It’s the start of a brand new week and time to take a look at what’s coming to Disney+ in Australia and New Zealand later this week. It’s a packed week with lots of new episodes of Disney+ and Star Originals including “Big Shot”, “The Bad Batch”, “Solar Opposites” and the first episode of an all-new Marvel animated series “M.O.D.O.K”. There is also lots of new legacy content being added to Disney+ this week.
Here’s the full rundown:
Note: This list is subject to change:
Friday 21st May
Inside Pixar: Unpacked
A documentary series of personal and cinematic stories that provide an inside look into the people, artistry, and culture of Pixar Animation Studios.
Unpacked: About Time
Director: Erica Milsom
How can the passage of time be utilized as a tool for emotional storytelling? Narrator W. Kamau Bell breaks down how time can becomes its own character in Pixar films, looking at period pieces such as Brave and the tearjerking passage of time in Up.
Unpacked: Everybody Loves a Villain
Director: Tony Kaplan
From Ernesto de La Cruz to Lotso to Hopper, foes of all shapes and sizes are essential to many of our favorite Pixar movies. But what makes a good villain? Narrator W. Kamau Bell digs into why we love to hate our favorite antagonists and what makes them so complicated.
Unpacked: The Squint Test
Director: Tony Kaplan
Pixar characters strive to strike a balance between realistic and caricatured. Narrator W. Kamau Bell explains how basic shapes and drawings influence the character design and story of favorite films such as Up, Ratatouille, and The Incredibles.
Unpacked: Inner Drive
Director: Erica Milsom
Beyond the world of Cars, vehicles of all kinds have made their mark throughout Pixar’s films. Jump in and go for a ride with narrator W. Kamau Bell as he cruises through some of his favorite Pixar planes, trains, and Incredibiles.
Unpacked: No Small Roles
Director: Tony Kaplan
Take a deep dive into the art of crowds animation. Each of your favorite Pixar characters live in worlds populated by fellow fish, cars, toys, and humans, but creating thousands of these fully animated background characters is no easy feat. Join narrator W. Kamau Bell in understanding how Pixar adds thousands of background characters into every film.
Big Shot – Episode 106 “Carlsbad Crazies”
Marvyn regresses back to his old ways while defending Louise from an opposing team’s harassment. Holly gets a shot at the limelight
High School Musical – The Musical – The Series – Season 2 – Episode 202 “Typecasting”
Kourtney, Carlos and Big Red decide to join their friends and audition for on stage roles in “Beauty and the Beast,” while Nini experiences FOMO from afar. When new competition shows up to the tryout, Gina tries to shake off some old habits
The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers – Episode 9
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.
Star Wars – The Bad Batch – Episode 4
“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.
Solar Opposites – Season 2 – Episode 7
Oops. The wild story that explains why Terry had to order a new shot glass.
Grown-ish – Season 3 – Episode 15
Zoey wonders if she’s ready for the real world after she becomes the subject of a nasty rumor at work. Nomi debates whether to tell Phil about Luna. Doug plans a house party to cheer on Jazz and Sky in their Olympic-qualifying race
Trafficked With Mariana Van Zeller – Episode 3
Mariana meets the craftsmen who make and sell the world’s finest counterfeit U.S. dollars.
Bob’s Burgers – Season 11 – Episode 9
Gene becomes jealous when Linda joins a women’s business group; Louise and Tina want to learn how to fight.
Station 19 – Season 4 – Episode 8
Vic’s love life is complicated again as she learns of a shocking secret. Meanwhile, Andy grows frustrated at Sullivan for undermining her authority, and Maya struggles to keep her jealousy when one of Carina’s old flames comes to visit.
Grey’s Anatomy – Season 17 – Episode 14
Jackson pays a visit to his father that helps set him on the right path.
Family Guy – Season 19 – Episode 11
Brian bonds with his new girlfriend’s son; Peter, Quagmire, and Cleveland take a joyride in Joe’s new classic Corvette.
Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K – Episode 1 – If This Be … M.O.D.O.K.
Supervillain M.O.D.O.K. is forced to sell A.I.M. to the tech company GRUMBL. As he struggles to regain control of A.I.M. he risks losing something even more important – his family.
Big Sky – Episode 10
Three months after Ronald’s escape, Cassie and Jenny have officially partnered up to take down a fresh slew of troublemakers, but all isn’t coming up roses; Ronald is still on the loose, a domestic case takes a macabre and deadly turn, and a U.S. Marshall is sticking his nose in their case files. Right as the women of Dewell & Hoyt seem to be getting used to the new normal, Jenny gets an alarming call from an old flame; leading her and Cassie headfirst into a new case, a new jurisdiction and a whole lot of new trouble. It’s time to meet the Kleinsassers.
Genius: Aretha – Episode 7
The filmmaker sheds light on the personal and professional life struggles of Aretha Franklin and talks about her Grammy performance that sealed her image as the Queen of Soul.
Fury Files (Interstitials)
Fury Files is a new informational program that will teach fans about their favorite Marvel heroes and villains using a combination of motion comic art and scenes cut from popular Marvel animated shows like Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes and X-Men: The Animated Series
Alaska’s Deadliest (S1)
Our biggest state harbors some America’s deadliest animal killers. Alaska’s deadliest thrive in one of America’s last wild frontiers.
Narco Wars (S1)
Explore how opportunistic smuggling networks in Latin America turned into powerful and ruthless drug cartels with unprecedented power.
When Sharks Attack – Yr 1-6
Throughout America’s coastline shark attacks are on the rise. Many occur in quick succession at new and surprising locations. As vacationers, scientists and locals are all desperate to uncover what is causing the upsurge, National Geographic Channel investigates the attacks to see what is affecting some of nature’s most feared fish. The deep-sea saga employs underwater photography, news archives and testimony to deep dive into mysterious and deadly recent shark attacks.
Drugs Inc. Dealer POV
The experiences of drug crews are seen through their own eyes. Dealers in New York, Atlanta and Portland exchange shots with gangs, collect debts and evade law enforcement. They discuss dealing with a small group and distributing in the light of day.
Black Widow (1987)
Federal agent Alexandra Barnes (Debra Winger) believes that Catherine Petersen (Theresa Russell) is a serial killer who marries rich men and then murders them for their money. But since Catherine is seemingly a master of disguise and has multiple identities, Alexandra can’t prove anything with conventional detective work. With no other option, she goes undercover, pursuing the same man (Sami Frey) as Catherine, and hoping that Catherine will slip up and reveal her true identity.
Deadly Instincts (S1)
A deadly alien attacks Boston where people fall prey to its deadly actions. One man fights the alien to save the people.
Deep State (S1-2)
Retired MI6 spy Max Easton reluctantly returns to the field for a final job and finds himself drawn into a global conspiracy and covert intelligence war.
An Innocent Man
A mechanic accused of a crime he didn’t commit is sent to serve time with a gang of hardened criminals. By befriending a tough but influential inmate he manages to get parole, but still finds himself hounded on the outside by the bent cops that framed him. In a bid to be rid of them once and for all, he enlists the help of his underworld contacts to devise a plan that will lure the officers into a fatal blunder.
Ginny Baker’s dreams come true when she is accepted into a Major League team as a pitcher. As she begins her career in professional baseball, her gender becomes a bigger challenge than she expected.
Rel faces a strange dilemma after learning about his wife’s affair with his barber. He seems to think that the possibility of finding a new wife or a barber is equally challenging.
Two salesmen are rivals and compete with each other in order to accomplish higher sales. Their fight to destroy each other’s career reaches such a stage that they end up losing their sales licenses.
A furious TV reporter demands an explanation from God for the injustice done to him. The Almighty gives him the power to run the world for a while, to teach him how difficult it is.
Bin Laden’s Hard Drive
Newly declassified hard drives taken from the compound where Osama bin Laden was killed reveal a groundbreaking look at his personal life. Experts sift through the 470,000 digital files to piece together a roadmap into the mind of a mass murderer. Examine his contradictory personal psychology, relationship with family and religion as well as his legacy of violence and destruction.
The Amazing Race Australia – Season 1- 4
Teams compete in a race around the world for a $250,000 first prize.
A prison warden infiltrates the facility disguised as a convict in order to wipe out the corruption that has seeped into it.
Sarah is unlucky in love and a bit of a mess. The last thing she needs is a mischievous dog. When she inherits Patrick the pug, not only does he turn her life upside down but also changes it forever.
One Mississippi – Season 1 & 2
This FX series is a dark comedy inspired by events in comic Tig Notaro’s life. Starring as a Los Angeles-based radio host of the same name, Tig is still dealing with serious health issues, including recovering from a double mastectomy. When her mother becomes gravely ill, Tig returns to her hometown in Mississippi, where she is forced on a painful (and at times, hilarious) journey that unearths uncomfortable truths about herself and her family. In order to heal, both physically and emotionally, Tig must reconnect with her roots before moving forward.
A Wilderness Of Error – Season 1
A “Wilderness of Error” is a five-part documentary series based on the book of the same name by filmmaker and author Errol Morris, who also appears in the series. When Green Beret Army surgeon Jeffrey MacDonald is sent to prison after being convicted of killing his pregnant wife and two young daughters, a storm of swirling narratives challenges the very ability to find the truth all the while overshadowing the chilling possibility that MacDonald may be an innocent man. Marc Smerling re-investigates the complicated case that has spanned decades in an attempt to find the truth.
To Catch a Smuggler – S1 & 2
The custom officers at the JFK International Airport work towards catching hold of smugglers and drug traffickers who try to sneak in illegal substances.
What are you looking forward to watching on Disney+ this week?