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Christian Borle, Megan Hilty, Tom Cavanagh headline Disney Junior's 'Lucky Duck'

Two Smashing Broadway stars — and one Royal Pain — will star in Disney Junior’s first-ever original movie, an animated musical called Lucky Duck.

The film stars Tony winner Christian Borle as Lucky, a spirited rubber duck in search of a new home. Over the course of his journey, he meets new friends including sassy hippo Flo (Hilty, currently co-starring on Sean Saves the World) and cautious turtle Snap (Cavanagh, perhaps still best known as NBC’s Ed). Don Kim of The Adventures of Chuck and Friends directs; WGA Award-winner Michael G. Stern wrote the script, while Rick Garcia and William Malpede of Rango composed its music.

“We’re eager to introduce young kids and their parents to our first Disney Junior Original Movie, an exciting adventure with a heart-warming message about never giving up despite all odds,” Joe D’Ambrosia, Disney Junior’s Vice President of Original Programming, said in a statement.

The film is slated to premiere on Disney Junior next summer.

'Equestria Girls': Go behind the scenes of 'My Little Pony' spinoff in exclusive clip

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Missed Equestria Girls — the hominid spinoff of My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic — when it galloped into theaters earlier this summer, and can’t wait to watch it on TV this September?

You’re in luck: The full-length film’s DVD and Blu-ray debut is just one week away.

The home release includes a stable of special features, including karaoke songs, a “ponify yourself” game, a printable movie poster — and a behind-the-scenes doc that explains how FIM‘s creative team transformed the “mane six” ponies into human high-schoolers. Get a glimpse of it in the clip below, which features story editor Meghan McCarthy explaining the throughline between FIM‘s very first episode and Equestria Girls itself.

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Shine bright, shine far! Disney plans a sequel to Tyra Banks/Lindsay Lohan flick 'Life-Size'

Show me your 100 watt smile, Millennial nostalgia hounds!

The Disney Channel has confirmed to EW that it’s currently developing a sequel to Life-Size, the 2000 TV movie that starred a young, fresh-faced Lindsay Lohan as a lonely girl who accidentally brings a Barbie-like doll (played by Tyra Banks) to life. Banks is on board to reprise her role as Eve, the toy-turned-mother-figure; she’ll executive produce the sequel as well. And yes, Life-Size 2 will also feature a new version of “Be a Star,” the inspirational song Banks’s character sang in the first film.

Banks and the Mouse have been thick as thieves lately. Earlier this year, the supermodel guest starred on Disney Channel’s Shake It Up; she’s also developing a primetime series about her teenage years for ABC. The program is called Fivehead, a reference to Tyra’s famously robust forehead.

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