Disney Channel December Highlights: Wizards of Waverly, Suite Life on Deck, Hannah Montana, Agenet Oso, Handy Manny and more

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November 12th, 2009

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below are episode guides for some  (not all) of the new episodes that will be appearing on Disney Channel and Disney Playhouse in December via Disney:

POOH GETS TRAPPED IN A BUBBLE AND BEAVER SELECTS A SACK RACE PARTNER, IN A NEW EPISODE OF "MY FRIENDS TIGGER & POOH,"

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1 ON DISNEY CHANNEL

"Bursting Pooh's Bubble" – When Pooh gets trapped inside an unpoppable bubble, it is up to the Super Sleuths to help get their friend out.

"Beaver Gets Skunked" – When picking a partner for a sack race, Beaver avoids choosing Skunk because of his stink.

This episode of Playhouse Disney's "My Friends Tigger & Pooh," airs TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1 (11:00–11:30 a.m. ET/PT).

Beautifully-rendered in CG animation, a first for A.A. Milne's classic characters, "My Friends Tigger & Pooh" reflects the traditional qualities of the original series while introducing a whole new generation of kids to Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Piglet, Eeyore and other favorites, plus Lumpy and new neighbor Darby.  The series regularly airs Tuesday - Friday at 11:00 a.m. ET/PT and weekends at 7:00 a.m. ET/PT on Disney Channel.

"Bursting Pooh's Bubble" was written by Eileen Cabiling and Erika Grediaga, and directed by Don MacKinnon.  "Beaver Gets Skunked" was written by Dean Stefan and directed by Dave Hartman.

"My Friends Tigger & Pooh" carries a TV-Y parental guideline.

HARPER DISCOVERS ALEX USED MAGIC TO HELP HER WIN

COMPETITIONS IN A NEW EPISODE OF "Wizards of Waverly Place," FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4 ON DISNEY CHANNEL

"Marathoner Helper" – After Harper wins a marathon, she discovers that Alex used magic to help her win every competition since they were very young. Upset that she never really won anything on her own, Harper decides to let Alex recreate contests from the past in order to have the opportunity to win without the aid of magic. Meanwhile Justin decides to enter the marathon so he can be the first Russo to win an athletic trophy, in "Wizards of Waverly Place," premiering FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4 (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel.

Starring are Selena Gomez as Alex Russo, David Henrie as Justin Russo, Jake T. Austin as Max Russo, Jennifer Stone as Harper Finkle, Maria Canals-Barrera as Theresa Russo and David Deluise as Jerry Russo.

The episode was written by Ben Montanio and Vince Cheung and directed by Victor Gonzalez.

"Wizards of Waverly Place" carries a TV-G parental guideline.


ED BEGLEY, JR. GUEST STARS AS THE S.S. TIPTON DOCKS IN SWEDEN,

IN A NEW EPISODE OF "THE Suite Life on Deck,"

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4 ON DISNEY CHANNEL

"The Swede Life" – While docked in Sweden, Zack and Cody learn from Mayor Ragnar (played by Ed Begley, Jr.) that their ancestors were scoundrels, rather than heroes like they thought. Meanwhile, Marcus and Moseby get stuck in a furniture store trying to find a screw for Moseby's nightstand, in "The Suite Life on Deck," FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4 (8:30-9:00 p.m. ET/PT) on Disney Channel.

"The Suite Life on Deck" stars Dylan Sprouse as Zack Martin, Cole Sprouse as Cody Martin, Brenda Song as London Tipton, Debby Ryan as Bailey Pickett, Doc Shaw as Marcus Little and Phill Lewis as Mr. Moseby.

Ed Begley, Jr. guest stars as Mayor Ragnar of Sweden.

"The Swede Life" was written by Jeff Hodsden and Tim Pollock, and directed by Ellen Gittlesohn.

"The Suite Life on Deck" carries a TV-G parental guideline.

OSO ICE SKATES AND BUILDS A SNOWMAN IN A NEW EPISODE OF

"SPECIAL AGENT OSO," SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5 ON DISNEY CHANNEL

"For Your Ice Only" – Special Agent Oso puts his Keeping Your Balance Training Exercise on hold and glides in to help Carina learn to ice skate in time for a friend's birthday party.

"Coldfingers" - Special Agent Oso drifts in from his Downhill Skiing Training Exercise to help Christopher and Ashley learn that building a snowman can be a real ball.

This episode of Playhouse Disney’s "Special Agent Oso," airs SATURDAY DECEMBER 5 (8:00–8:30 a.m., ET/PT).

Sean Astin stars as The Voice of Special Agent Oso, a fuzzy, lovable, bumbling stuffed panda bear special agent-in-training who enlists the help of viewers at home to complete his missions. "Special Agent Oso" airs every day at 8:00 a.m. ET/PT during Disney Channel's Playhouse Disney programming block for preschoolers.

"For Your Ice Only" was written by John Loy; "Coldfingers" was written by Noelle Wright.  The episode was Jamie Mitchell.

"Special Agent Oso" carries a TV-Y parental guideline

THE MOVERS GET A VISIT FROM SANTA CLAUS IN A NEW EPISODE OF "IMAGINATION MOVERS," SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5 ON DISNEY CHANNEL

"Happy Ha-Ha Holidays" – It's Christmas Eve and Santa seems to have lost his jolly ho-ho-ho. The Movers must get to the bottom of the problem and help Santa restore his laugh in time for Christmas.

This new episode of "Imagination Movers" airs SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5 (10:00–10:30 a.m., ET/PT).

"Imagination Movers" stars the popular New Orleans band of the same name - Rich Collins, Scott Durbin, Dave Poche and Scott "Smitty" Smith – and introduces preschoolers to the Movers' energetic rock and roll style of music while emphasizing creative problem solving skills. The series also stars Wendy Calio as Nina and puppeteer, Kevin Carlson as Warehouse Mouse. "Imagination Movers" airs 6:30a.m. and 9:30a.m., ET/PT weekdays, and 10:00a.m., ET/PT weekends.

"Happy Ha-Ha Holidays" was written by Michael G. Stern & Randi Barnes & Rick Gitelson & Scott Gray, and was directed by Joe Menendez.

"Imagination Movers" carries a TV-Y parental guideline.

MISS JOLLY SHARES A CLASSIC HOLIDAY TALE AND ELLYVAN FINDS THE PERFECT GIFT FOR ZOOTER IN A NEW EPISODE OF "JUNGLE JUNCTION," SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5 ON DISNEY CHANNEL

"The Night Before Zipsmas" - As Miss Jolly shares a classic holiday tale, the Wheelers Go On a nighttime ride to try to get a glimpse of Ellysanta.

"A Gift for Zooter" – Ellyvan sets out to give Zooter the perfect gift.

This episode of Playhouse Disney's "Jungle Junction," airs SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5 (10:30–11:00 a.m., ET/PT).

Playhouse Disney's new CG-animated series "Jungle Junction" follows a group of fun-loving animals on wheels as they explore a unique jungle filled with a network of floating roads that twist and loop high off the ground in harmony with the trees. A fast-moving adventure, the show emphasizes an appreciation of the environment while highlighting pre-literacy skills through the use of road signs and symbols. "Jungle Junction" airs weekdays at 10:00 a.m. ET/PT during Disney Channel's Playhouse Disney programming block for preschoolers.

"The Night Before Zipsmas" was written by Trevor Ricketts; "A Gift for Zooter" was written by Jill Cozza-Turner.  The episode was directed by Morgan Francis.

"Jungle Junction" carries a TV-Y parental guideline.

MILEY RUFFLES A FEW FEATHERS DURING AN AUDITION IN A NEW EPISODE OF "Hannah Montana," AIRING SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8 ON DISNEY CHANNEL

"Come Fail Away" – Miley doesn't exactly make an impact when she auditions for the starring role of a cartoon duck, so Kyle, a professional voice-over actor, offers his advice. When she is still unable to impress the director, Miley tries an assortment of techniques, including working with a real duck, to land the part. Meanwhile, Rico tries to transform "Rico's" into a high-end restaurant by utilizing fancy restaurant gadgets like electronic pagers and a number dispenser, in a new episode of "Hannah Montana," premiering SUNDAY, DECEMBER 6 (7:30-8:00 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel.

"Hannah Montana" stars Miley Cyrus as Miley Stewart/Hannah Montana, Emily Osment as Lilly Truscott, Mitchel Musso as Oliver Oken, Jason Earles as Jackson Stewart, Billy Ray Cyrus as Robby Stewart and Moises Arias as Rico.

Guest starring is Lucas Cruikshank (YouTube's "Fred Figglehorn") as Kyle.

"Come Fail Away" was written by Douglas Lieblein and directed by Rich Correll.

"Hannah Montana" carries a TV-G parental guideline.

KEVIN'S SCANDINAVIAN FRIEND PAYS A VISIT IN A NEW EPISODE OF "JONAS," SUNDAY, DECEMBER 6 ON DISNEY CHANNEL

"Cold Shoulder" – Kevin is thrilled when he learns that Anya, his friend and president of the Scandinavian JONAS fan club, is going to be an exchange student at their school. Kevin appreciates her outrageous ways, but after Anya sees everyone at school laughing at her, she enlists Stella's help to make her more like a local girl, in "JONAS," premiering SUNDAY, DECEMBER 6 (8:30-9:00 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel.

Starring are Kevin Jonas as Kevin Lucas, Joe Jonas as Joe Lucas, Nick Jonas as Nick Lucas, Chelsea Staub as Stella Malone, Nicole Anderson as Macy Misa, and John Ducey as Tom Lucas.

Guest starring is Madison Riley ("Hatching Pete") as Anya.

The episode was written by Linda Mathious and Heather MacGillvray and directed by Paul Hoen.

"JONAS" carries a TV-G parental guideline.

ROSARIO DAWSON GUEST STARS AS A MARINE BIOLOGIST IN A NEW EPISODE OF "HANDY MANNY," MONDAY, DECEMBER 7 ON DISNEY CHANNEL

"A Whale of a Tale" – Manny and the tools are enjoying a day at the beach when a marine biologist (voiced by Rosario Dawson) approaches them with an emergency – an orca whale has washed up on the shore. Manny and the tools build a makeshift whale-sized stretcher to assist with getting the giant mammal back into the water.

"Julieta's Loose Tooth" – When Julieta's loose tooth falls out and tumbles into the sink and down the drain, it is up to Manny and the tools to retrieve the lost tooth and return it to Julieta so she can put it under her pillow for the tooth fairy.

This episode of Playhouse Disney's "Handy Manny" airs MONDAY DECEMBER 7 (9:00–9:30 a.m., ET/PT).

Wilmer Valderrama stars as The Voice of handyman Manny Garcia. "Handy Manny" airs weekdays at 7:00 and 9:00 a.m. ET/PT and weekends at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. ET/PT during Disney Channel's Playhouse Disney programming block for preschoolers.

"A Whale of a Tale" was written by Michael Stern; "Julieta's Loose Tooth" was written by Holly Huckins. This episode was directed by Charles E. Bastien.

Handy Manny" carries a TV-Y parental guideline.

GIADA DE LAURENTIIS GUEST STARS AS A PIZZERIA OWNER AND

THE TOOLS FORM A BAND IN A NEW EPISODE OF "HANDY MANNY,"

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8 ON DISNEY CHANNEL

"Flicker Joins the Band" – When the tools form a band, Flicker has trouble finding his own sound. Manny assures him that he indeed has one; they just have to find out what it is. While cleaning, Flicker finds his unique sound when he blows on some dusty bottles.

"Paulette's Pizza Palace" – When the automatic pizza rolling machine at Paulette's Pizza Palace breaks, Manny and the tools must repair the machine so that Paulette (voiced by Giada De Laurentiis) is able to fulfill all the orders for her pizza special of the day.

This episode of Playhouse Disney's "Handy Manny" airs TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8 (9:00–9:30 a.m., ET/PT).

Wilmer Valderrama stars as The Voice of handyman Manny Garcia. "Handy Manny" airs weekdays at 7:00 and 9:00 a.m. ET/PT and weekends at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. ET/PT during Disney Channel's Playhouse Disney programming block for preschoolers.

"Flicker Joins the Band" was written by Robert Ramirez; "Paulette's Pizza Palace" was written by Peter Hunziker. This episode was directed by Charles E. Bastien.

Handy Manny" carries a TV-Y parental guideline.

KELLY AND ELLIOT GET LOST AND THE TOOLS FIX A SLIDING DOOR

IN A NEW EPISODE OF "HANDY MANNY,"

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9 ON DISNEY CHANNEL

-- Lance Bass returns as Elliot, the klutzy "surfer dude," Elliot --

"Which Way to the Barbeque?" – When Manny and the tools agree to meet Kelly and Elliot (voiced by Lance Bass) for a picnic at Lake Nochanailin, they discover that the sign pointing to the lake shifted due to a gust of wind and that the Arrow may have directed their friends to the wrong location.

"Back on Track" – Manny and the tools get Mrs. Portillo's sliding glass doors back on track, in order to help keep some pesky flies out of her kitchen while she makes her famous salsa.

This episode of Playhouse Disney's "Handy Manny" airs WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9 (9:00–9:30 a.m., ET/PT).

Wilmer Valderrama stars as The Voice of handyman Manny Garcia. "Handy Manny" airs weekdays at 7:00 and 9:00 a.m. ET/PT and weekends at 8:30 and 10:30a.m. ET/PT during Disney Channel's Playhouse Disney programming block for preschoolers.

"Which Way to the Barbeque?" was written by Doug Cordell; "Back on Track" was written by Arlene Sarner. The episode was directed by Charles E. Bastien.

Handy Manny" carries a TV-Y parental guideline.

JIM BELUSHI GUEST STARS AS A DRAWBRIDGE OPERATOR

IN A NEW EPISODE OF "HANDY MANNY,"

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10 ON DISNEY CHANNEL

"Francisco Comes to Town" – When Francisco's horse trailer gets a flat tire, Manny leaves the tools to watch the horse while he and Francisco get supplies. When the tools take their eyes off the horse for a minute, the clever pony walks away, leaving the tools in a panic.

"Broken Drawbridge" – When a drawbridge gets stuck in the up position and causes a traffic jam, Manny must help drawbridge operator, Sal (voiced by Jim Belushi), fix it in order to get the cars moving again.

This episode of Playhouse Disney's "Handy Manny" airs THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10 (9:00–8:30 a.m., ET/PT).

Wilmer Valderrama stars as The Voice of handyman Manny Garcia. "Handy Manny" airs weekdays at 7:00 and 9:00 a.m. ET/PT and weekends at 8:30 and 10:30a.m. ET/PT during Disney Channel's Playhouse Disney programming block for preschoolers.

"Francisco Comes to Town" was written by Mike Rabb; "Broken Drawbridge" was written by Chara Campanella. The episode was directed by Charles E. Bastien.

Handy Manny" carries a TV-Y parental guideline.


THE MOVERS GET CAUGHT IN THE SNOW IN A NEW EPISODE OF "IMAGINATION MOVERS," SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12 ON DISNEY CHANNEL

"Snow Day" – When Nina and the Movers get snowed in at the Warehouse, Dave creates a Super Snow Vacuum to suck up the snow blocking the front door. But when the vacuum bag bursts, it leaves the Warehouse filled with snow and the Movers with the task of figuring out how to melt the snow.

This new episode of "Imagination Movers" airs SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12 (10:00–10:30 a.m., ET/PT).

"Imagination Movers" stars the popular New Orleans band of the same name - Rich Collins, Scott Durbin, Dave Poche and Scott "Smitty" Smith – and introduces preschoolers to the Movers' energetic rock and roll style of music while emphasizing creative problem solving skills. The series also stars Wendy Calio as Nina and puppeteer, Kevin Carlson as Warehouse Mouse. "Imagination Movers" airs 6:30a.m. and 9:30a.m. ET/PT weekdays, and 10:00a.m. ET/PT weekends.

"Snow Day" was written by Randi Barnes & Rick Gitelson & Scott Gray, and was directed by Steve Holland.

"Imagination Movers" carries a TV-Y parental guideline.

PORCUPINE LOSES HER GLASSES AND RABBIT AND TURTLE RUN A FAMOUS RACE IN A NEW EPISODE OF "MY FRIENDS TIGGER & POOH,"

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15 ON DISNEY CHANNEL

"Porcupine Comes to Her Senses" – When Porcupine loses her glasses, the Super Sleuths not only help her find them, but also learn how to make good use of their other senses too.

"Rabbit and Turtle's Re-Run" – Turtle and Rabbit can't decide which of their grandfathers won the famed tortoise versus hare race of yore, so they decide to re-run the race themselves. When each racer calls upon the Super Sleuths mid-race to help their opponent, they realize what they did for each other and decide to share the racing trophy, just like – as they come to find out – their ancestors did.

This episode of Playhouse Disney's "My Friends Tigger & Pooh," airs TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15 (11:00–11:30 a.m. ET/PT).

Beautifully-rendered in CG animation, a first for A.A. Milne's classic characters, "My Friends Tigger & Pooh" reflects the traditional qualities of the original series while introducing a whole new generation of kids to Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Piglet, Eeyore and other favorites, plus Lumpy and new neighbor Darby. The series regularly airs Tuesday - Friday at 11:00 a.m. ET/PT and weekends at 7:00 a.m. ET/PT on Disney Channel.

"Porcupine Comes to Her Senses" was written by Eileen Cabiling and Erika Grediaga, and directed by Don MacKinnon. "Rabbit's and Turtle's Re-Run" was written by Nicole Dubuc and directed by Dave Hartman.

"My Friends Tigger & Pooh" carries a TV-Y parental guideline.

THE LITTLE EINSTEINS TRAVEL TO INDIA FOR THE ELEPHANT

FESTIVAL IN A NEW EPISODE OF "LITTLE EINSTEINS,"

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 22 ON DISNEY CHANNEL

"Little Elephant's Big Parade!" – The Little Einsteins set off on a journey across India, navigating their way through a maze at the Taj Mahal, charming a snake in the Mangrove Forest, and making their way past treacherous rolling elephant traps at the Red Fort, all in pursuit of three missing magic grow peanuts that will help their tiny elephant friend grow big enough to participate in the Big Elephant Festival and Parade.

The episode features Mehndi Designs, and "Wedding Day at Troldhaugen" by Edvard Grieg.

This new episode of Playhouse Disney's "Little Einsteins" airs TUESDAY, DECEMBER 22 (10:30-11:00 a.m., ET/PT).

A combination of 2D character animation and live-action footage, "Little Einsteins" follows the global adventures of four spirited music-loving friends  - Leo, Annie, Quincy and June - who, with help from viewers, use classical music and renowned works of art to aide them in solving their missions. "Little Einsteins" airs Tuesday-Friday at 10:30 a.m. ET/PT and weekends at 7:30 a.m. ET/PT.

"Little Elephant's Big Parade" was written by Jeff Borkin and directed by Andy Thom.

 
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