DHX Media, producer of popular teen drama ‘Degrassi,’ has announced its new series, ‘Backstage,’ will be coming to Disney Channel in the United States in spring of 2016 as well as Disney Channel UK. The show was originally produced for Canada’s Family Channel and will begin airing in Canada in spring as well.
ABC and Disneyland have added additional performers and performance details for its upcoming television special ‘The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60,’ airing February 21 at 8:00 pm. Newly announced acts include 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.
Everyone knows ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears,’ but after that story ended, a remarkable friendship began! Team up with newfound best friends Goldie and Bear on amazing adventures as they laugh, play and learn important life lessons in the wondrous Fairy Tale Forest.
Climb a beanstalk with Jack, try on Little Red’s famous hood, outsmart the tricky Big Bad Wolf, and much more. Join Goldie and Bear – and your favorite fairytale and nursery rhyme characters – for magical, song-filled fun you’ll treasure today and ever after!
Legendary satirist and Grammy Award-winning recording artist Al Yankovic will voice the title role in Disney XD’s ‘Milo Murphy’s Law’ (formerly known as ‘Mikey Murphy’s Law’), an animated comedy series from creators and executive producers Dan Povenmire and Jeff ‘Swampy’ Marsh of the globally acclaimed animated series ‘Phineas and Ferb.’
Premiering this fall, ‘Milo Murphy’s Law’ introduces Milo, the fictional great-great-great-great grandson of the Murphy’s Law namesake. Yankovic will also sing the opening theme song and throughout the series, will perform original songs as his character Milo Murphy.
ABC announced today that a star-studded line-up of music, film and television personalities will participate in the festivities on ‘The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60.’ Stars include 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, and Zendaya. ‘The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60,’ with Master of Ceremonies Derek Hough, airs Sunday, February 21 at 8:00 pm ET/PT on the ABC Television Network.
Merging the two popular Disney XD series ‘Lab Rats’ and ‘Mighty Med,’ bionics meet superpowers to form one incredible team when ‘Lab Rats: Elite Force’ premieres on Disney XD on Wednesday, March 2 at 8:30 pm ET/PT.
‘Lab Rats: Elite Force’ is set in a bustling metropolis after the Mighty Med hospital is destroyed by a band of unknown super-villains. After Adam and Leo volunteer to oversee the students at Davenport’s Bionic Academy, Kaz, Oliver and Skylar join forces with Chase and Bree to form a powerful elite force that combines bionic heroes and superheroes. Together, they vow to track down the villains and keep the world safe. Booboo Stewart and Ryan Potter guest star as teenage shapeshifters Roman and Riker, respectively.
The Disney Channel Original Movie powerhouse Disney’s Descendants, which has already spawned a prequel book, another upcoming book (Return to the Isle of the Lost), multiple web series and an upcoming sequel, now has its own line of Pop! vinyl collectibles from Funko.
Available with Mal, Evie, Carlos and Jay, the initial wave is expected to arrive in May/June 2016 and is currently available for pre-order.
Fore more information or to pre-order, visit Entertainment Earth.
Also be sure to follow Stitch Kingdom for potentially more Descendants news during the upcoming New York International Toy Fair later this month.
Disney XD has ordered ‘MECH-X4,’ a new live-action sci-fi adventure comedy series centered on a heroic team of four teenage boys who take on the responsibility of controlling a giant robot in order to protect their city from danger. Production is currently underway in Vancouver for a scheduled fall 2016 premiere on Disney XD. The series stars newcomer Nathaniel James Potvin as Ryan Walker, a freshman at Bay City High who has technopathy – the extraordinary ability to control technology with his mind. His talent mysteriously awakens MECH-X4, a giant 120-foot robot built by an elusive genius-in-hiding to defend their town against impending doom. Ryan recruits his two best friends and his older brother to help him operate MECH-X4. When monsters suddenly begin to descend upon their city, the four must quickly learn to work as a team in order to pilot the robot that is their only hope of saving their town, and ultimately the world, from mass destruction. Also starring are Kamran Lucas as Ryan’s genius friend Harris and Pearce Joza as his quirky friend Spyder. Raymond Cham stars as Ryan’s older brother Mark.The series was created by executive producer Steve Marmel. Anupam Nigam also serves as executive producer alongside co-executive producer and director Zach Lipovsky. ‘MECH-X4’ is a production of Bay City Productions, Ltd., a subsidiary of Omnifilm Entertainment, Ltd.
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ABC and the Disneyland Resort have released additional details for the upcoming Disneyland 60th Anniversary special, ‘The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60,’ with Master of Ceremonies Derek Hough, airing Sunday, February 21 at 8:00 pm ET/PT on the ABC Television Network. The new information both confirms earlier reports by Stitch Kingdom as well as new details regarding performances, which are detailed below:
- Elton John will perform ‘The Circle of Life’ from The Lion King as well as debut his new song, ‘Wonderful Crazy Night’
Acclaimed actor Harrison Ford, who portrays Han Solo in the Star Wars film franchise, gives viewers an exclusive preview of Star Wars-themed lands being developed at Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts. New details of the ambitious plans to bring Star Wars to life at both resorts will be revealed during ‘The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60,’ with Master of Ceremonies Derek Hough, airing Sunday, February 21 at 8:00 pm ET/PT on the ABC Television Network.
The Los Angeles Philharmonic, conducted by music and artistic director Gustavo Dudamel, will join the celebration performing The Sorcerer’s Apprentice from Walt Disney’s acclaimed animated film Fantasia.