It’s Friday and that means its time for some new content on Disney+ and it’s a bumper week for new releases in the US and Canada, with big movies such as Solo: A Star Wars Story and X-Men: Days of Future Past, along with new National Geographic and Disney Channel shows. However, for those that are outside of the US, it’s a little light on new releases.
Note – Availablity may vary between countries
Here is the full rundown:
Hamilton: History Has Its Eyes On You (Global)
This special is an intimate discussion about the groundbreaking film that has become a global phenomenon and features “Hamilton”’s creator, its director and cast members of the original Broadway production. A Harvard Historian also shares insight on the historical relevance and accuracy of the production. Earlier today, Roberts shared a first look with “Good Morning America” viewers. From cast members sharing personal memories and stories about their participation in the groundbreaking Broadway show to what it means to them to be part of this project, this conversation will enhance the “Hamilton” experience for all Disney+ subscribers.
“X-Men: Days of Future Past” (US)
The unstoppable characters from the original X-Men film trilogy join forces with their younger selves in an epic struggle to change the past and save our future.
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (US)
Young demigod Percy Jackson sets off on a quest to find the Golden Fleece in the Sea of Monsters. His half-brother Tyson and friends Annabeth and Grover join hands with him to help him find it.
Critter Fixers: Country Vets (S1) (US/Canada)
100 miles south of Atlanta, Dr. Hodges and Dr. Ferguson are two longtime friends who own and operate Critter Fixer Veterinary Hospital. Together with their loving staff, Drs. Hodges and Ferguson treat and care for over 20,000 patients. Between emergency visits to the office, and farm calls throughout rural Georgia – the Critter Fixers are constantly bombarded with unique cases you only see in the country.
Gigantosaurus (S1) (US/Canada)
Four curious young dinosaurs named Rocky, Bill, Tiny, and Mazu go on adventures while following their herd. Rocky is the courageous one, Bill is the most timid, Tiny is the smallest yet most playful, and Mazu is the most inquisitive. The four friends look at things such as mapping the stars and searching for flowers but most importantly, they are asserting their independence and learning to do things away from the safety of the herd.
Secrets of the Zoo (S3) (US/Canada)
One of the largest and most popular zoos in the US, Ohio’s renowned Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and its conservation park The Wilds, houses more than 10,000 animals on 12,000 acres. It’s also the part-time home of beloved wildlife guru Jack Hanna, the zoo’s director emeritus. Now, Nat Geo Wild is taking viewers inside the grounds and allowing them to experience what visitors can’t: compelling, heartwarming stories, and behind-the-scenes moments and adventures. `Secrets of the Zoo’ introduces both the animals and the legions of workers who create unforgettable connections between people and wildlife.
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (Season 1) (US/Canada)
Hosted by world-renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, this thirteen-part ground-breaking series will venture to new worlds, trace our roots back to the hearts of ancient stars, and travel across the universe for a vision of the cosmos on the grandest scale.
Solo: A Star Wars Story (US/Canada)
Young Han Solo finds adventure when he joins forces with a gang of galactic smugglers and a 190-year-old Wookie named Chewbacca. Indebted to the gangster Dryden Vos, the crew devises a daring plan to travel to the mining planet Kessel to steal a batch of valuable coaxium. In need of a fast ship, Solo meets Lando Calrissian, the suave owner of the perfect vessel for the dangerous mission — the Millennium Falcon.
Disney Family Sundays – “Lilo and Stitch: Family Tree” (Global)
Ohana is the name of the game for Amber and the Green family in this craft inspired by Disney’s “Lilo and Stitch.”
One Day at Disney – “Marc Smith: Story Artist” (Global)
Marc Smith, Director of Story, Frozen 2 at Walt Disney Animation Studios, shows how a drawing can become the key to a moving, emotional story. As he sketches characters, Smith emotionally engages with his work to create a bond between himself and the character. Marc blurs the line between fiction and reality, resulting in a lifelike portrayal on the screen.
It’s a Dog’s Life with Bill Farmer – “Movie Star Dogs & Hounds and Horses” (Global)
Bill meets a dog who rescues people in avalanches. Then, he visits six luggage-sniffing beagles.
What are you going to be 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.