Back of the Net

Sofia Wylie Scores Goals on Disney Channel in Back of the Net and Andi Mack

By Jim Frye

You’d be forgiven for thinking that Sofia Wylie is a lot older than her 15 years. That’s because her resume is already stuffed with fan-favorite projects, her passport is filling up fast, and her ambitious schedule and sophisticated conversational style make her seem like a seasoned veteran of TV and film. And, in a way, she is.

Wylie is perhaps…

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Short Circuit Program

Disney Previews Frozen 2, Premieres Three Animated Shorts at Annecy

By Zach Johnson

Walt Disney Animation Studios wowed the Annecy crowd in France Friday by offering a first look at Frozen 2, presented by the film’s Head of Animation Becky Bresee and Head of Effects Animation Marlon West, and also by unveiling three new shorts from the experimental Short Circuit program, which will stream on Disney+ in Spring 2020. Natalie…

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Just Roll With It

You’ve Never Seen a Series Like Just Roll With It Before

By Karina Schink and Beth Deitchman

Have you ever wanted to mix sardines, vanilla ice cream, and a host of ingredients that simply aren’t meant to co-exist in a single dish? The cast of Disney Channel’s new series hasn’t either… but they’ll “just roll with it”—if that’s what the audience decrees. On Friday, June 14, Disney Channel welcomes a whole…

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Amphibia

5 Reasons to Leap into Disney Channel’s New Series Amphibia

By Beth Deitchman

The talented folks at Disney Television Animation have led us on so many incredible adventures in worlds ranging from Duckburg to Gravity Falls to the Tri-State Area, but we’ve never before seen a world like Amphibia. The brand-new series Amphibia, debuting Monday, June 17 (10–10:30 a.m. ET/PT), on Disney Channel and DisneyNOW, is described as…

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T.O.T.S.

Disney Junior’s T.O.T.S. Is Our New Favorite Bundle of Joy

By Beth Deitchman

If you think that only storks can deliver babies, then Pip and Freddy are about to change your mind. The mismatched pair are the first members of the Tiny Ones Transport Service, or T.O.T.S., that aren’t the iconic baby-bringing birds. Freddy’s a flamingo, hailing originally from tropical climes, while Pip’s a cold-weather-loving penguin….

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Toy Story 4

Meet All the New Characters Appearing in Toy Story 4

By Zach Johnson

When Toy Story 4 is unboxed June 24, 2019, audiences will be reunited with fan-favorites like Woody (voice of Tom Hanks) and Buzz Lightyear (voice of Disney Legend Tim Allen), as well as Bo Peep (voice of Annie Potts), who was last seen onscreen in 1999’s Toy Story 2. (Find out why Bo was M.I.A. in Toy Story 3.) “There is such a deep love within…

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ABC Summer Fun & Games

Something Old, Something New: All About ABC’s “Summer Fun & Games”

By Zach Johnson

Building on the previous success of the “Summer Fun & Games” brand, ABC is expanding its slate of game shows to three nights, adding four new exciting series to the schedule—and Newsreel interviewed the stars of four alterative programs to learn more about what’s in store.

Upcoming premieres include Celebrity Family Feud (Sunday, June 9,…

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Donald Duck

10 Top TV Moments Every Donald Fan Should Know

By Jim Fanning

If in 1954, 20 years after his June 9, 1934 debut, Donald Duck demanded, “What’s the big idea?!” the answer was television. That year, as Walt Disney became the first major Hollywood producer to enter weekly television, his biggest and noisiest star waddled into a new kind of celebrity on the TV screen. “The national ratings,” revealed…

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Dead Poets Society

7 Truths We Learned from Dead Poets Society

By Jim Frye

It’s time to sound our barbaric yawps over the rooftops again!

The incomparable Robin Williams inspired a generation to live passionately and stand on their desks in the Touchstone Pictures classic Dead Poets Society—and 30 years later, that inspiration is as strong as ever. Nominated for four Academy Awards® and winning Best Original Screenplay…

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