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?’
We first broke the news that Disney Channel was working on a new musical series titled ‘Zombies and Cheerleaders‘ back in June of 2011, nearly four and a half years ago. While the series was expected to debut in 2012, the series was virtually dead air.
Today, due to an extreme number of domain registrations by The Walt Disney Company, it would appear the project is all but dead — undead, if you will — and may have been re-titled to ‘Zoms and Poms’ or ‘Zoms vs Poms,’ as the registrations suggest the exact title has not yet been finalized.
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.
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.’
The animated series “The Lion Guard” will premiere FRIDAY, JANUARY 15 (9:30 a.m., EST/PST) on Disney Channel and encore throughout the weekend on Disney Junior and Disney Channel. Its story – introduced last month in a Disney Channel movie which posted commanding ratings among Kids 2-5 and Total Viewers – continues the “The Lion King” epic. It follows the adventures of Kion, the second-born cub of Simba and Nala, and his diverse group of friends, each with a unique skill, as they unite to protect the Pride Lands.
Disney and ESPN Media Networks and Sony Network Entertainment International LLC (SNEI) today announced an agreement to bring the company’s media networks to PlayStation™Vue, the pioneering cloud-based live TV service. Disney will offer ESPN, ABC-owned local stations, Disney Channel, ABC Family, and more networks on PlayStation Vue with the service’s unique features, including the ability to play multiple streams from one account and a powerful, intuitive user interface. In addition, local ABC affiliate stations will also have the opportunity to opt-in to the PlayStation Vue service with their live linear programming.
The epic storytelling of Disney’s The Lion King continues with The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar, a primetime television movie event premiering on November 22 at 7 pm ET/PT 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 sequel script to Disney’s Descendants (working title: Descendants 2) has been commissioned from the first movie’s screenwriters, Sara Parriott and Josann McGibbon, who will also serve as executive producers on the project. The announcement was made today by Gary Marsh, President and Chief Creative Officer, Disney Channels Worldwide. Descendants is cable television’s fifth highest-rated movie of all-time.
On Saturday, October 17, the stars of Disney’s Descendants, including Dove Cameron, Cameron Boyce, Booboo Stewart and Sofia Carson, and Kenny Ortega will celebrate with fans during an on-stage, music and dance-filled event at Downtown Disney District, Disneyland Resort, in Anaheim, California.
In the upcoming ‘Doc McStuffins’ episoded titled ‘Doc McStuffins Goes to Washington,’ Doc and the toys travel to Washington D.C. to meet the First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama. Airing on Disney Channel on Child Health Day (Monday, October 5, 2015) at 9:00 am, the First Lady invites Doc and other kids who are making a difference in their community to the White House to be honored in a special ceremony. While there, the First Lady appoints Doc the official ‘toy doctor’ for the White House.
Disney Channel has announced that it has optioned Upside-Down Magic, a new book series from Scholastic, for development of an original TV show. The first book of the series, by bestselling authors Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle and Emily Jenkins, will be released on September 29, 2015.
Upside-Down Magic follows the misadventures of Nory, the youngest in a family of elite magicians, who finds herself relegated to a class for misfits after one magical mishap too many. There Nory meets a group of kids with equally wonky powers. Surrounded by people who believe in her, she starts to question if her so-called ‘upside-down magic’ might actually be right side up after all.