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Disney•Pixar’s ‘A Bug’s Life’ to Air Tonight on ABC

Embark on an incredible journey with one little ant in Disney•Pixar’s “A Bug’s Life,” airing FRIDAY, FEB. 16 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network.

Flik is an inventive ant who’s always messing things up for his colony. His latest mishap was destroying the food stores that were supposed to be used to pay off grasshopper Hopper. Now the strong-arming insect is demanding that the ants gather double the food – or face annihilation. To avert disaster, Flik goes on a journey to recruit fighters to defend the colony. When he meets a band of highflying circus insects, he thinks he’s found his salvation.

“A Bug’s Life” is produced by Pixar Animation Studios.

‘Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown’ & ‘A Charlie Brown Valentine’ to Air Feb. 9 on ABC

“Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown,” the 1975 special produced and animated by the same team that gave us the now classic holiday specials and taken directly from the late cartoonist Charles M. Schulz’s famed comic strip, will air with the classic “A Charlie Brown Valentine,” FRIDAY, FEB. 9 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network.

In “Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown,” hearts are fluttering on Valentine’s Day at Birchwood School, and Linus has brought a huge box of candy for his homeroom teacher. Thinking that the candy is for her, Sally reciprocates with a homemade card for Linus. Meanwhile, Lucy demands some affection from Schroeder, and Charlie Brown waits for his cards in the mail … and waits … and waits …

This special stars Duncan Watson (Charlie Brown), Stephen Shea (Linus), Melanie Kohn (Lucy), Greg Felton (Schroeder), Lynn Mortensen (Sally) and Linda Ercoli (Violet). “Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown” was executive produced by Lee Mendelson, produced by Bill Melendez and directed by Phil Roman. Music was composed and performed by Vince Guaraldi. It will air with Spanish audio via SAP.

“A Charlie Brown Valentine” marked the first newly created programming from the PEANUTS team in several years. In this special, Charlie Brown finally works up the courage to call the little red-haired girl to ask her to the Valentine’s Day dance. But once again he ends up broken-hearted and empty-handed when he dials the wrong number and reaches Peppermint Patty instead.

Cast members include Wesley Singerman (Charlie Brown), Lauren Schaffel (Lucy), Corey Padnos (Linus), Emily Lalande (Peppermint Patty), Jessica D. Stone (Marcie) and Christopher Ryan Johnson (Schroeder). Lee Mendelson was executive producer and Bill Melendez was producer and director of “A Charlie Brown Valentine.”

These programs carry a TV-G parental guideline.

Disney•Pixar’s Oscar-Winning ‘Inside Out’ Airs Tonight on ABC

Disney•Pixar’s Oscar-winning “Inside Out” makes its broadcast television debut on WEDNESDAY, FEB. 7 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network.

Do you ever look at someone and wonder what is going on inside their head? “Inside Out” ventures inside the mind to find out. Based in Headquarters, the control center inside 11-year-old Riley’s mind, five Emotions are hard at work, led by lighthearted optimist Joy (voice of Amy Poehler), whose mission is to make sure Riley stays happy. Fear (voice of Bill Hader) heads up safety, Anger (voice of Lewis Black) ensures all is fair, and Disgust (voice of Mindy Kaling) prevents Riley from getting poisoned – both physically and socially. Sadness (voice of Phyllis Smith) isn’t exactly sure what her role is, and frankly, neither is anyone else.

When Riley’s family relocates to a scary new city, the Emotions are on the job, eager to help guide her through the difficult transition. But when Joy and Sadness are inadvertently swept into the far reaches of Riley’s mind – taking some of her core memories with them – Fear, Anger and Disgust are left reluctantly in charge. Joy and Sadness must venture through unfamiliar places – Long-Term Memory, Imagination Land, Abstract Thought and Dream Productions – in a desperate effort to get back to Headquarters and Riley.

Disney•Pixar’s “Inside Out” is directed by Academy Award® winner Pete Docter (“Monsters, Inc.,”  “Up”), produced by Academy Award winner Jonas Rivera, p.g.a. (“Up”) and featuring an original score by Academy Award winner Michael Giacchino (“The Incredibles,” “Ratatouille,” “Up”).

Disney•Pixar’s ‘A Bug’s Life’ to Air February 23 on ABC

Embark on an incredible journey with one little ant in Disney•Pixar’s “A Bug’s Life,” airing FRIDAY, FEB. 23 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network.

Flik is an inventive ant who’s always messing things up for his colony. His latest mishap was destroying the food stores that were supposed to be used to pay off grasshopper Hopper. Now the strong-arming insect is demanding that the ants gather double the food – or face annihilation. To avert disaster, Flik goes on a journey to recruit fighters to defend the colony. When he meets a band of highflying circus insects, he thinks he’s found his salvation.

“A Bug’s Life” is produced by Pixar Animation Studios.

DISNEY•PIXAR’S OSCAR®-WINNING ‘INSIDE OUT’ MAKES ITS BROADCAST TELEVISION DEBUT, FEB. 7

Disney•Pixar’s Oscar-winning “Inside Out” makes its broadcast television debut on WEDNESDAY, FEB. 7 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network.

Do you ever look at someone and wonder what is going on inside their head? “Inside Out” ventures inside the mind to find out. Based in Headquarters, the control center inside 11-year-old Riley’s mind, five Emotions are hard at work, led by lighthearted optimist Joy (voice of Amy Poehler), whose mission is to make sure Riley stays happy. Fear (voice of Bill Hader) heads up safety, Anger (voice of Lewis Black) ensures all is fair, and Disgust (voice of Mindy Kaling) prevents Riley from getting poisoned – both physically and socially. Sadness (voice of Phyllis Smith) isn’t exactly sure what her role is, and frankly, neither is anyone else.

When Riley’s family relocates to a scary new city, the Emotions are on the job, eager to help guide her through the difficult transition. But when Joy and Sadness are inadvertently swept into the far reaches of Riley’s mind – taking some of her core memories with them – Fear, Anger and Disgust are left reluctantly in charge. Joy and Sadness must venture through unfamiliar places – Long-Term Memory, Imagination Land, Abstract Thought and Dream Productions – in a desperate effort to get back to Headquarters and Riley.

Disney•Pixar’s “Inside Out” is directed by Academy Award® winner Pete Docter (“Monsters, Inc.,”  “Up”), produced by Academy Award winner Jonas Rivera, p.g.a. (“Up”) and featuring an original score by Academy Award winner Michael Giacchino (“The Incredibles,” “Ratatouille,” “Up”).