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Who's the evilest of them all? In the world of Disney animation, Maleficent ranks pretty highly on that front, being one of Disney's most classic villains. The Sleeping Beauty character's story was told in a recent live-action movie, and another version of Maleficent is set to be featured in Disney Channel's planned original movie Descendants.
Ladies and gentlemen, the Descendants! Whose descendants are we looking at in the photo above? These four colorfully dressed teens are the offspring of some of Disney's most iconic villains, and they're among the lead characters of Disney Channel's planned musical adventure comedy TV movie Descendants, which is expected to air next year (2015).
Happy Star Wars day and May the Fourth be with you, Star Wars fans! It's the perfect day to celebrate everything we love about Star Wars and get excited about the Star Wars projects in the works. That includes Episode VII and of course, on the small screen, there's Star Wars Rebels to anticipate. The official trailer for the Disney series has arrived today and gives us a look at the adventure that awaits.
Disney Channel's anticipated Boy Meets World followup Girl Meets World now has an official premiere date and an adorable trailer to go with it. The video gives us an introduction to the energetic Riley, who faces the awkwardness of having her father for a history teacher. And said father faces the distress of accepting that his daughter is growing up.
Since learning that Liv and Maddie star Dove Cameron had signed on for one of the lead roles in Disney Channel's planned live-action TV movie Descendants, we haven't heard much on the promising project. However, this week brings a major update in the form of the great Kristin Chenoweth, who will be playing the role of Maleficent -- mother to Cameron's character -- in the planned movie.
Like most early-Ď80s babies, I often revel in the ironic enjoyment of shows that I unironically paid way too much attention to in my youth, with the brain-melting adventures and drama of Saved by the Bell and Full House filling up parts of my memory banks where math should be.
Well, that didnít take long. Less than a week after announcing that the casting process has begun in the new live-action Disney Channel movie, Descendants, comes word that Liv and Maddie star Dove Cameron has nabbed one of the coveted roles. Sheíll play Mal, the daughter of Sleeping Beauty villain Maleficent in the Kenny Ortega-directed TV followup to various well-known Disney movies
Based on the description of Disney Channelís planned original movie, Descendants, it seems the cable channel has sent the bucket deep into the Disney well and has come up with a pretty ambitious but intriguing all-star(ish) sequel concept. That may be cause for concern to die-hard Disney fanatics, especially if we consider some of those straight-to-video non-classics Disney has distributed in the past, which have tampered with the canon of the stories in less than satisfying ways.
Did you miss ABC's broadcast of the excellent and sure-to-be-a-classic Disney Pixar Halloween special Toy Story of TERROR!? Well, rest assured, it's going to air again, though you probably won't find it on ABC. Additional airings of the special are scheduled for Disney's cable channels, with the first re-airing scheduled for this Saturday, as ABC Family's 13 Nights of Halloween event kicks off.
Last November, we learned that a spin-off/sequel project for Boy Meets World was in development for Disney Channel. As "in development" doesn't mean an automatic greenlight to series, we've hung on every major bit of news for the project in the hopes that the pilot would eventually go to series. Signs pointed toward good news, but we had to wait for it. It's finally here. Girl Meets World has officially been ordered to series at Disney Channel.
The mouse is back in the house! Or he will be soon enough. For decades, Mickey Mouse has served as the face of all things Disney. But in terms of his presence as a cartoon character, he's a bit overshadowed by so many other film and television animated humans, animals and the like. It looks like Disney Channel's looking to remedy that with a series of 19 cartoon shorts that showcase the iconic mouse, beginning this summer.
We haven't seen a lot of Ben Savage on the small screen in recent years, but the 32-year-old actor is still remembered well for his role as Cory Matthews, the lead character in ABC's 90s sitcom Boy Meets World. And there's a chance he could reprise that role, should things work out for the sequel Disney Channel is reportedly trying to develop.
Fans awaiting their first full look at the new animated adventure in the TRON universe don't have to wait any longer. The upcoming series called TRON: Uprising still doesn't hit television screens for another month but the prelude, TRON: Uprising, Beck's Beginning, is already online and almost a full week before its premiere. Disney has uploaded the entire episode to introduce the ensuing series that is set between 1982's TRON and 2010's TRON: Legacy.
Say what you will about Disney, but it is one well-run company. To elaborate, it is one extremely productive, well-run company that now has a brand new foothold in another part of the world. Disney announced today the company is set to join up with UTH Russia, a media holding company in the aforementioned country. Disney will take a 49 percent share of the ad-supported channel and UTH will nab the remaining 51 percent.
I have a love-hate relationship with the Disney Channel. On one hand, they have allowed me to doze on the couch many a pre-dawn morning while my kids watched Imagination Movers enraptured. On the other hand, well, Hannah Montana. And I can only be thankful that my kids now sleep until sunrise and then head to school since Disney Channel has just given the green light to a talking dog project