Monday, March 05, 2007

Disney's Wizards

Now we know what Disney's Wizards is, after the name popped up on a list of Dinsey registered URLs a few weeks back.

It's a TV show, likely to go by the full name The Wizards of Waverly Place. A half-hour sitcom, the series is expected to be the next big Disney Channel brand, probably even leading to a movie , just as Haunted High School Musical followed the non-Haunted version. The lead characters are a multi-cultural family who are, secretly, Wizards in training. What is this? Diff'rent Strokes by way of Sabrina the Teenage Witch? Well... actually, that's probably quite a likely description. We'll see.

Fred Savage is directing the first two episodes, apparently. Yes, Fred Savage. The one time child star who was in, of all films, The Wizard. What a magical coincidence.


We can at least all stop hoping now that Ralph Bakshi's Wizards was getting a Disney Channel spin-off.

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