ABC Family to air weekend of classic animated Disney movies

Easter weekend will be a special treat for fans of beloved, classic animated Disney movies, as ABC Family will be showing Alice in Wonderland (1951), Mulan (1998), The Lion King (1994) and Beauty and the Beast (1991) Saturday, March 30, and Sunday, March 31.

The Disney movies weekend kicks off with 1951′s Alice in Wonderland, March 30 at 5:30pm ET/PT (encore March 31 at 3:30pm ET/PT). It’s the animated adventure about young Alice, who finds herself in the strange, scary and whimsical world of Wonderland. Alice in Wonderland features the voices of Kathryn Beaumont, Ed Wynn, Richard Haydn and Sterling Holloway.

Next, Mulan airs March 30 at 7:05pm ET/PT (encore March 31 at 5:05pm ET/PT). This story follows a young Chinese princess who disguises herself as a soldier so she can fight to keep her people safe. Mulan features the voices of Ming-Na, Eddie Murphy, BD Wong, Miguel Ferrer, Harvey Fierstein, George Takei and Pat Morita.

Finally on Saturday, The Lion King airs March 30 at 9pm ET/PT (encore March 31 at 7pm ET/PT). This classic tells the story of a guilt-ridden lion cub who flees into exile and abandons his identity as the future King after being tricked by his scheming uncle into thinking that he caused his father’s death. The Lion King features the voices of Matthew Broderick, James Earl Jones, Jeremy Irons, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Moira Kelly and Nathan Lane.

Easter Sunday, March 31, will feature an airing of Beauty and the Beast at 9pm ET/PT. The first-ever animated film to be nominated for a Best Picture Oscar, the film tells the timeless tale of a young woman who trades herself to a reclusive, wealthy beast in exchange for her imprisoned father’s freedom. While learning to live with the monster, she soon discovers there is a misunderstood man inside. Beauty and the Beast features the voices of Paige O’Hara, Robby Benson, Richard White, Jerry Orbach, David Ogden Stiers and Angela Lansbury.

ABC Family Animated Disney Movies Weekend Lineup (All Times ET/PT):

Alice in Wonderland (1951) – March 30 at 5:30pm; March 31 at 3:30pm
Mulan (1998) — March 30 at 7:05pm; March 31 at 5:05pm
The Lion King (1994) — March 30 at 9pm; March 31 at 7pm
Beauty and the Beast (1991) — March 31 at 9pm

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