It’s Friday, and time to take a look at what’s been added onto Disney+ in the United States today, which includes multiple holiday specials.
Here’s the rundown:
The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special
In this Special Presentation, the Guardians, who are on a mission to make Christmas unforgettable for Quill, head to Earth in search of the perfect present. The Marvel Studios’ Special Presentation stars Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, featuring Vin Diesel as Groot and Bradley Cooper as Rocket, Sean Gunn and The Old 97’s with Michael Rooker and Kevin Bacon.
The Hip Hop Nutcracker
RUN DMC’s Rev Run brings us along for a hip-hop reimagining of The Nutcracker ballet set in New York City. It’s the night of the annual New Year’s Eve block party and Maria-Clara’s (Caché Melvin) mom and pop (Allison Holker Boss and Stephen “tWitch’ Boss) aren’t getting along … and it’s bringing her down. Maria-Clara embarks on a holiday adventure to bring her parents back together, finding help along the way from the magical toymaker, Drosselmeyer (Comfort Fedoke), and the Nutcracker (Du-Shant “Fik-shun” Stegall) whom she brings to life.
Maria-Clara’s journey takes her from the streets of New York to fantasy worlds where she battles with mice and toy soldiers (Viktor White, BDash, Kevin “Konkrete” Davis”), and back in time to the Land of Sweets in order to find the key to unlock her holiday wish. Will it be enough to rekindle her parents’ lost love before the clock strikes midnight? The special features best-in-class dancers Mikhail Baryshnikov, Tiler Peck, KidaTheGreat AKA Kida Burns, the Jabbawockeez as magical snowflakes, and more.
Heroes of the Sky: The Mighty Eighth Air Force (Special)
Experience the story of the airmen that seismically shifted the Allies fortunes during World War II, known as the Mighty Eighth Airforce. Featuring never before seen archival footage.
Life and Death in Paradise: Crocs of the Caribbean (Special)
Survival on the Caribbean islands of Cuba and Hispaniola requires adaptation. Over time, new species, such as the bizarre, venomous solenodon, have formed. Few adaptations are as dramatic as that of the Cuban crocodile, which has grown longer legs and is now more at home on land than any other crocodile.
Two pre-teen siblings find a million pounds in stolen cash and must use it before the adoption of the Euro makes the cash redundant.
what are you looking forward to 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.