It’s Friday and time for some content to arrive on Disney+ in the United Kingdom and Ireland. There are plenty of new episodes of Disney+ and Star Originals this week including “The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers”, “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier”, “Love, Victor” and much more.
Here’s the rundown:
The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers – Episode 1
Nearly 30 years after first taking flight, “The Mighty Ducks” returns in a brand new chapter starring Lauren Graham and Emilio Estevez in the iconic role he originated as legendary Coach Gordon Bombay.
In the 10-episode season 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.
The Falcon and The Winter Soldier – Episode 2
Marvel Studios’ “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier” stars Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson aka The Falcon, and Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes aka The Winter Soldier. The pair, who came together in the final moments of “Avengers: Endgame,” team up on a global adventure that tests their abilities—and their patience. Directed by Kari Skogland with Malcolm Spellman serving as head writer, the series also stars Daniel Brühl as Zemo, Emily VanCamp as Sharon Carter, and Wyatt Russell as John Walker.
Inside Pixar: Foundations
111 – Foundations: Recipe for a Movie
How exactly are animated films made using computer graphics? Pixar’s creative minds introduce and break down how a movie is made through understandable explanations using metaphors and examples.
112 – Foundations: Creating Characters
From cars to fish to toys to superheroes, Pixar characters have unique personalities, designs, and traits. Join Pixar’s character artists and designers as they break down the process of developing a new character from the initial artwork and design, all the way to getting it ready for animation.
113 – Foundations: Through the Lens
Camerawork is just as crucial in animation as it is in live action. Pixar’s layout artists explain the craft behind camera and staging, showcasing how camera positioning enhances emotion within a story.
114 – Foundations: Animation and Acting
Animation brings characters to life by making them move, feel, think, and talk. Pixar animators take us through the artistry of how they breathe life into characters authentically and explain the importance of acting (and eyebrows) in their craft.
115 – Foundations: Color, Light, and Emotion
Light and color are essential in conveying the time of day, creating unique worlds, and even evoking emotion. Pixar lighting directors and artists reveal how they illuminate a scene and most importantly, how they utilize light and color for everything from terrifying twists to signature Pixar tearjerker.
Dollface Episode 4
The girls wrestle with their personal “brands” as Jules and Stella take on being the “boring one” and the “fun one”. Madison, the “bossy one,” helps Izzy “the crazy one,” shed her fake identity.
neXt – Episode 3
Shea and Le Blanc head to Dartmouth to investigate NEXT’s whereabouts, which are potentially linked to Biomotion Labs. There, they visit LeBlanc’s friend, Professor Richard Pearish for answers. Meanwhile, Shea, Ethan and Ty take extra precautions to disconnect from electronics and the Internet, and LeBlanc urges Abby to do so, as well, but NEXT complicates their plans.
Solar Opposites – Episode 107 ‘Terry and Korvo Steal A Bear’
Whoops! Terry, Korvo, Yumyulack and Jesse work together to steal a bear from the zoo… with hilarious consequences.
Helstrom – Episode 107 ‘Scars’
As the son and daughter of a mysterious and powerful serial killer, Helstrom follows Daimon (Tom Austen) and Ana Helstrom (Sydney Lemmon), and their complicated dynamic, as they track down the worst of humanity — each with their own attitude and skills.
Big Sky – Episode 107 – I Fall to Pieces
Cassie and Jenny race against the clock to prove Legarski is guilty Ronald succumbs to emotion and makes an unthinkable decision.
Love, Victor – Episode 107 ‘What Happens In Willacoochee’
Victor and Benji go on an unexpected road trip out of town.
Four youngsters gain unique superpowers after being teleported to an alternate universe. They must unite and use their powers to fight against a computer mechanic, who transforms into an evil doctor.
T.O.T.s – Season 2
It focuses at the adventures of the intelligent penguin Pip and the kind-hearted flamingo Freddy, while working at T.O.T.S. (Tiny Ones Transport Service), the cute babies delivering service
A wine tasting road trip to salute a bachelor’s final days careens woefully sideways as he and his buddy hit the gas en route to mid-life crises.
A former government operative comes out of retirement and uses on his extensive training to rescue his estranged daughter from a slave trade operation.
Liam Neeson returns as Bryan Mills, the retired CIA agent who stopped at nothing to save his abducted daughter in Taken. When he is targeted by a mysterious figure seeking vengeance, Bryan must employ his “particular set of skills” to protect his family against an army out to kill them.
Gone in 60 Seconds
Car theft in Long Beach, California, went down 47% when Randell “Memphis” Raines walked away from the life of grand theft auto – that is until his younger brother Kip got involved with the mob. Now, mob boss Raymond Calitri has threatened to kill Kip unless Randall can steal 50 exotic cars and have them on a container ship by 8 AM Friday morning. With the mafia on his tail, and the police breathing down his neck, Memphis reassembles his old crew and attempts to pull off the impossible…but can he?
The Resident (Seasons 1-3)
A powerful medical show focusing on a young doctor’s final years of training that rips back the curtain to reveal the truth of what really happens, both good and bad, in hospitals across the country.
Area 51: The CIA’s Secret
Area 51: The CIA’s Secret Files covers the true story of ground-breaking research into aviation that took place at the Groom Lake Testing Facility, otherwise known as Area 51, which ensured US Aerial supremacy from the Cold War through to the present day. Utilising CIA documents that have recently been declassified this programme identifies specific individuals who worked at the top secret base in a variety of roles – the radar specialists, pilots and security guards. Their personal testimonies provide a unique impression not just of the work that was carried out, but of the site itself. We reveal just how tight security had to be to keep the development of the U2, A12 and HAVE BLUE aviation programmes under wraps. This is a film that concentrates on delivering history and factual accuracy in a fresh and engaging style – one that answers the question ‘what really happened at Area 51’?
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.