disney Channel on August 12.
[via press release from Disney+]
DISNEY+ REVEALS OFFICIAL TRAILER AND KEY ART OF “ZOMBIES 3” PREMIERING JULY 15

The Third Installment of the Hugely Popular Music-Driven Franchise Brings Aliens to Seabrook

Today, Disney+ revealed the official trailer and key art for the original movie “ZOMBIES 3.” The “trequel” in the hit music-driven franchise will premiere July 15, only on Disney+. A special “Lost Song” version of the film will premiere on Disney Channel on August 12.

“ZOMBIES 3” stars Milo Manheim as zombie Zed and Meg Donnelly as cheerleader Addison, who are beginning their senior year at Seabrook High in the town that’s become a safe haven for monsters and humans alike. Zed is anticipating an athletic scholarship that will make him the first zombie to attend college, while Addison is gearing up for Seabrook’s first international cheer-off. Then suddenly, extraterrestrial beings arrive in Seabrook, provoking something other than friendly competition. The movie also stars Chandler Kinney as Willa, Ariel Martin as Wynter, Pearce Joza as Wyatt, Carla Jeffery as Bree, Trevor Tordjman as Bucky, Kylee Russell as Eliza, Terry Hu as A-spen, Matt Cornett as A-lan, Kyra Tantao as A-li, James Godfrey as Bonzo and Kingston Foster as Zoey. RuPaul Charles joins the cast as the voice of “The Mothership.”

“ZOMBIES 3” is a Disney+ original film from Disney Branded Television, directed by Paul Hoen from a screenplay by David Light and Joseph Raso. Hoen, Light, Raso and Suzanne Farwell are executive producers.

ABOUT DISNEY+

Disney+ is the dedicated streaming home for movies and shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic, along with The Simpsons and much more. In select international markets, it also includes the new general entertainment content brand, Star. The flagship direct-to-consumer streaming service from The Walt Disney Company, Disney+ is part of the Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution segment. The service offers commercial-free streaming alongside an ever-growing collection of exclusive originals, including feature-length films, documentaries, live-action and animated series, and short-form content. With unprecedented access to Disney’s long history of incredible film and television entertainment, Disney+ is also the exclusive streaming home for the newest releases from The Walt Disney Studios. Disney+ is available as a standalone streaming service or as part of The Disney Bundle that gives subscribers access to Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+. For more, visit disneyplus.com, or find the Disney+ app on most mobile and connected TV devices.

ABOUT DISNEY BRANDED TELEVISION

Disney Branded Television encompasses the creative storytellers and production and content marketing teams responsible for Disney-branded television series, movies and other programming spanning live-action, animated and unscripted formats. The group fuels the Disney+ streaming platform and Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior linear networks with content geared toward kids, tweens, teens and families, with stories that are imaginative, aspirational and reflective of their world and experiences. Recent projects include “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series,” “Monsters at Work,” “The Mysterious Benedict Society” and “Marvel’s Spidey and his Amazing Friends.” Disney Branded Television has created some of the most iconic and award-winning properties and franchises, including Peabody Award winners “Doc McStuffins” and “The Owl House”; Emmy Award winners “Big City Greens” and “Elena of Avalor”; the beloved “Mickey Mouse” cartoon shorts plus the Disney Channel Original Movie (DCOM) franchise, comprised of more than 100 titles.

Twitter: @DisneyPlus Instagram: @DisneyPlus Facebook: @DisneyPlus TikTok: @DisneyPlus #ZOMBIES3



“Say It with Pride: Disney+ Celebrates Pride 365” to Premiere on Disney+’s YouTube and Facebook





“Say It with Pride: Disney+ Celebrates Pride 365” to Premiere on Disney+’s YouTube and Facebook on June 30
Through song and storytelling, the second annual iteration of Disney+’s Pride variety show aims to uplift voices from the community to discuss their journeys, celebrate the achievements and contributions of the LGBTQIA+ community, and look toward a future that embodies diversity and unity with PRIDE.
[via press release from Disney+]
“SAY IT WITH PRIDE: DISNEY+ CELEBRATES PRIDE 365” TO PREMIERE ON DISNEY+’S YOUTUBE AND FACEBOOK ON JUNE 30

The Special Will Feature Songs and Stories from Alan Menken, Alex Newell, Angelica Ross, DCapella, Jessica Darrow, Nina West, Reuby Wood, Trans Chorus of Los Angeles, and More Special Guests

Trailer and Poster Now Available

BURBANK, Calif. (June 23, 2022) In honor of LGBTQIA+ Pride Month, Disney+ will celebrate its community of employees, talent, and fans with “Say It With Pride: Disney+ Celebrates Pride 365” premiering on Thursday, June 30 at 8 PM ET / 5 PM PT on Disney+’s YouTube and Facebook. Through song and storytelling, the second annual iteration of Disney+’s Pride variety show aims to uplift voices from the community to discuss their journeys, celebrate the achievements and contributions of the LGBTQIA+ community, and look toward a future that embodies diversity and unity with PRIDE.

The ensemble of participants includes Alan Menken (Academy Award(R)-winning Disney Legend), Alex Newell (“Glee”), Angelica Ross (“Pose”), DCapella (Disney Music Group’s premier a cappella singing sensation), Jack Hughes (Artist), Jenny Lorenzo (Host of “What’s Up Disney+”), Jessica Darrow (“Encanto”), Katie Barnes (ESPN Features Writer), Nina West (“RuPaul’s Drag Race” and the host of the Webby Award-nominated 2021 Disney+ Pride Show), Reuby Wood (“Better Nate Than Ever”), Topher Ngo (“Turning Red”), Trans Chorus of Los Angeles, Victoria Alonso (Marvel’s President, Physical and Post Production, VFX & Animation Production), and more. Tee Vaden will direct the special.

Produced in partnership with Disney Music Group and the Disney PRIDE Employee Resource Group, the assembled team of performers, talent, director, and producers is predominantly comprised of members of the LGBTQIA+ community, with the support of allies.

Subscribers can discover LGBTQIA+ characters and stories in the Celebrate Pride Month Collection now streaming on Disney+ that features beloved movies and series including “Love, Victor,” “Trevor: The Musical” (Streaming June 24), “Glee,” “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series,” “OUT,” and more.

Fans can use #DisneyPlusPride and #Pride365 and follow Disney+ on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Facebook to celebrate Pride Month throughout June.

Disney+ and The Walt Disney Company are committed to Reimagine Tomorrow by amplifying underrepresented voices and untold stories as well as championing the importance of accurate representation in media and entertainment. For more information, visit Disney’s Reimagine Tomorrow website.



20th Century Studios’ “The Bob’s Burgers Movie” to Debut July 12 on Hulu





20TH CENTURY STUDIOS’ “THE BOB’S BURGERS MOVIE” TO DEBUT JULY 12 ON HULU IN THE U.S., AND COMING SOON TO STAR+ IN LATIN AMERICA AND DISNEY+ UNDER THE STAR BANNER IN ALL OTHER TERRITORIES

Full Scene from the Film Featuring the Song, “Sunny Side Up Summer,” Now Available

BURBANK, Calif. (June 21, 2022) –20th Century Studios’ “The Bob’s Burgers Movie” will debut July 12 on Hulu in the U.S. and coming soon to Star+ in Latin America and Disney+ under the Star banner in all other territories on:

July 12 in Canada

July 13 in Europe, Middle East, Africa (except Poland)

July 20 in Latin America

The film will also debut on HBO Max in the U.S. on July 12.

Loren Bouchard, the film’s director/screenwriter/producer said, “We’re so happy that the fans have been able to find us and watch us and binge us as much as they want on Hulu. Our fantasy is that we have to send over a new copy of the Bob’s movie to Hulu because their copy gets all worn out from people watching it so much.”

Labeled “Certified Fresh” by Rotten Tomatoes, “The Bob’s Burgers Movie” has been praised as “hilarious,” (Ross Bonaime, Collider) and “consistently funny and proudly weird” and “one of the most joyful films of the year.” (Brandon Zachary, CBR)

A full scene from the film featuring the song, “Sunny Side Up Summer,” is now available.

“The Bob’s Burgers Movie” is just one of the blockbuster films streaming as part of Hulu’s “Get the Big Screen on Your Screen” summer film campaign, which also includes highly anticipated premieres of “The Princess,” “Not Okay,” “Prey” and many more.

About “The Bob’s Burgers Movie”

“The Bob’s Burgers Movie” is an animated, big-screen, musical comedy-mystery-adventure based on the long-running Emmy®-winning series. The story begins when a ruptured water main creates an enormous sinkhole right in front of Bob’s Burgers, blocking the entrance indefinitely and ruining the Belchers’ plans for a successful summer. While Bob and Linda struggle to keep the business afloat, the kids try to solve a mystery that could save their family’s restaurant. As the dangers mount, these underdogs help each other find hope and fight to get back behind the counter, where they belong.

“The Bob’s Burger’s Movie” showcases voice talent which includes Kristen Schaal, H. Jon Benjamin, John Roberts, Dan Mintz, Eugene Mirman, Larry Murphy, Zach Galifianakis and Kevin Kline. The film was directed by Loren Bouchard & Bernard Derriman. The screenplay is by Loren Bouchard & Nora Smith. The producers are Loren Bouchard, Nora Smith and Janelle Momary.

The Bob’s Burger Movie (A Major Motion Burger Soundtrack) with music by Loren Bouchard and Nora Smith featuring an original score and three new original songs, is available now on all music streaming platforms HERE.

Fans can pre-order the vinyl set to release December 16, 2022, starting today HERE.

About 20th Century Studios:

20th Century Studios is an Academy Award®-winning producer of feature films for both theatrical and streaming release. It is home to such iconic franchises as “Avatar,” “Alien,” “Planet of the Apes,” “Predator,” “Die Hard,” and “Kingsman” and creator of hit films including “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “The Greatest Showman,” “The Martian,” and “Ford v Ferrari” and “Free Guy.” It also launched the successful “Deadpool” and “X-Men” film series. Among the studio’s current releases are “The King’s Man,” “Death on the Nile,” the Oscar®-nominated “West Side Story,” and the upcoming “Avatar” sequels. Previously known as 20th Century Fox prior to becoming a part of The Walt Disney Company, 20th Century Studios is recognized for its incredible 80-year legacy. It is the studio that brought the first six “Star Wars” films, in addition to standouts from across the decades, including “Miracle on 34th Street,” “All About Eve,” “The King and I,” “The Sound of Music,” “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” “The Princess Bride,” “The Abyss,” “Edward Scissorhands,” “Home Alone,” “My Cousin Vinny,” “Speed,” “Cast Away,” “Moulin Rouge!,” “Minority Report,” “Gone Girl,” and “The Revenant.”

About Hulu:

Hulu is the leading and most comprehensive all-in-one premium streaming service that offers an expansive slate of live and on-demand entertainment, both in and outside the home, through a wide array of subscription options that give consumers ultimate control over their viewing experience. As part of Disney’s Media and Entertainment Distribution segment, Hulu is the only on-demand offering that provides access to shows from every major U.S. broadcast network, libraries of hit TV series and films – including licensed content available exclusively on Hulu – and award-winning Hulu Originals, both with and without commercials. With Hulu + Live TV, subscribers receive a unique combination of access to 80+ live news, entertainment and sports TV channels from 20th Television, The Walt Disney Company, ABC, NBCUniversal, CBS Corporation, The CW, Turner Networks, A+E Networks and Discovery Networks, as well as Disney+ and ESPN+ included as part of the base plan. Visit hulu.com to subscribe or learn more about the service.

About Disney+

Disney+ is the dedicated streaming home for movies and shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic, along with The Simpsons and much more. In select international markets, it also includes the new general entertainment content brand, Star. The flagship direct-to-consumer streaming service from The Walt Disney Company, Disney+ is part of the Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution segment. The service offers commercial-free streaming alongside an ever-growing collection of exclusive originals, including feature-length films, documentaries, live-action and animated series, and short-form content. With unprecedented access to Disney’s long history of incredible film and television entertainment, Disney+ is also the exclusive streaming home for the newest releases from The Walt Disney Studios. Disney+ is available as a standalone streaming service or as part of The Disney Bundle that gives subscribers access to Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+. For more, visit disneyplus.com, or find the Disney+ app on most mobile and connected TV devices.




Video: Summer Heats Up with the Arrival of the Hot Trailer for “LEGO Star Wars Summer Vacation”





Video: Summer Heats Up with the Arrival of the Hot Trailer for “LEGO Star Wars Summer Vacation,” Premiering August 5 on Disney+
The all-new animated special features the voices of “Weird Al” Yankovic, Yvette Nicole Brown, Kelly Marie Tran, Anthony Daniels, Billy Dee Williams, and returning cast members from previous “LEGO Star Wars” specials.
[via press release from Disney+]
SUMMER HEATS UP WITH THE ARRIVAL OF THE HOT TRAILER FOR “LEGO(R) STAR WARS SUMMER VACATION,” PREMIERING AUGUST 5 ON DISNEY+

Trailer Features New Original Song “Scarif Beach Party” Performed by “Weird Al” Yankovic

All-New Animated Special from Lucasfilm and the LEGO Group Featuring the Voices of “Weird “Al” Yankovic, Yvette Nicole Brown, Kelly Marie Tran, Anthony Daniels, Billy Dee Williams, and Returning Cast Members from Previous “LEGO Star Wars” Specials

Summer is here, and the trailer for “LEGO(R) Star Wars Summer Vacation” is about to heat things up! The all-new animated special from Lucasfilm and the LEGO Group and the newest entry in the popular signature branded cross-saga storytelling series that began with “LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special” and continued with “LEGO Star Wars Terrifying Tales,” will premiere August 5, 2022, exclusively on Disney+.

“LEGO Star Wars Summer Vacation,” which is set shortly after the events of “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” features the voices of “Weird Al” Yankovic, Yvette Nicole Brown, Kelly Marie Tran, Anthony Daniels, Billy Dee Williams, and returning cast members from previous “LEGO Star Wars” specials, and includes the new original song Scarif Beach Party performed by “Weird Al” Yankovic.

Looking for a much-needed break from stormtroopers and TIE fighters, Finn arranges a surprise vacation for his friends Rey, Poe, Rose, Chewie, BB-8, R2-D2, and C-3PO, aboard the ultra-luxurious Galactic Starcruiser, the Halcyon. But Finn’s plan to have one last hurrah together quickly goes awry when he’s separated from the group. While searching for his friends, he encounters three Force ghosts: Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker, and Leia Organa, who each share their own unexpected stories of vacations gone wrong, helping him to understand that holidays are about more than just having fun. “LEGO Star Wars Summer Vacation” features the voices of: “Weird Al” Yankovic as Vic Vankoh; Yvette Nicole Brown as Colvett Valeria; Thomas Lennon as Wick Cooper; Paul F. Tompkins as Rad; Dee Bradley Baker as Boba Fett; Ashly Burch as the Tour Droid; Kyliegh Curran as Sidero; Anthony Daniels as C-3PO; Trevor Devall as Emperor Palpatine; Allie Feder as Sy Snootles; Jake Green as Poe Dameron; Matt Lanter as Anakin Skywalker; Ross Marquand as Han Solo; Omar Miller as Finn; Kevin Michael Richardson as Jabba the Hutt; Matt Sloan as Darth Vader; James Arnold Taylor as Obi-Wan Kenobi; Kelly Marie Tran as Rose; Helen Sadler as Rey Skywalker; Billy Dee Williams as Lando (Holovid); Matthew Wood as Ben Solo; and Shelby Young as Leia Organa.

David Shayne is writer and executive producer, and the director is Ken Cunningham. James Waugh, Josh Rimes, Jacqui Lopez, Jill Wilfert, Jason Cosler, Keith Malone, and Jennifer Twiner Mccarron are executive producers. Produced in collaboration with Atomic Cartoons.

Website: www.disneyplus.com, www.starwars.com YouTube: DisneyPlus, StarWars Twitter: @DisneyPlus, @StarWars Instagram: @DisneyPlus, @StarWars Facebook: @DisneyPlus, @StarWars TikTok: @DisneyPlus Hashtag: #DisneyPlus

ABOUT DISNEY+

Disney+ is the dedicated streaming home for movies and shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic, along with The Simpsons and much more. In select international markets, it also includes the new general entertainment content brand, Star. The flagship direct-to-consumer streaming service from The Walt Disney Company, Disney+ is part of the Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution segment. The service offers commercial-free streaming alongside an ever-growing collection of exclusive originals, including feature-length films, documentaries, live-action and animated series, and short-form content. With unprecedented access to Disney’s long history of incredible film and television entertainment, Disney+ is also the exclusive streaming home for the newest releases from The Walt Disney Studios. Disney+ is available as a standalone streaming service or as part of The Disney Bundle that gives subscribers access to Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+. For more, visit disneyplus.com, or find the Disney+ app on most mobile and connected TV devices.

ABOUT LUCASFILM LTD.:

Lucasfilm Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is a global leader in film, television and digital entertainment. In addition to its feature film and series production, the company’s offerings include cutting-edge visual effects and audio post-production, digital animation, immersive storytelling, and the management of the global merchandising activities for its entertainment properties including the legendary Star Wars and “Indiana Jones” franchises. Lucasfilm Ltd. is headquartered in northern California.

ABOUT THE LEGO GROUP:

The LEGO Group’s mission is to inspire and develop the builders of tomorrow through the power of play. The LEGO System in Play, with its foundation in LEGO bricks, allows children and fans to build and rebuild anything they can imagine. The LEGO Group was founded in Billund, Denmark in 1932 by Ole Kirk Kristiansen, its name derived from the two Danish words LEg GOdt, which mean “Play Well”. Today, the LEGO Group remains a family-owned company headquartered in Billund. However, its products are now sold in more than 130 countries worldwide. For more information: www.LEGO.com



Disney+ to Livestream “Harmonious Live!” Nighttime Spectacular from EPCOT





Disney+ to Livestream “Harmonious Live!” Nighttime Spectacular from EPCOT at Walt Disney World Resort on June 21
Harmonious Live!” will give viewers the best seat in the house to one of the largest nighttime spectaculars ever created at Disney Parks.
[via press release from Disney+]
DISNEY+ TO LIVESTREAM “HARMONIOUS LIVE!” NIGHTTIME SPECTACULAR FROM EPCOT AT WALT DISNEY WORLD RESORT ON JUNE 21

Idina Menzel to Host Live Event with Special Appearance by Auli’i Cravalho and Performances by Artists from Around the World

BURBANK, Calif. (June 15, 2022) – In honor of World Music Day, Disney+ in the U.S. and Canada will livestream “Harmonious Live!,” a special performance of the EPCOT nighttime spectacular at Walt Disney World, on Tuesday, June 21 at 6pm PT / 9pm ET. Hosted by Tony Award-winning performer, actress, singer-songwriter, and philanthropist Idina Menzel (“Frozen,” “Frozen 2”) with special guest Auli’i Cravalho (“Moana”), the live event from Disney Branded Television celebrates the transcendent power of music with a medley of classic Disney music reinterpreted by a culturally diverse group of 240 artists from all around the world, all performed by a live orchestra and ensemble of international vocalists.

“Harmonious Live!” will give viewers the best seat in the house to one of the largest nighttime spectaculars ever created at Disney Parks. Through an innovative combination of floating giant screens, choreographed moving fountains, lights, pyrotechnics and lasers, audiences can enter the amazing worlds inspired by “Moana,” “Aladdin,” “Coco,” “The Lion King,” “Mulan,” and other classic stories. Colorful animations and effects dance and transform as Harmonious weaves familiar Disney music and stories together in brand new ways. Through unique perspectives as diverse as the world itself, the soundtrack embraces multiple languages as the show brings cultures from around the world together to unlock the magic of possibility, showing Disney music and stories have the power to inspire and unite us all.

Following the livestream, “Harmonious Live!” will be available on Disney+ in the U.S. and Canada for subscribers to stream anytime. “Harmonious Live!” is a Film 45 production.

Twitter: @DisneyPlus Instagram: @DisneyPlus Facebook: @DisneyPlus TikTok: @DisneyPlus Hashtag: #DisneyPlus

ABOUT DISNEY+

Disney+ is the dedicated streaming home for movies and shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic, along with The Simpsons and much more. In select international markets, it also includes the new general entertainment content brand, Star. The flagship direct-to-consumer streaming service from The Walt Disney Company, Disney+ is part of the Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution segment. The service offers commercial-free streaming alongside an ever-growing collection of exclusive originals, including feature-length films, documentaries, live-action and animated series, and short-form content. With unprecedented access to Disney’s long history of incredible film and television entertainment, Disney+ is also the exclusive streaming home for the newest releases from The Walt Disney Studios. Disney+ is available as a standalone streaming service or as part of The Disney Bundle that gives subscribers access to Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+. For more, visit disneyplus.com, or find the Disney+ app on most mobile and connected TV devices.



Disney Television Animation, Disney Junior and Disney EMEA Original Productions Unveil Huge Slate





Disney Television Animation, Disney Junior and Disney EMEA Original Productions Unveil Huge Slate of Animated Programming To Air Across Disney+ and Other Disney Platforms During Annecy International Animation Film Festival
Highlights Include Hit Disney+ Series ‘Monsters at Work’ and

‘Chip ‘n’ Dale: Park Life,’ Both Renewed for Second Seasons;

‘Marvel’s Spidey and his Amazing Friends’ and ‘Mickey Mouse Funhouse,’ Both Renewed for Season Three;

New ‘ZOMBIES: The Re-Animated Series,’ Based on Popular Disney Channel Original Movie Franchise, in Production at Disney Television Animation; and

Exclusive Greenlight Announcement of New EMEA Originals ‘Dragon Striker’ and ‘The Doomies’

Today, Disney Television Animation, Disney Junior and Disney Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) took to the stage at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival to announce new productions and show exciting sneak peeks at the upcoming slate of new original animated series to air on Disney+ and other Disney-owned platforms in 2023 and beyond.

The presentation was led by Hélène Etzi, The Walt Disney Company France and managing director of Disney Channels France, along with Orion Ross, vice president of Original Programming – Animation for The Walt Disney Company EMEA. They welcomed Ayo Davis, president of Disney Branded Television, Meredith Roberts, executive vice president of TV Animation, Disney Branded Television, and Alyssa Sapire, senior vice president of Original Programming, Disney Junior, to present on some of the Disney Branded Television projects that are currently in production.

Titled “Everyone Has a Story,” the presentation included the announcement of a season two greenlight for the hit Disney+ series “Monsters at Work.” The new season is set to debut in 2023 and will feature the return of the series’ star-studded voice cast, including Billy Crystal (Mike Wazowski), John Goodman (James P. “Sulley” Sullivan), Ben Feldman (Tylor Tuskmon), Mindy Kaling (Val Little), Henry Winkler (Fritz), Lucas Neff (Duncan) and Alanna Ubach (Cutter). Season two is executive produced by Emmy® Award winner Kevin Deters (“Prep & Landing,” “Olaf’s Frozen Adventure”).

“Chip ‘n’ Dale: Park Life,” which features Chip and Dale and their adventures living in the big city, has also been renewed for a second season, which will find the much-loved duo joined by other iconic Disney characters, including Donald and Pluto, in bigger and bolder stories.

Additionally, it was revealed that a new animated series inspired by Disney’s popular music-driven movie franchise “ZOMBIES” is in production at Disney Television Animation and the EMEA Original Productions team announced the greenlight for the epic adventure series “Dragon Striker”and spooky comedy “The Doomies.”

The presentation also included the announcement of season three renewals for Disney Junior megahits “Marvel’s Spidey and his Amazing Friends” and “Mickey Mouse Funhouse” and additional episode orders for some of Disney Television Animation’s upcoming series, including “Hamster & Gretel,” “Kiff,” “Hailey’s On It” and “Primos.”

“The announcements out of Annecy today further cement Disney as THE leader in animation,” said Davis. “These new series represent the very best from our teams at Disney Television Animation and Disney Junior. They build upon Disney Branded Television’s commitment to work with incredible storytellers, whose diverse voices not only allow our young audiences to see themselves reflected on screen but help them better navigate their world.”

Additional announcements and first looks included the upcoming Disney+ African sci-fi anthology “Kizazi Moto: Generation Fire”‘s exclusive new artwork reveal and casting, including Florence Kasumba (“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”), Nigerian star Kehinde Bankole (“Blood Sisters”) and South African rapper Nasty C (“Blood & Water”); an exclusive first look at the new preschool series “Kiya and the Kimoja Heroes,” about community heroes inspired by the traditions and cultures of southern Africa and produced by Entertainment One, Frogbox and Triggerfish Animation; and the announcement that after five hit seasons, “PJ Masks: Power Heroes” will feature preschool icons Catboy, Gekko and Owlette as they are joined by an expanded crime-fighting team to take on even bigger challenges in an all-new series.

Link to series logos and image assets can be found here: https://bit.ly/3xhS7eT

SERIES GREENLIGHTS:

“DRAGON STRIKER”
Produced by: Cybergroup Studios and La Chouette Compagnie for Disney EMEA
Creator/Producer: Sylvain Dos Santos
Director: Charles Lefebvre
Head Writer: Paul McKeown

When the world’s most popular sport combines with magic, awesomeness escalates quicker than a dragon-powered strike! In this action-packed adventure full of comedy and high-stakes sports drama, elite players have a magical signature move they can use on the pitch. Twelve-year-old Key is a farm boy fanboy who can only dream of entering the famous school where the greatest players train before joining the big leagues—until he discovers he has his own ultra-powerful spell and may even be the legendary “Dragon Striker.” Key joins a team of hapless underdogs who band together to take on the school champions, all the while fighting to prevent an ancient evil from resurfacing.

“THE DOOMIES”
Produced by: Xilam Animation for Disney EMEA
Producer: Marc du Pontavice
Director & Co-Creator: Andrès Fernandez
Co-Creator: Pozla (aka Rémi Zaarour)
Head Writer: Henry Gifford

When best friends Bobby and Romy mistakenly open up a gateway to another world, they turn their sleepy coastal town into a hotspot for terrifying creatures of doom. Roped into an epic supernatural mystery, they will cross paths with the so-called “Chosen One” and do battle with both literal and inner monsters. “The Doomies” is a spooky comedy that combines thrills, chills and surprises with character-driven comedy from an odd couple of ordinary teens engulfed by extraordinary circumstances. Its fast-paced humor and high-stakes action take place in a quirky French town in the heart of Brittany, imagined with moody flair and graphic style.

Orion Ross, vice president of Animation, Disney EMEA, commented: “‘The Doomies’ and ‘Dragon Striker’ are the first part of a new slate of animated originals we’re developing in EMEA for global family audiences on Disney Channel and Disney+. These ambitious, premium series will introduce the work of leading creators from our region to the world, and we are both honored and inspired to be working with this new generation of storytellers.”

“ZOMBIES: THE RE-ANIMATED SERIES”
Produced by: Disney Television Animation
Executive Producers: Aliki Theofilopoulos, Jack Ferraiolo, Gary Marsh, David Light, Joseph Raso

Every day is a surprise at Seabrook High—whether you’re a cheerleader, a zombie, a werewolf or even a vampire! “ZOMBIES: The Re-Animated Series” invites us into the daily lives of Zed, Addison, Eliza, Willa and the entire Seabrook crew. This gang may have figured out each other, but they haven’t quite figured out how to survive high school. Get ready for more musical fun and new friends as Seabrook becomes the #1 destination for all kinds of mythical monsters looking for a fresh start. And this means some pretty wild adventures—from the cafeteria to the football field—because sometimes the scariest thing you have to face is high school.

SERIES RENEWALS:

“CHIP ‘N’ DALE: PARK LIFE” (Season Two)
Produced by: Xilam Animation for Disney EMEA
Producer: Marc du Pontavice
Directors: Jean Cayrol, Frédéric Martin, Khalil Ben Namaane
Head Writer: Nicole Paglia

“Chip ‘n’ Dale: Park Life” stars Disney’s much-loved chipmunk underdogs in a non-verbal, classic-style comedy, following the ups and downs of two little creatures living life in the big city. Combining the traditions of slapstick cartoons with contemporary, comedic character-driven narratives, season two introduces huge new adventures for the two tiny troublemakers. Nervous worrier Chip and laid-back dreamer Dale are joined in their perpetual pursuit of acorns by Donald, Pluto, Butch and other iconic Disney characters as they face down bullies, great and small.

“MONSTERS AT WORK” (Season Two)
Produced by: Disney Television Animation
Executive Producer: Kevin Deters
Producer: Melissa Kurtz
Supervising Director: Stevie Wermers

Produced by Disney Television Animation, “Monsters at Work” is inspired by the world of Pixar’s Academy Award®-winning “Monsters, Inc.” and introduces new monster characters alongside returning favorites. In season two, Tylor’s journey as a Jokester and his friendship with Val face the ultimate test. When new doors of opportunity unexpectedly open at rival energy company FearCo, Tylor’s co-workers at Monsters Inc. begin to question where his loyalties truly lie. As his Laugh Floor partnership with Val is pushed to the brink, Tylor must discover where he really belongs. The series’ star-studded cast—including Billy Crystal (Mike Wazowski), John Goodman (James P. “Sulley” Sullivan), Ben Feldman (Tylor Tuskmon), Mindy Kaling (Val Little), Henry Winkler (Fritz), Lucas Neff (Duncan) and Alanna Ubach (Cutter)—will all be returning for the second season.

“MARVEL’S SPIDEY AND HIS AMAZING FRIENDS” (Season Three)
Produced by: Disney Junior and Marvel Studios in association with Atomic Cartoons
Executive Producer: Harrison Wilcox
Supervising Producer: Steve Grover
Co-Executive Producer: Bart Jennett
Co-Producer/Story Editor: Becca Topol

The first full-length Marvel series for preschoolers, “Marvel’s Spidey and his Amazing Friends” follows the adventures of Peter Parker, Gwen Stacy and Miles Morales as they team up with Hulk, Ms. Marvel and Black Panther to defeat foes like Rhino, Doc Ock and Green Goblin and learn that teamwork is the best way to save the day.

Season two of the hit series premieres this August and will include the addition of Iron Man/Tony Stark (voiced by John Stamos), Ant-Man (voiced by Sean Giambrone), Wasp (voiced by Maya Tuttle), Reptil (voiced by Hoku Ramirez), Black Cat (voiced by Jaiden Klein), Sandman (voiced by Tom Wilson) and Electro (voiced by Stephanie Lemelin).

“MICKEY MOUSE FUNHOUSE” (Season Three)
Produced by: Disney Television Animation
Executive Producer/Supervising Director: Phil Weinstein
Co-Executive Producer/Supervising Story Editor: Thomas Hart
Producer: Steve Walby

The whimsical animated series “Mickey Mouse Funhouse” introduces preschoolers’ first pal, Mickey Mouse, and his friends—Minnie, Goofy, Donald, Daisy and Pluto—to Funny, an enchanted talking playhouse who takes the Sensational Six on adventures of all types to unique worlds that inspire the imagination. Designed to inspire kids to expand their creative play, encourage wish fulfillment and impart lessons of friendship and ingenuity, each episode features two 11-minute stories separated by a midway stretch break.

A 22-minute special, “Mickey Mouse Funhouse: Pirate Adventure,” is set to premiere this August and features legendary pirate Captain Salty Bones (voiced by John Stamos) as he invites Mickey, Minnie and friends to join the biggest treasure hunt ever and see if they can become true pirates.

ADDITIONAL EPISODE ORDERS (PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED TITLES):

“HAMSTER & GRETEL” (Additional 10 Episodes Ordered, Bringing the Season One Total to 30)
Produced by: Disney Television Animation
Creator/Executive Producer: Dan Povenmire
Producer: Brandi Young

From Emmy Award-winning Dan Povenmire (of the beloved global hit series “Phineas and Ferb”), “Hamster & Gretel” introduces Kevin and younger sister Gretel, who are about to be bestowed superpowers by space aliens. But something goes awry, and it’s Gretel and her pet hamster (named Hamster) who suddenly have new abilities. Now, protective older brother Kevin must figure out how to work with both Gretel and her pet Hamster to protect their city from mysterious dangers.

“KIFF” (Additional 10 Episodes Ordered, Bringing Season One Total to 30)
Produced by: Titmouse in association with Disney Channel
Creators/Executive Producers: Lucy Heavens and Nic Smal
Co-Producer/Story Editor: Kent Osborne

From South African creators Lucy Heavens and Nic Smal, “Kiff” is set in the bustling mountains where you’ll find animals and magical creatures living happily together, and at the center of it all is Kiff, an optimistic squirrel whose best intentions often lead to complete chaos. Along with her best friend, Barry, a sweet and mellow bunny, this duo takes their town by storm with their endless adventures and zest for life.

“HAILEY’S ON IT” (Additional 10 Episodes Ordered, Bringing Season One Total to 30)
Produced by: Disney Television Animation
Creators/Executive Producers: Devin Bunje and Nick Stanton
Producer: Wade Wisinski

Starring Auli’i Cravalho (Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Moana”) as the voice of title character Hailey and Manny Jacinto (Hulu’s “Nine Perfect Strangers,” “The Good Place”) as her best friend, Scott, “Hailey’s On It,” follows Hailey Banks, a risk-averse but resourceful teenager on a mission to complete every item on her long list of challenging (and sometimes impractical) tasks in order to save the world. Hailey will be pushed outside her comfort zone to discover the greatness within as she systematically conquers her fears, whether she is winning a sand-building competition, wrestling a honey badger, eating a raw onion, or facing her ever-growing and complicated feelings toward her best friend, Scott.

“PRIMOS” (Additional 10 Episodes Ordered, Bringing Season One Total to 30)
Produced by: Disney Television Animation
Creator/Executive Producer: Natasha Kline
Producer: Philip Cohen

Inspired by creator/executive producer Natasha Kline’s childhood experiences with her extended multicultural Mexican American family, the series introduces Tater, an eccentric 10-year-old girl with big dreams and, unbeknownst to her, a certain “it factor” that makes her exceptional. When her 12 cousins (“primos” in Spanish) move in for the summer, they help her discover just what it is.

ADDITIONAL NEWS:

During the presentation, Ayo Davis gave Annecy attendees sneak peeks at the recently announced “Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures,” the first full-length Star Wars series for preschoolers premiering on Disney Junior and Disney+ in spring 2023, as well as “Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur,” which follows the adventures of 13-year-old super-genius Lunella Lafayette and her 10-ton T-Rex, Devil Dinosaur. She also showed a clip from the upcoming Disney Original Documentary “Mickey: The Story of a Mouse.”

Alyssa Sapire gave an update on the upcoming Disney Junior slate, which includes “Eureka!,” “Firebuds,” “SuperKitties,” “Kindergarten: The Musical,” “Hey A.J.” and “RoboGobo”; and Meredith Roberts spoke about some of the current hits for Disney Television Animation including “Big City Greens,” “The Owl House,” “The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse” and “The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder.“

Orion Ross spoke about the ongoing importance of co-productions and creative partnerships with leading independent studios across the EMEA region on current and upcoming series, including “Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir,” “Ghost Force,” “The Unstoppable Yellow Yeti” and “Viking Skool.”

NOTES TO EDITORS

About Disney+:
Disney+ is the dedicated streaming home for movies and shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic, along with The Simpsons and much more. In select international markets, it also includes the new general entertainment content brand, Star. The flagship direct-to-consumer streaming service from The Walt Disney Company, Disney+ is part of the Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution segment. The service offers commercial-free streaming alongside an ever-growing collection of exclusive originals, including feature-length films, documentaries, live-action and animated series, and short-form content. With unprecedented access to Disney’s long history of incredible film and television entertainment, Disney+ is also the exclusive streaming home for the newest releases from The Walt Disney Studios. Disney+ is available as a standalone streaming service or as part of The Disney Bundle that gives subscribers access to Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+. For more, visit disneyplus.com, or find the Disney+ app on most mobile and connected TV devices.

About Disney Branded Television
Disney Branded Television encompasses the creative storytellers, and production and marketing teams responsible for Disney-branded television series, movies and other programming spanning live-action, animated and unscripted formats. The group helps fuel the Disney+ streaming platform and Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior linear networks with content geared toward kids, tweens, teens and families, with stories that are imaginative, aspirational and reflective of their world and experiences. Recent projects include “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series,” “Monsters at Work,” “The Mysterious Benedict Society” and “Marvel’s Spidey and his Amazing Friends.” Disney Branded Television has created some of the most iconic and award-winning properties and franchises, including Peabody Award winners “Doc McStuffins” and “The Owl House”; Emmy® Award winners “Big City Greens” and “Elena of Avalor”; the beloved “Mickey Mouse” cartoon shorts plus the Disney Channel Original Movie (DCOM) franchise, comprised of more than 100 titles.



Video: Disney+ Celebrates the Wonder and Diversity of North America’s Picturesque Landscapes





Video: Disney+ Celebrates the Wonder and Diversity of North America’s Picturesque Landscapes and Amazing Animals in the Trailer of “America the Beautiful” from National Geographic
As part of their Independence Day celebration this summer, all six episodes will stream Monday, July 4, exclusively on Disney+.
[via press release from Disney+]
DISNEY+ CELEBRATES THE WONDER AND DIVERSITY OF NORTH AMERICA’S PICTURESQUE LANDSCAPES AND AMAZING ANIMALS IN THE TRAILER OF “AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL” FROM NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

From the Award-Winning Producers of ‘Planet Earth,’ This New Series Is Narrated by Emmy(R)-Nominated Actor and Producer Michael B. Jordan

The Six-Part Series Is the First to Utilize Cinema-Grade Cameras on Fighter Jets to Reveal Epic Imagery and Features an Original Soundtrack With Performances From Indigenous Musicians

‘America the Beautiful’ Streams July 4 Only On Disney+

BURBANK, Calif. (June 13, 2022) – Disney+ debuted the trailer for its newest original series from National Geographic, “America the Beautiful.” As part of their Independence Day celebration this summer, all six episodes will stream Monday, July 4, exclusively on Disney+. Narrated by Emmy(R)-nominated actor and producer Michael B. Jordan (“Black Panther,” “Creed”), the documentary series takes viewers on an epic journey across North America’s most spectacular regions to witness the breathtaking landscapes of the most diverse land on Earth while showcasing its many unique creatures. The goal is to inspire audiences to conserve the precious habitats and inhabitants found in our own backyards.

From the multiple BAFTA- and Emmy Award(R)-winning team of Vanessa Berlowitz and Mark Linfield (“Planet Earth,” “Frozen Planet”) at Wildstar Films, “America the Beautiful” is the first natural history series to place cinema-grade cameras on fighter jets, taking viewers on a jaw-dropping ride through some of the most impressive scenery on Earth, revealing rich and textured worlds that are unique to the continent. The jet-mounted cameras show how America’s landscapes fit together and shape one another: a single shot can reveal how the Sierra mountains made the Mojave Desert or the Colorado River carved the Grand Canyon. The same aerial system proved a revelation for also filming wild weather, enabling footage of supercells and tornados from close range. For the series, National Geographic has purchased carbon credits from projects that reduce emissions, benefit communities, and support biodiversity to compensate for production emissions, including the emissions of the aircraft used in filming.

Each episode of “America The Beautiful” showcases smart and brave animal heroes of all sizes – from grizzlies to bald eagles, mountain lions to honeypot ants – whose funny and amazing antics are brought to life with character-led storytelling. To capture elusive and never before seen animal behaviors on the ground, a new generation of remote cameras and gyro-stabilized cameras were used. In the final episode, to celebrate the human conservation heroes of America, producers worked directly with Indigenous tribes such as the Chippewa Cree of Rocky Boy Reservation in Montana to film bison reintroduction and the Gwich’in people of Alaska to document the battle to protect the arctic refuge from oil exploration.

The six-part series features an inspiring soundtrack that not only evokes pride but also the diversity of America. The score was composed by Joseph Trapanese. Music from the series features performances from Ojibwe powwow singer Joe Rainey Sr., Native drum maker and singer Dylan Jennings (Bizhikiins-Young Buffalo), Italian Korean American violinist Lucia Micarelli, Black American bluesman Leonard “Lowdown” Brown, Los Angeles-based multiethnic vocal ensemble Tonality lead by Black American conductor Alexander Blake, and more. Drummer and supporting vocalist from Bon Iver, S. Carey co-wrote and produced the album’s theme music alongside Trapanese.

All six episodes are available to stream on July 4, only on Disney+:

Land of Heroes

Never-before-seen stories of heroic animals – endearing, majestic and downright bizarre – play out against a breathtaking backdrop of America’s most iconic landscapes. Aerial cameras take viewers on a thrilling journey from the ice caps to the desert, from sea to shining sea. From grizzlies hunting caribou in the Alaskan mountains to prairie dogs battling a tornado, find out what it takes to be an American hero.

Waterland

The wetlands of the southeastern USA are a magical world where the boundary between land and water is blurred. Black bears must carry their tiny cubs through gator-infested swamps while dolphins hurl themselves onto land to hunt. Here, Florida panthers have fought their way back from extinction, with a little help from humans, while tiny mice work to protect our shoreline from deadly hurricanes.

Northland

The north of America is a world of rugged mountains, including Denali, the highest peak on the continent, and sweeping Arctic tundra. Up here, the wild heroes, from grizzly bears to musk oxen to beavers to bald eagles, must battle through the continent’s most brutal winter, lit only by the ethereal beauty of the northern lights. For those who can make it, a spectacular summer of plenty awaits.

Wild West

The southwestern USA, the setting for some of the most famous desert landscapes on our planet, is a world of animal heroes who can overcome anything that’s thrown at them, from the baking desert to the mighty Pacific Ocean. Mountain lions patrol the Grand Canyon looking for mates, gray whales tackle the longest mammal migration on Earth, and hummingbird supermoms raise chicks in the blistering heat.

Heartland

The heart of America experiences the biggest temperature swings and the wildest storms on the planet. Life here has to endure four seasons in a day – sometimes in an hour! A cast of all-American heroes, from bison to wolves, burrowing owls to bobcats, uses courage, strength and cunning to overcome the elements and make a living in this wild and beautiful land.

Brave New World

Across North America, a growing band of wildlife heroes is fighting to preserve our most iconic animals and wildest places. Whether the battle is to rewild the northern prairies, save our rarest big cat or restore an underwater forest, these champions are everyday people of all ages and from all walks of life, sharing one thing in common: They care enough to make a difference.

“America The Beautiful” is produced by Wildstar Films for National Geographic. For Wildstar, executive producers are multiple BAFTA- and Emmy Award-winning Mark Linfield and Vanessa Berlowitz (“Planet Earth,” “Frozen Planet”). The showrunner is Dan Rees (“Frozen Planet,” “Atlantic”). Ashley Hoppin is executive producer for National Geographic.
Twitter: @DisneyPlus Instagram: @DisneyPlus Facebook: @DisneyPlus TikTok: @DisneyPlus #AmericaTheBeautifulSeries

About Disney+

Disney+ is the dedicated streaming home for movies and shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic, along with The Simpsons and much more. In select international markets, it also includes the new general entertainment content brand, Star. The flagship direct-to-consumer streaming service from The Walt Disney Company, Disney+ is part of the Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution segment. The service offers commercial-free streaming alongside an ever-growing collection of exclusive originals, including feature-length films, documentaries, live-action and animated series, and short-form content. With unprecedented access to Disney’s long history of incredible film and television entertainment, Disney+ is also the exclusive streaming home for the newest releases from The Walt Disney Studios. Disney+ is available as a standalone streaming service or as part of The Disney Bundle that gives subscribers access to Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+. For more, visit disneyplus.com, or find the Disney+ app on most mobile and connected TV devices.



Original Documentary “Beyond Infinity: Buzz and the Journey to Lightyear” Now Streaming





Original Documentary “Beyond Infinity: Buzz and the Journey to Lightyear” Now Streaming on Disney+
The special explores the evolution of an icon, tracing Buzz Lightyear’s route from toy to the hero featured in the new film.
[via press release from Disney+]
ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY “BEYOND INFINITY: BUZZ AND THE JOURNEY TO LIGHTYEAR” NOW STREAMING ON DISNEY+

Trailer and Key Art Now Available for Pixar Animation Studios’ New Documentary

To celebrate the one week countdown to the theatrical release of Disney and Pixar’s “Lightyear,” Disney+ invites fans to explore the history of Buzz Lightyear and get a sneak peek at the making of the all-new film. Pixar Animation Studios’ “Beyond Infinity: Buzz and the Journey to Lightyear” explores the evolution of an icon, tracing Buzz Lightyear’s route from toy to the hero featured in the new film. Check out the trailer and key art celebrating today’s launch of the documentary on Disney+.

Featuring filmmakers, storytellers, artists and members of the “Lightyear” voice cast, “Beyond Infinity: Buzz and the Journey to Lightyear” details how Buzz’s original action-figure design was realized, and how that look was translated years later into a human hero. Delving into the cultural impact of the galaxy’s most famous Space Ranger and his significance to Pixar filmmakers, this doc grapples with what actually is beyond infinity. It is directed by Tony Kaplan and produced by Sureena Mann.

Opening in theaters in one week (June 17), “Lightyear” – the definitive origin story of Buzz Lightyear (voice of Chris Evans), the hero who inspired the toy – follows the legendary Space Ranger on an intergalactic adventure. The film is directed by Angus MacLane (co-director “Finding Dory”) and produced by Galyn Susman (“Toy Story That Time Forgot”).

Twitter: @DisneyPlus / @PixarsLightyear Instagram: @DisneyPlus / @PixarsLightyear Facebook: @DisneyPlus / @PixarsLightyear TikTok: @DisneyPlus Hashtag: #DisneyPlus #Lightyear

About Disney+

Disney+ is the dedicated streaming home for movies and shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic, along with The Simpsons and much more. In select international markets, it also includes the new general entertainment content brand, Star. The flagship direct-to-consumer streaming service from The Walt Disney Company, Disney+ is part of the Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution segment. The service offers commercial-free streaming alongside an ever-growing collection of exclusive originals, including feature-length films, documentaries, live-action and animated series, and short-form content. With unprecedented access to Disney’s long history of incredible film and television entertainment, Disney+ is also the exclusive streaming home for the newest releases from The Walt Disney Studios. Disney+ is available as a standalone streaming service or as part of The Disney Bundle that gives subscribers access to Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+. For more, visit disneyplus.com, or find the Disney+ app on most mobile and connected TV devices.



Saara Chaudry and Anders Holm Join Musical Comedy “The Muppets Mayhem” for Disney+





Saara Chaudry and Anders Holm Join Musical Comedy “The Muppets Mayhem” for Disney+
They join previously announced stars Lilly Singh and Tahj Mowry.
[via press release from Disney+]
SAARA CHAUDRY AND ANDERS HOLM JOIN MUSICAL COMEDY “THE MUPPETS MAYHEM” FOR DISNEY+
BURBANK, Calif. (June 9, 2022) – Disney+ announced today that Saara Chaudry (“The Mysterious Benedict Society,” “Holly Hobbie”) and Anders Holm (“Workaholics,” “Inventing Anna”) have been cast as Hannah and JJ in the highly anticipated live-action series, “The Muppets Mayhem,” joining previously announced stars, Lilly Singh (“A Little Late with Lilly Singh,” “Dollface”) and Tahj Mowry (“Smart Guy,” “Baby Daddy”).

The comedy series follows The Electric Mayhem Band – Dr. Teeth on vocals and keyboards, Animal on drums, Floyd Pepper on vocals and bass, Janice on vocals and lead guitar, Zoot on saxophone and Lips on trumpet – on an epic, music-filled journey to record their first-ever studio album. With the help of a driven young music executive, Nora Gibbs (Singh), the old-school Muppet band comes face to face with the current day music scene as they try to finally go platinum.

Chaudry will star as series regular Hannah, Nora’s younger and arguably more accomplished sister. Raised in the era of likes, shares and the idea that “if it wasn’t posted, it didn’t happen,” Hannah translated her e-acumen and talent for enthusiastic and aspirational make-up videos into a burgeoning social media empire, complete with a legion of “Fan-a-Hannahs.” Her success has unfortunately upended her dynamic with Nora.

Holm was cast as recurring guest star JJ, a formerly sheepish, nerdy intern-turned uber-cool, tech entrepreneur who happens to be Nora’s ex. On the surface, his ambition knows no bounds, but the real JJ underneath still hopes to win back Nora.

Best known as co-creator, writer, and star of the hit Comedy Central show “Workaholics,” which ran for seven seasons, Holm can currently be seen in the Netflix miniseries “Inventing Anna” based on the New York Magazine article about Anna Delvey, the fake heiress. He hosts the “This is Important” podcast with fellow “Workaholics” creators Adam Devine, Blake Anderson and Kyle Newacheck and will soon be seen in “About My Father” alongside Sebastian Maniscalco and Robert De Niro and Paramount+ rom-com “At Midnight.” Other projects Holm has starred in includes NBC’s “Champions,” created by Mindy Kaling and Charlie Grandy, Netflix comedy “The Package” as well as Netflix’s “Game Over, Man!” which he wrote and starred in alongside Adam Devine and Blake Anderson. Holm also served as a producer on the movie with Devine, Anderson and Kyle Newacheck who collectively form the comedy group Mail Order Comedy. Holm’s other credits include roles in Judy Greer’s “A Happening of Monumental Proportions,” New Line’s romantic comedy “How to be Single,” Nancy Meyers’ “The Intern” and a scene-stealing recurring role as Pastor Casey in Hulu’s “The Mindy Project.” He has also had roles starring in the Sundance hit “Unexpected” and was seen in Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Inherent Vice,” Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s “The Interview” and the Chris Rock vehicle “Top Five.”

Chaudry is an ACTRA and three-time Canadian Screen Award winning actor and singer who began her career with small parts in TV productions such as “Degrassi: The Next Generation.” She made her theatre debut as Little Cosette in the 25th anniversary production of “Les Miserables” after which she returned to television in roles such as Howie on Nickelodeon’s “Max & Shred,” Amy on Daytime Emmy Award-nominated series “Holly Hobbie,” Saara in Daytime Emmy Award and Canadian Screen Award-winning series “Dino Dana” as well as Martina Crowe in Disney+ series “The Mysterious Benedict Society.” Chaudry was nominated for a 2017 Canadian Screen Award for her role as “Clara” in the Canadian Screen Award winning animated movie, “The Curse of Clara: A Holiday Tale” and voices Parvana in the Oscar, Golden Globe and Canadian Screen Award nominated feature film, “The Breadwinner,” for which she received the ACTRA award for best voice performance and was nominated for an Annie Award. She also voices roles in Netflix’s “Charlie’s Colorforms City,” “PAW Patrol: The Movie,” “Bakugan: Battle Planet,” “Let’s Go Luna!” “The Dog & Pony Show,” “Rosie’s Rules” and upcoming series, “Daniel Spellbound.”

“The Muppets Mayhem” is developed by Adam F. Goldberg, Bill Barretta and Jeff Yorkes based on characters created by Jim Henson. It is written by Adam F. Goldberg (“The Goldbergs”), Bill Barretta (“The Muppets,” “Muppets Haunted Mansion”) and Jeff Yorkes, the executive producers are Goldberg, Barretta, Michael Bostick and Kris Eber. Yorkes is a co-executive producer. The Muppets Studio’s David Lightbody and Leigh Slaughter are also executive producers.

The Disney Branded Television series is produced by ABC Signature and The Muppets Studio for Disney+.

About Disney+

Disney+ is the dedicated streaming home for movies and shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic, along with The Simpsons and much more. In select international markets, it also includes the new general entertainment content brand, Star. The flagship direct-to-consumer streaming service from The Walt Disney Company, Disney+ is part of the Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution segment. The service offers commercial-free streaming alongside an ever-growing collection of exclusive originals, including feature-length films, documentaries, live-action and animated series, and short-form content. With unprecedented access to Disney’s long history of incredible film and television entertainment, Disney+ is also the exclusive streaming home for the newest releases from The Walt Disney Studios. Disney+ is available as a standalone streaming service or as part of The Disney Bundle that gives subscribers access to Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+. For more, visit disneyplus.com, or find the Disney+ app on most mobile and connected TV devices.

About Disney Branded Television

Disney Branded Television encompasses the creative storytellers and production and content marketing teams responsible for Disney-branded television series, movies and other programming spanning live-action, animated and unscripted formats. The group fuels the Disney+ streaming platform and Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior linear networks with content geared toward kids, tweens, teens and families, with stories that are imaginative, aspirational and reflective of their world and experiences. Recent projects include “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series,” “Monsters at Work,” “The Mysterious Benedict Society” and “Marvel’s Spidey and his Amazing Friends.” Disney Branded Television has created some of the most iconic and award-winning properties and franchises, including Peabody Award winners “Doc McStuffins” and “The Owl House”; Emmy Award winners “Big City Greens” and “Elena of Avalor”; the beloved “Mickey Mouse” cartoon shorts plus the Disney Channel Original Movie (DCOM) franchise, comprised of more than 100 titles.

About ABC Signature:

One of the Disney Television Studios, ABC Signature produces many of ABC Entertainment’s most significant hits, including “Grey’s Anatomy,” “black-ish,” and “Station 19”; co-productions “The Good Doctor,” “A Million Little Things,” “The Rookie,” and “Home Economics,” and late-night talk show “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” ABC Signature’s returning and upcoming series include Hulu’s co-production “Woke; “grown-ish” for Freeform; “The Wilds” for Amazon and “Godfather of Harlem” for EPIX. For streaming service Disney +, series include “The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers,” “Big Shot” and the upcoming “National Treasure: Edge of History” and “The Muppets Mayhem.”



Disney+ Unveils Key Art and Launch Date for Marvel Studios’ “I Am Groot” Shorts





Disney+ Unveils Key Art and Launch Date for Marvel Studios’ “I Am Groot” Shorts
“I Am Groot” is a collection of five original shorts starring Baby Groot, everyone’s favorite little tree, and will feature several new and unusual characters.
[via press release from Disney+]
DISNEY+ UNVEILS KEY ART AND LAUNCH DATE FOR MARVEL STUDIOS’ “I AM GROOT” SHORTS

Original Shorts Featuring Baby Groot Launch Exclusively on Disney+ August 10

Today, Disney+ announced that the latest Marvel Studios addition to their exciting summer lineup, “I Am Groot,” will launch on August 10. “I Am Groot” is a collection of five original shorts starring Baby Groot, everyone’s favorite little tree, and will feature several new and unusual characters. All five shorts will be available for viewers to watch upon launch.

There’s no guarding the galaxy from this mischievous toddler! So get ready as Baby Groot takes center stage in his very owns series, exploring his glory days growing up – and getting into trouble – among the stars.

Vin Diesel, who is the voice of Groot in the “Guardians of the Galaxy” franchise, voices Baby Groot. The writer/director is Kirsten Lepore, and the executive producers are Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Brad Winderbaum and James Gunn.

Twitter: @MarvelStudios / @DisneyPlus Instagram: @MarvelStudios / @DisneyPlus Facebook: @MarvelStudios / @DisneyPlus Hashtag: #IAmGroot #DisneyPlus

About Disney+

Disney+ is the dedicated streaming home for movies and shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic, along with The Simpsons and much more. In select international markets, it also includes the new general entertainment content brand, Star. The flagship direct-to-consumer streaming service from The Walt Disney Company, Disney+ is part of the Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution segment. The service offers commercial-free streaming alongside an ever-growing collection of exclusive originals, including feature-length films, documentaries, live-action and animated series, and short-form content. With unprecedented access to Disney’s long history of incredible film and television entertainment, Disney+ is also the exclusive streaming home for the newest releases from The Walt Disney Studios. Disney+ is available as a standalone streaming service or as part of The Disney Bundle that gives subscribers access to Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+. For more, visit disneyplus.com, or find the Disney+ app on most mobile and connected TV devices.