Disney Plus TV Show And Movie Releases — And When - The Delite

Here’s What Will Be Available On Disney Plus — And When

Look out, Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hulu. Disney Plus is on its way, and it promises to shake things up in the streaming world. In its first year, it will offer more than 7,000 episodes of TV shows and 400 to 500 movies, including more than 25 original series and 10 original films, documentaries and specials.

Here are some of the movies and TV shows — both old and new — coming to Disney Plus when it launches on Nov. 12 or soon after. Happy viewing!

On The Day Of Launch (Nov. 12):

Yes, it really is called “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series.” And it’s not actually a sequel; it’s a 10-episode scripted series set at the real-life East High (where the original movie was filmed). It follows a group of students trying to put on a production of “High School Musical” and its soundtrack includes both remixes of old, favorite tunes and brand new numbers.


Disney Plus is launching at just the right time to take advantage of the festive season — and what better way than with a brand new Christmas comedy? “Noelle” stars Bill Hader as Nick, Santa’s heir, and Anna Kendrick as Noelle, his sister. When Nick has a nervous breakdown and flees the North Pole, Noelle has to try to find him in the “real” world.

‘The World According to Jeff Goldblum’

Hailed by Disney as “an extraordinary look at ordinary things,” “The World According to Jeff Goldblum” is one of the first reality shows to launch on the new service. Each episode sees Goldblum taking a deeper look at deceptively familiar things from everyday life, like ice cream and tattoos. If you’ve always wanted to see the world through Goldblum’s eyes, this is your chance.


At the company’s annual shareholders’ meeting in early 2019, Disney CEO Bob Iger stated that every single movie in the Disney catalog will arrive on Disney Plus “at some point fairly soon after launch.” Until now, Disney only released its most popular animated films on home video on a limited-time basis; this so-called Disney “vault” will disappear after Disney Plus launches. This means subscribers will be able to watch everything from “Fantasia” (1940) to “The Lion King” (2019) whenever they like.

‘The Simpsons’

Thanks to Disney’s acquisition of Fox properties, all 30 seasons of “The Simpsons” will be available on Disney Plus. Matt Groening’s animated creation, which began life in 1987 as a series of shorts on “The Tracey Ullman Show,” is the longest-running American sitcom. If you thought Bart Simpson doesn’t have much in common with Mickey, Minnie, et al., well… he does now.

Disneynature’s ‘Dolphin Reef’

Wildlife and environmental projects will have a big place on Disney Plus, including the Disneynature documentaries. “Dolphin Reef,” narrated by actress Natalie Portman, will be available from launch, alongside earlier Disneynature docs “African Cats,” “Born in China,” “Growing Up Wild” and the top earner, “Earth.” Many of the films were released on Earth Day; each one has a conservation campaign based on the feature of the film with an applicable conservation charity benefiting from a percentage of the ticket sales.

All Pixar Movies (Almost)

Disney Plus will have all Pixar movies, except “Toy Story 4,” which debuted in theaters this summer. So that means no less than 20 films, including “Finding Nemo,” “Inside Out” and “Ratatouille.” Also there for your viewing pleasure will be the Pixar short “Bao,” which was shown in theaters before “Incredibles 2” in June 2018.

‘Captain Marvel’

The first Marvel Cinematic Universe movie not available on Netflix, “Captain Marvel,” is also the first Disney movie the company maintained exclusivity on after its theatrical release (in March 2019). Starring Brie Larson as Carol Danvers, a.k.a. Captain Marvel, it was the first female-led superhero movie to gross over $1 billion. Other Marvel movies available at launch will be “Iron Man,” “Iron Man 3” and “Thor: The Dark World.”

‘Mary Poppins’

It doesn’t matter if you prefer the 1964 original or the 2018 reboot. If you love Mary Poppins, both films will be available on Disney Plus from launch, along with all of the other Disney live-action films, like “Old Yeller” (1957) and “Swiss Family Robinson” (1960). Plenty of golden oldies, then, alongside all the latest releases.

‘Free Solo’

Disney Plus isn’t all about nostalgia and superheroes. It will also have a rich selection of documentaries, including the 2019 Oscar-winning “Free Solo,” about rock climber Alex Honnold. If you haven’t witnessed Honnold’s quest to perform a free solo climb of El Capitan in June 2017, this is your chance.

The ‘Herbie’ Movies

The most famous Volkswagen Beetle in pop culture, Herbie made his debut in Disney’s 1968 film “The Love Bug” and has since been the star of several movies, including the Lindsay Lohan-fronted 2005 movie “Herbie: Fully Loaded.” From day one of Disney Plus, “The Love Bug,” “Herbie: Fully Loaded,” “Herbie Goes Bananas,” “Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo” and “Herbie Rides Again” will be available.

‘Hocus Pocus’

While fans eagerly await the reboot of “Hocus Pocus,” they can get their kitschy horror fix by watching the 1993 original starring Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy and Sarah Jessica Parker. It hasn’t been confirmed, but it’s likely that the reboot will be available exclusively on Disney Plus, possibly as early as 2020. However, neither Midler, Najimy nor SJP will return as the Sanderson witch trio.

‘The Mandalorian’

Of all the original Disney Plus series that have been announced, one of the most exciting — for “Star Wars” fans, at least — is “The Mandalorian.” It’s a live-action series from writer/director/actor Jon Favreau (“The Jungle Book,” “Iron Man”) that follows a Mandalorian’s adventures through the Star Wars universe. Led by Pedro Pascal of “Game of Thrones” and “Narcos,” the show consists of eight episodes and promises to deliver a “gritty and immersive world of bounty hunters, scum and villainy.”

Nearly All ‘Star Wars’ Movies

Disney owns Star Wars as part of its acquisition of 21st Century Fox, which means lots of intergalactic entertainment on Disney Plus. From day one, the streaming service will include all the Star Wars movies from the first two trilogies (“The Phantom Menace,” “Attack of the Clones,” “Revenge of the Sith,” “A New Hope,” “The Empire Strikes Back” and “Return of the Jedi”), plus “The Force Awakens” and “Rogue One.” Over the first year, “The Last Jedi,” “Solo” and “The Rise of Skywalker” will be added.

‘Mickey Mouse Clubhouse’

Disney’s streaming service will have a slew of programs aimed at pre-schoolers. With all thoughts of managing screen time going out of the window, parents all over are rejoicing at having the likes of “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse” on tap. Plus, everything on the service will be downloadable, meaning kids can watch their Disney Plus favorites on road trips — over and over again.


Another one for the tots is “Vampirina,” based on the “Vampirina Ballerina” series of books written by Anne Marie Pace and illustrated by LeUyen Pham. Other Disney Junior hits included on Disney Plus from launch include “Handy Manny” and “Sofia the First.” Moms and dads, brace yourselves.

‘Lady And The Tramp’

Disney’s 1955 animated classic “Lady and the Tramp” (plus the less successful sequel “Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp’s Adventure” from 2001) will be available from launch. But all the buzz is around the reboot, with Tessa Thompson voicing the prim, proper house-dog, Lady, and Justin Theroux voicing the charming stray, Tramp. The cast also includes Janelle Monae as Peg, Kiersey Clemons as Darling and Sam Elliott as Trusty.

‘Forky Asks A Question’

“Toy Story 4” may not be on Disney Plus from the get-go, but the latest member of the toy box (and the film’s breakout star) will still be there. The spinoff “Forky Asks a Question” follows him as he ponders big questions like “What is love?” “What is time?” and — most importantly — “What is cheese?” Another “Toy Story” spinoff, “Lamp Life,” will explain what happened to Woody’s one-time love interest, Bo Peep (voiced by Annie Potts), between “Toy Story 2” and “Toy Story 4.”


Kristen Bell is an executive producer on the reality series “Encore!” in which she reunites classmates who performed together in high school musicals. With a little help from the best of Broadway, they recreate their original performances of the likes of “Annie,” “Beauty and the Beast” and “The Sound of Music.” Expect friendship dramas and romantic sparks alongside their attempts to get their choreography right.

‘Marvel’s Hero Project’

During the D23 Expo, Disney’s biennial exposition event, Marvel shed some light on the reality series documenting “young heroes” making changes for the better in their communities. “Marvel’s Hero Project” is the first produced, nonfiction, unscripted series by Marvel New Media. After it makes its debut on Nov. 12, the remaining episodes will be released weekly on Fridays, kicking off with Episode 2 on Friday, Nov. 15.

‘Adventures In Babysitting’ (1987 and 2016)

Eighties kids will have fond memories of “Adventures in Babysitting,” starring Elisabeth Shue as 17-year-old sitter Chris Parker, who inadvertently takes her young charges on an adventure in downtown Chicago. The film was remade in 2016 — taking the title of the 100th Disney Channel Original Movie — with Sabrina Carpenter and Sofia Carson in the lead roles. Both versions are available on Disney Plus from the launch date.

Coming Soon:

The original (2001) series of “Lizzie McGuire” is available from launch, but the highly anticipated sequel is also lined up for release shortly after. Hilary Duff returns to the role that made her famous as a 30-year-old decorator’s assistant in New York City. Of course, her animated alter-ego will be back too, providing a running inner monologue.

‘One Day At Disney’

A new documentary series, “One Day at Disney,” showcasing some of the amazing people who bring Disney’s cherished projects to life, will launch on Dec. 3. Each episode focuses on a single person and their job, from  Disney theme park cast members to Pixar animators. Each episode runs four to seven minutes long, and there are 52 in total in the series.

‘Avengers: Endgame’

So far, we know that the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies will trickle onto Disney Plus over time, with few dates confirmed. However, at the Disney Plus panel at the 2019 D23 Expo, Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige stated that “Avengers: Endgame” would be available from Dec. 11, 2019. The climax of the Infinity saga is the highest-grossing movie ever.

‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ Series 7

At San Diego Comic-Con 2018, Disney announced that a new, final season of animated series “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” would be on Disney Plus. It’s confirmed to premiere February 2020 and, in the meantime, the existing episodes will join the Disney Plus family from launch. Teasers clips and posters for the new season point to the Siege of Mandalore, one of the final battles of the Clone Wars.