High School Musical (2006 TV Movie)
The highly-anticipated third movie in a trilogy about the teenage sons and daughters of Disney’s most infamous villains will see Jeffrey return as the Beautiful and prim Audrey, the daughter of Princess Aurora (Sleeping Beauty).
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Thomas Doherty and Dylan Playfair will reprise their roles as Harry and Gil, members of Uma’s pirate crew, joining Dove Cameron as Mal, Cameron Boyce as Carlos, Sofia Carson as Evie, Booboo Stewart as Jay, Mitchell Hope as King Ben and China Anne McClain as Uma.
Directed by Emmy® and DGA Award-winning Kenny Ortega, Descendants 3 is written by Sara Parriott and Josann McGibbon who, with Kenny Ortega and Wendy Japhet,
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
The other Andie.
John Hughes wrote Pretty in Pink specifically for Molly Ringwald after the pair made Sixteen Candles together. But the studio, Paramount, wanted the producers to look for a bigger name. Executive producer and screenwriter Hughes and director Howard Deutch offered the part to Flashdance star Jennier Beals, who turned it down. Thankfully, the pair went back to their original choice. Incidentally, Andie awesome thrift store aesthetic was based on Ringwald's real life personal style.
The other Blane.
The site reports that the new take comes from writers Veronica West and Sarah Kucserka (Bull, Ugly Betty) and is described as “a departure from the book and the movie while still capturing the romantic comedy and authentic spirit of the original source materials.”
The series will reportedly feature a female lead, who talks straight to the camera as she chronicles past relationships. It is intended as a family friendly series, with a PG-13 tone.
Disney has a number of projects in development for its streaming service, including live-action Star Wars and Marvel series, along with Monsters Inc. and High School Musical shows. The service is expected to launch in 2019, bringing together thousands of hours of Disney films and television library content and original programming.
In short order during the twenty-tens, music from “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Furious 7,” “Justice League,” the “Fifty Shades” franchise, and “La La Land” ascended the charts, not to mention cast recordings of such Broadway hits as “Hamilton,” “Dear Evan Hansen,” and “The Book of Mormon.” Further proof of a soundtrack renaissance: the unwavering reign of “Black Panther,
Per Lucasfilm, Favreau’s nascent project will premiere on Disney’s direct-to-consumer platform when it goes live in 2019, which will also feature TV spinoffs of Monsters, Inc. and High School Musical.
When it comes to Jon Favreau’s Star Wars project, in particular, details are naturally scarce. However, as Lucasfilm boss Kathleen Kennedy says in the following statement, Favreau is no stranger to that far-away galaxy, having lent his voice to The Clone Wars all those years ago.
I couldn’t be more excited about Jon coming on board to produce and write for the new direct-to-consumer platform. Jon brings the perfect mix of producing and writing talent,
Disney acquired The Muppets Studio in 2004 and they tried to revive it with a prime time ABC comedy with Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy and the rest of the gang in 2016. That show was canceled after one season.
Will the series be able to find success on their exclusive streaming service? I guess we'll have to wait and see. Disney is currently on the hunt for a writer to take on the new Muppet series. I wonder what they'll try to do with these characters this time.
The streaming service will also include Star Wars and Marvel series and it may also include a reboot of High School Musical, The Mighty Ducks, and a Monsters Inc. series. The report also says:
The Disney brand extension is
A Muppets reboot is said to be in the works at Disney, per THR.com. This comes almost two years after ABC cancelled the mockumentary-style The Muppets reboot in 2016 after just one season. Disney is currently looking for writers for the show.
The unnamed streaming service, which will also launch with a live-action Star Wars and a High School Musical series, is expected to arrive in late 2019.
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* BBC America has
The news was announced by Dove Cameron, who plays Mal in “Descendants,” in a special piece of programming that aired during Disney Channel’s “Zombies” on Friday. In the piece, Cameron alluded to a new villain (Mal’s father) entering the story.
“By adding a modern twist to Disney’s most treasured heritage properties, the world of ‘Descendants’ has become an instant classic. We’re thrilled that the creative team that conceived and launched this global phenomenon is back to dive deeper into these characters and the imaginative world from which they come,” said Gary Marsh, president and chief creative officer, Disney Channels Worldwide, in a statement.
Along with Cameron, Sofia Carson, Booboo Stewart, Mitchell Hope, China Anne McClain, and Cameron Boyce will reprise their roles in the third film. Writers and producers Sara Parriott and Josann McGibbon, who won a 2016 Writers Guild Award for “Descendants,” will
As noted in the initial announcement, it will also feature original content in the form of movies and TV shows, with a later press release confirming that this will include Marvel and Star Wars live-action shows, a High School Musical series and an animated Monsters, Inc. spinoff.
Well, Deadline now has some more details on the service, reporting that it is set to launch in the fall of 2019 – presumably once Disney’s current distribution deal with Netflix ends. It will begin as a U.S. only service before gradually expanding overseas and will not include any R-rated content, which will instead be placed on Hulu.
In the wake of Disney CEO Bog Iger’s Feb. 6 earnings call, and folding in other tidbits from recent months, this is what we know so far about the as-yet-unnamed streaming service.
When Will Disney’S Streaming Service Launch?
Anywhere from “fall 2019” to “late 2019.”
How Much Will It Cost?
Well, they’re following that plan exactly as Deadline has unveiled some of the details about the first wave of titles that will be available when DisFlix (or whatever its called) launches in 2019.
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