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 for Christmas. The biggest new release will be “Encanto”, which arrives on Christmas Eve plus the finales of “Hawkeye” and “Dopesick” hit Disney+.
Here’s the rundown:
Note: This list is subject to change.
Wednesday 22nd December 2021
Hawkeye – Episode 6
In this new series, Jeremy Renner reprises his long-time role as Clint Barton/Hawkeye, with Hailee Steinfeld stepping into the role as Kate Bishop.
Dopesick – Episode 8 – Finale
Rick and Randy’s criminal investigation now threatens Richard Sackler’s empire, activists take action against Purdue, and Finnix tries to heal his beloved community that’s been ravaged by addiction.
Queens – Episode 5
As Brianna deals with a painful reminder of Jeff’s infidelity, the group hopes a performance at the American Music Awards will solidify their comeback. Meanwhile, after completing treatment at a rehab facility for her addiction issues, Lauren struggles to identify with her alter ego, Lil Muffin.
Grey’s Anatomy – Season 18 – Episode 9
No episode information has been provided.
Station 10 – Season 5 – Episode 6
Station 19 and Station 23 each attempt to celebrate Thanksgiving following the fallout from the neighborhood explosion. The firefighters come together to cook, toast to loved ones they have lost and celebrate the families they have become.
Bob’s Burgers – Season 12 – New Episode
No episode details have been provided
The Simpsons – Season 33 – New Episode
No details have been provided.
Snowdrop – Episode 3
No details have been provided
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – Season 7 – (Australia Only)
Agent Phil Coulson leads a team of highly skilled agents from the global law-enforcement organisation known as S.H.I.E.L.D. Together, they combat extraordinary and inexplicable threats.
The Con – Season 1 Premiere
Emmy, Grammy, Tony and Oscar winner Whoopi Goldberg narrates this series exploring the troubling tales of people taken in by claims and promises that proved too good to be true, from identity fraud and misleading romance to the high-profile college admission scandal and Fyre Festival. It reveals how the victims were fooled and shows the cost of their false trust — emotional and financial. Featuring interviews with the key people caught up in the cons, including victims and eyewitnesses, and, in some cases, law enforcement and the perpetrators themselves.
Marvel’s Runaways – Season 3 (Australia Only)
The Runaways frantically search for their captured friends Chase, Gert and Karolina. The kids go head to head with an unstoppable enemy who has targeted Leslie – or more accurately, the child she’s carrying. Nico draws them all into a dark realm where its ruler Morgan le Fay, is much more nefarious than anyone the kids have yet to face.
Sydney to the Max – Season 3
Sydney, a middle school student, and her father, Max, encounter different challenges in their daily lives, which they solve thanks to help from her grandmother Judy and their familial bond.
Friday 24th December
A girl in Colombia faces the frustration of being the only member of her family who doesn’t have magical powers.
Far From The Tree (Short)
Parenting is tough, especially when the stakes are high. On an idyllic beach in the Pacific Northwest, curiosity gets the better of a young raccoon whose frustrated parent attempts to keep them both safe. In the all-new Walt Disney Animation Studios animated short, Far From the Tree, this young raccoon will learn that while there is reason to be fearful, as danger lurks around every corner, it is still possible to live with an open heart.
Marvel’s Runaways S2 (NZ only)
The Runaways have left their homes (and evil parents) behind and now have to learn to live on their own. As they scavenge for food, search for shelter, and take care of one another, our kids begin to realize that, for better or worse, they’re stuck with each other. And it’s up to them to take down PRIDE once and for all. But someone sent a mysterious message to Jonah… Is there a mole in the Runaways? Meanwhile PRIDE is focused on finding their children, and Jonah has his own dangerous plan in mind.
Mr. & Mrs. Smith
A husband and wife struggle to keep their marriage alive until they realise they are both secretly working as assassins. Now, their respective assignments require them to kill each other.
Unhappy with his capitalistic lifestyle, a white-collared insomniac forms an underground fight club with Tyler, a careless soap salesman. Soon, their venture spirals down into something sinister.
Alvin And The Chipmunks
The fictional animated singing group Alvin and the Chipmunks created by Ross Bagdasarian have appeared in eight feature-length films since their debut.
Alvin And The Chipmunks: Chipwrecked
The Chipmunks and Chipettes are on a cruise ship when their pranks go overboard. They end up on a deserted, tropical island and soon discover that they are not really alone.
Alvin And The Chipmunks: The Road Chip
Alvin, Simon and Theodore believe that Dave is going to propose to his girlfriend Samantha in Miami. In a bid to retain their place in Dave’s life, the three set out to stop him.
Alvin And The Chipmunks: The Squeakquel
Back in school, Alvin, Simon and Theodore must save the school’s music programme by winning the battle of the bands. For this, they must beat Brittany, Eleanor and Jeanette, also called The Chipettes.
Nick Dunne discovers that the entire media focus has shifted on him when his wife, Amy Dunne, mysteriously disappears on the day of their fifth wedding anniversary.
Birdman Or (The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance)
Riggan Thomson, a fading cinema star, plans to resurrect his career with a passionate Broadway production. However, during rehearsals, his co-star is injured forcing him to hire a new actor.
What are you looking forward to watching on Disney+ this week?