New shows and movies to check out on Disney Plus this weekend

Jan 22 2021, 10:53 am

There’s no better time in the history of streaming than now to dive into Disney Plus.

From a new episode of WandaVision, to some Pixar magic, and some older classics, here is a collection of new and recently added shows and movies coming to Disney Plus this weekend.

Pixar Popcorn

Get ready for Pixar Popcorn, a collection of mini-shorts starring your favourite Pixar characters in all-new stories. All episodes are streaming January 22 on Disney+.

WandaVision

Set in a surreal world inspired by classic American sitcoms, approach WandaVision as if The Brady Bunch were in The Truman Show, meeting The Avengers.

Check out Daily Hive’s full WandaVision review right here.

Episode 1 and 2 launched last week and Episode 3 dropped on Friday.

The Book of Life

Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart, embarks on an adventure that spans three fantastic worlds where he must face his greatest fears.

Drumline

A band director recruits a Harlem street drummer to play at a Southern university.

Here is some more content that started streaming on Disney Plus earlier this month and from December:

Isle of Dogs

Set in Japan, this 2018 film follows a boy’s odyssey in search of his lost dog.

Mary Poppins Returns

A few decades after her original visit, Mary Poppins, the magical nanny, returns to help the Banks siblings and Michael’s children through a difficult time in their lives.

Marvel Studios: Legends

The new series revisits the most iconic moments from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and the first two episodes are now streaming on Disney+.

Mega Hammerhead

National Geographic divers surround themselves with predators during their search for an elusive shark.

Earth to Ned

Ned, a blue-skinned alien and his lieutenant Cornelius, who were sent to scout Earth for an eventual invasion – become obsessed with our popular culture. Now, they host a talk show.

On Pointe

Discovering their potential won’t be easy. Get a glimpse into the students from the School of American Ballet in On Pointe, an Original Documentary Series.

Disney Parks Sunrise Series – Season 1

A collection of videos showcasing the Disney theme parks, including Walt Disney World at sunrise.

Safety

Check out the true empowering story of Ray McElrathbey, a young man who faces a series of challenging circumstances as he struggles to balance playing football on scholarship at Clemson University, all while raising and caring for his 11-year-old brother.

Ralph Breaks the Internet

Six years after the events of Wreck-It Ralph, Ralph and Vanellope, now friends, discover a wi-fi router in their arcade, leading them into a new adventure.

Diana: In Her Own Words

From executive producer and Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Tom Jennings of 1895 Films, Diana: In Her Own Words weaves archival footage and photography with these rarely heard recordings. Told entirely in the Princess’ voice, with no interviews, most of these unique recordings have never been broadcast before.

Brain Games

Brain Games explores the inner workings of your brain with interactive games you can play at home, as well as experiments on the streets of a city as complex as your brain — New York

Here is some more new content that dropped earlier in November as well as older shows and movies that are new to the streaming service:

Black Beauty

In this modern-day reimagining of Anna Sewell’s timeless classic, we follow Black Beauty, a wild horse born free in the American West. Rounded up and taken away from her family, Beauty is brought to Birtwick Stables, where she meets a spirited teenage girl, Jo Green. Beauty and Jo forge an unbreakable bond that carries Beauty through the different chapters, challenges, and adventures of her life.

The Real Right Stuff

The Real Right Stuff tells the remarkable true story of the nation’s first astronauts, the original Mercury 7, and pulls from hundreds of hours of archival film and radio broadcasts, interviews, home movies and other rare and never-before-seen material to catapult viewers back to the late 1950s.

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