With the start of a new month and year, here is a look at what’s coming to Disney+ in January 2020. There is new library content arriving plus new Originals, plus the debut of the 2019 version of “The Lion King”.
Many of the initial launch titles will be finishing up in January including High School Musical, Encore and The World According To Jeff Goldblum.
This article will be updated when more titles are announced. – Updated with Jan 13th – Jan 24th official details.
Here’s what’s coming up:
Wednesday 1st January
- + Austin & Ally (Season 1-4)
- + Billy Dilley’s Super-Duper Subterranean Summer (Season 1)
- + Bugged (Short)
- + Cool Runnings
- + Dr. K’s Exotic Animal ER (Season 8)
- + Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet (Season 7)
- + Dr. T, Lone Star Vet (Season 1)
- + Drain Alcatraz
- + Drain The Bermuda Triangle
- + Drain The Great Lakes
- + Drain The Ocean: WWII
- + Drain The Oceans (Season 2)
- + Drain The Sunken Pirate City
- + Drain The Titanic
- + El Materdor (Short)
- + First Class Chefs: Family Style (Season 1)
- + Hacksaw
- + Holes
- + Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors – Battle Of The Bands
- + Marvel: 75 Years, From Pop To Pulp!
- + Moon Mater (Short)
- + Muppet Babies Show And Tell (Shorts) (Season 2-3)
- + One Strange Rock (Season 1)
- + Out There With Jack Randall (Season 1)
- + Red Tails
- + Rescue Squad Mater (Short)
- + Soy Luna (Season 1)
- + Spinning (Short)
- + Super Rhino (Short)
- + The Golden Touch (Short)
- + The Lodge (Season 1)
- + The Proud Family (Season 1-2)
- + The Super Hero Squad Show (Season 1-2)
- + Time Travel Mater (Short)
- + Tokyo Mater (Short)
- + Unidentified Flying Mater (Short)
- + Vaprinia Ghouls Girls Rock! (Shorts) (Season 1)
- + Year Million (Season 1)
Thursday, January 2
Life Below Zero (Season 13)
Friday 3rd January
- Encore! Episode 109 – “Pippin”
Thirty-five years ago, high school classmates from Youth Performing Arts High School in Louisville, Kentucky performed the Broadway classic “Pippin.” Now, the cast returns to reprise the roles of their youth with the help of Broadway professionals. William Bradford, the director from the original musical “Pippin,” helps co-direct this performance.
- Forky Asks A Question “What is Cheese?”
Buttercup, annoyed with all of Forky’s questions, speed teaches everything there is.
- The World According to Jeff Goldblum –Episode 109 – “Coffee”
Jeff Goldblum is buzzed about COFFEE as he learns the secrets behind its popularity and ubiquity. From driving cattle on the Texan plains to enjoying a late-night cup of Joe and meeting the brains behind ‘Latte Art,’ Jeff delves into a drink that’s becoming both an art and a science, while he also plays a crucial role in facilitating social interaction.
- One Day At Disney –Episode 105 – “Bob Iger: CEO”
Bob Iger recalls the early days of his career and shares what inspires him as Disney’s CEO.
- Marvel Hero Project – Episode 9 – Episode 109 – “Radiant Jayera”
Jayera is a young woman who has been working to level the playing field for those in her neighborhood who could use support in hard financial times. From fundraising for Free Wash Day to holding pop-up “pay what you can” shops, her community service is a benchmark of humanitarianism in her town. Now, Marvel recognizes her incredible work by making her a Super Hero.
- Pick of the Litter – Episode 103 – “Training Begins”
After returning to Guide Dogs for the Blind, the dogs begin formal training.
- High School Musical: The Musical: The Series
Episode 109 – “Opening Night”
After months of rehearsals, the theater kids gear up for an unforgettable opening night. But when unexpected audience members show up to shake the cast to its core, will the show “go on” if the Wildcats aren’t all in this together?
Wednesday 8th January
- Aladdin (2019) (US/Canada/Australia)
Friday 10th January
- Destino (Short)
- Marvel’s Runaways (Season 3)
- Marvel’s Hero Project – Episode 110 – “Spectacular Sidney”
Sidney fell in love with reading at a young age, but he wasn’t finding a lot of stories with characters who resembled him. So,he established his Books-n-Bros club, targeted to young, African-American boys to spread his love of reading and improve literacy skills. He wanted other kids like him to share in the power of stories, and now Marvel wants everyone to know the Super Hero Sidney is.
- The World According to Jeff Goldblum – Episode 110 – “Cosmetics”
Jeff Goldblum faces the truth about COSMETICS and discovers that it is a vehicle for both embracing who you are or becoming someone else entirely. From taking a crash course on all things cosmetic and learning the spiritual meaning behind Native American face designs to getting groovy at a drag-queen show, Jeff gets to the root of why the world is crazy for COSMETICS.
- High School Musical: The Musical: The Series
Season Finale – Episode 10 – “Act Two”
It’s Act Two of opening night, and the stakes have never been higher. After last-minute cast changes in Act One — and so much left unsaid between Ricky and Nini — there’s more drama offstage than on.
- Encore! Episode 110 – “High School Musical”
Twelve years ago, high school classmates from Fish Creek High School in Fish Creek, Wisconsin performed the pop-culture phenomenon “High School Musical.” Now, the cast returns to reprise the roles of their youth with the help of Broadway professionals.
- One Day At Disney – Episode 106 – “Modern Family: Cast & Crew”
The cast & crew of Modern Family describe what it’s like to be a part of the infamous Pritchett-Dunphy-Tucker clan.
- Pick of the Litter – Episode 104 – “Next Level Training”
The training dogs advance. Amara’s fate is determined.
Raffi is returned for formal training.
- Forky Asks A Question – Finale – “What is Reading?”
The energetic Peas-n-a-Pod siblings teach Forky about reading and how it is done, with a little help from Mr. Spell.
In “Loop,” two kids at canoe camp find themselves adrift on a lake, unable to move forward until they find a new way to connect and see the world through each other’s eyes. This film breaks new ground by featuring Pixar’s first non-verbal autistic character.
Wednesday, January 15
New Library Titles (*These titles have delayed from Jan 1st)
- America’s National Parks (Season 1)
- Continent 7: Antarctica (Season 1)
- Dog: Impossible (Season 1)
- Marvel Super Hero Adventures (Shorts) (Season 2-3)
- Muppet Babies Show and Tell (Shorts) (Season 1)
- Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja (Season 1-2)
- The Lodge (Season 2)
- Wild Russia (Season 1)
Friday, January 17
Premiere – Diary of a Future President – Episode 101 – “Hello World”
Elena battles a series of curve balls at school, as she forgets to do a homework assignment for the first time ever and struggles with whether or not to keep a secret about her former best friend. Meanwhile her mom, Gabi, has a hard time telling her kids about her new boyfriend, Sam.
Encore! – Episode 111 – “Ragtime”
Eleven years ago, high school classmates from Pacifica Christian High School in Santa Monica, California performed the Broadway classic “Ragtime.” Now, the cast returns to reprise the roles of their youth with the help of Broadway professionals.
Marvel’s Hero Project – Episode 111 – “Thrilling Tokata”
Tokata is a storyteller, and a leader among the indigenous youth for whom she advocates. Her activism has succeeded in shining a light on the legacy of her community and she has worked hard to amplify the voices of other indigenous children by giving them the tools and platforms to tell their own stories. Now, Marvel celebrates Tokata in a story of her own, immortalized in her own comic book.
The World According to Jeff Goldblum – Episode 111 – “Pools”
Jeff Goldblum takes a dip into the world of POOLS and follows his curiosity about its impact and ability to break boundaries. Jeff’s journey includes experiencing an LA water park, an aqua-therapy center and NASA’s neutral buoyancy lab, where he discovers firsthand the unique qualities of water and our relationship to it. He even tries his hand at synchronized swim routines in the process.
One Day At Disney – Episode 107 – “Jose Zelaya: Character Designer”
Jose Zelaya, a cartoon-loving child turned Character Designer at Disney Television Animation, shares what it’s like to create some of Disney Channel’s most beloved characters. This all access short shares Jose’s journey from El Salvador to America while taking a deep look into the world of character development and design
Pick of the Litter – Episode 105 – “Meet Your Match”
The dogs in advanced training take their final exams in the hopes of being matched with clients.
Wednesday, January 22
Friday, January 24
Diary of a Future President – Episode 102 – “The New Deal”
After learning Gabi has a new boyfriend, Elena worries about maintaining her role in the family. Bobby meets his match on the tennis court, and Sam helps Gabi deal with the loss of her favorite sandwich when it’s abruptly taken off the lunch menu.
Encore! – Finale – Episode 112 – “Anything Goes”
Forty-four years ago, high school classmates from Los Angeles High School in Los Angeles, California performed the Broadway classic “Anything Goes.” Now, the cast returns to reprise the roles of their youth with the help of Broadway professionals.
Marvel’s Hero Project – Episode 112 – “High Kickin’ Izzy”
Izzy loves proving people wrong. Born with a condition that stiffens her joints and limits their movement, Izzy has gone on to win four world championships in taekwondo. But her superpower is not just in her extremely hard work and dedication, but in the giving of herself to teach others the sport. It’s her leadership that sets her apart as a hero, and now, she joins Marvel’s Hero Project.
The World According to Jeff Goldblum – Finale – Episode 112 – “Jewelry”
Jeff learns all that glitters is ‘gold’ when he takes a shimmering journey to unveil the extravagant joy of JEWELRY, including a visit to the jewelry masters who craft custom gold-and-diamond-encrusted Grillz for wealthy celebrity clients. He also discovers how sparkles play a large role at an Indian wedding; visits the HQ of a diamond foundry; and gets swept up in a New Orleans street parade.
One Day At Disney – Episode 108 – “Este Meza: Lucasfilm Events”
Lucasfilm’s Este Meza blurs the line between reality and fantasy for Star Wars fans through one of a kind events and character appearances. From curating bespoke celebrations to testing the functionality of interactive droids, Meza spends his days creating immersive experiences for fans of all ages around the world.
Pick of the Litter – Finale – Episode 106 – “Together at Last”
The graduating dogs meet with their puppy raisers before they go home with their new partners.
Short Circuit – Full Collection Available – Episode 101 to 114
Short Circuit is an experimental program where anyone at Walt Disney Animation Studios can pitch an idea and potentially be selected to create an original innovative short film with the support of the Studio and their fellow artists. The goal of the program is to take risks, surface new and diverse storytelling voices at the Studio and experiment with new technical innovation in the filmmaking process.
Tuesday 28th January
Friday 31st January
- Lamp Life
- Diary of a Future President- Episode 3
- Marvel Hero Project – Episode 13
- One Day At Disney (Short)
What are you looking forward to seeing on Disney+ in January?