Earlier this year, we shared ABC Family’s newest programming event, Funday. Here’s looking forward to another great Funday event! Be sure to look for our Movie Night suggestions closer to the event!
JUST KEEP PROCRASTINATIN’ THOSE NEW YEARS’ RESOLUTIONS DURING ABC FAMILY’S JANUARY “FUNDAY” PROGRAMMING EVENT ON SATURDAY, JANUARY 10th AND SUNDAY, JANUARY 11th, 2015
Burbank, CA – Looking for an excuse to avoid your New Year’s Resolutions for one more weekend? Well, ABC Family has the perfect reason when it kicks off 2015 by packing a whole lot o’ fun into “Funday.” The network’s popular programming stunt returns in January with some pretty lovable characters: three pop star chipmunks, some not-so-scary monsters, a determined clown fish and a wacky chocolatier. So postpone those resolutions for another weekend, and make a date with your television for some “Funday” on Saturday, January 10th and Sunday, January 11th, 2015.
The schedule is as follows:
Saturday, January 10th
(5:30–7:30 PM ET/PT) ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS
|“Alvin and the Chimpmunks,” a global phenomenon to generations of fans, becomes a live action/CGI motion picture event with a contemporary comic sensibility. Songwriter Dave Seville (Jason Lee) transforms singing chipmunks Alvin (Justin Long), Simon (Matthew Gray Gubler) and Theodore (Jesse McCartney) into pop sensations — while the out-of-control trio lays waste to Dave’s home, wreaks havoc on his career, and turns Dave’s once-orderly life upside-down. “Alvin and the Chipmunks” repeats on Sunday, January 11th at 2pm ET/PT.|
(7:30PM -9:30 PM ET/PT) MONSTERS, Inc.
Set in Monstropolis, a thriving company town where monsters of all shapes and sizes reside, the film follows the hilarious misadventures of James P. Sullivan (John Goodman) and his best friend, roommate, and coworker, Mike Wazowski (Billy Crystal). Both work at Monsters, Inc., the largest scream-processing factory in the monster world, where Sulley is the top kid Scarer and Mike is his enthusiastic Scare Assistant. The main power source in the monster world is the collected screams of human children. At Monsters, Inc., an elite team of Scarers is responsible for gathering those precious natural resources. Complicating matters is the fact that monsters believe human children to be toxic, and direct contact with them is forbidden. When a little girl named Boo (Mary Gibbs) accidentally follows Sulley back into his world, he finds his career in jeopardy and his life in utter chaos. Assisted by Mike, he schemes to rectify his mistake but the trio becomes caught up in a series of complications and unexpected intrigue beyond their wildest dreams. “Monsters, Inc.” repeats on Sunday, January 11th at 6:30pm ET/PT.
(9:30PM – 12AM ET/PT) FINDING NEMO
Nemo (Alexander Gould), an adventurous young clownfish, is unexpectedly taken from his Great Barrier Reef home to a dentist’s office aquarium. It’s up to his worrisome father Marlin (Albert Brooks) and his friendly but forgetful regal blue tang fish Dory (Ellen DeGeneres) to bring Nemo home — meeting vegetarian sharks, surfer dude turtles, hypnotic jellyfish, hungry seagulls, and more along the way. “Finding Nemo” repeats on Sunday, January 11th at 8:30pm ET/PT.
(12AM–2AM ET/PT) WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
This family musical fantasy tells the story of eccentric candy maker Willy Wonka (Gene Wilder). Determined to find someone worthy of a dream-of-a-lifetime jackpot, Wonka hides five golden tickets inside five candy bars, with the winners receiving a trip through his factory and enough candy to last, well, forever. Poor but honest Charlie Bucket (Peter Ostrum) is thrilled when he finds a ticket and chooses his Grandpa Joe (Jack Albertson) to visit the factory with him. But when Wonka’s rival Slugworth (Gunter Meisner) offers Charlie a lot of money in exchange for the Everlasting Gobstopper sample, Charlie makes a heartwarming decision that earns him Wonka’s admiration and trust. “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory” repeats on Sunday, January 11th at 4pm ET/PT.