Donny Osmond, Kristin Chenoweth and more to do ‘Disney Family Singalong.’ Here’s how to watch it
With an animated character guiding the on-screen lyrics, families can follow along to songs from ‘Beauty and the Beast,’ ‘The Little Mermaid,’ ‘Toy Story,’ ‘Moana,’ ‘Frozen’ and ‘High School Musical’
Hosted by Ryan Seacrest, “The Disney Family Singalong” is a one-hour program that will feature celebrities taking on their favorite Disney tunes, according to Playbill.
Osmond, who starred as the general Li Shang in the 1998 Disney animated film “Mulan,” shared his excitement to participate in the special in a Facebook post Friday, calling it “a full night of some of your favorite stars singing some of your favorite Disney songs.”
Other guest artists include Christina Aguilera — whose debut single was the hit song “Reflection” from “Mulan” — “Dear Evan Hansen” star Jordan Fisher, Josh Gad (the voice of Olaf from “Frozen” and LeFou in the live-action “Beauty and the Beast”), Michael Buble, dancer siblings Derek and Julianne Hough, John Stamos from “Full House” and “Newsies” director Kenny Ortega.
The special — which will also include PSAs to raise awareness for Feeding America — will air on ABC Thursday, April 16 at 7 p.m. MT.
With an animated character guiding the on-screen lyrics, families can follow along to songs from “Beauty and the Beast,” “The Little Mermaid,” “Toy Story,” “Moana,” “Frozen” and “High School Musical,” according to Playbill.
“If there’s something that we’ve all learned in the past few weeks, it’s to cherish every moment and the importance of connection, whether through laughter, stories, or music,” Karey Burke, ABC’s entertainment president, said in a statement. “We hope that we can help create some new unforgettable moments in everyone’s home in a way that only the magic of Disney can.”
The special is the latest example of the innovation networks are showing in creating programming during the coronavirus pandemic, according to Variety. Fox recently aired the “iHeart Living Room Concert for America,” hosted by Elton John, and James Corden led a special program on CBS featuring at-home performances from Billie Eilish, Andrea Bocelli and others.