It’s the start of a new week and time to take a look at what’s coming to Disney+ in the week ahead in Australia and New Zealand. This week’s biggest new release is the new Disney+ Original movie, Howard, along with episodes of Muppets Now and more.
NOTE – Content may vary depending on your country and maybe subject to change
Friday August 7th
Directed by Don Hahn (“Beauty and the Beast”), “Howard” is the untold story of Howard Ashman, the brilliant lyricist behind Disney classics like “Aladdin,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “The Little Mermaid” and creator of musicals including “Little Shop of Horrors.” Featuring never-before-seen archival footage, personal films and photographs, as well as interviews with Howard’s friends and family, the film is an intimate look at the Disney Legend’s life, his creative drive, and the process behind the music. Spanning his childhood in Baltimore, to his formative years in New York, and his untimely death due to AIDS, “Howard” goes in-depth to explore his journey to become the lyricist behind some of the most beloved and well-known classic family films in the world.
Muppets Now (Global) – Episode 102 – “Fever Pitch”
Fozzie Bear has some big ideas for Muppets Now, and there’s no time like the deadline to start pitching! He’s found a very tough audience in Scooter, who just wants to finish uploading the latest delivery. We see the very first episode of a game show that Pepe The King Prawn totally just made up. The Swedish Chef tries to cook a better molé sauce than his competitor, Danny Trejo. Dr. Bunsen Honeydew has replaced Beaker with a new smart assistant, and things get fired up. Miss Piggy and her guests, Taye Diggs and Linda Cardellini, show viewers how to work it out when they share the secret to staying healthy.
One Day At Disney – Episode 136 – “Ryan Meinerding: Marvel Studios Creative Director” (Global)
Creative Director Ryan Meinerding brings Marvel characters to life through innovative design every day. There’s never a dull moment as Ryan creates the first looks of characters for Marvel Studios films including Iron Man, Spider-Man, Captain America and more. From initial sketches to special effects, Ryan oversees the process of bringing the next iteration of iconic characters to the screen.
Disney Family Sundays – Series Finale Episode 140 – “Goofy: Pencil Cup” (Global)
Who says you can’t be Goofy and organized at the same time? Not Amber or the Gubaney family, who connect to work on a Goofy-inspired craft. She will show them how to turn a simple item from the cupboard into a fun organizational tool that’s sure to stand out. Meanwhile, the biggest challenge of all may be figuring out which Gubaney is the Goofiest!
Pixar In Real Life – Episode 110 – “WALL·E: BnL Pop-up Shop” (Global)
When Buy N Large opens its first store in New York City, hungry customers get a taste of the future
America’s Funniest Home Videos (S16) (Australia/New Zealand)
Viewers send in home-made videos capturing comical situations, mishaps and staged pranks. The studio audience votes for the funniest video, which wins attractive prizes.
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.