It’s the start of a new week and time to take a look at what’s coming to Disney+ in Australia and New Zealand on Friday August 14th. This week sees Disney+ get a number of new films and shows, including “The Greatest Showman”, “Magic Camp” and “Upside-Down Magic”.
Here is the full rundown:
“The Greatest Showman”
Hugh Jackman stars in this bold and original musical – inspired by the ambition and imagination of P.T. Barnum – celebrating the birth of show business and dreams coming to life.
Weird But True – Episode 301 – Dinosaurs
Hosts Charlie Engelman and Carly Ciarrocchi don’t have tickets to their favorite actress’ movie premiere, but somehow their friends do. Charlie and Carly’s quest to get to the Alabama Cones premiere takes them on a fascinating journey to Dinosaur National Monument. There, they hatch a plan with a paleontologist to “dig up” the dough.
Muppets Now – Episode 103 – “Getting Testy”
Joe, the new legal counsel for The Muppets, interrupts the scheduled delivery of Muppets Now to announce that all streaming content must be vetted by a focus group. Things go from bad to worse when Scooter meets up with the assigned test audience – curmudgeonly critics Statler & Waldorf. The Swedish Chef collaborates with Chef Roy Choi as the two try to make a one-of-kind kalbi bowl. Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and his assistant, Beaker, enlist a Pizza Delivery Person (Al Madrigal) to explore velocity. Miss Piggy and her guests, Linda Cardellini and Taye Diggs, dig deep into the workings of a healthy relationship. Pepe The King Prawn’s unbelievable game show features new contestants, new challenges, new rules, and no planning at all
Vampirina Ghoul Girls Rock! Season 2
A young vampire girl faces the joys and trials of being the new kid in town when her family moves from Transylvania to Pennsylvania.
Scrapyard Supercar, Season 1
Petrolhead Shane Lynch is setting two teams of amateur mechanics a task of epic proportions; they have just four days to build monster machines that can out-perform a ‘top-trump’ attribute of a supercar! Under the expert guidance of head-engineer Ralph Hosier, theyve got free reign in an automotive scrapyard to build their vehicles, before going head-to-head on the racetrack to see which performs best. Through the teams trials and tribulations, we will learn how supercars work, and learn just how hard it is to achieve perfection. From acceleration to braking, handling to grip, this is a true test of beauty vs beast. Scrapyard Supercar.
Weird But True! Season 2
One Day At Disney – Episode 137 – “Pavan Komkai: Broadcast Engineer”
Manager of Broadcast Engineering at Disney Streaming Services, Pavan “Billy” Komkai explains the unique process of broadcasting live sports on ESPN+ for fans around the world. No matter the time of day or the location of the event, Disney’s Streaming Services team provides viewers with high-quality coverage of diverse sporting events every day.
Magic Camp – Premiere
A group of misfit campers help a down-on-his-luck magician rediscover his love of magic in Disney’s “Magic Camp,” a heartwarming comedy about finding joy and confidence in self-acceptance.
In this enchanting fantasy movie based on the New York Times bestselling children’s book, Nory and her best friend Reina enter the Sage Academy for Magical Studies, where Nory’s unconventional powers land her in a class for those with wonky, or “upside-down,” magic. Undaunted, Nory sets out to prove that that upside-down magic can be just as powerful as right-side-up.
Playtime With Puppy Dog Pals Puppy Playcare, Season 2
Fun-loving pug puppies, brothers Bingo and Rolly, have thrill-seeking appetites that take them on exhilarating adventures in their neighborhood and around the globe. Whether helping their owner Bob or assisting a friend in need, the pugs’ motto is that life is more exciting with your best friend by your side. Each episode features two 11-minute stories that showcase Bingo and Rolly’s similarities and differences while demonstrating positive lessons about friendship, problem-solving, collaboration, creativity and adventure.
Nature Boom Time (S1)
“Nature Boom Time!” is an educational show about nature and the environment produced by World By Charlie Productions and currently airing on Nat Geo WILD. The show follows Charlie, Kirby, and Patrick – three perpetually enthusiastic best friends – as they travel around the United States to learn about trees and what makes nature incredibly awesome. Science and history are explained with paper cutouts and goofy girl Casey back at headquarters!
Sam’s Zookeeper Challenge (S1)
Join Sam Peltz, a wildlife enthusiast, as she takes on a new wildlife challenge! See Sam get up close and personal with a kinkajou, giraffes, penguins, and more!
Scuba Sam’s World (S1)
Learn some of the coolest facts about marine wildlife and the ocean as you join Scuba Sam on an aquatic journey and discover the wonders of the underwater world. Dive in as she teaches you about manta rays, nudibranchs, clownfish, jellyfish, and more so you can see for yourself why the ocean is such an amazing place for these creatures.
Spaced Out (S1)
Ever wanted to journey into space? Wondered about the Milky Way or if aliens really exist? Then get Spaced Out! Learn about our universe through imagery taken from the Hubble Space Telescope, and see how it inspires our world and culture.
What are you looking forward to seeing on Disney+ this week?
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.