Disney Channel is conjuring a new year full of animated magic with the January 10 premiere of The Owl House (read all about it in the February issue of Animation Magazine, available soon). Add in enchanting episode premieres preschool favorites Fancy Nancy and The Rocketeer, quests big and small in Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventure and Big City Greens, and Disney XD action with Big Hero 6 and Star Wars Resistance, and you have a full month to of reasons to celebrate the arrival of 2020.
Disney TV animation highlights for January include:
Saturday, Jan. 4
10:00-10:30 A.M. EST (Disney XD) Big Hero 6 The Series “Hiro The Villain” Momakase blackmails Hiro into helping her steal her family’s knives from Yama’s safe.
Sunday, Jan. 5
6:00-6:30 P.M. EST (Disney XD)/10:00-10:30 P.M. EST (Disney Channel) Star Wars Resistance “The Mutiny” Kragan buys a secret weapon to capture the Colossus and take over. When Synara discovers this plan, she tries to warn Kaz and crew, but it may be too late. Joe Manganiello (Magic Mike) and Daveed Diggs (Broadway’s Hamilton) guest star as Ax Tagrin and Norath Kev, respectively.
Friday, Jan. 10
11:00-11:30 A.M. EST (Disney Channel) The Rocketeer “X-Treme Hero/Hot on the Trail” The Rocketeer introduces Tesh to his extreme sports idol, Xena Treme, after rescuing her during a snowboarding competition. | Kit joins Tesh and his dad, with their Hughesville Trailbazer troop, on a hike to the famed Gemstone Firefall waterfall and must stop Laura and Harley from stealing the precious gemstone that lies within. Rahul Kohli (iZombie) guest stars as Tesh’s dad, Mr. Cheena. Ian Chen (Fresh off the Boat), Maria Bamford (Arrested Development) and Kari Wahlgren (DC Superhero Girls) recur as Logan, Laura and Harley, respectively.
1:00-1:30 P.M. EST (Disney Channel) Fancy Nancy “Nancy’s Parfait Birthday/Nancy Finds a Rainbow” Nancy wants to have the perfect birthday party, but things don’t go as planned. | Nancy desperately tries to see her first rainbow.
1:30-2:00 P.M. EST (Disney Channel) Elena of Avalor “The Birthday Cruise” Elena throws a birthday party for Princess Chloe aboard the royal sailboat, but things go awry when they wash ashore a magical isle inhabited by a cursed sea nymph. Sofia Carson (Descendants franchise) guest stars as Maliga. Rachel Brosnahan (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), Jamie-Lynn Sigler (The Sopranos) and Chrissie Fit (Pitch Perfect) return as Princess Chloe, Princess Rebeca and Princess Valentina, respectively.
8:46-9:10 P.M. EST (Disney Channel) SERIES PREMIERE The Owl House “A Lying Witch and a Warden” Luz, a self-assured teenage girl, accidentally stumbles upon a portal to a magical world where she befriends a rebellious witch, Eda, and an adorably tiny warrior, King. In order to get home, Luz must help them with a mission.
Saturday, Jan. 11
9:30-10:00 A.M. EST (Disney Channel) Big City Greens “Impopstar/Football Camp” Cricket is mistaken for a tween pop star and exploits the situation for all the
perks of fame. | Remy and Cricket attend football camp in an attempt to impress Remy’s Dad. Colton Dunn (Superstore) and Danny Trejo (Machete) return as Russell Remington and Vasquez, respectively.
10:00-10:30 A.M. EST (Disney XD) Big Hero 6 The Series “Portal Enemy” Megan confronts Hiro about being a vigilante and threatens to tell Chief Cruz the truth. Jessica Paré (Mad Men) guest stars as circus acrobat and physicist, Sirque.
Sunday, Jan. 12
7:05-7:28 A.M. EST (Disney Channel) Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventure “Pascal’s Dragon” When Pascal befriends a baby dragon, he must decide between his new friend and the safety of Corona.
6:00-6:30 P.M. EST (Disney XD)/10:00-10:30 P.M. EST (Disney Channel) Star Wars Resistance “The New World” Doza takes the Colossus to a hidden world on the outer rim, only to find it’s inhabited by beings who don’t like them.
6:30-7:00 P.M. EST (Disney XD)/10:30-11:00 P.M. EST (Disney Channel) Star Wars Resistance “No Place Safe” Kaz decides to join up with Poe and the Resistance, but things go awry when he discovers the First Order has located the Colossus. Lucy Lawless (Ash vs Evil Dead) guest stars as Aeosian Queen.
Friday, Jan. 17
10:00-10:30 A.M. EST (Disney Channel) Vampirina “The Great Esmeralda/Frog’s Breath” Vee gets a reading from The Great Esmeralda saying that she will lose one of her friends, so she sets out to make sure her fortune doesn’t come true. Rachel Bloom (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) guest stars as the infamous fortune teller, Esmeralda. | Vee accidentally turns herself into a frog when she tries practicing a potion from the advanced section of her magic book.
11:00-11:30 A.M. EST (Disney Channel) The Rocketeer “Valerie the Valkyrie/Follow that Bulldog” Feeling that the Rocketeer is stealing her thunder, Valerie creates her own superhero identity, The Valkyrie. Navia Robinson (Raven’s Home) returns as Valerie. The Cast-Iron Chef attempts to steal Kit’s family cookbook from the Bulldog Café. Ted Allen (Chopped) guest stars as Cast-Iron Chef.
8:46-9:08 P.M. EST (Disney Channel) The Owl House “Witches Before Wizards” An ancient wizard gives Luz a map for a mystical quest.
Saturday, Jan. 18
9:30-10:00 A.M. EST (Disney Channel) Big City Greens “Heat Beaters/Bill-iever” Cricket and Remy play a contentious game of “H-O-R-S-E” on the hottest day of the year. NBA All-Star Karl Anthony Towns guest stars as Wizard Williams and Ricky Stork. Wendi McLendon-Covey (The Goldbergs) returns as Nancy Green. In order to avoid punishment, Cricket must make his dad believe in aliens.
10:00-10:30 A.M. EST (Disney XD) Big Hero 6 The Series “Fred the Fugitive” Fred’s invisibility function on his suit glitches during patrol.
Sunday, Jan. 19
6:00-6:30 P.M. EST (Disney XD)/10:00-10:30 P.M. EST (Disney Channel) Star Wars Resistance “Rebuilding the Resistance” Resistance recruits need an escort getting off of Dantooine, but, unfortunately, Tam is assigned to destroy the recruits. Daveed Diggs (Hamilton) and Lucy Lawless (Ash vs Evil Dead) return as Norath Kev and Aeosian Queen, respectively.
Friday, Jan. 24
10:00-10:30 A.M. EST (Disney Channel) T.O.T.S. “The Valentine Spirit/Shell Games” Freddy and Pip rush to deliver Valentines to the babies they’ve delivered to make it back in time for the Valentine’s Day Party. | Freddy, Pip and K.C. try to get a shy turtle out of her shell.
11:00-11:30 A.M. EST (Disney Channel) The Rocketeer “Recipe for Disaster/The Critter Gang” When Kit and Sareena refuse to expose the secret ingredients in their renowned family recipes, Cast-Iron Chef tries to steal them. Ted Allen (Chopped) returns as Cast-Iron Chef. Kit investigates a string of robberies across Hughesville that seem to be committed by wild animals.
8:46-9:08 P.M. EST (Disney Channel) The Owl House “I Was a Teenage Abomination” Luz sneaks into the local magic school to help a friend and makes a new enemy in the process. Tati Gabrielle (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina) guest stars as Willow, Mae Whitman (The DUFF) guest stars as Amity and Issac Ryan Brown (Raven’s Home) guest stars as Gus.
Saturday, Jan. 25
9:30-10:00 A.M. EST (Disney Channel) Big City Greens “Shark Objects/Dream Weaver” When the Greens try to spend an eventful day at the beach, Cricket tries to prank the beach-goers. Rhys Darby (Flight of the Conchords) guest stars as Life Guard and Wendi McLendon-Covey (The Goldbergs) returns as Nancy Green. | Cricket discovers he can influence the family’s dreams to disastrous real-life results.
10:00-10:30 A.M. EST (Disney XD) Big Hero 6 The Series “Major Blast” A new villain, Major Blast, appears in the city and targets Fred.
Sunday, Jan. 26
7:05-7:50 A.M. EST (Disney Channel) Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventure “Cassandra’s Revenge” When Rapunzel feels ready to settle down and begin living a normal life, Cassandra returns to Corona with a score to settle.
6:00-7:00 P.M. EST (Disney XD)/10:00-11:00 P.M. EST (Disney Channel) Star Wars Resistance “The Escape” Kaz and Yeager attempt to rescue Tam from the First Order while trying to evade capture on a Star Destroyer. Meanwhile, the Colossus is in trouble and faces an impossible choice.
Friday, Jan. 31
1:00-1:30 P.M. EST (Disney Channel) Fancy Nancy “Nancy and the Mermaid Ballet/Operation: Fix Marabelle!” Nancy gets jealous when Bree gets the part she was hoping to play. | Nancy discovers she’s an exceptional doll surgeon who stays calm under pressure.
8:46-9:08 P.M. EST (Disney Channel) The Owl House “The Intruder” Luz and King must defend The Owl House from a mysterious intruder.