(ABC4) – For Disney fans, November 12 may be the most wonderful time of the year – Disney Plus Day.
The day marks Disney Plus’s second anniversary with new premieres and features. Many of Disney’s 25 new titles are available for subscribers to stream already, with others coming in 2022.
In addition to the new announcements, Disney Plus subscribers with tickets to Walt Disney World Resort or Disneyland Resort were allowed to enter 30 minutes prior to the gates opening on Friday.
Here’s what Disney Plus announced
“Ice Age” is back. The first film in the series was released in 2002 by 20th Century Fox – which was acquired by Disney in 2018. “The Ice Age Adventures of Buck Wild” will stream on Disney+ starting January 28. Below is the teaser trailer from Walt Disney Studios.
If you liked “Big Hero 6,” you may be excited for this – Baymax is getting his own original series, “Baymax!” You can start watching the series in the summer of 2022. Here’s the trailer from Disney Animation.
It has been nearly 20 years since the film “Cheaper by the Dozen,” centered on a family of 14, premiered. In March 2022, a remake of the film – still called “Cheaper by the Dozen” – will be available for streaming. Starring Gabrielle Union and Zach Braff, the new version will focus on a blended family of 12.
Fans of Disney’s “Enchanted” received two magical announcements – the 2007 film starring Amy Adams and Patrick Dempsey is now available for streaming and a sequel, ‘Disenchanted,’ is coming to Disney Plus in fall 2022.
If you grew up in the early 2000s, or were around kids during those years, you may be familiar with the fiction series “Diary of a Wimpy Kid.” The series – including the books, a live-action film, and a popular balloon during Macy’s parades – will now add an animated movie on Disney Plus to its collection. The movie will be available for streaming starting on December 3.
The second book in the series “Rodrick Rules,” will also be turned into an animated film for Disney Plus.
For fans of the Beatles, you may want to get ready for November 25. “The Beatles Get Back,” a three-part event, will be available for streaming on Thanksgiving. You can watch the first clip, courtesy of Walt Disney Studios, below.
Don’t call it a reboot – “Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers,” starring John Mulaney and Andy Samberg will be available to stream in spring 2022. Disney Plus is calling it a “comeback 30 years in the making.”
Also coming spring 2022 is “Better Nate Than Ever,” based on the popular book by Tim Federle. It follows the story of a young boy in a small town trying to make it big on Broadway in New York City.
Just in time for Halloween 2022, production for “Hocus Pocus 2” is underway, featuring the famous witches of Sarah Jessica Parker, Bette Midler, and Kathy Najimy. The film will be available next fall.
Disney Plus also announced its latest live-action remake of one of its classic films, “Pinocchio.” Featuring Tom Hanks, Luke Evans, and the voices of many others, the retelling is coming in fall 2022.
A new original series from National Geographic, “Limitless with Chris Hemsworth,” will be available for streaming only on Disney Plus in 2022. National Geographic is also bringing its original series, “Welcome to Earth” with Will Smith, exclusive to Disney Plus starting on December 8. A third original series, “America the Beautiful,” will be available next year as well.
Premiering on February 18 is a film for all the sneakerheads is “Sneakerella.” As its name implies, the movie will take on the classic Disney fairytale, “Cinderella,” as well.
A series popular in the 2000s, “The Proud Family,” is getting a reboot in February 2022 as “The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder.” For fans of the Wildcats, “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” is returning for a third season, streaming in 2022.
For the fantasy lovers, you’ll want to catch the live-action original series “The Spiderwick Chronicles,” based on the best-selling books, coming to Disney Plus. And for the fans of “Willow,” the movie is getting an original series that will be available for streaming in 2022.
Disney Plus Day wouldn’t be complete with additions to the Star Wars franchise. “Under the Helmet: The Legacy of Boba Fett,” an original documentary special, is already available for streaming. Coming in 2022 is the original series “Obi-Wan Kenobi.”
Also coming in 2022 is the return of Owen Wilson and Larry the Cable Guy for the original series “Cars on the Road,” part of the “Cars” franchise. Two feature-length documentaries from Pixar will give you a behind-the-scenes look into the making of “Turning Red,” a 2022 film about a teenaged girl turning into a red panda, and “Lightyear” will be available on Disney Plus next year.
Pixar is also bringing a new animated series, “Win or Lose,” to Disney Plus in fall 2023.
A new short-form series, also coming to Disney Plus next year, will take you back to the world of “Zootopia.” Tiana from “The Princess and the Frog” will also receive her own long-form musical series, coming in 2023. Already available for streaming is “Intertwined,” an original series about traveling through time to 1994.
In 2023, “XMen ’97” will air all-new episodes on Disney Plus. Also coming soon from Marvel Studios are “Moon Knight,” “Ms. Marvel,” “Echo,” “I Am Groot,” “Ironheart,” “Agatha: House of Harkness,” “Marvel Zombies,” “Secret Invasion,” “Spider-Man: Freshman Year,” and “She-Hulk,” all original series. “What If…?” will have a second season, coming soon.
What’s already available for streaming
Here are the movies, short films, and series now available to stream on Disney Plus:
- Ciao Alberto
- Collection of fan-favorite shorts from Walt Disney Animation Studios
- Entrelazados (Intertwined)
- Fancy Nancy Season 3
- Home Sweet Home Alone
- Jungle Cruise
- Marvel Assembled: The Making of Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings
- Marvel Studios Legends: Hawkeye
- Olaf Presents
- Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings
- The Making of Happier than Ever: A Love Letter to Los Angeles
- The Simpsons In Plusaversary
- The World According to Jeff Goldblum Season 2 (Episodes 1-5)
- Under The Helmet: The Legacy Of Boba Fett
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