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5 Fantastic Things to Watch This Week

By Zach Johnson

The Walt Disney Company has a lot of compelling content in store for the week—and it begins Tuesday with ABC paying tribute to a Disney Legend with a two-hour special, The Happy Days of Garry Marshall, featuring interviews with family members and the biggest names in Hollywood. Two days later, the network will air the series finale of How to Get…

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ABC’s The Wonderful World of Disney Returns May 20—Plus More in News Briefs

By Courtney Potter

Gather the Family for the Return of ABC’s The Wonderful World of Disney
Get the popcorn ready—ABC’s The Wonderful World of Disney is returning to the airwaves for several consecutive Wednesday nights, beginning May 20! Four fabulously beloved titles, currently available on Disney+, will be shown in primetime on ABC, beginning with the…

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The Disney+ Original Prop Culture Takes a New and Unique Look at Favorite Disney Films

By Jim Frye

Two moments in particular stick out for Dan Lanigan from the production of Prop Culture, the new Disney+ Original where the enthusiastic collector explores the history and warehouses of The Walt Disney Company, along with the Walt Disney Archives, searching for some of the most iconic and beloved props from Disney’s storied past. “The first moment is…

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Disney+ Orders New Series Just Beyond, Inspired by R.L. Stine’s Graphic Novels

By Zach Johnson

The latest news from Disney+ is giving us goosebumps! The streaming service has ordered the eight-episode series Just Beyond from writer and executive producer Seth Grahame-Smith. Produced by 20th Century Fox Television, the horror/comedy anthology, based on the best-selling BOOM! Studios graphic novel series from iconic children’s writer R.L….

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Katy, Lionel, and Luke Hint at Surprises to Come on American Idol

By Beth Deitchman

“I like that word, ‘surprise, surprise!’ You know what I’m saying?” Lionel Richie asked, following Sunday night’s episode of American Idol—the second to be filmed completely remotely. And we know exactly what he was saying! The evening was chock-full of unexpected moments of delight—from special appearances from musicians…

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Taika Waititi to Direct and Co-Write New Star Wars Movie

By Zach Johnson

We’ve intercepted a transmission from a galaxy far, far away: Academy Award® winner Taika Waititi, who recently won Best Adapted Screenplay for Jojo Rabbit and directed the widely-acclaimed first season finale episode of The Mandalorian on Disney+, will direct and co-write a new Star Wars feature film for theatrical release! Joining Waititi on the…

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All the Stellar Things to Read, Watch and Play This Star Wars Day

By Savannah Salazar

Since its premiere in 1977, George Lucas’ Star Wars: A New Hope has influenced generations upon generations of fans, becoming a huge “force” in popular culture—spurring three trilogies, TV shows, books and games (and that just scratches the surface!). The classic tales of good vs. evil, light and dark and everyone in between resonated,…

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5 Fantastic Things to Watch This Week

By Zach Johnson

There’s no better way to celebrate Star Wars Day than by watching some old and new favorites! In addition to making Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker available to stream two months early (thus completing the Skywalker Saga), Disney+ will be debuting the first episode of Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian just as we say goodbye to Star Wars: The Clone…

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