It’s Friday and time to take a look at what’s been added onto Disney+ in the United States today, which includes a new documentary about the legendary Abbey Roads Studios and much more.
Here’s the rundown:
Beauty and the Beast: A 30th Celebration
The special presentation includes live never-before-seen musical performances and features brand-new sets and breathtaking costumes inspired by the classic story. Each performance is created to pay homage while also adding to the iconic story for viewers at home. Songs from the original animated classic will be performed in front of a live audience at Disney Studios.
“‘Beauty and the Beast’ is a timeless story and we’re so fortunate to work with creative mastermind Jon M. Chu and veteran director Hamish Hamilton to bring a modern twist to this beloved classic for an unforgettable night of Disney magic,” said Craig Erwich, president, Hulu Originals and ABC Entertainment. “Stacked with unforgettable performances, this will be a must-see special event for fans of the original and for the new generation being introduced to this cherished tale.”
If These Walls Could Sing
“If These Walls Could Sing,” a Disney Original Documentary, gives exclusive access to the most famous and longest-running studio in the world, Abbey Road Studios. In this personal film of memory and discovery, director Mary McCartney guides us through nine decades to tell the stories of some of the studio’s most iconic recordings — and the people who made them happen.
From writer and director, Alice Rohrwacher, and Academy Award®-winning producer, Alfonso Cuarón, “Le Pupille” is a tale of innocence, greed and fantasy. This live action short is about desires, pure and selfish, about freedom and devotion, and about the anarchy that is capable of flowering in the minds of girls within the confines of a strict religious boarding school at Christmas.
Heroes of the Long Road Home with Martha Raddatz
A behind the scenes look at how the `Long Road Home’ series tracked the twists and turns of the journey home from combat of the soldiers of the 2-5 Cav
Sicilian Mafia boss Totò Riina, known as `the boss of bosses’ gets his comeuppance when he is finally arrested in Palermo, Italy, after living as a fugitive and on the run for 23 years.
Muppets Most Wanted (Sing-Along Version)
The Muppets set out on a global tour, performing in locations that include Berlin, Madrid, Dublin and London. Just after they perform in Berlin, they find themselves involved in a jewel heist.
Where Oceans Collide
Central America, an ancient strip of land, linking massive continents, twisted and shaped over eons by volcanic fire, punishing storms and raging seas. Its brutal beginning made a home for some of the most diverse wildlife in the world. Tuna hunt together, corralling fish into a magnificent moving ball, parrots make a home in the seemingly unhospitable active volcanoes and the forest floor is covered with tropical army ant soldiers marching side by side, tearing into almost every living creature that falls into their clutches.
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.