Disney Channel seems certain they have a hit on their hands with Tangled: The Series – the network has ordered a second season more than three weeks before the series Premieres on March 10th.
Elena of Avalor has been given a third season by Disney Channel – and the second season doesn’t even premiere until fall.
The series is a global hit – reaching #1 in its target demographic in the U.S., UK, Spain and Portugal.
During the month of February – Black History Month – Disney Channel, Disney Junior and Disney XD will be presenting the inspiring stories of some real-life African-American Heroes – including Tuskegee Airmen Chief Civilian flight instructor Charles Alfred “Chief” Anderson, the history-making commercial airline pilot Stephanie R. Grant, animator and Disney legend Floyd Norman.
For details, follow the break.
Disney’s unorthodox retelling of the Rapunzel story in Tangled was validated when the movie became a huge hit.
Now, the original Rapunzel and Flynn (now Eugene) from the film – Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi – are voicing the characters in Disney Channel’s Tangled: The Series.
After being locked up in that tower for so long, Rapunzel has to reacquaint herself with the kingdom of Corona. Fortunately, she has the support of Eugene, her chameleon sidekick, the dutiful no-nonsense horse, Pascal and the Snuggly Duck Pub Thugs.
Tangled: The Series premieres on Friday, March 24th (7:30/6:30C).
Moore and Levi talk about the series in a new video after the break.
Disney Channel has renewed its hit series, Bizaardvark – which follows best friends Paige and Frankie, who express themselves through funny music videos on their vlog channel, Bizaardvark.
Bizaardvark returns with the second half of season one on Friday, January 13 (6:30/5:30C). Details follow the break.
Instead of flying south with his relatives, Donald Duck stays put in order to experience his first real Christmas, so Mickey Mouse decides to make it memorable on Duck the Halls: A Mickey Mouse Christmas Special, premiering Friday, December 9th (8:30-9:00 p.m. EST), on Disney Channel, the Disney Channel app and Disney Channel VOD. It will also be televised Monday, December 12 (8:00-8:30 p.m. EST), on Disney XD.
Details follow the jump.
Raven-Symoné and Disney channel are developing a series that chronicle the further adventures of Raven Baxter – her popular character from That’s So Raven.
The idea is that Raven is now a divorced single mom with two kids – one of whom has inherited her ability to catch glimpses of the future.
Preliminary casting is underway for the as yet untitled series.
Disney Channel’s The Lodge is a music-filled mystery/drama based on a popular Disney Channel Israel series called North Star.
It follows 15-year old Skye who, following the death of her mother, returns to the family-owned North Star Lodge where her mother was raised. News that her father is planning to sell the lodge sparks her to find a way to change his mind.
The Lodge includes nine original songs integral to the story’s central kid-empowering theme of ‘believe in yourself.’
The series, shot in Ballynahinch, Northern Ireland, will premiere in the UK and Canada on September 23rd and in the U.S. on October 17th. For more, follow the break.
‘It’s just a few weeks into the launch of ‘Elena of Avalor’ and we are already seeing what an impact and connection she is making with kids and families,’ said Nancy Kanter of Disney Junior Worldwide, as she announced that Elena of Avalor was being given a second season order just a few weeks into the show’s first season launch.
Princess Elena also made her debut at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida today.
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The 100th Disney Channel Original Movie, Adventures in Babysitting – starring Sabrina Carpenter (Girl Meets World) and Sofia Carson (Descendants) is set to premiere on Friday, JUne 24th (8/7C).
The re-imagined tale of the popular 1980s film of the same name will be available one week in advance, Friday, June 17, to verified users on the Disney Channel app and via VOD. The premiere of “Adventures in Babysitting” will be ushered in by the “100th DCOM Celebration,” a nostalgic programming event across Disney Channel, the Disney Channel App and VOD featuring every DCOM ever made. For details (and a trailer) follow the jump.
Disney Channel will be hosting an in-person open call audition for High School Musical 4 on Sunday, May 15th at the Anaheim Convention Center.
The casting call is for young actors, singers and dancers between the ages of 14-17. Follow the jump for details.