‘Bad Hair Day’ Disney Channel Original Movie to Premiere in 2015

Laura Marano and Leigh-Allyn Baker team up to star in the comedic buddy adventure Bad Hair Day, a Disney Channel Original Movie scheduled to premiere in 2015. Leigh-Allyn Baker makes her foray into producing as executive producer of the movie.

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Disney’s ‘Descendants’ Prequel, ‘Isle of the Lost,’ to be Penned by Melissa de la Cruz; Available May 2015

Disney's DescendantsDisney Publishing Worldwide today announced it will be publishing a prequel to the upcoming Disney Channel Original Movie Descendantstitled Isle of the Lost. It will be written by bestselling author Melissa de la Cruz, whose previous titles include The Witches of East End and Blue Bloods. It will be available in hardcover on May 5, 2015.

Legend has it that long ago, the most infamous villains were imprisoned on the Isle of the Lost, cut off from the rest of the world as a punishment for their misdeeds. In this dark and dreary place, the likes of Maleficent, Jafar, Cruella de Vil and the Evil Queen reside and evil reigns supreme. Mal, Evie, Jay, and Carlos are their descendants, the teenaged sons and daughters of the Isle’s most villainous characters, and they are coming of age on the Isle of the Lost.

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‘How to Build A Better Boy’ to Premiere on Disney Channel August 15

KELLI BERGLUND, MARSHALL WILLIAMS, CHINA ANNE MCCLAIN (DISNEY CHANNEL/Bob D'Amico)Recording artist China Anne McClain and Kelli Berglund star as tech whizzes who computer-program the perfect boy and in the process trigger a national incident in How to Build a Better Boy, a Disney Channel Original Movie premiering Friday, August 15 at 8:00 pm ET/PT on Disney Channel.

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‘Pickle & Peanut’ to Premiere on Disney XD in 2015

Pickle & PeanutDisney Television Animation has begun production on ‘Pickle & Peanut,’ a buddy-comedy series about two unlikely friends – an emotional pickle and a freewheeling peanut – voiced by Jon Heder and Johnny Pemberton respectively.

Scheduled for a fall 2015 premiere on Disney XD, ‘Pickle & Peanut’ employs an innovative mix of 2-D animation and live-action clips to tell the small-town adventures of two underdogs who dream up plans to be anything but ordinary. The series was created by Noah Z. Jones and developed by Joel Trussell. Both Jones and Trussell serve as executive producers. Mark Rivers is the story editor.

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Disney Junior ‘Pirate and Princess: Power of Doing Good’ Event Tour Kicks Off in July

Disney Junior 'Pirate and Princess: Power of Doing Good'‘Pirate and Princess: Power of Doing Good,’ a pro-social touring event to introduce kids age 2-7 to the value of doing good, including caring for nature and animals and helping others, will begin Thursday, July 17 in Philadelphia before carrying on to Washington D.C., New York, Chicago, Houston, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Designed for kids and families, the tour is sponsored by Disney Junior, ASPCA, Youth Service America (YSA), National Wildlife Federation and First Book. Although the event is free, tickets are required and are available now at disneyjunior.thundertix.com.

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‘Gravity Falls’ New Season Premieres August 1; Guest Stars Include Mark Hamill, Patton Oswalt

MABEL, DIPPER (DISNEY CHANNEL)Season two of Disney’s popular animated comedy series ‘Gravity Falls,’ starring Jason Ritter and Kristen Schaal as Dipper and Mabel Pines, twins who spend the summer with their eccentric Great Uncle Stan (aka Grunkle Stan) will debuts Friday, August 1 at 9:00 pm ET/PT on Disney Channel and on Disney XD on August 4 at 9:00 pm ET/PT. Future new episodes will then debut on Disney XD with subsequent airings on Disney Channel.

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FIRST LOOK: Disney’s ‘Descendants’ Class of Villains’ Children (High-Resolution)

DOVE CAMERON, BOOBOO STEWART, SOFIA CARSON, CAMERON BOYCE (DISNEY CHANNEL/Bob D'Amico)Disney Channel has provided us with a hi-res first look at some of the offspring of Disney’s most notorious villains as they appear in the upcoming Disney Channel Original Movie, Descendants.

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‘Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars’ to Premiere July 26; Disney XD ‘Star Wars’ Night in August

(DISNEY XD) FERB, PHINEASAn adventure and action-filled television special, ‘Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars’ is set to premiere on Disney Channel on Saturday, July 26 at 9:00 pm ET/PT. The story is set a couple summers ago in a galaxy far, far away when Phineas, Ferb and the gang are in a parallel universe during Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. Iconic Star Wars characters Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, Han Solo, Princess Leia, Chewbacca, C-3PO and R2-D2 are featured in this special programming event. A first look will be available to verified WATCH Disney Channel users and Disney XD On Demand a week prior on July 19.

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‘The Lion Guard’ Movie and Series Inspired by ‘The Lion King’ Begins Production

Kion (Disney Channel)Disney Television Animation has begun production on ‘The Lion Guard,’ an animated television movie and series that continues the story introduced 20 years ago in the acclaimed Disney animated film The Lion King. Geared towards kids age 2-7 and their families, ‘The Lion Guard’ television movie will premiere in Fall 2015, and the subsequent series will debut in early 2016 on Disney Junior and Disney Channel.

The wildlife education experts at Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park will serve as consultants on ‘The Lion Guard’ stories, which will incorporate themes of conservation, family and community while also highlighting problem-solving, creative thinking and diversity. Author and Swahili expert Sarah Mirza is the language and cultural advisor.

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‘Doc McStuffins: School of Medicine’ on DVD in September with Exclusive Dress Up Playset

'Doc McStuffins: Schools of Medicine'Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has announced that the Disney Junior favorite, ‘Doc McStuffins: School of Medicine,’ will be available to own on DVD on September 9, 2014. The compilation DVD includes five episodes that look at the various specialties in which doctors practice medicine. In addition, the DVD includes an exclusive Doc McStuffins dress up play set.

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