It’s Friday and time to take a look at what’s new on Disney+ in Australia and New Zealand. There is plenty of new content to watch today including a new episode of WandaVision being the main addition plus a brand new Marvel documentary series “Behind The Mask” plus lots of library content to enjoy including Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella.
Here’s the rundown:
Marvel’s WandaVision – Episode 6
Marvel Studios presents “WandaVision,” a blend of classic television and the Marvel Cinematic Universe in which Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany) – two super-powered beings living idealized suburban lives – begin to suspect that everything is not as it seems. The new series is directed by Matt Shakman; Jac Schaeffer is head writer.
Africa’s Hidden Wonders
From savage deserts and active volcanoes to immense lakes and rivers, Africa is a land of extremes. Across this awe-inspiring continent, nature’s beasts battle for survival in some of the world’s harshest conditions.
Marvel Battleworld: Mystery of the Thanostones (s1)
Iron Man, along with Captain Marvel, Spider-Ham, Groot, and Throg, try to figure out what the Mad Titan Thanos wants and why they’ve been brought to this strange, new world.
Marvel’s Behind the Mask
Marvel’s Behind the Mask will explore the power of identity behind the world’s most iconic Super Heroes we know and love today.
From the very inception of comic books, secret identities have been an integral part of both Super Heroes and Villains leading “normal” lives. But it’s the characters beneath that resonate within us across generations of fans. Since the advent of the Marvel Age of Comics in the early 1960s, Marvel’s writers and artists have used the notion of identities to examine the evolving concept of equal rights. These legendary Marvel creations and stories have not only reflected the world outside our window – they have become a reflection of our own identities and who we truly are.
Marvel’s Behind the Mask will feature guests from across Marvel’s 80-year legacy, including the writers and artists behind the rise of characters like Black Panther, Miles Morales, Ms. Marvel, Luke Cage, the X-Men, Captain Marvel, and many other characters in the Marvel Universe, highlighting Marvel’s impact on pop culture and media.
Inside Pixar: Portraits – Second Batch
A documentary series of personal and cinematic stories that provide an inside look into the people, artistry, and culture of Pixar Animation Studios.
Portraits: Patty Bonfilio, Director of Facility Operations
Synopsis: No two days are the same for Patty Bonfilio. From hosting major events to outfitting offices to simply keeping the studio running, Patty is at the center of it all. As Pixar’s Director of Facility Operations, she knows the inner workings of Pixar’s campus and culture like no one else. Join her on a VIP tour of the grounds and all of its hidden gems.
Portraits: Rachelle Federico, Production Assistant
Synopsis: Rachelle Federico always dreamt of working at Pixar, even if it meant a complete career overhaul. As Production Assistant on Pixar’s Soul, her hard work might not always be that glamorous, but she considers it an important and essential need in the creation of an animated film. Plus, she’s loving every minute of it.
Portraits: Barney Jones, Music Editor
Synopsis: Barney Jones is a master of many musical instruments and styles. As a Music Editor, he uses these talents to help shape the storytelling and emotion of a Pixar film. During his free time, he uses these same talents to make Pixar just a little more magical and fun.
Portraits: Cynthia Lusk, Director of International Production
Synopsis: Director of International Production Cynthia Lusk takes us into the fascinating world of localization. From translations to graphics to even changes in animation, Cynthia and her team work to make sure that Pixar’s films can connect and resonate to fans and families throughout the world.
Portraits: Marylou Jaso, Pastry Chef
Synopsis: Marylou Jaso has the sweetest job at Pixar – literally. As Pixar’s Pastry Chef, she spends each day creating the confections and sweet treats that delight, inspire, and help feed the studio’s creativity.
Like Mike 2 – Streetball
A clumsy youngster’s magical shoes turn him into a basketball champion. However, it is not long before his ego gets in the way and starts ruining things for him.
Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella
In “Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella,” when Cinderella’s cruel stepmother prevents her from attending the Royal Ball, she gets some unexpected help from her Fairy Godmother. The 1997 movie was directed by Robert Iscove, written by Robert I. Freedman, and choregraphed by Rob Marshall. Whitney Houston, Debra Martin Chase, Craig Zadan, and Neil Meron served as Executive Producers. Chris Montan was a Producer and Robyn Crawford was an Associate Producer.
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.