It’s the start of a new week and time to take a look at what’s coming to Disney+ in the week ahead in the United States. There are plenty of new movies being added to the Disney+ library this week, including Maleficent, in addition to the 31st season of the animated series, The Simpsons.
Here is the rundown of this week’s new releases in the US:
Note – Content may vary depending on your country and is subject to change
Thursday October 1st
Maleficent is a kind-hearted fairy, who is deceived by the love of her life, Stefan. Soon, she places a curse on his daughter, Aurora, in order to exact revenge.
Friday October 2nd
The Simpsons – Season 31
Everyone’s favorite family is back for the 31st season of the longest running scripted primetime show in television history, “The Simpsons.” With an all-star lineup of guests including Bill Porter, Jane Goodall, Jason Momoa, Cate Blachett, and Kevin Feige, special musical performances from the likes of Weezer and John Legend, and fan-favorite episodes “Thanksgiving of Horror” and “Treehouse of Horror XXX,” the latest season joins Disney+’s comprehensive collection of more than 600 episodes, “The Simpsons Movie,” and animated shorts “Maggie Simpson in ‘Playdate with Destiny’” and “Maggie Simpson in ‘The Longest Daycare.”
Magic of Disney’s Animal Kingdom – Episode Two – Kenya, the Gutsy Giraffe
On the Harambe Wildlife Reserve, Kenya, a Masai giraffe, steps up for a pedicure that could make Disney history as animal keeper Rory and the team attempt to provide unique hoof health by training her to undergo a “nail” trim, voluntarily. Kenya proves to be a very apprehensive patient, but the team perseveres knowing one small step for her is one giant leap for the park’s giraffes. Meanwhile, out on the savanna, African elephant Mac, — the park’s biggest resident — has a routine checkup that reveals a mouthful of mystery. Over in the Affection Section at Rafiki’s Planet Watch, it’s make or break for a much smaller resident, Popcorn, a rescued chicken with an egg problem who requires surgery. Behind the scenes, Disney Imagineers, including the visionary Joe Rohde, dream up a magical palm tree that illuminates the elephants during the park’s evening safari.
Mr Holland’s Opus
A passionate musician reluctantly accepts a “day job” as a high school music teacher to support his family, which leaves him little time for his own compositions and dreams.
Weird But True – Episode 308 –Our Solar System
Charlie learns that the Global Space Administration is looking for researchers and explorers to go on the Interplanetary Expedition – a one-way trip to explore the solar system. Carly is nervous because a one-way ticket means that they would never come back! So, both she and Charlie head to the Mars habitat in Hawaii to experience what it is like to live in outer space. Renowned astrophysicist Michio Kaku is a special guest star, playing fictional character Buster Infinity.
One Day At Disney Short- Episode 144 – “Pablo Tufino: Ride Show Technician”
Pablo Tufino, Computer Ride Show Technician at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park, provides a glimpse into the twilight transformation of Pandora – The World of Avatar. The change from day to night brings the Pandoran world to life, and through the illumination of custom lighting and automations each area of the land is given a unique look and feel that continues to amaze guests…and Pablo!
Zenimation Extended Edition
Unplug, relax, and refresh your senses for a moment of mindfulness with Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Zenimation -an animated soundscape experience. Whether it’s baby Moana being called by the ocean, Anna and Kristoff walking through an icy forest, or Baymax and Hiro Hamada flying over San Fransokyo, these iconic scenes become an aural experience like no other with the sounds of ocean waves, an icy forest and soaring flight. Zenimation pays tribute to both the visual and sound artists who have created Walt Disney Animation Studios’ legacy of films. Created and edited by David Bess. From Walt Disney Animation Studios
Cheaper by the Dozen 2
Tom Baker, a retired coach, takes his family on a vacation to relax and spend time with his children, who are all growing up. However, they are soon drawn into a battle against his old rival.
Secrets of the Zoo: Down Under (s1)
This insight into Sydney’s Taronga Zoo provides exclusive access to a conservation success story. Over a century old and nestled in Sydney Harbour, Taronga’s home to more than 5000 creatures and hundreds of keepers.
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.