It’s the start of a brand new week and time to take a look at what’s coming to Disney+ in the United States this week, which includes a brand new film from Walt Disney Studios plus some classic animated shorts.
Here’s the rundown:
Note: This list is subject to change
Tuesday, 5th September 2023
ALL WET (1927)
Hot dog vendor Oswald the lucky rabbit takes a break from the daily grind and poses as a lifeguard to impress lovely beachgoer Fanny Cottontail. When Fanny’s pretend distress turns into real trouble, Oswald rows to the rescue and the pair make waves as they battle their way back to shore.
TROLLEY TROUBLES (1927)
“Trolley Troubles” launched Walt Disney’s Oswald the Lucky Rabbit cartoon series (although it was actually the second short to go into production) and features Oswald as a trolley conductor trying to keep things on track. Along the way, he faces a cabin full of rowdy bunny passengers, impossibly steep hills, a stubborn cow, a charging goat and other obstacles.
Star Wars: Ahsoka – Episode 4
Set after the fall of the Empire, “Star Wars: Ahsoka” follows the former Jedi Knight Ahsoka Tano as she investigates an emerging threat to a vulnerable galaxy.
The episode will be released at 6PM PT / 9PM ET
Wednesday, 6th September 2023
The Little Mermaid
“The Little Mermaid” is the beloved story of Ariel, a beautiful and spirited young mermaid with a thirst for adventure. The youngest of King Triton’s daughters and the most defiant, Ariel longs to find out more about the world beyond the sea and, while visiting the surface, falls for the dashing Prince Eric. While mermaids are forbidden from interacting with humans, Ariel must follow her heart. She makes a deal with the evil sea witch, Ursula, which gives her a chance to experience life on land but ultimately places her life – and her father’s crown – in jeopardy.
I Am Groot – Season 2
The troublemaking twig returns to mischief in the second season of “I Am Groot.” This time, Baby Groot finds himself exploring the universe and beyond aboard the Guardians’ spaceships, coming face-to-face—or nose-to-nose—with new and colorful creatures and environments. Vin Diesel is back as the voice of Groot in five all-new shorts.
9/11: One Day in America (S1, 6 episodes)
Examining the harrowing moments of the historic morning of September 11th, 2001.
The Three Detectives
Kim, Franzi, and Marie have what other girls can only dream of: their very own detective club!
Doc McStuffins: The Doc & Bella Are In!
In this brand new short-form series inspired by Disney Junior’s Peabody Award-winning “Doc McStuffins,” Doc welcomes Bella Bunnynose (voiced by Kate Micucci), an adorable plush bunny who dreams of being a toy doctor just like Doc. Bella joins the toys in the clinic and learns from Doc as her intern. The series’ lead voice cast, including Laya DeLeon Hayes (as Doc), Lara Jill Miller (as Lambie), Robbie Rist (as Stuffy), Jess Harnell (as Chilly) and Loretta Devine (as Hallie), will reprise their roles in the shorts.
Friday, 8th September 2023
2000s Greatest Tragedies (special)
Look back at the series of tragedies that took place between 2000 and 2009.
Bin Laden’s Hard Drive (special)
Taken from the compound where Osama bin Laden was killed, experts use 470,000 digital files to piece together a roadmap into the mind of the ruthless mass murderer
George W. Bush: The 9-11 Interview (special)
Former US President George W Bush discusses his role in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. How he reacted to the tragedy and the pressures he faced to both help US citizens and seek immediate revenge.
BONE TROUBLE (1940)
This first official entry in the Pluto cartoon series finds our intrepid pup on the run after stealing a bone from Butch the bulldog, and finding refuge in a carnival “Hall of Mirrors.” His initial fear of the distortions leads to a fun-filled adventure where he takes advantage of the mirrors to fend off Butch.
Walt Disney enlisted former colleagues Hugh Harman and Rudy Ising to help create this underwater Silly Symphony. Ocean waves form merbabies who are summoned to an aquatic circus playground on the ocean floor, where they interact with a parade of seahorses, starfish and other marine life, before disappearing into the surface from which they came.
MICKEY’S KANGAROO (1935)
Mickey and Pluto spring into action when an Australian friend sends a boxing kangaroo and her child their way. Pluto is hopping mad at first when the visitors wreck his new doghouse and eat his food, but Mickey welcomes the opportunity to have a boxing partner. All’s well that ends well as they come together as a most unusual extended family.
PLAYFUL PLUTO (1934)
Pluto tries to help Mickey with some spring cleaning and leaf gathering, but the day descends into chaos with the arrival of a whirlwind, a leaky hose with a mind all its own, and a fly invasion. Pluto gets into a sticky situation with a roll of flypaper, which leads to some of his most memorable scenes.
PLUTO, JUNIOR (1942)
Pluto and Pluto Junior are enjoying a lazy afternoon snooze when the playful pup tangles with a ball, a balloon, a worm, a bird, and a clothesline. Pluto rescues his son from a precarious situation, gets hung up in the process, but manages to land with a splash.
THE BARN DANCE (1929)
Minnie Mouse has to choose between two dance partners, as clumsy Mickey competes with the more experienced Pete for the pleasure of her company. Mickey uses balloons to make himself lighter on his feet, but gets busted and comes up short.
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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.