It’s the start of a new week and time to take a look at what’s coming to Disney+ this week in Australia and New Zealand, which includes a number of brand new original films, plus the debut of “Amsterdam” on Disney+.
Here’s the rundown:
Note: This list is subject to change
Tuesday 6th December 2022
Welcome To Chippendales – Episode 4
The outrageous story of Somen “Steve” Banerjee, an Indian immigrant who became the unlikely founder of the world’s greatest male-stripping empire—and let nothing stand in his way in the process.
Bleach: Thousand Year Blood War S1 (New Episode)
No episode details have been provided
Wednesday 7th December 2022
Willow – Episode 3
An epic period fantasy series with a modern sensibility set in an enchanted land of breathtaking beauty, “Willow” features a diverse international cast with Jonathan Kasdan, Ron Howard, Wendy Mericle, Kathleen Kennedy, and Michelle Rejwan serving as executive producers. The story began with an aspiring magician from a Nelwyn village and an infant girl destined to unite the realms, who together helped destroy an evil queen and banish the forces of darkness. Now, in a magical world where brownies, sorcerers, trolls, and other mystical creatures flourish, the adventure continues, as an unlikely group of heroes set off on a dangerous quest to places far beyond their home, where they must face their inner demons and come together to save their world.
The Santa Clauses – Episode 5
Scott is taken to the Yule-verse where he learns the truth about how he came to be Santa. Meanwhile things at the North Pole get worse as more elves disappear and Christmas spirit is all but destroyed. Scott returns from the Yule-verse and, with Noel, heads back to the North Pole to save Christmas. Before he can, he is quickly captured by Simon. Carol, Cal and Sandra race back to the North Pole to help Scott.
The Mysterious Benedict Society – Season 2
In the second season, Reynie, Sticky, Kate and Constance, the four gifted orphans who were recruited by the eccentric Mr. Benedict, embark on another mission to save the world from the nefarious plans of his twin brother Dr. L.D. Curtain. When the kids discover that Mr. Benedict and Number Two have been kidnapped, they must piece together the riddles and clues within a perilous scavenger hunt set by Mr. Benedict to foil Curtain’s latest scheme. Relying on only their wits, intellect, and empathy, the charming group of misfits embark on a globe-trotting adventure by air, land, sea and pie truck, calling upon their special skills to solve the mysteries and rescue their lost comrades. Along the way, the kids experience the growing pains that come along with being part of their new “found family,” while remaining true to their unique selves. In the process, they discover what true happiness really means.
The Simpsons – New Episode
Homer is stunned by his feelings of rage and resentment when Grampa becomes a doting stepfather to his girlfriend’s quirky young son. Lisa and Bart throw the ultimate slumber party.
The D’Amelio Show – Season 2 – New Episodes
A trip home to Connecticut stirs up mixed emotions for Dixie and Charli. Dixie wonders whether Noah is more loyal to his fans than his loved ones. Charli questions whether to pursue a new business venture, while struggling with her skin.
Abbott Elementary – Season 2 – New Episode
When the eighth-grade science class participates in an egg drop activity, Janine insists her second-grade class joins in. Even when the science teacher and Gregory tell her that her students aren’t ready for physics lessons, Janine is determined to prove them wrong. Then, when Barbara is shocked at the clothing one of her student’s parents wears, she learns to not judge someone solely based on their appearance.
Eureka! – New Episodes
A young inventor designs contraptions in hopes of making the world a better place and moving her prehistoric community into a more modern era.
The Villains of Valley View – New Episodes
When teenage supervillain Havoc stands up to the head of the League of Villains, her family members are forced to change their identities and relocate to a sleepy Texas suburb.
Gigantosaurus (S3, New Episodes)
Four curious young dinosaurs named Rocky, Bill, Tiny, and Mazu go on adventures while following their herd. Rocky is the courageous one, Bill is the most timid, Tiny is the smallest yet most playful, and Mazu is the most inquisitive. The four friends look at things such as mapping the stars and searching for flowers but most importantly, they are asserting their independence and learning to do things away from the safety of the herd.
Big Sky – Season 3 – Mid-Seaon Finale
When shocking new evidence surfaces from the “Bleeding Heart Murder Case,” Jenny and Beau team up with Cassie and achieve a major breakthrough. Buck struggles with his moral ambiguity, and cracks begin to form in his and Sunny’s marriage.
Sumo Do, Sumo Don’t! – Episode 8
The summer training camp is over, and the fall tournament is near. The four members of the Kyoritsu sumo club are determined to win their first match. However, Ryota is unable to stay focused. Meanwhile, Kawarada from the ekiden club joins the sumo club, creating a team of five. In the women’s tournament, Honoka is matched up against Mayu.
Set in the ’30s, it follows three friends who witness a murder, become suspects themselves, and uncover one of the most outrageous plots in American history.
Edge of the Unknown with Jimmy Chin S1
Jimmy Chin interviews top athletes who undergo challenging conditions as they constantly face death in their endeavours that require extraordinary feats of mental and physical strength
The Incredible Dr. Pol: Season 20
Dr Jan Pol has been a practicing veterinarian for more than half his life. In 1981 he and his wife, Diane, opened a vet business out of their home, and over the years it has grown to service more than 19,000 clients. Set in Central Michigan’s farm country, this reality series follows Dr Pol and the work done at Pol Veterinary Services. Specializing in large farm animals, Dr Pol treats horses, pigs, cows, sheep, alpacas, goats, chickens and even an occasional reindeer. The program also features Dr Brenda Grettenberger, who has worked with Dr Pol since 1992.
For Life: Seasons 1-2
After being sentenced to lifelong incarceration for a crime he did not commit, Aaron Wallace learns the law and litigates cases for other inmates while seeking justice for himself.
Car SOS: Season 10
The hosts, along with a special car restoration team, refurbish classic four-by-fours of several clients spread across the UK and Europe.
Evil Genius: Season 1 – Australia Only
For centuries, brilliant minds have changed and shaped the world. However when genius is used for evil, the results are some of the most twisted, inventive, and outrageous crimes in history.
Future Man: Season 3 – Australia Only
Josh Futterman, a janitor and an avid gamer, completes the game ‘Biotic Wars’. However, the game’s main characters, Tiger and Wolf, appear and task him with preventing the extinction of human beings.
Revenge of Others S1 (New Episodes)
A boy falls to his death at school, but Ok Chanmi does not believe that her twin brother, Park Wonseok, committed suicide. Chanmi transfers to her brother’s school, Yongtan High, and meets Ji Sooheon, who witnessed her brother’s death.
Ben Gri S1 (New Episode)
The life of Fuat Akıncı, a successful and respected lawyer, changes when his daughter experiences an unfortunate event. Seeking revenge, Fuat responds to mysterious messages sent to his phone that will eventually turn his life upside down and make him confront his past in the middle of darkness and light.
Pink Lie S1 (New Episode)
Young men and women move into the Pink House, each carrying one lie about themselves, be it their occupation, age, or academic background. Whirlwinds of emotions break out in the face of unraveling truth. Identities reveal as the relationships walk the tight rope between love and reality.
Bob’s Burgers S13 (New Episode)
Louise suspects there’s something sinister afoot during a Halloween field trip to an apple orchard. Meanwhile, Tina and Gene hope to win the school costume parade.
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Nayuta Azumi is a young game developer who creates games on his own without the help of any major companies or distributors. He is nicknamed the “Banksy of the game industry,” as no one knows him. After a certain incident, he decides to lead a quiet life.
Yakuza Lover – New Episode
Feisty college student Yuri dreams of a man who will love her for who she is. After running into trouble at a party, she is saved by Toshiomi Oya, who hands her his business card. However, the card has a yakuza group’s name on it! Toshiomi is drawn to Yuri’s strong resolve, while Yuri is drawn to his gentlemanly ways. The star-crossed lovers are caught up in a passionate romance, and their love grows deeper with each challenge they overcome. This is the story of a most dangerous romance.
Thursday 8th December 2022
Fleishman Is In Trouble – Episode 5
Toby investigates Rachel’s disappearance. Libby invites him on a trip to New Jersey.
Solo Amor Y Mil Canciones
On the 10th anniversary of Violetta’s release, Tini gets together with her former castmates to celebrate, giving her fans an intimate, unique, and unforgettable show. Tini, Jorge Blanco, Candelaria Molfese, and Mercedes Lambre gave the audience a night to remember with their new versions of five of the show’s songs.
Friday 9th December 2022
Idina Menzel: Which Way To The Stage?
This intimate and inspirational film follows Tony Award-winning icon Idina Menzel on her path to realize a lifelong dream: headlining a concert at Madison Square Garden in her hometown of New York City. Featuring never-before-seen performance footage alongside raw and vulnerable interviews, the documentary follows Idina on an intimate journey as she juggles the challenges of being a working mom and wife on a grueling travel schedule while preparing to take the stage at the legendary arena.
Night at the Museum: Kahmunrah Rises Again
In “Night at the Museum: Kahmunrah Rises Again,” Nick Daley is following in his father’s footsteps as night watchman at the American Museum of Natural History, so he knows what happens when the sun goes down. But when the maniacal ruler Kahmunrah escapes, it is up to Nick to save the museum once and for all.
The Muppet Christmas Carol – Extended Edition
Tis the season for love, laughter and one of the most cherished stories of all time. Join Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy and all the hilarious Muppets in this merry, magical version of Charles Dickens’ classic tale. Michael Caine gives a performance that’s anything but “bah, humbug!” as greedy, penny-pinching Ebenezer Scrooge. One fateful Christmas Eve, Scrooge is visited by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future. Together with kind, humble Bob Cratchit (Kermit the Frog) and his family, these Spirits open Scrooge’s eyes — and his heart — to the true meaning of Christmas. This new version will include the song the “When Love is Gone”,
It’s a Wonderful Binge
Many years after their first Binge, Hags, Andrew, Sarah, and Kimi face the realities of adulthood as the annual Binge Day is moved to Christmas Eve. Amidst the chaos, Hags plans a proposal to Sarah, and Andrew deals with his rocky relationships.
Weekend Family Christmas
The series tells the story of what happens every weekend, which sees Fred taking care of his girls Clara (15), Victoire (12) and Romy (9). Each has a different mother with whom she lives during the week. A new stepmother joins in this happy mix when Fred falls madly in love with Emma, a Canadian doctoral student in child psychology.
The American Rescue Dog Show
A dog competition featuring rescued companions as they compete for a slew of “best in” titles; Rob Riggle and Joe Tessitore host, with Monica McNutt serving as sideline correspondent; celebrity guest judges make special appearances.
Criminal Minds S16 (New Episode)
In “Criminal Minds: Evolution,” the FBI’s elite team of criminal profilers come up against their greatest threat yet, an UnSub who has used the pandemic to build a network of other serial killers. As the world opens back up and the network goes operational, the team must hunt them down, one murder at a time. Cast members from the original series reprising their roles include Joe Mantegna, A.J. Cook, Kirsten Vangsness, Aisha Tyler, Adam Rodriguez and Paget Brewster. Zach Gilford joins the dynamic cast as a recurring guest star in a season-long arc.
Saturday 12th December 2022
The First Responders – New Episode
First responders are said to have two hearts: one that beats for themselves, while the other beats for civilians. Crisis strikes. A police station and a fire station adjoining each other cooperate in combating crime and fire in the most brutal and tragic.
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.