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The Hub’s July 2011 Programming Highlights

Author: Nickandmore!

via The Hub press release:

July 1
Hub Family Movie: “The Iron Giant”
(Friday, July 1, 8–10 p.m.; encore presentation: Saturday, July 2, 5–7 p.m.)
An overly-imaginative young boy befriends a mysterious sixty-foot robot that crash-landed near his home. When a devious government agent tries to destroy the metal-eating hulk, the boy risks everything in order to save his newfound friend.
Rating: TV-PG

July 2
Hub Family Movie: “102 Dalmatians”
(Saturday, July 2, 8–10 p.m.; encore presentation: Sunday, July 3, 6–8 p.m.)
Oddball, a spotless Dalmatian puppy on a search for her rightful spots, and Waddlesworth, a wisecracking macaw who thinks he’s a Rottweiler, lead a posse of puppies on a mission to outfox the wildly wicked Cruella De Vil (Glenn Close).
Rating: TV-G

July 3
Hub Family Movie: “Air Bud”
(Sunday, July 3, 11 a.m.–1 p.m.; encore presentation: Sunday, July 3, 4–6 p.m.)
Josh (Kevin Zegers) and a gifted stray dog, Buddy wow the public with their basketball abilities. Josh ends up making the high school team with Buddy as the mascot! But when Buddy’s evil owner shows up, it looks like this game is over…
Rating: TV-G

July 4
Special Programming:
The Hub presents a special Independence Day marathon of back-to-back alternating episodes of the animated series “Transformers Generation 1” and “Transformers Prime,” including the world premiere of “The Making of Transformers: Dark of the Moon.”
(Monday, July 4, 12:30–8:30 p.m.)

“The Making of ‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon’”
An encore presentation of the “The Making of ‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon’” a behind-the-scenes special look at the feature film that is expected to be a summer box office blockbuster, “Transformers: Dark of the Moon.” The Hub Original Special features appearances by Director Michael Bay and original interviews with the cast including, Shia Labeouf and Josh Duhamel, and sneak peek footage of the feature film.
Rating: TV-PG

“Transformers Generation 1’”
The Hub presents the iconic 80s TV series, “Transformers Generation 1” that launched the global Transformers entertainment franchise. The show introduces audiences to Transformers, sentient robotic beings from Cybertron who crash land on Earth and are divided into two opposing factions, the Autobots and Decepticons.
Rating: TV-PG

“Transformers Prime”
The animated series features archrivals the Autobots and Decepticons as they once again face-off in their epic rivalry for control of Earth. The half-hour series features iconic characters of the franchise, including Autobots Optimus Prime and Bumblebee, and the ominous Decepticon Megatron, as well as introduces new human characters to the action series.
Rating: TV-Y7, FV

July 8
Hub Family Movie: “Free Willy: Escape From Pirate’s Cove”
World Television Premiere
(Friday, July 8, 8–10:30 p.m.; encore presentation: Saturday, July 9, 4:30–7 p.m.)
While living with her grandfather Gus (Beau Bridges) in South Africa, eleven-year-old Kirra (Bindi Irwin) discovers a baby Orca stranded in the lagoon near his rundown seaside amusement park. She embarks on a quest to lead Willy back to his pod.
Rating: TV-G

“Transformers Prime” – A Hub Original Series
(Premieres: Saturday, July 9, 7–7:30 p.m.)
The Hub presents “Metal Attraction,” a new episode from the CGI- animated series “Transformers Prime.” In this episode, The Autobots and Deceptions race to claim a magnetic weapon. In the ensuing battle, the Bots are forced to fight while stuck together!
Rating: TV-Y7, FV

“Dan Vs.” – A Hub Original Series
(Premieres: Saturday, July 9, 8–8:30 p.m.)
The Hub presents “The Lemonade Stand Gang,” a new episode from the animated series “Dan Vs.” In this episode, Dan and Chris match wits with a clever group of neighborhood juvenile delinquents.
Rating: TV-PG

July 16
“R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour: The Series” – A Hub Original Series
(Saturday, July 16, 8:30–9 p.m.)
The Hub presents “Alien Candy,” an encore episode from the half-hour, live-action children’s series “R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour: The Series.” In this episode, something doesn’t taste right when Walt (guest star Grayson Russell “Diary of A Wimpy Kid”) meets two kids who claim to have the secret to talking directly with Aliens… candy!
Rating: TV-PG

July 24
Hub Family Movie: “All Dogs Go To Heaven”
(Sunday, July 24, 11 a.m.–1 p.m.; encore presentation: 4–6 p.m.)
Animated musical adventure about a dog newly released from prison, his dachshund pal, and the trouble they get into. Starring the voices of Burt Reynolds, Dom DeLuise, and Judith Barsi.
Rating: TV-G

July 29
Hub Family Movie: “Cats & Dogs”
(Friday, July 29, 8–10 p.m.; encore presentation: Saturday, July 30, 5–7 p.m.)
War is being waged – between the two great armies of Cats and Dogs! When the Cats plot to destroy a new vaccine that would cure all human allergies to Dogs, the Dogs fight back to prevent the Cats from succeeding in their quest for world domination!
Rating: TV-G