The Stories Behind the Stories—and Storytellers—of Disney’s LAUNCHPAD

By Beth Deitchman

You’ve never met a girl like Val Garcia, the teen at the center of Disney’s LAUNCHPAD short Growing Fangs. Half human and half vampire, Val struggles with her identity and the fear that she’s not “enough” for either of the worlds that she straddles. Disney’s LAUNCHPAD will also introduce you to Gabriel, a delightful kid who loves ballet…

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5 Fantastic Things

5 Fantastic Things to Watch This Weekend

By Zach Johnson

This Friday marks the launch of Disney’s LAUNCHPAD, a collection of live-action shorts from a new generation of dynamic storytellers. The next day, FXM will broadcast the comedy film Spy. On Sunday, join us in streaming Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy on Disney+ (just because!) and then watch Ralph Breaks the Internet on Freeform. Cap off…

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the proud family

The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder Adds New Cast—Plus More in News Briefs

By Courtney Potter
New Cast Announced for The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder on Disney+
Fun news this week from our Disney+ pals: Several amazing actors are joining the cast of the new animated series The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder!

Billy Porter (Tony® award-winning star of FX’s Pose) and Zachary Quinto (Star Trek) will voice Randall and Barry…

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Disney Launchpad: Shorts Incubator

Program launched in 2020 in which directors from underrepresented backgrounds are invited to present diverse perspectives through original live-action shorts for proposed initial exhibition on Disney+.

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Fantasy Springs

Tokyo DisneySea’s New Themed Port Concept Model—Plus More in News Briefs

By Courtney Potter

Concept Model for Tokyo DisneySea’s New Themed Port Unveiled
Fantastical news from our friends at Tokyo Disneyland Resort: They’ve just unveiled a truly amazing concept model for Fantasy Springs, the new themed port opening at Tokyo DisneySea Park in 2023. This will be the eighth themed port in Tokyo DisneySea, and the largest ever since…

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