We have all probably read the information that the last season of The Owl House will kick off Saturday October 15th on Disney Channel with the first episode of three in a 44-minute special. We also do not know the dates of the rest of the season but we can assume that the next two episodes will not air until 2023, which is a long wait. This first episode titled “Thanks to Them” will pick up right where we left off and gives us more of Emperor Belos and the Collector. Really though the biggest issue we have is with The Owl House leaving, we don’t really have any serialized animated Disney shows left. While Hamster & Gretel is a fun show, it is not truly a serialized show and we thought we would have had something announced to take the place of Amphibia and The Owl House, yet here we are waiting. From a television standpoint there is this issue of a serialized show needing to be watched in order and regularly, you normally just don’t flip it on unless you have watched that episode once already and this is where many the team over at Disney sees the disconnect. They don’t all have to be serialized, and maybe they are keeping anything that they are going to do in that format to live-action, but we are missing the animated show that fits that bill. What also seems “off” is that while this show is ending (and it didn’t have to) they are still doing extensions for the show, we just don’t understand that.
Here is to hoping that with the power of these serialized mature audience live action shows like The Rings of Power, House of the Dragon, and others lead to some more serialized animated shows in the fantasy realm for Disney. I mean who didn’t love Amphibia? We are looking forward to the next episodes of The Owl House, but knowing that it is almost over is tough as well.
DISNEY BRANDED TELEVISION’S ‘THE OWL HOUSE’ KICKS OFF ITS FINAL THREE SPECIALS BEGINNING SATURDAY, OCT. 15, ON DISNEY CHANNEL AND DISNEY XD
Disney Branded Television’s Peabody Award-winning “The Owl House” debuts the first of its final specials SATURDAY, OCT. 15 (9:00 p.m. EDT/PDT), with a simulstart on Disney Channel and Disney XD. Created and executive produced by Dana Terrace (Disney’s “DuckTales”), the 44-minute specials follow Luz’s journey to save the Boiling Isles from the evil Emperor Belos and the unpredictable Collector. The following two installments will premiere in 2023.
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Picking up immediately following the events of the season two finale, the first special, “Thanks to Them,” finds Luz and her friends stuck in the human realm and willing to go to daring lengths to return to the Boiling Isles.
“The Owl House” follows Luz, a self-assured teenage girl who stumbles upon a portal to a magical realm where she befriends a rebellious witch, Eda, and a tiny warrior, King. Despite not having magical abilities, Luz pursues her dream of becoming a witch by serving as Eda’s apprentice at the Owl House and ultimately finds a new family in an unlikely setting. In 2021, the series won the prestigious Peabody Award in the Children & Youth category for “building a wildly inventive other world that makes room for everyone.”
Extensions for “The Owl House” include apparel and phone accessories that are available at Amazon.com/DisneyChannel, as well as two children’s books inspired by the series from Disney Publishing Group: “The Owl House: Witches Before Wizards” and “The Owl House: Hex-cellent Tales from The Boiling Isles,” both available at www.DisneyBooks.com.
The voice cast includes Sarah-Nicole Robles (“Star Darlings”) as Luz, Wendie Malick (“Just Shoot Me”) as Eda, Alex Hirsch (Disney’s “Gravity Falls”) as King and Hooty, Matthew Rhys (“The Americans”) as Emperor Belos, Issac Ryan Brown (Disney Channel’s “Raven’s Home”) as Gus, Tati Gabrielle (“Chilling Adventures of Sabrina”) as Willow, Mae Whitman (“Good Girls”) as Amity, Cissy Jones (“Little Big Awesome”) as Lilith, and Zeno Robinson (“Big City Greens”) as Hunter.
In addition to Terrace, Wade Wisinski (“Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!”) is producer, and Andy Garner-Flexner (“Adventure Time”) is art director. “The Owl House” is a production of Disney Television Animation and carries a TV-Y7 FV parental guideline.