ABC and The Wonderful World of Disney air fan favorites every Sunday night in January

ABC is set to premiere beloved movies from across Disney’s unrivaled catalog of titles for five consecutive Sunday nights in January, starting January 1 at 8 p.m. For the entire month, ABC will wrap up weekends with beloved titles that are currently available to stream. on Disney+, including “The Lion King” and “Finding Nemo” as well as the world premieres of “Beauty and the Beast,” “Iron Man,” and “The Avengers.”

The Wonderful World of Disney January schedule

“The Wonderful World of Disney: The Lion King” — Sunday, January 1 (8:00-10:30 p.m. EST)

Disney film travels to the African savannah, where the future king is born. Simba worships his father, King Mufasa, and takes upon himself his royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom is celebrating the arrival of the new cub. Scar, Mufasa’s brother – and former heir to the throne – has plans of his own. Devastated by the betrayal, tragedy, and drama of the Battle of Pride Rock, it eventually leads to Simba’s exile. With the help of a curious pair of new friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.

The all-star cast includes Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa, and Billy Eichner as Timon, and they use groundbreaking filmmaking techniques to bring Vital on dear personalities. in a whole new way.

“The Wonderful World of Disney: Beauty and the Beast” – Sunday, January 8 (8:00-10:30PM EST) – Premiere Streaming

Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is a live-action retelling of the studio’s animated classic, which recreates classic characters from the tale as old as time for contemporary audiences, staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs. “Beauty and the Beast” is the fascinating journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful, and independent young woman who is captured by a beast in his castle.

Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the monster’s hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true prince within. The film stars Emma Watson as Belle; Dan Stevens as the Beast; Luke Evans as Gaston, the handsome but shallow villager who takes a liking to Bill; Academy Award winner Kevin Kline as Maurice, Bill’s eccentric but lovable father; Josh Gad as Lefou, Gaston’s long-suffering assistant; Golden Globe® nominee Ewan McGregor as Lumiere, Candlestick; Academy Award nominee Stanley Tucci as Maestro Cadenza, harpsichord; Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Plumette, the Feather Duster; six-time Tony Award winner Audra MacDonald as Mrs. Garderup, the Wardrobe; Academy Award nominee Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, the mantel clock; and two-time Academy Award® winner Emma Thompson as the teapot, Mrs. Potts.

The film is directed by Academy Award winner Bill Condon from a screenplay by Stephen Chbosky and Evan Spiliotopoulos based on the 1991 Disney animated classic, and is produced by David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman of Mandeville Films.

Eight-time Academy Award-winning composer Alan Menken, who won two Academy Awards (Best Original Score and Best Song) for the 1991 animated film, provided the score, which will include new recordings of original songs written by Menken and Howard Ashman, as well as several new songs written by him. Mencken and three-time Academy Award winner Tim Rice.

“The Wonderful World of Disney: Finding Nemo” — Sunday, January 15 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EST)

Nemo, an adventurous young clownfish, is unexpectedly transported from his home on the Great Barrier Reef into the dentist’s office aquarium. It’s up to his worried father, Marlin, and the cute but forgetful blue tang, to bring Nemo home–meeting plant sharks, dude turtles, hypnotic jellyfish, hungry seagulls and more along the way.

“The Wonderful World of Disney: Iron Man” – Sunday, January 22 (8:00-10:30PM EST) – Premiere Streaming

Tony Stark, a billionaire industrialist and genius inventor, is kidnapped and forced to create a devastating weapon. Instead, using his wit and ingenuity, Tony builds a high-tech suit of armor and escapes capture. When he uncovers a nefarious plot with global ramifications, he dons his powerful armor and vows to protect the world as Iron Man.

“The Wonderful World of Disney: The Avengers” Sunday, January 29 (8:00 – 11:00 PM EST) – Premiere Streaming

Nick Fury, director of the international peacekeeping agency known as SHIELD, finds himself in need of a team to lead the world out of disaster. The Avengers – Iron Man, the Incredible Hulk, Thor and Captain America – gather alongside Black Widow and Hawkeye to battle an unlikely foe: Asgardian God Loki, who commands a powerful Chitauri army that threatens global safety and security.

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