Mega New Year celebrations on Disney channels

30 Dec,2011

By A Correspondent

 

Disney Television Network, the number 1 entertainment destination for kids and their families, is set to celebrate the New Year with its varied programming. Disney channel will end 2011 with the award winning Disney classic movie UP on December 31 at 11 am.

 

UP is a heart-warming comedy adventure about a 78-year-old balloon salesman Carl Fredricksen, who finally fulfills his lifelong dream of a great adventure when he ties thousands of balloons to his house and flies away to the wilds ofSouth America, along with an overly optimistic 8-year-old wilderness explorer named Russell. The movie won the Academy Awards for the Best Animated Feature and the Best Original Score and the Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Feature Film in 2010.

 

In his very first voice acting role, renowned Bollywood actor Anupam Kher has voiced the lead character Carl in Hindi. Commenting on his role, Anupam Kher said: “What makes this movie exciting is that it’s a fantasy film with believable characters. Carl can be from any part of the world or country. He is an ordinary man who fulfills an extraordinary promise and that truly makes him special.”

 

Families can “kick-off” 2012 with the uber-cool soccer star David Beckham in conversation with famous Disney duo, brothers Phineas and Ferb on “Take Two with Phineas and Ferb” on January 1. The show is a series of fun interviews where the brothers talk to celebs like David Beckham. They have many more exciting ones already in the pipeline for the New Year.

 

Adding some interactive fun and learning for the young ones will be an exciting contest inspired by Disney Junior’s popular interactive show, “Jake and The Neverland Pirates”. The show features comic and host Cyrus Broacha as the voice of “Sharky” along with musician Sid Coutto as the voice of “Bones”. The talented duo is also seen on the show with an entertaining live-action routine which has been locally produced inIndia.

 

Beginning January 1, young viewers can brush up their counting skills every Monday to Friday by tuning into “Disney Junior Jake Contest” from 11 am to 12.30 pm and win more than 1000 cool prizes including Jake’s special Doubloon memorabilia, tee shirts, bandanas and DVDs.

 

Disney’s action, adventure and comedy destination for boys, Disney XD will be revving up the content pipeline in the New Year starting with Disney classic blockbuster ‘The Lion King’ on January 1, 2011 at 12. A brand new fun-filled show about a creative and quirky hero – “Scaredy Squirrel”, inspired by the popular book series by Melanie Watt will start on Disney XD on January 9, 2011.

 

In the new year, the channel will create a strong destination for Marvel-branded characters and stories with the launch of Spider-man on weekdays. While the excitement on popular show “Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil” is already on the upswing with a spectacular contest where fans can win over 100 cool prizes every day, including skateboards, Playstations, camping sets, snorkeling sets and Ipods.

 

Hungama TV will ring in the New Year with new episodes of popular show “Guzura”, which follows the chubby little dinosaur and his misadventures as he interacts with humans and other animals.

 

The channel will also feature exiting contests with over 1000 goodies waiting to be bagged by Hungama fans.

 

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