‘Moana,’ ‘Up’ & More Movies Coming to ABC this Summer with the Return of ‘The Wonderful World of Disney’

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If you’re not totally confident that you need a Disney+ subscription in addition to Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hulu, this rare preview might convince you otherwise.

ABC is giving viewers a glimpse at the Disney+ film catalogue by bringing back its iconic “The Wonderful World of Disney” summer movie nights. This means four classic flicks—including Moana, Thor: The Dark World, Up and Big Hero 6—will be broadcast across four Wednesdays, and it all begins on May 20.

Keep reading for the full “The Wonderful World of Disney” movie schedule:

May 20 (8 p.m.)
Moana: It follows a young girl named Moana (Auli’i Cravalho) who teams up with a demigod, Maui (Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson), for a once-in-a-lifetime journey.

May 27 (8 p.m.)
Thor: The Dark World: Marvel Studios’ franchise continues as Thor (Chris Hemsworth) fights to restore order in the aftermath of The Avengers. (Thanks a lot, guys.)

June 3 (8 p.m.)
Up: Carl (Ed Asner) is a retired salesman, who ties thousands of balloons to his house to fulfill a childhood dream. After completing his mission, he’s shocked to find a young Wilderness Explorer, Russell (Jordan Nagai), hiding in the backyard.

June 10 (8 p.m.)
Big Hero 6: After a devastating turn of events, Hiro (Ryan Potter) is forced to use his robotics knowledge to create a band of unlikely heroes.

Guess our Wednesdays are booked until further notice.


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Greta Heggeness is a California-based editor at PureWow and has been writing about entertainment since 2015. She covers everything from awards shows to exclusive celebrity...