"The Wonderful World of Disney" Movie Night Returns Wednesday with "Coco"
"The Wonderful World of Disney" heads to the Land of the Dead with the broadcast network premiere of Disney and Pixar's Academy Award®-winning "Coco," presented by Verizon, on WEDNESDAY, OCT. 14 (8:00-10:02 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (TV-PG) Despite his family's baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Héctor (voice of Gael García Bernal). Together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history. "Coco" is directed by Lee Unkrich ("Toy Story 3"), co-directed by Adrian Molina (story artist, "Monsters University") and produced by Darla K. Anderson ("Toy Story 3").
Presenting these iconic films 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. ABC is your broadcast ticket to Disney magic moments at home with "The Wonderful World of Disney" film series, presenting iconic feature films that are currently available on Disney+, to be shown in primetime on ABC. Additional titles have included Disney's Academy Award®-nominated "Moana," Marvel Studios' "Thor: The Dark World," and the Academy Award-winning films "Up," from Disney and Pixar, and Disney's "Big Hero 6," among others.
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 (Auliʻi 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.
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.
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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.
Presenting these iconic films 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.