News Bytes: ‘Mandalorian’ Special Look, ‘Harvey Girls’ Clip, ‘Trolls’ S8 Trailer & More

Disney+ Struggles with Technical Issues in First Few Hours After Launch

The highly anticipated new service launched at midnight PT Tuesday in the U.S., Canada and the Netherlands. Down Detector found that there were over 7,000 problems with the service with 35% reporting log-in problems and 64% of people struggling with streaming. Disney is “working quickly” to solve the issue.

“The consumer demand for Disney+ has exceeded our high expectations. We are pleased by this incredible response and are working to quickly resolve the current user issue. We appreciate your patience,” a Disney spokeswoman said.

Paramount Saddles Up ’My Little Pony’ Movie for 2021
Paramount Pictures has set a September 24, 2021 release date for the next theatrical outing of the beloved Hasbro property. The last MLP movie, released by Lionsgate in 2017, grossed $21.9 million in domestic box office, with a $60.3M worldwide take.

’Rugrats’ Writer David N. Weiss Honored by Animation Writers
Weiss will receive the animation writing award from the Animation Writers Caucus of the Writers Guild of America West. Writing partner J. David Stern will present the award Thursday at the annual caucus meeting at WGAW HQ. Weiss’s toon credits also include TV series Mission Hill and features Shrek 2, Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, Smurfs 1 & 2 and the first two Rugrats movies.

WATCH: Meet Richie Rich in ‘Harvey Girls Forever’ S3
As previously announced, Season 3 of DreamWorks Animation’s Harvey Girls Forever welcomes the poor little rich kid (voiced by Jack Quaid) to the neighborhood to learn what childhood is all about. The 13 all-new episodes are available now on Netflix.

From executive producer Brendan Hay (Dawn of the Croods) and supervising producer Aliki Theofilopoulos (Descendants: Wicked World), Harvey Girls Forever voice stars Lauren Lapkus as “Lotta,” Stephanie Lemelin as “Audrey,” Kelly McCreary as “Dot,” Atticus Shaffer, Danny Pudi, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Grey Griffin and Cree Summer. S3 guest stars include Anna Camp (Pitch Perfect), Kristen Chenoweth (Wicked), Academy Award-winner Nat Faxon (The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants) and Davey Havok (lead vocalist of AFI).

WATCH: ‘Trolls: The Beat Goes On!’ S8 Trailer
The tuneful DreamWorks Animation toon returns on November 22, exclusively on Netflix. In Season 8, the adventure is unstoppable as Guy Diamond participates in an epic sing-off, Biggie and Mr. Dinkle prepare for the ultimate “Funsgiving” feast, and Poppy and Branch get caught in the biggest switcheroo of all time!

Executive produced by Matthew Beans (Robot Chicken). The voice cast is once again lead by Skylar Astin as “Branch” and Amanda Leightonas “Poppy,” joined by guest stars including Gary Cole (Veep) as “Sky Toronto,” Rachel Bloom (​Crazy Ex-Girlfriend)​ as “Cybil” and Vanessa Bayer (Saturday Night Live​) as “Baha.”

WATCH: ‘The Mandalorian’ Monday Night Football Special Look
To celebrate the launch of Disney+, the streaming service debuted a special look at Lucasfilm’s first-ever live-action series on Good Morning America Tuesday morning (watch here), following the debut of another, bar-brawlin’ special look unveiled during ESPN’s Monday Night Football.

Trolls: The Beat Goes On!
Trolls: The Beat Goes On!
Harvey Girls Forever
Harvey Girls Forever


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