Confirming various earlier reports by Stitch Kingdom, Disney Channel today announced that Olaf from Disney’s Frozen will appear on an episode of ‘Sofia the First,’ debuting on Disney Channel at 11:30 am ET/PT and Disney Junior at 7:00 pm ET/PT on Monday, February 15. The episode will be available on the WATCH Disney Junior app beginning Monday, February 8.
Later this year, Princess Elena of Avalor, the first Disney princess inspired by diverse Latin cultures and folklore, will make her debut in a special episode of Disney Junior’s hit series “Sofia the First,” followed shortly thereafter by the launch of the animated series “Elena of Avalor.” As previously announced, the series will follow Elena (voiced by Aimee Carrero of Freeform’s “Young & Hungry”), a 16-year-old ascendant to the throne of the fairytale kingdom of Avalor.
Funko has officially announced its line of Pop! vinyl figures and Mystery Minis in support of Disney’s Zootopia (March 4, 2016). The first series includes figures for: Nick Wilde, Judy Hopps, Ele-Finnick, Mr. Big and Flash the Sloth, while the Mystery Minis include these and several more characters.
For more information and to order the figures, visit the Zootopia page at Entertainment Earth.
Disney Junior and Disneynature have joined forces to present the new short-form series ‘It’s UnBungalievable,’ inspired by the new animated series, ‘The Lion Guard.’ The new shorts are hosted by ‘The Liong Guard’s’ Bunga the honey badger and Ono the egret and will feature facts about animals and their habitats. Each episode features live-action wildlife footage from Disneynature and highlights two animals, chosen by Bunga and Ono, to compete in various categories such as ‘Who’s Quicker?,’ ‘Who Has Better Hair?’ and ‘Who’s Hungrier?’
The first episode of ‘It’s UnBungalievable’ will premiere on Disney Junior on Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 9:52 am ET/PT but you can find the first episode embedded below:
Walt Disney Studios Japan has released its trailer for Walt Disney Animation Studio’s upcoming film, Zootopia (March 4, 2016), which you can find embedded below. The new trailer features plenty of new footage as well as some emotional material that the Japanese studio is known for including in its trailers.
Disney’s Emmy Award-winning animated series ‘Gravity Falls’ reaches its final showdown in the highly anticipated one-hour finale episode on Monday, February 15 at 7:00 pm ET/PT on Disney XD. In the episode titled ‘Weirdmageddon 3: Take Back The Falls,’ Ford discovers Bill’s true motives and then a final confrontation with Bill leads to the Pines family’s ultimate fate and greatest sacrifice. Starring Jason Ritter as Dipper and Kristen Schaal as Mabel, the animated adventure-comedy series was created and is executive-produced by Alex Hirsch. The series will continue to be presented daily on Disney XD and Disney Channels around the world.
Grammy award winning and Latin (and American) pop star Shakira not only has a role in Disney’s Zootopia (March 4, 2016) as a (four) leggy model named Gazelle, she also provides the film’s end credits track, ‘Try Everything.’ Ahead of the release of the new official trailer for the film, Shakira has released a clip from the upcoming inspiring song which no doubt speaks to the film’s protagonist, Judy Hopps. The transcribed lyrics of the released clip (embedded below) are as follows:
Nobody learns without getting it wrong
As the ball drops in Times Square later this week welcoming the
gnu new year, there will be one more ‘surprise’ — the first official trailer for Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Zootopia (March 4, 2016) as part of what Disney is calling the ‘Zoo Year’s Eve’ event. Although the trailer won’t be released until then, we have secured not only the YouTube video link for it (embedded below), but a few screengrabs from it as well, which you can also find below. Based on the caps, we can expect to see more of Judy Hopps, an unnamed officier, Officer Clawhauser and Yax.
It’s a family reunion as rock-and-roll legendary couple Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne will join daughter Kelly on an upcoming episode of ‘The 7D,’ Disney Television Animation’s irreverent take on The Seven Dwarfs, it was announced earlier today. Sharon, who is already known to Disney Junior fans as Captain Hook’s Mama (of ‘Jake and the Never Land Pirates’) and her hubby will voice the Duchess and Duke of Drear, the on-screen parents of Kelly’s character, Hildy Gloom. The new season begins January 23 at 9:30 am ET/PT on Disney XD.
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has announced that the television event, The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar, will be available to own on DVD with digital copy on February 23, 2016 (now available for pre-order). The DVD will also include an exclusive talking backpack clip and a bonus feature of the music video of Beau Black performing the series’ theme, ‘Here comes the Lion Guard.’