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Disney Channel Orders Amphibia Season 3, Reveals Upside-Down Magic

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Disney Channel has given the green light to Amphibia Season 3 and announced that the original movie Upside-Down Magic will premiere on July 31.

Season 2 of the frog-out-of-water animated comedy Amphibia will premiere July 11 (8:20 p.m. EDT/PDT) on Disney Channel and DisneyNOW. Disney Channel star Brenda Song (Dollface) voices the lead role of independent and fearless teen Anne Boonchuy, who is magically transported to the fantastical world of Amphibia, a rural marshland full of frog-people.

Created and executive-produced by Annie Award-winner Matt Braly (Gravity Falls), the series is inspired by his heritage, family and childhood trips to Bangkok, Thailand. The new season will premiere as part of Disney Channel’s new Saturday night animation programming block this summer, which will also include new episodes of Big City Greens and The Owl House.

In making the Amphibia Season 3 announcement, Meredith Roberts, senior vice president/general manager, Television Animation, Disney Channels, said, “Matt’s vision, authentic storytelling and undeniable passion for his characters have brought the fantastical world of ‘Amphibia’ to life for kids and families around the world. We are excited for viewers to follow Anne and the Plantars as they go on new adventures in season two and unravel more mysteries through season three.”

Amphibia Season 2 guest stars include Kermit the Frog (The Muppets), Jenifer Lewis (black-ish), George Takei (Star Trek), Kristen Schaal (Gravity Falls), Hugh Bonneville and Michelle Dockery (both from Downtown Abbey), Tress MacNeille (voice of Daisy Duck), Marlow Barkley, Mia Allan and Ella Allan (from ABC’s Single Parents), Haley Tju (Big Hero 6 The Series), Keith David (The Princess and the Frog), Susan Egan (Disney’s Hercules), and Flula Borg (Pitch Perfect 2).

As season two picks up, Anne and the Plantars are on a quest to unlock the mysteries of the music box as they leave the cozy confines of Wartwood for the distant city of Newtopia. On their journey, they will visit exotic new locations, uncover hidden secrets and experience unexpected reunions as they continue to search for a way to get Anne home. The new season will include an homage to Disney’s hit Gravity Falls, featuring guest voices from the series’ creator/executive producer Alex Hirsch.

Starring alongside Song in “Amphibia” is Justin Felbinger (Disney Junior’s Miles From Tomorrowland) as Sprig Plantar, who forges a once-in-a-lifetime friendship with Anne; Amanda Leighton (This Is Us) as unpredictable pollywog (aka tadpole) Polly Plantar, the youngest member of the Plantar family, and Disney Legend Bill Farmer (the voice of Goofy) as overprotective and traditional grandfather Hop Pop.

Disney Channel Original Movie Upside-Down Magic is an enchanting twist on a classic story of friendship and self-discovery. Based on the New York Times bestselling children’s book of the same name, this movie stars newcomer Izabela Rose (Amazing Stories) and Siena Agudong (No Good Nick) as two best friends, Nory and Reina, as they begin their journey at the Sage Academy for Magical Studies.

Vicki Lewis (Newsradio), Kyle Howard (My Boys), Max Torina (Raven’s Home), Elie Samouhi (Bizaardvark) and Alison Fernandez (Once Upon a Time) also star in the fantasy movie, which will also be available on DisneyNOW beginning Saturday, Aug. 1.

As 13-year-old Nory Boxwood Horace (Rose) and her best friend Reina Carvajal (Agudong) enter the Sage Academy for Magical Studies, Reina’s expert ability to harness the power of fire lands her at the top of her class of Flares, but Nory’s wonky magic and proclivity for turning into herself into a “Dritten”—a half-kitten, half-dragon—lands her in a class for those with upside-down magic, or UDM, led by the wisecracking groundskeeper and “professor” Budd Skriff (Howard).

While stern Headmaster Knightslinger (Lewis) believes the UDM’s unconventional powers leave them vulnerable to dangerous and evil “shadow magic,” Nory and her fellow classmates set out to prove that upside-down magic beats right-side up.

Joe Nussbaum directed Upside-Down Magic and serves as executive producer alongside Suzanne Farwell (The Holiday, The Intern) and Susan Cartsonis (Descendants 3, What Women Want).

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Mirko Parlevliethttp://VitalThrills.com
Mirko Parlevliet has been reporting on the entertainment industry since 1998 and founded VitalThrills.com to cover movie, TV, video game, music, and theme park news.

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