There was a time when the only Disney show that one could watch was The Wonderful World of Disney (or its many variations of that title) on Sunday nights on NBC. And then CBS. And then ABC. Most episodes were made-for-TV movies but sometimes they would show full-fledged Disney movies. Those days are back for at least four weeks. Thanks to this recent pesky virus, ABC is presenting four Disney movies on Wednesday nights from 8-10 p.m. starting May 20, 2020. Here’s the thing though – if you have the streaming service Disney+, you already have access to these film so for you, this is nothing special and will probably end up being an advertisement for the service. Either way, we could do worse.
The first movie of the four will be Moana. 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.
The movies to follow Moana include Marvel Studios’ Thor: The Dark World, Academy Award-winning films Up from Disney and Pixar and Disney’s Big Hero 6.
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