Wednesday is movie day on ABC, as the network kicks off a primetime film series May 20. Moana shows May 20, Thor: the Dark World airs May 27, Up plays June 3 and Big Hero 6 is on June 10. Airing with The Wonderful World of Disney rubric, the movies are also available on streaming service Disney+.
Networks are hosting movie nights with production staggered due to the pandemic. CBS kicked off its movie night May 3.
Moana is about a teen who sets sail on a daring mission to fulfill her ancestors’ unfinished quest. Auli’i Cravalho and Dwayne Johnson provide voices in the animated film.
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. Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman star.
Up centers on 78-year-old Carl Fredrickson, a retired balloon salesman who ties thousands of balloons to his house and lifts off. Ed Asner does the voice for Carl.
Animated Big Hero 6 is about Baymax, a personal companion robot who forms a special bond with robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada.
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Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.