It’s Wednesday and time to take a look at what’s new on Disney+ in Australia and New Zealand today, which includes the premiere of a brand new Australian Original series and much more.
Here’s the rundown:
The Artful Dodger
An irreverent follow up to Dickens’ Oliver Twist exploring the adult double life of Charles Dickens’ famous prince of thieves. Set in 1850’s Australia, in the lively colony of Port Victory, we meet Jack Dawkins, The Artful Dodger, who’s transferred his fast fingers as a pickpocket to the nimble skilled fingers of a surgeon. Dodger’s past returns to haunt him with the arrival of Fagin, luring him back into a world of crime. A greater threat – to Dodger’s heart – is Lady Belle, the Governor’s daughter, determined to become the colony’s first female surgeon. From heists to life-and-death surgeries, from soirées to street violence, this is a tale of reinvention, betrayal, redemption and love with a twist.
The Santa Clauses – Season 2 – Episode 5
The return of an old friend helps the North Pole prepare for battle against the Mad Santa.
The Simpsons – Season 35 – New Episode
Bart and Lisa must dig into Marge’s past to show they really know her when a bad birthday present breaks her heart; Homer becomes a neighborhood fear-monger.
Aruna’s Magic (Season 1)
A world that is going through a solar crisis. In it, a gray Rio de Janeiro is the place where the young Mima lives. She’s a teenager who does her best to hide her strange power of hyper-empathy while magic seems increasingly distant. However, when participating in an important competition, Mima ends up facing a challenge that makes her lose control of this mysterious gift. As she walks away from her teammates, the young woman reveals a spell performed 300 years ago. And with that, she will wake up three Guardian Witches.
The Boss – Season 2
“The Boss” is a dramedy that narrates, in an ironic and humorous tone, the adventures of Eliseo, a first-class building superintendent who, behind the back of the homeowners’ association that hired him, uses and abuses his power to surveil and meddle. A building is a universe whose ecosystem works under its own dynamics and specific rules — the superintendent knows each one perfectly well. He lives there, works there, and absorbs every detail of the inhabitants’ lives. But underneath his seemingly submissive and servile appearance hides a talented schemer. A mask of humility and honesty is his most resourceful weapon. Knowledge is his power. He knows everything about his neighbors: their names, schedules, jobs, bonds, weaknesses, and tastes. His brain is constantly recording everything that goes on. With that advantage over his “victims”, he devises strategies to influence each of them and can accurately anticipate how they will react to his moves. The power game over his neighbors is like that of the cat and mouse. According to his whims, his mood, or the need to defend his job at all costs, he can cause wide-ranging damage. He also imparts justice and protects those he deems meek. He acts like a god in his own land.
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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.