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‘Andi Mack Live Play’ and ‘Andi Mack Cast Party’ Interactive Event Coming to Disney Channel

A fun participation experience will connect kids’ interest in their favorite TV series – “Andi Mack” – and their favorite activities – leveling up via games and quizzes – when Disney Channel presents “Andi Mack Live Play,” an evening of interactive television viewing, MONDAY, JAN. 15 (8:00 p.m., EST/PST). The event takes place during a new episode of “Andi Mack,” airing simultaneously on the DisneyNOW app and Disney Channel, and followed by a special telecast with the stars of the show, “Andi Mack Cast Party” (8:30 p.m., EST/PST), on Disney Channel.  Leaderboards and poll results for the “Andi Mack Live Play” quizzes, trivia, polls and other elements will be shown on DisneyNOW in real time for both the East and West Coast transmissions of the new episode.

Kimberly Hicks, vice president, Digital Media, Disney Channels, said, “We’re increasingly employing our app technology in creative ways to meet the expectations of our young viewers who enjoy participating in polls, stretching their knowledge with trivia and games, and reaching the next level of achievement all while simultaneously being entertained through their favorite stories and characters on TV.”

The DisneyNOW app [http://DisneyNOW.com] is available to all and has the most comprehensive collection of the newest and best content from Disney Channel, Disney XD, Disney Junior and Radio Disney. Fans can use DisneyNOW to access full episodes of their favorite Disney Channels television shows on demand for free anytime, anywhere on their desktop, smartphone, tablet or connected TV devices. Viewers who sign in with a participating pay-TV provider can also watch a live 24-hour feed of the respective network and access exclusive programming events.

“Andi Mack Live Play” is the eighth Live Play programming event in the past 18 months on Disney Channel.  The amount of users tripled for the most recent event, a “Descendants 2 Live Play” in October, with more than 6 million votes cast during the event.

Season to date, “Andi Mack” is cable TV’s #1 series among Kids 9-14, Girls 6-11, Girls 6-14 and Girls 9-14 (Live + 7 Day National ratings*).  It is also the #1 series streaming on the DisneyNOW app**.

The “Andi Mack Cast Party” special features Peyton Elizabeth Lee, Sofia Wylie, Joshua Rush, Asher Angel, Lilan Bowden, Emily Skinner and Trent Garrett.  Asher Angel also performs an acoustic version of the series theme song “Tomorrow Starts Today,” which will be available on the DisneyNOW app and Disney Channel YouTube immediately following the special. Angel made his recording artist debut in November with the single “Snow Globe Wonderland.” Its music video has more than 3.3 million views on DisneyMusicVEVO.

Raven-Symoné and Issac Ryan Brown to Host ‘Disney Parks Presents a Disney Channel Holiday Celebration’

Disney rings in the holidays by sharing the joy of music and the magic of Walt Disney World Resort in “Disney Parks Presents a Disney Channel Holiday Celebration,” available exclusively in the DisneyNOW app to viewers who sign in with a pay TV subscription, beginning FRIDAY, NOV. 24, and premiering FRIDAY, DEC. 1 (8:30-9:30 p.m. EST), on Disney Channel. Hosted by “Raven’s Home” stars Raven-Symoné and Issac Ryan Brown, the special will include performances by “Descendants 2” stars Dove Cameron and Sofia Carson, “Andi Mack” star Asher Angel, and stars of the upcoming Disney Channel Original Movie “Zombies” Milo Manheim and Meg Donnelly. The show also features an exclusive tour of Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, opening in summer 2018, by “Descendants 2” star Booboo Stewart, and heartwarming moments spotlighting three families from across the country who are dedicated to philanthropic efforts within their communities.

Guiding audiences through Walt Disney World are Raven-Symoné and Issac Ryan Brown, who play mother and son on hit Disney Channel series “Raven’s Home.”  Dove Cameron and Sofia Carson, stars of the global hit Disney Channel Original Movie “Descendants 2,” will take the stage at Cinderella’s Castle to perform classic Christmas songs “White Christmas” and “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas,” respectively. Hollywood/Republic Records artist Carson will also perform a holiday rendition of chart-topping single from the “Descendants 2” soundtrack, “Chillin’ Like A Snowman.”

Additional performances and appearances include “Andi Mack” star Asher Angel, who will perform an original song, “Snow Globe Wonderland”; and Milo Manheim and Meg Donnelly, stars of the upcoming Disney Channel Original Movie “Zombies,” will perform “Wonderful Christmas Time.” Hollywood Records artist and ABC’s “Boy Band” winner, In Real Life, will perform an original holiday song.

The DisneyNOW app offers Disney Channel, Disney Junior and Disney XD full episodes, short-form video, Disney Channel Original Movies (DCOM) and games. Viewers who sign in via their participating cable, satellite or digital programming distributor have access to all content and 24-hour live streams of each network. DisneyNOW is available on iOS, TVOS, Android/Kindle and Roku. Fire TV, Android TV and the Web will launch in 2018.

‘Big Hero 6 The Series’ to Launch with One-Hour Movie

The highly-anticipated Big Hero 6 The Series will launch with a one-hour movie next month.  On November 20, 2017 at 8pm, you can catch Baymax Returns simultaneously on Disney XD, Disney Channel, the DisneyNOW app, and Disney XD Video On Demand. Immediately following the movie, two special, full-length preview episodes of Big Hero 6 The Series will debut exclusively on the DisneyNOW app and Disney XD VOD.

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According to Disney, set once again in San Fransokyo, the television movie Baymax Returns explores that tear-jerking moment in Big Hero 6 after Hiro believes that his robot friend is lost in the portal forever, before discovering the chip his brother Tadashi designed to create Baymax. The series continues the adventures and friendship of Hiro, Baymax, and the rest of the superhero team, picking up immediately following the events of the feature film.

Also, beginning Friday, November 24, Big Hero 6 The Series shorts will roll out every Friday for six consecutive weeks on Disney XD, the DisneyNOW app, and Disney XD YouTube.

One more thing you’ll want to check out!  On November 20, “Pocket Baymax” launches on DisneyNOW which is a customizable, interactive virtual assistant that brings Baymax to life.

Be sure to download the DisneyNOW app so you don’t miss a thing!


VIDEO: New ‘Star Wars Forces of Destiny’ Trailer

The Star Wars Forces of Destiny television specials will air October 1 and October 29 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on Disney Channel.

‘Hocus Pocus’ Sequel in the Works at Disney Channel

Hocus Pocus was originally released in 1993 and quickly became a cult classic among fans.  The original film starring Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy followed the story of three villainous witches who are  resurrected in Salem, Massachusetts. The original movie credited David Kirschner as producer and Kenny Ortega as director.

We are now hearing talks that a Hocus Pocus sequel may be in development at the Disney Channel.  The made for TV movie  would have a new cast and director, however Kirschner would return as executive producer.  Mick Garris, who co-wrote the original Hocus Pocus, hinted of the project during a recent interview with Forbes magazine.

You can catch the original Hocus Pocus during Freeform Channel’s 13 Nights of Halloween event.