As we come into a new month, I’ve picked out some of the best movies coming to Disney+ in January 2021. The biggest new addition of the month is “Mary Poppins Returns”, which leaves Netflix in the US and Canada this month.
Note – This list is based on the United States release schedule and availability in other countries may vary.
Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who!
This Blue Sky Studios animated film tells the story of Horton, who is an elephant that must dodge his pesky neighbours and find a safe place to keep the dust speck, which contains a microscopic community of creatures known as The Whos. It’s also set in the same universe as the Grinch.
Horton Hears A Who arrived on Disney+ on Friday January 1st.
The 20th Century Studios movie returns to Disney+ in the US this month. The Wolverine returns to face his ultimate nemesis in an action packed battle that takes him to modern day Japan; an epic fight that will change him forever. More Hugh Jackman is never a bad thing.
The Wolverine arrived on Disney+ on Friday January 1st.
A soft-hearted bull, Ferdinand, escapes from Casa del Toro after his father does not return from the bullfight. However, due to a turn of events, he is taken back to the place he escaped from. This is another addition onto Disney+ from Blue Sky Studios and the bull is played by former WWE champion John Cena.
Coming to Disney+ on Friday January 8th.
Mary Poppins Returns (US/Canada)
Now an adult with three children, bank teller Michael Banks learns that his house will be repossessed in five days unless he can pay back a loan. His only hope is to find a missing certificate that shows proof of valuable shares that his father left him years earlier. Just as all seems lost, Michael and his sister receive the surprise of a lifetime when Mary Poppins — the beloved nanny from their childhood — arrives to save the day and take the Banks family on a magical, fun-filled adventure. While it might not be a touch on the original movie (which you’ll find on Disney+), you should never judge a book by its cover.
Coming to Disney+ on Friday January 15th.
Isle of Dogs
This animated feature from Searchlight Pictures is a bit different to your usual film. When, by executive decree, all the canine pets of Megasaki City are exiled to a vast garbage-dump called Trash Island, 12-year-old Atari sets off alone in a miniature Junior-Turbo Prop and flies across the river in search of his bodyguard-dog, Spots. There, with the assistance of a pack of newly-found mongrel friends, he begins an epic journey that will decide the fate and future of the entire Prefecture.
Isle Of Dogs is coming to Disney+ on Friday 15th January.
When Mary, a 17-year-old teenager, shrinks in size, she discovers a world inhabited by strange creatures. Soon, she finds herself reluctantly pulled into a battle between good and evil forces. Think of this as an animated mix of “Honey, I Shrunk The Kids” and “Avatar”.
Epic is coming to Disney+ on Friday January 29th.
What movie are you looking forward to seeing on Disney+ in January?
Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom.