ABC has released the opening musical sequence from the first episode of the second season of the musical comedy, ‘Galavant,’ which you can find embedded below. The new season premieres January 3, 2016 with back-to-back episodes. The ten-episode series will run each Sunday night for five-consecutive weeks.
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has announced that the television event, The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar, will be available to own on DVD with digital copy on February 23, 2016 (now available for pre-order). The DVD will also include an exclusive talking backpack clip and a bonus feature of the music video of Beau Black performing the series’ theme, ‘Here comes the Lion Guard.’
The animated series “The Lion Guard” will premiere FRIDAY, JANUARY 15 (9:30 a.m., EST/PST) on Disney Channel and encore throughout the weekend on Disney Junior and Disney Channel. Its story – introduced last month in a Disney Channel movie which posted commanding ratings among Kids 2-5 and Total Viewers – continues the “The Lion King” epic. It follows the adventures of Kion, the second-born cub of Simba and Nala, and his diverse group of friends, each with a unique skill, as they unite to protect the Pride Lands.
As part of the network’s reality expansion, ABC Family has greenlit ‘The Letter’ to series. It was announced today by Karey Burke, executive vice president, Programming & Development. The series begins production in 2016 and comes from Sirens Media. ABC Family is becoming Freeform in January 2016.
‘Richard M. Sherman: Songs of a Lifetime,’ a showcase of the accomplished composer/lyricist, highlighting 60 years of popular songs, including those written with his late brother, Robert B. Sherman, will make its television debut on PBS SoCal, Thursday, December 17 at 7:00 pm PST. It is expected to run in other major markets as well, though dates have yet to be announced. The tribute is a one-hour studio performance with Sherman at the piano telling tales behind the music, singing songs and performing with friends: Broadway star Ashley Brown, acclaimed stage performers Juliana Hansen and Wesley Alfvin and The Barbershop Quartet (Jim Campbell, Jon Schoenherz, Drew Tablak and Wesley Alfvin ).
Disney Legend Dick Van Dyke, who portrays Bert, the carefree Cockney chimney sweep in Mary Poppins, will host interstitials throughout ABC’s broadcast of ‘The Wonderful World of Disney Presented by Target Brings You Mary Poppins,‘ premiering Saturday, December 12 at 8:00 pm ET/PT on the ABC Network and joined by Target’s mascot, ‘Bullseye.’ This holiday event marks the first network television broadcast of Mary Poppins in 13 years. It also will be the first time that Target’s Holiday Odyssey story – told through a series of broadcast commercials – will be shown in its entirety on TV.
On January 19, 2016, for the first time ever, Walt Disney’s first feature-length animated film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, will be available on Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere. Then on, February 2, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment will launch the Walt Disney Signature Series beginning with the beloved classic (now available for pre-order). Short of any official announcements, it is unclear if this means the release will contain any new material other than the digital copy. You can watch the official trailer for the Blu-ray below.
In tandem with today’s official announcement regarding the premiere of ‘Shadowhunters’ on Freeform (formerly ABC Family) on January 12, 2016 (episode titled ‘The Mortal Cup’), the network has released new publicity stills featuring the cast of the anticipated adaptation of Cassandra Clare’s best selling young adult fantasy novel, The Mortal Instruments.
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment today announced the home video release of LEGO Star Wars ‘Droid Tales,’ featuring all five episodes, available to own on DVD on March 1, 2016 (now available for pre-order).
The fun begins following the victory celebration in the Ewok village on Endor, at the end of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. R2-D2 and C-3PO have gathered to regale Luke, Leia, Han, Chewbacca and the other Rebels with the tales of their adventures that led to the events of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. An accidental kidnapping occurs while the droids are reminiscing, and suddenly you’re taken on a new journey that leads to the retelling of the entire Star Wars saga, as told by R2-D2 and C-3PO! It’s hilarious and playful, packed with all your favorite interlocking characters. LEGO® STAR WARS™: DROID TALES is intergalactic thrills for the whole family!
We previously shared several photos from ABC’s upcoming holiday special, ‘It’s Your 50th Christmas, Charlie Brown,’ which airs Monday, November 30 at 8:00 pm on the ABC television network. In addition to the stills (which again have been embedded below in our special gallery), ABC has also released two video clips from the show. First up is singer/songwriter Sarah McLachlan performing ‘Christmastime’ with All American Boys Chorus. The second clip features Stacy ‘Fergie’ Ferguson who, as a child, provided the voice for Sally for several specials.