Princesses, pop stars and superheroes will be among the many Disney favorites taking over the Anaheim Convention Center on August 9—11 for the biennial D23 Expo. The celebration of all things Disney will include the stars and creators of several popular shows from the Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior.
Among the big Disney Channel events being showcased are Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel, a summer special in which the boys meet the superheroes of (Disney-owned) Marvel Comics; Teen Beach Movie, a live-action musical airing July 19; and Wander Over Yonder, the upcoming animated series from The Powerpuff Girls creator Craig McCracken and starring 30 Rock alum Jack McBrayer (both of whom will be in attendance).
It'll be "A Whole New World" on the Disney Junior preschool hit Sofia the First when Princess Sofia and Princess Amber visit the desert kingdom of Tangu. The episode, airing Friday (9:30am/8:30c), finds the adorable half-sibs in a close encounter with a frisky magic carpet that has a mind of its own. So guess who comes to the rescue with some sage advice about carpets? Princess Jasmine, star of the classic Disney film Aladdin!
Arrested Development fans have spent months gearing up for the return of Jeffrey Tambor and the rest of the cast. But fans of the man behind Orange County's craziest family don't have to wait until May 26 to catch the TV vet in action.
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Disney Channel's Boy Meets World spin-off has cast the new Shawn! No, we don't mean that someone else is replacing Rider Strong in his longtime role (like anyone could rival his perfectly coifed locks?!), but there is a new BFF in the house!
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She's not just an overnight princess, she's an overnight success! The new Disney Channel fairytale series Sofia the First, about a simple village girl whose mom marries the king, will premiere Friday morning (9:30am/8:30c) to great expectations. This is not only one of the most ambitious and sophisticated animated series ever attempted for the preschool crowd — the Broadway-esque song score alone is a marvel of pop, swing, bossa nova, jazz and hip hop — but it's already a ratings monster. The pilot movie, Sofia the First: Once Upon a Princess, drew 5.2 million viewers in its November premiere and was the highest-rated program for children ages 2-5 in the last five years.