Two new Disney Channels coming downunder

star_wars_rebels_villian_a_lWell.. to Australia at least.  The Walt Disney Co. is launching Disney XD and Disney Movies on Foxtel in Australia in April.  We’ve asked Sky as to whether these new channels will also end up here so as soon as we’ve heard something we’ll let you know.

They will join the two pay-TV channels the company already operates here, the Disney Channel and Disney Junior.

Foxtel Movies Disney is a new channel made up of classic Disney titles, contemporary live-action and animated features, as well as Disney-Pixar box office hits. Titles to air from April 10 include Monsters University, The Lion King, Toy Story 1, 2, and 3, CarsAlice in Wonderland, Bambi, Cinderella, Mary Poppins, Brave, Oz the Great and Powerful, and Honey, I Shrunk the Kids.

Established tween boy brand Disney XD will carry the exclusive premiere of Star Wars Rebels, the new animated series from Lucasfilm that takes place in the time between Star Wars Episode III and IV. An hour-long special and shorts will premiere on Disney XD slightly before the series launch in October.

At the channel’s official launch in April, Disney XD will feature Marvel animated series such as Ultimate Spider-Man, Avengers Assemble and Hulk: The Agents of S.M.A.S.H., as well as original series such as Mighty Med, Lab Rats, Kickin’ It, Crash & Bernstein, Phineas and Ferb and Gravity Falls.

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  • Trevor Ashman

    I think it’s about time SKY had a Sci Fi channel 🙂

    • Dave Ian Batten

      Yeah, me too.