THE WHIMSICAL WORLD OF DR. SEUSS RETURNS TO ABC FAMILY WITH THE PREMIERE OF “DR. SEUSS’ HORTON HEARS A WHO!” DURING THE APRIL FUNDAY PROGRAMMING EVENT ON SATURDAY, APRIL 18th AND SUNDAY, APRIL 19th, 2015
This Month’s “Funday” Also Includes the ABC Family Premieres of “Kung Fu Panda” on Saturday, April 18th at 9:00PM ET/PT
Burbank, CA – ABC Family knows that sometimes the best weekends involve spending serious quality time with a cast of wacky but lovable characters. So grab this opportunity to bond with Lightning McQueen and Mater, an elephant named Horton, a panda named Po, a macaw named Blu and the grownup version of a boy legend, when ABC Family’s “Funday” celebration begins on Saturday, April 18th and continues on Sunday, April 19th, 2015.
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The schedule is as follows:
Saturday, April 18
(2PM -4:30PM ET/PT) CARS
|Lightening McQueen (Owen Wilson) is a cocky, rookie race car. Speeding on his way to a big race, he crashes into Radiator Springs, destroying lots of the inhabitants belongings. In order to make up for what he did, the cocky roadster is sentenced to community service. Though he will do anything to get away from the work, McQueen must learn to respect and bond with the Radiator Springs residents in order to get out of the town and bac on the racetracks. Paul Newman, Bonnie Hunt, Larry the Cable Guy, Cheech Marin, Tony Shaloub, John Ratzenberg and Micheal Keaton also lend their voices to this popular Pixar movie. “Cars” repeats on Sunday, April 19th at 12:00PM ET/PT.|
(4:30PM -7:00 PM ET/PT) CARS 2
“Cars 2” is a laugh-out-loud, heart-warming adventure geared for the entire family. Star racecar Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) and the incomparable tow truck Mater (Larry the Cable Guy) take their friendship on the road from Radiator Springs to exciting new places when they head overseas to compete in the first-ever World Grand Prix to determine the world’s fastest car. But the road to the championship is filled with plenty of potholes, detours and hilarious surprises when Mater gets caught up in an intriguing adventure of his own: international espionage! “Cars 2” repeats on Sunday, April 19th at 2:30PM ET/PT
(7:00PM-9:00PM ET/PT) DR. SEUSS’ HORTON HEARS A WHO!
In this ABC Family premiere of the movie based on the classic children’s tale, “Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears A Who!” centers on Horton (Jim Carrey), a friendly elephant who one day hears a cry for help coming from a small speck of dust. Upon closer investigation, he discovers an entire race of microscopic ‘Whos’ living atop it. Horton befriends the Whos’ and protects their tiny world, but his jungle neighbors’ worry Horton has gone crazy and believes in things that don’t exist. Assuming that nothing so small could possibly be alive, Horton’s friends conspire to destroy the speck of dust in order to rouse him from his delusions, but he is determined to save the tiny particle. The all-star cast also includes Steve Carell, Carol Burnet, Will Arnett, Seth Rogen, Isla Fisher, Jonah Hill and Amy Poehler. “Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears A Who!” repeats on Sunday, April 19th at 5:00PM ET/PT.
(9:00PM-11:00PM ET/PT) KUNG FU PANDA
In this ABC Family premiere of the DreamWorks Animation film, Po (Jack Black) is a noodle-slurping dreamer who must embrace his true self – fuzzy flaws and all – in order to become the Dragon Warrior. “Kung Fu Panda” is full of high-kicking humor and features an all-star cast, including the voice talents of Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie, Ian McShane, Jackie Chan, Seth Rogen and Lucy Liu. “Kung Fu Panda” repeats on Sunday, April 19th at 7:00PM ET/PT.
(11:00PM-2:00 AM ET/PT) HOOK
|“Hook” features the late Academy Award®-winner Robin Williams as Peter Banning, a 40-year-old American attorney who has it all: loving wife Moira (Caroline Goodall), son Jack (Charlie Korsmo), daughter Maggie (Amber Scott) and the business world at his mercy. But he has lost touch with something wonderful — he has forgotten how to let the child within himself take flight. But when Jack and Maggie are kidnapped by his ancient nemesis Captain Hook (Academy Award®-winner Dustin Hoffman) and dragged off to a faraway land, Peter is forced to fight his fears and trade the world of mergers, acquisitions and “the bottom line” for a fantastic Neverland alive with fairies, mermaids and bloodthirsty pirates. Here, in this enchanted realm, Peter Banning must put his life on the line to regain not only his children but the child he once was: Peter Pan. “Hook” repeats on Sunday, April 19th at 7:00AM ET/PT.|
Sunday, April 19
(9PM -11PM ET/PT) RIO
“Rio” is a comedy adventure set against the backdrop of a colorful jungle, a beach paradise and the celebration to end all celebrations – Carnaval. Blu (Jessie Eisenberg), a domesticated Macaw who never learned to fly, enjoys a comfortable life with his owner and best friend Linda (Leslie Mann) in the small town of Moose Lake, Minnesota. Blu and Linda believe that he’s the last of his kind until they learn about Jewel (Academy Award®-winner Anne Hathaway), a macaw who lives in Rio de Janeiro. When Blu and Linda decide to visit the faraway and exotic land to meet Blu’s female counterpart, trouble isn’t far behind when the two macaws are kidnapped by a group of bungling animal smugglers. Aided by the street-smart Jewel and a group of wisecracking and smooth-talking city birds, Blu manages to escape. With his new friends by his side, Blu must find the courage to learn to fly, thwart the kidnappers who are hot on their trail and find his way back to Linda, the best friend a bird ever had.