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PLAYHOUSE DISNEY – Saturday 10 January, 7.00pm

Fievel and his family are in New York City at the turn of the 19th century.  Fievel’s father, Mr. Mousekewitz, works in the greedy Fat Rat’s factory and wonders if his family will ever get a chance to realise the “American Dream”.  But Fievel’s got a plan to make them rich.  Enlisting the help of his buddy Tony and his old vegetarian pussycat pal Tiger, Fievel discovers a mysterious treasure map that leads them to a magical, secret world beneath the city.  They stumble upon an underground civilisation of Native American mice who have built an elaborate series of tunnels beneath Manhattan.  It’s there that the brave little mouse meets the beautiful princess Cholena, who holds the key to the real treasure; the hopes and dreams of a better future.

PLAYHOUSE DISNEY – Weekdays from 5 January, 7pm

Join us throughout the week for an hour’s worth of “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse” with Mickey, Minnie and the rest of the gang as they embark on a week of new quests and challenges.  Plus as an added bonus you get to watch new episodes premiering on Fridays throughout January – only on Playhouse Disney!

PLAYHOUSE DISNEY – Sundays from 4 January

Have you got an ‘idea emergency’?  There’s only one place to go… the ‘idea warehouse’ of course, where you’ll meet the “Imagination Movers”!

“Imagination Movers” features Rich, Scott, Dave and Smitty as everyday guys and brain-stormers who are working hard to solve “idea emergencies” in their Idea Warehouse, a place of infinite inspiration.

Kids will love the “Imagination Movers” energetic, rock and roll style of music so get ready for lots of singing and dancing every Sunday for two back to back brand new episodes!  New episodes premiering Sundays in January on Playhouse Disney include:

TREASURE OF THE WAREHOUSE, 6.30pm

Brick Logan, a world famous treasure hunter, arrives at the Warehouse with a treasure map his Grandpappy left him that shows where treasure was buried in the Movers Warehouse.  He shows them a map where there is an X next to a circle.  The Movers start looking for circles in the Warehouse.  They look at the map again… there’s also a rock.  They go to Knit Knot’s office and check out Rocky.  Nope, not there.  They realise it is Circle Rock they’re looking for and that’s in the Jungle Room!  They find the location and uncover the treasure.  It turns out to be photos of Brick’s Grandpappy as a boy… the best treasure he could ask for.

WAYNE DANCE, 7pm

Nina brings her friend, Wayne, over to meet the Movers.  He is a singer doing a show in town that night.  He is nervous as he is supposed to dance in the show but he doesn’t know how to dance, so the Movers try to teach him.  They introduce him to the various styles of dance but he is too clumsy.  Rich draws a dance diagram on the ground for Wayne to follow to no avail, so Dave makes him remote control dancing shoes, which work great until Dave sets the speed to “fast” and they spin out of control.  Finally, they take him to the Moving Room to learn to move comfortably.   By the time he leaves, he can groove with ease.  Now he can sing and dance at his show!

PLAYHOUSE DISNEY – Saturday 3 January, 7pm

In this animated sequel to An American Tale, Fievel Mousekewitz strikes out from not-so-enthralling New York City in a wagon train headed west.  Helping propel the departure is a crafty cat named Cat R. Waul (voiced by John Cleese) who tells Fievel that out west the cats and mice get along just fine.  Once on the trail, Fievel finds that the cat’s real plan is mice meat pie out of the little rodents and Fievel tries his darndest to warn everyone but to no avail.  On his side, however, are a couple of friendly cats including one named Tiger.

PLAYHOUSE DISNEY – New Year’s Eve, Thursday 31 December, 6.30pm-2am, Friday 1 January

10, 9, 8. 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1…

Happy New Year!

Leading up to the New Year, Playhouse Disney is excited to be screening some of your most beloved movies.

But first, to kick off the movie marathon, there will be the premiere of a brand new “Handy Manny” episode at 6.30pm.  Entitled “Have a Handy New Year (Parts 1 and 2)”, Mr. Lopart gets involved in the town’s New Year’s Eve preparations in order to take his mind off his mother not being home for the celebration.  When his involvement creates many mishaps, Manny and the tools step in to fix things…only to have Mr. Lopart save the day with a creative way to replace the broken New Year’s Eve ball.

The movie party time line up consists of:

CINDERELLA 3, 7pm

What if the slipper didn’t fit Cinderella?  What if her Stepsister Anastasia tried to take her place at the altar?  In this romantic and often hilarious sequel to Walt Disney’s classic “Cinderella,” Evil Stepmother steals Fairy Godmother’s magic wand.  Bent on revenge, she uses the wand to turn back time, making the slipper fit her daughter Anastasia’s significantly larger foot.  As mother and daughters race off to a royal wedding, Cinderella is left with nothing.  Will Cinderella and the Prince still find true love together?

LITTLE MERMAID, 8.15pm

Ariel, youngest daughter of King Triton, is dissatisfied with life in the sea.  She longs to be with the humans above the surface and is often caught in arguments with her father over those “barbaric fish-eaters”.  She goes to meet Ursula, the Sea Witch, to strike a deal but Ursula has bigger plans for this mermaid and her father.

TINKER BELL, 9.30pm

Tinker Bell thinks her fairy talent isn’t as special as the other fairies’ talents.  But when Tink tries to change who she is, she creates nothing but disaster!  With encouragement from her friends, Tink learns the key to solving her problems lies in her unique tinker abilities…and discovers that when she’s true to herself, magical things can happen.

101 DALMATIANS, 10.45pm

The fun starts the moment Dalmatians, Pongo and Perdita, settle into their owners’ flat to become proud parents of 15 precocious pups.  It’s one big happy dog family until the outrageous Cruella De Vil kidnaps the puppies along with every other Dalmatian in the city!  Now it’s up to Pongo and Perdita, using the magic of “The Twilight Bark” to unite the entire animal population in a thrilling mission to help the courageous pups outsmart their evil captor.

AN AMERICAN TAIL, 12am

Fievel is a young Russian mouse separated from his parents on the way to America, a land he thinks is without cats.  When he arrives alone in the New World, he keeps up hope, searching for his family, making new friends and running and dodging the cats he thought he’d be rid of.

CHARLOTTE’S WEB 2: WILBUR’S GREAT ADVENTURE, 1.15am

Wilbur the pig knows how important friendship is – he learned that from a spider named Charlotte.  So when Wilbur meets Cardigan, a lonely lamb, Wilbur immediately makes him his friend.  Wilbur shows Cardigan the joys of farm life and introduces him to three very special spiders – Nellie, Aranea and Joy – Charlotte’s daughters.  When Farmer Zuckerman suddenly sells Cardigan to another farmer, Wilbur and Charlotte’s daughters set out on an unforgettable journey to find Cardigan…and discover that with courage, heart and the love of your friends, you can do most anything.

PLAYHOUSE DISNEY – Christmas Eve, Wednesday 24 December from 5pm through to 8pm on Christmas Day, Thursday 25 December

We wish you a Merry Christmas!

This Christmas Eve, Playhouse Disney delivers an early Christmas present – a marathon of Christmas programming.

Beginning at 5pm on Christmas Eve and running until 8pm on Christmas Day, all your favourite Playhouse Disney friends including everyone from Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Handy Manny, Little Einsteins, Johnny and The Sprites, the Higglytown Heroes, and many more, will be here to help you get into the holiday spirit.

So grab a seat and settle in for a magical two days of programming on Playhouse Disney.

Movie Premiere!

Saturday 13 December, 7pm on PLAYHOUSE DISNEY CHANNEL

Ho, ho, ho…

‘Tis the season for a timeless tale of Christmas cheer! So join Tigger, Pooh, Darby and all your favourite friends from the 100-Acre Wood for “My Friends Tigger and Pooh: Super Sleuths’ Christmas Movie”.
Christmas comes tomorrow and Pooh and his pals can hardly wait! But they might wind up waiting much longer than just one day when Santa’s magic toy sack goes missing…along with a little lost reindeer. Now it’s up to the problem-solving “Super Sleuths” to work together and follow the clues to reach the North Pole in time to help Santa deliver his presents. Along the way, they’ll meet new friends, make new discoveries and share in the true spirit of Christmas.

Overflowing with unforgettable songs and your favourite beloved characters, “My Friends Tigger and Pooh Super Sleuths’ Christmas Movie” is fun the whole family will enjoy.