It’s Friday, and time to take a look at what’s been added onto Disney+ in Canada today, which includes many new originals plus lots of ESPN content.
Here’s the rundown:
It has been 15 years since Giselle (Amy Adams) and Robert (Patrick Dempsey) wed, but Giselle has grown disillusioned with life in the city, so they move their growing family to the sleepy suburban community of Monroeville in search of a more fairy tale life. Unfortunately, it isn’t the quick fix she had hoped for. Suburbia has a whole new set of rules and a local queen bee, Malvina Monroe (Maya Rudolph), who makes Giselle feel more out of place than ever. Frustrated that her happily ever after hasn’t been so easy to find, she turns to the magic of Andalasia for help, accidentally transforming the entire town into a real-life fairy tale and placing her family’s future happiness in jeopardy. Now, Giselle is in a race against time to reverse the spell and determine what happily ever after truly means to her and her family.
Best In Snow
“Best in Snow” is a festive holiday special, hosted by Tituss Burgess, featuring teams from around the world transported to a magical snowy village, Snowdome, and thrown into a spirited competition to compete for the title of Best in Snow. With the help of Snowdome’s finest carvers, teams will transform their ten-foot, twenty-ton blocks of snow into beautiful creations inspired by Pixar, Marvel, Walt Disney Animation, Walt Disney Studios, and The Muppets Studios. The teams will take family favorites such as Moana, Coco and The Lion King and bring the characters to life in a way you’ve never seen before – in snow! Spectacular snow sculptures and lively musical performances from Tituss Burgess, Kermit the Frog, and DCappella make this an action-packed winter event for the entire family.
Mickey: The Story of a Mouse
One of the world’s most beloved icons, Mickey Mouse is recognized as a symbol of joy and childhood innocence in virtually every corner of the globe. Dreamed up at a low point in Walt Disney’s burgeoning career, Mickey became an overnight sensation when he starred in the first sync-sound animated short, Steamboat Willie. Through the decades that followed, the character evolved into strikingly different versions of himself that reflect both his creator’s remarkable career and dramatic societal shifts in the nation he came to represent.
The Wonderful Autumn Of Mickey Mouse
In a leafy hamlet, Mickey Mouse is determined to undo the failures of his family’s past after inheriting a rundown pumpkin farm from a distant relative, and the epic legend of its futility.
Mickey and the Roadster Racers: Diggity Dog (S1)
The Happy Helpers are pet groomers for The Hot Diggity Dog Show but accidentally shave the perennial champion, Champ, hairless.
Mickey Mousekersize (S1)
This short-form series focuses on the fun of exercising. Iconic Mickey Mouse encourages young viewers to get up and move with Mickey and his animated pals.
Directed by Rudy Valdez, the documentary explores the story of Moore, who was one of the best basketball players in the world when she stepped away from the sport for a remarkable reason: to fight for a man she believed was wrongly imprisoned. In 2019, after four WNBA championships, two Olympic gold medals, a WNBA MVP award, three All-Star MVPs, and a scoring title, Moore decided to take a sabbatical from basketball at the age of 29 to devote herself full-time to working for the release of a man named Jonathan Irons, who was wrongly convicted of burglary and assault and sentenced to 50 years in prison. “Breakaway” chronicles a search for justice, and a relationship that changed the lives of two people forever.
ESPN Films Presents: 144
After the COVID-19 pandemic shut down sports, many leagues were forced to figure out how to save their seasons. The WNBA created a single site at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida where 144 players across 12 teams played 147 games from July to October 2020. Directed by Lauren Stowell & Jenna Contreras, the latter who spent 62 days in the bubble, the documentary explores the season dedicated to social justice and all that the players overcame to get through it: the COVID-19 pandemic, the demands of activism, and the rigors of an unrelenting schedule.
June 17th, 1994
Filmmaker Brett Morgen chronicles events: Arnold Palmer plays his last round at a U.S. Open, the FIFA World Cup kicks off in Chicago, the Rangers celebrate on Broadway, O.J. Simpson leads America on a slow speed chase in a white Ford Bronco.
Marion Jones: Press Pause
“Marion Jones: Press Pause” begins with Marion Jones addressing the world at a press conference. At this conference, she admitted openly and took full responsibility for her use of these performance- enhancing drugs.
Drazen Petrovic and Vlade Divac grew up playing basketball together, from the Yugoslavian national team through being drafted by the NBA. They shared a close bond until the Yugoslavian civil war began in 1991, which damaged their friendship, Vlade grieves about his friend dying before they had a chance to reconcile.
Straight Outta L.A.
Rap icon Ice Cube looks back at his beloved Raiders’ historic move from Oakland to Los Angeles, set against a backdrop of gang warfare, mass immigration and the rise of hip-hop.
The Two Escobars
The tale of how the lives of Colombian footballer Andres Escobar and drug lord Pablo Escobar were intertwined, and the mysterious events that lead to Andres’ death.
Chris Herren had a promising basketball career ahead of him until a drug addiction destroyed his career.
Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. The New York Knicks
Reggie Miller single-handedly crushed the hearts of Knick fans multiple times. But it was the 1995 Eastern Conference Semifinals that solidified Miller as Public Enemy #1 in New York City. With moments to go in Game 1, and facing a seemingly insurmountable deficit of 105-99, Miller scored eight points in 8.9 seconds to give his Indiana Pacers an astonishing victory. This career-defining performance, combined with his give-and-take with Knicks fan Spike Lee, made Miller and the Knicks a highlight of the 1995 NBA playoffs. Peabody Award-winning director Dan Klores will explore how Miller proudly built his legend as “The Garden’s Greatest Villain”.
You Don’t Know Bo
This documentary film takes a close look at the creation of a legend — two-sport athlete Vincent Edward “Bo” Jackson, the only person ever selected to play in the NFL Pro Bowl and the MLB All-Star Game.
Black Panther: In Search Of Wakanda
Exploring the evolution of Black Panther from the comic emerging in the 1960s to the film the world fell in love with in 2018; director Ryan Coogler; Whoopi Goldberg interviews Chadwick Boseman’s widow, Simone Ledward Boseman.
Kate Berlant: Cinnamon in the Wind
A standup comedy experience from Kate Berlant, who the New York Times called a “magnetic improvisational comic” at the forefront of experimental comedy.
Byron Bowers: Spirtual
In his first stand-up special, Byron Bowers talks about the stigma of mental health and how tripping on psychedelic mushrooms made him understand his schizophrenic father and altered the way he feels about his Blackness
What are you going to be watching on Disney+ today?
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.