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

Dec 11 2020, 5:05 pm

As if you needed any additional reasons to stay put this weekend, Disney Plus is bringing some new content, older classics, and festive cheer to its streaming service this weekend.

From Mickey Mouse, The Mandalorian, fairy godmothers, to an emotional football journey based on a true story, Disney is making sure you sink into your couch all weekend.

Here is what’s going on Disney Plus, just in time for the weekend.

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.

High School Musical: The Musical: The Holiday Special

The cast of High School Musical: The Musical: The Holiday Special performs a slew of feel-good holiday, Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year’s songs.

Star Wars: The Mandalorian – Season 2 – Episode 7

In chapter 15, Mandalorian and the Child continue their journey, facing enemies and rallying allies as they make their way through a dangerous galaxy in the tumultuous era after the collapse of the Galactic Empire.

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.

The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse – Episode 7 & 8

Mickey Mouse dreams of becoming a knight, and Minnie tries to make an ordinary dinner extraordinary in two new episodes of The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse.

And here are some shows, documentaries, and movies from earlier on in December:

Godmothered

A young and unskilled fairy godmother ventures out on her own to prove her worth by tracking down a young girl whose request for help was ignored.

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.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul

A Heffley family road trip to attend Meemaw’s 90th birthday party goes hilariously off course thanks to Greg’s newest scheme to get to a video gaming convention.

Epic

A teenager finds herself transported to a deep forest setting where a battle between the forces of good and evil is taking place. She bands together with a rag-tag group of characters in order to save their world — and ours.

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

A young girl is transported into a magical world of gingerbread soldiers and an army of mice.

We Bought a Zoo

Set in Southern California, a father moves his young family to the countryside to renovate and re-open a struggling zoo.

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.

Marvel’s Spider-man: Maximum Venom (S3)

An animated version of the popular superhero Spider-Man.

Marvel 616

Marvel’s 616 explores Marvel’s rich legacy of pioneering characters, creators and storytelling to reflect the world outside your window. Each documentary, helmed by a unique filmmaker, showcases the intersections of storytelling, pop culture, and fandom within the Marvel Universe.

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.

Here are a few new releases that debut earlier on this week:

LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special

The new LEGO special is the first to debut on Disney+ and will continue the rich legacy of collaboration between Lucasfilm and LEGO – playful adventures told in the endearingly irreverent way that only LEGO Star Wars co-branded content can.

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