It’s Friday and time for some new additions to Disney+ in the United States and Canada, with today’s biggest new addition being the special performance of “Hamilton”. There are also many other new additions this week including many movies which have been located on other streaming services.
Here is the full rundown:
Hamilton is the story of the unlikely Founding Father determined to make his mark on the new nation as hungry and ambitious as he is. From bastard orphan to Washington’s right-hand man, rebel to war hero, a loving husband caught in the country’s first sex scandal, to the Treasury head who made an untrusting world believe in the American economy. George Washington, Eliza Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson and Hamilton’s lifelong friend/foil Aaron Burr all make their mark in this astonishing new musical exploration of a political mastermind.
Hamilton In-Depth with Kelley Carter
Kelly Carter and the stars of “Hamilton” discuss a wide range of topics, from the origin story of “Hamilton” and their early involvement with its development; their passionate connection to the show’s story, characters, imagery and music; the show’s significance as a groundbreaking pop-cultural phenomenon; what the “Hamilton” story represents in the context of today’s conversations and actions around systemic racism and social injustice; their hopes for the film version of the show, and more.
The Big Green (US)
Fresh from England on a foreign exchange program, teacher Miss Anna (Olivia d’Abo) arrives in a small Texas town where the local students don’t have much to be happy about. Determined to boost their spirits, Anna forms a soccer team, hoping the sport will help them out of their funk. But, since they’ve never played before, she has her work cut out for her. She hopes that, with her assistant coach, Sheriff Tom (Steve Guttenberg), she might have a chance to turn their lives around.
While You Were Sleeping (US)
Lonely transit worker Lucy Eleanor Moderatz (Sandra Bullock) pulls her longtime crush, Peter (Peter Gallagher), from the path of an oncoming train. At the hospital, doctors report that he’s in a coma, and a misplaced comment from Lucy causes Peter’s family to assume that she is his fiancée. When Lucy doesn’t correct them, they take her into their home and confidence. Things get even more complicated when she finds herself falling for Peter’s sheepish brother, Jack (Bill Pullman).
The Mighty Ducks (US)
After reckless young lawyer Gordon Bombay (Emilio Estevez) gets arrested for drunk driving, he must coach a kids hockey team for his community service. Gordon has experience on the ice, but isn’t eager to return to hockey, a point hit home by his tense dealings with his own former coach, Jack Reilly (Lane Smith). The reluctant Gordon eventually grows to appreciate his team, which includes promising young Charlie Conway (Joshua Jackson), and leads them to take on Reilly’s tough players.
Race To Witch Mountain (US)
Jack Bruno (Dwayne Johnson), a Las Vegas taxi driver, is swept up in the adventure of a lifetime when he meets Sara (AnnaSophia Robb) and Seth (Alexander Ludwig), a pair of extraterrestrial youths who possess paranormal powers. In order to prevent an invasion of Earth, Jack must help the youths reach their spaceship, which is buried within Witch Mountain. But the task will not be easy, for government operatives and an alien bounty hunter are fast on their trail.
Animal ER (S1-2)
The staff at Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists treat pets and exotics from all walks of life. From chihuahuas to elephants, they attempt to save lives.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
Greg and Rodrick, two brothers, are always at odds with each other and rarely ever get along. However, their parents are tired of their antics and constant fights, so they try to make them bond.
Ice Age: Collision Course
Scrat accidentally sets off an asteroid to Earth while trying to get his acorn. However, Manny, Sid and Diego must join forces with Buck to prevent the asteroid from wiping out their existence.
Ice Road Rescue (S1-4)
On Ice Road Rescue, an elite force of rescue workers battles round-the-clock to keep these roads open. In this season, the men face a new enemy: the extreme weather. Unpredictable changes in temperature, heavy rain and sudden blizzards make this winter the roughest one yet in the ultimate battle of man versus nature.
Pixar in Real Life – “UP: Balloon Cart Away”
When Carl asks real New Yorkers to watch his balloon cart, they get an uplifting surprise.
Disney Family Sundays – “Peter Pan Shadow Box Theater”
Who says you have to grow up? Not the Kurzawa family! They work with Amber on a craft inspired by Disney’s “Peter Pan” that is designed to bring out the child in everyone.
One Day at Disney – “Zama Magudulela: The Lion King Madrid, Spain”
Zama Magudulela brings The Lion King to life through her role as ‘Rafiki’ for Madrid theatregoers every day. Magudulela considers it an honor to bring her African heritage to life for people abroad, and loves to share in the joy and excitement the audience feels during each and every performance.
It’s a Dog’s Life with Bill Farmer – “Movie Star Dogs & Hounds and Horses”
Bill meets dogs who stars in movies. Then, he visits a group of hounds and horses on the hunt.
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.