It’s Monday and time to take a look at what’s coming to Disney+ this week in Australia and New Zealand. This week sees new episodes of many Disney+ Originals arriving, including “Star Wars: The Mandalorian”, “The Right Stuff” and “The Magic Of Disney’s Animal Kingdom”. There will also be some new additions to the Disney+ Library.
Here is the full rundown:
Friday 6th November
Star Wars: The Mandalorian – Season 2 – Chapter 10
The Mandalorian and the Child continue their journey, facing enemies and rallying allies as they make their way through a dangerous galaxy in the tumultuous era after the collapse of the Galactic Empire
Magic of Disney’s Animal Kingdom – Episode Seven – The Big Egg Switcheroo
Big sisters reign supreme in Disney’s Animal Kingdom! On the savanna, teenage African elephant Nadirah is a great babysitter for her little sister, Stella, but her skittishness remains a major growing pain. Animal care experts Erin and Elizabeth must get creative to help Nadirah face her fear and cross a bridge that connects two parts of the elephant habitat. At The Seas with Nemo & Friends at EPCOT, Harry, a rescued green sea turtle, must swim to a specific target for his leafy dinner — a skill he needs in order to graduate to the main tank. At Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail, Alika, a little colobus monkey with a penchant for creating chaos, becomes a big sister — a first for the park! Meanwhile, endangered vultures Carri and Bones try to fill their nest, but when the lovebirds can’t agree on the best way to build a home, animal keeper Tricia steps in to assist.
Weird But True – Episode 313 – Rockets
Patrick just got a cool model rocket, and everybody’s talking about it. A Weird But True! Space Race has officially begun, and Carly and Charlie compete in a series of launches that closely resembles the storyline of the US / Soviet Union Space Race. After learning some key physics principles about rocket flight, they race back to headquarters to build a rocket of their own.
The Right Stuff – Episode 6 – “VOSTOK”
JFK sends a science committee to Cape Canaveral to assess the validity of the space program. Glenn, burning from the results of the peer vote, drafts letters to politicians complaining that Shepard is morally unfit to be the first man in space. But matters of internal power plays and a skeptical president are soon dwarfed by news out of Russia that could be the nail in Project Mercury’s coffin
One Day At Disney Short – Episode 149 – “Leslie Evans: Senior R&D Imagineer”
Leslie Evans creatively applies cutting-edge technology to bring Disney theme park stories to life. A life-long Walt Disney World fan, Leslie has always been fascinated by the intersection of creativity and engineering. She uses her diverse background in both Industrial Design and Materials Science Engineering to invent new and innovative guest experiences for Disney parks around the globe
The Fault In Our Stars
Hazel Grace Lancaster (Shailene Woodley), a 16-year-old cancer patient, meets and falls in love with Gus Waters (Ansel Elgort), a similarly afflicted teen from her cancer support group. Hazel feels that Gus really understands her. They both share the same acerbic wit and a love of books, especially Grace’s touchstone, “An Imperial Affliction” by Peter Van Houten. When Gus scores an invitation to meet the reclusive author, he and Hazel embark on the adventure of their brief lives.
Disney Junior Fancy Nancy: Fancy it Yourself (s1)
Six-year-old Nancy is excited to experience what the world has to offer and to celebrate the differences that make everyone unique.
Prep & Landing
Disney presents Prep & Landing, a spirited comic adventure, bound to become a holiday tradition at your home for years to come – complete with two bonus socking stuffer shorts! On Christmas Eve, a high-tech team of elves from an elite unit known a `Prep & Landing’ ensures homes around the world are prepared for Santa’s visit. But after working tirelessly for 227 years, an elf named Wayne is upset when he doesn’t receive a promotion to be Director of Naughty List Intelligence. Instead, he is partnered with Lanny, an idealistic rookie. During their mission, Wayne and Lanny encounter unexpected challenges that push them to their limits and threaten Christmas for children everywhere. Now it’s going to take a great big effort from two mismatched little elves to save the season!
Prep & Landing: Naughty Vs Nice
With the Big 2-5 fast approaching, Wayne and Lanny must race to recover classified North Pole technology which has fallen into the hands of a computer-hacking Naughty Kid! Desperate to prevent Christmas from descending into chaos, Wayne seeks out the foremost Naughty Kid Field Expert to aid in the mission: a bombastic member of the Coal Elf Brigade who also happens to be his estranged brother, Noel.
Prep & Landing: Operation Secret Santa
With Christmas only days away, Mrs. Claus and Magee enlist Wayne and Lanny on a secret mission to retrieve a mysterious item hidden deep with Santa Claus’ office. From Walt Disney Animation Studios. Voices include Dave Foley (Wayne), Derek Richardson (Lanny), Sarah Chalke (Magee), Betty White (Mrs. Claus). It won the Emmy in 2011 for Outstanding Short-Format Animated Program.
America’s Funniest Home Videos – Season 19
Spread The Word
With over 500,000 words you’d think the English language has a word for everything. But dig a little deeper and you’ll find it doesn’t. In a new fun and fast-paced local series, Indigenous comedians and Language Warriors Bjorn Stewart and Katie Beckett introduce you to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander words you never knew you needed. Each episode features an Indigenous community member sharing a word from one of over 300 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages. The words describe a unique situation for which there is no correlating English word.
What are you looking forward to watching on Disney+ this week?