It’s Friday and time to take a look at what’s arrived on Disney+ in the United States today. The biggest release for today is “Cruella” hitting Disney+ Premier Access, plus we get the finale of “The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers” and a new short series “Launchpad” plus much more. There is also a brand new Star Original series “Rebel” plus much more.
Here’s the rundown:
Friday 28th May
Cruella – Premier Access
Academy Award® winner Emma Stone (“La La Land”) stars in Disney’s “Cruella,” an all-new live-action feature film about the rebellious early days of one of cinemas most notorious – and notoriously fashionable – villains, the legendary Cruella de Vil. “Cruella,” which is set in 1970s London amidst the punk rock revolution, follows a young grifter named Estella, a clever and creative girl determined to make a name for herself with her designs. She befriends a pair of young thieves who appreciate her appetite for mischief, and together they are able to build a life for themselves on the London streets. One day, Estella’s flair for fashion catches the eye of the Baroness von Hellman, a fashion legend who is devastatingly chic and terrifyingly haute, played by two-time Oscar® winner Emma Thompson (“Howards End,” “Sense & Sensibility”). But their relationship sets in motion a course of events and revelations that will cause Estella to embrace her wicked side and become the raucous, fashionable and revenge-bent Cruella.
Disney’s “LAUNCHPAD” is a collection of live-action shorts from a new generation of dynamic storytellers. Six filmmakers from underrepresented backgrounds were selected and provided with the opportunity to share their perspectives and creative visions that will show audiences what it means to be seen. Inspired by life’s journey, these first six shorts for Disney+ are based on the theme, “Discover.”
High School Musical – The Musical – The Series – Season 2 – Episode 203 “Valentine’s Day”
Big Red and Ashlyn celebrate their first Valentine’s Day together, amidst drama. Kourtney spars with a co-worker while Gina contends with being single. Meanwhile, Ricky and Nini’s plans to surprise each other turn into a comedy of errors, leading to new revelations and a surprise song.
Big Shot – Episode 107 “Kalm Korn”
Marvyn’s statue resurfaces, and he stops undermining Holly. Emma accidentally throws a party
Star Wars – The Bad Batch – Episode 5
“Star Wars: The Bad Batch” follows the elite and experimental clones of the Bad Batch (first introduced in “The Clone Wars”) as they find their way in a rapidly changing galaxy in the immediate aftermath of the Clone War. Members of Bad Batch—a unique squad of clones who vary genetically from their brothers in the Clone Army—each possess a singular exceptional skill that makes them extraordinarily effective soldiers and a formidable crew.
The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers – Episode 10 (Finale)
Set in present day Minnesota, the Mighty Ducks have evolved from scrappy underdogs to an ultra-competitive, powerhouse youth hockey team. After 12-year-old Evan Morrow (Brady Noon) is unceremoniously cut from the Ducks, he and his mom, Alex (Lauren Graham), set out to build their own team of misfits to challenge the cutthroat, win-at-all-costs culture of youth sports today. With the help of Gordon Bombay, they rediscover the joys of playing just for love of the game.
Rebel – Episode 1
Rebel stops at nothing to convince Cruz to join her fight against Stonemore Medical and simultaneously enlists Lana and Cassidy to protect a woman from her abusive boyfriend. While Rebel is out saving others, her husband, Grady, stands on the sidelines and picks up the pieces at home.
Solar Opposites – Season 2 – Episode 8 – Finale
Finally. It’s season finale time again. The Solars learn about death.
Grown-Ish – Season 3 – Episode 5
When Zoey and the girls throw a surprise baby shower for Nomi, they’re surprised when she reveals some shocking news about the circumstances of her pregnancy. Meanwhile, Sky learns something about her new dude, Rodney, which puts a new perspective on their burgeoning relationship.
Filthy Rich – Episode 8
On the night of Antonio’s big fight, tensions run high in the Monreaux family; when Rose runs into her ex-fiance, old wounds from the past are reopened; Becky contemplates her relationship with Eric.
Disney Secrets of Sulpher Springs: – Episode 9 – As Time Goes By
Once Griffin and Harper learn they can’t reopen the hatch to let Savannah in, they quickly go back through the portal.
Big Sky – Episode 11
From visionary storyteller David E. Kelley (“Big Little Lies”) comes “Big Sky,” a thriller created by Kelley who will write multiple episodes and serve as showrunner in its premiere season. Private detectives Cassie Dewell and Cody Hoyt join forces with his estranged wife and ex-cop, Jenny Hoyt, to search for two sisters who have been kidnapped by a truck driver on a remote highway in Montana. But when they discover that these are not the only girls who have disappeared in the area, they must race against the clock to stop the killer before another woman is taken.
Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K – Episode 2 The M.O.D.O.K. That Time Forgot
In an effort to win back his wife Jodie, M.O.D.O.K. takes her traveling through time to a Third Eye Blind concert they missed years ago.
“War Of The Worlds” – Season 1
Set in present-day Europe, ”War of the Worlds”is a multi-facetedseries, written and created byBAFTA award winner Howard Overman(Misfits, Crazyhead, Merlin) of Urban Myth Films. As an alien attack all but wipes out mankind, pockets of humanity are left in a deserted world. This fresh interpretation has an ensemble cast, including award-winning actors Gabriel Byrne (In Treatment) and Daisy Edgar-Jones (Normal People).
The Art of Racing in the Rain (2019)
Enzo, a golden retriever, learns that the methods used on the race track by his owner, a Formula One driver, can also be used to navigate through life.
Keeping up with the Joneses (2016)
The Gaffneys are baffled by the arrival of their new neighbours, Tim and Natalie Jones. They soon find out that they are spies and end up getting involved in an international incident.
Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
A family decide to travel across the country when their daughter wants to participate in a beauty pageant, unaware of what the journey has in store for them.
A mermaid gets stranded at a beach resort but falls in love with a handsome lifeguard. She befriends two local girls and enlists their help to win his heart in exchange for a wish.
12 Rounds (2009)
Detective Danny Fisher discovers that his girlfriend has been kidnapped by an arms dealer from his past. In order to save her, he must complete 12 dangerous challenges set up as revenge by her captor.
Destitute, a sex addict (Sam Rockwell) fakes choking in expensive restaurants, whose patrons “save” him, then fund his hospitalized mother’s care.
Let’s Be Cops (2014)
Two best friends, Ryan and Justin, attend their college reunion dressed up as cops. However, trouble ensues when they are presumed to be actual police officers and are made to fight gangsters.
When Sharks Attack – Yr 1-5
Throughout America’s coastline shark attacks are on the rise. Many occur in quick succession at new and surprising locations. As vacationers, scientists and locals are all desperate to uncover what is causing the upsurge, National Geographic Channel investigates the attacks to see what is affecting some of nature’s most feared fish. The deep-sea saga employs underwater photography, news archives and testimony to deep dive into mysterious and deadly recent shark attacks.
Bluey Shorts (S2)
Follows the adventures of a Blue Heeler puppy, Bluey, who lives with her mum, dad, and sister. Her energy and lovable spirit gets her into all kinds of funny and unpredictable situations.
Science of Stupid – S8
Dallas Campbell hosts the show that combines serious science with some of the craziest, most spectacular user generated clips ever recorded. In each programme we show 40 to 50 clips of misadventure: ordinary folk making extraordinary mistakes and paying the price. We analyse the science behind the mishaps, with the help of bespoke animation and super slow-motion cinematography.
The Cave S1
As Syria is brutally ravaged by war, a fearless thirty year old aspiring paediatrician and her team work tirelessly to save lives in a secret makeshift hospital located underneath the war-torn city.
What are you going to be 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.