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.
Addressing an at-capacity (and then some) crowd at the 2015 New York Comic-Con, ‘Gravity Falls’ creator Alex Hirsch shared a sneak peek and additional details for the upcoming Gravity Falls Journal 3 replica book currently slated to be released on July 26, 2016 (available for pre-order).
ABC Family recently detailed its plans for its booth at the 2015 New York Comic-Con, featuring meet and greets with casts, photo-ops and more.
MEET AND GREETS
- ‘Pretty Little Liars’ on Friday, October 9 from 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm with actors Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale, Shay Mitchell and Sasha Pieterse
- ‘Stitchers’ on Friday, October 9 from 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm with actors Emma Ishta, Kyle Harris, Ritesh Rajan, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Allison Scagliotti and Damon Dayoub
- ‘Shadowhunters’ on Saturday, October 10th from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm with actors Katherine McNamara, Dominic Sherwood, Harry Shum Jr., Alberto Rosende, Emeraude Toubia, Matthew Daddario, Isaiah Mustafa and The Mortal Instruments author Cassandra Clare
Commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Mickey Mouse Club on the ABC television network, which debuted on October 3, 1955, the Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco’s Presidio reunited several of the original Mouseketeers during a special program. Pictured left are: Sharon Baird, Bobby Burgess, Doreen Tracey, Tommy Cole, Sherry Alberoni, The Mickey Mouse Club’s Spin and Marty (David Stollery and Tim Considine), plus Mouseketeers Karen Pendleton and Darlene Gillespie. The museum’s celebration will continue today, Sunday, October 4.
Also celebrating its 60th anniversary, the Disneyland Resort has also produced a limited release edition t-shirt honoring the 60th anniversary of the Mickey Mouse Club, which is available exclusively online through October 8.
Grammy Award®-nominated, multiplatinum superstar Nicki Minaj will executive produce a new scripted comedy series for ABC Family that she will also appear in. It was announced today by Karey Burke, Executive Vice President Programming and Development, ABC Family. The single-camera comedy will shoot in her hometown of Queens, New York this winter.
The half-hour comedy is based on Minaj and her family’s immigration from Trinidad in the early 1990’s. It will focus on her growing up in Queens with her vibrant family and the personal and musical evolution that led to her eventual rise to stardom.
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.
Marvel Music will release the soundtrack for ‘Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy‘ the animated television series on October 16, 2015, now available for pre-order. Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Mix Vol. 1 (Music from the Animated Television Series) is a collection of 12 songs featured in the show’s upcoming first season.
Tracks from the soundtrack include hits such as Blue Swede’s ‘Hooked on a Feeling,’ Queen’s ‘Don’t Stop Me Now,’ Joe Walsh’s ‘Rocky Mountain Way’ and Thin Lizzy’s ‘Boys Are Back in Town.’
Marvel Television and ReedPOP, producer of New York Comic Con (NYCC), are once again making NYCC the ultimate destination for exclusive Fan experiences with the announcement of an action-packed lineup at the show. As part of the Marvel Television roster, Fans will witness the first cast appearance of the upcoming Netflix Original Series, Marvel’s Jessica Jones and catch the world-premiere of an all-new episode of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Those in attendance will also get an inside glimpse at what’s next for Marvel Animation with an exclusive look at Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man: Web-Warriors and new series, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy.
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.
Bonnie Hunt and Eric Stonestreet reprise their roles as Aunt Tilly and Sofia’s flying horse, Minimus, respectively. Hugh Bonneville lends his voice as the Narrator throughout the four-part Secret Library storyline. Additional guest stars include Cary Elwes as nefarious Prince Roderick, Ruth Connell as Merida and Dean Norris as Minimus’ brother, Mazzimo.