It’s Friday and time to take a look at what’s been added onto Disney+ in the United States today. The biggest new release is the second episode of the epic mini-documentary series, “The Beatles: Get Back” plus some new library content.
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.
The Queen Family Singalong
This is real life, not just fantasy! In a celebration of Broadway’s reopening, Disney Theatrical Production’s Broadway cast members from “The Lion King” and “Aladdin” will come together to perform a showstopping version of “Don’t Stop Me Now.” Performers include Milo Alosi, Tia Altinay, Lissa DeGuzman, Bonita Hamilton, Mduduzi Madela, Brandon McCall, Michael James Scott and Adrienne Walker. With this special, one-night-only event, ABC is inviting friends and family from around the country to gather in their living rooms, crank up the volume and rock out for an hour of killer Queen hits, performed by musical artists the whole family knows and loves.
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 for the winter, he insists on staying with Mickey and the gang to enjoy all that Christmas has to offer.
Ernest Saves Christmas
The story revolves around a man who attempts to help Santa Claus find a successor. Failure to find one would mean that there would be no Christmas. Will Santa find the right successor?
Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas
Sid gets into Santa’s bad books when he accidentally destroys Manny’s valuable Christmas rock. He travels to the North Pole to get things right but only ends up making things sloppier.
What are you planning on 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.