It’s Friday and it means Disney+ has added lots of new movies and shows including new library content from National Geographic, along with new episodes of Disney+ Originals like Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian, It’s A Dogs Life and more.
Here is the full rundown:
Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian Episode 6 (Global) “Visualization”
Much like the original trilogy, The Mandalorian drew influences from both Western and Samurai films. We delve deeper into those influences and discuss how emulating those genres inspired the show.
Be Our Chef – Episode 111 – Finale (Global) – “The Spectacular Finale”
In The Spectacular Finale of “Be Our Chef” two of our families face-off in the final rematch! The families must draw inspiration from their favorite Disney film to create a spectacular treat that could be served in the Disney Parks. But they won’t be making just one – they will need to make 24! One family takes inspiration from “Beauty and the Beast” to create a colorful dessert. Another family creates a treat inspired by a suggestion from Genie in “Aladdin.” Mickey Mouse joins in the fun of the Garden Game to show the families how to flip pancakes. They’ll have to catch on quickly if they want to win the Magic Spoon and use the kitchen advantage. The Disney Cruise Line Vacation is on the line and these families will have to impress a lot of people to win the grand prize. They will be judged by some of Disney’s finest chefs – Chef Amanda, Chef Daniel, Chef Douglas, Chef Gregg, and Chef Jean-Marie. It all comes down to this. Who will be the very first winner of “Be Our Chef?”
It’s a Dog’s Life with Bill Farmer Episode 104 “Disaster Rescue Dogs & A Dog Mayor” (Global)
Bill meets dogs who rescue people in disasters. Then, he visits a dog who is the Mayor of his town
Disney Family Sundays Episode 131 – “101 Dalmatians: Onesie” (Global)
The Gubaney family and Amber take get to work on a “101 Dalmatians”-inspired project.”
Pixar In Real Life – The Incredibles: New York City Dash (Global)
Dash Parr is trying to beat his personal best for running around a city block. Real New Yorkers are amazed as he dashed around the entire block in less than 10 seconds. How does he do it?
Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
Percy, who suffers from dyslexia and ADHD, discovers he is a demigod and is accused of stealing Zeus’s lightning bolt. He must find the thief to settle the fight between the gods and save his mother.
One Day At Disney Episode 127 – “George Montano: Plasterer”
Disneyland Resort Plasterer George Montano provides a first-hand historical look into the construction of Disney Park’s top attractions. Having spent over 50 years at Disney, George continues his father’s legacy of creating and preserving a magical experience for Park guests of all ages
Disney Insider Episode 106 “Artemis Adventure, Taste of Disney, Runaway Railway” – (Global)
“Artemis Fowl” author, Eoin Colfer, takes “Disney Insider” on a tour through the Irish countryside. Walt Disney World chefs open the doors to the Flavor Lab for a look at how they created Epcot’s Regal Eagle Smokehouse: Craft Drafts & Barbecue. Walt Disney Imagineers peel back the curtain on how they built Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
Alaska’s Grizzly Gauntlet (S1)
Survivalist Les Stroud is dropped into extreme environments handpicked by local wilderness guides to see what Mother Nature does to survive.
America’s Greatest Animals – (US)
South Africa’s Big Five have finally got some heavyweight competition. The Elephant, Leopard, Lion, Rhinoceros, and Water Buffalo may meet its match in the jungles if the Americans have their way. A century ago, these iconic land animals of Africa were coined “The Big Five” by trophy hunters. They dominate the land with their intelligence, charisma, and courage. Truly Africa’s finest. But now it is time to find a new Big Five. North America wants to take a shot at the game and see if they can compete with Africa’s beasts. America’s Greatest Animals nominates twelve candidates that have the characteristics that make them worthy of the chase. Each challenger will be judged on adaptation, appearance, intelligence, size, and weaponry. Supersize me, would surely take on a new meaning in the jungle, now.
Chasing the Equinox – (US)
The ancients hid the secrets of their incredible knowledge of astronomy in their temples and palaces, built to align with the sun, on the same day, all over the world. Revealing our species’ obsession with the sun, across thousands of years and every continent, this is architectural magic on a cosmic scale.
Howie Mandel’s Animals Doing Things (S1-2)- (US)
If the online age has proven anything, it is that people absolutely love to show off their pets. The internet has become a repository for animal videos, which generate millions of “clicks” that produce feel-good, fluffy giggles. One site in particular, Animals Doing Things, boasts close to 2 million followers, and the content found there is celebrated in this series. Host Howie Mandel collates video submissions from all over the world into hourlong episodes, each narrated with his signature comedy, that showcase animals doing amazing, adorable and hilarious things. Get ready for some viral video catnip, including dancing puppies, wrestling kittens, musical monkeys and acrobatic lizards.
Secrets of Wild India (S1)
The filmmaker sets out on a quest to explore various iconic wildlife species that exist in India from the foothills of the Himalayas to the other areas densely populated with giant herbivores.
The Greeks (s1)
They were an extraordinary people born of white rock and blue sea. They invented democracy, distilled logic and reason, wrote plays to plumb the deepest recesses of the soul, and captured the perfection of the human form in athletics and art. Quite simply, the Greeks created our world. Today, of course, Greece conjures very different images: civic unrest, financial meltdowns, long ATM lines.
Weird but True! (S1-2)
Join hosts Charlie and Kirby Engelman as these siblings and science-lovers explore the fun and curious ways our world works. From searching for space rocks in Arizona to meeting some seriously cool dogs in Alaska – no topic is off limits.
Wild Hawaii (S1)
Explore the fiery heart of Hawaii — from volcanic eruptions spewing rivers of molten lava to spiders that smile, fish that climb and turtles that bury secrets in a landscape that defies expectations.
Women of Impact: Changing the World – (US)
It all starts with one question: How will you make the world a better place? From household names to rising stars, meet the women who are changing our world. They live among primates in the jungle…dive the oceans for clues to the health of our planet, discover our human origins in African caves, and test new technologies in outer space. They break glass ceilings in newsrooms, boardrooms, courtrooms and classrooms. Women are reshaping our world and how we see it. And here are their stories!
Japan: Between Earth and Sky – (US)
Mount Fuji is located on Japan’s main island of Honshu which is the largest and the most populated of the archipelago.
Schoolhouse Rock (S1)
Schoolhouse Rock! is an American interstitial programming series of animated musical educational short films that aired during the Saturday morning children’s programming block on the U.S. television network ABC. The themes covered included grammar, science, economics, history, mathematics, and civics.
NOTE – This list isn’t complete and will be updated with new additions as they are announced. Content may vary depending on your country and this list is based on the US/Canada release schedule.
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.