It’s Friday and time to take a look at what’s been added to Disney+ in the United Kingdom and Ireland today. There is plenty of new content to choose from including the second episode of “The Beatles: Get Back” and much more.
Here’s the rundown:
“The Beatles: Get Back” – Episode 2
Directed by three-time Oscar-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson (“The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, “They Shall Not Grow Old”), “The Beatles: Get Back” takes audiences back in time to the band’s intimate recording sessions during a pivotal moment in music history. The documentary showcases the warmth, camaraderie and creative genius that defined the legacy of the iconic foursome, compiled from over 60 hours of unseen footage shot in January 1969 (by Michael Lindsay-Hogg) and more than 150 hours of unheard audio, all of which has been brilliantly restored. Jackson is the only person in 50 years to have been given access to these private film archives. “The Beatles: Get Back” is the story of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr as they plan their first live show in over two years, capturing the writing and rehearsing of 14 new songs, originally intended for release on an accompanying live album. The documentary features – for the first time in its entirety – The Beatles’ last live performance as a group, the unforgettable rooftop concert on London’s Savile Row, as well as other songs and classic compositions featured on the band’s final two albums, Abbey Road and Let It Be.
A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa
Celebrate the season with all your favorite Muppets in this heartwarming and hilarious holiday movie. Whoopi Goldberg, Uma Thurman, Nathan Lane and other sensational guest stars join our fuzzy friends on a wild and wacky Christmas adventure full of side-splitting laughs and memorable music. When Gonzo forgets to mail three letters to Santa, he convinces Kermit and the gang to help him deliver the notes to the North Pole. Along the way, they discover that Christmas is the time to be with those you care about most, as they dash home to make a friend’s Christmas wish come true. Letters To Santa is hours of holiday fun for the entire family!
Puppy for Hanukkah
A Disney Channel Music video featuring Hamilton’s Daveed Diggs.
2000’s Greatest Tragedies
From 9/11 to Hurricane Katrina, this documentary covers a decade of tragedies, featuring the stories of survivors and experts.
Worst Weather Ever?
As the world’s weather gets wilder, warmer and weirder, experts investigate the effects of our changing climate. Could it be making tornadoes and hurricanes more powerful?
Blood Rivals: Lion vs. Buffalo
In Africa, no other herbivore rivals the buffalo with its brute force and collective strategy.
Heroes of the Mediterranean
A trip to the Spanish coast with Manu San Felix and Paul Rose from Pristine Seas Expeditions. While they make this journey, a simulation is made of what the same journey will look like in 2030.
The Kangaroo King
Big Red – one kangaroo’s epic battle against the outback. The parched central deserts of the red heartland of Australia are home to the toughest kangaroo on the planet – the mighty Red. Above all, this is a story of survival against the odds and what it takes to endure drought, heatwave, and bushfire. Red struggles to prove his strength, not only against others of his kind, but against the very land itself.
Black Swan (2010)
Nina, a ballerina, gets the chance to play the White Swan, Princess Odette. But she finds herself slipping into madness when Thomas, the artistic director, decides that Lily might fit the role better.
Angel Falls: A Novel Holiday (2019)
Hannah is forced to keep her pride aside and work with her rival Ryan in order to help a budding writer find inspiration.
The Rock (1996)
A dishonest Brigadier General Frank Hummel threatens the government to launch rockets on the city of San Francisco. However, a mild-mannered chemist and an ex-convict team up to stop the general.
Garden State (2004)
Andrew, a young troubled man, returns home after a decade to attend the funeral of his mother. However, what follows ahead is a journey of self-realization that changes him forever.
Big Trouble in Little China (1986)
Jack Burton, a truck driver, gets dragged into the mysterious underworld beneath Chinatown where he faces an ancient sorcerer named Lo Pan.
After a minor earthquake in LA, a newly formed volcano erupts from under the city. Initially reluctant and disbelieving, the city officials rush to the rescue along with a plucky seismologist.
What are you going to be watching on Disney+ this week?