It’s Friday and time for some new content on Disney+ in Australia and New Zealand, today’s biggest new addition is Hamilton, which has been released a year earlier than originally planned due to the current situation and there is also some other new classic content added.
Here is the full rundown:
Hamilton is the story of the unlikely Founding Father determined to make his mark on the new nation as hungry and ambitious as he is. From bastard orphan to Washington’s right-hand man, rebel to war hero, a loving husband caught in the country’s first sex scandal, to the Treasury head who made an untrusting world believe in the American economy. George Washington, Eliza Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson and Hamilton’s lifelong friend/foil Aaron Burr all make their mark in this astonishing new musical exploration of a political mastermind.
Animal ER (S1-2)
The staff at Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists treat pets and exotics from all walks of life. From chihuahuas to elephants, they attempt to save lives.
Man In Space
Space scientists Willy Ley, Heinz Haber, and Wernher von Braun help explain some of the challenges of space exploration, including a discussion of some of the perceived problems of weightlessness. The history of rockets is shown in animation, beginning with 13th-century Chinese experiments. Von Braun unveils a four-stage, passenger-carrying rocket ship that could break free of the earth’s gravitational pull, leading to an animated depiction of man’s first trip into space. This was the first of several Disney shows on space exploration. President Eisenhower requested a print of this film to show the brass at the Pentagon, and it was evidently instrumental in helping to push them into the space program. The doughnut-shaped space station model has been on long-term loan to the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Short Subject (Documentary).
Mars and Beyond
With the help of technical advisers Dr. Wernher von Braun, Dr. Ernst Stuhlinger, and Dr. E. C. Slipher. Walt presents a humorous look at what man might find on Mars, coupled with predictions for the exploration of the planet with an atomic-powered spaceship. Humankind’s place in the universe is explored, from early cavemen’s awareness of the stars through 20th-century writers and scientists who see Mars as a new frontier for future plans to solve the overpopulation and depletion of resources of Earth.
America’s Funniest Home Videos (1989) (S15)
Fantastic Four (2015) (New Zealand)
Four young outsiders teleport to a dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways. Their lives irrevocably upended, the team must learn to harness their daunting new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy.
Pixar in Real Life – “UP: Balloon Cart Away”
When Carl asks real New Yorkers to watch his balloon cart, they get an uplifting surprise.
Disney Family Sundays – “Peter Pan Shadow Box Theater”
Who says you have to grow up? Not the Kurzawa family! They work with Amber on a craft inspired by Disney’s “Peter Pan” that is designed to bring out the child in everyone.
One Day at Disney – “Zama Magudulela: The Lion King Madrid, Spain”
Zama Magudulela brings The Lion King to life through her role as ‘Rafiki’ for Madrid theatregoers every day. Magudulela considers it an honor to bring her African heritage to life for people abroad, and loves to share in the joy and excitement the audience feels during each and every performance.
It’s a Dog’s Life with Bill Farmer – “Movie Star Dogs & Hounds and Horses”
Bill meets dogs who stars in movies. Then, he visits a group of hounds and horses on the hunt.
What are you looking forward to watching on Disney+ this weekend?
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.