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. It’s another bumper week of new content, with lots of new Disney+ Originals including a new episode of “Hawkeye” and a new series “Foodtastic”. Plus there are some new originals from South Korea including “Snowdrop”. It’s also a big week for new films with two recent cinema releases heading to Disney+.
Here’s the rundown:
Note: List is subject to change
Wednesday 15th December 2021
Ron’s Gone Wrong
Barney is a socially awkward schoolboy who receives a robot named Ron — a walking, talking, digitally connected device that’s supposed to be his best friend. Barney is excited to finally have his own robot — until his new toy starts to hilariously malfunction, drawing the attention of a shady executive who wants to protect his company’s stock price at all costs.
Hawkeye – Episode 5
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.
Foodtastic – 11 Episodes
“Foodtastic” is an immersive global competition series in which highly skilled artists create extravagant scene work and larger-than-life sculptures made entirely out of food. From vegetables and butter to fruit and cheese, these everyday items are transformed into works of art. Each episode is rooted in iconic Disney IP and the food-based builds are an extension of that world. “Foodtastic” is hosted by Emmy Award winner Keke Palmer (Disney+’s “The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder”) with FLOUR SHOP founder Amirah Kassem and NYC’s City Cakes founder Chef Benny Rivera serving as food art experts.
Queens – Episode 4
Brianna faces some unexpected emotions and circumstances in her home life, but she finds support amongst her Queens. Meanwhile, Jill continues to struggle with her romantic relationships, and Naomi grapples with the truth behind the identity of JoJo’s father.
Dopesick – Episode 7
Richard Sackler and Purdue work the system to prevent their drug from being reigned in, Bridget has a breakthrough in her mission, Betsy has hit rock-bottom while Finnix explores new avenues, and Rick and Randy ready their criminal case.
Grey’s Anatomy – Season 18 – Episode 9
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A small-town Oregon teacher and her brother, the local sheriff, discover a young student is harbouring a dangerous secret that could have frightening consequences.
Our Kind of People
“Our Kind of People” takes place in the aspirational world of Oak Bluffs on Martha’s Vineyard, a historical stronghold where the rich and powerful Black elite have come to play for over 50 years. Strong-willed single mom Angela Vaughn sets out to reclaim her family’s name and make an impact with her revolutionary hair care line that highlights the innate, natural beauty of Black women, but she soon discovers a dark secret about her own mother’s past that will turn her world upside-down and shake up this community forever. The show is a soapy, thrilling exploration of race and class in America and an unapologetic celebration of Black resilience and achievement.
Black-ish – Season 6
A man tries to get his family to mingle with the neighbours and form a rapport with them in an effort to fit in and find his place in society.
Disney’s Magic Bake Off – New Episodes
Three teams of two young pastry chefs race against the clock to design a Disney-inspired cake in the hopes of being named “Disney Baking Champion.”
Gigantosaurus – Season 3 – 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.
Men on a Mission (Ahneun Hyungnim) – Premiere
Male comedians play high school students, welcoming star `transfer students’ every week and engaging in battles of witty humour and slapstick.
Snowdrop – Premiere
“Snowdrop” follows two students, who will be played by Jisoo and Jung Hae-in, that are caught up in a whirlwind romance in South Korea. The television series is set in 1987, a pivotal year in the country’s history that saw a nationwide mass movement that forced the ruling government to hold elections.
Blackpink: The Movie
Exclusive interviews and concert footage highlihgting the career of Korean pop group Blackpink, as the quartet celebrate five years in the business.
Friday 17th December
Arendelle Castle Yule Log: Cut Paper Edition
Hand-crafted from paper art by Brittney Lee, Walt Disney Animation Studios’ acclaimed visual development artist on “Frozen” and “Frozen 2,” this warm and inviting hearthside scene sets a festive holiday mood. Stylized cut-out paper flames combine with imaginative visual effects (including a touch of snow provided by Elsa) and silhouetted images of Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Kristoff and Sven to add to your holiday fun and enjoyment.
The Magic Maker
This Thanksgiving, famed magician Adam Trent breaks the No. 1 rule of magic and puts magic in the hands of everyday people to help them with the biggest and most emotional moments of their lives. Whether it’s helping a U.S. soldier “magically” reappear to his family after serving overseas or teaching a nervous young man to “walk on water” for his marriage proposal, Adam Trent spends this holiday amazing and astonishing viewers while making dreams come true.
While David confronts Kevin, a group of armed men intervene. Now locked in a mental facility with Elijah, the two find their superhuman abilities being questioned by Ellie, a secretive psychiatrist.
What are you planning on watching this week on Disney+?