Disney Junior has ordered two new animated series, ‘Vampirina,’ executive-produced by ‘Doc McStuffins’ creator Chris Nee, and ‘Puppy Dog Tails,’ created by comedian Harland Williams. Both series have begun production and are slated to premiere in 2017. The channel has also ordered second seasons of its hit animated series ‘The Lion Guard’ and ‘Goldie & Bear.’ The announcement was made today by Nancy Kanter, executive vice president, Original Programming and general manager, Disney Junior Worldwide.
The ABC Television Network has issued pick-up orders for the following series for the 2016/2017 season: ‘America’s Funniest Home Videos,’ ‘The Bachelor,’ ‘black-ish,’ ‘Dancing with the Stars,’ ‘Fresh Off the Boat,’ ‘The Goldbergs,’ ‘Grey’s Anatomy,’ ‘How to Get Away with Murder,’ ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,’ ‘The Middle,’ ‘Modern Family,’ ‘Once Upon a Time,’ ‘Scandal,’ ‘Shark Tank’ and ‘Quantico.’
‘We’re very proud of our strong roster of performers, and we’re excited about what they will bring us creatively next season,’ said Channing Dungey, President, ABC Entertainment.
‘Big Hero 6,’ an animated television series for kids, tweens and families based on Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Academy Award-winning feature film inspired by the Marvel comics of the same name, has begun production for a 2017 premiere on Disney XD platforms around the world. Emmy Award-winning producers Mark McCorkle and Bob Schooley, creators and executive producers of the global hit Disney Channel series ‘Kim Possible,’ are the executive producers. The series was announced today by Gary Marsh, president and chief creative officer, Disney Channels Worldwide.
As highlighted earlier today on ABC’s ‘Good Morning America,’ Disney’s newest princess is Elena of Avalor, a 16 year old latina princess who is destined to rule the land of Avalor. At this year’s New York International Toy Fair, we previewed new lines of dolls, toys and role play outfits and accessories from companies such as Hasbro, JAKKS Pacific and Just Play, which you can explore today in both photos as well as videos.
ABC continues to ramp up its promotion of its the upcoming television special, ‘The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60,’ this time releasing two ‘magical moment’ videos which highlight performances from the show. Embedded below are sneak peeks of Tori Kelly performing ‘Rainbow Connection’ with Kermit the Frog and Derek Hough performing ‘Step in Time’ from Mary Poppins. The special will air on the ABC television network this Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 8:00 pm ET/PT.
ABC has released a few video clips from the upcoming television special, ‘The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60,’ which you can find embedded below. The clips include performances of Fall Out Boy, Derek Hough and the show’s opening number, as well as Josh Gad’s tours of Walt Disney’s private apartment above the Main Street firehouse and the Disneyland Dream Suite (which was originally intended to be a permanent Disney residence). The special will air on the ABC television network this Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 8:00 pm ET/PT.
An all-new animated short ‘LEGO® Star Wars: The Resistance Rises – Poe to the Rescue’ featuring popular heroes and villains from Star Wars: The Force Awakens will premiere on Disney XD, Monday, February 15 at 8:00 pm ET/PT.
‘Poe to the Rescue’ is the first episode in ‘LEGO Star Wars: The Resistance Rises,’ a series of all-new animated shorts that take place prior to the First Order’s attack on Jakku and tell never-before-told stories including Kylo Ren, Han Solo, Finn, Rey, BB-8, Maz Kanata and more.
Last night at Disney California Adventure at the Disneyland Resort, Idina Menzel performed ‘Let It Go’ from Frozen to a sold-out crowd. The performance was taped for ABC’s upcoming television special, ‘The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60,’ airing February 21 at 8:00 pm. ABC has released photos from the taping which have been added to our gallery of images from the special below.
‘LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures’ is an all-new animated television series scheduled to debut this summer on Disney XD in the U.S. The fun-filled adventure comedy series will introduce all-new heroes and villains in exciting adventures with many familiar Star Wars characters.
Confirming earlier reports by Stitch Kingdom, Disney Junior has announced that a new multi-episode story arc premiering March 4 on Disney Channel will feature an addition to the McStuffins family. In the clip below, Mom explains to Doc that her new sibling won’t arrive in the way she and her brother did, but instead will be adopted into their ‘forever family.’
Experts Adam Pertman, President and Founder of the National Center on Adoption and Permanency and author of ‘Adoption Nation,’ and David Brodzinsky, Ph.D., Director of Research, National Center on Adoption and Permanency, and Professor Emeritus of Clinical and Developmental Psychology, Rutgers University, served as consultants on the episodes.