Disney Branded Television on Sept. 28 announced that its new Disney Original Movie The Naughty Nine will begin streaming on Disney+ on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23 – a day after its debut on the Disney Channel.
The Naughty Nine stars Danny Glover as Santa Claus. The film centers around a mischievous fifth grader named Andy, who finds himself without a present from Santa on Christmas morning. Realizing he must have landed on the “naughty list” and feeling unfairly maligned, Andy pulls together a team of eight other “naughty listers” to help him execute an elaborate heist in Santa’s Village at the North Pole to get the presents they feel they deserve. Along the way, the group comes to realize that the very best way off the naughty list is to redirect their unique talents for good — instead of mischief.
The movie’s ensemble includes Winslow Fegley as Andy; Camila Rodriguez as Dulce, Andy’s best friend and archery expert; Anthony Joo as North Pole conspiracy theorist Lewis; Imogen Cohen as daredevil “wheel woman” Ha-Yoon; Clara Stack as animal whisperer Rose; Deric McCabe as master-of-disguise Jon Anthony; Ayden Elijah as charmer Albert; Madilyn Kellam as Andy’s older sister, Laurel, a skilled gymnast seeking to regain her confidence; and Derek Theler as Bruno, a disgruntled cargo pilot who claims to have witnessed Santa’s sleigh.
Alberto Belli directed The Naughty Nine, and Suzanne Todd is an executive producer. The Naughty Nine was written by Jed Elinoff and Scott Thomas, who also serve as executive producers.
Disney Television Animation’s Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Candace Against the Universe will premiere exclusively on Disney+ Aug. 28, with the soundtrack from Walt Disney Records available the same day.
Executive-produced by Dan Povenmire and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh, creators of the Emmy Award-winning Disney Channel animated “Phineas and Ferb” series, Candace Against the Universe is an adventure story that tracks stepbrothers Phineas and Ferb as they set out across the galaxy to rescue their older sister Candace, who after being abducted by aliens finds utopia in a far-off planet, free of pesky little brothers.
Voice talent reprising their roles from the original series and movie include Ashley Tisdale as Candace Flynn; Vincent Martella as Phineas Flynn; Caroline Rhea as their mom, Linda; Dee Bradley Baker as Perry the Platypus; Alyson Stoner as Isabella; Maulik Pancholy as Baljeet; Bobby Gaylor as Buford; Olivia Olson as Vanessa Doofenshmirtz; Tyler Mann as Carl; and Povenmire and Marsh as Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz and Major Monogram, respectively. David Errigo Jr. joins the cast as Ferb Fletcher.
The cast also includes Ali Wong, Wayne Brady, Diedrich Bader and Thomas Middleditch.
All four seasons of the “Phineas and Ferb” series, along with the Disney Channel original movie Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension, also are available to stream on Disney+. Beginning Aug. 25, all episodes will be presented on Disney XD leading up to the movie’s premiere.
Filmmakers and cast members will also be promoting the new movie through a Comic-Con@Home virtual panel at noon Saturday, July 25.
Disney Media Distribution on May 19 will release the musical Zombies 2 on DVD.
The sequel to the 2018 Disney Channel movie picks up as cheerleader Addison and zombie football player Zed are prepping for Seabrook High’s prom. But when a group of mysterious teenage werewolves unexpectedly arrive in search of an ancient life source buried somewhere in Seabrook, a fearful city council reenacts Seabrook’s anti-monster laws, making it impossible for Zed and Addison to attend prom together. The film follows their efforts to stick to their plan to be the first zombie/cheerleader couple to go to the prom.
The film’s cast includes Milo Manheim as Zed; Meg Donnelly as Addison; Trevor Tordjman as Bucky; Kylee Russell as Eliza; Carla Jeffery as Bree; Chandler Kinney as Willa; Pearce Joza as Wyatt; Ariel Martin as Wynter; Kingston Foster as Zoey; and James Godfrey as Bonzo.
Zombies 2 was directed by Paul Hoen and written by David Light and Joseph Raso.
Bonus material, exclusive to the DVD, includes bloopers and five deleted scenes. Also included are a music video of “The New Kid in Town” (performed by Baby Ariel), two dance tutorials and six sing-alongs.
Disney Media Distribution is the new name for the business unit within Disney’s Direct-to-Consumer and International (DTCI) segment that manages content licensing and marketing for domestic multichannel subscription distribution; global direct-to-consumer platform content distribution; broadcast licensing for local ABC stations; global syndication of television and film studio content; and in-home content through digital platforms, multichannel distributors and physical retail sales.
Adam Lamberg is set to reprise his role of David “Gordo” Gordon, a recurring character in the upcoming Disney+ series “Lizzie McGuire.”
Lamberg originated the role of Gordo, Lizzie’s best friend, whose intelligence, creativity and wry observations about middle school life made him a bit of an outcast — except to his inner circle of friends.
Production on the series began earlier this month.
“Gordo was an essential piece of the puzzle to what made the original ‘Lizzie McGuire’ so authentic and beloved,” said Hilary Duff, star and executive producer of the series, in a statement. “I couldn’t imagine the series without him. I can’t wait for fans to see what he’s up to 15 years later and how he fits into Lizzie’s adult world.”
The new story picks up as Lizzie McGuire is just about to turn 30. She seemingly has it all — her dream job as an assistant to a fancy New York City interior designer, her dream guy and a picturesque Brooklyn apartment — but things aren’t always as they seem. With a little help from her old friends and some new ones to come, her well-meaning family and her 13-year-old alter-ego in animated form, Lizzie navigates the ups and downs of adulthood.
As previously announced, also reprising their roles are Duff as Lizzie McGuire, Hallie Todd as Jo McGuire, Robert Carradine as Sam McGuire and Jake Thomas as Matt McGuire.
Original “Lizzie McGuire” series creator Terri Minsky returns as showrunner and executive producer. Rachel Winter will also executive produce. Ranada Shepard is the co-executive producer. “Lizzie McGuire” is produced by Salty Pictures, Inc. in association with Disney Channel.
Freaky Friday: A New Musical, which premieres on the Disney Channel Aug. 10, will come out on DVD Sept. 25 from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment.
Based on Disney Theatrical Productions’ stage adaptation of the novel by Mary Rodgers, the musical stars Cozi Zuehlsdorff as 16-year-old Ellie Blake and Heidi Blickenstaff as her uber-organized mom Katherine. Mother and daughter are constantly at odds. During a quarrel, they accidentally break the hourglass given to Ellie by her deceased father and magically switch bodies.
Bonus Material on the DVD includes blooper reels, deleted scenes and audition tapes for the two leads.
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment will release the first DVD volume of episodes from Disney Channel’s “Big Hero 6: The Series” June 26.
The show, a follow-up to the 2014 animated movie, details the continuing adventures of tech genius Hiro Hamada, his robot companion Baymax and their friends, who form the superhero team Big Hero 6, loosely based on the Marvel Comics property of the same name.
The series began with the 44-minute special Baymax Returns Nov. 20, 2017, with subsequent episodes on the Disney Channel beginning June 9.
The first DVD collection, Big Hero 6: The Series — Back in Action, includes Baymax Returns and the episodes airing through June 23: “Fred’s Bro-tillion,” “Issue 188,” “Big Roommates 2,” “Failure Mode,” “Muirahara Woods” and “Food Fight.”
The DVD also includes six bonus shorts: “Baymax and Hiro,” “Baymax and Wasabi,” “Baymax and Go Go,” “Baymax and Fred,” “Baymax and Honey Lemon” and “Baymax and Mochi.”
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment June 5 releases its second DVD compilation of episodes from the new Disney XD/Disney Channel “DuckTales” reboot series, DuckTales: Destination Adventure!
The first DVD, DuckTales: Woo-oo!, released in December, was relatively sparse, featuring the show’s 44-minute pilot episode and six “Welcome to Duckburg” marketing shorts. The new volume includes six episodes from the first season, though they aren’t the first six episodes after the pilot and aren’t presented in airdate order: “The Beagle Birthday Breakout!,” “The Living Mummies of Toth-Ra!,” “The Impossible Summit of Mt. Neverrest!,” “The Spear of Selene!,” “The Missing Links of Moorshire!” and “Beware the B.U.D.D.Y. System!”
The show stars David Tennant (“Doctor Who”) as trillionaire globe-trotter Scrooge McDuck, joined by his nephews Huey, Dewey and Louie (voiced by Danny Pudi, Ben Schwartz and Bobby Moynihan), their uncle and Scrooge’s nephew Donald (Tony Anselmo, who has been Disney’s official voice for the character since 1985), plus stalwart characters from the original series such as Launchpad McQuack (Beck Bennett), Webbigail “Webby” Vanderquak (Kate Micucci) and Mrs. Beakley (Toks Olagundoye).
In addition, Lin-Manuel Miranda guest stars as the voice of Fenton Crackshell-Cabrera, a.k.a. Gizmoduck, in “Beware the B.U.D.D.Y. System!”
The DVD also includes two bonus episodes from the 1987-90 “DuckTales” series: “New Gizmo-Kids on the Block” and “Ducky Mountain High.” This is the first time these episodes are available on DVD as they are not among the three DVD volumes of episodes previously released from the original series.