The Disney Channel premieres the 1989 hit "Honey, I Shrunk The Kids," Sunday at 7 p.m. The movie grossed more than $130 million, winning fans, young and old, with its special effects.
"Tummy Trouble," the animated short that reunited Roger Rabbit and Baby Herman and that played with the film in theaters, will be shown when "Shrunk" airs.
Rick Moranis stars in the Walt Disney Pictures' story as the wacky "inventor" of the magnetic shrinking machine that accidentally zaps his two kids and two of his neighbor's children to a quarter of an inch tall. Just like that, they're at eye level with ants, being swept up and tossed out in the trash. They try to cross the back yard, which now seems like teeming jungle, but encounter bugs, the water sprinkler and a runaway lawnmower.
Additional air dates are Sept. 27, October 3, 7, 13, 19, 21, 24 and 29.
Monday on TNT at 8 p.m. Vanessa Redgrave, Kevin Anderson, Miriam Margolyes and Anne Twomey recreate their renowned stage roles for Turner's movie version of Tennessee Williams's "Orpheus Descending," about a couple in Two River County, Miss., who must choose between the life the town dictates and the life they want even more. They learn they must risk everything, even their lives, to remain together.
Sir Peter Hall, who directed the Broadway and London productions of "Orpheus Descending," directs the movie from a script he adapted for television. Gladys Nederlander, who co-produced the Ace Award-winning "A Case of Libel," is executive producer.
The film encores at 11 p.m. and 1:30 a.m., Tuesday at 10 a.m., Saturday at 10 p.m. and Sept. 30 at 4:30 p.m.
Monday on The Disney Channel at 8 p.m. "Nothing Endures But Change" debuts, the second of two new episodes of "Avonlea." This story has Sara's father returning to Avonlea to take her home to Montreal. His feud with Aunt Hetty is re-ignited and Sara's cousins have to hide her from her father.
Saturday on VH-1 at 4 p.m. Julie Cruise is spotlighted on the "VH-1 to One" special, "Floating Into the Night." Cruise does the dreamlike vocals for ABC's "Twin Peaks" television series. Also on the show will be composer Angelo Badalamenti and producer/director David Lynch. All three collaborated on "Twin Peaks," "Blue Velvet" and "Industrial Symphony #1."
Coming on Disney: the magic and unforgettable music of Judy Garland. A series of five of her early television specials are due to begin in December as part of Disney's "Sunday Night Showcase." The first is "The Judy Garland Christmas Show" (1963), followed by "Judy, Frank and Dean: Once in a Lifetime" (1962), "Judy Garland: The Concert Years" (1985) and "Judy Garland in Concert: Music From Her Movies" (1964). The fifth special has not yet been selected.