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.
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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.
Just ahead of the New York International Toy Fair which kicks off Saturday, Febuary 13, Disney and Hasbro have shared a first look at the ‘Elena of Avalor’ doll being produced in support of the new animated Disney Junior series. The doll is seen here, held by Aimee Carrero, who voices the title character.
‘Elena of Avalor’ will first appear as part of a crossover episode on ‘Sofia the First’ before launching its own series. It was recently announced that Jenna Ortega will also star as Elena’s younger sister, Princess Isabel; and Chris Parnell, Yvette Nicole Brown and Carlos Alazraqui will voice Migs, Luna and Skylar respectively, magical flying creatures called Jaquins who support Elena as she learns how to rule her kingdom.
During the Q1 2016 conference earnings call, Disney Chief Operating Officer, Tom Staggs, announced that prior to the release of the Frozen sequel, a television special is currently under development and scheduled to air on ABC during holiday 2017.
In addition to the movie sequel and the holiday special, a Frozen themed attraction and pavilion is scheduled to open at Epcot at Walt Disney World in 2016 while a new stage show is scheduled to open this spring at Disney California Adventure, with a new themed land in development at Tokyo Disney Sea which will pay homage to the film in its own way.
Anthony Anderson, Molly Ringwald, Ellen Pompeo , Gabourey Sidibe and Vanessa Williams will guest star on Disney Junior’s critically acclaimed ‘Doc McStuffins,’ an animated series about a little girl who aspires to be a doctor like her mom and runs a clinic for stuffed animals and toys out of her backyard playhouse. They join previously announced guest star Christopher ‘Ludacris’ Bridges in Season Four, slated to debut this summer.
The new season will find Doc and her toy friends magically transported to a make-believe town, made up entirely of toys, where Doc serves as chief resident of the Toy Hospital.
ABC and Disneyland have announced that Idina Menzel will perform ‘Let It Go’ as part of its upcoming television special ‘The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60,’ airing February 21 at 8:00 pm. Menzel will perform with Disney California Adventure’s ‘Wonderful World of Color’ as the backdrop. Menzel joins an already impressive list of celebrities and performers including: Ne-Yo, Little Big Town and Disney legend, Dick Van Dyke. They join an already impressive roster of celebrities and performers including: Alfonso Ribeiro, Ariel Winter, Bryce Dallas Howard, Eric Stonestreet, Ginnifer Goodwin, Dame Helen Mirren, Hilary Duff, Jason Bateman, Jessica Alba, Jimmy Kimmel, John Stamos, Julie Bowen, Kerry Washington, Kiefer Sutherland, Kristen Bell, Lupita Nyong’o, Neil Patrick Harris, Nolan Gould, Pink, Priyanka Chopra, Sabrina Carpenter, Sarah Hyland, Sofia Carson, Ty Burrell, Viola Davis, Zendaya, Harrison Ford, Elton John, Josh Gad, Tori Kelly and Kermit the Frog, Jessie J, Kelsea Ballerini, Witney Carson, Maddie Ziegler and The Los Angeles Philharmonic conducted by music and artistic director Gustavo Dudamel.
ABC has given a series order to ‘Big Fan,’ a half-hour weekly comedic game show based on a ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ segment titled ‘Who Knows…?’ and hosted by Andy Richter. ‘Who Knows…?’ is a celebrity vs. super-fan game which became a viral video success when pop star Katy Perry went up against one of her biggest fans in this hilarious challenge. Each episode of the half-hour, studio-based game show will feature one celebrity and three of his or her biggest super fans. The super fans will go head-to-head to see who knows more about the episode’s featured celebrity. The succeeding super fan will move on to the final round in an ultimate showdown, celebrity vs. super fan, to see who knows most about the celebrity. If the super fan wins, their prize is a priceless experience with the celebrity they admire most.