ADVENTURE AWAITS IN THE NEW YEAR DURING ABC FAMILY'S JANUARY "FUNDAY" PROGRAMMING EVENT ON SATURDAY, JANUARY 9 AND SUNDAY, JANUARY 10
Burbank, CA (December 28, 2015) - Are you looking for an adventurous way to celebrate the new year? ABC Family brings you a whole lot of action when the network kicks off 2016 with its "Funday" programming event. Starting Saturday, January 9 and continuing Sunday, January 10, tag along with Tarzan as he swings through trees, laugh with the Minions, explore the big blue world with Nemo, and cheer on Cinderella as she makes her way to the ball. ABC Family is becoming Freeform on January 12, 2016.
The highlights are:
Saturday, January 9
(5:30PM-7:30PM ET/PT) DISNEY'S TARZAN
This Academy Award(R)-winning adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs' story begins deep within the jungle when baby Tarzan (Tony Goldwyn) is adopted by a family of gorillas. Even though he is shunned as a "hairless wonder" by their leader, Tarzan is accepted by the gorillas and raised as one of their own. Together with his wisecracking ape buddy Terk (Rosie O'Donnell) and neurotic elephant pal Tantor (Wayne Knight), Tarzan learns how to swing through the trees and survive in the animal kingdom. His two worlds collide with the arrival of humans, forcing Tarzan to choose between a "civilized" life with the beautiful Jane (Minnie Driver) and the life he knows and loves with his gorilla family. Disney's "Tarzan" repeats on Sunday, January 10 at 3:00pm ET/PT.
(7:30PM-9:30PM ET/PT) DESPICABLE ME
In a happy suburban neighborhood, surrounded by white picket fences and flowering rose bushes, sits a black house with a dead lawn. Unbeknownst to the neighbors, hidden deep beneath this home is a vast secret hideout belonging to Gru (Steve Carell). This dastardly villain who, along with the help of his many Minions, is planning the biggest heist in the history of the world: he's going to steal the moon! But his plans are foiled the day he encounters the immense will of three orphaned girls who look at him and see something that no one else has ever seen: a potential Dad. This smash hit boasts a stellar all-star vocal cast that includes Julie Andrews, Jason Segel, Russell Brand, Danny McBride, Will Arnett, Kristen Wiig, Mindy Kaling and more. "Despicable Me" repeats on Sunday, January 10 at 5:15pm ET/PT.
(9:30PM-12:00AM ET/PT) DISNEY PIXAR'S FINDING NEMO
Nemo (Alexander Gould), an adventurous young clownfish, is unexpectedly taken from his Great Barrier Reef home to a dentist's office aquarium. It's up to his worrisome father Marlin (Albert Brooks) and his friendly but forgetful regal blue tang fish Dory (Ellen DeGeneres) to bring Nemo home -- meeting vegetarian sharks, surfer dude turtles, hypnotic jellyfish, hungry seagulls, and more along the way. Disney Pixar's "Finding Nemo" repeats on Sunday, January 10 at 7:30pm ET/PT.
(12:00AM-2:00AM ET/PT) DISNEY'S CINDERELLA
With a wicked stepmother and two jealous stepsisters who keep her enslaved and in rags, Cinderella stands no chance of attending the royal ball. When her fairy godmother appears and magically transforms her reality into a dream come true, Cinderella enchants the handsome Prince Charming at the ball, but must face the wrath of her enraged stepmother and sisters when the spell wears off at midnight. Disney's "Cinderella" repeats on Sunday, January 10 at 10:00pm ET/PT.
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