39 Movies and TV Shows You Can Stream on Disney+
With Disney+ comes an impressive bundle deal with Hulu and ESPN but also a selection of movies and TV shows that are attracting viewers of all ages. The ever-growing collection of exciting new — and beloved old — films (as well as some interesting series about characters from the MCU) really sweetens the deal. Regardless of how you feel about the service's existence, you can find all the titles featured on Disney+ ahead.
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The Mandalorian Series
According to the official Star Wars website, we're going to be following a new deadly gunfighter whose story is not unlike Jango and Boba Fett's in an upcoming TV series on Disney+. The initial announcement said we'll "follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic."
The series will be set in hitherto unexplored parts of the Star Wars universe, taking place after the fall of the Empire (Episode VI: Return of the Jedi) but before the rise of the first order (Episode VII: The Force Awakens). Could some of the characters from the new trilogy possibly make appearances at some point? Fingers crossed.
As for who's starring in the series, Pedro Pascal (perhaps best known for playing Prince Oberyn in Game of Thrones) will portray the "lone Mandalorian gunfighter" teased in the premise. Also in the cast are Gina Carano, Giancarlo Esposito, Emily Swallow, Carl Weathers, Omid Abtahi, Werner Herzog, and Nick Nolte. Whew, that's a lot of star power! Keep your eyes peeled for the group when the series premieres in Fall 2019.
Untitled Cassian Andor Series
Disney's second live-action Star Wars series will follow characters originated in 2016's stand-alone film, Rogue One. Alan Tudyk is set to reprise his role as droid K-2SO alongside costar Diego Luna, who is once again playing Rebel Alliance spy Cassian Andor. The series is being touted as "a rousing spy thriller that will explore tales filled with espionage and daring missions to restore hope to a galaxy in the grip of a ruthless Empire." The Americans alum Stephen Schiff is on board as showrunner and executive producer on the series, which currently has a planned 2021 release date.
Untitled Willow Series
Remember Willow? Ron Howard's 1988 masterpiece about a reluctant farmer (Warwick Davis) who gets roped into a journey with Madmartigan (Val Kilmer) to save a special baby and their realm from the tyrannical Queen Bavmorda? It's full of plenty of faeries, trolls, sword fighting, and people transforming into pigs, and apparently we'll all go back to the wondrous world of Willow soon since Howard is bringing a series based on the film to Disney+.
Howard originally directed the movie based on a story by George Lucas, and while appearing on the Happy Sad Confused podcast, he revealed that writer Jon Kasdan has been "hounding" him about a reboot.
"I think it'd be a great way to go," Howard said. "In fact, George always talked about the possibility of a Willow series, and it'd be great and more intimate and built around that character and some of the others. And Jon Kasdan has, I think, an inspired take on it, and it could be really, really cool."
Nothing is official quite yet, but Howard also mentioned that Warwick Davis would return as the titular Willow.
Into the Unknown: Making Frozen 2
According to a tweet from Disney on April 11, Disney+ will be diving into the docuseries genre: "Into the Unknown: Making Frozen 2 is a first-of-its-kind documentary series taking audiences behind the scenes of the highly anticipated animated film." Since not too much is known about the plot of the sequel quite yet (other than that "Into the Unknown" is also the title of a song from the film), there's obviously not much to know about what exactly the docuseries will cover, either. But we can probably expect a rare behind-the-scenes glimpse into Disney's filmmaking process.
Walt Disney Animation Studios chief creative officer Jennifer Lee has described the series as real and raw, noting that it will showcase the studio's "collaborative environment in a way we have never shared before." The cast, music team, and other teams involved in the production of the film will all make appearances, since as Lee said, "nothing is off limits."
Frozen 2 will open in theaters on Nov. 22, so fingers crossed the series drops around then, too!
High School Musical: The Musical TV Series
Although the long-rumored High School Musical 4 has yet to come to fruition, we have news of the next best thing: a High School Musical TV show. Disney is rebooting the beloved series — well, technically — for Disney+, and this time around, things are getting meta.
For starters, the show's name is High School Musical: The Musical, and it will be shot docu-style as the story plays out over the course of 10 episodes. And, if you haven't guessed it already, the students at East High who decide to put on a musical for their Winter theater production don't pick Grease or Guys and Dolls; they're putting on the High School Musical. Confused yet? According to The Hollywood Reporter, the series will follow the students as they "realize that as much drama happens off stage as on stage." What's more? Every episode will feature a brand-new rendition of a song from the first film, along with an original song.
The series is being executive produced by Tim Federle and Oliver Goldstick, the latter of whom worked on Freeform's Pretty Little Liars and therefore knows his way around teenage drama. Prepare to unleash your inner wildcat when the show premieres at some point later in 2019.
With Rick and Morty writer Michael Waldron penning the pilot, acting as show creator, and executive producing, the series will follow Tom Hiddleston's Loki as the shape-shifter pops up throughout human history as an unlikely influencer on historical events. Hiddleston first confirmed his involvement with the TV series on Instagram in November 2018, writing, "Loki. More stories to tell. More mischief to make. More to come." And after the events of Avengers: Endgame, I think it's safe to say that the trickster is back. Be on the lookout for Loki's release in Spring 2021!
If you're a Marvel fan who wishes the Avengers films were actually rom-coms all about Wanda Maximoff (aka Scarlet Witch) and The Vision, then you're in luck: an upcoming series dubbed WandaVision will focus on the adventures of both characters, with Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany reprising their roles. And Jac Schaeffer, one of the writers behind Captain Marvel, has been tapped to run point on the series, writing the pilot and executive producing.
The series will take place after Avengers: Endgame and tie into Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness in which Olsen will also star. Teyonah Parris will make an appearance on the show as an adult Monica Rambeau, who we saw as a child in Captain Marvel, which was set in the 1990s. WandaVision is slated for a Spring 2021 release.
This adventure series — dropping in Fall 2021 — will follow Clint Barton as he trains Kate Bishop, who takes up the Hawkeye mantle in Marvel Comics. This ties into his arc in Avengers: Endgame, which shows the character teaching his daughter archery just before the Snap. Kate is also a member of the Young Avengers, a team that has been hinted to be appearing in the MCU sometime in the future.
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier
Though Falcon and the Winter Soldier have had minimal contact with one another in the MCU, they've become a fan-favorite duo in real life thanks to Sebastian Stan and Anthony Mackie's chemistry. And now they're teaming up for a series together! Malcolm Spellman, a writer for Fox's Empire, has been tapped to pen the series featuring the two superheroes, with both Mackie and Stan reprising their roles.
While Mackie's Falcon will take up Captain America's shield, Stan's Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier will continue to sport his metal arm (I guess Rocket never had a chance to snag the limb). The show will also feature the return of Daniel Bruhl's character Baron Zemo, who we last saw being taken into custody at the end of Captain America: Civil War after he assassinated Black Panther's father and caused the rift between Steve Rogers and Tony Stark. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier will premiere in Fall 2020, and it's all but guaranteed to be a wild ride.
Diary of a Female President
This series will follow the life of a 12-year-old Cuban-American girl in middle school through her diary entries. There's a fun twist, though — she'll eventually grow up to become the future president of America. Gina Rodriguez and Emily Gipson are executive producers on the series, along with Ilana Peña. It's expected to be available within the first year of the service's launch!
Monsters at Work
The characters you know and love from Pixar's Monsters, Inc. are starring in a new animated series, which will pick up six months after the events of the first film. Returning cast members include Billy Crystal, Jennifer Tilly, Bob Peterson, and John Goodman, but there will also be a few new faces in the mix. (Ben Feldman, Kelly Marie Tran, Henry Winkler, Lucas Neff, Alanna Ubach, and Stephen Stanton will all be playing new characters.) The show is set to premiere at some point in the second year of launch.
Ink & Paint Docuseries
This docuseries will be available within the second year of the service's launch and is based on the book of the same name. It will highlight the largely unsung group of creative, talented women who helped bring to life some of the Mouse House's most beloved animated films of all time.
The World According to Jeff Goldblum
In partnership with National Geographic, this series hosted by Jeff Goldblum will focus on one popular thing (ice cream, sneakers) and then pull back the layers of science and history behind it.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars Series
The popular animated series will return with 12 new episodes including characters like Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Padmé Amidala. You can expect it to premiere within the first year of launch.
Be Our Chef
The Office star Angela Kinsey will host this reality cooking competition series that challenges families from diverse backgrounds to face off against each other to use their family traditions to create Disney-themed dishes.
Marvel’s What If…?
Coming in Summer 2021, Marvel's What If…? is an animated series that will feature episodes presenting iconic moments from the MCU through an entirely different perspective, flipping it on its head. Jeffrey Wright will voice the cosmic entity The Watcher, who shows up in moments of considerable crisis to observe and record substantial events for future generations.
Journalist Bob Woodruff teams up with his 27-year-old son Mack for this reality series, in which they'll travel the world, visiting places the average tourist never would.
Though The Simpsons is certainly not a new show, Disney+ will be its new streaming home when the service launches on Nov. 12.
A Reboot of Home Alone
Merry Christmas, ya filthy animal! During a conference call in August, Disney CEO Bob Iger confirmed that the company would be "reimagining" the 1990 comedy for Disney+ as a brand-new film. There's no word on whether or not original star Macaulay Culkin will make a cameo.
A Reboot of Night at the Museum
In addition to Home Alone, Iger revealed that Night at the Museum will be receiving a reboot on the new streaming service as well. In the original film, which bowed in 2006, Ben Stiller plays an overnight security guard at a museum that just so happens to have exhibits that come to life when the sun goes down.
A Reboot of Diary of a Wimpy Kid
The first film adaptation of the beloved children's book hit theaters in 2010 and starred Chloe Moretz, Zachary Gordon, and Robert Capron. Now the series is getting a reboot on Disney+! We can't wait to see which up-and-coming star gets the lead.
A Reboot of Cheaper by the Dozen
The 2003 family comedy starring Steve Martin, Bonnie Hunt, and Hilary Duff is also on Disney+'s long list of planned reboots.
The Lady and the Tramp Reboot
The pups of Lady and the Tramp are finding love once again, and the best part is, you don't have to dust off those old VHS tapes to experience it! The Hollywood Reporter shared in March 2018 that Disney is rebooting the Lady and the Tramp love story of our childhood in a live-action remake.
Charlie Bean will direct the live-action-CGI hybrid reboot of the 1955 classic movie following the success of his Lego Ninjago Movie, while Tessa Thompson stars as Lady and Justin Theroux as Tramp. The film will be available on the first day of the streaming service's launch on Nov. 12, 2019.
Jerry Spinelli's beloved 2000 novel about a quirky young girl's journey through her uptight new high school is being adapted for the big screen (well, technically the small screen since it's Disney+, right?). Musician Grace VanderWaal is playing the titular character with Julia Hart directing and Kristin Hahn penning the script. Filming took place in Albuquerque, NM, and it's expected to arrive at some point in 2020.
Director Marc Lawrence's Christmas movie Noelle was originally slated to premiere in theaters, but now it will be making its festive debut on Disney+. The film follows Santa's daughter, Nicole Claus (played by Pitch Perfect alum Anna Kendrick), who's sent on a mission to track down her brother Nick when he disappears before she can take on the family business. Bill Hader, Billy Eichner, and Shirley MacLaine will costar in the film, which has a tentative release date of Winter 2019.
Are you ready to be inspired? Because based-on-a-true-story Togo seems to promise just that. The upcoming drama directed by Ericson Core and starring Willem Dafoe is described as following "two key figures in the 1925 serum run to Nome, also known as the Great Race of Mercy, in which dog-sled teams relayed to transport diphtheria antitoxin serum through harsh conditions over nearly 700 miles to save the Alaskan town of Nome from an epidemic."
Dafoe will play Leonhard Seppala, the owner of sled dog Togo, who together traversed the most dangerous part of their journey (which included enduring temperatures of 30 degrees below zero in gale-force winds). The studio hasn't announced a release date as of May 2019, but we'll keep an eye out for you.
Tom McCarthy is at the helm of this family-friendly adventure film adapted from the kids' books of the same name. Disney Channel alum Winslow Fegley will star as an 11-year old boy who runs a detective agency, Total Failures, in town with the help of his best friend (who just so happens to be an imaginary 1,200-pound polar bear). Craig Robinson and Ophelia Lovibond will costar. A release date is still TBD, but Disney revealed in a tweet that it will premiere within the first year of Disney+'s launch.
Captain Marvel, Avengers: Endgame, and Other Marvel Films
Well, we all knew this day would come: Disney is going to start holding its Marvel titles back from Netflix starting with Captain Marvel. The studio will now reserve MCU films for its own streaming platform, which makes sense considering it will also house a bunch of Marvel TV shows. Captain Marvel will be available on Disney+ the day the streaming service launches (Nov. 12), and we can expect other MCU movies to trickle in not long after.
All the Star Wars Films
All of the films in the Star Wars franchise — yes, all of them! — will roll out within the first year that Disney+ launches. That means everything from Star Wars: The Last Jedi to all those prequels you wish never existed in the first place will be available for repeat viewings.
Bo Peep and Forky's Brand-New Toy Story 4 Shorts
Toy Story 4 opened in theaters on June 21, but that isn't the last glimpse of the characters you'll have. When the service launches in November, we'll all be treated to some shiny new Pixar shorts starring Bo Peep and Forky. Bo Peep's short film is titled Lamp Life, while Forky will appear in a series of Pixar shorts called Forky Asks a Question. As for the movie itself, you can expect it to premiere on Disney+ within the first year of the service's launch.
All of Pixar's Theatrical Shorts
Can't get enough Bao? In the mood to rewatch Lava or Piper? You're in luck: Pixar's theatrical shorts will be on Disney+ at its launch!
Disney's Signature Collection
The entire Signature Collection will be available on the first day of launch, so mark off a few weekends to watch classics like The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast (the original), Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and more!
Disney announced that we should all "keep streaming, streaming, streaming" because all Pixar films will be available on the service within the first year of launch. (Fingers crossed they add Moana and Finding Nemo immediately.)
Free Solo and National Geographic Content
More than 250 hours of content from National Geographic will be included in the streaming service, as well as Academy Award-winning documentary Free Solo.
The Phineas and Ferb Movie
Make room in your life for some more animated fun, because the famed stepbrother inventors will rescue their sister from an alien abduction in The Phineas and Ferb Movie. The film is expected to premiere in 2020.
Disney Channel Original Movies
Zetus-Lapetus Cetus-Lupeedus! In addition to over 5,000 episodes of popular Disney Channel shows, Disney+ will have 100 Disney Channel Original Movies available to stream the day Disney+ launches. (Yep, that includes Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century!)
Aladdin, The Lion King, and Other 2019 Reboots
Like the MCU films, Disney+ will be the exclusive streaming home of all Walt Disney Studios releases beginning in 2019. That means the live-action Aladdin and The Lion King reboots will eventually find a home there (likely in 2020).
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, Frozen 2, and Other New Releases
The highly anticipated sequels to Frozen and Maleficent — Frozen 2 and Maleficent: Mistress of Evil — will be joining the streaming service's library as well! The studio hasn't clarified how long the waiting period will be between theater release and the streaming start date, but hopefully it's not too long.
The New Mutants (Maybe)
There's a chance that director Josh Boone's The New Mutants, a horror film set in the X-Men universe, could land on Disney+. The film has been plagued by delays and reshoots, moving release dates multiple times (it was originally set to hit theaters in April 2018, then pushed to February 2019, and now it's at Aug. 2). Given how tumultuous the journey to getting it to the big screen has been, no wonder rumors are swirling about it premiering on Disney+.