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ABC Announces Performers For Upcoming 'The Disney Holiday Singalong'!

ABC Announces Performers For Upcoming 'The Disney Holiday Singalong'!

The Disney Family Singalong is coming back to ABC!

This is the third time the singalong is taking place, celebrating the holidays with The Disney Holiday Singalong.

Ryan Seacrest will host the one hour special, with appearances and performances from Andrea Bocelli, BTS, Michael Bublé, Ciara, Chloe x Halle, Derek Hough and Hayley Erbert, Julianne Hough, Adam Lambert, Leslie Odom Jr., Katy Perry, P!NK and Kerry Washington, as well as DCappella, with more announced at a later date.

Disney On Broadway performers will also unite at The New Amsterdam Theatre for the first time since Broadway shut down earlier this year for a showstopping performance of “Let It Go” from Frozen: The Broadway Musical.

The performance will be led by Frozen stars Caroline Bowman (Elsa) from the touring company, and Aisha Jackson (Anna standby) from the Broadway company, with stars from the Broadway casts of Frozen, The Lion King and Aladdin, as well as the touring company of Frozen. Those taking part include Tracee Beazer, Austin Colby, Lindiwe Dlamini, Olivia Donaldson, Bongi Duma, Nicholas Edwards, April Holloway, Ben Jeffrey, Nina LaFarga, Telly Leung, Isabelle McCalla, Paul HeeSang Miller, Kyle Mitchel, Nteliseng Nkhela, Amber Owens, Adam Perry, John Riddle, Ann Sanders, Dennis Stowe, L. Steven Taylor and Nicholas Ward.

The special also raises awareness about Disney’s Feed the Love campaign, driving to Feeding America, Toys for Tots, and One Simple Wish to inspire hope when it’s needed the most in our communities. Viewers can visit Disney.com/FeedTheLove to learn how they can give back to kids and families in need this holiday season and elevate resources for those who need them.

The Disney Holiday Singalong will air on Monday, November 30th on ABC.

Disney Parks Celebrates 40 Years with Make-A-Wish With New Holiday Short Film

Disney Parks Celebrates 40 Years with Make-A-Wish With New Holiday Short Film

Disney Parks shared a very cute new holiday advert on Monday (November 9)!

The company is celebrating 40 years of their partnership with the Make-A-Wish foundation with a new short film and a new Mickey plush.

“The holidays are the perfect time for giving and of course, giving back,” the Disney Parks Blog reads. “This holiday season, Disney Parks, Experiences and Products is launching a three-minute animated short entitled ‘From Our Family to Yours.’ This animated short highlights festive traditions and shared experiences that connect generations and make lifelong memories. It features two new lovable characters, Lola and her granddaughter, alongside a familiar friend – Mickey Mouse.”

The short film features the song “Love Is A Compass” by Griff, a 19-year-old British singer/songwriter.

You can purchase your own special Mickey Mouse plush, featuring the red stitching on one of his ears, at ShopDisney.com. 25% of the proceeds will go to Make-A-Wish through January 31, 2021.

Actress Ashley Argota praised Disney for the new short film, writing on Twitter, “A Filipino Disney Christmas ad! Thank you @Disney 💕”

“!!!! 😭 representation!!!!! We love to see it. Thank you @Disney 💙,” she added in another tweet.


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Walt Disney Animation Studios Debut New 'Raya & The Last Dragon' Trailer & Poster

Walt Disney Animation Studios Debut New 'Raya & The Last Dragon' Trailer & Poster

The brand new trailer and poster for Disney’s upcoming animated film Raya and the Last Dragon have just premiered!

The new movie features Star WarsKelly Marie Tran as the voice of Raya, a lone warrior whose mission is to track down the legendary last dragon in a bid to save Kumandra and unite its lands.

Here’s a synopsis: Long ago, in the fantasy world of Kumandra, humans and dragons lived together in harmony. But when an evil force threatened the land, the dragons sacrificed themselves to save humanity.

Now, 500 years later, that same evil has returned and it’s up to a lone warrior, Raya, to track down the legendary last dragon to restore the fractured land and its divided people. However, along her journey, she’ll learn that it’ll take more than a dragon to save the world—it’s going to take trust and teamwork as well.

Raya and the Last Dragon also features the voice of Awkwafina as the last dragon Sisu. The film will premiere in theaters on March 12, 2021!


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Disney Releases New Trailer For Upcoming Pixar Film 'Soul' - Watch Now!

Disney Releases New Trailer For Upcoming Pixar Film 'Soul' - Watch Now!

A new trailer for Disney/Pixar’s upcoming movie Soul has been unveiled!

The new movie stars Jamie Foxx in the lead role of Joe Gardner, a middle-school band teacher with a serious passion for jazz music.

In Soul, Joe is on the brink of getting his big break playing for a jazz quartet. But he finds himself on an unexpected detour from the streets of New York City to The Great Before, tasked with helping new soul 22 (Tina Fey) find her spark to earn her way to Earth.

Jamie recently opened up about how he related to his character.

“Like Joe, I hear music in everything,” he said. “When you’re a jazz artist, man, you talk a little different: ‘Hey, cat!’ I got a chance to go to a few jazz fests and meet Herbie Hancock, Chick Correa—hang out with those guys. They have a way of talking, a way of dressing—everything funnels toward their music, toward the jazz.”

Be sure to tune in to Soul when it premieres on it’s new release date, Christmas Day (December 25), on Disney+!


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Disney Developing Live Action Movie Based on It's Theme Park Ride Space Mountain!

Disney Developing Live Action Movie Based on It's Theme Park Ride Space Mountain!

Disney is reportedly working on a Space Mountain movie!

The film is in early development and the script will be written by Joby Harold, who is writing and producing the upcoming Disney+ Obi-Wan Kenobi series, THR reports.

Joby and his wife Tory Tunnell will also produce the film, alongside Rideback’s Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich, who also produced the live action Aladdin.

Space Mountain debuted at Walt Disney World in 1975 in Orlando, Fla., then at Anaheim’s Disneyland in 1977. Versions of the ride can also be found at each Disney park across the globe, except for Shanghai Disneyland.

Here’s an overview of the ride: Navigate through a vast futuristic space station as you make your way to Mission Control. Board a sleek flight vehicle and prepare yourself for a high-flying adventure to the furthest reaches of space. Ascend slowly through a swirling solar field as your rocket powers up. Plunge through a spectacular spiral nebula and then, when the countdown ends—hang on tight!

As you hurtle forward into infinite darkness, your rocket darts and twists in the void, speeding faster and faster. Feel the g-force as you careen into the unknown! Immersive sound effects and evocative music add to the intense sensory experience. Brave the most epic journey of your Earthbound life and accept your mission—to conquer Space Mountain.

Space Mountain isn’t the first Disney attraction to be turned into a movie. The Pirates of the Caribbean films are actually based off of the ride at Disneyland, and Disney Parks’ Tomorrowland also inspired the 2015 movie starring George Clooney and Britt Robertson.

The Haunted Mansion, The Country Bears, Tower of Terror, Dinosaur and Mission to Mars are all also based on Disney park attractions.

In case you missed it, this Disneyland attraction is getting an overhaul to be about a different Disney film!

Disney/Pixar's 'Soul' Moving To Disney+, To Premiere On Christmas Day

Disney/Pixar's 'Soul' Moving To Disney+, To Premiere On Christmas Day

The latest Disney and Pixar film Soul is heading to Disney+!

It was just announced that the movie will premiere on the streaming service on Christmas Day (December 25).

“We are thrilled to share Pixar’s spectacular and moving Soul with audiences direct to Disney+ in December,” Disney CEO Bob Chapek said in a statement. “A new original Pixar film is always a special occasion, and this truly heartwarming and humorous story about human connection and finding one’s place in the world will be a treat for families to enjoy together this holiday season.”

VIDEO: Watch the trailer for Soul right here!

Soul follows Joe Gardner (voice of Jamie Foxx) – a middle-school band teacher who gets the chance of a lifetime to play at the best jazz club in town. But one small misstep takes him from the streets of New York City to The Great Before – a fantastical place where new souls get their personalities, quirks and interests before they go to Earth.

Determined to return to his life, Joe teams up with a precocious soul, 22 (voice of Tina Fey), who has never understood the appeal of the human experience. As Joe desperately tries to show 22 what’s great about living, he may just discover the answers to some of life’s most important questions.

Soul is the latest Disney film to move to Disney+, following the release of Mulan in September. For the international markets where Disney+ is not yet available, the movie will premiere in theaters, with a date yet to be announced.

Pixar Wins First Ever Emmy Award For 'Forky Asks a Question'

Pixar Wins First Ever Emmy Award For 'Forky Asks a Question'

Pixar Studios have just won a 2020 Emmmy Award!

The studio behind some of your favorite films Toy Story, Cars, Inside Out, The Incredibles and so many more just picked up it’s very first Emmy Award for Best Short Form Animated Program for the animated short series Forky Asks A Question.

The winning episode of the series is episode five, “What Is Love.”

Creator Bob Peterson and producer Mark Nielsen pre-recorded thank you speeches for the occasion.

Bob and I partnered with a crew of Pixar’s best and brightest,” Mark said, via Deadline. “So we share this with everyone at Team Forky Shorts, along with everyone at Disney+.”

In Bob‘s speech, he paid tribute to Tony Hale, who voices the character, as well as other stars of the episode, Carol Burnett, Mel Brooks, Betty White, and the late Carl Reiner.

This Emmy win for Forky Asks A Question brings Disney+ to a total of six wins so far at the 2020 Emmy Awards. The Mandalorian has also picked up a handful of awards, the first for the almost one year old streaming platform.