Sofia’s Aunt Tilly returns to give her a gift that will unlock a secret world and appoint Sofia storykeeper of magical books in ‘Sofia the First: The Secret Library,’ the first episode of a four-part story arc, debuting Monday, October 12 on Disney Channel at 9:00 am ET/PT and Disney Junior at 7:00 pm ET/PT. The first episode features a special appearance by Merida from Disney/Pixar’s Brave.
ABC Family scares up the 2015 ’13 Nights of Halloween’ celebration, with programming filled with scares and frights as you countdown to Halloween. The popular programming event, now in its 17th year, kicks off on Monday, October 19th and concludes on Saturday, October 31st, and features a special Halloween episode of procedural drama Stitchers. The stunt will also include the ABC Family premiere of Johnny Depp in Sleepy Hollow, the network premiere of Disney?Pixar’s Monsters University, and a delightfully scary mix of Halloween-themed programming airing for the 13 nights leading up to Halloween.
‘PJ Masks’ is produced by eOne and Frog Box, in collaboration with the award-winning French animation studio TeamTO, and with Disney Junior and France 5. The series is based on French author Romuald Racioppo’s imaginative and striking picture book series Les Pyjamasques. A much loved publishing property in its native France, where books debuted in 2008, 15 titles have been published in the country to date with plans to release two new titles every year.
Earlier today, The Animation Guild Blog, representing the Local 839 IATSE union, provided a list of projects currently in the works at various studios in the Southern California area. Among the list are a few of interest when it comes to Disney television and feature animation.
Among the several already-known projects for Disney Television are two new entries: ‘Unannounced fairy tale’ and ‘Puppy Papers.’ An extensive Google search for the latter provided very little information on the new series, other than it’s being developed by Rough Draft Studios for Disney. All we could find were professional references for storyboard artist Aimee Major Steinberger and animation sheet timer David Lyman.
The upcoming Disney Channel Original Movie Invisible Sister, starring Rowan Blanchard (‘Girl Meets World’) and Paris Berelc (‘Mighty Med’), is set to premiere Friday, October 9 at 8:00 pm ET/PT on Disney Channel as part of ‘Monstober,’ Disney Channel’s month-long Halloween-themed programming event.
ABC Family has announced that cast from its hit series ‘Pretty Little Liar’ and ‘Stitchers,’ and highly anticipated saga series ‘Shadowhunters’ will appear at New York Comic Con on October 9-10.
All three series will present fans with the opportunity to see exclusive footage from the upcoming season, as well as experience a Q&A with the series’ casts and creators. The ABC Family booth will feature talent appearances, giveaways, and other activities and activations. Talent scheduled to appear include the full cast of ‘Stitchers’ and ‘Shadowhunters’ and all five ‘Pretty Little Liars.’
Disney Junior will debut the first six episodes of fairytale-inspired ‘Goldie & Bear’ on the popular WATCH Disney Junior platforms, beginning Saturday, September 12,with one new episode premiering on the WATCH Disney Junior app and WATCH Disney Junior.com each Monday from September 21 through October 12. Set in the magical world of Fairy Tale Forest, the animated series for kids age 2-7 reunites Goldie and Bear, after the renowned porridge incident featured in “Goldilocks and The Three Bears.” The series premieres in November on Disney Channel and Disney Junior.
The epic storytelling of Disney’s The Lion King continues with The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar, a primetime television movie event premiering in November on Disney Channel. The movie follows Kion, the second-born cub of Simba and Nala, as he assumes the role of leader of the Lion Guard, a team of animals tasked with preserving the Pride Lands. The movie is a precursor to ‘The Lion Guard’ television series, premiering in early 2016 on Disney Channels and Disney Junior channels around the globe. A special preview of The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar will be presented at Disney’s D23 Expo in Anaheim, California, on Sunday, August 16.
ABC Studios has released a portion of its outtakes/gag reel bonus feature that can be found on the ‘Scandal: Season Four’ DVD, available to own on August 11, 2015 (available for order here), which you can find embedded below.
Amidst a barrage of seduction, betrayal, conspiracy and murder, ultimate ‘fixer’ Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) is pushed to her limits in ABC’s gripping ‘Scandal: The Complete Fourth Season.’
ABC Television has released the full pilot presentation for the new ABC comedy series, ‘The Muppets,’ which premieres on the ABC television network on September 22. Clocking in at just around 12 minutes, the presentation was originally intended for internal use to test the concept, but ABC has since shown it on a brief tour and has now published it in its entirety on YouTube, which you can find embedded below.
‘The Muppets’ return to prime time with a contemporary, documentary-style show that, for the first time ever, will explore the Muppets’ personal lives and relationships, both at home and at work, as well as romances, break-ups, achievements, disappointments, wants and desires; a more adult Muppet show, for kids of all ages.