�THE PRINCESS DIARIES,� THE DELIGHTFUL FAMILY COMEDY STARRING JULIE ANDREWS,
AIRS ON ABC�S �THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF DISNEY,� SATURDAY, JULY 8
�The Wonderful World of Disney� Presentation Will Air in HDTV Format
With 5.1-Channel Surround Sound and Spanish Audio via SAP
�The Princess Diaries,� starring Oscar, Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winner Julie Andrews, will air as a presentation of �The Wonderful World of Disney� SATURDAY, JULY 8 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. The movie, which will air in the HDTV format with 5.1-channel surround sound and Spanish audio, also stars Emmy and ALMA Award-winner Hector Elizondo and Anne Hathaway (�The Other Side of Heaven,� �Nicholas Nickleby�). (Rebroadcast. OAD: 2/14/04)
In �The Princess Diaries,� a klutzy, geeky 15-year-old girl, Mia Thermopolis (Hathaway), who lives with her eclectic artist, single mother (Caroline Goodall, �Easy�) in San Francisco, is visited for the very first time by her grandmother (Andrews) and discovers she�s really klutzy, geeky royalty � the princess of Genovia. Due to her father�s sudden death -- she had never seen him and didn�t know he was the crown prince of Genovia -- she becomes the direct heir to the thrown. After an extreme makeover, Mia begins �princess lessons� to see if she has what it takes.
Mia�s life is turned upside down as she tries to learn who are her real friends and family.
�The Princess Diaries� stars Julie Andrews (ABC�s �Eloise� movies, �Mary Poppins�) as Clarisse Renaldi, Anne Hathaway as Mia Thermopolis, Hector Elizondo (TV�s �Chicago Hope�; �Pretty Woman�) as Joe, Heather Matarazzo (�Blue Moon�) as Lilly Moscovitz, Mandy Moore (�Chasing Liberty�) as Lana Thomas, Caroline Goodall as Helen Thermopolis, Robert Schwartzman (�The Virgin Suidices�) as Michael Moscovitz, Erik von Detten as Josh Bryant, Patrick Flueger as Jeremiah Hart, Sean O�Bryan as Mr. O�Connell, Sandra Oh (�Under the Tuscan Sun�) as vice principal Gupta and Kathleen Marshall as Charlotte.
�The Princess Diaries,� released in 2001, was directed by Garry Marshall (�Pretty Woman,� �Runaway Bride�) from the screenplay by written by Gina Wendkos (�Coyote Ugly,� �Jersey Girl�) and based on the novel by Meg Cabot. The film is a production of Bottom of the Ninth Productions, Inc.; BrownHouse Productions and Walt Disney Productions. (CLOSED-CAPTIONED) (Broadcast in stereo where available)
�THE PRINCESS DIARIES� IN HDTV:
The ABC Television Network�s HDTV broadcast of �The Princess Diaries� will air in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC�s selected HDTV format and 5.1-channel surround sound and Spanish audio via SAP. This program carries a TV-G parental guideline.