What To Watch On Disney+ This Weekend | Ed Sheeran: The Sum Of It All
Ed Sheeran gives his fans a look at his private life. A new series looks at the couple who helped hide Anne Frank and her family. A new documentary looks at the life of King Charles through his own words. And some new “Star Wars” content for May the Fourth. Let’s take a look at what to watch on Disney+ this weekend.
ED SHEERAN: THE SUM OF IT ALL
For the first time, global superstar Ed Sheeran opens the doors to a definitive and searingly honest view into his private life as he explores the universal themes that inspire his music. This series follows Ed after he learns of life-changing news and reveals his hardships and triumphs during the most challenging period of his life. Blending exclusive, never-before-seen personal archive, present-day actuality, authentic interviews with his wife and loved ones, and intimate performances in cinematic locations, the series widens the lens to unearth what Sheeran thinks of the world, of himself and his music, as well as showcases a decade of hits enjoyed by subscribers around the world.
A SMALL LIGHT
Told with a modern sensibility, “A Small Light” tells the remarkable true story of secretary Miep Gies (Bel Powley), who was a young, carefree and opinionated woman – at a time when opinions got you killed – when her boss, Otto Frank (Liev Schreiber), asked her to help hide his family from the Nazis during WWII. Without hesitation, Miep agreed. For the next two years, she and her daring and devoted husband Jan (Joe Cole), with several other everyday heroes, watched over the Frank, van Pels and Pfeffer families hiding in the secret annex. A life once filled with parties and pints, the series details how Miep’s life changed the moment she said “yes.” From daily food runs to scrounging for ration coupons to selling beloved heirlooms, it took countless selfless sacrifices. In the end, it was Miep who found Anne Frank’s diary and preserved it so that she and Otto could later share it with the world to ensure it served as a testament for generations to come.
STAR WARS: VISIONS – VOLUME 2
Following on the Emmy Award-nominated success of “Star Wars: Visions,” the newest volume will continue to push the boundaries of “Star Wars” storytelling, with nine new shorts from 9 studios from around the globe. Employing the most captivating animation styles from a variety of countries and cultures, the second volume offers a dynamic new perspective on the storied mythos of Star Wars.
The shorts included in “Star Wars: Visions” Volume 2 were created by the following international animation studios: El Guiri (Spain), Cartoon Saloon (Ireland), Punkrobot (Chile), Aardman (United Kingdom), Studio Mir (South Korea) Studio La Cachette (France), 88 Pictures (India), D’art Shtajio (Japan), and Triggerfish (South Africa). D’Art Shtajio’s short was created in collaboration with Lucasfilm Ltd. (United States).
STAR WARS: YOUNG JEDI ADVENTURES
Set during The High Republic era, the animated series follows Jedi younglings as they study the ways of the Force, explore the galaxy, help citizens and creatures in need, and learn valuable skills needed to become Jedi along the way.
CHARLES: IN HIS OWN WORDS
The UK hasn’t had a king for nearly three-quarters of a century, until now…
His Majesty King Charles III is inarguably among the most renowned and media-scrutinized public figures in the world, but at the same time, one of the least understood. Once the longest-serving heir to the British throne, the King prepares for his official coronation in May while adjusting to a vastly different spotlight as sovereign. Is the world prepared to distinguish the man from his public persona?
A rare view into the real Charles, “Charles: In His Own Words” traces back to the beginning, revealing the formative events that have influenced the man, former Prince and the King he was destined to be. From the creators of the acclaimed National Geographic Documentary Film “Diana: In Her Own Words”, this unique portrait of a monarch sifts through a treasure trove of rare, unheard and never-before-seen archival material to tell the definitive and surprising story of Charles through his very own words and those who’ve known him best.
DISNEY INTERTWINED LIVE
Live the “Disney Intertwined Live” experience! The show includes the original songs “Donde voy” and “Convénceme”, covers from the ’90s such as “Keep Living Without Your Love”, a selection of songs from the musical “Freaky Friday: A New Musical” and musical hits of the moment such as “Tacones Rojos” and “Vivir Así”.
If you’re looking for legacy content, check out “101 Dalmatians.” The popular 1961 film introduced the Xerox style of animation to Disney. While Walt Disney didn’t like the style, there is no question the film has been a success for more than 60 years.
Those are my picks. What will you be watching on Disney+ this weekend?