When the streaming service launched back in November 2019, Disney Plus did fans a great favor when they announced future release dates for 77 of their recent films. Since then, titles such as Cool Runnings have released as scheduled, building trust and fulfilling subscribers’ expectations. Yet for hundreds of Disney-owned films and shows, no such […]

Since launch, Disney+ has had one glaring weakness: the lack of binge-worthy live action series that audiences over age 12 will enjoy.  To be sure, the family-friendly streaming service has several series that work well in small doses: Rogue Trip, Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian, Brain Games, Encore, Cosmos, Shop Class, and America’s Funniest Home Videos […]

On February 19, Disney Plus subscribers in the U.S. and European nations celebrated the long-awaited release of The Muppet Show. Since it premiered in fall 1976, the entire run of producer/puppeteer Jim Henson’s beloved variety-comedy show has never been widely available in any format. Technically, The Muppet Show is still not available in its entirety […]

In addition to hundreds of missing titles and dozens of series with episodes out-of-order, another issue has plagued streaming service Disney Plus: certain titles uploaded in the wrong aspect ratio. Film and TV fans are unwavering in their stated preference: upload every title in its original aspect ratio, so the image appears as the director […]

This week, Disney announced specifics regarding its global roll-out of Star — a “general entertainment” slate of films and series that will bring mature content to Disney+ in most countries worldwide. Among the biggest surprises: over 80 family-friendly titles long requested by U.S. subscribers, such as comedian Steve Martin’s Father of the Bride franchise, ABC’s […]

Some fans think that The Mandalorian is trying to “correct” the much-maligned Star Wars sequel trilogy. Others think that Disney is force-feeding a lot of fan service into the hit series and its many spin-offs. Star Wars Celebration speaker and frequent writer Aaron Welty talks with podcast guest host Josh Shepherd about the surprise reveal […]

With The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader finally released on Disney+, the entire Disney-20th Century Studios Narnia trilogy is together for the first time. (It’s a shame all 7 novels weren’t produced as films, which now Netflix will attempt, but that’s another story.)  However, currently, at least two dozen Disney-owned franchises […]

In recent years, biographical movies that portray true events have climbed the global box office charts — especially as A-list stars have taken on real-life roles. Biopics are as varied as life itself, depicting battlefield heroics, scientific discoveries, people facing nature’s worst storms, along with a thousand other scenarios. And, for decades, Disney and 20th […]

Since The Mandalorian series emerged as a runaway hit, Disney+ has doubled down on Star Wars content as its cornerstone. The Clone Wars, an acclaimed animated series from The Mandalorian co-producer Dave Filoni, rolled out a long-awaited final season. Disney+ provided unprecedented behind-the-scenes access to their hit show with Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian, hailed in […]

In recent weeks, protests have erupted across the U.S.—and even spread globally. Tensions were sparked by the killings of Ahmad Arbery in Georgia, Breonna Taylor in Kentucky, George Floyd in Minnesota, and other lives since (now including several law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty). All these tragic cases, with investigations still in […]

On Tuesday, Disney president Bob Iger trumpeted the launch of streaming service Disney Plus in a conference call that generated major entertainment headlines and investor interest. The big news has been covered: Disney Plus currently has 28.6 million subscribers (inclusive of five nations where it has launched so far), beating many estimates. Fans got their […]

It’s an exciting time to be a Disney fan, and we see it daily in the What’s On Disney Plus community. Fans who are single or married, old or young, of diverse ethnicities and backgrounds all share memories of being impacted by a film or TV series that originated from creative Disney storytellers. (After nearly […]