Toon Disney is set to kick off its new Saturday and Sunday afternoon block, “The Great Toon Weekend.” Starting Saturday, Jan. 27, the lineup will lead off with Toon Disney’s Big Movie Show at 12 p.m., followed by five hours of programming showcasing popular series based on Disney’s animated feature.
Following the Big Movie Show, the new afternoon lineup will feature back-to-back episodes of Aladdin at 2 p.m., followed by two-packs of Timon & Pumba, Buzz Lightyear of Star Command, The Emperor’s New School and Lilo & Stitch.
Disney’s 24-hour animation cable channel enjoyed its highest primetime ratings ever in 2006. The Dec. 22 Toon Disney premiere of Warner Bros.’ The Polar Express was the channel’s most-watched movie ever, attracting 1.35 million total viewers. Overall, viewership for the Big Movie Show feature went up 11% over the previous year among kids 2-11, and by 13% among kids 6-11.
Toon Disney is advertiser-supported and currently available in more than 59 million U.S. homes and on multiple Toon Disney channels worldwide. Part of the Disney-ABC Television Group at The Walt Disney Co., the channel showcases a variety of Disney’s classic and contemporary animated series and movies, plus action/adventure programming under the Jetix brand.