SEASON THREE OF HIT DISNEY JUNIOR SERIES, "JAKE AND THE NEVER LAND PIRATES," FEATURING NEW VILLAINS, SPECIAL ACTION-PACKED EXTENDED EPISODES AND REVAMPED PIRATE ROCK THEME SONG, TO DEBUT FRIDAY, JANUARY 3, ON DISNEY CHANNEL
-- Jack McBrayer, Mark Hamill, Carl Reiner, Rico Rodriguez, Estelle Harris and Jo Frost Among Guest Stars --
Season three of Disney Junior's Emmy-nominated animated series "Jake and the Never Land Pirates" will premiere FRIDAY, JANUARY 3 on Disney Channel (8:30 a.m. ET/PT) and Disney Junior (7:50 p.m. ET/PT). The new season introduces rival characters including pirate ghosts, mummies and robots, and incorporates special super powers and spectacular gadgets for Jake and his crew, including Jake’s Mega-Mecha Sword, a robot suit and an invisibility ring that will help the gang outwit their new adversaries. The season will also include action-packed extended length episodes and a revamped rock and roll-style theme song performed by Sharky and Bones of The Never Land Pirate Band.
OLIVIA HOLT (DISNEY XD'S "KICKIN' IT") STARS IN FILMED COMEDY SERIES, "I DIDN'T DO IT," PREMIERING FRIDAY, JANUARY 17 ON DISNEY CHANNEL
New Series Also Stars Austin North, Piper Curda, Peyton Clark and Sarah Gilman
First-Look at "Disney's Win, Lose or Draw" Game Show to be Presented
Fan favorite Olivia Holt (Disney XD's "Kickin' It" and Radio Disney Music Award winner) moves to new series role and a new reverse storytelling approach for Disney Channel in "I Didn't Do It," a comedy that tells of the hilarious twists and turns in the lives of five teenagers – ultra-competitive fraternal twins and their three best friends. Each episode begins at the end of a predicament, just after an adventure has gone absurdly haywire, just as twins Lindy and Logan and their friends Jasmine, Garrett and Delia somehow try to explain -- with flashback scenes -- exactly what happened. "I Didn't Do It" series premiere is part of Disney Channel's "janNEWary" programming event FRIDAY, JANUARY 17 (9:40 p.m., ET/PT), immediately following the premiere of the Disney Channel Original Movie "Cloud 9." Beginning January 26, the series will join Disney Channel's Sunday night family comedy block (8:30 p.m., ET/PT).
"CLOUD 9," AN INSPIRATIONAL MOVIE SET IN THE WORLD OF COMPETITIVE SNOWBOARDING, PREMIERES FRIDAY, JANUARY 17 ON DISNEY CHANNEL
Executive Produced by Ashley Tisdale and Starring
Luke Benward and Dove Cameron
Programming Event includes Premiere of Comedy Series
"I Didn't Do It," New Episode of "Liv and Maddie," and First-Look at New Game Show, "Disney's Win, Lose or Draw"
Set high atop snow-capped mountains in the adrenaline-fueled world of competitive snowboarding, the Disney Channel Original Movie "Cloud 9" tells the inspiring story of two snowboarders who must overcome self-doubt to learn that achieving their dreams is possible. Executive-produced by Ashley Tisdale, and starring Luke Benward ("Ravenswood," "Good Luck Charlie") and Dove Cameron ("Liv and Maddie"), "Cloud 9" premieres FRIDAY, JANUARY 17 (8:00 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel.
December 2013 Programming Highlights
*All programming subject to change*
December 2013 Programming Highlights
*All programming subject to change*
**Episodes premiere on the Disney Junior block on Disney Channel**
DISNEY JUNIOR USHERS IN THE HOLIDAY SEASON WITH NOTEWORTHY GUEST STARS ON THEMED EPISODES OF ITS HIT SERIES, INCLUDING "DOC MCSTUFFINS," "SOFIA THE FIRST" AND "JAKE AND THE NEVER LAND PIRATES"
-- Jeffrey Tambor, Tony Hale, Eric Stonestreet and Rhys Darby
Among Guest Stars --
-- Princess Aurora from Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" Makes Debut Appearance on "Sofia the First" --
Disney Junior celebrates the season with holiday-themed episodes of its hit series, including "Doc McStuffins," in which Jeffrey Tambor and Tony Hale (both of "Arrested Development") guest star as Santa and Tobias the elf, respectively. On "Sofia the First," Eric Stonestreet ("Modern Family") reprises his role as Sofia's flying horse Minimus and Princess Aurora makes her debut. And Rhys Darby ("Flight of the Conchords") returns as Percy the penguin in "Jake and the Never Land Pirates." Other highlights include festive episodes of "Henry Hugglemonster," "Octonauts" and the popular short-form series, "Minnie's Bow-Toons."
FIRST-EVER EXTENDED EPISODE OF EMMY AWARD-WINNING "MICKEY MOUSE" CARTOON SHORTS TO DEBUT IN CELEBRATION OF MICKEY MOUSE'S BIRTHDAY, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18 ON DISNEY CHANNEL
Disney Channel will debut the first-ever extended episode of the Emmy Award-winning "Mickey Mouse" cartoon shorts as part of a themed day of programming in honor of Mickey Mouse's birthday on MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18 (8:00 p.m., ET/PT). The special seven-minute comedic cartoon titled "Potatoland" finds Mickey, Donald and Goofy on a road trip to Idaho to fulfill Goofy's lifelong dream of visiting what he fondly remembers as Potatoland theme park. The short will be available on WATCHDisneyChannel.com, the WATCH Disney Channel app for smartphones and tablets, Disney.com and iTunes the day after the linear premiere.
DISNEY CHANNEL'S ANNUAL "FA-LA-LA-LIDAYS" BEGINS FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29 WITH A CROSSOVER OF HIT FAMILY COMEDIES "GOOD LUCK CHARLIE" AND "JESSIE"
New Games, Activities and Inspiration on How Kids Can Volunteer During Holiday Season Featured on DisneyChannel.com
Disney Channel kicks off its annual month-long "Fa-la-la-lidays" programming event FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29 with a special one-hour crossover of the hit comedies "Good Luck Charlie" and "Jessie," featuring an original holiday song performed by "Jessie" star (Debby Ryan). The month brimming with winter-themed episodes also includes a music-filled episode of "Austin & Ally" -- featuring a duet with Austin (Ross Lynch) and Ally (Laura Marano) -- a "Liv and Maddie" episode in which Liv (Dove Cameron) sings a classic holiday song, new episodes of "A.N.T. Farm," "Dog With A Blog" and "Wander Over Yonder" and favorite holiday movies including "Good Luck Charlie, It's Christmas!," "Disney's A Christmas Carol," "The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause" and "Santa Buddies."
THE FIRST WESTERN FOR PRESCHOOLERS, "SHERIFF CALLIE'S WILD WEST," STARRING THE VOICE OF MANDY MOORE, TO DEBUT WITH FIRST NINE EPISODES EXCLUSIVELY ON WATCHDISNEYJUNIOR.COM AND WATCH DISNEY JUNIOR APP, BEGINNING SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24
-- Series Premieres on 24-hour Disney Junior channels and
Disney Channels around the World in 2014 --
-- Sheriff Callie, a Calico Cat with Cowgirl Know-How,
Makes Sure there's No Trouble in Town --
In a first for Disney/ABC Television Group, a series will premiere on its hugely popular WATCH service. The animated "Sheriff Callie's Wild West," the first Western for preschoolers (kids age 2-7), will be available for verified viewers on WATCHDisneyJunior.com and the WATCH Disney Junior app for smartphones and tablets beginning SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24. The series will premiere on Disney Junior channels and programming blocks around the world in 2014.
PRINCESS SOFIA SETS SAIL FOR A HIGH SEAS ADVENTURE IN HER FIRST-EVER PRIMETIME SPECIAL "SOFIA THE FIRST: THE FLOATING PALACE," PREMIERING SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24 ON DISNEY CHANNEL
Ariel from Disney's "The Little Mermaid" Makes Special Appearance
Disney Legend Jodi Benson and Kiernan Shipka ("Mad Men")
Sofia and her family take to the high seas for a royal vacation in the first-ever "Sofia the First" primetime special, "Sofia the First: The Floating Palace," premiering SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24 (7:00 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel and THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28 (7:00 p.m., ET/PT) on the 24-hour Disney Junior channel. The undersea adventure, in which Sofia is magically transformed into a mermaid, features a special appearance by Princess Ariel from "The Little Mermaid," voiced by Disney Legend Jodi Benson who reprises her iconic role from the animated film. The special also introduces a new character named Oona, a young mermaid voiced by Kiernan Shipka ("Mad Men").