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 sees the third episode of Marvel’s WandaVision added to Disney+, along with a new series of shorts from Pixar. Plus there are lots of new additions to the Disney+ library.
Here’s the rundown:
Friday 22nd January
WandaVision – Episode 3
“WandaVision” is a blend of classic television and the Marvel Cinematic Universe in which Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany)—two super-powered beings living idealized suburban lives—begin to suspect that everything is not as it seems. The new series is directed by Matt Shakman; Jac Schaeffer is head writer.
Grab a quick snack of Pixar! This collection of mini shorts stars your favorite characters in all-new, bite size stories. Created directly by Pixar animators as a quick pop of Pixar fun.
T.O.T.S. S2 – Episode 13
“T.O.T.S.,” a heartfelt animated comedy series for kids age 2-7, explores the hilarious adventures of best friends Pip and Freddy, a tenacious penguin and a kind-hearted flamingo, who are the only non-stork delivery birds in-training at Tiny Ones Transport Service (T.O.T.S.). As new members of the esteemed team, these junior flyers must take tender care in taking baby animals from the nursery to their forever families around the globe. Each episode features two 11-minute stories that highlight the use of creative thinking and problem solving to model for young viewers that there isn’t just one way to achieve a goal.
Disney Junior Puppy Dog Pals S3 – Episode 19-25
Fun-loving pug puppies, brothers Bingo and Rolly, have thrill-seeking appetites that take them on exhilarating adventures in their neighborhood and around the globe.
Uganda is still what travellers consider an ‘insider tip’. Off the tourist map, a place still in the shadows of its past. Visitors, including scientists and conservationists, had a difficult time in the civil war-stricken country. Poaching had endangered many of Uganda’s most iconic animals including Mountain gorillas, cave elephants, the chimpanzees and even the tree-dwelling lions. But now the national parks have been restored and Uganda’s wildlife is once again thriving. This is a celebration of their survival.
The Book of Life
In a bid to save the love of his life, Manolo sacrifices himself and is transported to the Land of the Remembered, where he reunites with his dead ancestors and strives to get his life back.
A talented street drummer enrols in a Southern university, hoping to lead its marching band to fame and victory. However, he must first defeat a rival in order to win the battle.
Carrie’s life takes a turn when she moves from the city to her father’s ranch in Wyoming. Soon, she forms a bond with Flicka, a mustang whose free spirit matches her own.
Flicka: Country Pride
Toby and his horse Flicka find work at a stable owned by Kelly. Soon Kelly’s daughter bonds with Flicka and decides to train him for a competition. But, first they must deal with many adversities.
Beyond the Clouds: The Finishing Touches
Justin brings in composer Brian Tyler to score the film. Brian looks to Zach for inspiration as he creates a theme that he feels Zach himself would’ve written. Brian composes a beautiful suite of music for Zach, feeling as though Zach is with him every stop of the way. Stefan Sonnenfeld, the colorist, details the process of creating a uniquely grounded and raw look for Clouds. When Covid-19 closes theaters, Justin decides to meet the audience where they are – in their living rooms
What are you looking forward to seeing on Disney+ this week?