It’s Friday and time to take a look at what’s new on Disney+ in Australia and New Zealand. There is plenty of new content to watch on Disney+ today including new episodes of multiple Disney+ and Star Originals, along with two brand new documentary films.
Here’s the rundown:
Playing With Sharks
From National Geographic Documentary Films, two-time Emmy®-nominated director Sally Aitken and WildBear Entertainment, “Playing with Sharks” captures the life of Valerie Taylor—a woman ahead of her time whose life’s work has become the basis for much of what we know about sharks today. A fearless diver, cinematographer and pioneering conservationist, Valerie is a living legend and icon. Through remarkable underwater archival footage, along with interviews with Valerie herself, “Playing with Sharks” follows this daring ocean explorer’s trajectory from champion spearfisher to passionate shark protector.
From executive producers Dwayne Johnson (“Jungle Cruise”) and Dany Garcia from Seven Bucks Productions, and directed by Kurt Mattila, “Stuntman” chronicles the highs and lows of veteran Hollywood stuntman, Eddie Braun as he attempts what many argue is the most dangerous stunt in cinematic history. Following in the footsteps of his childhood idol, Evel Knievel, Braun reflects on having survived multiple car crashes, explosions, and death defying leaps over the course of his 30+ year career in film and television. Now, in his mid-50s and contemplating retirement, Braun decides to cap off an extraordinary career by recreating Evel Knievel’s infamous unsuccessful Snake River Canyon rocket jump. In 2018, “Stuntman” made its world premiere at the LA Film Festival, taking home the Audience Award choice winner for Best Documentary Feature.
High School Musical – The Musical – The Series – Season 2 – Episode 11
It’s opening night, and Nini hypes up her anxious castmates for their performance in front of the competition judge. But no East High opening night is complete without unexpected visitors, second chances, and big decisions about everyone’s futures — together and apart.
The Mysterious Benedict Society – Episode 6
After winning a scholarship competition, four gifted orphans are recruited by the peculiar Mr. Benedict for a dangerous mission to save the world from a global crisis known as The Emergency. Reynie, Sticky, Kate, and Constance must infiltrate the mysterious L.I.V.E. Institute to discover the truth behind the crisis. When the headmaster, the sophisticated Dr. Curtain appears to be behind this worldwide panic, the kids of “The Mysterious Benedict Society” must devise a plan to defeat him.
Star Wars – The Bad Batch – Episode 13
“Star Wars: The Bad Batch” follows the elite and experimental clones of the Bad Batch (first introduced in “The Clone Wars”) as they find their way in a rapidly changing galaxy in the immediate aftermath of the Clone War. Members of Bad Batch—a unique squad of clones who vary genetically from their brothers in the Clone Army—each possess a singular exceptional skill that makes them extraordinarily effective soldiers and a formidable crew.
Bob’s Burgers – Season 11 – Episode 18
Bob gets into a four-car fender bender outside the restaurant and finding out who’s at fault proves to be harder than he thought
Family Guy – Season 19 – Episode 20
Cleveland, Quagmire and Peter share stories of athletic accomplishments from their youth.
Rebel – Episode 9
Rebel’s personal life becomes headline news and she begrudgingly distances herself from the Stonemore Medical trial.
Love, Victor – Season 2 – Episode 6
Pilar’s new friend Rahim reaches out to Victor for guidance. Victor and Isabel reach a boiling point
M.O.D.O.K – Episode 10
It’s Lou’s Bar Mitzvah, and M.O.D.O.K. has to round up more people to attend the proceedings. When he fails to get kids from the mall, he rounds up all the has-beens and villains he met over the course of the first 9 episodes.
Disney Duck the Halls: A Mickey Mouse Christmas Special
It’s touch-and-go for Donald when, instead of heading south for the winter with Daisy and all the other ducks, he insists on staying with Mickey and the gang to enjoy all that Christmas has to offer.
Chariots of Fire
Two men, Harold Abrahams and Eric Liddell, race for the gold in the 1924 Olympics. While one runs for his faith, the other participates to leave prejudice behind
What are you going to be watching on Disney+ this weekend?