It’s Monday and time to take a look ahead at what’s coming to Disney+ this week, which includes a brand new Disney+ Original series, “Diary of a Future President”. There is also some new library content coming this week including shows from National Geographic and Disney Channel like Wild Russia. Most of the new library content had originally been scheduled to arrive on Disney+ on the January 1st, but were held back a couple of weeks.
All of the Disney+ Originals will be released globally, however the library content that will be added on Wednesday may vary country to country.
Here is a preview of what’s coming up this week on Disney+:
Wednesday, January 15
America’s National Parks (Season 1)
The audience will experience North America’s natural wonders with its iconic wildlife as you have never seen them before. Strong story telling let the audience discover the fascinating interactions in wild habitats they thought they were familiar with.
Continent 7: Antarctica (Season 1)
In an environment not conducive to human survival, it’s easy to understand why “Continent 7” is the first-ever global long-form documentary series filmed in Antarctica. Scientists and survival experts join forces on the ice, underneath it, and atop mountainous peaks — fighting brutal conditions along the way — to conduct life-changing research. These scientists and the community play a vital role in many urgent fields of science, from climate change to studies of glacier movement, active volcanoes and the search and tagging of marine megafauna that calls this ice home. The six-episode series also pays tribute to the mountaineers, mariners and helicopter pilots, among others, who help keep the scientists safe at work.
Dog: Impossible (Season 1)
Dog behaviour specialist Matt Beisner and his team help owners learn how to handle their aggressive and misunderstood animals, and rescue and rehabilitate dogs from local shelters that have been turned away by other facilities.
Marvel Super Hero Adventures (Shorts) (Season 2-3)
Spider-Man teams with other Marvel heroes, in this short-form series, to teach the benefits of friendship, co-operation and heroism.
Muppet Babies Show and Tell (Shorts) (Season 1)
Pull up a chair and join Miss Nanny as the Muppet Babies take her around the playroom and beyond for an amazing Show and Tell!
Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja (Season 1-2)
Randy Cunningham is a ninth-grader who is an unlikely hero with a superhuman ninja suit, the NinjaNomicon. Randy uses the suit and help from his best friend, Howard, to battle evil while trying to survive high school and guard his secret identity — all while trying to protect his school and the world from certain destruction. Seems like an average life for a high-school freshman, right?
The Lodge (Season 2)
After the death of her mother, teenager Skye returns with her father to North Star Lodge, the family-owned hotel where her mother was raised years earlier, to get a fresh start. She quickly makes friendships with the locals who live in and work at the country lodge. Skye must rely on her new friends for help when she finds out that her father plans on selling the lodge. Because it contains so many memories for her family, Skye becomes determined to change her dad’s mind and keep the hotel in the family.
Wild Russia (Season 1)
Wild Russia is a landmark High Definition series charting a journey across this vast land that stretches from Europe to the Pacific Ocean.
Covering 11 time zones, this huge country contains a wealth of unspoilt natural wildernesses – beyond the huge cities of Moscow and St. Petersburg, a primal world with rough mountain summits, wild rivers and an unmatched flora and fauna reveals itself.
Through unprecedented access we showcase the wild spectacle that is the Russian continent. Across six dramatic episodes we explore this diverse and even exotic country. Russia is a place of superlatives proving that size does matter. Few countries are home to such extraordinary mammals: the Amur Tiger is the world’s largest cat; the Polar Bear is the world’s largest land predator; massive brown bears scour the rivers in search of salmon. The Russian skies are home to the world’s largest owl and majestic sea eagles. In the freezing northern waters, walruses and Beluga whales hunt for fish. It also provides a refuge for some for some incredibly rare species – including the beautiful and elusive Amur Leopard.
Friday, January 17
Premiere – Diary of a Future President – Episode 101 – “Hello World”
Elena battles a series of curve balls at school, as she forgets to do a homework assignment for the first time ever and struggles with whether or not to keep a secret about her former best friend. Meanwhile her mom, Gabi, has a hard time telling her kids about her new boyfriend, Sam.
Encore! – Episode 111 – “Ragtime”
Eleven years ago, high school classmates from Pacifica Christian High School in Santa Monica, California performed the Broadway classic “Ragtime.” Now, the cast returns to reprise the roles of their youth with the help of Broadway professionals.
Tokata is a storyteller, and a leader among the indigenous youth for whom she advocates. Her activism has succeeded in shining a light on the legacy of her community and she has worked hard to amplify the voices of other indigenous children by giving them the tools and platforms to tell their own stories. Now, Marvel celebrates Tokata in a story of her own, immortalized in her own comic book.
The World According to Jeff Goldblum – Episode 111 – “Pools”
Jeff Goldblum takes a dip into the world of POOLS and follows his curiosity about its impact and ability to break boundaries. Jeff’s journey includes experiencing an LA water park, an aqua-therapy center and NASA’s neutral buoyancy lab, where he discovers firsthand the unique qualities of water and our relationship to it. He even tries his hand at synchronized swim routines in the process.
One Day At Disney – Episode 107 – “Jose Zelaya: Character Designer”
Jose Zelaya, a cartoon-loving child turned Character Designer at Disney Television Animation, shares what it’s like to create some of Disney Channel’s most beloved characters. This all access short shares Jose’s journey from El Salvador to America while taking a deep look into the world of character development and design.
Pick of the Litter – Episode 105 – “Meet Your Match”
The dogs in advanced training take their final exams in the hopes of being matched with clients.
What are you looking forward to watching on Disney+ this week?
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.