It’s Friday and time to take a look at what’s been added to Disney+ in the United Kingdom later in the week. There are lots of new episodes of Disney+ Originals including “The Bad Batch”, “Mighty Ducks: Game Changers”, “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” and “Big Shot”. There is also the first episode of the new Star Original, a Marvel animated series called “M.O.D.O.K”, plus we see “Big Sky” return for a new episode. Plus there are also lots of new library content added to Disney+.
Here’s the rundown:
Inside Pixar: Unpacked
A documentary series of personal and cinematic stories that provide an inside look into the people, artistry, and culture of Pixar Animation Studios.
Unpacked: About Time
Director: Erica Milsom
How can the passage of time be utilized as a tool for emotional storytelling? Narrator W. Kamau Bell breaks down how time can becomes its own character in Pixar films, looking at period pieces such as Brave and the tearjerking passage of time in Up.
Unpacked: Everybody Loves a Villain
Director: Tony Kaplan
From Ernesto de La Cruz to Lotso to Hopper, foes of all shapes and sizes are essential to many of our favorite Pixar movies. But what makes a good villain? Narrator W. Kamau Bell digs into why we love to hate our favorite antagonists and what makes them so complicated.
Unpacked: The Squint Test
Director: Tony Kaplan
Pixar characters strive to strike a balance between realistic and caricatured. Narrator W. Kamau Bell explains how basic shapes and drawings influence the character design and story of favorite films such as Up, Ratatouille, and The Incredibles.
Unpacked: Inner Drive
Director: Erica Milsom
Beyond the world of Cars, vehicles of all kinds have made their mark throughout Pixar’s films. Jump in and go for a ride with narrator W. Kamau Bell as he cruises through some of his favorite Pixar planes, trains, and Incredibiles.
Unpacked: No Small Roles
Director: Tony Kaplan
Take a deep dive into the art of crowds animation. Each of your favorite Pixar characters live in worlds populated by fellow fish, cars, toys, and humans, but creating thousands of these fully animated background characters is no easy feat. Join narrator W. Kamau Bell in understanding how Pixar adds thousands of background characters into every film.
Big Shot – Episode 106 “Carlsbad Crazies”
Marvyn regresses back to his old ways while defending Louise from an opposing team’s harassment. Holly gets a shot at the limelight
High School Musical – The Musical – The Series – Season 2 – Episode 202 “Typecasting”
Kourtney, Carlos and Big Red decide to join their friends and audition for on stage roles in “Beauty and the Beast,” while Nini experiences FOMO from afar. When new competition shows up to the tryout, Gina tries to shake off some old habits
The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers – Episode 9
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.
Star Wars – The Bad Batch – Episode 4
“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.
Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K – Episode 1 – If This Be … M.O.D.O.K.
Supervillain M.O.D.O.K. is forced to sell A.I.M. to the tech company GRUMBL. As he struggles to regain control of A.I.M. he risks losing something even more important – his family.
Big Sky – Episode 10
Three months after Ronald’s escape, Cassie and Jenny have officially partnered up to take down a fresh slew of troublemakers, but all isn’t coming up roses; Ronald is still on the loose, a domestic case takes a macabre and deadly turn, and a U.S. Marshall is sticking his nose in their case files. Right as the women of Dewell & Hoyt seem to be getting used to the new normal, Jenny gets an alarming call from an old flame; leading her and Cassie headfirst into a new case, a new jurisdiction and a whole lot of new trouble. It’s time to meet the Kleinsassers.
Solar Opposites – Season 2 – Episode 7
Oops. The wild story that explains why Terry had to order a new shot glass.
Grown-ish – Season 3 – Episode 4
Luca sends off a confusing text to Zoey that has both of them spinning. Meanwhile, Ana leads the girls around campus on a “dorm storm” voter registration drive. Aaron reels after learning about his massive student loan debt.
Disney Secrets of Sulphur Springs: If I Could Turn Back Time
Harper and Griffin escape after being detained by the police and find young Jess, who reveals new details about her relationship with Savannah.
Filthy Rich – Episode 7
After Margaret gives all the children an ultimatum, Ginger decides to help Rose put on a fashion show to unveil her new collection; Jason’s bonding with Veronica leads to an unexpected revelation about his brother.
Leaving his true love, Buffy, behind in Sunnydale, the vampire Angel tries to get a fresh start in Los Angeles. Instead, he finds a whole ‘nother breed of fiends waiting to bring out his dark side. Along the way, he joins forces with several other like-minded heroes looking to protect Angelenos from the demon threat.
The Monuments Men (2014)
An unlikely World War II platoon is sent to Germany in order to rescue creative masterpieces from Nazi thieves and return them to their legal owners.
Water for Elephants (2011)
Jacob joins a travelling circus as a vet after the death of his parents. Their boss has a violent streak that keeps everyone at bay, including his wife, Marlena. Jacob soon falls in love with Marlena.
Raising Arizona (1987)
Herbert ‘Hi’ and Edwina ‘Ed’ McDunnough are childless and cannot adopt because of Hi’s criminal past. Their yearning for a child leads them to kidnap one of the quintuplets of a rich businessman.
Gulliver’s Travels (2010)
Lemuel is hurtled to an undiscovered land, where he reinvents himself as the hero of Lilliputians by impressing them with his size. Unprepared for leading them, his ineptitude puts him in danger
Raven’s Home S4 E1-9
In season four of “Raven’s Home,” twins Booker and Nia, along with their best friend Tess, are ready to embark on their biggest adventure yet—high school. As the teens envision a new sense of independence as Carver High freshmen, Levi has to adapt to middle school without his close friends. Raven and Chelsea must accept that their kids are growing up while managing Your Best-Dressed Life, their burgeoning life coaching and fashion business. Booker’s glimpses of the future continue to spark the madcap adventures of their lively household. Much like his mother, he sees enough to drive him to try and change the future, which often leads to hilarious predicaments and mishaps at every corner.
To Catch a Smuggler – S1
The custom officers at the JFK International Airport work towards catching hold of smugglers and drug traffickers who try to sneak in illegal substances.
Drugs Inc. Dealer POV
The experiences of drug crews are seen through their own eyes. Dealers in New York, Atlanta and Portland exchange shots with gangs, collect debts and evade law enforcement. They discuss dealing with a small group and distributing in the light of day.
What are you going to be watching on Disney+ later 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.