It’s Monday and time to take a look at what’s coming to Disney+ in Australia and New Zealand this week, which includes a huge Pixar movie, “Soul” plus a special episode of Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian”. In Australia, “Soul” will be arriving on Disney+ on Christmas Day, however, it will be added to Disney+ in New Zealand a day later on Boxing Day.

Here’s the rundown:

Friday 25th December


Soul (Australia)

What is it that makes you…YOU? Pixar Animation Studios’ “Soul” introduces Joe Gardner (voice of Jamie Foxx) – a middle-school band teacher who gets the chance of a lifetime to play at the best jazz club in town. But one small misstep takes him from the streets of New York City to The Great Before – a fantastical place where new souls get their personalities, quirks and interests before they go to Earth. Determined to return to his life, Joe teams up with a precocious soul, 22 (voice of Tina Fey), who has never understood the appeal of the human experience. As Joe desperately tries to show 22 what’s great about living, he may just discover the answers to some of life’s most important questions. “Soul” is Directed by Academy Award® winner Pete Docter (“Inside Out,” “Up”), co-directed by Kemp Powers (“One Night in Miami”) and produced by Academy Award nominee Dana Murray, p.g.a. (Pixar short “Lou”).



Pixar SparkShort Burrow

“In Disney and Pixar’s new short film Burrow, a young rabbit embarks on a journey to dig the burrow of her dreams, despite not having a clue what she’s doing. Rather than reveal to her neighbors her imperfections, she digs herself deeper and deeper into trouble. After hitting (bed)rock bottom, she learns there is no shame in asking for help. Directed by Madeline Sharafian and produced by Mike Capbarat as part of Pixar’s SparkShorts program.”


Eragon

Eragon, a farm boy, stumbles upon a dragon’s egg. He befriends the dragon cub and rides it only to realise that he is destined to be a dragon rider who must save his people from an evil king.



Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian Season 2

From the triumphant return of legendary bounty hunter Boba Fett to the live-action debut of fan-favorite Ahsoka Tano, the second season of “The Mandalorian” is a fun, surprising, emotional thrill-ride which has kept fans excited to see how each new weekly chapter will unfold. Disney+ will bring viewers behind the scenes of the groundbreaking season in a new hour-long “Making of Season Two” special, premiering 25 December on the streaming service.

In this new installment of “Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian,” filmmakers and cast provide unprecedented access to the storytelling decisions and innovations that went into the second season of the Emmy Award-winning series.

Featuring immersive on-set footage that places viewers right in the middle of the filmmaking process, and rare insights from the cast and crew, this special documentary explores the production of all 8 episodes in season two – from early concept art through the groundbreaking technology introduced in the series.



Epic

When Mary, a 17-year-old teenager, shrinks in size, she discovers a world inhabited by strange creatures. Soon, she finds herself reluctantly pulled into a battle between good and evil forces.


Ferdinand (2017)

A soft-hearted bull, Ferdinand, escapes from Casa del Toro after his father does not return from the bullfight. However, due to a turn of events, he is taken back to the place he escaped from.


Marvel’s Runaways, S2 (2018)

The Runaways learn to live on the streets.


Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (2016)

A young boy named Jake discovers a house full of children with supernatural powers run by Miss Peregrine. Soon, he must help protect their home from terrifying enemies called Hollowgasts.


Rio (2011)

A bookshop owner, Linda, nurtures Blu, a macaw, after smugglers lose him in Minnesota. When she takes him to Rio, to help review his dying species, Blu is again abducted by a few smugglers.



Rio 2 (2014)

After moving out of Rio de Janeiro, Blu, Jewel and their children try to cope with the new surroundings in the Amazon. But Blu encounters the revengeful Nigel who further complicates the situation.


The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010)

Siblings Edmund and Lucy, along with their cousin, Eustace, meet Prince Caspian aboard the Dawn Treader, the royal ship. Together, they face many dangers as they try to save the seven Lords of Narnia.


Walking with Dinosaurs

While on a fossil hunt, a palaeontologist’s nephew encounters an Alexornis bird from the Cretaceous period. The bird narrates the story of dinosaurs which existed at that time


Saturday 26th December

Soul (New Zealand)

What is it that makes you…YOU? Pixar Animation Studios’ “Soul” introduces Joe Gardner (voice of Jamie Foxx) – a middle-school band teacher who gets the chance of a lifetime to play at the best jazz club in town. But one small misstep takes him from the streets of New York City to The Great Before – a fantastical place where new souls get their personalities, quirks and interests before they go to Earth. Determined to return to his life, Joe teams up with a precocious soul, 22 (voice of Tina Fey), who has never understood the appeal of the human experience. As Joe desperately tries to show 22 what’s great about living, he may just discover the answers to some of life’s most important questions. “Soul” is Directed by Academy Award® winner Pete Docter (“Inside Out,” “Up”), co-directed by Kemp Powers (“One Night in Miami”) and produced by Academy Award nominee Dana Murray, p.g.a. (Pixar short “Lou”).



What are you looking forward to watching on Disney+ this week?








Roger Palmer

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. Email: Roger@WhatsOnDisneyPlus.com Twitter: Twitter.com/RogPalmerUK Facebook: Facebook.com/rogpalmeruk

Related Article

Write a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

1 Comments

  1. Jessica stewart December 21, 2020

    When will simpsons season 31 be on disney +