It’s the start of a new week and time to take a look at what’s coming to Disney+ this week in the United States. The biggest new release of the week is the National Geographic’s The Right Stuff, which is a brand new drama series, along with some new additions to the library including X2.
Note : Subject to change & titles may change depending on your region
Here is the full rundown:
Friday October 9th
The Right Stuff –
Episode 101 – “Sierra Hotel”
It’s 1959 and Russia is winning the space race. In order to compete, The United States forms NASA and chooses to recruit the nations best test pilots to form what will become the Mercury Astronauts. Among these test pilots are the golden boy John Glenn, the reckless Alan Shepard, and Gordo Cooper, whose broken marriage could cost him a place at the program.
Episode 102 – “Goodies”
The press descends upon the domestic lives of the astronauts. Shepard and Gordo wilt under the limelight while Glenn thrives. Glenn secures a deal with Life Magazine that grants exclusive access to all seven astronauts in return for life-altering compensation. By the time the astronauts arrive in Florida to begin work, even Shepard has come to understand the power they now hold.
Weird But True – Episode 309 – Cooking
Carly and Charlie are planning a surprise party and are in charge of the menu. There’s just one problem, neither of them knows how to cook. The duo attempts a basic burger, but that turns into a disaster. The only way to master the art of cooking is to learn from the experts at the Culinary Institute of America.
Magic of Disney’s Animal Kingdom – Episode Three – Happy Birthday, Gino!
Gino, the most admired western lowland gorilla at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, celebrates his 39th birthday with animal manager Rachel, who’s known Gino since he was a teen. Gino’s presented with a storybook-worthy cake, but festivities are stalled when he struggles to overcome a chest infection. Meanwhile, animal keeper Lori notices a lump on beloved alpha lioness Kinsey, which requires urgent medical attention, but transporting the 300-pound cat to the Veterinary Treatment Room poses a challenge. Over at The Seas with Nemo & Friends at EPCOT, aquarist Amanda, who’s expecting her first child, prepares to welcome another little ray of sunshine into the world: a spotted eagle ray pup. At Discovery Island, trainer Katelyn teaches two newly arrived macaws, Santiago and Emmett, the navigation skills needed to become members of the Winged Encounters flight team.
One Day At Disney Short –Episode 145 – “Gabriela Clark: Creative Print Marketing”
Discover the intricacies of creating a Disney print marketing campaign with Gabriela Clark. From overseeing photoshoots to coordinating massive studio print campaigns, Gabriela and team are responsible for creating some of the first images fans are able to see of new Disney projects.
After a “black ops” specialist abducts Xavier, imprisons his students and steals Cerebro, Night Crawler joins forces with Magneto to rescue their brethren and forestall a holocaust.
“The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader”
Young Lucy, Edmund and their cousin cross through a painting into a magical land where they sail with King Caspian to help Narnian lords banished by an evil usurper of the throne.
Oil Spill of the Century
Documentary examining the sinking of oil tanker the Amoco Cadiz on the French coast in 1978, revisiting the site of the disaster to see how the environment has recovered.
Explore a rugged world where wolves, mustangs, chameleons, and nest-raiding genets fight for survival, and storks raise their young on a cliff’s edge.
What are you looking forward to seeing 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.