The story of a puppet who turns into a real boy gets the live action treatment. She-Hulk is once again defending clients in the superhuman law division. Thor reunited with Jane Foster to take on Gorr the God Butcher. And Lightning McQueen and Mater go on a road trip. Let’s take a look at what to watch this weekend on Disney+.
Academy Award winner Robert Zemeckis directs this live action retelling of the beloved tale of a wooden puppet who embarks on a thrilling adventure to become a real boy. Tom Hanks stars as Geppetto, the wood carver who builds and treats Pinocchio as if he were his own son. Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Cynthia Erivo, Keegan-Michael Key, Lorraine Bracco, Luke Evans, Kyanne Lamaya, Giuseppe Battiston, and Lewin Lloyd also join the cast for this live action remake.
THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER
Thor: Love and Thunder finds the God of Thunder on a journey unlike anything he’s ever faced – one of self-discovery. But his efforts are interrupted by a galactic killer known as Gorr the God Butcher, who seeks the extinction of the gods. To combat the threat, Thor enlists the help of King Valkyrie, Korg and ex-girlfriend Jane Foster as the Mighty Thor. Together, they embark upon a harrowing cosmic adventure to uncover the mystery of the God Butcher’s vengeance and stop him before it’s too late.
SHE-HULK: ATTORNEY AT LAW
“She-Hulk: Attorney at Law” follows Jennifer Walters as she navigates the complicated life of a single, 30-something attorney who also happens to be a green 6-foot-7-inch superpowered hulk. The nine-episode series welcomes a host of MCU vets, including Mark Ruffalo, Tim Roth, and Benedict Wong. Episode 4 is now available on Disney+
CARS ON THE ROAD
The Disney+ Original series follows Lightning McQueen and his best friend, Mater, as they head east from Radiator Springs on a cross-country road trip to meet up with Mater’s sister. Owen Wilson and Larry the Cable Guy return to provide the voices for the duo.
HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL: THE MUSICAL: THE SERIES
The Wildcats head to Camp Shallow Lake, a California sleepaway camp, where they and their fellow campers are primed for an unforgettable summer ripe with romance, curfew-less nights and a taste of the great outdoors. With a high-stakes production of “Frozen” on the horizon AND a drama-filled “docu-series” of the production, the Wildcats will attempt to show who is “best in snow” without leaving anyone out in the cold.
OBI-WAN KENOBI: A JEDI’S RETURN
With never-before-seen, behind-the-scenes footage, colorful personal stories and meaningful moments, “Obi-Wan Kenobi: A Jedi’s Return” showcases the making of Lucasfilm’s original limited series for Disney+, “Obi-Wan Kenobi,” an epic story that begins 10 years after the dramatic events of “Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith.” This insightful documentary from Lucasfilm and Supper Club explores the return of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker to the screen—and Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen to their respective classic roles. Director Deborah Chow, cast and crew reflect on their journey to tell a new story with iconic Star Wars characters Obi-Wan Kenobi, Darth Vader and Princess Leia, while introducing new heroes and villains into the saga along the way. Complete with visits to the creature shop, props department and more, “Obi-Wan Kenobi: A Jedi’s Return” features the side of filmmaking that makes Star Wars so unique—the respect and passion for the generation-spanning legacy and the beloved characters.
If you are looking for library content, why not check out the original, animated version of “Pinocchio.” The second animated feature from the Walt Disney Animation Studios was released in 1940 and is considered a classic. Follow the classic tale before, or after, you check out the live action version.
Those are my picks for what to watch this weekend on Disney+. What are you going to be watching?