Everything Marvel, Pixar and Lucasfilm Coming to Disney+

Everything Marvel, Pixar and Lucasfilm Coming to Disney+
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Disney+ Day was held over the weekend, with the streaming giant dropping a tonne of new content for us to binge. While we all know Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings and Jungle Cruise are now available on Disney+, what else do we now have?

It’s now been two whole years since the streaming service launched. Well, November 19, 2019 is when Aussie’s got the streaming service, but it was only a week after the U.S. (throwing daggers at Dune). Disney+ Day was in celebration of this.

Disney, Disney and Disney

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Disney+ Day saw the studio drop a bunch of its own content, some of it new, some of it the nostalgia we need going into 2022.

  • Cheaper by the Dozen coming to the streaming service in March 2022.
  • Disenchanted, the sequel to Enchanted, will stream exclusively on Disney+ in Aussie spring next year.
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid yep! The animated adventure starts streaming December 3, 2021.
    • A bit of a bonus for Diary of a Wimpy Kid fans, Rodrick Rules, the second animated film from the Diary of a Wimpy Kid book series, will be coming to the streaming service in 2022.
  • The upcoming hybrid live-action/CG animated feature based on everyone’s favourite animated chipmunks, Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers that will star John Mulaney and Andy Samberg had a teaser unveiled. The new movie will stream on Disney+ in mid-2022.
  • The Beatles: Get Back, Peter Jackson’s upcoming docuseries, will showcase the legendary band performing “I’ve Got a Feeling”. The Beatles: Get Back is a three-night event that starts streaming on Disney+ on November 25, 2021.
  • Based on the book by Tim Federle, comedy adventure Better Nate Than Ever will premiere on Disney+ in Spring 2022.
  • Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy are back again as The Sanderson Sisters in Hocus Pocus 2, the sequel to Disney’s Halloween cult classic. It will land on Disney+ in Spring next year.
  • Pinocchio – inspired by Disney’s animated classic, this retelling, directed by Robert Zemeckis, combines live action and visual effects and stars Tom Hanks, Cynthia Erivo, Luke Evans and the voices of Benjamin Evan Ainsworth, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Keegan-Michael Key and Lorraine Bracco. Ooft, what a cast. It will premiere on the streaming service in Spring 2022.
  • Simon Pegg is back as Buck in The Ice Age Adventures of Buck Wild, an all-new movie, premiering January 28, 2022 on Disney+.
  • The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder, the new series, based on the Disney Channel series from the 2000s, starts streaming February 2022.
  • High School Musical: The Musical: The Series is a little more nostalgia for us all, with season three of the show will follow its characters to sleepaway camp for a summer of campfires, romances, and curfew-free nights. We don’t know when this will land, but stay tuned, it’s coming!
  • Disney+ announced a new live-action series, The Spiderwick Chronicles, which is a modern coming-of-age story combined with fantasy adventure from Paramount Television Studios and 20th Television, one of the Disney Television Studios. The series, based on the books, follows the Grace Family.
  • Baymax, everyone’s favourite healthcare companion, gave us a new trailer during Disney+ day for his new series. Baymax, Walt Disney Animation Studios’ first-ever animated series, starts streaming on Disney+ in Winter 2022.
  • The new short-form series coming to the streaming service next year, Zootopia+ will be a fast-paced mammal metropolis of viewing pleasure.
  • Walt Disney Animation Studios announced that Stella Meghie (The Photograph) will be director and writer of the new long-form musical series, Tiana, coming to Disney+ in 2023.
  • Disney Intertwined (Entrelazados), the first Disney+ Original Series produced in Latin America, is now available on the streaming service.
  • We also got the new trailer for the the streaming service’s Original Movie Sneakerella, which is set in the avant-garde street-sneaker subculture of New York City. We’re told the high-energy, music-driven movie puts a gender-flipped twist on the Cinderella fairy tale. Sneakerella premieres exclusively on Disney+ on February 18, 2022.

Pixar drops from the weekend

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The Pixar 2021 Disney+ Day Special gives us Pete Docter taking fans behind the scenes of Pixar Animation Studios to look at some of their upcoming projects for Disney+.

  • Larry the Cable Guy reveals the title of Pixar’s upcoming Cars series Cars on the Road. Join Mater and Lightning McQueen in this fun-filled cross-country road trip streaming in 2022.
  • Pete Docter also announces an exclusive peek behind the curtains of Pixar in two brand-new documentaries coming to Disney+ in 2022 that explore the making of Turning Red and Lightyear.
  • Win or Lose, Pixar’s first-ever original long-form animated series is coming to Disney+ in 2023. Each 20-minute episode of Win or Lose highlights the perspective of a different character as a middle school coed softball team prepares for their championship game.

Marvel fans get a Disney+ Day treat

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As a celebration of the MCU on Disney+, Marvel Studios’ 2021 Disney+ Day Special is also streaming on Disney+, where subscribers can see sneak peeks of the next Marvel Studios series coming to the service, including:

  • Hawkeye is set in post-blip New York City where Clint Barton aka Hawkeye has a seemingly simple mission: get back to his family for Christmas. But when a threat from his past shows up, Hawkeye reluctantly teams up with 22-year-old skilled archer Kate Bishop to unravel a criminal conspiracy. The series premieres November 24, 2021, on Disney+.
  • New globetrotting action-adventure series Moon Knight will feature a complex vigilante who suffers from dissociative identity disorder. The multiple identities who live inside him find themselves thrust into a deadly war of the gods against the backdrop of modern and ancient Egypt. The series is coming to Disney+ in 2022.
  • She-Hulk, Tatiana Maslany, is a lawyer who specialises in superhuman-oriented legal cases. She-Hulk will welcome a host of Marvel characters to the series. The new comedy series is coming to Disney+ next year sometime.
  • Ms. Marvel introduces Kamala Khan—a 16-year-old Pakistani American from Jersey City. An aspiring artist, an avid gamer and a voracious fan-fiction scribe, she is a huge fan of the Avengers—Captain Marvel in particular. But Kamala has always struggled to find her place in the world—that is, until she gets super powers like the heroes she’s always looked up to. We’re so so keen for Ms. Marvel to premiere on Disney+ in mid-2022.

Marvel Studios announced new projects and unveiled logos for its future series including:

  • A new series, Echo will star Alaqua Cox as Maya Lopez, who will be introduced in Hawkeye.
  • Ironheart, a series starring Dominique Thorne as Riri Williams, will follow a genius inventor who creates the most advanced suit of armour since Iron Man.
  • Agatha: House of Harkness is a series starring Kathryn Hahn as her character from WandaVision.
  • Samuel L. Jackson will star in Secret Invasion as Nick Fury, alongside Ben Mendelsohn as the Skrull Talos—characters who first met in Captain Marvel.
  • The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special is obviously a Guardians of the Galaxy special.
  • X-MEN ‘97, an animated series announced on Disney+ Day, will explore new stories in the ‘90s timeline of the original series.
  • The Watcher returns in Season 2 of What If…? to meet new heroes and explore more strange new worlds in the MCU’s ever-expanding Multiverse.
  • Spider-Man: Freshman Year: an animated series that follows Peter Parker on his way to becoming Spider-Man in the MCU.
  • Marvel Zombies, an animated series from Marvel Studios, reimagines the Marvel Universe as a new generation of heroes battle against an ever-spreading zombie scourge.
  • A series of original shorts exploring Baby Groot’s glory days growing up, and getting into trouble, I Am Groot is one not to miss.
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Star Wars fan rejoice, Disney+ Day also gave us Lucasfilm buzz

  • From the set of the upcoming Lucasfilm series Willow, Disney+ Day introduced us to the supporting cast ahead of its debut on Disney+ in 2022.
  • Ewan McGregor will star as Obi-Wan Kenobi in the series of the same name, premiering on the streaming service in 2022.
  • We also got a special on the legacy of Star Wars’ bounty hunter Boba Fett in Under The Helmet: The Legacy of Boba Fett, which is now streaming on Disney+.

New things coming via National Geographic

  • Explore Earth’s greatest wonders with Will Smith on an extraordinary, once-in-a-lifetime adventure around the world with Welcome to Earth, a six-part original series from National Geographic streaming December 8, 2021.
  • America The Beautiful, also announced during Disney+ Day, will allow you to “visit the spacious skies, the amber waves of grain and the purple mountain majesties”, with the new six-part series streaming on the streaming service next year.
  • Limitless with Chris Hemsworth will take you on a journey with Chris Hemsworth as he discovers the full potential of the human body. The six-part Disney+ Original Series from National Geographic starts streaming in 2022.

Need to sign up for a Disney+ subscription?

Well you’re in luck.

Disney is actually slinging a $2 bargain for new and eligible returning customers. The offer is one month of Disney+ for $1.99 and will run until November 15, 2021, at 6:59 pm AEDT (that’s tonight, folks!). After the first month, users will be charged $11.99 per month.

You can sign up for this limited time Disney+ deal here.

This post has been updated since it was first published. We’ll make further updates as we know more!