ABC’s Disneyland Anniversary Special Adds Kelsea Ballerini to Line-up; Additional Details Released

The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60ABC 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:

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ABC’s Disneyland Anniversary Special to Detail Star Wars Lands with Harrison Ford

The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60Acclaimed 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.

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PHOTOS: ‘Disneyland 60’ Special Performances By Elton John, Pentatonix and Derek Hough

ABC and the Disneyland Resort have released several photos from performances recently recorded for the upcoming two-hour special ‘The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60,’ premiering Sunday, February 21 on the ABC television network at 8:00 pm ET/PT. Performances pre-recorded for the event include those by Elton John, Pentatonix and ‘Dancing with the Stars’ professional dancers Derek Hough and Witney Carson, which you can find in our photo gallery embedded below.

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FIRST LOOK: ‘Stuck in the Middle’ Premieres on Disney Channel in February

JOE NIEVES, ISAAK PRESLEY, ARIANA GREENBLATT, JENNA ORTEGA, CERINA VINCENT, KAYLA MAISONET, NICOLAS BECHTEL, MALACHI BARTON, RONNI HAWKDisney Channel has announced that its new sitcom, ‘Stuck in the Middle’ will premiere with a preview episode on February 14 2016 on Disney Channel at 8:45 pm ET/PT, following the network debut of Frozen as well as the WATCH Disney Channel app and WATCHDisneyChannel.com. It will begin airing in its regular time slot on Friday, March 11 at 9:00 pm ET/PT.

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CONFIRMED: Olaf to Appear on ‘Sofia the First’ on February 15

PRINCESS SOFIA, OLAFConfirming various earlier reports by Stitch Kingdom, Disney Channel today announced that Olaf from Disney’s Frozen will appear on an episode of ‘Sofia the First,’ debuting on Disney Channel at 11:30 am ET/PT and Disney Junior at 7:00 pm ET/PT on Monday, February 15. The episode will be available on the WATCH Disney Junior app beginning Monday, February 8.

Josh Gad is the voice of Olaf in the story titled ‘The Secret Library: Olaf and the Tale of Miss Nettle,’ the second episode of a four-part story arc. Megan Mullally returns as the voice of Miss Nettle, a role for which she received an Emmy Award nomination earlier this year. Eric Stonestreet and Hugh Bonneville recur as Sofia’s flying horse Minimus and the Narrator, respectively.

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Disney Junior’s ‘Elena of Avalor’ Supporting Cast Announced

Elena of AvalarLater this year, Princess Elena of Avalor, the first Disney princess inspired by diverse Latin cultures and folklore, will make her debut in a special episode of Disney Junior’s hit series “Sofia the First,” followed shortly thereafter by the launch of the animated series “Elena of Avalor.” As previously announced, the series will follow Elena (voiced by Aimee Carrero of Freeform’s “Young & Hungry”), a 16-year-old ascendant to the throne of the fairytale kingdom of Avalor.

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ABC’s ‘Disneyland 60’ Special to Feature Elton John, Pentatonix; Interactive Experience Available for At-Home Viewers

The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60ABC and the Disneyland Resort have announced that Elton John will debut his title track ‘Wonderful Crazy Night’ during the two-hour special ‘The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60,’ premiering Sunday, February 21 on the ABC television network at 8:00 pm ET/PT. Although ABC has yet to announce other appearances on the show, audience ticketing company 1iota is currently offering free tickets to those wishing to attend a taping for the special on Tuesday, January 12 at the Disneyland Resort. According to 1iota, those performing during the taping including Pentatonix, and ‘Dancing with the Stars’ professional dancers Derek Hough and Witney Carson.

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WATCH: ‘The Lion Guard’ Shortform Series ‘It’s UnBungalievable’ on Disney Junior

'It's Unbungalievable'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?’

The first episode of ‘It’s UnBungalievable’ will premiere on Disney Junior on Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 9:52 am ET/PT but you can find the first episode embedded below:

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‘Zombies and Cheerleaders’ Undead at Disney Channel; Resurrected as ‘Zoms and Poms’

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.

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Disney XD’s ‘Gravity Falls’ 68 Hour Marathon to Lead to Hour-Long Series Finale; Behind-the-Scenes Special to Air February 8

MABEL, DIPPERDisney’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.

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