It’s Friday and time to take a look at what’s new on Disney+ in the UK and Ireland. There are multiple new Halloween specials plus some new documentaries, plus one of the best Marvel films “Logan” is finally added to Disney+.
Here’s the rundown:
Muppets Haunted Mansion
The brand-new special will feature a star-studded Muppets cast, celebrity cameos, all-new music and spooky fun for families to enjoy together. “Muppets Haunted Mansion” takes place on Halloween night, when Gonzo is challenged to spend one very daring night in the most grim grinning place on Earth …The Haunted Mansion.
“Under Wraps” follows three 12-year-old friends, Gilbert, Marshall and Amy, as they happen upon and awaken a mummy, which they affectionately name Harold, and must rush to return him to his resting place before midnight on Halloween. Along the way, the team narrowly escapes a nefarious group of criminals intent on selling the mummy to the highest bidder. When Harold is inevitably captured, Marshall, Gilbert and Amy must band together to stand up to the criminals, face their fears and rescue their new—but rather “ancient”—friend.
Mickey’s Tale of Two Witches
On Halloween, Mickey tells Pluto a story about two witches-in-training, Minnie the Wonderful and Daisy Doozy, who must pass four tests to graduate from the Witch Academy in Happy Haunt Hills. While Daisy isn‘t confident about passing, she and Minnie join forces, along with CountMickula and the gang, to defeat a mischievous ghost. Minnie and Daisy learn that working together makes their magic and their friendship stronger.
At this moment, three billion miles away, NASA spacecraft New Horizons speeds through the outer solar system at ten times the speed of a bullet. It is headed where no spacecraft has ever gone before: the last great, uncharted realm of our solar system called The Third Zone. There it will intercept the last unexplored world, the ninth planet, Pluto. No-one yet knows what Pluto really looks like, but one thing is certain: it looks set to revolutionize planetary science forever, because it could answer some of the biggest questions about how our solar system evolved and, ultimately, how the earth was formed.
Naked Molerat: Nature’s Weirdest Superhero
Looks aren’t everything. Despite its appearance, the naked molerat should be envied. It lives to a very old age, never gets sick, and is practically impervious to pain. Scientists want to know why.
The Phantom Cat
Film maker Christian Baumeister travels through the Pantanal in search of South America’s largest and most elusive big cat, the jaguar.
Just Roll With It: You Decide Live!
A Halloween-themed special episode follows the Bennett-Blatt family as they set out to reverse an evil curse and encounter a variety of strange characters and spooky trick-or-treaters along the way.
Hidden Figures (2016)
Three female African-American mathematicians play a pivotal role in astronaut John Glenn’s launch into orbit. Meanwhile, they also have to deal with racial and gender discrimination at work.
Logan comes out of retirement to escort a young mutant named Laura to a safe place. He meets with other mutants, who run from an evil corporation that has been experimenting with them, along the way.
The Omen (1976)
Robert, a married man, agrees to switch his wife’s stillborn baby with an orphaned infant. But as the child grows, a sinister series of events start taking place.
What are you looking forward to watching on Disney+ this weekend?