“The Wonderful World of Disney” Returns to ABC to Show Four Movies to Kickoff Summer

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“The Wonderful World of Disney” is returning this summer with four titles from the very popular Disney+ streaming service film catalog.

ABC has announced that it will air “Moana,” “Thor: The Dark World,” “Up” and “Big Hero 6” over four Wednesdays this summer.

The world broadcast debut of “Moana” featuring Auliʻi Cravalho and Dwayne Johnson will kick off the series on May 20.

News of the programming choice comes as networks scramble to fill their summer schedule amid the coronavirus production shutdown.

Here’s the full schedule and movie synopsis for “The Wonderful World of Disney” movie block:

“The Wonderful World of Disney: Moana” – May 20, 8 p.m. ET/PT

“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 (Cravalho) meets the mighty demigod Maui (Johnson), and together they cross the ocean on a fun-filled, action-packed voyage, encountering enormous sea creatures, breathtaking underworlds and impossible odds.

“The Wonderful World of Disney: Thor: The Dark World” – May 27, 8 p.m. ET/PT

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.

“The Wonderful World of Disney: Up” – June 3, 8 p.m. ET/PT

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.

“The Wonderful World of Disney: Big Hero 6” – June 10, 8 p.m. ET/PT

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.

So gather with your family in front of the TV and enjoy these Disney, Pixar, and Marvel favorites starting May 20! These movies and many more favorites from Disney, Star Wars, Pixar, Marvel, and National Geographic can be found on the Disney+ streaming service.

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