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 this week, which includes the Oscar-winning film “Nomadland”. There are new episodes of Disney+ and Star Originals including “Big Shot”, “Mighty Ducks: Game Changers”, “Solar Opposites” and new episodes of many popular shows including “Grey’s Anatomy”. Plus there are some new additions to the library.
Here’s the rundown:
Note: This list is subject to change and the availability of content can change between countries.
Friday 30th April
A woman in her sixties who, after losing everything in the Great Recession, embarks on a journey through the American West, living as a van-dwelling modern-day nomad.
22 Vs Earth
Set before the events of “Soul,” the original short is directed by 21-year Pixar veteran Kevin Nolting. “While making ‘Soul,’ we talked about the why of a new soul not wanting to live on Earth, but it didn’t ultimately belong in that movie,” said Nolting. “‘22 vs. Earth’ was a chance to explore some of the unanswered questions we had about why 22 was so cynical. As a fairly cynical person myself, it felt like perfect material.”
In the short, 22 defies the rules of The Great Before and refuses to go to Earth, enlisting a gang of five other new souls in her attempt at rebellion. However, as her cohorts’ activities lead to unexpected results, 22’s subversive plot may actually lead to a surprising revelation about the meaning of life.
The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers – Episode 6
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.
Assembled: The Making of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier
In Assembled: The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, you’ll find out everything you’ll need to know about the making of this hard hitting, high-flying series.
Disney Junior Puppy Dog Pals (New Episodes) Episodes 1-6
Puppy brothers Bingo and Rolly like to be around Bob, their owner, and help him do various activities. While he is away, they travel across the neighbourhood and complete exciting missions.
Big Shot – Episode 3
After getting ousted from the NCAA, a men’s basketball coach is given a chance for redemption with a coaching position at an elite private high school. He soon learns that the teenage players require empathy and vulnerability — foreign concepts for the stoic Coach Korn (John Stamos). By learning how to connect with his players, Marvyn starts to grow into the person he’s always hoped to be. The girls learn to take themselves more seriously, finding their footing both on and oﬀ the court.
Solar Opposites – Season 2 – Episode 4
Woohoo. School’s out, so the Solars make a splash at summer camp.
Grey’s Anatomy – Season 17 – Episode 11
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Station 19 – Season 4 – Episode 5
Andy and Sullivan find a way to stay connected. Meanwhile, while off duty, the crew jumps into action to help a mother in distress, but their heroic efforts spark conflict with police officers who are less than eager to offer support.
Bob’s Burgers – Season 11 – Episode 6
The Belchers try to keep the restaurant open when Bob’s flattop breaks on the morning of the Ocean Avenue Business Association’s Ocean Fest.
Family Guy – Season 19 – Episode 8
Brian gets a job as a journalist and discovers that Pawtucket Pat, the hero of Quahog and founder of the brewery, was a racist, so the town becomes divided over whether to take down his commemorative statue.
Grown-ish – Season 3 – Episode 12
Ana gets baptized as she and Javi are tested for the first time in their relationship. Meanwhile, Zoey struggles at work under the mixed messages from her new client, Indigo.
Genius: Aretha – Episode 1 & 2
GENIUS is National Geographic’s critically acclaimed anthology series that dramatizes the fascinating stories of the world’s most brilliant innovators and their extraordinary achievements with their volatile, passionate and complex personal relationships. This third season will explore Aretha Franklin’s musical genius and incomparable career, as well as the immeasurable impact and lasting influence she has had on music and culture around the world. Franklin was a gospel prodigy, an outspoken civil rights champion and widely considered the greatest singer of the past 50 years, receiving countless honors throughout her career.
South Pacific (1959)
Nurse Nellie Forbush (Mitzi Gaynor) of the U.S. Navy falls for middle-aged French plantation owner Emile De Becque (Rossano Brazzi), but recoils upon discovering that he’s fathered two mixed-race children. When Nellie leaves him, the heartbroken Emile agrees to take on a dangerous espionage mission. In his absence, Nellie struggles to reconcile her prejudices with her love for him — and after she spends time with his children and comes to care for them, fears that Emile may not return alive.
What are you looking forward to watching on Disney+ this week?