JAKE AND HIS CREW TAKE FLIGHT OVER LONDON IN PRIMETIME SPECIAL, "JAKE AND THE NEVER LAND PIRATES: BATTLE FOR THE BOOK!" PREMIERING SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26 ON DISNEY CHANNEL AND DISNEY JUNIOR
Music-Filled Special Includes Debut of Original Song "Once Upon A Time" Performed by Maia Mitchell as Wendy
Jake and his crew of kid pirates take flight over London in Disney Junior's "Jake and the Never Land Pirates: Battle for the Book!" a primetime special premiering SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26 (6:00 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel and Disney Junior. Beloved Disney heritage characters Wendy, John and Michael Darling make their series debut in the music-filled special, with Maia Mitchell (Disney Channel's "Teen Beach Movie" and ABC Family's "The Fosters") voicing the role of Wendy and performing new original song "Once Upon A Time." Peter Pan and Tinker Bell will also appear.
A full-length preview of "Jake and the Never Land Pirates: Battle for the Book!" will be available on WATCHDisneyJunior.com and the WATCH Disney Junior app for smartphones and tablets beginning Sunday, October 19, followed by the debut of a new Hidden Objects game on Wednesday, October 22.
October 2014 Programming Highlights
*All programming subject to change*
Young Disney Stars "Choose Kindness" in a Multi-Platform Initiative Debuting During National Bullying Prevention Month
More than 20 stars of Disney Channel, Disney XD and Radio Disney provide their personal point-of-view on demonstrating courteous and respectful behavior towards others as a virtue of good character, in "Choose Kindness," a multi-platform initiative designed to motivate, inspire and resonate with kids ages 6-14. The interstitial messages premiere SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 (8:00 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel and will rotate during October's National Bullying Prevention Month. The initiative includes special episodes of "Austin & Ally" and "Girl Meets World," each designed to reach kids with empowering, relevant stories and to augment the Channel's themes of communication, diversity and optimism.
"MONSTOBER," A MONTH-LONG HALLOWEEN FEST, RETURNS OCTOBER 2-31 ON DISNEY CHANNEL
Includes Premieres of "Phineas and Ferb" One-Hour Episode, Mystery Adventure Special "Evermoor," Crossover Episode of "Marvel's Ultimate Spider-Man: Web-Warriors" and Cast of "Jessie"
A month of Halloween-themed episodes of popular series will form a mega "Monstober," Disney Channel's annual programming event for kids and families.
DISNEY CHANNEL TO SHOWCASE STORIES OF KIDS AND TEENS WHO ARE ACTIVELY MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD, IN NEW EDITIONS OF "MAKE YOUR MARK," BEGINNING FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12
New segments that showcase kids and teens from around the country whose uplifting stories can encourage their peers to get inspired, to connect to the world, and to communicate in positive ways will be presented as part of the Emmy Award-winning "Make Your Mark" series, beginning FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 on Disney Channel. The interstitial series is designed to reach kids age 6-14 with a wide array of empowering, relevant stories and to augment the Channel's themes of communication, diversity and optimism.
NEW INTERSTITIALS HIGHLIGHTING REAL-LIFE DOCTORS, NURSES, DENTISTS AND PARAMEDICS TO DEBUT DURING "DOC MCSTUFFINS: SCHOOL OF MEDICINE" PROGRAMMING EVENT FOR KIDS AGE 2-7, BEGINNING MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 ON DISNEY CHANNEL
"Doc McStuffins," the Emmy-nominated animated series about a little girl who can talk to and heal stuffed animals and toys out of her playhouse clinic, models compassion and good health for kids age 2-7 and has been lauded for its strong storytelling that provides a role model for girls and boys all over the world.
"Doc McStuffins: School of Medicine," a programming event featuring back-to-back episodes of the hit series and interstitials with real-life health professionals in the fields of medicine, dentistry and emergency response will air MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 - FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 (9:00-10:00 a.m. ET/PT) on Disney Channel. The highlighted medical professionals in the interstitials each have specialties that mirror those of Doc's from the morning's episodes.
"STAR WARS REBELS: SPARK OF REBELLION" AVAILABLE ON WATCH DISNEY XD, MONDAY SEPTEMBER 29; PREMIERE TELECAST ON DISNEY CHANNELS AROUND THE WORLD ON OCTOBER 3
Continuing the epic tradition of the legendary Star Wars saga, an exciting animated one-hour movie "Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion" will be available first to verified users on WATCHDisneyXD.com and the WATCH Disney XD app beginning MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29. WATCH Disney XD allows consumers to watch on tablet, phones, computer and set top boxes.
DISNEY CHANNEL ORDERS SECOND SEASON OF GIRL MEETS WORLD, #1 SERIES AMONG KIDS AND TWEENS
Disney Channel has ordered a second season of the comedy series "Girl Meets World." It was announced today by Adam Bonnett, Executive Vice President, Original Programming, Disney Channels Worldwide. Since its June premiere, "Girl Meets World" has ranked as television's number one series among Kids 2-11, Kids 6-11 and Tweens 9-14. To date, it has generated 4.7 million views on the WATCH Disney Channel app for mobile devices. "Girl Meets World" was created by Michael Jacobs and April Kelly and is executive-produced by Jacobs. It stars Rowan Blanchard, Sabrina Carpenter, Ben Savage, Danielle Fishel, August Maturo, Peyton Meyer and Corey Fogelmanis. Production resumes in Los Angeles in November.
LAURA MARANO AND LEIGH-ALLYN BAKER WILL STAR IN "BAD HAIR DAY," A DISNEY CHANNEL ORIGINAL MOVIE SCHEDULED FOR A 2015 PREMIERE
Baker Also Serves as Executive Producer
Popular actresses Laura Marano ("Austin & Ally") and Leigh-Allyn Baker ("Good Luck Charlie") team up to star in the comedic buddy adventure "Bad Hair Day," a Disney Channel Original Movie scheduled to premiere in 2015. Leigh-Allyn Baker makes her foray into producing as executive producer of the movie.