(LOS ANGELES) — It’s Disney week on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars. The couples on Monday night will perform to songs from Disney films, including the latest hit from the Mouse House, Frozen. Disney is the parent company of ABC.
Drew Carey must be very excited for this week’s theme because he’s a self-professed “Disney freak.” The Price Is Right host tells ABC News Radio he loves Mickey Mouse, saying, “I go to Disney, his face is all over, I look for hidden Mickeys all over the park every time I go there.”
Several of the female stars consider The Little Mermaid to be their Disney film of choice. Danica McKellar claims to like it more than the rest of the cast: “I just love mermaids. I’ve seen the movie like a hundred times. I bet I’ve seen it more than anybody else who said that it was their favorite movie.”
Cody Simpson says he thinks Finding Nemo is a cool flick because it was set near his native Australia.
In a blog on E! News, the Real Housewives of Atlanta star NeNe Leakes revealed which character she’ll be portraying on the ballroom dance floor.
“This week we’ll be doing the foxtrot for our Disney week, and my character will be uuh…Caroola from that movie with the Dalmatians. Oh wait, it’s Cruella, yeah Cruella de Vil — I keep calling her Caroola,” she wrote.
“She has a big personality…and she is that lady, hunni! What an attitude!” she continued. “So I’m going to try and get out there and bring Caroola de Vil (Cruella, Caroola, whatever!) to the stage.”
Leakes also identified her biggest competition now that the celebs have been whittled down to nine.
“I think that me and Drew Carey are the two that bring the entertainment, and so if you’re going to base it off of entertainment, then Drew would be my main competition,” she wrote.
Dancing with the Stars will bring in a new guest judge on Monday night: season-nine champ Donny Osmond. The show airs at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
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