It’s the start of a new week and time to take a look at what’s coming to Disney+ this week in Australia and New Zealand. There is lots of great new content including “Cruella” on Disney+ Premier Access plus the premiere of two brand new Star Original series “Rebel” and “Mixed-ish”. Disney+ is also getting the finale of “The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers” and “Solar Opposites”.
Here’s the rundown:
Note: This list is subject to change.
Friday 28th May
Cruella – Premier Access
Academy Award® winner Emma Stone (“La La Land”) stars in Disney’s “Cruella,” an all-new live-action feature film about the rebellious early days of one of cinemas most notorious – and notoriously fashionable – villains, the legendary Cruella de Vil. “Cruella,” which is set in 1970s London amidst the punk rock revolution, follows a young grifter named Estella, a clever and creative girl determined to make a name for herself with her designs. She befriends a pair of young thieves who appreciate her appetite for mischief, and together they are able to build a life for themselves on the London streets. One day, Estella’s flair for fashion catches the eye of the Baroness von Hellman, a fashion legend who is devastatingly chic and terrifyingly haute, played by two-time Oscar® winner Emma Thompson (“Howards End,” “Sense & Sensibility”). But their relationship sets in motion a course of events and revelations that will cause Estella to embrace her wicked side and become the raucous, fashionable and revenge-bent Cruella.
Disney’s “LAUNCHPAD” is a collection of live-action shorts from a new generation of dynamic storytellers. Six filmmakers from underrepresented backgrounds were selected and provided with the opportunity to share their perspectives and creative visions that will show audiences what it means to be seen. Inspired by life’s journey, these first six shorts for Disney+ are based on the theme, “Discover.”
High School Musical – The Musical – The Series – Season 2 – Episode 203 “Valentine’s Day”
Big Red and Ashlyn celebrate their first Valentine’s Day together, amidst drama. Kourtney spars with a co-worker while Gina contends with being single. Meanwhile, Ricky and Nini’s plans to surprise each other turn into a comedy of errors, leading to new revelations and a surprise song.
Big Shot – Episode 107 “Kalm Korn”
Marvyn’s statue resurfaces, and he stops undermining Holly. Emma accidentally throws a party
Star Wars – The Bad Batch – Episode 5
“Star Wars: The Bad Batch” follows the elite and experimental clones of the Bad Batch (first introduced in “The Clone Wars”) as they find their way in a rapidly changing galaxy in the immediate aftermath of the Clone War. Members of Bad Batch—a unique squad of clones who vary genetically from their brothers in the Clone Army—each possess a singular exceptional skill that makes them extraordinarily effective soldiers and a formidable crew.
The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers – Episode 10 (Finale)
Set in present day Minnesota, the Mighty Ducks have evolved from scrappy underdogs to an ultra-competitive, powerhouse youth hockey team. After 12-year-old Evan Morrow (Brady Noon) is unceremoniously cut from the Ducks, he and his mom, Alex (Lauren Graham), set out to build their own team of misfits to challenge the cutthroat, win-at-all-costs culture of youth sports today. With the help of Gordon Bombay, they rediscover the joys of playing just for love of the game.
Trafficked With Mariana Van Zeller – Episode 4
Mariana attempts to understand the vanity, insecurity and greed that drives steroid use.
Rebel – Episode 1
Rebel stops at nothing to convince Cruz to join her fight against Stonemore Medical and simultaneously enlists Lana and Cassidy to protect a woman from her abusive boyfriend. While Rebel is out saving others, her husband, Grady, stands on the sidelines and picks up the pieces at home.
Bob’s Burgers – Season 11 – Episode 10
Bob wonders if there’s a catch to the Belchers being invited to cater the Glencrest Yacht Club’s holiday boat parade; Louise has her eye on the Santa Schooner.
Station 19 – Season 4 – Episode 9
Vic and Travis’ friendship is put to the test as they respond to calls to help two best friends in need. Jack realizes he has a greater impact on Marcus, and new details about Travis’ late husband’s tragic death are revealed.
Grey’s Anatomy – Season 17 – Episode 15
Jackson shares his big news with his colleagues while Koracick and Levi fight to save a pregnant woman’s grandfather as she goes into labor. Maggie keeps a watchful eye on Meredith as Bailey and Richard put off telling her about DeLuca.
Family Guy – Season 19 – Episode 12
Peter and Chris start a memorabilia business after going to a baseball game; Stewie gets plastic surgery to combat aging, but takes it too far.
Solar Opposites – Season 2 – Episode 8 – Finale
Finally. It’s season finale time again. The Solars learn about death.
Mixed-Ish – Season 2 – Episode 1
From the creators of “black-ish,” season two of “mixed-ish” will continue to tell the story of a young Rainbow Johnson and her family as they recount the experience of being a mixed-race family in the ’80s and the dilemmas they face as they navigate a world where the kids are perceived as neither black nor white. While the parents deal with the social dynamics of fitting into the suburbs, Rainbow and her siblings find themselves figuring out how to fit in when everyone else can’t decide where they belong.
Grown-Ish – Season 3 – Episode 16
Zoey wrestles with the status of her relationship with Aaron. Sky and Jazz return from the Olympic trials and struggle to say goodbye.
Big Sky – Episode 11
From visionary storyteller David E. Kelley (“Big Little Lies”) comes “Big Sky,” a thriller created by Kelley who will write multiple episodes and serve as showrunner in its premiere season. Private detectives Cassie Dewell and Cody Hoyt join forces with his estranged wife and ex-cop, Jenny Hoyt, to search for two sisters who have been kidnapped by a truck driver on a remote highway in Montana. But when they discover that these are not the only girls who have disappeared in the area, they must race against the clock to stop the killer before another woman is taken.
Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K – Episode 2 The M.O.D.O.K. That Time Forgot
In an effort to win back his wife Jodie, M.O.D.O.K. takes her traveling through time to a Third Eye Blind concert they missed years ago.
The Full Monty
After the steel mill they work at shuts down, a group of unemployed men decide to get involved in the stripping business to earn a living. They invest the money they have saved to get started.
What are you looking forward to watching 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.