Every month Disney+ adds new series and films to the service. It also adds new seasons of popular shows that are already on the service. Several of us here at “What’s On Disney Plus” are going to give you our Top 5 Films and Series we’re excited to see each month. Let’s take a look at February 2023.
In protest of Disney continuing to announce essentially zero legacy titles for #Disney100, my picks mostly highlight library titles on Black History or Love Stories (Valentine’s Day).
THE MAKING OF BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER
The loss of Chadwick Boseman, King T’Challa himself, is still crushing to consider. For director Ryan Coogler, he had to figure out if a Black Panther sequel could ever happen–and if so, how? For its insights into many creative decisions, this special will be well worth a watch.
During the 1960’s Space Race, three African American women working at U.S. space agency NASA served as the brains behind the first launch of man into orbit around the earth. The inspiring trio overcomes racial discrimination and gender stereotypes in their heroic work.
THE COLOR OF FRIENDSHIP
A clear-eyed, historically rich view on issues of racism and prejudice. In 1977, Piper, the daughter of a black U.S. Congressman in Washington, D.C. is excited to host a foreign exchange student from South Africa . . . until Mahree arrives and she’s a white girl.
Alongside the journey of sled dogs running to provide a life-saving anti-toxin, the story of a married couple comes to life in flashbacks intercut with the frigid race against time. This dog flick surprisingly has a lot to say about how a married couple can love, listen, and walk through struggles together.
THE PRINCESS BRIDE
One of few notable classic films added to Disney+ since launch, this lighthearted fantasy achieves the perfect blend of sincere chivalry, rousing action, and tongue-in-cheek humor. A story of staggering odds that flips fairytale conventions, it remains quotable decades later.
BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER
The most recent MCU film at the time of this article gives viewers a look at Wakanda in the wake of the Black Panther’s passing. It sets up a new king and a new Black Panther as well as introducing new heroes and bringing back some old antiheroes. Plus, it’s a great look at how the team moved forward following the passing of Chadwick Boseman.
DUG DAYS: CARL’S DATE
This Pixar Animation Studios’ special short focuses on Carl Fredricksen as he reluctantly agrees to go on a date with a lady friend. He admittedly has no idea how dating works these days. Ever the helpful friend, Dug steps in to calm Carl’s pre-date jitters and offer some tried-and-true tips for making friends—if you’re a dog.
STAR WARS: THE BAD BATCH
The Bad Batch is back and is working toward the mission of helping all the other clones who were forced to obey Order 66. It’s a long journey from them on the run to them helping the others, but I’m intrigued to see where it goes… as long as there aren’t too many side quests getting in the way.
42 TO 1
The incredible, impossible story of when James “Buster” Douglas defeated Mike Tyson for the heavyweight championship of the world on Feb. 11, 1990, in Tokyo. As a sports fan, I enjoy a good sports documentary, and this is one of the biggest upsets in sports.
NATIONAL TREASURE: EDGE OF HISTORY
The final two episodes of “National Treasure: Edge of History” are making their way to Disney+ in February. It will be interesting to see how they wrap up the storyline and if there will be a season two.
Those are some of our picks. What are you excited to see on Disney+ in February?