It’s Friday and time to take a look at what’s been added onto Disney+ in Australia and New Zealand, which includes a brand new Pixar Sparkshort plus some new library content, which includes lots of 9/11 themed documentaries from National Geographic.
Here’s the rundown:
Pixar – Sparkshort – Twenty Something
Adulting can be hard. Some days you’re nailing it, while other days, you’re just a stack of kids hiding in a trench coat hoping no one notices. Gia finds herself in this exact scenario the night of her 21st birthday. This is a story about the insecurities of adulting and how we’re all just faking it till we make it.
The extraordinary untold story of Ten House, the firehouse right next to the Twin Towers. Its firefighters were the first ones in and the last ones out on 9/11. Using rare archive of the day and dramatic testimony, their courage and sacrifice is revealed. Many lives were saved as a result of their safe evacuation of thousands of office workers. They became New York’s most iconic band of brothers. Though the twin towers were obliterated, the iconic firehouse that served them remained standing. And in surviving, Ten House and its firefighters began a new life as the focus of America’s grief – and pride -for the fallen heroes of 9/11. It is a destination for many thousands of visitors to New York – a living memorial to the Ten House heroes.
9/11 Rescue Cops
The extraordinary untold story of the heroism and sacrifice of the NYPD’s elite rescue squad – the Emergency Service Unit – on 9/11. New York City’s Emergency Service Unit (ESU) is a unique institution in law enforcement; not only is it the busiest Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team in America, the ESU is also one of the top urban rescue units in the world. Indeed it is often said when New Yorkers are in trouble they call the NYPD, and when the NYPD is in trouble they call the ESU. The vital role played by the ESU on 9/11 has long been overlooked, but now for the first time – using previously unseen archive material and moving first-hand testimony – we tell the truly inspirational story of the 9/11 rescue cops.
9/11 Control the Skies
A tense look at the small team of 9/11 air traffic controllers who, following the morning’s four devastating crashes, had to bring 167 planes to ground without incident.
National Geographic revisits that day with a collection of powerful, immersive stories of people who were intricately associated with and impacted by the event
9/11: The Plane that Hit the Pentagon
What happened behind the walls of one of America’s most secretive buildings on September 11, 2001, the day that forever changed the world.
The Women Of 9/11
For the first time, after two decades, the women whose lives changed forever on September 11th tell their full stories of survival, pain and redemption in this landmark special hosted and executive produced by Robin Roberts.
George W. Bush: The 9/11 Interview
This documentary reveals exclusive, first-person insight into the man at the epicenter of U.S government’s decisions in the face of the deadliest terrorist attack launched on American soil. President George W. Bush tells his first-person story, starting with his morning jog before a school visit where he first learned the nation was under attack. He opens up with candid details and personal experiences on the grueling hours and pressure-packed days following the attacks. George W. Bush: The 9/11 Interview also opens a new window into his personal account, with never-before-released archival footage and exclusive materials directly from the George W. Bush Presidential Library.
What are you going to be watching on Disney+ this weekend?