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- Disney Plus has a ton of new shows based on big franchises like Star Wars, Marvel, and High School Musical.
- The service also offers a lot of non-fiction shows and documentaries like “Encore!” featuring Kristen Bell, “The World According to Jeff Goldblum,” and a program all about Disney Imagineering that hardcore Disney fans like myself will definitely enjoy.
- Yearly subscriptions to Disney Plus are $69.99/year ($5.83/month) and monthly plans are $6.99/month ($83.88/year). There’s also a package with ESPN+ and Hulu for $12.99 a month.
- Whichever plan you go with, you’ll definitely get your money’s worth. In fact, more than 10 million people signed up on launch day.
- Since there’s so much to watch, we rounded up all the new shows available exclusively on Disney Plus.
Disney Plus has a lot of new shows and movies to stream. There are spin-offs, sequels, prequels, and even mockumentaries. Basically, everyone will be thoroughly entertained and satisfied with the amount of content available to stream.
More than 10 million people subscribed to Disney Plus on launch date, with the number of subscribers projected to be around 18 million by the end of 2020 and anywhere from 60 million to 90 million globally by 2024.
What is Disney Plus?
Disney’s new streaming subscription service gives members unlimited access to a growing library of ad-free movies and shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and 20th Century Fox. This includes older releases from Disney’s vault, as well as a selection of brand-new, exclusive series and films.
Unlike Netflix, however, the original episodic content on Disney Plus is delivered weekly rather than all at once. This makes the experience feel closer to traditional TV but without the ads.
How much does it cost?
There are three types of plans – $6.99/month, $69.99/year, or $12.99/month if you get a package deal with ESPN+ and Hulu. If you go with an annual plan, the monthly rate drops a little lower to $5.83 each month.
You can check out the breakdown of Disney Plus prices over here.
Does Disney Plus have any new shows?
The streaming service has a growing collection of exclusive original series.
The ambitious lineup of offerings already includes shows like “High School the Musical the Musical the Series,” “Forky Asks a Question,” “The Imagineering Story,” “Encore!,” and “The Mandalorian.”
When are new shows coming to Disney Plus?
In addition to all the shows available to watch right now, even more new content is set to be added throughout the year.
Major upcoming shows include “The Falcon and Winter Soldier” in August 2020, and “WandaVision” in December 2020. Other originals in the works include scripted comedies, like reboots of “Lizzie McGuire” and “The Mighty Ducks,” and new animated shows from Pixar such as “Monsters at Work.” Subscribers can also look forward to more spin-offs and sequel shows from the Star Wars and Marvel franchises.
By the looks of it, Disney Plus has something for everyone.
Here are all the new shows to stream on Disney Plus:
‘High School Musical: The Musical: The Series’ – available now
The first season of “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” premiered on November 12 and all 10 episodes are now available to watch. The mockumentary follows a group of high school students as they put on a production of “High School Musical.” A second season has already been ordered with a total of 12 new episodes set to debut later this year.
‘Lizzie McGuire’ – to be announced
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Hilary Duff is reprising her role as the lovable Lizzie McGuire.
In the sequel to the original show (which ended in 2004), we meet up with Lizzie, now a 30-year-old millennial figuring out her life in New York City.
‘The Mighty Ducks’ – to be announced
Disney has ordered a new series based on “The Mighty Ducks” films. The show will star Lauren Graham (“Gilmore Girls”) as Alex. Brady Noon will play her son Evan. After Evan is cut from the Mighty Ducks youth hockey team in Minnesota, Alex decides to put together her own hockey team with her son.
Emilio Estevez, who starred as coach Gordon Bombay in the original “Mighty Ducks” movies, is set to reprise his role in the new streaming show. An exact release date hasn’t been announced yet, but “The Mighty Ducks” is set to hit Disney Plus later this year with 10 episodes in its first season.
‘Diary of a Future President’ – available now
Tess Romero stars as Elena, a 12-year-old Cuban-American girl with presidential aspirations. The show is told through Elena’s diary and also features flashforwards to Elena as an adult played by Gina Rodriguez (“Jane the Virgin”). Episodes are being released weekly now, and the first season will include a total of 10.
‘Love, Simon Series’ – to be announced
Disney Plus is developing a spin-off series set in the same world as the 2018 teen comedy-drama “Love, Simon.” The show will follow a new student, Victor (Michael Cimino), as he reaches out to Simon (Nick Robinson) for advice related to high school and his sexual orientation.
‘Short Circuit’ – available now
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This is a series of shorts from Disney employees produced with support from the studio and its fellow artists. 14 shorts are now available to stream.
All new Pixar shows
“Forky Asks a Question” – available now
Forky from Pixar’s “Toy Story 4” explores various existential questions in this 10-part animated shorts series.
“SparkShorts” – available now
Similar to “ShortCircuit,” select Pixar employees are given six months and a limited budget to create their own unique shorts. It’s a way to find new voices and new techniques from within the studio talent pool.
“Pixar in Real Life” – available now
This hidden camera series features Pixar characters in humorous situations in real life, such as Wall-E rolling through a park in New York City and agents from Monsters, Inc. Child Detection Agency picking up a rogue sock on the street.
“Monsters at Work” – 2020
If you’ve ever wondered what happened to Monstropolis after the fall of scream power, “Monsters at Work” will fill you in. The animated show features the return of Billy Crystal as the voice of Mike, and John Goodman as the voice of Sully.
Non-fiction and documentary series
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“The Imagineering Story” – available now
Disneyland and Disney World fans will want to tune in to see this. This six-hour series chronicles the history of Walt Disney Imagineering, the talented crew that make the magic at the Disney parks around the world. It covers the early days with Walt Disney at the helm all the way up to the Galaxy’s Edge.
“Encore!” – available now
Encore! – hosted and produced by Kristen Bell (“Frozen,” “The Good Place”) – is a reality show where she reunites the casts of high school musicals to take another go at their productions.
“The World According to Jeff Goldblum” – available now
Journey along with Jeff Goldblum (“Jurassic Park,” “Thor: Ragnarok”) as he travels the world to explore subjects that are of interest to him from how tattoos, ice-cream, and sneakers are made and developed.
“One Day at Disney” – available now
On December 3, Disney Plus began streaming the feature-length special “One Day at Disney,” the same day that the book “One Day at Disney” was released. The program (and book) features more than 75 Disney cast members who make the magic from a train engineer at Disneyland to Robin Roberts of “Good Morning America” to the prolific animation artist Eric Goldberg. Following the launch of the feature-length special, Disney Plus also began streaming a 52-episode short-form series.
“Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings” – new episodes in 2020
“Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings” is moving from Disney’s Freeform to Disney Plus for its second season in 2020. The program gives viewers an inside look at weddings and engagements at Disney Destinations around the world from Disneyland to the Disney Cruise Line. Season one is currently available to watch.
“Into the Unknown: The Making of Frozen 2” – Summer 2020
“Frozen 2” hit theaters in November of 2019. For those who can’t get enough of Elsa, Anna, and the gang, they’ll be able to get the inside scoop on how “Frozen 2” was created with the cast, the music team, and others in this docu-series.
“Earth to Ned” – 2020
The Jim Henson Company is creating an “out-of-this-world” talk show where Ned, a blue-skinned alien and his sidekick Cornelius, do interviews with celebrity guests. The aliens were sent to Earth for an invasion but instead become obsessed with pop culture and create a talk show.
“Be Our Chef” – 2020
Angela Kinsey (“The Office”) hosts “Be Our Chef,” a new reality cooking competition show. Based in Walt Disney World, families will compete by creating dishes that mix their own traditions with the magic of Disney. The grand prize will be the honor of having their dish served at Walt Disney World.
“Cinema Relics: Iconic Art of the Movies” – To be announced
Die-hard Disney film fans will want to tune into “Cinema Relics: Iconic Art of the Movies.” The show takes a look at the props and costumes from films such as “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl,” “Mary Poppins,” “The Muppet Movie,” and “Tron.” They’ll visit with the people who made the items, the actors who used the items, and the collectors and archivists who cherish the items.
“Magic of Animal Kingdom” – To be announced
National Geographic (which is now part of Disney) is producing a series based on Animal Kingdom and Epcot’s SeaBase Aquarium at Walt Disney World. The show will give a behind the scenes look at how these areas operate, how they go about protecting endangered species, and the efforts of the Disney Conservation Fund.
“(Re)Connect ” – To be announced
In this reality show, families struggling with issues – like workaholic parents and competitive siblings – address their problems with the help of specialized experts. The goal is for them all, as the title implies, to reconnect.
“Rogue Trip” – To be announced
Journalist Bob Woodruff and his 27-year-old son Max, embark on a road trip, heading to destinations that are off the beaten path in search of unique experiences to share with viewers.
“Shop Class” (working title) – To be announced
The competition show “Shop Class” will consist of teams of creative students who are challenged to design, build, and test new contraptions. Their creations will be judged on how they engineered and designed the items, as well as a test to make sure it works.
“Earthkeepers” – To be announced
The documentary series “Earthkeepers” will follow conservationists and the animals that they study. During the series, the creators hope that viewers get a sense of the “personal trials and professional breakthroughs that come with protecting the planet’s most endangered species.”
“Ink & Paint” – To be announced
Based on the book “Ink & Paint: The Women of Walt Disney’s Animation” written by Mindy Johnson, this eight-part series pays tribute to the women who have had a big part of the films of the Walt Disney Company from “Snow White,” “Coco,” to “Moana,” and many more.
“Becoming” – To be announced
Basketball superstar LeBron James is partnering with Disney Plus on a new heartwarming docuseries. The show will explore the origin stories of celebrities and athletes such as the Lakers’ Anthony Davis, Los Angeles Sparks’ Candace Parker, and comedian and TV host Nick Cannon.
Star Wars shows
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“The Mandalorian” – available now
“The Mandalorian,” a western-style take on “Star Wars,” is set five years after the fall of the Empire and focuses on a bounty hunter who journeys far out into the galaxy. The eight-episode first season is now available to stream, and a second season has already been ordered.
“Star Wars: The Clone Wars” – February 21, 2020
“Star Wars: The Clone Wars” is coming back. After being canceled in 2014, the seventh season of the animated series will have 12 new episodes of the show.
Cassian Andor Project – To be announced
Diego Luna reprises his role of Cassian Andor (“Rogue One”) alongside Alan Tudyk voicing the sardonic droid K-2SO. Their adventures take place before the downward spiral that is “Rogue One.”
Obi-Wan Kenobi Project – To be announced
Ewan McGregor returns in the role of Obi-Wan Kenobi in this as-yet titled Kenobi series set eight years after the events of “Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith.” Filming won’t begin until 2020 and episodes won’t be ready for streaming until probably 2021 at the earliest.
“Marvel Hero Project” – available now
The “Marvel Hero Project” pays tribute to extraordinary kids who have helped their community. In each episode of the docu-series, kids are surprised with the honor of being made into a superhero with their very own Marvel Comic.
“The Falcon and Winter Soldier” – August 2020
“The Falcon and Winter Soldier” will reportedly take place after Captain America passes on his duties to Sam Wilson, aka the Falcon (Anthony Mackie). The Falcon will be joined by Bucky Barnes, aka Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan), who will most likely be struggling with his past. Other cast members include Daniel Brühl as Zemo, Emily VanCamp as Sharon Carter, and Wyatt Russell as John Walker.
“WandaVision” – December 2020
“WandaVision” will feature an original take on Marvel content, a wild mix of classic sitcom style with Marvel storytelling. Elizabeth Olsen (Wanda Maximoff aka Scarlet Witch) stars alongside Paul Bettany (Vision), Randall Park (Jimmy Woo from “Ant-Man and the Wasp”), and Kat Dennings (Darcy Lewis from “Thor: The Dark World”), among others.
“Loki” – Spring 2021
Although Loki died in “Avengers: Endgame,” apparently his “journey isn’t over yet; it’s only just begun.” Tom Hiddleston returns in the role of the trickster in what looks to be an adventure through time and space. Owen Wilson (“The Wedding Crashers”) and Gugu Mbatha-Raw (“Belle”) have also joined the cast in unspecified roles.
“What If?” – Summer 2021
Based in the Marvel Universal, the animated series “What If?” takes the premise that changing one small thing in the narrative of a superhero could change the course of the character and also the world. Marvel talent will be participating in the series, including Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther), Josh Brolin (Thanos), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Mark Ruffalo (the Hulk), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), and many more.
“Hawkeye” – Fall 2021
Hawkeye will return to the screen in his very own spin-off from the Marvel films. In “Hawkeye,” he will be mentoring the Young Avenger Kate Bishop and showing her the ways of the Marvel superhero.
“Ms. Marvel” – To be announced
“Ms. Marvel” will be a groundbreaking program; Kamala Khan is the first Muslim superhero to star in their own solo series. In the series, Khan is a Pakistani American living with her devout family in New Jersey while dealing with her superpowers.
“She-Hulk” – To be announced
“She-Hulk” is focused on Jennifer Walters, cousin of the Hulk, aka Bruce Banner. After Walters gets a blood transfusion from Banner – as in his gamma poisoned blood -she becomes the one and only She-Hulk.
“Moon Knight” – To be announced
“Moon Knight,” a cloaked avenger named Mark Specter, suffers from multiple personalities and questionable instincts.
“Marvel’s 616” – To be announced
The documentary series “Marvel’s 616” (working title) will do a deep dive into the real-world context of Marvel’s stories and characters via history and culture. A diverse group of filmmakers will tackle each episode.
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