GRAB YOUR POPCORN! ABC'S HOME THEATER WILL OPEN ON MAY 20
'THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF DISNEY' WILL MAKE MOVIE NIGHT A LITTLE MORE MAGICAL WITH A SERIES OF BELOVED FILMS FROM THE DISNEY+ LIBRARY
Family-Favorite Movies to Hit the Airwaves for Four Wednesday Nights,
Starting May 20 With the Broadcast World Debut of Disney's
Academy Award(R)-Nominated 'Moana'
ABC is your broadcast ticket to Disney magic moments at home this summer with the return of "The Wonderful World of Disney" presenting several iconic feature films. For four consecutive Wednesday evenings, beloved titles, currently available on Disney+, will be shown in prime time on ABC, beginning with the broadcast world debut of Disney's Academy Award(R)-nominated "Moana," WEDNESDAY, MAY 20 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT). Additional titles include Marvel Studios' "Thor: The Dark World," Academy Award-winning films "Up" from Disney and Pixar and Disney's "Big Hero 6."
Presenting these iconic films, listed below, on ABC is one of many ways The Walt Disney Company is bringing the magic of Disney into homes right now. At DisneyMagicMoments.com, fans and families can find more entertaining stories, videos and activities from Disney, Pixar, Star Wars, Marvel and National Geographic that inspire imagination and discovery.
"The Wonderful World of Disney: Moana" - Wednesday, May 20 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT)
"Moana" is Disney's epic adventure about a spirited teen who sets sail on a daring mission to prove herself a master wayfinder and fulfill her ancestors' unfinished quest. During her journey, Moana (Auli?i Cravalho) meets the mighty demigod Maui (Dwayne Johnson), and together they cross the ocean on a fun-filled, action-packed voyage, encountering enormous sea creatures, breathtaking underworlds and impossible odds. Along the way, Moana discovers the one thing she's always sought: her own identity.
"The Wonderful World of Disney: Thor: The Dark World" - Wednesday, May 27 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT)
Marvel Studios' "Thor: The Dark World" continues the adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself. In the aftermath of "Thor" and "The Avengers," Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos ... but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. To defeat an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor sets upon his most dangerous and personal journey yet, forced into an alliance with the treacherous Loki to save not only his people and those he loves ... but our universe itself.
"The Wonderful World of Disney: Up" - Wednesday, June 3 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT)
Winner of two Academy Awards including Best Animated Feature, Disney and Pixar's "Up" centers on 78-year-old Carl Fredrickson, a retired balloon salesman who is part rascal, part dreamer and ready for his last chance at high-flying excitement. Tying thousands of balloons to his house, Carl sets off to the lost world of his childhood dreams. Unbeknownst to Carl, Russell, an overeager 8-year-old Wilderness Explorer who has never ventured beyond his backyard, is in the wrong place at the wrong time - Carl's front porch! The world's most unlikely duo reaches new heights and meets fantastic friends like Dug, a dog with a special collar that allows him to speak, and Kevin, the rare 13-foot-tall flightless bird. Stuck together in the wilds of the jungle, Carl realizes that sometimes life's unexpected adventures are the most rewarding ones.
"The Wonderful World of Disney: Big Hero 6" - Wednesday, June 10 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT)
Meet Baymax, a lovable personal companion robot who forms a special bond with robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada in Disney's "Big Hero 6." When a devastating turn of events catapults them into the midst of a dangerous plot unfolding in the streets of San Fransokyo, Hiro turns to Baymax and his group of friends - who transform into a band of unlikely heroes.
About ABC Entertainment
ABC Entertainment airs compelling programming across all day parts, including "Grey's Anatomy," the longest-running medical drama in prime-time television; riveting dramas "The Good Doctor," "How to Get Away with Murder," "A Million Little Things" and "Station 19"; the Emmy(R) Award-winning "Modern Family" and trailblazing comedy favorites "American Housewife," "black-ish," "Bless This Mess," "The Conners," "The Goldbergs," and "Schooled"; the popular "Summer Fun & Games" programming block, including "Card Sharks," "Celebrity Family Feud," "Holey Moley" and "Press Your Luck"; star-making sensation "American Idol"; reality phenomenon "Shark Tank"; "The Bachelor" franchise; long-running hits "Dancing with the Stars" and "America's Funniest Home Videos"; "General Hospital," which has aired for more than 55 years on the network; and late-night talk show "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"; as well as the critically acclaimed hit special "Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear's 'All in the Family' and 'The Jeffersons.'" The network also boasts some of television's most prestigious awards shows, including "The Oscars(R)," "The CMA Awards" and the "American Music Awards."
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About Walt Disney Animation Studios
Combining masterful artistry and storytelling with groundbreaking technology, Walt Disney Animation Studios is a filmmaker-driven animation studio responsible for creating some of the most beloved films ever made. Located in Burbank, WDAS continues to build on its rich legacy of innovation and creativity, from the first fully-animated feature film, 1937's "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs," to 2019's "Frozen 2," the biggest animated film of all time. Among the studio's timeless creations are "Pinocchio," "Sleeping Beauty," "The Jungle Book," "The Little Mermaid," "The Lion King," "Frozen," "Big Hero 6" and "Zootopia."
About Pixar Animation Studios
Pixar Animation Studios, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is an Academy Award(R)-winning film studio with world-renowned technical, creative and production capabilities in the art of computer animation. The Northern California studio has created some of the most successful and beloved animated films of all time, including "Toy Story," "Monsters, Inc.," "Cars," "The Incredibles," "Ratatouille," "WALL
·E," "Up," "Toy Story 3," "Brave," "Inside Out," and "Coco." Its movies have won 37 Academy Awards and have grossed more than $14 billion at the worldwide box office. "Soul," Pixar's 23rd feature, opens in theaters on November 20, 2020.
About Marvel Studios
Marvel Studios produces world-class filmed entertainment based on characters and stories from across the iconic Marvel comic book library. Marvel Studios is home to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (aka the MCU), an unprecedented interconnected collection of feature films that began in 2008 with "Iron Man" and includes the "Captain America," "Thor," Guardians of the Galaxy," "Ant-Man," and "Avengers" films as well as "Spider-Man: Homecoming" and "Spider-Man: Far From Home," "The Incredible Hulk," "Doctor Strange," "Captain Marvel," and the Academy Award-winning "Black Panther." The 23 films in the MCU to date all opened at No. 1 domestically and collectively grossed more than $22.5 billion worldwide. Nine of the films have crossed the billion-dollar mark at the box office and two have crossed $2 billion, including the biggest global release of all time, "Avengers: Endgame." In addition to upcoming films "Black Widow" and "The Eternals," Marvel Studios is also producing several series for Disney+.