AMBER DISCOVERS THE SECRET OF SOFIA'S AMULET AND ACCIDENTALLY SUMMONS AN EVIL PRINCESS TO ENCHANCIA, IN NEW PRIMETIME SPECIAL "SOFIA THE FIRST: THE CURSE OF PRINCESS IVY," PREMIERING SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23 ON DISNEY CHANNEL
Rapunzel from Disney's "Tangled" Makes Special Appearance
Mandy Moore, Anna Camp, John Michael Higgins and Oliver Platt among Guest Voice Cast
Amber discovers Sofia's amulet is magical and takes it without permission, inadvertently summoning an evil princess, Ivy, who's set on taking over Enchancia, in "Sofia the First: The Curse of Princess Ivy," a primetime special of Disney Junior's Emmy-winning series, premiering SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23 (7:00 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel. The high-stakes adventure features a special appearance by Rapunzel, voiced by Mandy Moore, who reprises her role from Disney's "Tangled." Film, television and Broadway actress Anna Camp guest stars as the nefarious Princess Ivy, along with her "Pitch Perfect" co-star John Michael Higgins as the self-appointed leader of an all-dragon a capella group, and Oliver Platt ("The West Wing") as Enchancia's oldest-living dragon, Everburn.
A full-length preview of "Sofia the First: The Curse of Princess Ivy" and a new game based on the special will debut on WATCHDisneyJunior.com and the WATCH Disney Junior app for smartphones and tablets beginning Monday, November 10.
Leading up to the special's television premiere week of Monday, November 17 – Sunday, November 23 (8:30 a.m., ET/PT), Disney Channel will air "Sofia the First" episodes featuring Disney Princesses Cinderella, Snow White, Ariel, Aurora, Belle, Jasmine and Mulan. Also debuting are new "I Am A Princess" interstitials featuring stories from Disney movies, including "Frozen" and "The Little Mermaid," told through the eyes of children.
"DOWNTON ABBEY" CAST MEMBERS GUEST STAR IN EPISODE OF DISNEY JUNIOR'S ACCLAIMED ANIMATED SERIES "DOC MCSTUFFINS," PREMIERING SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2 ON DISNEY CHANNEL
-- Joanne Froggatt, Lesley Nicol, Matt Milne, Nigel Harman and Robert Bathurst Voice Characters in Florence Nightingale-themed Story --
"Downton Abbey" stars Joanne Froggatt (Anna Bates), Lesley Nicol (Mrs. Patmore), Matt Milne (Alfred Nugent), Nigel Harman (Mr. Green) and Robert Bathurst (Sir Anthony Strallan) are among the guest-star voice cast in a special episode of Disney Junior's Emmy-nominated animated series "Doc McStuffins." Titled "Let the Nightingale Sing," the episode premieres SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2 (8:30-9:00 a.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel in the U.S. and in December on Disney Junior UK. In the extended-length episode, Doc and the toys magically travel back to 19th century England where they meet a young Florence Nightingale (voiced by Joanne Froggatt) and help her realize her dream of becoming a nurse.
Disney Legend Dick Van Dyke Guest Stars as Goofy's Grandpappy in a Music-Filled "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse," Premiering Friday, October 10 on Disney Channel
Disney Legend Dick Van Dyke guest stars as Goofy's pirate grandpappy, Captain Goof-Beard, in a special music-filled episode of Disney Junior's Emmy Award-nominated animated series "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse" premiering FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10 (9:00 a.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel. The episode, titled "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey's Pirate Adventure," features six new original songs performed by Van Dyke's character alongside Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Donald, Daisy and Pluto.
Disney XD Orders Second Season of Lucasfilm's Animated-Triumph "Star Wars Rebels" Ahead of Its Television Premiere
THE FORCE IS STRONG FOR LUCASFILM'S ANIMATED-TRIUMPH "STAR WARS REBELS" DISNEY XD ORDERS SECOND SEASON AHEAD OF TELEVISION PREMIERE
One day ahead of a highly anticipated television premiere, Disney Channels Worldwide President and Chief Creative Officer, Gary Marsh, announced plans to produce a second season of the animated series "Star Wars Rebels" from Lucasfilm.
JAKE AND HIS CREW TAKE FLIGHT OVER LONDON IN PRIMETIME SPECIAL, "JAKE AND THE NEVER LAND PIRATES: BATTLE FOR THE BOOK!" PREMIERING SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26 ON DISNEY CHANNEL AND DISNEY JUNIOR
Music-Filled Special Includes Debut of Original Song "Once Upon A Time" Performed by Maia Mitchell as Wendy
Jake and his crew of kid pirates take flight over London in Disney Junior's "Jake and the Never Land Pirates: Battle for the Book!" a primetime special premiering SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26 (6:00 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel and Disney Junior. Beloved Disney heritage characters Wendy, John and Michael Darling make their series debut in the music-filled special, with Maia Mitchell (Disney Channel's "Teen Beach Movie" and ABC Family's "The Fosters") voicing the role of Wendy and performing new original song "Once Upon A Time." Peter Pan and Tinker Bell will also appear.
A full-length preview of "Jake and the Never Land Pirates: Battle for the Book!" will be available on WATCHDisneyJunior.com and the WATCH Disney Junior app for smartphones and tablets beginning Sunday, October 19, followed by the debut of a new Hidden Objects game on Wednesday, October 22.
October 2014 Programming Highlights
*All programming subject to change*
"MONSTOBER," A MONTH-LONG HALLOWEEN FEST, RETURNS OCTOBER 2-31 ON DISNEY CHANNEL
Includes Premieres of "Phineas and Ferb" One-Hour Episode, Mystery Adventure Special "Evermoor," Crossover Episode of "Marvel's Ultimate Spider-Man: Web-Warriors" and Cast of "Jessie"
A month of Halloween-themed episodes of popular series will form a mega "Monstober," Disney Channel's annual programming event for kids and families.
DISNEY CHANNEL TO SHOWCASE STORIES OF KIDS AND TEENS WHO ARE ACTIVELY MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD, IN NEW EDITIONS OF "MAKE YOUR MARK," BEGINNING FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12
New segments that showcase kids and teens from around the country whose uplifting stories can encourage their peers to get inspired, to connect to the world, and to communicate in positive ways will be presented as part of the Emmy Award-winning "Make Your Mark" series, beginning FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 on Disney Channel. The interstitial series is designed to reach kids age 6-14 with a wide array of empowering, relevant stories and to augment the Channel's themes of communication, diversity and optimism.
LAURA MARANO AND LEIGH-ALLYN BAKER WILL STAR IN "BAD HAIR DAY," A DISNEY CHANNEL ORIGINAL MOVIE SCHEDULED FOR A 2015 PREMIERE
Baker Also Serves as Executive Producer
Popular actresses Laura Marano ("Austin & Ally") and Leigh-Allyn Baker ("Good Luck Charlie") team up to star in the comedic buddy adventure "Bad Hair Day," a Disney Channel Original Movie scheduled to premiere in 2015. Leigh-Allyn Baker makes her foray into producing as executive producer of the movie.