It’s been a bumper week for new content on Disney+ this week, with multiple Disney+ Originals arriving like the new “Soul” prequel short “22 Vs Earth” plus some new library content.
Internationally there was also lots of new additions including the Oscar winning “Nomadland” and new Star Originals.
Here are a few highlights of new shows and films to watch on Disney+:
22 Vs Earth
This prequel to “Soul” sees 22 defies the rules of The Great Before and refuses to go to Earth, enlisting a gang of five other new souls in her attempt at rebellion. However, as her cohorts’ activities lead to unexpected results, 22’s subversive plot may actually lead to a surprising revelation about the meaning of life. This is a fun little short that fans of “Soul” should certainly be checking out, especially if you enjoyed the scenes in “The Great Before” with 22. It’s only 5 minutes long and easily one of this weeks highlights.
Assembled: The Making Of The Falcon And The Winter Soldier
If you’ve missed having a new episode of “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” this week, Disney released an hour long behind-the-scenes documentary that highlights many of the interesting facts that went into making this great series, including information on how they had to change their plans due to having to leave Prague at the start of the pandemic and interesting information about how they had to use CGI to fix Captain America’s suit. I enjoyed it, but if your not interested in the behind the scenes of how shows are made, this is maybe not for you.
Adventures in Wonderland
This long lost Disney Channel series from the early 1990s has been finally added to Disney+ in the US and Canada. It’s a live-action/puppet musical series that is based on Lewis Carroll’s novels about a young Alice. If used to watch this as a child, then why not jump back in and dive down the rabbit hole to see if it’s like you remember.
Here are some suggestions from Star:
Grown-ish – Season 3
The first episode from season three arrived in the the U.K. and Ireland this week. This Black-ish spin-off sees Zoey return from England and the gang throws an HBCU-themed Homecoming party to kick off the semester at their new off-campus house. Zoey returns from her summer internship abroad and realizes that she has to confront her feelings for Aaron and Luca quickly. When she learns about Luca’s grand gesture last semester, she needs to decide how she feels about it while balancing the high demand of her dream job, working for Joey Bada$$. Meanwhile, the rest of the crew is left to deal with some of the repercussions of their big mistakes before summer break, including an unexpected reveal of someone expecting. I’ve been really enjoying this series since it dropped onto Disney+, binging my way through both seasons, to get ready for the third, which is now dropping new episodes weekly.
Solar Opposites – Season 2
Another new episode has dropped onto Disney+ this week and once again, it’s bonkers as the “Solar Opposites” get lost in the woods and end up creating a massive wooden city, that forces them to take on new careers that, as you would expect, doesn’t go according to plan. This adult animation series is one of the highlights of “Star” and one of my favourite shows of the week.
It’s not very often that a Academy Award winning film debuts on Disney+, but with cinemas still closed in the U.K. and Ireland, Searchlight Pictures “Nomadland” arrived on Disney+ (and in Australia and New Zealand). This film is a woman in her sixties who, after losing everything in the Great Recession, embarks on a journey through the American West, living as a van-dwelling modern-day nomad. It might not be everyone’s cuppa of tea, but I’m really glad I checked it out this weekend.
What are you going to be watching on Disney+ this weekend?