ABC FAMILY DECLARES “FUNDAY”!
New Monthly Programming Event Featuring Fan-Favorite Movies Begins
Saturday, August 16th at 6:00PM ET/PT
Burbank, CA (August 5, 2014) – Weekends just aren’t weekends anymore as ABC Family introduces “Funday,” a monthly programming experience that allows viewers to embrace their inner child. Kick back, grab some snacks and spend the weekend with Mulan, Rapunzel, Ariel and Pocahantas when “Funday” starts on Saturday, August 16th at 6:00 PM ET/PT and continues on Sunday, August 17th at 4:30 PM ET/PT.
ABC Family will also be bringing “Funday” to the digital space. Fans can visit fundayapp.comto channel their inner sea gods and goddesses and decorate their social media profile photos with beach-themed images. The app will also allow viewers to upload photos & videos to show their fan love—and they might see themselves featured on-air! Plus, they can enter a sweepstakes for a chance to win a Funday viewing party kit.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. Open only to persons who are, as of Entry, 13 years of age or older, legal residents of and physically located within the 50 U.S. or D.C. Entries must be received between 12:01:00 AM, 8/16/2014 (PT) and 11:59:59 PM., 8/17/14 (PT). Click here for Official Rules and entry details.
ABC Family dares you not to have fun.
Saturday, August 16th
(6:00–8:00 PM ET/PT) MULAN
Mulan (Ming-Na Wen) is a brave young woman faced with the terrible reality that her ailing father – too old to be a soldier but too honorable not to be one — will be killed in battle. Driven by her love and devotion for her family, Mulan makes a decision that will change their lives forever. Disguising herself as a man, she secretly takes her father’s place in the Imperial army that is being gathered to meet the threat of invasion by the villainous Hun leader, Shan-Yu (Miguel Ferrer). Accompanied by her feisty, fire-breathing “wanna-be” guardian dragon, Mushu (Eddie Murphy), Mulan trains to be a brave and disciplined warrior and ultimately learns some profound lessons about courage, honor and love. “Mulan” repeats on Sunday, August 17th at 4:30pm ET/PT.
(8:00 -10:00 PM ET/PT) TANGLED
When the kingdom’s most wanted and most charming bandit, Flynn Rider (Zachary Levi), hides out in a mysterious tower, he’s taken hostage by Rapunzel (Mandy Moore), a beautiful and feisty tower-bound teen with 70 feet of magical, golden hair. Flynn’s curious captor, who’s looking for her ticket out of the tower where she’s been locked away for years, strikes a deal with the handsome thief, and the unlikely duo sets off on an action-packed escapade, complete with a super-cop horse (Maximus), an over-protective chameleon (Pascal), and a gruff gang of pub thugs. “Tangled” repeats on Sunday, August 17th at 6:30pm ET/PT.
(10:00 PM- 11:45PM ET/PT) THE LITTLE MERMAID
Ariel (Jodi Benson) is a fun-loving and mischievous mermaid enchanted with all things human. Disregarding her father’s order to stay away from the world above the sea, she swims to the surface and, in a raging storm, rescues the prince of her dreams. Determined to be human, she strikes a bargain with the devious sea witch, Ursula (Pat Carroll), and trades her fins and beautiful voice for legs. With her best friend, the adorable and chatty Flounder (Jason Marin), and reluctant chaperone Sebastian (Samuel E. Wright), the hilarious, reggae-singing Caribbean crab, at her side, Ariel must win Prince Eric’s love (Christopher Daniel Barnes) and save her father’s kingdom, all in a heart-pounding race against time! “The Little Mermaid” repeats on Sunday, August 17th at 8:30pm ET/PT.
(11:45 PM – 2:00 AM ET/PT) POCOHANTAS
Free-spirited Pocahontas (Irene Bedard) and her woodland pals, Meeko (John Kassir) and Flit (Frank Welker), are surprised when they discover the first English settlers on the shores of their village. With the guidance and wisdom of her beloved Grandmother Willow (Linda Hunt) and the friendship of the courageous Captain John Smith (Mel Gibson), Pocahontas must find a way to bridge the divide between the two vastly different cultures. “Pocahantas” repeats on Sunday, August 17th at 10:15pm
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