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

Jan 8 2021, 8:20 pm

There’s not really many other options come the weekend these days than sinking into your couch. The House of Mouse is bringing an impressive haul of new and old content to Disney Plus this weekend.

From the MCU, to sharks, aliens, animated Star Wars, and some older classics, here are a few things to consider checking out this weekend on Disney Plus.

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+.

Star War Forces of Destiny: Volume 1/2/3/4

Animated Star Wars, need we say more?

Mega Hammerhead

National Geographic divers surround themselves by 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.

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

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.


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.

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:


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.


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.

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 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.

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