Disney Branded Television Presents New Halloween Programming





As a Pillar of Pumpkin Season, Disney Branded Television Presents New Halloween Programming for Kids and Families, Sunday, Sept. 25, Through Monday, Oct. 31, on Disney Channel, Disney Junior and Disney XD
— World Premiere of ‘Under Wraps 2’ To Debut Sunday, Sept. 25, on Disney Channel —

Disney, the leader in kids and family entertainment content, will present a pumpkin-spiced brew of Halloween stories that inspire and connect kids ages 2-14. Each day for more than a month, Disney Channel’s “Calling All The Monsters” and Disney Junior’s “Trick or Treats” programming events will serve as the premiere destination for Disney Branded Television’s Halloween-themed content, including the debut of the new Disney Channel Original Movie “Under Wraps 2” and new Halloween-themed “Raven’s Home,” “BUNK’D,” “The Villains of Valley View,” “Eureka!,” ”Mickey Mouse Funhouse” and “Firebuds” episodes and marathons for the whole family to enjoy from SUNDAY, SEPT. 25, through MONDAY, OCT. 31.

In its world premiere on SUNDAY, SEPT. 25 (8:00 p.m. EDT/PDT), “Under Wraps 2,” the sequel to the eerie-sistibly fun Halloween Disney Channel Original, picks up as Marshall (Malachi Barton), Gilbert (Christian J. Simon) and Amy (Sophia Hammons) are getting ready to attend a Halloween-themed wedding. However, plans soon go awry when the three friends discover their mummy pal Harold (Phil Wright) and his beloved Rose (Rryla McIntosh) may be in danger. “Under Wraps 2” will premiere on FRIDAY, SEPT. 30, on Disney+.

Beginning MONDAY, SEPT. 26, Disney Channel will air Halloween-themed movies every weeknight (8:00 p.m. EDT/PDT), including fan favorites “Hotel Transylvania,” “Hotel Transylvania 2,” “Hotel Transylvania 3,” “Halloweentown” and “Halloweentown II.”

Disney Channel will premiere chilling and thrilling episodes of hit series, including:

BUNK’D: Learning the Ropes “Bunkhouse of Horror”
SUNDAY, SEPT. 25, at 9:30 p.m. EDT on Disney Channel
A mysterious handyman tells the camp three spooky stories set on the ranch involving a cursed bracelet, a possessed scarecrow, and a magic wishing well.

Hamster & Gretel “The Nightmarionette”
SATURDAY, OCT. 1, at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Disney Channel
Hamster and Gretel battle a villain who projects people’s greatest fears before their eyes. With Kevin and Fred’s help, Gretel must face her biggest fears in order to defeat him.

The Villains of Valley View “Havoc-ween”
SUNDAY, OCT. 2, at 8:00 p.m. EDT on Disney Channel
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 12, on Disney+
Amy brings her mischievous body-snatching grandma to a party. Vic and Eva scam kids out of their candy until they come across a villain even bigger than themselves.

Raven’s Home “A Girl Called Tasha”
SUNDAY, OCT. 2, at 8:30 p.m. EDT on Disney Channel
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 19, on Disney+
Alice uses a spell to bring her doll, Tasha, to life. But when Tasha refuses to return to being a doll, Alice must enlist the help of Booker, Ivy and Neil.

The Worst Witch “The Three Impossibilities,” Season Four Premiere
FRIDAY, OCT. 21, at 4:30 p.m. EDT
Mildred must complete the Three Impossibilities by sunset in order to return to her old look, but first, she must find out what they are.

The Worst Witch “The Witching Hour Part 1/The Witching Hour Part 2,” Two-Part Season Finale
MONDAY, OCT. 31, at 4:00 p.m. EDT
Mildred is banished to Wormwood when her spell design goes horribly wrong, as Agatha uses Ethel to help seize power at Cackles. Agatha’s victims in vanishment will be recycled at midnight — unless Mildred and Co. can find a way to restore Miss Cackle to herself.

Viewers are also invited to Disney Channel for:

“Tim Burton’s The Corpse Bride,” SUNDAY, OCT. 9, at 7:00 p.m. EDT

“Spookiz,” WEDNESDAY, OCT. 19, at 1:00 p.m. EDT

“ZOMBIES 3 Alien Stories” encore special event, SUNDAY, OCT. 30, at 7:00 p.m. EDT

For preschoolers and parents/caregivers, special Halloween-themed episodes of favorite Disney Junior series premiere during a “Trick or Treats” week-long event beginning SUNDAY, SEPT. 25, including:

PJ Masks “Trick or Treat/Trick or Treat Part II”
SUNDAY, SEPT. 25, at 11:00 a.m. EDT on Disney Junior
Orticia gets carried away by tricking, not treating.

Minnie’s Bow-Toons “A Dark and Stormy Night at the Party Palace”
SUNDAY, SEPT. 25, at 11:25 a.m. EDT on Disney Junior
Daisy’s imagination gets the best of her when she mistakes a cute skunk for the Spooky Doodle Stink Monster.

Mickey Mouse Funhouse “The Magic Mansion”
MONDAY, SEPT. 26, at 11:00 a.m. EDT on Disney Junior
The Great Goofini tries a new magic trick using Daisy’s favorite stuffed animal.

Eureka! “Eurek-Or-Treat”
TUESDAY, SEPT. 27, at 11:00 a.m. EDT on Disney Junior
Eureka’s life-like spikosaurus costume gets stolen by a real spikosaurus.

Puppy Dog Pals “The Pumpkin King/The Elf Who Halloween’d”
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 28, at 11:00 a.m. EDT on Disney Junior
When the pumpkin king crown goes missing, the pets make it their mission to find it. Then, an elf friend is in town to experience Halloween, but the pets try too hard to show him how to have fun.

Mickey Mouse Funhouse “Fifty-Foot Pluto!”
THURSDAY, SEPT. 29, at 11:00 a.m. EDT on Disney Junior
Pluto becomes giant-size when he tries to help Franken-Pete get ready for the pumpkin carving contest.

Firebuds “The Not-So Haunted House/Halloween Heroes”
FRIDAY, SEPT. 30, at 10:30 a.m. EDT on Disney Channel and 11:00 a.m. EDT on Disney Junior
The Firebuds host a not-so-haunted house for little cars, but Iggy and Rod crash the party. Then, the Firebuds stop a Halloween candy bandit.

Lauren “Lolo” Spencer (“Give Me Liberty”) guest stars as Jayden’s sister, Jazzy and LaChanze (Broadway’s “The Color Purple”) recurs as Jayden’s mom, Jenna.

Additional Disney Junior Halloween episodes throughout the month include:

Mickey Mouse Funhouse “Ghosts of Haunted Gulch”
FRIDAY, OCT. 7, at 11:00 a.m. EDT on Disney Channel and 12:00 p.m. EDT on Disney Junior
Mickey and the gang get a call from Mayor Clarabelle, who needs help clearing spooky ghosts out of Sunny Gulch.

GRAMMY®-nominated country singer Mickey Guyton recurs as Wanda Warbler.

Dino Ranch “The Creepy Cryosaur”
FRIDAY, OCT. 14, at 9:45 a.m. EDT on Disney Junior
In the episode, Clara Tinhorn tries to scare the junior ranchers during their pumpkin patch harvest and gets a taste of her own medicine.

Beginning SUNDAY, SEPT. 25, Disney XD will present Halloween-themed episodes of fan-favorite shows:

“GhostForce” season one finale week is MONDAY, OCT. 3, through FRIDAY, OCT. 7, with new episodes daily on Disney XD at 5:00 p.m. EDT

“Tim Burton’s The Corpse Bride” on SUNDAY, OCT. 16, on Disney XD at 7:00 p.m. EDT

A “ZOMBIE-thon” special on MONDAY, OCT. 17, on Disney XD at 8:00 p.m. EDT

“Toy Story of Terror” will be presented throughout the month of October

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. 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.

*Source: NMR, 6/3-8/7/22, L+SD blended data, rank based on 000’s.

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Firebuds: Season 1 Fact Sheet on Disney Junior





Firebuds: Season 1 Fact Sheet
Title:
“Firebuds”

Network:
Disney Junior, Disney Channel and Disney+

Series Premiere Date:
Sept. 21, 2022

Synopsis:
Set in a fantastical world where talking vehicles live, work and play with the humans who drive them, Disney Branded Television’s “Firebuds” follows a boy and his firetruck as they team up with their first responder friends to help others in their community with problems, both big and small. Whether rescuing a young car that’s stuck in a tree, tracking down lost Dalmatian puppies or helping their neighbors stock up on emergency supplies during a blackout, the Firebuds highlight the importance of teamwork and helping your fellow citizens. Each episode is comprised of two 11-minute stories and features at least one new original song.

Voice Cast:
Lou Diamond Phillips as Chief Bill Bayani
Yvette Nicole Brown as Chief Faye Fireson
Declan Whaley as Bo
Terrence Little Gardenhigh as Flash
Vivian Vencer as Violet
Lily Sanfelippo as Axl
JeCobi Swain as Jayden
Caleb Paddock as Piston

Recurring Guest Voice Cast:
Padma Lakshmi as Chef Pavani
Melissa Rauch as Beth Bayani
Oscar Nuñez as Chef Fernando
José Andrés as Chef Al
LaChanze as Jenna
Brandon Victor Dixon as Jamal
Lauren “Lolo” Spencer as Jazzy
Natalie Morales as Val Vega-Vaughn
Allison Case as Viv Vega-Vaughn
Rich Sommer as Mr. Wexell
Atticus Shaffer as Wayne Riley
Antonia Thomas as Miss Coolidge

Guest Voice Cast:
Pamela Adlon as Principal Kagan
“Weird Al” Yankovic as Latch
Lisa Loeb as Laura
Patton Oswalt as Duke the Duckbus
Nat Faxon as Throttle
Ali Stroker as Gliderbella
Aimee Carrero as Marina Ramirez
Tatiana Lee as Ayanna
JB Tadena as Lolo Ben

Creator/Executive Producer:
Craig Gerber

Art Director:
Francis Giglio

Producer:
Craig Simpson

Story Editor:
Matt Hoverman

Supervising Director:
Robb Pratt

Episodic Directors:
Kris Wimberly
Julius Aguimatang

Writers:
Krystal Banzon
Leanna Dindal
Norma P. Sepulveda
Jeremy Shipp
Alyssa Stratton

Songwriter:
Beau Black

Music Composer:
Frederik Wiedmann

Consultants:
RespectAbility

Parental Guideline:
TV-Y



Disney Branded Television’s ‘The Owl House’ Kicks Off Its Final Three Specials





Disney Branded Television’s ‘The Owl House’ Kicks Off Its Final Three Specials Beginning Saturday, Oct. 15, on Disney Channel and Disney Xd

Disney Branded Television’s Peabody Award-winning “The Owl House” debuts the first of its final specials SATURDAY, OCT. 15 (9:00 p.m. EDT/PDT), with a simulcast on Disney Channel and Disney XD. Created and executive produced by Dana Terrace (Disney’s “DuckTales”), the 44-minute specials follow Luz’s journey to save the Boiling Isles from the evil Emperor Belos and the unpredictable Collector. The following two installments will premiere in 2023.

Picking up immediately following the events of the season two finale, the first special, “Thanks to Them,” finds Luz and her friends stuck in the human realm and willing to go to daring lengths to return to the Boiling Isles.

“The Owl House” follows Luz, a self-assured teenage girl who stumbles upon a portal to a magical realm where she befriends a rebellious witch, Eda, and a tiny warrior, King. Despite not having magical abilities, Luz pursues her dream of becoming a witch by serving as Eda’s apprentice at the Owl House and ultimately finds a new family in an unlikely setting. In 2021, the series won the prestigious Peabody Award in the Children & Youth category for “building a wildly inventive other world that makes room for everyone.”

Extensions for “The Owl House” include apparel and phone accessories that are available at Amazon.com/DisneyChannel, as well as two children’s books inspired by the series from Disney Publishing Group: “The Owl House: Witches Before Wizards” and “The Owl House: Hex-cellent Tales from The Boiling Isles,” both available at www.DisneyBooks.com.

The voice cast includes Sarah-Nicole Robles (“Star Darlings”) as Luz, Wendie Malick (“Just Shoot Me”) as Eda, Alex Hirsch (Disney’s “Gravity Falls”) as King and Hooty, Matthew Rhys (“The Americans”) as Emperor Belos, Issac Ryan Brown (Disney Channel’s “Raven’s Home”) as Gus, Tati Gabrielle (“Chilling Adventures of Sabrina”) as Willow, Mae Whitman (“Good Girls”) as Amity, Cissy Jones (“Little Big Awesome”) as Lilith, and Zeno Robinson (“Big City Greens”) as Hunter.

In addition to Terrace, Wade Wisinski (“Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!”) is producer, and Andy Garner-Flexner (“Adventure Time”) is art director. “The Owl House” is a production of Disney Television Animation and carries a TV-Y7 FV parental guideline.

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The Walt Disney Company Earns 26 Primetime Emmy® Awards Across 16 Titles





The Walt Disney Company Earns 26 Primetime Emmy® Awards Across 16 Titles, Including 22 Creative Arts Wins
Hulu Originals Scores 10 Wins, Tying Its Previous Record, Including Lead Actress and Lead Actor Nods

Disney+ Garners Nine Wins Across Five Titles

Disney+’s ‘Chip ‘n’ Dale: Rescue Rangers’ Becomes First Animated Film to Win Outstanding Television Movie and ‘The Beatles: Get Back’ Sweeps All Its Categories

The Walt Disney Company has won 26 Primetime Emmy® Awards across its content brands and studios, including ABC Entertainment, Disney+, Disney Television Studios’ 20th Television and ABC Signature, FX, FX Productions, Hulu Originals, Lucasfilm Ltd., Marvel Studios, National Geographic Content, Searchlight Television and Walt Disney Studios. Combined with last weekend’s Creative Arts Emmy wins and tonight’s broadcast, Disney’s streaming platforms earned a total of 19 wins, with Hulu and Disney+ receiving 10 and nine awards, respectively; and Disney Television Studios earned a total of 12 wins.

Disney+ and Walt Disney Studios’ “The Beatles: Get Back” swept all its nominated categories, including Outstanding Documentary Or Nonfiction Series; and the Disney+ Original “Chip ‘n’ Dale: Rescue Rangers” was named Outstanding Television Movie – the first best program win for the streamer and the first-time ever that an animated film has won in the category.

Hulu Originals tied its previous record and landed 10 wins again this year, with special firsts for Amanda Seyfried, who secured the Lead Actress win in Hulu, 20th Television and Searchlight Television’s “The Dropout”; Michael Keaton, who won for Lead Actor in Hulu and 20th Television’s “Dopesick”; and Nathan Lane, who celebrated his Guest Actor nod in Hulu and 20th Television’s “Only Murders in the Building,” the most-watched comedy series in the streamer’s history to date.

ABC and 20th Television’s freshman hit series “Abbott Elementary” garnered wins including executive producer, creator and star Quinta Brunson for Writing for a Comedy Series and Sheryl Lee Ralph for Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series.

A complete list of all The Walt Disney Company wins follows below.

2022 PRIMETIME EMMY AWARD WINS

The Beatles: Get Back (Disney+)
5 Wins

Outstanding Documentary Or Nonfiction Series
Outstanding Directing For A Documentary/Nonfiction Program — “Part 3: Days 17-22”
Outstanding Picture Editing For A Nonfiction Program — “Part 3: Days 17-22”
Outstanding Sound Editing For A Nonfiction Or Reality Program (Single Or Multi-Camera) — “Part 3: Days 17-22”
Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Nonfiction Or Reality Program (Single or Multi-Camera) — “Part 3: Days 17-22”
Abbott Elementary (ABC / 20th Television)
3 Wins

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series — Sheryl Lee Ralph
Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Series — Quinta Brunson
Outstanding Casting For A Comedy Series
Only Murders in the Building (Hulu / 20th Television)
3 Wins

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series — Nathan Lane
Outstanding Production Design For A Narrative Program (Half-Hour) — “True Crime”
Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (Half-Hour) And Animation — “The Boy From 6B”
Dopesick (Hulu / 20th Television)
2 Wins

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Limited Or Anthology Series Or Movie — Michael Keaton
Outstanding Cinematography For A Limited Or Anthology Series Or Movie — “Breakthrough Pain”
How I Met Your Father (Hulu / 20th Television)
2 Wins

Outstanding Cinematography For A Multi-Camera Series – “Pilot”
Outstanding Multi-Camera Picture Editing For A Comedy Series — “Timing is Everything”
Atlanta (FX / FX Productions)
1 Win

Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series (Half-Hour) — “Three Slaps”
The Book of Boba Fett (Disney+ / Lucasfilm Ltd.)
1 Win

Outstanding Special Visual Effects In A Season Or A Movie
Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers (Disney+ / Walt Disney Studios)
1 Win

Outstanding Television Movie
The Dropout (Hulu / 20th Television / Searchlight Television)
1 Win

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Limited Or Anthology Series Or Movie — Amanda Seyfried
The Great (Hulu)
1 Win

Outstanding Period Costumes — “Five Days”
Impeachment: American Crime Story (FX / 20th Television / FX Productions)
1 Win

Outstanding Contemporary Hairstyling — “The Assassination Of Monica Lewinsky”
Life Below Zero (National Geographic)
1 Win

Outstanding Cinematography For A Reality Program — “Fire In The Sky”
Moon Knight (Disney+ / Marvel Studios)
1 Win

Outstanding Sound Editing For A Limited Or Anthology Series, Movie Or Special — “Gods and Monsters”
Pam & Tommy (Hulu)
1 Win

Outstanding Period And/Or Character Makeup (Non-Prosthetic) — “Jane Fonda”
What If…? (Disney+ / Marvel Studios)
1 Win

Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance — Chadwick Boseman
What We Do in the Shadows (FX / FX Productions)
1 Win

Outstanding Fantasy/Sci-Fi Costumes — “The Wellness Center”



Disney Branded Television Debuts New Content and Unveils Key Projects





Video: Disney Branded Television Debuts New Content and Unveils Key Projects for Disney+, Disney Channel and Disney Junior During Disney’s Epic Entertainment Showcase: The Musical: The Extravaganza! At D23 Expo 2022
Check out the latest looks at “Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur,” “The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder,” “National Treasure: Edge of History,” “The Santa Clauses” and more!
[via press release from Disney Branded Television]
Disney Branded Television Debuts New Content and Unveils Key Projects for Disney+, Disney Channel and Disney Junior During Disney’s Epic Entertainment Showcase: The Musical: The Extravaganza! At D23 Expo 2022

Premiere Dates, Trailers and New Footage Revealed for:

Disney Channel’s ‘Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur’

Disney+ Original Series:

‘The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder’ Season 2,

‘National Treasure: Edge of History,’

‘The Santa Clauses,’ and More!

It’s Now or Never: ‘High School Musical 3: Senior Year’ Announced as Musical for Season 4 of Disney+’s ‘High School Musical: The Musical: The Series’

Lead Voice Cast Announced for ‘Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures’ – First Full-Length Animated Star Wars Series for Preschoolers

Set to Air 2023 on Disney Junior and Disney+

New Unscripted Holiday Specials for Disney+ Announced: ‘Best In Snow,’ ‘Pentatonix: Around the World for the Holidays’ and ‘The Hip Hop Nutcracker’

Disney Branded Television today revealed new projects and released never-before-seen content for its series and movies across Disney+, Disney Channel and Disney Junior during Disney’s Epic Entertainment Showcase: The Musical: The Extravaganza! at D23 Expo 2022 in Anaheim, California. The announcements were made by Disney Branded Television President Ayo Davis with some help from the casts and creative teams of current and upcoming series and movies across Disney+, Disney Channel and Disney Junior.

“At Disney Branded Television, we create shows full of magic, adventure, thrill and heart that resonate with audiences around the world,” said Davis. “Our announcements today spotlight the breadth and depth of our commitment to entertaining fans of all ages, across animation, live-action series and movies, unscripted and documentaries.”

Key premiere dates and trailers unveiled during the Showcase include the following:

· “American Born Chinese” – first look at the exciting new Disney+ Original series coming in 2023

· “Big Shot” – season two, all episodes streaming on Disney+ on Oct. 12

· “Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur” – debuts Feb. 10 on Disney Channel and shortly thereafter on Disney+ – first trailer released

· “National Treasure: Edge of History” – Disney+ Original series set to debut Dec. 14 with two episodes – trailer released

· “Prom Pact” – first look at new movie revealed

· “The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder” – season two premieres February 2023 on Disney+ announced with all-new trailer

· “The Santa Clauses” – Disney+ Original series debuts Nov. 16 with two episodes – first-look teaser released Other key announcements during the showcase included the following:

· Three new unscripted holiday specials announced for Disney+ streaming this holiday season: “Best in Snow,” an action-packed winter competition event hosted by Titus Burgess; “Pentatonix: Around the World for the Holidays,” following the superstar a cappella group as they work to find inspiration for their annual holiday album; and “The Hip Hop Nutcracker,” a modern reimagining of a holiday classic that fuses the worlds of hip-hop and classical music to put a fresh spin on a beloved tale.

· In season four of “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series,” after an epic summer at Camp Shallow Lake, the Wildcats return to East High where they will prepare a stage production of “High School Musical 3: Senior Year.” On their first day back, the principal announces that Disney has decided to make the long-awaited “High School Musical 4: The Reunion” movie on location at their beloved high school, and our Wildcats will be playing featured extras in the movie. It’s season four, and it’s now or never.

· New single “Can You Picture That?” from the upcoming Disney+ series “The Muppets Mayhem” released after The Electric Mayhem’s live performance of the musical number – https://disneymusic.lnk.to/CanYouPictureThat

· New details about “Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures” were shared with D23 Expo attendees about the upcoming series and two members of the lead voice cast – Jamaal Avery Jr. and Emma Berman – revealed.
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ADDITIONAL DETAILS FOR SERIES AND SPECIALS PRESENTED DURING THE SHOWCASE:

“American Born Chinese”

Coming to Disney+ in 2023 (DBT and 20th Television)

Based on the genre-hopping graphic novel by Gene Luen Yang, “American Born Chinese” tells the story of Jin Wang, an average teenager juggling his high school social life with his home life. When he meets a new student on the first day of the school year, even more worlds collide as Jin is unwittingly entangled in a battle of Chinese mythological gods. “American Born Chinese” stars Ben Wang as Jin Wang, Yeo Yann Yann as Christine Wang, Chin Han as Simon Wang, Ke Huy Quan as Freddy Wong, Jimmy Liu as Wei-Chen, Sydney Taylor as Amelia with Daniel Wu as Sun Wukong “The Monkey King” and Michelle Yeoh as Guanyin.

Emmy(R) Award-winning writer/producer Kelvin Yu (“Bob’s Burgers,” “Central Park”) serves as executive producer and showrunner. Destin Daniel Cretton (Marvel’s “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings,” “Short Term 12”) is set to direct and serves as executive producer, alongside Melvin Mar and Jake Kasdan (both of “Doogie Kamealoha, M.D.” for Disney+, and “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” and “Jumanji: The Next Level” feature films), Erin O’Malley (“Doogie Kamealoha, M.D.”), Asher Goldstein (“Short Term 12,” “Just Mercy”) and Gene Luen Yang. The Disney Branded Television series is produced by 20th Television, part of Disney Television Studios.

“Big Shot” Season Two

Premieres Oct. 12 on Disney+ (DBT and 20th Television)

Marvyn’s (John Stamos) latest plan toward relevance is to get his team broadcast on ESPN, and his method is to recruit an unlikely player: Ava (SaraEcheagaray), a gutsy beach volleyball phenom whose public tantrum got her ousted from her own sport. Between losing their assistant coach Holly Barrett (Jessalyn Gilsig) to a rival school, new friction amongst teammates, a sudden and unexpected proximity to boys, and off-the-court disasters that no one could’ve predicted this season, the Westbrook Sirens have even more to prove. “Big Shot” stars John Stamos (“You,” “The Little Mermaid Live”), Jessalyn Gilsig (Glee), Sophia Mitri Schloss (“Potato Dreams of America), Nell Verlaque (“Secrets in a Small Town), Tiana Le (“Just Add Magic”), Tisha Custodio, Cricket Wampler (“About A Boy”), Sara Echeagaray and Yvette Nicole Brown (“Community”). Executive producers and co-creators are David E. Kelley, Dean Lorey and Brad Garrett. Bill D’Elia also serves as executive producer. A Disney Branded Television series, “Big Shot” is produced by ABC Signature, part of Disney Television Studios.

“The Santa Clauses”

Premieres Nov.16 on Disney+, Two-episode premiere (DBT and 20th Television)

Scott Calvin is on the brink of his 65th birthday and realizing that he can’t be Santa forever. He’s suddenly starting to lose his Santa magic; and, more importantly, he’s got a family who could benefit from a life in the normal world, especially his two kids who have grown up at the North Pole. With a lot of elves, children and family to please, Scott sets out to find a suitable replacement Santa while preparing his family for a new adventure in a life south of the pole.

The Disney+ Original series “The Santa Clauses” stars Tim Allen, Elizabeth Mitchell, Elizabeth Allen-Dick, Devin Bright, Austin Kane, Matilda Lawler, Rupali Redd and Kal Penn. Award-winning Jack Burditt (“30 Rock,” “Modern Family”) is the executive producer and showrunner; and Tim Allen, in addition to starring, Kevin Hench (“Last Man Standing”), Richard Baker and Rick Messina will also serve as executive producers along with Jason Winer and Jon Radler for Small Dog Picture Company. The Disney Branded Television series is a production of 20th Television, part of Disney Television Studios.

“National Treasure: Edge of History”

Premieres Dec. 14 on Disney+, Two-episode premiere (DBT and 20th Television)

The Disney+ Original series “National Treasure” Edge of History” is an expansion of the “National Treasure” movie franchise told from the point of view of a young heroine, Jess – a brilliant and resourceful DREAMer in search of answers about her family – who embarks on the adventure of a lifetime to uncover the truth about the past and save a lost Pan-American treasure. “National Treasure” stars Lisette Olivera, Catherine Zeta-Jones (“Chicago”), Jake Austin Walker (“Rectify”), Jordan Rodrigues (“Lady Bird”), Zuri Reed (“Flatbush Misdemeanors”), Antonio Cipriano (“Jagged Little Pill”) and Lyndon Smith (“Parenthood”). Jerry Bruckheimer, Cormac & Marianne Wibberley, Jonathan Littman and KristieAnne Reed serve as executive producers on the series alongside Rick Muirragui, who also serves as a writer. Jon Turteltaub is also an executive producer. Mira Nair is directing and executive producing. A Disney Branded Television series, “National Treasure” is produced by ABC Signature, part of Disney Television Studios.

“Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur”

Premieres Feb. 10 on Disney Channel and streams shortly thereafter on Disney+ (DBT)

“Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur,” based on Marvel’s hit comic books, follows the adventures of 13-year-old super-genius Lunella Lafayette and her 10-ton T-Rex, Devil Dinosaur. After Lunella accidentally brings Devil Dinosaur into present-day New York City, the duo works together to protect the city’s Lower East Side from danger.

“Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur” stars Diamond White as Lunella (aka Moon Girl); Fred Tatasciore as Devil Dinosaur; Alfre Woodard as Lunella’s grandmother, Mimi; Libe Barer as Lunella’s best friend and manager, Casey; Sasheer Zamata as Lunella’s mom, Adria; Jermaine Fowler as Lunella’s dad, James Jr.; Gary Anthony Williams as Lunella’s grandfather, Pops; and series executive producer Laurence Fishburne in the recurring role of The Beyonder, a curious and mischievous trickster.

Produced by Disney Television Animation, the series is executive produced by Fishburne and Helen Sugland’s Cinema Gypsy Productions (ABC’s “black-ish” and “mixed-ish,” Freeform’s “grown-ish”) and Steve Loter (Disney’s “Kim Possible”). Rodney Clouden (“Futurama”) is supervising producer, Kate Kondell (“The Pirate Fairy”) and Jeffrey M. Howard (“Planes”) are co-producers and story editors, and Pilar Flynn (“Elena of Avalor”) is producer.

“Prom Pact”

Streaming Soon on Disney+ (DBT)

It’s the height of prom season, and high school senior Mandy Yang and her best friend and fellow outsider Ben are surrounded by over-the-top ’80s-themed promposals. However, Mandy keeps her eyes focused on a different goal: her lifelong dream of attending Harvard. When she finds out that she has been put on the waitlist, she is determined to do whatever she can do to get herself accepted, even if that means asking for help from the one person she abhors – popular all-star jock Graham Lansing, whose father is a powerful senator and Harvard alum. Once Mandy becomes Graham’s tutor, she begins to realize there’s more to him than she thought and perhaps something more to life than Harvard.

“Prom Pact” stars Peyton Elizabeth Lee as Mandy, Milo Manheim as Ben, Blake Draper as Graham, Monique Green as LaToya, Arica Himmel as Zenobia, Jason Sakaki as Charles, Margaret Cho as Ms. Chen, Wendi McLendon-Covey as Alyssa and David S. Jung as Tom.

Jake Kasdan (“Doogie Kamealoha, M.D.”), Melvin Mar (“Doogie Kamealoha, M.D.”), Julie Bowen (“Modern Family”) and Rachael Field (“Modern Family”) are executive producers on “Prom Pact”; and Anya Adams (“Ginny & Georgia”) directed the movie, which was written by Anthony Lombardo (“American Housewife”).

“The Muppets Mayhem”

Coming to Disney+ in 2023 (DBT and ABC Signature)

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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, the old-school Muppet band comes face-to-face with the current-day music scene as they try to finally go platinum. “The Muppets Mayhem” stars Lilly Singh (“Nora”), Tahj Mowry (“Moog”), Saara Chaudry (“Hannah”) as well as Anders Holm (“JJ”) in a recurring role.

“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, Bill Barretta 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, which is part of Disney Television Studios, and The Muppets Studio for Disney+.

“The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder”

Season Two Premieres February 2023 on Disney+ (Disney Television Animation)

“The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder” picks up the story of its central character, Penny Proud, and includes her madcap family: parents Oscar and Trudy, twin siblings BeBe and CeCe, and grandmother Suga Mama (and Puff!). Of course, it would not be “The Proud Family” without Penny’s loyal crew: Dijonay Jones, LaCienega Boulevardez, Zoey Howzer and Maya Leibowitz-Jenkins, among others.

Cast members reprising their roles from the original series and returning for season two are Kyla Pratt as Penny Proud, Tommy Davidson as Oscar Proud, Paula Jai Parker as Trudy Proud, JoMarie Payton as Suga Mama, Cedric the Entertainer as Uncle Bobby, Karen Malina White as Dijonay Jones, Soleil Moon Frye as Zoey Howzer, Alisa Reyes as LaCienega Boulevardez, Carlos Mencia as Felix Boulevardez, Maria Canals-Barrera as Sunset Boulevardez, Alvaro Gutierrez as Papi, Raquel Lee Bolleau as Nubia Gross and Marcus T. Paulk as Myron. Recurring new voices that will also return include Keke Palmer as Maya Leibowitz-Jenkins, Billy Porter and Zachary Quinto as Randall and Barry Leibowitz-Jenkins, EJ Johnson as Michael Collins, Asante Blackk as Kareem, Artist “A Boogie” Dubose as Francis “KG” Leibowitz-Jenkins, Bresha Webb as CeCe and Aiden Dodson as BeBe.

The series, a critically acclaimed revival of Disney’s groundbreaking “The Proud Family,” is executive produced by its creator Bruce W. Smith and Ralph Farquhar. Calvin Brown, Jr. (“Moesha”) is co-executive producer and story editor. Jan Hirota (“Big Hero 6 The Series”) is producer. Eastwood Wong (“Carmen Sandiego”) is art director, and directors are Latoya Raveneau (“Rise Up, Sing Out”), Rudi Bloss (“DC Super Hero Girls”) and Tara Nicole Whitaker (“Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventure”).

New Unscripted Holiday Specials

“Best in Snow”

Coming This Holiday Season to Disney+ (Six West Media and Milojo Productions)

“Best in Snow” is a festive holiday special, hosted by Tituss Burgess, featuring teams from around the world transported to a magical snowy village, Snowdome, and thrown into a spirited competition to compete for the title of Best in Snow. With the help of Snowdome’s finest carvers, teams will transform their 10-foot, 20-ton blocks of snow into beautiful creations inspired by Pixar, Marvel, Walt Disney Animation, Walt Disney Studios and The Muppets Studio. The teams will take family favorites such as Moana, Coco and The Lion King, and bring the characters to life in a way you’ve never seen before – in snow! Spectacular snow sculptures and lively musical performances from Tituss Burgess, Kermit the Frog and DCappella make this an action-packed winter event for the entire family.

Produced by Six West Media and Milojo Productions. Executive producers are Kelly Ripa, Mark Consuelos, Steve Ascher, Albert Bianchini, Allie Breslin, Jessica Conway, Josh Greenberg (and showrunner) and Tabitha Hanson-Obtulowicz. Michael Halpern is a producer, and the special was directed by Sam Wrench.

Cast includes Tituss Burgess as Mayor Frostifer von Fjord, Kermit the Frog and Disney’s DCapella as the Town Carolers.

“Pentatonix: Around the World for the Holidays”

Coming This Holiday Season to Disney+ (Done+Dusted)

Superstar a capella group Pentatonix is struggling to find inspiration for their annual holiday album, and the clock is ticking. To make matters worse, their well-intentioned but misguided manager mistakenly locks them in a magic mailroom. But with the help of some Disney magic, we’re soon on a whirlwind tour around the world, discovering holiday traditions and inspiration from Pentatonix fans all around the globe: from Tokyo to Grenada, Ghana to Mexico and Iceland. The fun-filled journey leads the group to realize that wherever we find ourselves, the holidays offer the perfect opportunity to discover how much we have in common and that it really is a small world after all!

Produced by Done+Dusted, executive producers are Ashley Edens, David Jammy, Katy Mullan.

Cast includes Pentatonix – Mitch Grassi, Scott Hoying, Kirstin Maldonado, Kevin Olusola, Matt Sallee and Nico Santos as manager.

“The Hip Hop Nutcracker”

Coming This Holiday Season to Disney+ (Done+Dusted)

Run-D.M.C.’s Rev Run brings us along for a hip-hop reimagining of The Nutcracker ballet set in New York City. It’s the night of the annual New Year’s Eve block party and Maria-Clara’s (Caché Melvin) mom and pop (Allison Holker Boss and Stephen “tWitch’ Boss) aren’t getting along … and it’s bringing her down. Maria-Clara embarks on a holiday adventure to bring her parents back together, finding help along the way from the magical toymaker, Drosselmeyer (Comfort Fedoke), and the Nutcracker (Du-Shant “Fik-shun” Stegall) whom she brings to life.

Maria-Clara’s journey takes her from the streets of New York to fantasy worlds where she battles with mice and toy soldiers (Viktor White, BDash, Kevin “Konkrete” Davis”), and back in time to the Land of Sweets in order to find the key to unlock her holiday wish. Will it be enough to rekindle her parents’ lost love before the clock strikes midnight? The special features best-in-class dancers Mikhail Baryshnikov, Tiler Peck, KidaTheGreat AKA Kida Burns, the Jabbawockeez as magical snowflakes, and more.

Produced by Done+Dusted, executive producers are Raj Kapoor, Katy Mullan, Jennifer Weber, Eva Price and NappyTabs. Choreographers include NappyTabs, Hokuto “HOK” Konishi, Phillip Chbeeb, Makenzie Dustman, Luther Brown, D-Trix and Jennifer Weber.

Nikki Parsons is director. The Disney+ Original special “The Hip Hop Nutcracker” is inspired by the live stage phenomenon touring America this holiday season.

Cast:

Rev Run – Neighborhood MC/Narrator

Caché Melvin – Maria-Clara

Du-Shaunt “Fik-Shun” Stegall – Nutcracker

Stephen “tWitch” Boss & Allison Holker Boss – Mom and Dad

Comfort Fedoke – Drosselmeyer

Jabbawockeez – Snowflakes

Jaja Vankova – Marionette Toy

Tiler Peck – Ballerina Toy

Nicholas “Slick” Stewart – Jack in the Box Toy

Robert Green – Violinist, Ensemble

BDash, Kevin “Konkrete” Davis, Viktor White – Soldiers

Jean Sok – Mouse King

KidaTheGreat AKA Kida Burns – Reed Pipes, Ensemble

Alex Wong, Simrin Player – Sweets, Ensemble

Ray Basa – Chocolates

D-Trix – Piano Player

Bailey “Bailrok” Munoz, Dustin “D” Payne, Randi “Rascal” Freitas, Rudy Reynon, Tre De Rego, Ethan Evaro, Elyssa Cueto, Angel Gibbs, Alexis Shon, Brynda Rowen, Shannon Kelly, Maycee Steele, Winnie Chang, Jordan Laza, Dayne Sempert, Alex Palaez, Hugh Aparente, Chris Andrews, Noelle Rodriguez, Taylor Thomas – Ensemble

Marisa Kouroubacalis – Bucket Drummer

Mikhail Baryshniikov – Cameo

Kurtis Blow – Cameo

Phil Wright – Cameo

Disney+:

“Doogie Kamealoha, M.D.”

Season Two Coming Soon to Disney+ (DBT and 20th Television)

After spending the summer apart, Lahela (Peyton Elizabeth Lee) is finally reunited with Walter (Alex Aiono), although he’s not the same boyfriend she said goodbye to months before. Their relationship has shifted and they’re no longer on the same page. Her head is spinning and even more so when she meets a new patient, Nico (Milo Manheim). Lahela’s life is full of decisions – Walter, Nico and choosing her medical specialty. In the end, who or what will she choose? Luckily, she has her family, coworkers and best friend (Emma Meisel) to support her along the way.

“Growing Up”

Now Streaming on Disney+ (Culture.House)

Created by Brie Larson and Culture.House, “Growing Up” is an innovative hybrid docu-series that explores the challenges, triumphs and complexities of adolescence through 10 compelling coming-of-age stories. The series uses narrative, experimental and documentary filmmaking to follow one casted individual, ages 18-22, as they tell their story. They represent a wide range of lived experiences, giving audiences emotionally powerful narratives that offer an engaging look at teenage-hood and the diverse social, familial and internal obstacles young people face on their path to self-discovery and acceptance. Each 30-minute episode features one young person or “hero” and their experience growing up. Each episode is anchored by a deeply personal interview that allows our heroes to walk us through their childhood and teenage years. Alongside these interviews, creative cinematic reenactments help bring their major inflection points to life.

“High School Musical: The Musical: The Series”

Season Three Finale Streams Sept. 14 on Disney+ (DBT)

Season three of “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” is set at Camp Shallow Lake, a sleepaway camp in California, as the Wildcats and their fellow campers are primed for an unforgettable summer ripe with romance, curfew-less nights and a taste of the great outdoors. With a high-stakes production of “Frozen” on the horizon AND a drama-filled “docu-series” of the production, the Wildcats will attempt to show who is “best in snow” without leaving anyone out in the cold.

“High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” season three stars Joshua Bassett (“Ricky”), Sofia Wylie (“Gina”), Matt Cornett (“E.J.”), Julia Lester (“Ashlyn”), Dara Reneé (“Kourtney”), Frankie Rodriguez (“Carlos”), Saylor Bell Curda (“Maddox”) and Adrian Lyles (“Jet”). Also featured this season are recurring guest stars Corbin Bleu (himself), Meg Donnelly (“Val”), Jason Earles (“Dewey Wood”), Kate Reinders (“Miss Jenn”), Aria Brooks (“Alex”), Liamani Segura (“Emmy”), Ben Stillwell (“Channing”) and Olivia Rodrigo (“Nini”) as well as guest stars Olivia Rose Keegan (“Lily”), Larry Saperstein (“Big Red”), Joe Serafini (“Seb”), Jesse Tyler Ferguson (“Marvin”) and JoJo Siwa (“Maddox”).

“High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” is created and executive produced by Tim Federle.

“ZOMBIES 3”

Now Streaming on Disney+ (DBT)

“ZOMBIES 3,” the third installment in the uber-popular “ZOMBIES” franchise, takes an interstellar turn as space aliens suddenly touch down in Seabrook, upsetting Zed and Addison’s final year at Seabrook High in the town that’s become a safe haven for zombies, werewolves and humans alike. Zed is anticipating an athletic scholarship that will make him the first zombie to attend college, and Addison is gearing up for Seabrook’s first international cheer-off competition when mysterious extraterrestrial beings appear around Seabrook, provoking something other than friendly competition.

“ZOMBIES 3” stars Milo Manheim as Zed, Meg Donnelly as Addison, 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.

DGA Award winner Paul Hoen, who has directed a record-setting 15 Disney Channel Original Movies (“The Luck of the Irish,” “Jump In,” “Let It Shine,” “Camp Rock 2” and both “ZOMBIES” hits among them), directed “ZOMBIES 3” from a screenplay by David Light and Joseph Raso (nominees for a Humanitas Prize for “ZOMBIES”). Light, Raso and Suzanne Farwell (Disney’s “Upside Down Magic”) are executive producers.

Disney Channel:

Under Wraps 2

Premieres Sept. 25 on Disney Channel and Streams Sept. 30 on Disney+ (DBT and MarVista Entertainment)

“Under Wraps 2” picks up as Marshall, Gilbert and Amy are getting ready to attend Amy’s father’s Spooktacular Halloween-themed wedding. However, plans soon go awry when the three friends discover their mummy pal Harold and his beloved Rose may be in danger. Sobek, an evil mummy with a 1,000-year-old grudge against his best friend-turned-bitter-rival, Harold, is unexpectedly awakened and out for revenge. With help from his hypnotized lacky Larry, Sobek kidnaps Rose. Amy, Gilbert, Marshall, Buzzy and Harold must use their skills once again to save her and get back in time to attend the wedding.

“Under Wraps 2” stars Malachi Barton (Marshall), Christian J. Simon (Gilbert), Sophia Hammons (Amy), Phil Wright (Harold), Melanie Brook (Buzzy), Ryla McIntosh (Rose), Jordan Conley (Larry), T.J. Storm (Sobek), Claude Knowlton (Pop), Antonio Cayonne (Carl) and Adam Wylie (Beuller).

Produced by MarVista Entertainment, Alex Zamm returns as director of “Under Wraps 2” with Todd Y. Murata and Fernando Szew also returning as executive producers for MarVista Entertainment. Josh A. Cagan is writer for the sequel, based on the original movie written by Don Rhymer.

Disney Junior:

Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures

Premieres 2023 on Disney Junior and Disney+ (Lucasfilm and Disney Junior)

Set during the High Republic era, “Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures” will follow a group of Younglings as they embark on missions where they will help people in need, discover exotic creatures, clash with villainous pirates, train with their masters, and ultimately learn the valuable skills needed in order to become Jedi: compassion, self-discipline, teamwork, patience and friendship.

“Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures” stars Jamaal Avery Jr. (“Abbott Elementary”) as Kai Brightstar, a Jedi Youngling who hopes to follow in the footsteps of his hero, the great Master Yoda, and become a Jedi Knight; and Emma Berman (Pixar’s “Luca”) as Nash Durango, a pilot who befriends Kai and his friends and joins them on their adventures across the galaxy.

Produced by Lucasfilm for Disney Junior and Disney+, the series is executive produced by Lucasfilm’s James Waugh, Jacqui Lopez and Josh Rimes. Michael Olson (“Puppy Dog Pals”) is showrunner and executive producer. Elliot M. Bour (“Elena of Avalor”) is co-producer and supervising director; Jeannine Hodson (“Puppy Dog Pals”) is producer; and Lamont Magee (“Black Lightning”) is consulting producer.

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 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.

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Disney Live Action, Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios Present Upcoming Slate





Disney Live Action, Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios Present Upcoming Slate of Movies and Series to Fired-Up Crowd at D23 Expo 2022
The Walt Disney Studios turned up the volume in Hall D23 at the Anaheim Convention Center today where thousands of fans gathered at D23 Expo 2022 to be the first to hear big announcements, new details and future plans for Disney Live Action, Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios.
[via press release from The Walt Disney Company]
Disney Live Action, Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios Present Upcoming Slate of Movies and Series to Fired-Up Crowd at D23 Expo 2022

Studio Leaders Introduce Major Stars, Reveal New Details and Share Sneak Peeks and Trailers for Theatrical and Disney+ – Closing Event with a Magical Performance Celebrating Disney Animation’s Upcoming Feature Film “Wish”
ANAHEIM, Calif. (Sept. 9, 2022) – The Walt Disney Studios turned up the volume in Hall D23 at the Anaheim Convention Center today where thousands of fans gathered at D23 Expo 2022 to be the first to hear big announcements, new details and future plans for Disney Live Action, Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios. The showcase began in true Disney style with a look back at special moments in Studio history and Cynthia Erivo’s breathtaking performance of the classic Disney song “When You Wish Upon a Star” from Disney’s all-new live-action version of “Pinocchio,” now streaming on Disney+.

“What a way to kick off the show,” said Alan Bergman, chairman of The Walt Disney Studios. “Of course, ‘When You Wish Upon a Star’ was first heard in the animated film ‘Pinocchio’ in 1940. It’s a motto about dreaming big, dreaming the impossible and making those dreams come true. And that’s something we try to do each and every day at the studio.”

Fans in Hall D23 were among the first to see a brand-new logo introduction of the iconic Disney castle – now platinum in honor of Disney’s 100 Years of Wonder celebration. Created by Disney Studios and Industrial Light & Magic, and featuring an all-new arrangement of “When You Wish Upon a Star” by award-winning composer Christophe Beck (“Frozen,” “WandaVision”), the new Disney castle introduction will play in front of all Disney theatrical and streaming releases starting this fall.

Bergman called on Sean Bailey, president of Walt Disney Studios Motion Picture Production (Disney Live Action); Pete Docter, chief creative officer of Pixar Animation Studios; and Jennifer Lee, chief creative officer of Walt Disney Animation Studios to walk fans through a powerful lineup of streaming and theatrical titles. The event included the following highlights.

DISNEY LIVE ACTION

Sean Bailey greeted excited fans with a nod to Erivo’s stunning performance and this week’s Disney+ debut of the beloved tale of the wooden puppet who longs to be a real boy. “PINOCCHIO” stars Tom Hanks as Geppetto and Erivo as the Blue Fairy, and features the voices of Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Benjamin Evan Ainsworth as Jiminy Cricket and Pinocchio, respectively. Bailey reflected on the Studio’s incredible live-action history, “My team and I feel so lucky that we get to continue that tradition.”

Bailey queued up three more streaming titles: “We love making movies for the big screen and we have some incredible ones coming up,” he said. “But what’s so exciting about Disney+ is that it gives us a lot of freedom to tell an even bigger range of stories. We continue to explore reimaginings that honor our Disney legacy, and we can also create the next generation of Disney original stories. And of course, we have the chance to explore new chapters of stories we all know and love.”

· Fans got a wicked greeting from “HOCUS POCUS 2” stars Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy, who appeared magically via video to surprise the room with a new trailer. It’s been 29 years since the 17th-century sisters have been resurrected and they are looking for revenge. It’s up to three high-school students (Whitney Peak, Belissa Escobedo, Lilia Buckingham) to stop the ravenous witches from wreaking a new kind of havoc before dawn on All Hallow’s Eve. Directed by Anne Fletcher and produced by Lynn Harris, “Hocus Pocus 2” also stars Sam Richardson, Tony Hale and Hannah Waddingham. It debuts exclusively on Disney+ Sept. 30.

· Up next, Bailey welcomed to the stage stars from “DISENCHANTED,” including Amy Adams, Patrick Dempsey, Maya Rudolph, Gabriella Baldacchino, James Marsden, Idina Menzel, Yvette Nicole Brown and Jayma Mays. Featuring music from Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz, the musical comedy picks up 15 years after Giselle (Adams) and Robert (Dempsey) get married when their family heads to suburbia in search of happily ever after. Fans were among the first to see the first trailer of the film, which is directed by Adam Shankman, produced by Barry Josephson, Barry Sonnefeld and Adams, and features new music from the greats, Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz. “Disenchanted” streams on Disney+ beginning Nov. 24.

· “PETER PAN & WENDY” spotlights iconic characters in a whole new way. Joining Bailey on stage were cast members Alexander Molony (Peter Pan), Ever Anderson (Wendy), Alyssa Wapanâtahk (Tiger Lily) and Captain Hook himself: Jude Law. The new film dives deeper into Wendy’s story as she joins the boy who refuses to grow up on a magical journey to Neverland and reveals the history behind Peter Pan’s rivalry with one of Disney’s most memorable villains. The cast discussed what fans can expect from the new film and revealed an exclusive first look at the film for the D23 audience. Directed by David Lowery and produced by Jim Whitaker, the live-action reimagining of the 1953 animated classic begins streaming on Disney+ in 2023.

Bailey concluded his presentation with four highly anticipated titles heading to theaters in 2023 and 2024:

· “HAUNTED MANSION” director Justin Simien – who actually used to work at Disneyland – joined Bailey to discuss the ghostly adventure. Inspired by the classic theme park attraction, “Haunted Mansion” is about a woman and her son who enlist a motley crew of so-called spiritual experts to help rid their home of supernatural squatters. They shared a sneak peek of the film exclusively with the D23 Expo crowd, then welcomed the queen of scary movies, Jamie Lee Curtis, who made an unforgettable entrance aboard a Haunted Mansion doom buggy. Curtis plays Madame Leota in the film, which releases next year.

· “MUFASA: THE LION KING,” a prequel to “The Lion King,” won’t release until 2024, but director Barry Jenkins was on hand to show a never-before-seen sneak peek and share a little about the film, which is currently in production. Told in flashbacks – Rafiki, Timon and Pumbaa tell the story of Mufasa to a young lion cub – “Mufasa” reveals the rise of one of the greatest kings of the Pride Lands.

· “SNOW WHITE” is a live-action reimagining of the classic tale starring Rachel Zegler in the title role and Gal Gadot as Snow White’s Stepmother, The Queen. The film’s two stars joined Bailey to talk about their roles and to share a very early glimpse at the iconic characters in the 2024 film, which is directed by Marc Webb, produced by Marc Platt and features new songs by Tony(R)-, Grammy(R)- and Oscar(R)-winning songwriters Pasek and Paul.

· “THE LITTLE MERMAID” director Rob Marshall took a break from post-production under the sea to share more about the live-action version of the beloved tale. He played the “Part of Your World” sequence for fans in Hall D23 and invited on stage Ariel herself, Halle Bailey, who shared her excitement about her new role. Marshall concluded by introducing the new teaser trailer, available worldwide today. Featuring fan-favorite songs plus four new songs penned by Alan Menken and Lin-Manuel Miranda, the feature film also stars Melissa McCarthy as Ursula and Javier Bardem as Triton. “The Little Mermaid” swims onto the big screen next summer.

PIXAR ANIMATION STUDIOS

Pixar’s Pete Docter was excited to share the upcoming slate for the Emeryville-based animation studio. “These last few years have been a time of great change in the world,” said Docter. “And it’s led us at Pixar to think about the future. Or, if I’m channeling my inner Joe from ‘Soul,’ I’d ask: ‘Why are we here? What’s our purpose?’ Well, for us, it’s to tell great animated stories. Whether those are theatrical feature films, streaming series or shorts, we think telling stories is foundational to who we are as people. They really define us. And we believe in the power of animation to capture and reflect the stories of our own lives.”

First up, filmmakers Peter Sohn and Denise Ream joined Docter on stage to discuss “ELEMENTAL,” an all-new, original feature film releasing on June 16, 2023. Sohn, who directs the film, shared the personal inspiration behind the film – a story of immigrants pursuing dreams in beautiful neighborhoods where language and cultures come together. Filmmakers introduced the characters in “Elemental,” which is set in a city where fire-, water-, land- and air-residents live together. Ember is a tough and fiery young woman, and Wade is a fun, sappy, go-with-the-flow guy. Helping bring them to life are Leah Lewis and Mamoudou Athie, who were warmly welcomed to the Hall D23 stage. Audience members got an exclusive look at the film and received a mini-poster featuring Ember and Wade.

“WIN OR LOSE” directors Carrie Hobson and Michael Yates provided a closer look at Pixar’s first-ever long-form series and what inspired it. “Win or Lose” follows the Pickles, a co-ed middle school softball team, in the week leading up to their championship game. Each episode takes place that same week, highlighting the perspective of a different main character – players, their parents, the umpire – each reflected in a unique visual style. Hobson and Yates revealed that Will Forte will voice Coach Dan in the series, and shared a shout-out Forte recorded for the occasion, followed by a special clip just for fans. “Win or Lose” streams on Disney+ in Fall 2023.

Following flickering lights and an ominous message reading “Bring Us Your Leader,” Docter welcomed to the stage director Adrian Molina and producer Mary Alice Drumm to showcase for the first time ever plans for the original feature film “ELIO.” In the story, 11-year-old dreamer Elio is artistic, creative and an avid INdoorsman who finds it hard to fit in. Meanwhile Mom Olga, who runs a top-secret military project, is working to decode a strange signal from outer space. But it’s Elio who makes contact, gets beamed into space and is subsequently mistaken for an intergalactic Ambassador for Earth. The voice of smart and super-confident Olga, America Ferrera, was invited on stage alongside Yonas Kibreab, who lends his voice to Elio himself. Kibreab revealed to the audience that “Elio” releases Spring 2024.

Before Docter could wrap Pixar’s portion of the show, he heard a voice from inside his head. Fortunately, it was actually the voice of Joy, Amy Poehler, who arrived on stage to huge applause – especially when she informed the audience that “INSIDE OUT 2” is in the works at Pixar. Director Kelsey Mann, producer Mark Nielsen and writer Meg LeFauve are hard at work on the all-new adventure inside the head of now-teenager Riley – who may or may not be feeling all kinds of new Emotions. “Inside Out 2,” the follow-up to 2015’s Oscar(R)- and Golden Globe(R)-winning feature film, is slated for release Summer 2024.

WALT DISNEY ANIMATION STUDIOS

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Chief Creative Officer Jennifer Lee received a warm welcome from fans who were delighted to hear details about the studio’s plans for the yearlong 100-year anniversary celebration. “At Walt Disney Animation Studios, the studio that started it all, on the eve of our 100th anniversary, we see today as a moment of privilege and promise,” said Lee. “A privilege to be stewards of a studio and a dream that Walt and his brother, Roy, started a century ago. And a promise to continue to take risks in our storytelling – and to explore and expand and turn the possible into the actual, just as Walt did.”

Lee discussed the opportunities Disney+ has created at Disney Animation, reviewing the slate of shows heading to the streamer, including new series like “ZOOTOPIA+,” launching on Disney+ Nov. 9. Fans saw a trailer for the new short-form series, which heads back to the fast-paced mammal metropolis, diving deeper into the lives of some of the Oscar(R)-winning feature film’s most intriguing residents.

Coming to Disney+ in 2023 is “IWÁJÚ,” an all-new original long-form series created in collaboration with Pan-African comic book entertainment company Kugali. Lee invited to the stage Kugali filmmakers Olufikayo Ziki Adeola, Hamid Ibrahim and Tolu Olowofoyeku, who introduced the setting of the series – a love letter to Lagos, Nigeria. Olowofoyeku and Ibrahim described the world of “Iwájú” as a futuristic depiction – a world bursting with color, unique visual elements and technological advancements inspired by the spirit of Lagos, which is physically divided into an island and a mainland separated by both water and socio-economic status. The coming-of-age story introduces Tola, a young heiress from the wealthy island, and her best friend Kole, a self-taught tech expert and loving son from the mainland. Filmmakers shared a first look of the new series.

Lee then set the tone for Disney Animation’s next feature film, introducing the filmmakers behind “STRANGE WORLD.” Director Don Hall and co-director/ screenwriter Qui Nguyen revealed their personal connections to the film that’s about an incredible family who must get past their differences to save a strange world full of danger and surprises. The audience was treated to an all-new trailer from Disney Animation’s 61st feature film before voice cast members Jake Gyllenhaal (Searcher Clade), Dennis Quaid (Jaeger Clade), Jaboukie Young-White (Ethan Clade) and Lucy Liu (Callisto Mal) joined the festivities. Fans also got a glimpse at an action-packed sequence from the film and received an exclusive poster. Produced by Roy Conli, “Strange World” also features the voice of Gabrielle Union (Meridian). The film opens in theaters Nov. 23, 2022.

In the finale moment of the presentation, Lee returned to the stage to officially unveil Disney Animation’s next original feature film, “WISH,” set to release Fall 2023, during the Studio’s 100th year. A film that could only come from Walt Disney Animation Studios, the epic animated musical is inspired by the legacy of films from the studio and asks the question: “How did the wishing star, upon which so many characters wished, come to be?” Directors Chris Buck and Fawn Veerasunthorn outlined the story, which is set in Rosas, the kingdom of wishes where wishes can literally come true. Attendees were introduced to 17-year-old Asha – an optimist with a sharp wit who cares endlessly about her community. In a moment of desperation, Asha makes an impassioned plea to the stars, which is answered by a cosmic force, a little ball of boundless energy called Star. Together, they face the most formidable of foes to save her community and prove that when the will of one courageous human connects with the magic of the stars, wondrous things can happen. Disney Animation good-luck-charm Alan Tudyk joined filmmakers on stage to share an animation test for his newest character, a goat named Valentino. Buck, Veerasunthorn and Lee then introduced the voice of Asha, actress Ariana DeBose, who brought down the house singing an all-new original song written by Julia Michaels, who’s writing all of the songs for “Wish.” DeBose’s captivating performance of “More for Us” closed the showcase in signature Disney style. Lee is a writer on the film, Peter Del Vecho produces and Juan Pablo Reyes co-produces.

About The Walt Disney Studios:

For over 95 years, The Walt Disney Studios has been the foundation on which The Walt Disney Company was built. Today it brings quality movies, episodic storytelling and stage plays to consumers throughout the world. The Walt Disney Studios encompasses a collection of respected film studios, including Disney, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, Lucasfilm, Marvel Studios, Searchlight Pictures and 20th Century Studios. It is also home to Disney Theatrical Group, producer of world-class stage shows.

About Disney Live Action:

Disney’s live-action legacy dates back it its first completely live-action film, “Treasure Island” in 1950, and its collaborations with renowned artists and filmmakers have resulted in some of the most successful and unforgettable family film in history. Across pirate-laden high seas or down a mysterious rabbit hole, the studio brings powerful storytellers together with leading-edge technology to produce a wide range of films for theatrical release and streaming that are uniquely Disney, from the beloved “Pirates of the Carbbean” films and “Jungle Cruise,” to an immensely popular collection of live-action reimaginings of classic tales – including “Alice in Wonderland,” “Maleficent,” “The Jungle Book,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “The Lion King,” “Aladdin,” “Lady and the Tramp,” “Mulan” and “Cruella” – to uplifting, character-driven stories such as “Better Nate Than Ever,” “Hollywood Stargirl” and “Rise.”

About Pixar Animation Studios:

Pixar Animation Studios, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is an Academy Award(R)-winning film studio with world-renowned technical, creative and production capabilities in the art of computer animation. The Northern California studio has created some of the most successful and beloved animated films of all time, including “Toy Story,” “Monsters, Inc.,” “Cars,” “The Incredibles,” “Ratatouille,” “WALL

·E,” “Up,” “Brave,” “Inside Out,” “Coco” and “Turning Red.” Its movies and technology have won 40 Academy Awards(R) and the films have grossed more than $14 billion at the worldwide box office. “Lightyear,” Pixar’s 26th feature, is now streaming on Disney+.

About Walt Disney Animation Studios:

Combining masterful artistry and storytelling with groundbreaking technology, Walt Disney Animation Studios is a filmmaker-driven animation studio responsible for creating some of the most beloved films ever made. WDAS continues to build on its rich legacy of innovation and creativity, from the first fully-animated feature film, 1937’s “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” to 2019’s “Frozen 2,” the biggest animated film of all time, to the 60th animated feature, “Encanto.” Among the studio’s timeless creations are “Pinocchio,” “Sleeping Beauty,” “The Jungle Book,” “The Little Mermaid,” “The Lion King,” “Frozen,” “Big Hero 6” and “Zootopia.”

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 D23 Expo 2022:

The largest Disney fan event in the world, D23 Expo Presented by Visa celebrates the wonderful worlds of The Walt Disney Company, including Disney, Marvel, Pixar, and Star Wars across film, television, theme parks, and more! VISIT D23 EXPO.

About D23:

The name “D23” pays homage to the exciting journey that began in 1923 when Walt Disney opened his first studio in Hollywood. D23 is the first official club for fans in Disney’s 90-plus-year history. It gives its members a greater connection to the entire world of Disney by placing them in the middle of the magic through its quarterly publication, Disney twenty-three; a rich website at D23.com with members-only content; member-exclusive discounts; and special events for D23 Members throughout the year. Fans can purchase an individual plan ($99.99/year for one Gold Membership) or a duo plan ($129.99/year for two Gold Memberships) at D23.com. To keep up with all the latest D23 news and events, follow DisneyD23 on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.



Under Wraps 2: Fact Sheet on Disney Channel





Under Wraps 2: Fact Sheet
underwraps
Title:
“Under Wraps 2”

Premiere date:
Sunday, Sept. 25, on Disney Channel
Friday, Sept. 30, on Disney+

Synopsis:
“Under Wraps 2” picks up as Marshall, Gilbert and Amy are getting ready to attend Amy’s father’s Spooktacular Halloween-themed wedding to his fiancé Carl. However, plans soon go awry when the three friends discover their mummy pal Harold and his beloved Rose may be in danger. Sobek, an evil mummy with a 1000-year-old grudge against his best friend-turned-bitter-rival Harold, is unexpectedly awakened and out for revenge. With help from his hypnotized lacky Larry, Sobek kidnaps Rose. Amy, Gilbert, Marshall, Buzzy and Harold must use their skills once again to save her and get back in time to attend the wedding.

Cast:
Malachi Barton as Marshall
Christian J. Simon as Gilbert
Sophia Hammons as Amy
Phil Wright as Harold
Melanie Brook as Buzzy
Ryla McIntosh as Rose
Jordan Conley as Larry
T.J. Storm as Sobek
Claude Knowlton as Pop
Antonio Cayonne as Carl
Adam Wylie as Beuller

Director:
Alex Zamm

Producers:
Todd Y. Murata and Fernando Szew
(for MarVista Entertainment)

Writer:
Josh A. Cagan

Parental Guideline:
TV-G



Second Season of ‘The Villains of Valley View’





The Villains Are Victorious! Disney Branded Television Greenlights Second Season of ‘The Villains of Valley View’

Disney Branded Television today announced the second season renewal of multi-cam comedy “The Villains of Valley View,” which follows a family of supervillains forced to hide their powers and adopt “normalcy” in suburbia. Currently available to watch on Disney Channel and Disney+, production on season two will begin this fall in Los Angeles.

“It isn’t hard to see why audiences have fallen in love with the villainous Madden family,” said Ayo Davis, president, Disney Branded Television. “Despite a penchant for utilizing their superpowers in everyday life, Amy and family ultimately care about and support one another. Even though life can be messy, ridiculous, and sometimes frightening, the Maddens demonstrate the (super)power of family and togetherness.”

Most recently, premiere episodes of “The Villains of Valley View,” which launched June 3, 2022, on Disney Channel, rank as the #1 Live-Action Cable series with Girls 6-11. The series also ranks as a Top 5 Live-Action Cable series with Kids and Girls 6-11.*

When teenage supervillain Havoc (Isabella Pappas) stands up to the head of the League of Villains, her family is forced to change their identities and relocate to a sleepy Texas suburb. With the help of her effervescent new neighbor Hartley (Kayden Muller-Janssen), Havoc — going incognito as Amy — must somehow hide her superpowers and quell her villainous nature in favor of something she and the rest of her family have fought against all their lives: being normal.

In addition to Pappas and Muller-Janssen, returning for season two are series regulars Lucy Davis (“Chilling Adventures of Sabrina”) as Eva/Surge, James Patrick Stuart (“General Hospital”) as Vic/Kraniac, Malachi Barton (Disney Channel’s “Under Wraps 2”) as Colby/Flashform, and Reed Horstmann (“The Expanding Universe of Ashley Garcia”) as Jake/Chaos.

“The Villains of Valley View” was created by Chris Peterson and Bryan Moore (“Lab Rats”), who also serve as executive producers and showrunners.

New episodes from season one of “The Villains of Valley View” will air on Fridays, beginning Friday, Oct. 7, on Disney Channel.

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.

*Source: NMR, 6/3-8/7/22, L+SD blended data, rank based on 000’s.

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September 2022 Programming Highlights for Disney Channel





September 2022 Programming Highlights
— All Programming Subject to Change —

Friday, Sept.2
Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel and Disney Junior
Mickey Mouse Funhouse “Daisy and the Muses/Keep on the Ball”
(8:00-8:30 a.m. EDT on Disney Channel/12:00-12:30 p.m. EDT on Disney Junior)
“Daisy and the Muses” –Daisy wants to learn how to whistle and visits the Muses in the Land of Myth for guidance.
*Roz Ryan and Lillias White reprise their roles as Thalia and Calliope from Disney’s feature film “Hercules.”

“Keep on the Ball” – After sitting around the Funhouse, the friends decide to play in Sportopia.
TV-Y

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel and Disney Junior
Marvel’s Spidey and his Amazing Friends “Bootsie’s Day Out/Trouble at Tony’s”
(8:30-9:00 a.m. EDT on Disney Channel/12:30-1:00 p.m. EDT on Disney Junior)
“Bootsie’s Day Out” – Team Spidey searches for Bootsie after she gets captured by Black Cat.

“Trouble at Tony’s” – The Spidey Team must protect Iron Man’s headquarters from Electro.
*John Stamos (“Big Shot”) recurs as Iron Man.
TV-Y

Saturday, Sept. 3
Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel
Hamster & Gretel “Comic Shop CopyCat/Neigh, It Ain’t So!”
(9:30-10:00 a.m. EDT)
“Comic Shop CopyCat” – Hamster and Gretel must defeat a comic book-inspired cat villain.

“Neigh, It Ain’t So!” – Hamster and Gretel face a half-man-half-horse villain who loves to party.
TV-Y7

Friday, Sept. 9
Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel and Disney Junior
Mickey Mouse Funhouse “Farfus’ Family!/The Adventure Parade”
(8:00-8:30 a.m. EDT on Disney Channel/12:00-12:30 p.m. EDT on Disney Junior)
“Farfus’ Family!” – When Farfus takes the friends into the forest to meet his family, he discovers his family is missing.
*Tony Hale (Disney+’s “The Mysterious Benedict Society”) and Megan Stalter (“Hacks“) guest star as fairies Gus and Gertie, respectively.

“The Adventure Parade” – Mickey, Minnie and friends decorate the Funhouse Forest float for the Adventure Parade.
*Jaime Camil (“Jane The Virgin”) reprises his role as Rocket Mouse.
TV-Y

Saturday, Sept. 10
Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel
Hamster & Gretel “Saturday Homecoming Fever/Dr. Eelgood”
(9:30-10:00 a.m. EDT)
“Saturday Homecoming Fever” – Hamster and Gretel must save the homecoming dance at the high school.

“Dr. Eelgood” – Hamster and Gretel encounter a mutant eel.
TV-Y7

Friday, Sept. 16
Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel and Disney Junior
Marvel’s Spidey and his Amazing Friends “Sonic Boom Boom/Mini Golf Goof”
(8:30-9:00 a.m. EDT on Disney Channel/12:30-1:00 p.m. EDT on Disney Junior)
“Sonic Boom Boom” – Team Spidey heads underwater to stop Doc Ock from disrupting sea life.
*Bindi Irwin (“Crikey! It’s the Irwins”) guest stars as oceanographer Isla Coralton.

“Mini Golf Goof” – Ghost-Spider teams up with Ant-Man and Wasp to stop Green Goblin from ruining the mini golf course.
*Sean Giambrone (“The Goldbergs”) recurs as Ant-Man.
TV-Y

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Junior
Eureka! “Dippling Rivalry/It’s Mom O’Clock”
(7:30-8:00 p.m. EDT)
“Dippling Rivalry” – Eureka takes care of Dipply while Pepper’s away, and Murphy finds it hard to share her attention.

“It’s Mom O’Clock” – Eureka creates a jam-making machine for berry season.
TV-Y

Saturday, Sept. 17
Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel
Hamster & Gretel “The Opposite of Smart/Birthday Besties”
(9:30-10:00 a.m. EDT)
“The Opposite of Smart” – Churro becomes an internet sensation.

“Birthday Besties” – Gretel has her hands full at Bailey’s birthday party.
TV-Y7

Wednesday, Sept. 21
Original Series – Series Premiere on Disney Channel and Disney Junior
Firebuds “Car in a Tree/Dalmatian Day“
(10:30-10:55 a.m. PT on Disney Channel and Disney Junior)
“Car in a Tree” – The Firebuds must save Piston after he gets stuck in a tree.

“Dalmatian Day” – The Firebuds have to round up four loose Dalmatian puppies at the fire station open house.
TV-Y

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel and Disney Junior
Firebuds “Hubcap Heist/Food Truck Fiasco”
(10:55-11:25 a.m. PT on Disney Channel and Disney Junior)
“Hubcap Heist” – Bo and the Firebuds must stop a pair of wily art thieves.
*LaChanze (Broadway’s “The Color Purple”) guest stars as Jayden’s mom, Jenna. Atticus Shaffer (“The Middle”) guest stars as art thief Wayne Riley.

“Food Truck Fiasco” – The Firebuds help Fernando the Food Truck get to his café in time for the lunch rush.
*Oscar Nuñez (“The Office”) guest stars as food truck Chef Fernando. José Andrés (“We Feed People”) guest stars as Chef Fernando’s culinary pal, Chef Al.
TV-Y

Thursday, Sept. 22
Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel and Disney Junior
Firebuds “Treehouse Trouble/The Getaway Car That Got Away”
(10:30-11:00 a.m. PT on Disney Channel/7:00-7:30 p.m. EDT on Disney Junior)
“Treehouse Trouble” – The Firebuds work together to build a backyard treehouse.

“The Getaway Car That Got Away” – The Firebuds track down a getaway car that they accidentally helped get away.
*LaChanze (Broadway’s “The Color Purple”) recurs as Jayden’s mom, Jenna. Nat Faxon (“Loot”) guest stars as getaway car Throttle.
TV-Y

Friday, Sept. 23
Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel and Disney Junior
Firebuds “Picnic Pile-Up/Duo Dash”
(10:30-11:00 a.m. PT on Disney Channel/7:00-7:30 p.m. EDT on Disney Junior)
“Picnic Pile-Up” – Violet and Axl’s picnic with their families get interrupted by a surprise emergency.
*Natalie Morales (“Dead to Me”) guest stars as Violet’s mom, Val Vega-Vaughn. Allison Case (Broadway’s “Matilda the Musical”) guest stars as Violet’s mom, Viv Vega-Vaughn.

“Duo Dash” – Axl is nervous about doing well in her school’s Duo Dash Speed Race.
TV-Y

Saturday, Sept. 24
Original Series – Mid-Season Premiere on Disney Channel
Big City Greens “The Move”
(9:00-9:30 a.m. EDT)
The Greens struggle with some big changes.
TV-Y7

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel
Hamster & Gretel “I’m Bored/Cutie and the Beast”
(9:30-10:00 a.m. EDT)
“I’m Bored” – Gretel is bored; Hamster and Gretel meet a big otter.

“Cutie and the Beast” – In Vegas, Hamster and Gretel face their biggest test.
TV-Y7

Sunday, Sept. 25
Disney Channel Original Movie – Premiere on Disney Channel
“Under Wraps 2”
(8:00-9:35 p.m. EDT) (Subject to Change Given Event Programming)
“Under Wraps 2” picks up as Marshall, Gilbert and Amy are getting ready to attend Amy’s father’s Spooktacular Halloween-themed wedding to his fiancé Carl. However, plans soon go awry when the three friends discover their mummy pal Harold and his beloved Rose may be in danger. Sobek, an evil mummy with a 1000-year-old grudge against his best friend-turned-bitter-rival Harold, is unexpectedly awakened and out for revenge. With help from his hypnotized lacky Larry, Sobek kidnaps Rose. Gilbert, Marshall, Buzzy and Harold must use their skills once again to save her and get back in time to attend the wedding.
TV-G

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel
BUNK’D: Learning the Ropes “Bunkhouse of Horror”
(9:35-10:05 p.m. EDT) (Subject to Change Given Event Programming)
“Bunkhouse of Horror” – A mysterious handyman tells the camp three spooky stories set on the ranch involving a cursed bracelet, a possessed scarecrow, and a magic wishing well.
TV-G

Monday, Sept. 26
Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Junior
Mickey Mouse Funhouse “The Magic Mansion/Funny’s Road Trip!”
(11:00-11:30 a.m. EDT)
“The Magic Mansion” – The Great Goofini tries a new magic trick using Daisy’s favorite stuffed animal.

“Funny’s Road Trip!” – Funny wants an adventure at Zany Mulaney Land, the new amusement park.
TV-Y

Tuesday, Sept. 27
Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Junior
Eureka! “Eurek-Or-Treat/Nomad Like Home”
(11:00-11:30 a.m. EDT)
“Eurek-Or-Treat” – Eureka’s life-like spikosaurus costume gets stolen by a real spikosaurus.

“Nomad Like Home” – Eureka loves spending time with her nomad grandma, so she invents something to try to get her to stay.
*Loretta Devine (“Doc McStuffins”) guest stars as Eureka’s grandma, Wanda.
TV-Y

Wednesday, Sept. 28
Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Junior
Puppy Dog Pals “The Pumpkin King/The Elf Who Halloween’d”
(11:00-11:30 p.m. EDT)
“The Pumpkin King” – When the Pumpkin King Crown goes missing, the pets make it their mission to find it.

“The Elf Who Halloween’d” – An elf friend is in town to experience Halloween, but the pets try too hard to show him how to have fun.
TV-Y

Thursday, Sept. 29
Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Junior
Mickey Mouse Funhouse “Fifty-Foot Pluto!/A Big Giant Problem!”
(11:00-11:30 p.m. EDT)
“Fifty-Foot Pluto!” – Pluto becomes giant size when he tries to help Franken-Pete get ready for the Pumpkin Carving Contest.

“A Big Giant Problem!” – Mickey accidentally breaks Minnie’s kite.
TV-Y

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel and Disney Junior
Marvel’s Spidey and his Amazing Friends “Li’l Hulk/Surprise Party Surprise”
(8:30-9:00 a.m. EDT on Disney Channel/12:30-1:00 p.m. EDT on Disney Junior)
“Li’l Hulk” – Team Spidey has its hands full when Gobby’s device turns Hulk into a baby.

“Surprise Party Surprise” – Spidey and Miles plan a birthday surprise for Ghost-Spider, but an endless stream of villains gets in the way.
TV-Y

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Junior
Eureka! “Rocky Falls Picture Show/The Swamp of Lost Toys”
(1:30-2:00 p.m. EDT)
“Rocky Falls Picture Show” – Barry attempts to paint Kanga-Bird’s portrait for the Cave Library’s “Hall of Creatures,” but he won’t sit still.
*Ellie Kemper (“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt“) guest stars as the school librarian, Chee.

“The Swamp of Lost Toys” – Eureka accidentally loses her pencil in the Sticky Spiky Swamp.
TV-Y

Friday, Sept. 30
Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel and Disney Junior
Firebuds “The Not-So Haunted House / Halloween Heroes”
(10:30-11:00 a.m. EDT on Disney Channel/11:00-11:30 a.m. EDT on Disney Junior)
“The Not-So Haunted House”- The Firebuds host a not-so-haunted house for little cars, but Iggy and Rod crash the party.

“Halloween Heroes”- The Firebuds stop a Halloween candy bandit.
*Lauren “Lolo” Spencer (“Give Me Liberty”) guest stars as Jayden’s sister, Jazzy. LaChanze (Broadway’s “The Color Purple”) recurs as Jayden’s mom, Jenna.
TV-Y



Disney Branded Television’s ‘Firebuds’ Premieres Wednesday, Sept. 21





Disney Branded Television’s ‘Firebuds,’ About a Team of Young First Responders and Their Talking Vehicle Sidekicks, Premieres Wednesday, Sept. 21, on Disney Channel, Disney Junior and Disney+
Padma Lakshmi, Melissa Rauch, Oscar Nuñez, José Andrés, Pamela Adlon, ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic, Lisa Loeb, Patton Oswalt, Nat Faxon and Ali Stroker Among All-Star Celebrity Guest Voice Cast

Disney Junior’s “Firebuds,” an animated comedy-adventure series from Disney Branded Television featuring a team of young first responders and their talking vehicle sidekicks, premieres WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 21, with a simulcast on Disney Channel and Disney Junior (10:30 a.m. EDT). An initial batch of episodes will premiere the same day on on-demand platforms and Disney+. From Emmy® Award-winning creator and executive producer Craig Gerber (Disney’s “Elena of Avalor” and “Sofia the First”), the music-filled series follows a group of friends, all children of first responders, who embark on adventures to help their community and learn what it truly means to be a hero.

Joining the previously announced voice cast in recurring and guest star roles include the following:

Padma Lakshmi (“Top Chef”) as Chef Pavani
Melissa Rauch (“The Big Bang Theory”) as Beth Bayani
Oscar Nuñez (“The Office”) as Chef Fernando
José Andrés (“We Feed People”) as Chef Al
Pamela Adlon (“Better Things”) as Principal Kagan
“Weird Al” Yankovic (“Milo Murphy’s Law”) as Latch
Lisa Loeb (“Jake and the Never Land Pirates”) as Laura
Patton Oswalt (“Ratatouille”) as Duke the Duckbus
Nat Faxon (“Loot”) as Throttle
Ali Stroker (Broadway’s “Oklahoma!”) as Gliderbella
LaChanze (Broadway’s “The Color Purple”) as Jenna
Aimee Carrero (“Elena of Avalor”) as Marina Ramirez
Natalie Morales (“Dead to Me”) as Val Vega-Vaughn
Allison Case (Broadway’s “Matilda the Musical”) as Viv Vega-Vaughn
Rich Sommer (“Mad Men”) as Mr. Wexell
Atticus Shaffer (“The Middle”) as Wayne Riley
Tatiana Lee (“Speechless”) as Ayanna
Lauren “Lolo” Spencer (“Give Me Liberty”) as Jazzy
Set in a fantastical world where talking vehicles live, work and play with the humans who drive them, “Firebuds” follows a boy named Bo and his fire engine best friend Flash as they team up with their first responder friends to help others in their community with problems big and small. Each episode is comprised of two 11-minute stories that showcase the importance of teamwork, helping fellow citizens and volunteerism. The creative team worked with consultants from RespectAbility to help populate the diverse communities of Gearbox Grove and Motopolis featured in the series.

The lead voice cast includes Declan Whaley as Bo, Terrence Little Gardenhigh as Flash, Vivian Vencer as Violet, Lily Sanfelippo as Axl, JeCobi Swain as Jayden, and Caleb Paddock as Piston. Lou Diamond Phillips and Yvette Nicole Brown also star as co-fire chiefs, Chief Bill Bayani and Chief Faye Fireson, respectively.

Planned extensions for the series include “Disney Junior Music: Firebuds” digital soundtrack from Walt Disney Records, debuting Sept. 16, and storybooks from Disney Publishing releasing later next year. Spin Master is the North American toy licensee for the series and will debut an innovative toy line featuring vehicles, figures, playsets and more, launching in summer 2023. Additionally, Bo and Flash will be featured in the upcoming “Disney Junior Live On Tour: Costume Palooza,” launching Sept. 2, with stops at more than 80 North American cities throughout 2022.

In addition to Gerber, the series’ creative team consists of Matt Hoverman as story editor, Francis Giglio as art director, and Robb Pratt and Craig Simpson as supervising director and producer, respectively. Krystal Banzon, Leanna Dindal, Norma Sepulveda, Jeremy Shipp and Alyssa Stratton comprise the writing team, and the episodic directors are Kris Wimberly and Julius Aguimatang.

Emmy Award-nominated Beau Black is the series songwriter, and Emmy Award winner Frederik Wiedmann is composer. “Firebuds” is produced by Disney Television Animation.

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