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News Bytes: ‘South ParQ’ Special,’ ‘Proud Family’ First Look, Sony’s Hybrid Fantasy and More

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News Bytes: ‘South ParQ’ Special,’ ‘Proud Family’ First Look, Sony’s Hybrid Fantasy and More

South Park is gearing up for a second coronavirus-inspired special. The irreverent toon is serving up an hour-long South ParQ The Vaccination Special on MTV2 on Wed. March 10 at 8 p.m. The show is a follow-up to South ParQ The Pandemic Special, which was a huge ratings winner.The special finds the residents of South Park clamoring for the Covid-19 vaccine. A new militant group attempts to stop the boys from getting their teacher vaccinated. In the previous special, Randy took advantage of a growing pot market as he came to terms with his role in the Covid outbreak.

Loud Family: Louder and Prouder

Loud Family: Louder and Prouder

Disney+ Offers First Look at ‘Loud Family: Louder and Prouder

Disney+ has unveiled a “First Look” at its much-anticipated show The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder. The show’s original creator/executive producer Bruce W. Smith and executive producer Ralph Farquhar are back along with co-exec producer and story editor Calvin Brown. The animated series features the voices of Kyla Pratt as Penny, Tommy Davidson as Oscar, Paula Jai Parker as Trudy, Payton as Suga Mama, Karen Malina White as Dijonay Jones, Soleil Moon Frye as Zoey Howzer and Alisa Reyes as LaCienega Boulevardez. Cedric the Entertainer is returning as Uncle Bobby.All of the original Proud Family episodes are available on Disney+.

You can find out more here.

Will Gluck

Will Gluck

Sony Developing Hybrid Fantasy With Will Gluck and Keith Bunin

Sony and the Peter Rabbit movies director Will Gluck are continuing their hybrid movie adventures. Deadline reports that Gluck and Jodi Hildebrand of Oliver Bridge Entertainment are working on a new family hybrid feature with Sony. The movie, which is titled Constance, is based on an original (undisclosed) idea by Onward writer Keith Bunin. Gluck’s first Peter Rabbit movie was a huge success worldwide. The film made over $351 million worldwide in 2018. The film’s sequel Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway is scheduled for a theatrical release on June 11, after a few month’s delay due to the pandemic..

Gluck’s other well-known credits include Easy A and Annie. He also exec produces the Hulu series Woke and Sneakerheads. Bunin, who co-wrote Onward with director Dan Scanlon, is a noted playwright, whose credits include the upcoming George Clooney-directed Delorean, as well as The Coast Starlight, The Busy World Is Hushed, The Credeaux Canvas and the World Over. Gluck is also working on an English-language adaptation of Toho’s If Cats Disappeared from the World.

Bluey

Bluey

Robert Irwin Guest Stars in ‘Bluey’ (Feb. 26)

Disney Channel’s beloved doggie from down under encounter will meet another scion of a famous Aussie family in the new episode premiering Friday, February 26 in the Disney Junior block and on DisneyNOW. In “The Quiet Game,” Bluey makes her first trip to the movies; Mum reminisces about when Bluey was a baby; Muffin comes to visit wearing a cone (to stop sucking her thumb!), and Bluey and Dad, Bandit, have a birthday cake mishap…and more! Robert Irwin — son of the late celebrity wildlife champion Steve Irwin and younger brother to Bindi — guest stars as “Alfie,” a helpful store clerk who saves the day.

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