It’s Friday and time to take a look at what’s been added onto Disney+ in the United Kingdom and Ireland, which includes a brand new film called “Rise” and much more.
Here’s the rundown:
Trevor The Musical
A filmed version of the off-Broadway stage production, “Trevor: The Musical” follows a charming 13-year-old on a turbulent journey of self discovery. After an embarrassing incident at school, Trevor must summon the courage to forge his own path. The musical is based on the 1995 Academy Award-winning short film “Trevor” which ultimately inspired the nonprofit organization The Trevor Project.
Audiences have never seen a story like that of the Antetokounmpos. After emigrating from Nigeria to Greece, Charles and Vera Antetokounmpo (Dayo Okeniyi and Yetide Badaki, respectively) struggled to survive and provide for their five children, while living under the daily threat of deportation. With their oldest son still in Nigeria with relatives, the couple were desperate to obtain Greek citizenship but found themselves undermined by a system that blocked them at every turn. When they weren’t selling items to tourists on the streets of Athens with the rest of the family, the brothers – Giannis (Uche Agada) and Thanasis (Ral Agada)– would play basketball with a local youth team. Latecomers to the sport, they discovered their great abilities on the basketball court and worked hard to become world class athletes, along with brother, Kostas (Jaden Osimuwa). With the help of an agent, Giannis entered the NBA Draft in 2013 in a long shot prospect that would change not only his life but the life of his entire family. And last season, Giannis and Thanasis helped bring the Milwaukee Bucks their first championship ring in 50 years, while Kostas played for the previous season champs, the Los Angeles Lakers.
Battle of the Sexes (2017)
In 1973, the world witnesses one of the greatest tennis matches when the renowned player Billie Jean King competes with the former champion Bobby Riggs, while they deal with personal issues.
Hot Tub Time Machine (2010)
Three friends, Adam, Nick and Lou, are tired of the problems in their lives and decide to visit a winter resort. Their lives change when they are mysteriously teleported to the year 1986.
Meet Dave (2008)
A spaceship which is shaped like a human and made up of many miniature humanoid aliens lands on Earth. The aliens get in trouble when their spaceship’s captain is attracted to a woman, Gina.
Bee Season (2005)
The life of an 11-year-old girl, Eliza Naumann, changes when she is about to participate in the National Spelling Bee. Her introvert father and neurotic mother have a spiritual awakening.
Tom Smith, a trainer, is paired with Seabiscuit, a horse with a slight limp. They form a bond while training and as a result, overcome their disadvantages.
Unfinished Business (2015)
When Dan quits his job and decides to start his own business, two others throw in with him. Things quickly turn chaotic after they come across a promising opportunity and head to Germany.
The Girl Next Door (2004)
Matthew, a high school senior, thinks that he has found the woman of his dreams. However, he soon learns that Danielle, the object of his affection, is a former adult film actress.
John is presumed dead after he fails to return from the Civil War. His wife, Laurel, is set to marry her neighbour, Orin Mecham, but he mysteriously returns after six years.
Borg vs McEnroe (2017)
When legendary tennis player Bjorn Borg realises a young and abrasive American player, John McEnroe, is his biggest competition, a rivalry develops between them.
Backstory: Serena vs. The Umpire (2019)
The story behind one of the biggest sports controversies of 2018 taking a look into Serena Williams’ clash with umpire Carlos Ramos during the 2018 US Open women’s final.
“Pat XO” tells the remarkable story of Pat Summitt as it has never been told before. This raw, authentic portrait takes the camera from the filmmaker’s hands and places it with those who know her best. With Tyler as the lead storyteller, we hear never-before-told recollections from assistant coaches; former players like Chamique Holdsclaw, Tamika Catchings and Michelle Marciniak; and such admirers as Peyton Manning and Kenny Chesney. The archival footage and statistical records woven into the film provide their own insights into a woman who cared about winning but also about elevating her players and her university. If it’s possible to do justice to Pat Summitt, “Pat XO” does it.
The Price of Gold (2013)
The Price of Gold takes a look back at the 1994 Winter Olympics and the scandal that rocked the figure skating world at the time. The two key athletes, Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding were among the favourites to win the gold medal at the games.
This Was The XFL (2017)
In 2001, sports entertainment titans Dick Ebersol and Vince McMahon launched the XFL, a bold challenge since other leagues had attempted to compete with the NFL and ultimately failed.
India’s Wild Leopards
Follow wildlife cameraman Sandesh Kadur into some of India’s most challenging and isolated regions on his mission to discover the secretive lives of leopards.
Botswana is a land of extremes, a myriad iconic realms, moulded by powerful forces. Each environment provides a rich setting, imposing its own rules and challenges on the animals that make their home here.
Mariana Van Zeller Investigates
Go behind the scenes with Mariana Van Zeller, as she reveals all the gritty details of reporting on the criminal underworld.
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.