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February 2018 Programming Highlights for Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior

February 2018 Programming Highlights
— All programming subject to change

Thursday, Feb. 1
Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel
K.C. Undercover “Domino 4: The Mask”
(8:00 – 8:30 P.M. EST)
K.C. and Marisa take Amy on a trip to New York so she won’t be at home to witness her “parents” being arrested by The Organization.
TV-Y7 FV

Friday, Feb. 2
Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel
Andi Mack “A Good Hair Day”
(8:00 – 8:30 P.M. EST)
Andi and Bex turn Bowie’s birthday blues around when they plan a surprise party for him.  Jonah joins Andi, Cyrus and Buffy on their annual trip to the Renaissance Faire.
TV-G

Sunday, Feb. 4
Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney XD
Marvel’s Spider-Man “Spider-Island Part One”
(8:00 – 8:30 A.M. EST)
Spider-Man tracks a new villain with spider-powers who steals his experimental stealth suit and threatens the entire city.
TV-Y7 FV

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney XD
Marvel’s Spider-Man “Spider-Island Part Two”
(8:30 – 9:00 A.M. EST)
Everyone in Manhattan is manifesting spider powers, Spider-Man and Spider-Gwen must help Black Widow track down Crossbones before he delivers the vibranium to Arnim Zola and Hydra.
TV-Y7 FV

Friday, Feb. 9
Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel
Andi Mack “Miniature Gulf”
(8:00 – 8:30 P.M. EST)
Andi and Bex discover that Bowie may be seeing someone and Andi asks to meet her. Cyrus is tapped to make a video for the school, but realizes he may be better behind the camera.
TV-G

Sunday, Feb. 11
Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney XD
Marvel’s Spider-Man “Spider-Island Part Three”
(8:00 – 8:30 A.M. EST)
Peter must find a way to cure Gwen Stacy and Norman Osborn who have turned into Spider-Monsters. Things get harder when Kraven the Hunter turns New York into his hunting grounds.
TV-Y7 FV

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney XD
Marvel’s Spider-Man “Spider-Island Part Four”
(8:30 – 9:00 A.M. EST)
Peter and Harry must battle through an island of Spider-Monsters to get to Norman Osborn, who, appears to be controlling them all. The boys discover who the real mastermind is!
TV-Y7 FV

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney XD
Marvel’s Spider-Man “Spider-Island Part Five”
(9:00 – 9:30 A.M. EST)
In order to cure the Spider-Monster population of Manhattan, Spider-Man must lead Kid Arachnid, Anya, and Harry on a desperate last-ditch effort to stop the Jackal!
TV-Y7 FV

Friday, Feb. 16
Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel
Andi Mack “We Were Never”
(7:30 – 8:00 P.M. EST)
Andi is left confused when Jonah stops wearing the bracelet and tells her he doesn’t like labels. At her basketball game, Buffy finally gets what she has been hoping for.
TV-G

Disney Channel Original Movie – Premiere on Disney Channel
“ZOMBIES”
(8:00 – 9:45 P.M. EST)
Disney’s “ZOMBIES” is a music and dance filled story set in the fictitious world of Seabrook, a cookie-cutter community brimming with perky conformity, 50 years after a zombie apocalypse. Today, the zombies pose no threat, but are required to live in Zombietown, an isolated, rundown community infused with their unique creative spirit. When zombies are finally allowed to enroll in Seabrook High School, the charming, charismatic zombie Zed, who is determined to play football, meets freshman Addison, who dreams of being a cheerleader – the ultimate form of status in Seabrook. Addison takes a lot of flak for befriending Zed and his zombie friends, but comes to learn that zombies and cheerleaders aren’t so different after all. Zed and Addison work together to show Seabrook what they can achieve when they embrace their differences and celebrate what makes them a community.
TV-G

Sunday, Feb. 18
Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney XD
Marvel’s Spider-Man “The Hobgoblin Part One”
(8:00 – 8:30 A.M. EST)
Spider-Man takes on Doc Ock and his Sinister Five before they brainwash Spidey and destroy New York City.
TV-Y7 FV

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney XD
Marvel’s Spider-Man “The Hobgoblin Part Two”
(8:30 – 9:00 A.M. EST)
Spider-Man must find a way to stop Hobgoblin – who is completely bent on destroying Spider-Man, whatever it takes.
TV-Y7 FV

Monday, Feb. 19
Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel
Mickey and the Roadster Racers “The Grand Food Truck Rally / Cuckoo La-La”
(9:30 – 10:00 A.M. EST)
“The Grand Food Truck Rally” – Mickey and his pals race in a grand food truck rally in Paris.
*Tim Gunn (“Project Runway”) recurs as Robbie Roberts.

“Cuckoo La-La” – While in Paris, the Happy Helpers help famous fashion designer Cuckoo La-La with a fashion show. *Tim Gunn (“Project Runway”) recurs as Robbie Roberts.
TV-Y

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney XD
Star Wars Rebels “Jedi Night”
(9:00 – 9:30 P.M. EST)
The Ghost crew infiltrates the Imperial headquarters of Lothal to save one of their own.
TV-Y7 FV

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney XD
Star Wars Rebels “DUME”
(9:30 – 10:00 P.M. EST)
The Ghost crew rallies together to find new purpose and resolve.
TV-Y7 FV

Friday, Feb. 23
Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel
Puppy Dog Pals “Puggy-ology / Squirrels Just Wanna Have Fun”
(10:30 – 11:00 A.M. EST)
“Puggy-ology” – The pugs travel to an archeology site to find artifacts for Bob’s sister.

“Cuckoo La-La” – When a noisy squirrel keeps Bob from getting work done, the pugs must work together to get the squirrel back to its family. *Musician Huey Lewis recurs as Bulworth.
TV-Y

Original Series – Special One-Hour Episode Premiere on Disney Channel
Andi Mack “Cyrus’ Bash-Mitzvah!”
(8:00 – 9:00 P.M. EST)
After much preparation and planning, Cyrus’ Bar Mitzvah festivities commence. Andi and her friends and family all join him in the celebration, which is full of landmark events for more than just Cyrus.
TV-G

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney Channel
Bizaardvark “Clash of the Superfans”
(9:00 – 9:30 P.M. EST)
Paige and Frankie turn to crazy Bizaardvark Superfan Belissa to learn how to combat Principal Karen’s over the top obsession with the duo.
TV-G

Monday, Feb. 26
Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney XD
Star Wars Rebels “Wolves and a Door”
(9:00 – 9:30 P.M. EST)
Ezra discovers the Empire’s plans for the Jedi Temple.
TV-Y7 FV

Original Series – Episode Premiere on Disney XD
Star Wars Rebels “A World Between Worlds”
(9:30 – 10:00 P.M. EST)
Inside the Jedi Temple, Ezra experiences a revelation.
TV-Y7 FV

Disney’s ‘Frozen’ Partners with The Actors Fund to Celebrate International Women’s Day

Disney Theatrical Productions and Frozen have partnered with The Actors Fund to celebrate International Women’s Day with two special events: “Women’s Day on Broadway: Celebrating Stories, By, For, and About Women,” a symposium that will take place at The St. James Theatre, and a special performance of Frozen to benefit The Actors Fund and its Phyllis Newman Women’s Health Initiative. The events aim to highlight the importance of a continued investment in the encouragement and mentorship that is crucial to establishing and maintaining gender equality in the Broadway community.

“Each and every day, countless women across the country lend their talents to the continued success of the Broadway industry,” said Anne Quart, Disney Theatrical Productions’ senior vice president of Production and Co-Producer. “We are honored to be working with The Actors Fund to highlight the remarkable contribution of women to our community. By gathering together for this unique event, we hope to be able to provide a platform for women to share their experiences and find a collective opportunity for growth. This is just part of our constant effort to encourage the development of future generations of women to ensure prosperity and equality in our profession for many years to come.”

“Women are an integral part of every facet of our entertainment and performing arts community, whether it’s on stage, on camera or behind the scenes,” said Barbara Davis, chief operating officer of The Actors Fund. “It’s important that the women of Broadway—and all areas of this business—know that The Actors Fund’s sole purpose is to foster stability and resiliency in their lives, and to provide them with a safety net over their lifespan. We’re proud to partner with Disney in providing a forum to help spread this message and to garner additional support for these vital health and wellness services for all the women we serve.”

“Women’s Day on Broadway: Celebrating Stories By, For, and About Women” will be held on Monday, March 12. The symposium will take place at the St. James Theatre, home of Broadway’s new musical Frozen. This first-of-its-kind Broadway event will welcome some of the most accomplished women on Broadway and in the entertainment industry, in addition to a host of up-and-coming professionals, for a variety of panel discussions, the specifics of which will be announced closer to the event date. Disney Theatrical Productions invites women working in entertainment and those interested in the topic to attend the event free of charge.  Details and RSVP information will be announced at a later date.

The celebration continues on Wednesday, March 14, with a special performance of Frozen at 8 p.m. that will benefit The Actors Fund and their Phyllis Newman Women’s Health Initiative. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at www.actorsfund.org/Frozen.

Founded by Tony Award® winner and cancer survivor Phyllis Newman, the program offers women in entertainment and performing arts across the country a safe place to go to address serious medical concerns and get confidential and compassionate help. The program provides access to an extensive support network that includes health care, diagnostic, preventive and mental health services, substance abuse treatment and emergency financial assistance.

For more information about “Women’s Day on Broadway,” visit www.FrozenTheMusical.com/womensday.

Music Executive Phil McIntyre and Music Producer Kristopher Pooley Joins ABC’s ‘American Idol’

Phil McIntyre, founder and CEO of Philymack, the entertainment and music management company for multiplatinum artists Demi Lovato, Nick Jonas, Joe Jonas/DNCE, and most recently The Band Perry and Iggy Azalea, has signed on as executive producer, representing CORE Media on the production of “American Idol” on ABC.  Drawing on his extensive musical background, he will focus on developing the contestants’ artistic vision, preparing them for a successful career after the show, along with liaising with guest artists and the online distribution of the music performed.

Additionally, music producer, live music director, and multi-instrumentalist Kristopher Pooley has joined the series as music director. In this role, he will be responsible for working with the contestants to create song arrangements, leading the live band, and helping to guide and advise the contestants on their journey to become the next superstar. Pooley’s career has kept him busy producing music for television, including the Super Bowl Halftime show, “The Glee Project,” “American Horror Story,” “American Bible Challenge,” and “Glee,” among others. As a veteran live music director, Pooley has worked around the world arranging and music directing shows for Katy Perry, Kesha, Gwen Stefani, Adam Lambert, DNCE, Dixie Chicks, Miguel, Tegan and Sara, Niall Horan, Demi Lovato, Rita Ora; and as a multi-instrumentalist for Melissa Etheridge, Morrissey, Smashing Pumpkins, Jane’s Addiction, Siouxsie Sioux and many more.

“American Idol,” the iconic series that revolutionized the television landscape by pioneering the music competition genre, will return to airwaves on SUNDAY, MARCH 11 (8:00–10:00 p.m. EDT), at its new home on The ABC Television Network. Helping to determine who America will ultimately vote for to become the next singing sensation, are music industry forces and superstar judges, Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie. Emmy® Award-winning host and producer Ryan Seacrest will return as host of the beloved series.

“American Idol” is produced by FremantleMedia North America and 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group. Executive producers include FremantleMedia North America’s Trish Kinane and Jennifer Mullin, along with co-executive producer, Megan Wolflick. FremantleMedia International distributes the series worldwide.

Treasures From the Disney Vault Returns to TCM March 29, 2018

Treasures from the Disney Vault returns to the Turner Classic Movies Channel on March 29, 2018.  The special evening will once again be hosted by film critic Leonard Maltin and will showcase a wide array of Disney classics including animated shorts, feature films, live-action movies, documentaries, nature films, and made-for-television movies.

Here’s the complete programming schedule for Thursday, March 29, 2018 beginning at 8pm ET:

Golden Touch, The (1935) 

Sword and the Rose, The (1953)  

In Search of the Castaways (1962)

Mickey’s Trailer (1938) 

Mr. Duck Steps Out (1940)

One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band, The (1968)

Journey of Natty Gann, The (1985)

Rob Roy, the Highland Rogue (1954)

More information on Treasures from the Disney Vault can be found at TCM.com.

Disney Earns 10 Academy Awards Nominations

The full list of nominations for the 2018 Academy Awards were announced this morning.  Here’s the full list of Walt Disney Studios nominees:

Beauty and the Beast

Best Costumes

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Congratulations to Jacqueline Durran!

Best Production Design

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Congratulations to Production Designer Sarah Greenwood and Set Decorator Katie Spencer!

 

Coco

Best Animated Feature

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Congratulations to Lee Unkrich, Darla K. Anderson, Adrian Molina, and the entire Coco team!

Best Original Song: “Remember Me”

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Congratulations to Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez.

 

“Lou”

Best Animated Short

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Congratulations to Dave Mullins, Dana Murray, and the rest of the “Lou” team!

 

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

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Best Sound Editing

Congratulations to Ren Klyce and Matthew Wood.

Best Sound Mixing

Congratulations to Stuart Wilson, Ren Klyce, David Parker, and Michael Semanick.

Best Original Score

Congratulations to the great John Williams.

Best Visual Effects

Congratulations to Ben Morris, Mike Mulholland, Chris Corbould, and Neal Scanlon.

 

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

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Best Visual Effects

Congratulations to Christopher Townsend, Guy Williams, Jonathan Fawkner, and Dan Sudick!

The 2018 Academy Awards airs Sunday, March 4, 2018 on ABC.