The 2017 NBA Finals (June 1)
The defending NBA Champion Cleveland Cavaliers and LeBron James vs. the Golden State Warriors and Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant – tips off exclusively on ABC starting tonight. The longest-tenured NBA Finals broadcast team – Mike Breen, Jeff Van Gundy, Mark Jackson and Doris Burke – entering their eighth NBA Finals together, will call the series. Officiating analyst Steve Javie will also provide his expertise. The team of producer Tim Corrigan and director Jimmy Moore will once again lead ESPN’s NBA Finals production.
Treasures from the Disney Vault (June 2)
The latest installment of TCM’s Treasures from the Disney Vault kicks off at 8pm ET with Summer Magic and continues with Pollyana, The Horse with the Flying Tail, Tattooed Police Horse, Hacksaw, The Horse without a Head, and more.
Billy Dilley’s Super-Duper Subterranean Summer (June 3)
This new animated comedy series Billy Dilley’s Super-Duper Subterranean Summer from Emmy Award-winning director Aaron Springer (Disney’s “Mickey Mouse” cartoon shorts), premieres with multiple airings (7:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m., 8:30 p.m. EDT), on Disney XD. New episodes will continue to roll out daily through Thursday, June 15. The series follows the adventures of an eccentric science-obsessed seventh-grader, Billy Dilley, and his lab partners Zeke and Marsha, whose summer break takes an unexpected turn when they get stuck in a bizarre, magical world beneath the earth’s surface.
Bengal Barbecue (June 4)
Happy Birthday, Bengal Barbecue! It is hard to believe that this iconic Disneyland establishment has been around for 27 years.
Stitchers Season Premiere (June 5)
The season premiere of the popular Freeform drama picks up from the dramatic cliffhanger finale where Kirsten Clark’s life lays in the balance as the Stitchers team works to bounce her back into the real world after she became trapped in a stitch attempting to find her mother. Fueled by his love for Kirsten, Cameron finds a way to bring her back to reality, but it could cost them their relationship. Meanwhile, the Stitchers lab is on lockdown, leaving an anxious Linus unable to check on his father’s condition after surgery. But, as the team prepares to be reassigned for breaking protocol, NSA Director Mitchell Blair (guest star John Billingsley, “Star Trek: Enterprise”) surprises everyone by demanding an emergency stitch that yields shocking new information
Bambi and Beauty and the Beast Home Video Release (June 6)
It is a big day for watching Disney movies at home. First, the Walt Disney Signature Collection edition of Bambi will be available on Blu-Ray. In addition, the live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast will be released on both Blu-Ray and Digital HD.
Kim Possible 15th Anniversary (June 7)
15 years ago, Kim Possible debuted on Disney Channel. You can still pick up episodes of the series on iTunes.
Bambi at the El Capitan Theatre (June 8)
If you want more Bambi fun, The El Capitan Theatre is hosting a special Throwback Thursday screening of Bambi.
Donald Duck’s Birthday (June 9)
Get excited for the upcoming Disney XD reboot of DuckTales by celebrating Donald Duck’s birthday. Donald mad his very first film appearance in the Silly Symphony, The Wise Little Hen in 1934.
Kingdom Hearts Concert (June 10)
Tonight is the first of three Kingdom Hearts concerts at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. Join world-class musicians as they play the score from the video game that combined Disney with Final Fantasy style worlds. Tickets are still available.
ABC Fun & Games (June 11)
ABC’s programming block of game shows returns with the season premieres of Celebrity Family Feud and the $100,00 Pyramid. Joining the fun this season is Steve Harvey’s Funderdome. Look for a review of this new series on LaughingPlace.com soon.
Monsanto House of the Future 60th Anniversary (June 12)
A classic Disneyland attraction, the Monsanto House of the Future, debuted 60 years ago and began its 10-year run at the park. Now the site is home to Pixie Hallow where Disneyland guests can meet Tinker Bell.
Cars 3: Driven to Win (June 13)
The Warner Bros produced video game Cars 3: Driven to Win created by the team that made Disney Infinity takes you into the world of Cars 3 with Lightning McQueen, Jackson Storm, and Cruz Ramirez. More of your favorite friends from Radiator Springs are also in the game.
Secret Empire: Untied (June 14)
The newly appointed head of S.H.I.E.L.D., Captain America, mankind’s most dedicated defender has shown his true colors as the Supreme Leader of Hydra. Now, Captain America has the power to lead the villainous hordes of Hydra to their goal of world domination with an all-new Secret Empire one-shot. Helmed by Jim Zub (Thunderbolts) with art by Ario Anindito (Uncanny Inhumans, Venom: Space Knight), Secret Empire: United sees Cap facing off against those who stand in opposition to his plan for peace on earth.
Opening Night Cars 3 Event (June 15)
The El Capitan Theatre will host a Special Opening Night Fan Event for Cars 3 at 7:00 p.m. featuring Surprise Guests, Raffle Prizes, and more.
Cars 3 (June 16)
The latest installment of the Cars franchise, predictably titled Cars 3, is released. Will this new tale make the world forget the disappointing Cars 2?
TGIT Comes to Netflix (June 17)
Two of Shonda Rhimes’ TGIT programs have their latest seasons coming to Netflix. Binge the 13th season of Grey’s Anatomy and the penultimate season of Scandal starting today.
Father’s Day (June 18)
Celebrate Father’s Day any Disney way you choose. Go to a park together or head to the theater to see Cars 3. It doesn’t matter how you celebrate as long as it is Disney!
Not Quite Human 30th Anniversary (June 19)
In news that is sure to make any Disney fan who grew up in the 80’s feel old, the Disney Channel Premiere Film Not Quite Human, featuring Alan Thicke, Robyn Lively, and Jay Underwood, debuted 30 years ago today. This anniversary is made even more poignant with the recent passing of Alan Thicke.
Moana on Netflix (June 20)
Weapons of Mutant Destruction: Alpha #1 (June 21)
For years, the Weapon X Program has engineered the deadliest mutant killers on planet Earth, it was thought to be decommissioned. Now, the Weapon X program is deadlier than ever and under the leadership of its mysterious new director, has a new mission – exterminate all mutants! On their hit-list some of the deadliest mutants the Marvel Universe has ever known. However, the key to achieving their master plan of new mutant massacre is missing one vital target — Amadeus Cho, the Totally Awesome Hulk. The crossover between Weapon X and Totally Awesome Hulk begins today.
Boy Band (June 22)
ABC returns to the singing competition. In this new series undiscovered young talent from around the country battle it out to become a member of the next great music sensation. From The Beatles to The Jackson 5 to Backstreet Boys and One Direction, generations around the world have always had an insatiable thirst for boy bands. The 10-episode series will chronicle the journey of young male vocalists who will compete for a chance to show the world that they have what it takes to win a coveted spot in America’s next great boy band and receive a recording contract with Hollywood Records. Of course, this all just seems silly with American Idol coming next year.
Marvel Universe Live: Age of Heroes (June 23)
Called on by Doctor Strange, the Guardians of the Galaxy join Marvel Universe LIVE! Age of Heroes on a momentous crusade against the scheming Nebula who teams up with the conniving and loathsome villains Loki and Green Goblin. The incredible superhuman forces of Iron Man, Thor, Black Panther, Hulk and Black Widow will unite in clashes that pit student against mentor, sister against sister and brother against brother as the latest tour from Feld Entertainment begins at the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles
Bizaardvark Season Premiere (June 24)
The Disney Channel comedy returns for a second season. Join best friends Paige and Frankie who express their offbeat individuality through funny music videos on their vlog channel, Bizaardvark. Now that their channel is on the Vuuugle Studios social media platform, their lives include their longtime friend Bernie acting as their agent, and their fellow Vuuugle stars Dirk (“Dare Me Bro!”) and Amelia (“Perfect Perfection with Amelia”).Now that their channel is on the Vuuugle Studios social media platform, their lives include their longtime friend Bernie acting as their agent, and their fellow Vuuugle stars Dirk (“Dare Me Bro!”) and Amelia (“Perfect Perfection with Amelia”).
Cars 3 Tour: Sonoma (June 25)
The Cars 3: Road to the Races Tour makes its final stop at the Sonoma Raceway today from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with the last guest entry occurring at 2 p.m.
Viewliner 60th Anniversary (June 26)
One of the shortest-lived attractions at Disneyland debuted 60 years today. The Viewliner may have lasted just over a year, but it was a precursor to the Disneyland Monorail system that still runs to this day.
Edge of Venomverse (June 28)
This new five-issue Marvel series unleashes sinister symbiotes across the Marvel Universe, wreaking untold havoc and wanton destruction! Featuring some of the most popular characters from March’s Venomized Variant Program, this in-continuity series brings you deadly new Venom combinations, giving fans dream matchups from some of comics’ hottest creators.
Battle of the Network Stars (June 29)
The ‘70s and ‘80s television pop-culture classic is revived when it returns to television this summer. “Battle of the Network Stars” is a nostalgic throwback to the original series where TV celebrities blended athleticism with hilarious antics. The 10-episode summer event will pit teams of current and classic TV stars from multiple eras and different genres against one another in a variety of athletic games. Viewers can look forward to seeing a fresh take at some of the classic show’s sporting “events” like Tug o’ War, the Obstacle Course and the Dunk Tank
Disney Buys Miramax (June 30)
24 years ago, Disney purchased the independent “art-film” studio Miramax. They no longer own it.