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 […]

After the season 1 finale of The Mandalorian in December 2019, many fans were left to wonder what would come next for the Disney+ service. Disney was quick to answer our questions, releasing fourteen all-new short films as part of the Short Circuit collection in January 2020. Having just celebrated the one-year anniversary of the […]

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 […]

Over the years, the Walt Disney Animation Studios has created feature films that have captivated audiences young and old. Alongside hits like Frozen and Moana, Disney has also released dozens of short films that have told great stories in small packages. In 2020, Disney Animation continued their short film tradition by releasing Short Circuit, a […]

With Dinosaurs released in January and — at long last! — The Muppet Show premiering in February, Disney+ subscribers in the U.S. can start 2021 enjoying hours upon hours of Jim Henson-inspired puppetry storytelling. Yet even with those releases, much of the Muppets’ best work remains locked away in the Disney vault. Henson and friends […]

Back in 2019, on a beautiful summer day in Vancouver, Canada, Flora & Ulysses was finishing up filming. Disney+’s latest film is based on the best selling book by Kate DiCamillo, and comes to the streaming service on February 19th.  It was obvious within minutes that this was a fun set to be on. Everyone […]

Flora & Ulysses is the story of a young girl named Flora who rescues a superhero squirrel that she names Ulysses. Squirrels are pretty hard to train so one of the costars of this film is pretty much all CGI. This means that the VFX team had a lot of work on their hands. In […]

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 defined itself as the destination for Star Wars, Marvel, and, thanks to recent additions of Hamilton and The Greatest Showman, movie musicals. In fact, when Disney executives addressed what is popular on Disney+, one genre dominated the discussion.  “Musicals are doing very, very well,” said Bob Iger on February 4, 2020 […]

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 […]

Disney+ is set to get a huge expansion in the United Kingdom on February 23rd, when a sixth brand is added called “Star”, which will include thousands of hours of television and movies from Disney’s creative studios, including ABC, FX, 20th Century Studios and 20th Television. The inclusion of Star will see the Disney+ library […]

It’s officially 2021, and Disney+ has given us another reason to celebrate: ten brand-new episodes of Earth to Ned have just premiered, allowing us to have even more fun with Ned, Cornelius, and BETI! This week, I sat down to chat with Paul Rugg, who provides the voice of Ned on Earth to Ned, to […]