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Set List Announced for Disney Night on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars

“Disney Night” – The nine remaining celebrities are putting on their Mickey ears and getting ready to transform into some of their favorite Disney characters and celebrate the magnificence of “Disney Night” on “Dancing with the Stars,” live on MONDAY, OCT. 22 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand.

The Disney spirit shines as the show opens with a spectacular number, featuring “Dancing with the Stars: Juniors” host and Season 25 Mirrorball winner Jordan Fisher singing and dancing with the stars, pros and “Dancing with the Stars: Juniors’” Ariana Greenblatt, Jason Maybaum and the Juniors pros. Jordan returns later in the show to sing “A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes” from “Cinderella,” alongside “Dancing with the Stars: Juniors’” Ariana Greenblatt and Jason Maybaum. In addition, there will be a special guest performance by Andrea Bocelli and Mateo Bocelli of the song “Fall on Me” from Disney’s upcoming motion picture, “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms.” And hitting the ballroom floor in style throughout the night will be Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Pluto, Goofy, Donald Duck and Daisy Duck. Each couple will perform to songs from Disney films, including Walt Disney Animation Studios’ upcoming “Ralph Breaks the Internet,” and classic films “Beauty and the Beast,” “Mulan,” “The Little Mermaid” and “Tangled,” among others. Each couple will perform a foxtrot, waltz, Charleston, jazz, jive, quickstep, Viennese waltz or contemporary.

Each couple will dance to the following magical songs (in alphabetical order):

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Alexis Ren and Alan Bersten – Foxtrot – “Just Around the Riverbend” from “Pocahontas”

 

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Bobby Bones and Sharna Burgess – Waltz – “Part of Your World” from “The Little Mermaid”

 

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DeMarcus Ware and Lindsay Arnold – Charleston – “A Star is Born” from “Hercules”

 

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Evanna Lynch and Keo Motsepe – Jazz – “When Will My Life Begin?” from “Tangled”

 

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Joe “Grocery Store Joe” Amabile and Jenna Johnson – Jive – “Zero” from “Ralph Breaks the Internet”

 

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John Schneider and Emma Slater – Quickstep – “I Wan’na Be Like You” from “The Jungle Book”

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Juan Pablo Di Pace and Cheryl Burke – Viennese Waltz – “Gaston” from “Beauty and the Beast”

 

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Mary Lou Retton and Sasha Farber – Contemporary – “Reflection” from “Mulan”

 

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Milo Manheim and Witney Carson – Quickstep – “Incredits 2” from “The Incredibles 2”

For week five, viewers may cast their votes for their favorite “Dancing with the Stars” couples via phone and online at www.ABC.com, beginning from the start of the episode on the East Coast at 8:00 p.m. EDT/5:00 p.m. PDT and closing at 4:00 a.m. EDT/1:00 a.m. PDT on Tuesday.


‘Toy Story of Terror’ Airs Tonight on ABC

Disney•Pixar’s first special for television, “Toy Story OF TERROR!,” a spooky tale featuring all of your favorite characters from the “Toy Story” films, airs THURSDAY, OCT. 18 (8:30-9:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 10/16/13)

What starts out as a fun road trip for the “Toy Story” gang takes an unexpected turn for the worse when the trip detours to a roadside motel. After one of the toys goes missing, the others find themselves caught up in a mysterious sequence of events that must be solved before they all suffer the same fate in this “Toy Story OF TERROR!”

The cast of “Toy Story OF TERROR!” includes Tom Hanks as Woody, Tim Allen as Buzz, Joan Cusack as Jessie, Carl Weathers as Combat Carl/Combat Carl Jr., Timothy Dalton as Mr. Pricklepants, Don Rickles as Mr. Potato Head, Wallace Shawn as Rex and Kristen Schaal as Trixie.

“Toy Story OF TERROR!” is produced by Galyn Susman and directed by Angus MacLane. The special is from Disney•Pixar.

“Toy Story OF TERROR!” is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound. This episode carries a TV-PG parental guideline.


‘It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,’ Airs Tonight on ABC

This full-length version of the classic animated PEANUTS special “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” includes the bonus cartoon, “You’re Not Elected, Charlie Brown,” featuring the Great Pumpkin, and will air THURSDAY, OCT. 18 (8:00–8:30 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Rebroadcast. ABC OAD: 10/30/01)

In the 1966 animated special “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,” The PEANUTS gang celebrates Halloween, with Linus hoping that, finally, he will be visited by The Great Pumpkin, while Charlie Brown is invited to a Halloween party. Cast members include Peter Robbins (Charlie Brown) and Christopher Shea (Linus). The cast also includes Sally Dryer as Lucy, Chris Doran as Schroeder, Bill Melendez as Snoopy, Kathy Steinberg as Sally, Tracy Stratford as Violet and Ann Altieri as Frieda.

“It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” was executive produced by Lee Mendelson and created and written by Charles M. Schulz. Bill Melendez is the producer and director and Vince Guaraldi is the music composer.

On Oct. 2, 1950, the PEANUTS comic strip launched in seven American newspapers. PEANUTS animated specials have become a seasonal tradition. Charlie Brown kicking the football, Linus and his blanket and Lucy leaning over Schroeder’s piano are images to which everyone can relate. Such phrases as “Security Blanket” and “Good Grief” have become a part of the global vernacular. Lee Mendelson and Bill Melendez’s association with Charles Schulz stretches back to 1965 with “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” which debuted on CBS in 1965 with Mendelson as executive producer and Bill Melendez as animator and director. The three men continued their long-term association until Schulz’s death, working together on 50 PEANUTS network specials and four feature films. The network specials won five Emmys®, two Peabodys and 18 other Emmy nominations.


‘Mickey’s 90th Spectacular,’ A Two-Hour Prime-Time Event, Airs Sunday, Nov. 4

ABC announced today a two-hour prime-time special celebrating 90 years of Mickey Mouse. From the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California, the elegant affair will feature star-studded musical performances, moving tributes and never-before-seen short films. Superstars from music, film and television will join the festivities to celebrate the birthday of the internationally beloved character on “Mickey’s 90th Spectacular,” airing SUNDAY, NOV. 4 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network.

One of the most acclaimed producers and directors of television and live events, Don Mischer has signed on to produce and direct the special prime-time event. “I’m delighted to be working on this magical event. Walt Disney was a major influence in my early life and actually inspired me to pursue my life’s work in television,” said Mischer. 

The 15-time Emmy® Award winner and his Don Mischer Productions partners, Charlie Haykel and Juliane Hare, combine their extraordinary talents to help bring this once-in-a-lifetime celebration to life. “It’s remarkable how strongly Mickey Mouse connects with people around the world, and it’s an honor for us to help celebrate such a beloved global icon,” said Haykel and Hare.

The list of stellar performances and special appearances will be announced shortly.

Since his big-screen debut in Steamboat Willie on Nov. 18, 1928, Mickey has been the global ambassador for The Walt Disney Company. From the beloved Mickey Mouse Club to today’s Mickey Mouse cartoon shorts, Mickey’s optimistic outlook and endearing personality continue to delight fans around the world every day.

“Mickey’s 90th Spectacular” is produced by Don Mischer Productions. Don Mischer, Charlie Haykel and Juliane Hare are executive producers. Don Mischer will direct. 


Rock Duo Twenty One Pilots to Perform at the ‘2018 American Music Awards’

Dick clark productions and ABC today announced that American Music Award-winning rock duo Twenty One Pilots will return to the AMAs stage to deliver a YouTube Music Moment at the “2018 American Music Awards.” The band will treat fans to their alternative/indie track “Jumpsuit,” which peaked at No. 1 on Billboard’s Alternative Songs chart and is the fastest-rising song to reach No. 1 on the Alternative Songs chart since 2009 and garnered the top spot on the Rock Airplay chart. “Jumpsuit” is the first single from the band’s highly anticipated fifth studio album, “TRENCH,” out today.

Twenty One Pilots joins previously announced performers benny blanco with Halsey and Khalid, Camila Cabello, Cardi B featuring Bad Bunny and J Balvin, Mariah Carey, Ciara featuring Missy Elliott, Dua Lipa, Jennifer Lopez, Post Malone featuring Ty Dolla $ign, Shawn Mendes with Zedd, Panic! At the Disco, Taylor Swift, and Carrie Underwood, as well as a special tribute to the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin. Hosted by Tracee Ellis Ross, the “2018 American Music Awards,” the world’s largest fan-voted awards show, will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 8:00 p.m. EDT, on ABC.