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Disney Executives Blamed for Cancellation of Lizzie McGuire Revival

A new Lizzie McGuire series was announced in 2019 where Lizzie would return as a soon to be 30 year old who has it all, but it isn’t always a perfect at is seems. After only two episodes being recorded in 2019, it was announced recently that the show would be no more. And the cast isn’t happy about it.

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Some of the cast spoke about their frustrations to “Vice” recently and you can see their thoughts below:

Robert Carradine, who played Lizzie’s father in the series said:

“When we did the read-through of the first two scripts, there were literally three rows of chairs and in each chair was some kind of a Disney executive. I mean, there were 25 of them in there. And they were laughing their asses off. Every single step of that trajectory had to be greenlit by somebody who’s high up in the organization. So, you go to all that trouble and they decide at the last minute, out of the blue, that it needs to be more kid-friendly? I don’t get that.”

Hailee Todd played Lizzie’s mother in the show added:

“I’m sad. We had the best time when we got together for those two episodes. It felt like no time had passed, except that all of a sudden these kids were adults. It just seems ridiculous. There’s always more to it than you hear, and I certainly am not privy to those conversations in the back room.”

Jake Thomas played Lizzie’s younger brother in the series, and he said:

“Fans always tell me how watching the show was a staple of their childhood, and honestly, I was right there with them running to the TV every week to watch the latest episode.  When I walked onto the set of the rebuilt McGuire house for the reboot, it felt like such an unreal homecoming, an overwhelming childhood nostalgia. It saddens me greatly that the fans don’t get to share in that feeling.”

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It has been clear that Disney wishes to keep Disney+ as an extension of the Disney brand- meaning keeping away from topics and shows that could be controversial. Although most recently we have seen some adjustments to this with “Hamilton” and “The Right Stuff” being more mature shows.

It does seem the “Lizzie McGuire” revivial was just too early for Disney+ and pushed too much.  Since it looks like the “Lizzie McGuire” reboot is now longer going ahead, you can find all the original episodes from the classic show on Disney+ now.

What do you think of the “Lizzie McGuire” reboot being cancelled?

Source: WhatsOnDisneyPlus

About Jennifer Retzlaff

My name is Jennifer Retzlaff and I became a lifelong Disney fan during my first trip to Walt Disney World in 6th grade. From that moment, Disney became a big part of my life. I live in Iowa with my husband and two kids who are growing up too quickly for my liking. I started introducing my love for Disney early to my family with a Disney honeymoon and then trips when our youngest of 18 months. Since then, our family has been to Walt Disney World over five times and we continue to plan and dream for the next trip. I love the magic that Disney brings to people through the theme parks, cruises, adventures and movies they create. As a teacher, I try to bring that magic into my classroom to help kids believe that “If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It.” I recently reached a dream of mine as I joined Magic Vacation Planner as a personal travel advisor. With this team, I can now help others plan magical vacations. As a passionate writer, I also have my own blog at magicalvacationsbyjen which is also where you can follow me on instagram for trip reviews along with tips and tricks for your next magical vacation.