via press release:
THE CAST OF “black-ish” PAYS A DELIGHTFUL TRIBUTE TO LEGENDARY MOVIE DANCES
IN AN ON-AIR PROMO AIRING DURING SUNDAY’S TELECAST OF THE 87th OSCARS®
The cast of ABC’s hit comedy, “black-ish,” pays a delightful tribute to memorable dance moments from the movies in a promo airing during Sunday’s telecast of the 87th Oscars®.
In the promo, Dre (Anthony Anderson) challenges youngest son, Jack (10-year-old Miles Brown, a real-life professional dancer), to prove he can indeed do any dance from any movie. The youngster happily proves he can duplicate those moves and his family shouts out movie titles to him including “Footloose,” “West Side Story” and “Flashdance.”
Jack doesn’t disappoint as he struts his stuff to some of the most beloved movie dance images etched into the public consciousness.
The big finish comes when Jack is challenged to do “Fred Astaire.” He goes above and beyond by recreating the famous dance up the wall and onto the ceiling from “Royal Wedding,” which was shot using the same ground-breaking technique as in the 1951 film classic.
“black-ish” airs Wednesdays, 9:30-10:00 p.m. ET at on the ABC Television Network. The series stars Anthony Anderson as Andre “Dre” Johnson, Tracee Ellis Ross as Rainbow Johnson, Yara Shahidi as Zoey Johnson, Marcus Scribner as Andre Johnson, Jr., Miles Brown as Jack Johnson, Marsai Martin as Diane Johnson and Laurence Fishburne as Pops.
The 87th Oscars® will be held on Sunday, February 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be televised live on the ABC Television Network at 7 p.m., ET/4 p.m., PT.