It’s Friday and time for some new content on Disney+ in Australia and New Zealand. Today’s biggest new release is Pixar’s Onward, along with new episodes of Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Be Our Chef. There is also the latest X-Men movie, Dark Phoenix and the National Geographic documentary, Jane Goodall: The Hope.
Here is the full rundown:
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X-Men: Dark Phoenix
The X-Men face their most formidable and powerful foe when one of their own, Jean Grey, starts to spiral out of control. During a rescue mission in outer space, Jean is nearly killed when she’s hit by a mysterious cosmic force. Once she returns home, this force not only makes her infinitely more powerful, but far more unstable. The X-Men must now band together to save her soul and battle aliens that want to use Grey’s new abilities to rule the galaxy.
Jane Goodall: The Hope
JANE GOODALL – THE HOPE begins where JANE (2017) left off. Dr, Jane Goodall arrived at a 1986 conference as a scientist and-after learning the extent of the threat facing chimpanzees-left as an activist. The film begins with this critical transformation and follows Jane through three decades of advocacy work. Jane knew she must take action to protect chimps and other animals living in the wild, to improve the well being of chimps in captivity and to inspire a young generation of change makers for this vital work to continue. In a moment in which the environmental crisis can seem overwhelming, Jane has made it her mission to encourage us all that solutions are within reach. Our cameras capture Jane as she travels over 300 days a year, meeting with everyone from schoolchildren in Zanzibar to Silicon Valley tech giants to Prince Harry, using wisdom, heart and humor to spread a message of hope and show that every individual has the potential be a catalyst and create lasting change. As the 60th anniversary of her arrival to the chimpanzee kingdom in Gombe approaches, she spends time with her family in Tanzania and returns to her wild Eden, reflecting on all the efforts being made to safeguard its future and create a sustainable future for the Earth.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Episode 710 – “The Phantom Apprentice”
Ahsoka and Republic forces confront Maul on Mandalore.
Disney Family Sundays
Episode 125 – “WALL•E: Recycling Container”
In honor of Earth Day, the Mai family builds an eco-conscious craft inspired by Pixar’s “Wall•E.”
Disney Insider Episode 104 – “Mixing a Masterpiece, Dressing Minnie, Disney Heroes”
This week on Disney Insider, we give you a sneak peek on how Walt Disney Animation Studios’ legendary Ink & Paint Department continues to create classic Disney moments in vibrant colors. Fashion designer Guo Pei creates exclusive Lunar New Year looks for Mickey and Minnie. In celebration of the Disney Conservation Fund’s 25th Anniversary and Earth Month, “Disney Insider” follows one of the year’s Conservation Heroes.
One Day At Disney
Episode 121 – “Tia Kratter: Pixar University”
Tia Kratter, Manager of Art and Film Education at Pixar University, helps Pixar artists hone their craft. Kratter sheds light on the immeasurable artistic detail that goes into every film, and spreads her wealth of knowledge to Pixar employees as well as others who want to further their creative education.
Be Our Chef
Episode 105 – “Beyond the Reef”
The Merrill family and Wells family look to sail away with a win in the “Moana” challenge. Just as Moana was able to combine her island life with her adventures at sea, our families must now create a dish that brings both land and sea together in a harmonious way. Families travel to the Land Pavilion at Epcot and meet Moana herself at Magic Kingdom Park for a little land and sea inspiration.
America’s Funniest Home Videos (S12)
Viewers send in home-made videos capturing comical situations, mishaps and staged pranks. The studio audience votes for the funniest video, which wins attractive prizes.
The Olympic Elk
True-Life Adventure featurette; released on February 13, 1952. Directed by James Algar. Depicts the lives of elk living on the Olympia Peninsula in Washington, including their feeding habits, breeding, and battles for supremacy of the herd.
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.