It’s Friday and time for some new Disney+ Originals, which include the finale of “Encore”, “The World According To Jeff Goldblum” and “Pick of the Litter”, plus the debut of the “Short Circuit” series, which is a experimental program where anyone at Walt Disney Animation Studios can pitch an idea and potentially be selected to create an original, innovative short film with the support of the studio and their fellow artists.
Here is the rundown:
Diary of a Future President – Episode 102 – “The New Deal”
After learning Gabi has a new boyfriend, Elena worries about maintaining her role in the family. Bobby meets his match on the tennis court, and Sam helps Gabi deal with the loss of her favorite sandwich when it’s abruptly taken off the lunch menu.
Encore! – Finale – Episode 112 – “Anything Goes”
Forty-four years ago, high school classmates from Los Angeles High School in Los Angeles, California performed the Broadway classic “Anything Goes.” Now, the cast returns to reprise the roles of their youth with the help of Broadway professionals.
Izzy loves proving people wrong. Born with a condition that stiffens her joints and limits their movement, Izzy has gone on to win four world championships in taekwondo. But her superpower is not just in her extremely hard work and dedication, but in the giving of herself to teach others the sport. It’s her leadership that sets her apart as a hero, and now, she joins Marvel’s Hero Project.
The World According to Jeff Goldblum – Finale – Episode 112 – “Jewelry”
Jeff learns all that glitters is ‘gold’ when he takes a shimmering journey to unveil the extravagant joy of JEWELRY, including a visit to the jewelry masters who craft custom gold-and-diamond-encrusted Grillz for wealthy celebrity clients. He also discovers how sparkles play a large role at an Indian wedding; visits the HQ of a diamond foundry; and gets swept up in a New Orleans street parade.
One Day At Disney – Episode 108 – “Este Meza: Lucasfilm Events”
Lucasfilm’s Este Meza blurs the line between reality and fantasy for Star Wars fans through one of a kind events and character appearances. From curating bespoke celebrations to testing the functionality of interactive droids, Meza spends his days creating immersive experiences for fans of all ages around the world.
Disney Family Sundays– Big Hero 6: First Aid Kit
The Gubaney’s and Amber team up for a project based on Disney’s Big Hero 6.
Pick of the Litter – Finale – Episode 106 – “Together at Last”
The graduating dogs meet with their puppy raisers before they go home with their new partners.
Short Circuit – Full Collection Available – Episode 101 to 114
Short Circuit is an experimental program where anyone at Walt Disney Animation Studios can pitch an idea and potentially be selected to create an original innovative short film with the support of the Studio and their fellow artists. The goal of the program is to take risks, surface new and diverse storytelling voices at the Studio and experiment with new technical innovation in the filmmaking process.
Here is the full rundown of all the shorts coming to Disney+ on Friday:
An adventurous young boy discovers that puddles can be portals to a fantastical world, but struggles to get his sister’s attention away from her phone to see the magic in the world around her.
Life is hard enough for an exchange student at a new school, butas the only earthling at a school for aliens, the central character in this fanciful story is the ultimate outsider and must prove her worthto be accepted by her unusual new classmates.
This clever bit of balderdash lifts the lid on an original tale abouta hijacked hairpiece, a gang of larcenous leprechauns, and a budding romance.
Just A Thought
An awkward 12-year-old boy named Ollie experiences “bubble trouble” when his true feelings for a girl are embarrassingly revealed in the form of a physical thought bubble.
A story-centered around the true meaning of creating a home and the life that it holds inside its walls.
Lightning In A Bottle
During a thunderstorm, a young boy’s effort to capture lightning in a glass bottle as part of a science fair project succeeds beyond his wildest expectations, but is shocked when he discovers the consequences of this unnatural feat.
Grim desperately needs one more soul to win his work competition, but his last scheduled collection at a rigorous bike race turns his world upside-down. At the finish line, he learns that life is not always about the trophy at the end of the race.
A young girl faces off against an evil hairdresser as she goes through imaginative lengths to avoid her first haircut.
A commuter’s disappointment in missing the bus turns into a colorful and unexpected joyride when the surrounding street art bursts to life, revealing the heart of the city from an entirely new perspective.
A grieving martial artist pays tribute to her recently departed teacher by creating a painted world using a magical form of kung fu.
A newly-formed raindrop falls to earth for the first time and has an unlikely and heartfelt encounter with a young girl that proves to be uplifting for both.
A luminous, ethereal stag bounds effortlessly through a dark expanse of the universe, leaving a galaxy of stars in its wake. When it accidentally creates a black hole that threatens to devour everything in sight, the stag is forced to make a decision that will leave a lasting impression.
Elephant In The Room
A lost baby elephant is taken in by a boy and his father to work on their banana plantation. As the two quickly bond, the boy discovers that his new best friend yearns for her family and home in the wild.
A child wants to play fetch with her pet. Unfortunately he’s wandered deep into an imposing forest.
What are you excited to see on Disney+ this week?
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.