August 2014 Programming Highlights
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"HAUNTED MANSION" SPECIAL, INSPIRED BY POPULAR DISNEY THEME PARKS ATTRACTION, IN DEVELOPMENT AT DISNEY TELEVISION ANIMATION
-- TV Animation Studio Continues to Expand Roster of Top Creative Talent with Production on Three Pilots and New Short-Form Series from Aaron Springer, Jhonen Vasquez and Jenny Goldberg, Jesse LeDoux and Matt Olsen, and Ryan Quincy; Extends Overall Development Deal with "Phineas and Ferb" Co-Creator and Executive Producer Dan Povenmire --
Disney Television Animation is in development on "Haunted Mansion," a special for Disney Channel and Disney XD inspired by the popular Disney Parks attraction. Legendary horror genre artist and children's book illustrator Gris Grimly ("Gris Grimly's Wicked Nursery Rhymes") is attached to executive produce and art direct with Scott Peterson executive producing, story editing and writing and Joshua Pruett consulting producing and writing, both of "Phineas and Ferb."
The television animation studio continues to add to its deep roster of world-class artists and creators with three pilots and a new short-form series from Aaron Springer, Jhonen Vasquez and Jenny Goldberg, Jesse LeDoux and Matt Olsen, and Ryan Quincy, all currently in production for Disney XD. The studio has also extended an overall deal with Emmy Award-winning "Phineas and Ferb" co-creator and executive producer Dan Povenmire for development on new projects. Recently nominated for its ninth Emmy Award, "Phineas and Ferb" currently airs on Disney Channel and Disney XD with the television special "Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars" set to debut later this month.
Disney Channel Will Travel to a Galaxy Far, Far Away During Its First-Ever "Out of This World Weekend"
Disney Channel travels to a galaxy far, far away during its first-ever "Out of This World Weekend" FRIDAY, July 25 through Sunday, July 27, with all-new episodes of "Jessie," "Girl Meets World," "Dog With A Blog," "Liv and Maddie," "I Didn’t Do It" and "Austin & Ally." The cosmic-programming event will also include a premiere of the one-hour television special "Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars."
Meet Agent Kallus, Imperial Enforcer
Agent Kallus, one of the Empire's leading enforcers in the upcoming "Star Wars Rebels" animated series, is a major threat to the Ghost crew's small band of heroes. (http://youtu.be/7zstnZrz_3M)
Revealed here in this special behind-the-scenes video, Kallus is an Imperial Security Bureau (ISB) agent. According to David Oyelowo, who plays Agent Kallus, he's ruthless, unforgiving, and an example of the Empire's tyranny. "His job," says Oyelowo, "is to basically make sure everyone stays loyal. And anyone who gives a whiff of disloyalty has to be cut out. So, I guess you could safely say he's a bad guy."
Lucasfilm's Carrie Beck, director of creative content strategy, thinks Oyelowo is more than convincing as Kallus. "David brings a voice that is very authoritative and very commanding and very cool," she says, "without betraying any sense of insecurity or weakness." As seen in the video's concept art and animation, Kallus wears classic gray Imperial military attire, along with a threatening helmet for field missions, and has distinct angled facial hair.
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.
DISNEY CHANNEL ORDERS SECOND SEASON OF ITS COMEDY SERIES "I DIDN'T DO IT"
Disney Channel has ordered a second season of the comedy series "I Didn't Do It," starring popular actress and recording artist Olivia Holt (Disney XD's "Kickin' It"), Austin North, Piper Curda, Peyton Clark, and Sarah Gilman. It was announced today by Adam Bonnett, Executive Vice President, Original Programming, Disney Channels Worldwide. The series premiered in January and season to date is Disney Channel’s #1 series among Tweens 9-14 (a tie) and ranks among the network’s Top 5 series with both Kids 2-11 and Kids 6-11. New episodes of "I Didn't Do It" premiere SUNDAYS (8:30 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel.
CHINA ANNE MCCLAIN AND KELLI BERGLUND STAR IN THE COMEDY ADVENTURE "HOW TO BUILD A BETTER BOY," PREMIERING FRIDAY, AUGUST 15 ON DISNEY CHANNEL
-- Available to Verified WATCH Disney Channel Viewers on Monday, August 11 --
Recording artist China Anne McClain (Hollywood Records' McCLAIN and Disney Channel's "A.N.T. Farm") and Kelli Berglund (Disney XD's "Lab Rats") star as tech whizzes who computer-program the perfect boy and in the process trigger a national incident in "How to Build a Better Boy," a Disney Channel Original Movie premiering FRIDAY, AUGUST 15 (8:00 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel.
July 2014 Programming Highlights
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Disney Junior July 2014 Programming Highlights
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**Episodes premiere on the Disney Junior block on Disney Channel Unless Otherwise Stated**
DISNEY JUNIOR'S "PIRATE AND PRINCESS: POWER OF DOING GOOD" A SEVEN-CITY TOURING EVENT IN COLLABORATION WITH ASPCA, YOUTH SERVICE AMERICA, NATIONAL WILDLIFE FEDERATION AND FIRST BOOK, BEGINS THURSDAY, JULY 17 IN PHILADELPHIA
"Pirate and Princess: Power of Doing Good," a pro-social touring event to introduce kids age 2-7 to the value of doing good, including caring for nature and animals and helping others, will begin THURSDAY, JULY 17 in Philadelphia before carrying on to Washington D.C., New York, Chicago, Houston, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Designed for kids and families, the tour is sponsored by Disney Junior, ASPCA, Youth Service America (YSA), National Wildlife Federation and First Book.
MAY THE FERB BE WITH YOU
PHINEAS, FERB AND THE GANG MEET LUKE SKYWALKER, DARTH VADER, HAN SOLO, PRINCESS LEIA, CHEWBACCA, C-3PO AND R2-D2, AMONG OTHER ICONIC STAR WARS CHARACTERS, IN "PHINEAS AND FERB: STAR WARS" A TELEVISION SPECIAL PREMIERING SATURDAY, JULY 26 ON DISNEY CHANNEL
-- "Star Wars Rebels" Extended First Look Debuts Following Disney XD Premiere of "Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars" on Monday, August 4 --
An adventure and action-filled television special, "Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars" is set to premiere SATURDAY, JULY 26 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel. The story is set a couple summers ago in a galaxy far, far away when Phineas, Ferb and the gang are in a parallel universe during Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. Iconic Star Wars characters Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, Han Solo, Princess Leia, Chewbacca, C-3PO and R2-D2 are featured in this special event programming.
Beginning, Saturday, July 19, verified users on WATCH Disney Channel will be treated to a first look at "Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars." It will also be presented during a night of Star Wars-themed programming, MONDAY, AUGUST 4 (7:30 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney XD, and will be immediately followed by an extended first look at the highly-anticipated "Star Wars Rebels."
DISNEY JUNIOR'S "PIRATE AND PRINCESS SUMMER" MULTI-PLATFORM PROGRAMMING EVENT RETURNS WITH NEW EPISODES OF "SOFIA THE FIRST" AND "JAKE AND THE NEVER LAND PIRATES," BEGINNING FRIDAY, JUNE 27
Ginnifer Goodwin, Jo Frost and Robert Morse Guest Star; Classic Disney Princess Mulan Makes Special Appearance on "Sofia the First"
WATCHDisneyJunior.com and DisneyJunior.com to Launch New Games, Activities and Summer Anthem Music Video
Disney Junior's "Pirate and Princess Summer" annual programming event kicks off FRIDAY, JUNE 27 on Disney Channel with new episodes of Emmy-nominated hit series "Sofia the First" and "Jake and the Never Land Pirates" (9:00 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. ET/PT, respectively). All summer long, new episodes of the two series will alternate with Friday premieres FRIDAY, JULY 4 – FRIDAY, AUGUST 15 (9:00 a.m., ET/PT). All episodes will be made available a week prior to their television debut on WATCHDisneyJunior.com and via the WATCH Disney Junior app for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch to authenticated pay TV subscribers.
Among the premieres are an episode of "Jake and the Never Land Pirates," featuring "Supernanny" Jo Frost as Captain Hook's childhood nanny on Friday, July 18; Ginnifer Goodwin ("Once Upon A Time") as the castle's kitchen maid, who aspires to be an inventor on "Sofia the First," on Friday, July 25; and Robert Morse ("Mad Men") as an elderly retired sorcerer in "Sofia the First" on Friday, August 8. Classic Disney Princess Mulan, voiced by Ming-Na Wen ("Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."), makes her debut appearance on "Sofia the First" on Friday, August 15.
JAY LENO GUEST STARS IN "PHINEAS AND FERB SAVE SUMMER," A ONE-HOUR SPECIAL EVENT, PREMIERING MONDAY, JUNE 9 ON DISNEY XD
Sneak Peek of Highly-Anticipated "Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars" One-Hour Special to Debut During Star Wars Weekends at Walt Disney World Resort Beginning Friday, May 16
Jon Stewart, Elizabeth Banks and Simon Pegg Guest Star in New Episodes throughout Summer
Jay Leno ("The Tonight Show with Jay Leno") guest stars in "Phineas and Ferb Save Summer," a special one-hour episode, premiering MONDAY, JUNE 9 (10:00-11:00 a.m., ET/PT) on Disney XD. The episode ushers in several new episodes of the Emmy Award-winning series airing throughout the summer. They include notable guest stars Jon Stewart ("The Daily Show with Jon Stewart"), Elizabeth Banks ("The Hunger Games") and Simon Pegg ("Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol").