It’s the weekend, and if you’re considering what to watch this weekend, I’ve picked out some of the best new films and shows to watch on Disney+.   This week saw Disney+ in the United States get an explosion of new content with the inclusion of Hulu On Disney+, which brings a large selection of content from Hulu to Disney+, most of which has been available on Disney+ internationally for years.

Here’s the rundown:

Note: Availablity may vary between regions

Doctor Who – The Giggle

Dropping on Saturday on Disney+ around the world (outside the UK), this is the third special of the 60th-anniversary celebrations that have seen David Tennant return to the role for a limited time.   In “The Giggle”, The TARDIS takes the Doctor and Donna to the furthest edge of adventure. To escape, they must face the most desperate fight of their lives, with the fate of the universe at stake.

In this special, we will see the regeneration of the Doctor, with Ncuti Gatwa taking over as the Doctor.  I’m also really looking forward to seeing Neil Patrick Harris as the Toymaker, a character with whom the Doctor faced off back in the 1960s!   I can’t wait to see this episode!

Diary Of A Wimpy Kid Christmas: Cabin Fever

The winter holidays are turning out to be especially stressful for Greg Heffley this year. After accidentally damaging a snowplow while making a snowman with best friend Rowley Jefferson, Greg worries he won’t get the new video game console he so desperately wants for Christmas. To make matters worse, he gets snowed in with his family, including his grumpy older brother Rodrick and annoying younger brother Manny.

This is my favourite of the three animated films, and I enjoyed watching it, though I certainly can relate to wanting the latest video game console for Christmas as a kid.  I’d certainly recommend adding this to your watchlist if you’ve got kids home over the weekend and want to watch a new holiday film, rather than “Elf” or “The Polar Express” for the nine hundredth time!  Though if your in the US, you can watch those two films now with Hulu On Disney+.

The Santa Clauses – Season 2

This past week, Disney released the season two finale on Disney+ worldwide.  In the second season, the Calvin family is back in the North Pole as Scott Calvin continues his role as Santa Claus after retirement plans were thwarted when he failed to find a worthy successor in season one. Now that Scott and his family have successfully saved Christmas, Scott focuses on training his son Cal to eventually take over the “family business” as Santa Claus. However, a bit of North Pole magic brings an unexpected challenge to Scott’s plan.

Since you can now binge the entire second season in one go, I’d certainly recommend checking it out, if you haven’t already, as seeing two Santas clash over who gets to run the North Pole is a fun twist.  I also really liked seeing Eric Stonestreet as Mad Santa, who is the “villain” of this season and is a vast improvement over last season’s version.  Also, with episodes coming in at barely thirty minutes, it’s not far off movie length.


This past week, Disney released the British limited drama series, “Culprits” onto Hulu and Hulu on Disney+ in the United States.  The series was released on Disney+ in the UK last month, and it was one of my favourite new shows of the fall season.  This is an easy recommendation to add to your watchlist.

Culprits” kicks off where most crime stories end: after a high-stakes heist, when the crew of elite criminals have gone their separate ways and have tried to leave their old lives behind. Past and present collide when a ruthless assassin starts targeting them one by one. Why are they being stalked, who is behind the mayhem, and will they be able to find one another in time to protect themselves and the people they love?  

Theater Camp

This past week, Disney released the latest Searchlight Pictures film, “Theater Camp”, on Disney+ in many countries, including the UK and Australia, plus it’s available via Hulu on Disney+!

Tony Award winner Ben Platt (Dear Evan Hansen) and Molly Gordon (Booksmart) star in the original comedy Theater Camp as Amos and Rebecca-Diane – lifelong best friends and drama instructors at a rundown camp in upstate New York. When clueless tech-bro Troy (Jimmy Tatro) arrives to run the property — into the ground — Amos, Rebecca-Diane and production manager Glenn (Noah Galvin) band together with the staff and young students, staging a masterpiece to keep their beloved summer camp afloat.   It’s a fun film for musical fans.

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Roger Palmer

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. Email: Twitter: Facebook:

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