ABC schedule this week 10/30/22-11/5/22

Sunday, 10/30/22

ABC is bringing back “The Wonderful World of Disney” for a frighteningly fun night in October. The network will air a special presentation of Halloween favorite “Toy Story OF TERROR!” (8:00-8:30 p.m. EDT),

Presenting these iconic films on ABC is one of many ways The Walt Disney Company is bringing the magic of Disney into homes right now. At DisneyMagicMoments.com, fans and families can find more entertaining stories, videos and activities from Disney, Pixar, Star Wars, Marvel and National Geographic that inspire imagination and discovery.

“Toy Story OF TERROR!” – Thursday, Oct. 28 (8:00-8:30 p.m. EDT)
What starts out as a fun road trip for the “Toy Story” gang takes an unexpected turn for the worse when the trip detours to a roadside motel. After one of the toys goes missing, the others find themselves caught up in a mysterious sequence of events that must be solved before they all suffer the same fate in this “Toy Story OF TERROR!” (Rebroadcast. OAD: 10/16/13)

This aired last week as well.

 

October 18, 2022

The Conners: Book Bans and Guillotine Hands (10/30) (Rebroadcast. OAD: 10/26/22)

“Book Bans and Guillotine Hands” – It’s Halloween at the Conners, and Dan encourages the family to decorate the house. When everyone is feeling too busy and overwhelmed to help, Becky tries to take matters into her own hands. Meanwhile, Harris takes a stand on an issue that ruffles a few feathers in Darlene’s new neighborhood on The Conners,” SUNDAY OCT. 30 (7:30-8:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. Watch episodes on demand and on Hulu the day following their premieres. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 10/26/22)

NOTE: These two shows air instead of “America’s Funniest Home Videos” this week.

 

October 14, 2022

Celebrity Jeopardy!: Quarterfinal #5: Troian Bellisario, Wil Wheaton and Hasan Minhaj (10/30)

“Quarterfinal #5: Troian Bellisario, Wil Wheaton and Hasan Minhaj” – Quarterfinal round five of “Celebrity Jeopardy!” sees actress Troian Bellisario (“Pretty Little Liars”), actor Wil Wheaton (“Stand By Me”) and comedian Hasan Minhaj (“Patriot Act”) battle head-to-head for a chance to move on to the semifinal round, SUNDAY, OCT. 30 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. Watch episodes on demand and on Hulu the day following their premieres.

 

October 12, 2022

Celebrity Wheel of Fortune: Kate Flannery, Steve Agee and Austin Creed (10/30)

“Kate Flannery, Steve Agee and Austin Creed” – Hosted by pop-culture legends Pat Sajak and Vanna White, “Celebrity Wheel of Fortune” takes a star-studded spin on America’s Game® by welcoming celebrities to spin the world’s most famous Wheel and solve puzzles for a chance to win more than $1 million. All of the money won by the celebrity contestants will go to a charity of their choice, SUNDAY, OCT. 30 (9:00-10:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (TV-PG) Watch episodes on demand and on Hulu the day following their premieres.

This episode’s celebrity contestants include Kate Flannery (playing for Philabundance), Steve Agee (playing for Make-A-Wish) and Austin Creed (playing for Gamers Outreach).

 

October 10, 2022

The Rookie: The Reckoning (10/30)

“The Reckoning” – Officer John Nolan and a sleep-deprived Celina investigate a cash deposit linked to an old DEA case. Meanwhile, Wesley grows increasingly concerned about his deposition and is shocked when he realizes Elijah’s attorney is a familiar face from his past on an all-new episode of “The Rookie,” SUNDAY, OCT. 30 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. Watch episodes on demand and on Hulu the day following their premieres. (TV-14, L)

“The Reckoning” was written by Leland Anderson and directed by Lanre Olabisi.

Monday, 10/31/22

October 31, 2022

Bachelor in Paradise: 810 (10/31)

“810” – It’s a new day in Paradise! While some couples are waking up feeling stronger than ever, for others it feels like all but a fresh start. A rose ceremony with the women in charge has several men rethinking their place on the beach; and a series of dates between new, established and even some unlikely pairings shakes things up even more. Plus, a storm is brewing for more than one formerly sturdy couple; will it blow over or break things apart for the lovebirds on “Bachelor in Paradise” MONDAY, OCT. 31 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (TV-14, DL) Watch episodes on demand and on Hulu the day following their premieres.

October 18, 2022

The Good Doctor: Growth Opportunities (10/31)

“Growth Opportunities” – Shaun, Asher and Powell treat a young patient on Halloween with a rare hereditary disease, sending them down an uncharted path. Meanwhile, Glassman and Shaun must overcome their differences to work together to try and find a solution for Lim’s paralysis on an all-new episode of “The Good Doctor,” MONDAY, OCT. 31 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (TV-14) Watch episodes on demand and on Hulu the day following their premieres.

“Growth Opportunities” was written by Peter Blake and directed by Daniel Dae Kim.

Tuesday, 11/1/22

October 31, 2022

Bachelor in Paradise: 811 (11/1)

“811” – A wave of new arrivals are ready to turn on the charm and turn up the heat in Paradise! As these fresh-faced men hand out date cards, more than one couple will find themselves questioning everything. Elsewhere, some of the strongest bonds on the beach will be put to the test; but can they talk things out or will mixed messages spell the end for the troubled pairs on “Bachelor in Paradise” TUESDAY, NOV. 1 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (TV-14, DL) Watch episodes on demand and on Hulu the day following their premieres.

October 17, 2022

The Rookie: Feds: The Reaper (11/1)

“The Reaper” – When Simone and Carter go undercover to find an international assassin known as The Reaper, a prisoner seeking bail recognizes Carter and nearly blows his cover. Laura and Brendon trace a lead on The Reaper’s assault rifle while Brendon works to heal his relationship with his father. Meanwhile, Simone’s demanding work schedule puts a strain on her relationship with Dina on an all-new episode of “The Rookie: Feds,” TUESDAY, NOV. 1 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT) on ABC. Watch episodes on demand and on Hulu the day following their premieres.

 

Wednesday, 11/2

October 31, 2022

The Conners: Of Missing Minds and Missing Fries (11/16)

“Of Missing Minds and Missing Fries” – It’s Thanksgiving at the Conners and Jackie must come to terms with her mother, Beverly, becoming ill. Meanwhile, Darlene is on the job hunt which proves to be more difficult than anticipated on “The Conners,” WEDNESDAY, NOV. 16 (8:00-8:30 p.m. EST), on ABC. Watch episodes on demand and on Hulu the day following their premieres.

October 17, 2022

The Goldbergs: Rhinestones and Roses (11/2)

“Rhinestones and Roses” – The country music craze has made its way to Jenkintown, and everyone is line dancing! In fear of becoming an old grandmother, Beverly takes to a country western bar to reclaim her youth. Meanwhile, Adam scores a new job, but his lack of time to spend with Pop-Pop results in some comically disastrous outcomes on an all-new episode of “The Goldbergs,” WEDNESDAY, NOV. 2 (8:30-9:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. Watch episodes on demand and on Hulu the day following their premieres.

“Rhinestones and Roses” was written by David Guarascio and directed by Princess Monique.

October 17, 2022

Abbott Elementary: Attack Ad (11/2)

“Attack Ad”— The teachers are appalled after seeing a commercial in support of charter schools criticizing Abbott Elementary. When students begin to transfer schools, Jacob, Ava and Melissa invite the leader of the charter school organization to Abbott and ask him to take down the ad. Elsewhere, Janine and Gregory talk about Janine’s relationship with Tariq when “Abbott Elementary” airs WEDNESDAY, NOV. 2 (9:00-9:31 p.m. EDT), on ABC. Watch episodes on demand and on Hulu the day following their premieres.

Guest starring is Leslie Odom Jr. as Draemond.

“Attack Ad” was written by Justin Tan and directed by Matt Sohn.

October 22, 2022

Home Economics: Model Train Set, $150 (11/2)

“Model Train Set, $150” – Tom, Sarah and Connor try to delicately tell a secret to their parents. Meanwhile, Marina and Denise team up to confront Denise’s stubborn landlord on an all-new episode of “Home Economics,” WEDNESDAY, NOV. 2 (9:31-10:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. Watch episodes on demand and on Hulu the day following their premieres.

“Model Train Set, $15”” was written by Lauren Tyler and directed by Gio Lampassi.

October 21, 2022

Big Sky: Deadly Trails: Come Get Me (11/2)

“Come Get Me” – When shocking new evidence surfaces from the “Bleeding Heart Murder Case,” Jenny and Beau team up with Cassie and achieve a major breakthrough. Elsewhere, Buck struggles with his moral ambiguity, and cracks begin to form in his and Sunny’s marriage on “Big Sky: Deadly Trails,” WEDNESDAY, NOV. 2 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (TV-14, LV) Watch episodes on demand and on Hulu the day following their premieres.

Thursday, 11/3

October 17, 2022

Station 19: Pick Up The Pieces (11/3)

“Pick Up The Pieces” – The Station 19 crew works against the clock to rescue a group of employees trapped inside of a malfunctioning battery recycling plant. Carina plans a special surprise in an attempt to reconnect with Maya; Travis gets caught in the crosshairs of dirty politics, and Jack turns up at clinic day only to be confronted with new details about his past on a new episode of “Station 19,” THURSDAY, NOV. 3 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. Watch episodes on demand and on Hulu the day following their premieres.

October 25, 2022

Grey’s Anatomy: When I Get to the Border (11/3)

“When I Get to the Border” – Bailey and Addison take a road trip to volunteer at a family planning center, but a patient’s ectopic pregnancy leads to complications. Elsewhere, the interns play detective about Lucas’ relationship with Amelia, and Meredith catches up with Jackson on a trip to Boston when “Grey’s Anatomy” airs THURSDAY, NOV. 3 (9:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on ABC. Watch episodes on demand and on Hulu the day following their premieres.

Guest starring is Kate Walsh as Addison Montgomery, Jesse Williams as Jackson Avery and Greg Germann as Tom Koracick.

October 17, 2022

Alaska Daily: I Have No Idea What You’re Talking About, Eileen (11/3)

“I Have No Idea What You’re Talking About, Eileen” – When someone from Eileen’s past comes to Alaska, she goes against orders, causing a frenetic scene which has some unexpected consequences. Meanwhile, Eileen and Roz gain a new lead on Gloria’s case on a new episode of “Alaska Daily,” THURSDAY, NOV. 3 (10:01-11:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. Watch episodes on demand and on Hulu the day following their premieres.

“I Have No Idea What You’re Talking About, Eileen” was written by Chitra Sampath and directed by Patricia Riggen.

Friday, 11/4

“Shark Tank” TBA

 

November 2, 2022

ABC News Studios and Rock’n Robin Productions Partner To Explore the Origins and Evolution of a Pop Culture Superhero to Global Phenomenon in ‘20/20 Presents Black Panther: In Search of Wakanda’ on Friday, Nov. 4

The Special Features Exclusive Interview With Chadwick Boseman’s Widow, Simone Ledward Boseman

Program Also Includes Interviews With Cast and Award-Winning Filmmakers Plus, an Exclusive Sneak Peak of ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’

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ABC News Studios partners with Rock’n Robin Productions for “20/20 Presents Black Panther: In Search of Wakanda,” the one-hour program hosted by “Good Morning America” co-anchor Robin Roberts exploring the evolution of Black Panther from the comic emerging in the 1960s to the film the world fell in love with in 2018. Roberts sits down with director Ryan Coogler to discuss the highly anticipated sequel to the Marvel Studios’ phenomenon, “Black Panther,” and how the film honors the legacy of Chadwick Boseman. EGOT winner and moderator of “The View,” Whoopi Goldberg, exclusively interviews Boseman’s widow, Simone Ledward Boseman. In homage to King T’Challa and one week in advance of the film’s premiere, the program features an exclusive sneak peek of “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.” “20/20 Presents Black Panther: In Search of Wakanda” airs FRIDAY, NOV. 4 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC and stream the next day on Hulu.

With “Black Panther”’s release in 2018, Afrofuturism – the incorporation of black history and culture in science fiction film – was ushered into the cultural spotlight across the world. “Black Panther: In Search of Wakanda” will travel to Africa to see first-hand many of the influences that inspired the  filmmakers when building the world of Wakanda. The hour also takes a  look at the expanding world in the new film with the addition of other cultures.

In the special, Oscar® winner Ruth Carter discusses her process of research, inspiration and execution of her award-winning costume designs, composer Ludwig Göransson talks about the authenticity that inspired his Academy and GRAMMY® Award-winning “Black Panther” score and the cultural impact of the music, and Oscar-winning production designer Hannah Beachler opens up about creating the world of Wakanda. The special also includes interviews with the film’s stars including Angela Bassett, Lupita Nyong’o, Letitia Wright, Danai Gurira and Wakanda newcomers Mabel Cadena and Tenoch Huerta Meja.

“20/20 Presents Black Panther: In Search of Wakanda” is a co-production of ABC News Studios and Rock’n Robin Productions. Janice Johnston and Catherine McKenzie serve as executive producers.

About ABC News Studios
ABC News Studios, inspired by ABC News’ trusted reporting, is a premium, narrative non-fiction original production house and commissioning partner of series and specials. ABC News Studios champions untold and authentic stories driving the cultural zeitgeist spanning true-crime, investigations, pop culture, and news-adjacent stories. Its subsidiary, ABC News Films, acquires and produces feature documentary films.

About Rock’n Robin Productions
Headed by Good Morning America co-anchor Robin Roberts, Rock’n Robin Productions is a full service, Emmy Award-winning broadcast and digital production company based in New York City creating new and exciting programming for network, cable, streamers, and online audiences. Projects range from documentaries and talk shows, to news driven specials, scripted dramas, sports programming and short form digital series. Regular clients of RRP include ABC, ESPN, Lifetime, Disney+ & espnW.  For more information, go to www.rocknrobin.tv.

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Saturday, 11/5

737PM Saturday Night Football Presented by Capital One

College Football

3 hrs 23 min live

Florida State at Miami. From Hard Rock Stadium.

 

Disney+ Original Series “Genius: MLK/X” from National Geographic Sets Ensemble Cast





Disney+ Original Series “Genius: MLK/X” from National Geographic Sets Ensemble Cast
Casting includes Kelvin Harrison Jr. as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Aaron Pierre as Malcolm X, Weruche Opia as Coretta Scott King, and Jayme Lawson as Betty Shabazz.
[via press release from Disney+]
DISNEY+ ORIGINAL SERIES “GENIUS: MLK/X” FROM NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SETS ENSEMBLE CAST

KELVIN HARRISON JR. AS DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. AARON PIERRE AS MALCOLM X WERUCHE OPIA AS CORETTA SCOTT KING JAYME LAWSON AS BETTY SHABAZZ

Executive Producers Reggie Rock Bythewood and Gina Prince-Bythewood Assemble Think Tank of Cultural, Religious and Political Scholars To Consult on Series, Including From Columbia University, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, The Race Card Project, Muslim Wellness Foundation and First Corinthian Baptist Church

Inspired by Jeff Stetson’s ‘The Meeting’ and Peniel E. Joseph’s ‘The Sword and the Shield: The Revolutionary Lives of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr.,’ Channing Godfrey Peoples Set to Direct Pilot Episode and Serve as Co-Executive Producer, Joining Executive Producers Brian Grazer and Ron Howard and Showrunners Raphael Jackson Jr. and Damione Macedon

From 20th Television, Imagine Television and Undisputed Cinema, Production to Begin October 2022 in Atlanta

(BURBANK, CALIF. – September 28, 2022) Disney+ and National Geographic announced today the following casting of the Original Series “Genius: MLK/X,” produced by 20th Television, Imagine Television and Undisputed Cinema: Kelvin Harrison Jr. (“The Trial of the Chicago 7”) as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Aaron Pierre (“The Underground Railroad”) as Malcolm X, Weruche Opia (“I May Destroy You”) as Coretta Scott King, and Jayme Lawson (“The Batman”) as Betty Shabazz. Principal photography will begin in October 2022 in Atlanta.

“We are beyond excited to have put together the incredible foursome of Kelvin, Aaron, Jayme and Weruche to bring the depth, complexity, and humanity to these indelible icons,” said the Bythewoods. “They are all next level in their chops and their passion to tell this story.”

As previously announced, in a first for the franchise, the new season of the Emmy(R) Award-winning anthology series will focus on two iconic geniuses: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X. “Genius: MLK/X” will explore the formative years, pioneering accomplishments, dueling philosophies and key personal relationships of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (Harrison Jr.) and Malcolm X (Pierre). While King advanced racial equality through nonviolent protest, Malcolm X argued forcefully for Black empowerment, identity and self-determination. With their formidable wives, Coretta Scott King (Opia) and Betty Shabazz (Lawson), by their sides, King and Malcolm X became synonymous with the civil rights era and the fight for racial and economic justice. While they met only once and often challenged each other’s views, neither would have been as successful without the other.

In addition to today’s casting news, executive producers Reggie Rock Bythewood and Gina Prince-Bythewood announced a think tank of renowned historians and experts serving as production consultants prior to the start of the writer’s room to guide the production, including the following (in alphabetical order):

· Jamal Joseph (“Panther Baby: A Life of Rebellion and Reinvention”), formerly a member of the Black Panther Party and Black Liberation Army, is a writer, director and professor of professional practice at Columbia University School of the Arts in the film department.

· Peniel E. Joseph is a writer whose book, “The Sword and The Shield: The Revolutionary Lives of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr.,” serves as inspiration for the series and also serves as a series consultant.

· Michele Norris is a columnist and consultant for Post Opinions and founding director of Peabody Award-winning The Race Card Project.

· Dr. Kameelah Rashad is the founder and president of the Muslim Wellness Foundation (MWF), a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting healing and emotional well-being in the American Muslim community.

· Dr. Barbara Reynolds is an award-winning journalist, author and minister who penned several books, including “Jesse Jackson, America’s David” and “No, I Won’t Shut Up: 30 Years of Telling It Like It Is,” with a foreword by Coretta Scott King.

· Ambassador Shabazz, producer, writer, diplomat and eldest daughter of Dr. Betty Shabazz and Malcolm X Shabazz, also serves as consulting producer for the series.

· Jeff Stetson, whose play “The Meeting” serves as inspiration for the series, is an internationally acclaimed award-winning playwright and screenwriter for film and television. He also serves as an executive producer on the series.

· Jeanne Theoharis, a political science professor at City University of New York, is the author or co-author of eleven books and numerous articles on the civil rights and Black Power movements.

· Pastor Michael A. Walrond, Jr., senior pastor of First Corinthian Baptist Church, received numerous honors, accolades and recognitions, including induction into Morehouse College’s Martin Luther King Jr. Board of Preachers.

“We wanted to assemble a consortium of scholars and experts who can not only lend their extensive knowledge, expertise and research but also create a space for meaningful debate and discussion to ensure an honest portrayal of the complexities of these iconic geniuses. The legacies of Martin and Malcolm are critical to our understanding of the social justice movements of today, so we had to get this right. We could not have asked for a more incredible group to guide us through their stories,” added the Bythewoods.

Additionally, Channing Godfrey Peoples was named as co-executive producer and will direct the pilot episode for “Genius: MLK/X.” Godfrey Peoples made her feature directorial debut with “Miss Juneteenth,” for which she received the coveted National Board of Review Award for Best Directorial Debut and was also recognized with multiple nominations from the Gotham Awards and the Film Independent Spirit Awards, among others. Her television credits include Apple TV+ “Roar” and HBO Max’s “Generation” for directing and OWN’s “Queen Sugar” for screenwriting.

For Imagine Television, Brian Grazer and Ron Howard are executive producers. For Undisputed Cinema, Reggie Rock Bythewood, Gina Prince-Bythewood and Francie Calfo are executive producers. Raphael Jackson Jr. and Damione Macedon are showrunners and executive producers. For MWM Studios, Gigi Pritzker and Rachel Shane serve as executive producers. For EUE/Sokolow, Sam Sokolow is executive producer. Jeff Stetson (“The Meeting”) will pen the pilot and serves as executive producer. Channing Godfrey Peoples will direct and also serve as co-executive producer. Ambassador Shabazz serves as consulting producer.

Harrison Jr. is known for bringing to life some of the most dynamic and diverse characters on screens, both big and small. Harrison has been building an impressive list of leading roles that have garnered SAG and AAFCA Awards and BAFTA, Independent Spirit and Gotham Award nominations. His credits include A24’s “It Comes at Night,” Neon’s “Luce,” the A24 drama “Waves,” Netflix’s Oscar(R)-nominated “The Trial Of The Chicago 7,” Focus Feature’s “The High Note” and the Joe Wright-directed “Cyrano.” Most recently, he was seen portraying B.B. King in Baz Lurhmann’s “Elvis.” Next, Harrison Jr. stars as the title character in Fox Searchlight’s “Chevalier,” a biopic about the French classical composer and virtuoso violinist Chevalier de Saint-Georges, which will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. Additionally, Harrison Jr. will also voice the role of Scar in Barry Jenkin’s prequel of Disney’s “The Lion King.”

Pierre, a graduate of the prestigious LAMDA in London, was nominated for the 2018 Ian Charleson Award for his professional stage debut as Cassio in “Othello,” opposite Mark Rylance at Shakespeare’s Globe. He most recently played Caesar in Barry Jenkins’ award-winning limited series “The Underground Railroad” for Amazon and starred in M. Night Shyamalan’s film “Old,” in which he played a rapper and for which he recorded a song. Pierre’s latest film, “Brother,” Clement Virgo’s adaptation of David Chariandy’s novel, is the story of two Jamaican Canadian brothers whose dreams are dashed by violent reality in 1990s Scarborough. The film recently made its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, where it got rave reviews. Aaron also received the prestigious TIFF Rising Star Award in honor of his body of work. Upcoming, Aaron has recorded the voice of Mufasa in Barry Jenkins’ highly anticipated prequel of Disney’s “The Lion King” and will be the lead role in Jeremy Saulnier’s film “Rebel Ridge” for Netflix. He will also soon be seen in a lead role opposite Saoirse Ronan and Paul Mescal in Garth Davis’ feature “Foe” for Amazon Studios.

Opia starred as Terry in “I May Destroy You” for HBO in 2019. For her work, Opia received a BAFTA TV nomination for Best Supporting Actress as well as a Film Independent Spirit Award for Best Ensemble Cast. Other credits include the limited series “Our House,” “Top Boy” and the BBC hit show Inside “Number 9.” Opia started out on BBC’s half-hour hit comedy “Bad Education” and also starred in the film adaptation. On stage, she starred in “Liberian Girl” at the Royal Court to rave reviews.

Lawson can currently be seen in theaters opposite Viola Davis and Joh Boyega in Sony/Columbia’s “The Woman King.” She appears in MGM/Orion’s “Till” for director Chinonye Chukwu and producer Barbara Broccoli (NYFF premiere) and co-stars opposite Sasha Lane in Daniel Goldhaber’s “How to Blow Up a Pipeline,” which premiered to raves at TIFF and was picked up by NEON for release. Earlier this year, Lawson co-starred as Bella Real in Matt Reeves’ “The Batman” for Warner Bros. She made her feature film debut in the Sundance feature “Farewell Amor.”

“Genius” dramatizes the fascinating stories of the world’s most brilliant innovators, exploring their extraordinary achievements along with their volatile, passionate and complex personal relationships. In 2017, National Geographic premiered the first season of the anthology series, which starred Geoffrey Rush as the brilliant scientist Albert Einstein. “Genius: Einstein” earned 10 Emmy nominations, including Outstanding Limited Series, as well as Golden Globe(R) and SAG Award nominations for Rush. The follow-up season, “Genius: Picasso,” starred Antonio Banderas as the titular Spanish painter and matched much of the success of its predecessor, earning seven Emmy nominations – and two wins – as well as Golden Globe and SAG Award nominations for Banderas. The third installment, “Genius: Aretha,” starred Cynthia Erivo as Aretha Franklin and premiered as the most-watched telecast for National Geographic in two years. Erivo received Emmy, Critics Choice and Golden Globe nominations for her critically acclaimed role as the Queen of Soul.

Harrison Jr. is represented by WME, Anonymous Content, Del Shaw Moonves Tanaka Finkelstein & Lezcano Law Firm and Presse PR. Pierre is represented by WME, Anonymous Content, Hamilton Hodell, Sloane Offer Weber & Dern and Narrative. Lawson is represented by UTA, Gang Tyre Ramer Brown & Passman, and Shelter PR. Opia is represented by Curtis Brown, Anonymous Content and Sloan, Offer, Weber & Dern. Godfrey Peoples is represented by CAA, Entertainment 360, and Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz.

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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 National Geographic Partners LLC

National Geographic Partners LLC (NGP), a joint venture between Disney and the National Geographic Society, is committed to bringing the world premium science, adventure and exploration content across an unrivaled portfolio of media assets. NGP combines the global National Geographic television channels (National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo WILD, Nat Geo MUNDO, Nat Geo PEOPLE) with National Geographic’s media and consumer-oriented assets, including National Geographic magazines; National Geographic studios; related digital and social media platforms; books; maps; children’s media; and ancillary activities that include travel, global experiences and events, archival sales, licensing and e-commerce businesses. Furthering knowledge and understanding of our world has been the core purpose of National Geographic for 133 years, and now we are committed to going deeper, pushing boundaries, going further for our consumers … and reaching millions of people around the world in 172 countries and 43 languages every month as we do it. NGP returns 27 percent of our proceeds to the nonprofit National Geographic Society to fund work in the areas of science, exploration, conservation and education. For more information, visit natgeotv.com or nationalgeographic.com, or find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn and Pinterest.

About Imagine Television

Imagine Television was founded in 1986 by Brian Grazer and Ron Howard to create premium scripted television. Over the years, Imagine’s productions have garnered multiple awards including 217 Emmy nominations. Recent productions include “Under The Banner of Heaven from Dustin Lance Black for FX; “Genius: Aretha” showrun by Suzan-Lori Parks and starring Cynthia Erivo; “Swagger” for Apple with Reggie Rock Bythewood and Kevin Durant; “Wu-Tang: An American Saga” for Hulu with The RZA and Alex Tse; and “Why Women Kill” for CBS All Access from Marc Cherry. Additional productions include Fox’s award-winning series “Empire,” Netflix’s “Arrested Development,” NatGeo’s Emmy(R)-winning “Genius” anthology series, Fox’s Golden Globe- and Emmy(R)-winning Best Drama Series “24”; Fox’s “Filthy Rich,” NBC’s Peabody Award-winning series “Friday Night Lights”; Fox’s Emmy(R)-winning Best Comedy “Arrested Development”; Fox’s “Shots Fired” and “Lie To Me”; WB’s “Felicity”; ABC’s “SportsNight”; and HBO’s “From the Earth to the Moon,” which won the Emmy(R) for Outstanding Mini-Series. Howard and Grazer began their collaboration in the early 1980’s on the hit film comedies “Night Shift” and “Splash,” and continue to run Imagine as executive chairmen.

About 20th Television

One of the Disney Television Studios, 20th Television is a prolific supplier of entertainment programming, including Hulu’s most watched comedy ONLY MURDERS IN THE BUILDING from Dan Fogelman, John Hoffman and Steve Martin, HOW I MET YOUR FATHER from Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger, and critically acclaimed dramas THE DROPOUT from Liz Meriwether, and DOPESICK from Danny Strong and starring Michael Keaton; ABC’s new comedy hit ABBOTT ELEMENTARY from Quinta Brunson, and THE WONDER YEARS from Saladin Patterson and Lee Daniels; FX’s newest hit THE OLD MAN from Jon Steinberg and starring Jeff Bridges and its blockbuster series AMERICAN HORROR STORY from Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk; NBC’s top series THIS IS US from Dan Fogelman; Fox’s No. 1 drama, 9-1-1 and its spinoff 9-1-1: LONE STAR from Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Tim Minear, in addition to dozens of others. 20th Television shows have amassed a collective 1867 Emmy nominations and 214 Emmy wins, as well as multiple Golden Globes, Humanitas Prizes and Peabody Awards. The studio’s landmark series from its 70 year library include such classics as BATMAN, MODERN FAMILY, M*A*S*H, GLEE, HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, BONES, EMPIRE, FRESH OFF THE BOAT, 24, BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, NEW GIRL and THE X-FILES.

About Undisputed Cinema

Undisputed Cinema produces timely and timeless character-driven stories aimed to challenge audiences’ perspectives in different ways. Undisputed Cinema’s stories show humanity on-screen and create deep connections driven to build empathy between their characters and their viewers. The company has a first look deal with 20th Century Television. As longtime advocates for equal representation in film and television on-screen and behind- the-scenes, they have championed many emerging writers and directors including through mentorships along with Bythewood’s industry town-halls on systemic racism and Prince-Bythewood’s funding a scholarship for African American students in the film program at UCLA, her alma mater.



KOREAN STARS KICK BACK IN NEW TRAVEL REALITY SHOW “IN THE SOOP : FRIENDCATION”





Korean Stars Kick Back in New Travel Reality Show “IN THE SOOP : Friendcation” Streaming Exclusively on Disney+ on October 19
Featuring Park Seo-jun, rapper Peakboy, Choi Woo-shik, Park Hyung-sik and V of BTS, “IN THE SOOP : Friendcation” gives audiences a close look at the lives of these five celebrity friends, as they step away from their busy everyday lives to unwind together in a relaxing surprise trip.
[via press release from Disney+]
KOREAN STARS KICK BACK IN NEW TRAVEL REALITY SHOW “IN THE SOOP : FRIENDCATION” STREAMING EXCLUSIVELY ON DISNEY+ ON OCTOBER 19

Featuring Park Seo-jun, Peakboy, Choi Woo-shik, Park Hyung-sik and V of BTS, this Spin-off Travel Reality Series Gives Viewers an Up Close and Personal Look at the Lives of Five Celebrity Friends as they Unwind Away from the Spotlight

BURBANK, Calif. (Sept. 28, 2022) This fall, prepare to kick back and relax alongside some of Korea’s biggest stars as they shrug off the stresses of global fame and head to the country for a surprise trip in “IN THE SOOP : Friendcation,” streaming exclusively on Disney+ on October 19.

Featuring Park Seo-jun (“The Marvels”), rapper Peakboy, Choi Woo-shik (“Parasite”), Park Hyung-sik (“Soundtrack #1”) and V of BTS, “IN THE SOOP : Friendcation” gives audiences a close look at the lives of these five celebrity friends, as they step away from their busy everyday lives to unwind together in a relaxing surprise trip.

Hidden away from the world, this brand-new travel reality series shows the friends taking time to enjoy nature and indulge in their favorite pastimes in the soop (in the forest.) Throughout the course of the four-episode series, viewers will get to see the stars and best friends relax over a well-earned break away from the pressures of day-to-day stardom.

“IN THE SOOP : Friendcation” is a spinoff of the “IN THE SOOP” series and is the latest series to join the ever-expanding library of endless entertainment available on Disney+. Fans of K-Pop can also enjoy “BTS: PERMISSION TO DANCE ON STAGE – LA” currently streaming on Disney+. This exclusive cinematic 4K concert film features BTS’ live performance in Los Angeles’ Sofi Stadium in November 2021.

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

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 BTS

BTS, an acronym of Bangtan Sonyeondan or “Beyond the Scene,” are a GRAMMY-nominated South Korean boyband that has been capturing the hearts of millions of fans globally since their debut in June 2013. The members of BTS are RM, Jin, SUGA, j-hope, Jimin, V, and Jung Kook. Gaining recognition for their authentic and self-produced music, top-notch performances, and the way they interact with their fans, the band has established themselves as 21st century pop icons breaking countless world records. While imparting a positive influence through activities such as the LOVE MYSELF campaign and the UN ‘Speak Yourself’ speech, the band has mobilized millions of fans across the world (named ARMY), collected six No.1 Billboard Hot 100 singles in a span of a year and just over a month, and performed multiple sold-out stadium shows across the world. They were also named TIME’s Entertainer of the Year 2020. BTS were nominated two years in a row for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance at the 63rd and 64th GRAMMY Awards and have been recognized with numerous prestigious awards like the Billboard Music Awards, American Music Awards (Artist of the Year 2021) and MTV Video Music Awards.



Original “High School Musical” Cast Joining Season 4 of Disney+ Original Series





Corbin Bleu, Monique Coleman, Lucas Grabeel, Bart Johnson, Alyson Reed and Kaycee Stroh Among Original “High School Musical” Cast Joining Season 4 of Disney+ Original Series, “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series”
Also joining the cast this season are Kylie Cantrall, Matthew Sato, Caitlin Reilly and Vasthy Mompoint in recurring guest star roles.
[via press release from Disney+]
IT’S NOW OR NEVER

CORBIN BLEU, MONIQUE COLEMAN, LUCAS GRABEEL, BART JOHNSON, ALYSON REED AND KAYCEE STROH AMONG ORIGINAL “HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL” CAST JOINING SEASON 4 OF DISNEY+ ORIGINAL SERIES, “HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL: THE MUSICAL: THE SERIES”

Kylie Cantrall (Disney’s “Gabby Duran & The Unsittables”), Matthew Sato (Disney’s “Doogie Kamealoha, M.D.”), Caitlin Reilly (“Hacks”) and Vasthy Mompoint (“The Prom”) Join Season in Recurring Guest Star Roles

Burbank, Calif. (September 23, 2022) – As season four production is underway in Salt Lake City for the Disney+ Original series “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series,” some familiar faces are returning to East High. Original “High School Musical” franchise cast members Corbin Bleu, Monique Coleman, Lucas Grabeel, Bart Johnson, Alyson Reed and Kaycee Stroh are back where it all began. Also joining the cast this season are Kylie Cantrall, Matthew Sato, Caitlin Reilly and Vasthy Mompoint in recurring guest star roles. Season four of the hit series, created and executive produced by Tim Federle, will feature songs from the “High School Musical” franchise as well as original music.

After an epic summer at Camp Shallow Lake, the Wildcats return to East High where they prepare a stage production of “High School Musical 3: Senior Year.” But plans are disrupted when Principal Gutierrez announces that Disney has decided to make the long-awaited “High School Musical 4: The Reunion” movie on location at their beloved high school. Corbin Bleu, Monique Coleman, Lucas Grabeel, Bart Johnson, Alyson Reed and Kaycee Stroh will play themselves, resurrecting their “High School Musical” roles as “Chad Danforth,” “Taylor McKessie,” “Ryan Evans,” “Coach Jack Bolton,” “Ms. Darbus” and “Martha Cox,” respectively, and the Wildcats will play featured extras in the movie.

New recurring cast members include Kylie Cantrall as social media star “Dani;” Matthew Sato as sitcom actor “Mack;” Caitlin Reilly as indie film director “Quinn;” and Vasthy Mompoint as choreographer “Krystal.”

The new cast members and “High School Musical” franchise stars join “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” series regulars Joshua Bassett (“Ricky”), Sofia Wylie (“Gina”), Dara Reneé (“Kourtney”), Julia Lester (“Ashlyn”), Frankie Rodriguez (“Carlos”), Kate Reinders (“Miss Jenn”) and Liamani Segura (“Emmy”).

Seasons one, two and three of the GLAAD Media Award-winning series “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” are currently streaming on Disney+.

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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.



Disney+ UK Original Series “Save Our Squad with David Beckham” to Stream Exclusively on Disney+





Disney+ UK Original Series “Save Our Squad with David Beckham” to Stream Exclusively on Disney+ on November 9th
The series sees David Beckham return to his East London roots to mentor Westward Boys, a young, grassroots team who are at the bottom of their league, facing relegation.
[via press release from Disney+]
DISNEY+ UK ORIGINAL SERIES “SAVE OUR SQUAD WITH DAVID BECKHAM” TO STREAM EXCLUSIVELY ON DISNEY+ ON NOVEMBER 9TH

Disney+ Reveals Official Teaser Trailer and First-Look Image of Exclusive Disney+ UK Original Series

The Four-Episode Docu-Series Premieres on Disney+ Globally on November 9th

BURBANK, Calif. (September 22, 2022) – Disney+ today announced that UK Original series, “Save Our Squad with David Beckham,” will premiere exclusively on Disney+ on Wednesday, November 9th. The announcement was accompanied by a first look teaser trailer and image from the series.

Co-produced by BAFTA and RTS Award-winning production company Twenty Twenty, and Studio 99, the global content and production studio co-founded by Beckham, “Save Our Squad with David Beckham” is a heart-warming series that sees David Beckham return to his East London roots to mentor Westward Boys, a young, grassroots team who are at the bottom of their league, facing relegation. However, this isn’t just any league… this is the same league that David played in as a young boy. Working with the head coaches, he’ll try to turn the team’s fortunes around.

In the exclusive teaser trailer, David Beckham goes back to his roots in East London with an ambition to help Westward win. The sneak peek shows him mentoring the young squad and giving advice and encouragement on the perfect free kick, so the team themselves can ‘bend it like Beckham’.

“Save Our Squad with David Beckham” builds on the company’s commitment to source, develop and produce original productions. Across EMEA alone, Disney’s International Content and Operations team plan to create 60 local productions by 2024 as it continues to work with outstanding creators and premium producers.

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. And through Star, it offers the latest from 20th Century Studios, Disney Television Studios, FX, Searchlight Pictures, and more. For more, visit disneyplus.com, or find the Disney+ app on most mobile and connected TV devices.

ABOUT TWENTY TWENTY

Twenty Twenty is a multi-award-winning production company which has been making original, innovative programmes for global audiences for over thirty years. Recognition for their work includes awards from BAFTA, Emmy, Grierson and the Royal Television Society. Shows Twenty Twenty have created include the global hit First Dates, launched in 19 different territories around the world; award-winning documentary series A House Through Time, which after four successful seasons is one of BBC Two’s highest-rating factual series; and All That Glitters, a competition format hosted by Katherine Ryan, series two of which is currently airing on BBC Two. Most recently the company has announced they are producing Five Star Chef, a prime-time factual entertainment series set inside London’s Langham Hotel, and jointly commissioned by Netflix and Channel 4.

ABOUT STUDIO 99

Founded in 2019 by David Beckham alongside long-time partners David Gardner and Nicola Howson, Studio 99 is a global production and content studio which focuses on documentary films and series and format development. The current slate of projects in production and development for a variety of global networks includes the definitive biopic on David Beckham for Netflix, the great untold sports story of the two brothers who created Adidas and Puma and their lifelong feud in “World War Shoe”, and “A Whole New Ball Game”, a BBC2 commissioned series that charts the contemporary history of the Premier League. The second series, “The Premiership: Rise of the Billionaires” has recently been commissioned for Paramount+. The company is also a commercial studio and produces a wide range of both editorial and advertising content for global brand clients such as Diageo, Maserati and EA.



“Reflect,” A Triumphant New Short in Season Two Now Streaming on Disney+





“Reflect,” A Triumphant New Short in Season Two of “Short Circuit Experimental Films” from Walt Disney Animation Studios, Now Streaming on Disney+
The short is directed by Hillary Bradfield, a Disney Animation story artist since 2017, and centers on Bianca, a ballet dancer who battles her own reflection, overcoming doubt and fear by channeling her inner strength, grace and power.
[via press release from Disney+]
“REFLECT,” A TRIUMPHANT NEW SHORT IN SEASON TWO OF “SHORT CIRCUIT EXPERIMENTAL FILMS” FROM WALT DISNEY ANIMATION STUDIOS, NOW STREAMING ON DISNEY+

“Reflect” Trailer and Image of Young Ballet Student Bianca Now Available

“Reflect,” the latest original addition to season two of “Short Circuit Experimental Films” from Walt Disney Animation Studios, premiered on Disney+ today, Sept. 14. Check out the new trailer and image of young ballet student Bianca, and feel free to share them with your readers.

The short is directed by Hillary Bradfield, a Disney Animation story artist (“Frozen 2,” “Encanto”) since 2017, and centers on Bianca, a ballet dancer who battles her own reflection, overcoming doubt and fear by channeling her inner strength, grace and power.

“Reflect” features an original score by Jake Monaco (“Cars on the Road,” “Jerry and Marge Go Large”). Jennifer Newfield (“Ralph Breaks the Internet,” “Short Circuit”) served as production manager and veteran Disney Animation cinematography, lighting and compositing expert Brian Leach (“Ralph Breaks the Internet,” “Zootopia”) lent his expertise as project advisor.

“Short Circuit” is an experimental, innovative program where anyone at the Studio can pitch an idea and get selected to create their own short film. The first season launched in 2020 with 14 short films and “Reflect” will be the sixth title in the second season to appear 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 our 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.

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



The Disney Bundle is the Ultimate Home of Halloween with Huluween and Disney+





Trick or Stream: The Disney Bundle is the Ultimate Home of Halloween with Huluween and Disney+ Hallowstream Delivering Shrieks, Scares, and Sass

Highly anticipated premieres arrive on Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+ including Hocus Pocus 2, Hellraiser, Huluween Dragstravaganza, A Sinister Halloween Scary Opposites Solar Special, Marvel Studios’ Werewolf by Night, Peyton & Eli’s Spooky Adventure, and more

There are some holidays that have become synonymous with major live events – a parade, or perhaps a ball drop – but Halloween belongs to the streamers. This year, Hulu’s iconic “Huluween,” now in its fifth year, and Disney+’s “Hallowstream” celebration make the Disney Bundle the ultimate destination for every kind of Halloween viewer, whether you’re looking for scares, sass, or even sports.

Huluween

Hulu will kick off its iconic Huluween celebration with the premiere of Huluween Dragstravaganza, a hilarious drag variety show hosted by fan-favorites Ginger Minj and Monét X Change. These two superstars are trapped in the TV, and the only way out is to host a hilarious Huluween TV special with a troupe of iconic queens (and a major special musical guest) who take the stage in original musical numbers, sketch comedy, and more! The one-hour show will stream exclusively on Hulu beginning October 1, and the hair (and heel!)-raising scream-worthy teaser premieres today.

The Huluween hub will continue to serve as the go-to streaming destination for every type of Halloween content including recent buzzworthy film releases Prey, No Exit, Hatched and Abandoned (10/21), highly-anticipated premieres like A Sinister Halloween Scary Opposites Solar Special (10/3), Hellraiser (10/7), The Paloni Show! Halloween Special! (10/17), Antlers (10/11), and legendary favorites like The Rocky Horror Picture Show (10/1), The Sixth Sense (10/1), Monster House (10/1), and the Blade trilogy (10/1). Chilling, can’t-miss TV series include American Horror Stories, The X-Files, Stephen King’s Storm of the Century, SurrealEstate (10/6), the hilarious What We Do in the Shadows and many more. This year also marks the anniversaries of unforgettable classics including Predator (35th Anniversary), The Hand that Rocks the Cradle (30th Anniversary, streaming 10/1), Hotel Transylvania (10th Anniversary), and Buffy the Vampire Slayer series (25th Anniversary).

The Huluween celebrations won’t stop at the screen. This year, Huluween enthusiasts can revel on both coasts, with Hulu taking part in Salem, Massachusetts’ annual Haunted Happenings celebration on October 31, and LA’s terrifying Haunted Hayride from October 19-31 (ex. 10/24). More details about these fan opportunities, if you dare, will be revealed in the coming weeks.

Also premiering on October 1 is the third season of Bite Size Halloween featuring 21 brand new shorts that explore different areas of the horror genre and provide a platform for exciting up-and-coming filmmakers. Viewers should be on the lookout for some familiar faces including Tatiana Maslany, Misha Osherovich, Brigette Lundy-Paine, David Costabile, and more. As previously announced, several of the Bite Size shorts have been developed into feature films, and this year Hulu will release Grimcutty on October 10, and Matriarch on October 21. The Grimcutty and Matriarch official trailers make their frightening debuts today!

Hallowstream on Disney+

This fall, Disney+ will host its third annual “Hallowstream” celebration. With Halloween traditions like Hocus Pocus, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror Collection, eerie episodes from WandaVision, Glee, and Even Stevens, and further frights like Halloweentown, Muppets Haunted Mansion, and Zombies 3, the Halloween Collection on Disney+ offers tricks and treats for all ages.

Hallowstream 2022 brings brand-boo releases including the return of the iconic Sanderson sisters in Hocus Pocus 2 (9/30), and Marvel Studios’ first-ever special presentation Werewolf by Night (10/7). Families can also pick up their mics to new Sing-Along releases of fan favorite films including The Nightmare Before Christmas Sing-Along (9/30) and Into the Woods Sing-Along (10/4).

Hallowstream fans in Los Angeles can check out some of the collection’s most wicked offerings on the big screen at one of LA’s oldest cemeteries – the legendary Hollywood Forever Cemetery – with fan-favorite screenings on Friday, October 7 and Saturday, October 8. Bites and treats will be available for purchase from Smorgasburg. Additional details to come.

ESPN+

Sports fans will enjoy a ghost-busting Halloween too, when Peyton and Eli’s Spooky Adventure: A Places Universe Special debuts on ESPN+ on October 23. Join brothers Peyton and Eli Manning in the Places Universe as they look for the ghost of Notre Dame’s most legendary football player.

For other chilling stories centered around sports, the ESPN+ True Crime collection includes titles like The Life & Trials of Oscar Pistorius, OJ: Made in America, The Two Escobars, and more.

Electrifying New Films, Series and Specials

Super/Natural (Disney+ Original Series, September 21) – Executive-produced by James Cameron and narrated by Academy Award®-nominated and BAFTA Award-winning actor Benedict Cumberbatch (“Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,” “Power of the Dog”) this spine-tingling documentary series from National Geographic will utilize the latest scientific innovations and leading-edge filmmaking technology to reveal the secret powers and super-senses of the world’s most extraordinary animals. The series invites viewers to see and hear beyond normal perception to witness nature in its eerie wonder — from vampiric jumping spiders with a lust for blood, glow-in-the-dark squirrels, to the super-skills and magical forces of both the hunters and the hunted.

Hocus Pocus 2 (Disney+ Original Movie, September 30) – A Disney+ Original movie debuting September 30, 2022, exclusively on Disney+, the live-action comedy “Hocus Pocus 2” is a haunting sequel to the Halloween classic which brings back the delightfully wicked Sanderson sisters for more comedic mayhem. “Hocus Pocus 2” stars Bette Midler (“The First Wives Club,” “Beaches”), Sarah Jessica Parker (“Sex and the City,” “Divorce”), and Kathy Najimy (“Sister Act,” “Younger”), and is directed by Anne Fletcher (“Dumplin,’” “The Proposal”).

It’s been 29 years since someone lit the Black Flame Candle and resurrected the 17th-century sisters, and they are looking for revenge. Now it is up to three high-school students to stop the ravenous witches from wreaking a new kind of havoc on Salem before dawn on All Hallow’s Eve. “Hocus Pocus 2” also stars Sam Richardson (“The Tomorrow War”), Doug Jones (“The Shape of Water”), Hannah Waddingham (“Ted Lasso”), Whitney Peak (“Gossip Girl”), Belissa Escobedo (“American Horror Stories”), Lilia Buckingham (“Dirt”), Froy Gutierrez (“Teen Wolf”), and Tony Hale (“Veep”). The film is produced by Lynn Harris (“King Richard,” “The Shallows”), with Ralph Winter (“Hocus Pocus,” “X-Men” franchise), David Kirschner (“Hocus Pocus,” “Chucky”), and Adam Shankman (“Disenchanted,” “Hairspray”) serving as executive producers.

Under Wraps 2 (New to Disney+, September 30) – “Under Wraps 2” picks up Marshall (Malachi Barton), Gilbert (Christian J. Simon) and Amy (Sophia Hammons) 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 (Phil Wright) and his beloved Rose (Rryla McIntosh) may be in danger. Sobek (T.J. Storm), 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 (Jordan Conley), Sobek kidnaps Rose. Gilbert, Marshall, Buzzy (Melanie Brook) and Harold must use their skills once again to save her and get back in time to attend the wedding.

The Nightmare Before Christmas (Sing-Along Version) (New to Disney+, September 30) – Sing along with your favorite songs with on-screen lyrics as you watch “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas.”

Huluween Dragstravaganza Variety Show (October 1) – Two world-famous drag superstars, Ginger Minj and Monét X Change, are trapped in the TV – and the only way out is to host a hilarious variety show. Our drag hosts and a troupe of queens and kings – including Mo Heart, Jujubee, Manila Luzon, Lady Bunny, Jackie Beat, Selene Luna, Landon Cider, Mario Diaz – take the stage in original musical numbers, sketch comedy, and more. With a special A-list musical guest and surprise cameos to delight horror fans, this is going to be a Huluween Dragstravaganza to remember. (Trailer)

A Sinister Halloween Scary Opposites Solar Special (Hulu Original, October 3) – Sometimes alien life can be spooky. The Solar Opposites do a Halloween Special!

SurrealEstate: Complete Season 1 (Hulu Original, October 6) – Realtor Luke Roman and an elite team of specialists handle the cases that no one else can: haunted and possessed houses that literally scare would-be buyers away.

Hellraiser (Hulu Original Film, October 7) – A new take on Clive Barker’s 1987 horror classic in which a young woman struggling with addiction comes into possession of an ancient puzzle box, unaware that its purpose is to summon the Cenobites, a group of sadistic supernatural beings from another dimension. The ensemble cast includes Odessa A’zion (Grand Army), Jamie Clayton (The L Word: Generation Q, Sense8), Adam Faison (Everything’s Gonna Be Okay, Yes Day), Drew Starkey (Outer Banks, The Devil All the Time), Brandon Flynn (Ratched, 13 Reasons Why), Aoife Hinds (The Long Call, Normal People), Jason Liles (Stereoscope, Rampage), Yinka Olorunnife (The Transporter), Selina Lo (Boss Level, Q8 Unleashed), Zachary Hing (Halo), Kit Clarke (Leonardo), with Goran Visnjic (The Boys, Timeless) and Hiam Abbass (Succession, Blade Runner 2049).

Marvel Studios’ first Special Presentation: Werewolf by Night (Disney+ Original Special, October 7) – On a dark and somber night, a secret cabal of monster hunters emerge from the shadows and gather at the foreboding Bloodstone Temple following the death of their leader. In a strange and macabre memorial to the leader’s life, the attendees are thrust into a mysterious and deadly competition for a powerful relic—a hunt that will ultimately bring them face to face with a dangerous monster. Inspired by horror films of the 1930s and 1940s, the chilling special aims to evoke a sense of dread and the macabre, with plenty of suspense and scares along the way as we explore a new corner of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

“Werewolf by Night” is directed by Michael Giacchino and stars Gael Garcia Bernal, Laura Donnelly and Harriet Sansom Harris.

Grimcutty (Hulu Original Film, October 10) – In this modern creature feature, a scary internet meme called Grimcutty stirs up panic amongst all the parents in town, convinced it’s making their kids harm themselves and others. When a real-life version of Grimcutty starts attacking teen Asha Chaudry (Sara Wolfkind), her parents believe that she’s cutting herself as part of a challenge. With her phone taken away and no one who believes her, Asha has to figure out how to get through to her parents and stop the Grimcutty once and for all. Grimcutty is written and directed by John William Ross and stars Shannyn Sossamon (Wayward Pines, Sleepy Hollow), Usman Ally (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Veep), Alona Tal (Seal Team), and newcomer Sara Wolfkind. (Trailer)

Into the Woods Sing-Along Version (New to Disney+, October 14) – Sing along with your favorite songs with on-screen lyrics as you watch “Into the Woods.”

The Paloni Show! Halloween Special! (Hulu Original, October 17) – From creator Justin Roiland (Solar Opposites, Rick and Morty), The Paloni Show! Halloween Special! premieres October 17, 2022 on Hulu. In this special, Leroy, Reggie, and Cheruce Paloni have been given the opportunity of a lifetime to be the hosts of an unforgettable Halloween Special full of “spooky” shorts from a group of up-and-coming animators. The Paloni Show! Halloween Special!, executive produced by Roiland and Ben Bayouth, comes from 20th Television Animation.

Abandoned (Hulu, October 21) – Directed by Spencer Squire, Abandoned follows Sara (Emma Roberts), her husband Alex (John Gallagher Jr.), and their infant son as they move into a new home, which harbors a dark, tragic past. As their home’s history is revealed, the mother’s postpartum depression escalates to a state of psychosis that jeopardizes her own safety and that of her newborn son.

Matriarch (Hulu Original Film, October 21) – After an overdose nearly takes her life, Laura Birch (Jemima Rooper, The Girlfriend Experience, Flowers in the Attic: The Origin) escapes from the high-stakes pressure of the advertising world to return to her roots. Accepting an invitation home from her estranged mother (Kate Dickie, Game of Thrones, The Green Knight), Laura hopes the time away in the secluded English village will help calm the demons raging inside of her. She soon discovers that the locals of the town are all protecting an unspeakably dark secret—a secret that involves not only her mother but her own terrifying destiny as well. Matriarch is from writer/director Ben Steiner and is a thematic successor to Steiner’s 2018 20th Digital short Urn. The film also stars Sarah Paul, Franc Ashman, and Keith David Bartlett. (Trailer)

Peyton and Eli’s Spooky Adventure: A Places Universe Special (ESPN+ Original, October 23) – When two Irish football players see the ghost of Notre Dame’s most legendary football player, head coach Marcus Freeman calls in Peyton, Eli and Jerome Bettis for a ghost busting Halloween adventure.

Dancing with the Stars (Live on Disney+, Every Monday) – Every week, look forward to themed episodes with spectacular new costumes and dances culminating in the ultimate haunted ballroom on October 31.



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+ Debuts Trailer for Disney Original Documentary’s “Mickey: The Story of a Mouse”





Video: Disney+ Debuts Trailer for Disney Original Documentary’s “Mickey: The Story of a Mouse”
The feature documentary will premiere globally on Disney+ on November 18 – Mickey Mouse’s birthday.
[via press release from Disney+]
DISNEY+ DEBUTS TRAILER FOR DISNEY ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY’S “MICKEY: THE STORY OF A MOUSE”

Award-Winning Director Jeff Malmberg Reteams With Academy Award(R)-Winning Producer Morgan Neville for the Film, Which Will Premiere On Mickey’s Birthday, Nov. 18th

Features All-New Walt Disney Animation Studios hand-drawn short, “Mickey In A Minute”

(BURBANK, CA – Sept. 11, 2022) Today, Disney+ released the teaser trailer and key art for MICKEY: THE STORY OF A MOUSE from Disney Original Documentary. The announcement comes out of D23 Expo in Anaheim, which launched the official kick-off to the 100th anniversary celebration of The Walt Disney Company. The feature documentary will premiere globally on Disney+ on November 18 – Mickey Mouse’s birthday. MICKEY: THE STORY OF A MOUSE is directed by award-winning filmmaker Jeff Malmberg (Marwencol) and produced by Academy Award(R)-winner Morgan Neville (Won’t You Be My Neighbor), Meghan Walsh, and Chris Shellen. The documentary was executive produced by Caitrin Rogers, edited by Jake Hostetter, Aaron Wickenden, cinematography by Antonio Cisneros, sound design by Lawrence Everson, and music by Daniel Wohl. The film had its World Premiere at the South by Southwest Film Festival earlier this year and also screened at this year’s Sun Valley Film Festival and Newport Summer Film Series, among several others.

As one of the world’s most beloved characters, Mickey Mouse is recognized as a symbol of joy and childhood innocence in virtually every corner of the globe. Dreamed up at a low point in Walt Disney’s burgeoning career, Mickey became an overnight sensation when he starred in the first sync-sound animated short, “Steamboat Willie.” Through the decades that followed, the character evolved into strikingly different versions of himself that reflect both his creator’s remarkable career and dramatic societal shifts in the nation he came to represent. Director Jeff Malmberg and Academy Award-winning producer Morgan Neville (who previously teamed up for “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”) examine the cultural significance of the nearly 100-year-old cartoon mouse. The documentary also features an exclusive animated short film, “Mickey in a Minute,” created by the legendary hand-drawn team from Walt Disney Animation Studios.

“Ninety-four years ago, Walt Disney created a mouse that would become one of the world’s most beloved characters,” said Marjon Javadi, vice president of Disney Original Documentary. “We are excited for the world to see Mickey Mouse in a way they’ve never seen him before. Our award-winning team of filmmakers captures Mickey’s journey through the years and reminds us why he has had such an impact on us.”

MICKEY: THE STORY OF A MOUSE features legendary Disney animators Eric Goldberg, Mark Henn and Randy Haycock, as well as animation artist and Disney Legend Floyd Norman. Art historian Carmenita Higginbotham, director of Walt Disney Archives Rebecca Cline and archivist Kevin Kern are also featured in the film. With exclusive archival footage and interviews, the film examines the ongoing artistic and cultural significance – as well as the controversies – surrounding the nearly 100-year-old cartoon mouse. The film features a brand new Walt Disney Animation Studios hand-drawn animated short, “Mickey in a Minute,” and documents its animation process by Eric Goldberg, Mark Henn and Randy Haycock.

“Mickey Mouse is a symbol we see every day of our lives” director Jeff Malmberg says. “We all know Mickey, but he means different things to different people. We felt like Mickey deserved a documentary that was joyful but also honest. I’m glad that Disney allowed us to delve so deeply into the evolutions and meanings of the world’s most famous mouse.”

Jeff Malmberg is a documentary filmmaker whose debut film, “Marwencol,” won more than two dozen awards, including the SXSW Grand Jury Award. It was recently selected for the Criterion Channel and named a Cinema Eye Decade Film as one of the 20 best documentary films in the last 10 years. He received a Guggenheim Fellowship for his second film, “Spettacolo,” a Critics’ Choice nominee for Best Documentary. Malmberg edited Morgan Neville’s documentary “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?,” which was released by Focus Features. Most recently, he was nominated for a GRAMMY(R) for co-directing and editing “Shangri-La,” a four-part series for Showtime about Rick Rubin and the creative process.

Jeff Malmberg is directing MICKEY: THE STORY OF A MOUSE with Academy Award-winner Morgan Neville producing under his company, Tremolo Productions. Chris Shellen and Meghan Walsh are also producers. Caitrin Rogers serves as executive producer. Marjon Javadi is vice president of Originals for Documentaries and Docuseries for Disney Branded Television/Disney Original Documentary.

Disney Original Documentary previously announced upcoming projects “Goodbye Yellowbrick Road: The Final Elton John Performances and The Years That Made His Legend,” “Madu,” “If These Walls Could Sing,” the untitled film on Jim Henson, and the Oscar(R) short-listed documentary short “Sophie and the Baron.” Critically acclaimed “Mija” will premiere on Disney+ on Sept. 16, 2022.

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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 Original Documentary

Disney Original Documentary is committed to pushing the boundaries in non-fiction storytelling by embracing new creative voices, approaches and styles in cinema. Our goal is to build global connections by sharing authentic narratives that resonate with broad audiences. By championing stories from diverse points of view, we aim to expand Disney’s storytelling legacy and give audiences new ways of seeing themselves, and the world we live in, on screen. Disney Original Documentary programs exclusively for 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 our 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.



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)

“Can You Picture That” Single: https://disneymusic.lnk.to/CanYouPictureThat

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.

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

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