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, which includes the new “Haunted Mansion” film, plus a new British original series and a special short to celebrate Disney’s 100th anniversary.
Here’s the rundown:
Note: This list is subject to change
Monday, 16th October 2023
Once Upon A Studio
An all-star ensemble of beloved characters from Walt Disney Animation Studios come together in Once Upon a Studio for a joyful, entertaining and emotional reunion as they assemble for a spectacular group photo to mark Disney’s 100th anniversary. Featuring 543 characters from more than 85 Disney feature-length and short films, Once Upon a Studio welcomes heroes and villains, princes and princesses, sidekicks and sorcerers—in all-new hand-drawn and CG animation—to celebrate 10 decades of storytelling, artistry and technological achievements.
Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs – 4K Version
When Snow White, a princess, is exiled by her stepmother, an evil queen who wants to kill her, she runs into a forest. Soon, she is rescued by seven dwarfs who form a friendship with her. This restored version of the 1937 classic is the result of the combined efforts of the Walt Disney Studios Restoration and Preservation team, working closely with key artists from Walt Disney Animation Studios
Wednesday, 18th October 2023
Coleen Rooney: The Real Wagatha Story
The three-part Disney+ Original series looks at the jaw-dropping libel case that gripped the nation in 2022. The incredible story will be told through exclusive access to the woman at the heart of it all, Coleen Rooney finally speaks alongside interviews with her family, legal team and key players involved in the resulting trial. Uncovering one of the biggest tabloid news stories in Britain for the last decade, it reveals how Coleen turned amateur online sleuth to find an explanation for why private stories concerning herself and her family continued to appear in the media. It examines the circumstances that led to her infamous Instagram post that ‘broke the internet’ all the way to Coleen successfully defending herself in one of the UK’s highest-profile High Court defamation cases of recent years. As well as the case itself, it will explore how Coleen has had her life played out in public for the last 20 years. We know her as one of Britain’s most famous celebrities and wife of England’s record-scoring footballer Wayne Rooney.
Inspired by the classic theme park attraction, Walt Disney Pictures’ “Haunted Mansion” is about a woman and her son who enlist a motley crew of so-called spiritual experts to help rid their home of supernatural squatters.
How To Be A Carioca
The series tells the story of Irene (Argentina), Matthias (Germany), Nabil (Syria), Laila (Israel), and Karima (Angola), who all arrive in Rio de Janeiro for different reasons. Each experiences the beauty and chaos of this wonderful city – and each runs into trouble along the way. Fortunately, they meet a unique “corner cutter” who helps them work through their dilemmas: Francisco, the quintessential Carioca. In the process, they purge prejudices, open themselves up to new cultures, adopt different perspectives, and become advocates for inclusion and equality. Irene, a staunch atheist, has to navigate religious syncretism in Rio in order to fulfill her mother’s dying wish. Matthias, a rigorous and inflexible symphony conductor, discovers that improvisation is a pillar of creativity. Nabil, a refugee, intends to take advantage of the freedoms native to Rio to provide a better life for his family. Laila, who has just been discharged from the army, learns from a young boy that the greatest way to take advantage of life’s offerings is to expand one’s worldview. Karima, a renowned poet, teaches Rio’s elite to be proud of their African roots. In the final episode, it’s Francisco who is in need of help: he must employ every ounce of his Carioqueness to determine his future in the city he loves — Rio de Janeiro.
Tokyo Revengers – Season 3 – New Episode
Traveling back in time to middle school, Takemichi rewrites his life story to save his sweetheart.
Kiff (S1, 5 episodes)
Best friends, squirrel Kiff and bunny Barry, who live in Table Town, embark on funfilled adventures and learn important life lessons.
The D’Amelio Show – Season 3 – New Episodes – Finale
From relative obscurity to overnight successes, the D’Amelios face new challenges and opportunities they could not have imagined as they are thrust into the Hollywood limelight.
Living for the Dead (S1)
“Five fabulous, queer ghost hunters criss-cross the country, helping the living by healing the dead. As they explore some of the world’s most infamous haunted locations, they’ll shed light on those not seen and illuminate untold stories. Together they’ll push past boundaries to bring acceptance to the misunderstood – living and dead. This is “Living For The Dead,” Ghost Hunties!
The Worst of Evil (S1, New Episodes)
A husband and wife, both detectives, volunteer to participate in a dangerous mission to stop a drug trafficking organization.
Primal Survivor: Extreme African Safari
Survival expert Hazen Audel treks through Africa’s Great Rift Valley on an extreme expedition to see rare and magnificent wildlife out in the open.
Puppy Dog Pals: Season 5
Puppy brothers Bingo and Rolly like to be around Bob, their owner, and help him do various activities. While he is away, they travel across the neighbourhood and complete exciting missions.
American Horror Story: NYC (Australia Only)
The eleventh season of the American horror anthology television series American Horror Story, subtitled NYC, takes place in 1980s New York City, and focuses on a string of killings involving gay men and the emergence of a new virus.
Welcome To Wrexham – Season 2 – New Episodes
Injuries, the weather and a brutal schedule test Wrexham AFC as the team enters do or die time.
Thursday, 19th October 2023
The Kardashians – Season 4 – New Episode
Kim heads to London for a soccer moms’ trip with her son and friends. Kris wants everyone to find love, so she and Khloé set up Scott on a blind date. Later, Kris worries how Khloé will react if Tristan moves on.
Friday, 20th October 2023
Marvel’s Loki – Season 2 – Episode 3
“Loki” Season 2 picks up in the aftermath of the shocking season finale when Loki finds himself in a battle for the soul of the Time Variance Authority. Along with Mobius, Hunter B-15 and a team of new and returning characters, Loki navigates an ever-expanding and increasingly dangerous multiverse in search of Sylvie, Judge Renslayer, Miss Minutes and the truth of what it means to possess free will and glorious purpose.
Be Our Guest! Behind the Scenes of Beauty and the Beast the Musical
An exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the Beauty and the Beast Musical, which is now showing in Australia.
Marvel Studios’ Werewolf By Night in Color
Now presented in vibrant color, Marvel Studios’ “Werewolf by Night in Color” takes place on a dark and somber night as a secret cabal of monster hunters emerge from the shadows and gather at the foreboding Bloodstone Temple following the death of their leader. In a strange and macabre memorial to the leader’s life, the attendees are thrust into a mysterious and deadly competition for a powerful relic—a hunt that will ultimately bring them face to face with a dangerous monster. Inspired by horror films of the 1930s and 1940s, the chilling special aims to evoke a sense of dread and the macabre, with plenty of suspense and scares along the way as we explore a new corner of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Goosebumps – Episode 6
Mr. Bratt tells the teens about Harold Biddle and the history of the house. In this decades-spanning story, the teens get closer to discovering the truth about what’s haunting Port Lawrence and who might be responsible for it.
What are you looking forward to watching on Disney+ this week? Let us know on social media!
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.