July 2019 Disney Highlights

July 1

On a new episode of Disney Channel’s Amphibia, Anne gets a job at Stumpy’s diner and transforms the humble frog eatery into a flashy Thai fusion restaurant.

July 2

Spider-Man: Far From Home — which is actually being distributed by Sony — swings into theatres.

July 3

In Marvel’s Star Wars: Target Vader #1, Darth Vader is on the hunt for a mysterious criminal syndicate operating outside of The Empire’s rule. But little does he know he's being hunted by a group of the galaxy's deadliest bounty hunters, hired by the syndicate to take out Vader once and for all.

July 4

Happy Independence Day! To celebrate, Walt Disney World will be live streaming Disney’s Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky starting at 9:13pm ET.

July 5

Hulu celebrates the 20th Anniversary of iconic comedy Drop Dead Gorgeous. A mockumentary about a vicious competition between two contestants in a rural Minnesota beauty pageant. While the two girls prepare for the contest, their mothers—an overbearing hairdresser and a civic-minded matriarch—decide they will stop at nothing to help each one's respective child win the contest.

July 6

ESPN+ is presenting UFC 239: Jones vs. Santos through their pay-per-view platform.

July 7

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landing, National Geographic will broadcast Apollo: Missions to the Moon which tells the story of the Apollo program.

July 8

On Raven’s Home, When Booker challenges Nia’s efforts as an activist, she follows her dad to where he’s reporting on a storm to prove to herself and her brother that she is indeed an activist and not a “positivist.”

July 9

The 15-story Gran Destino tower opens at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort. Follow Laughing Place for full-coverage of the newest resort option at Walt Disney World.

July 10

Tracy Morgan hosts The 2019 ESPYS will be broadcast live on ABC from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. See who the fans have selected as the best in sports.

July 11

20th Century Fox releases Stuber. When a mild-mannered Uber driver named Stu (Kumail Nanjiani) picks up a passenger (Dave Bautista) who turns out to be a cop hot on the trail of a brutal killer, he’s thrust into a harrowing ordeal where he desperately tries to hold onto his wits, his life and his five-star rating.  

July 12

National Geographic continues their documentary efforts with Sea of Shadows. When Mexican drug cartels and Chinese traffickers join forces to poach the rare totoaba fish in the Sea of Cortez, their deadly methods threaten to destroy virtually all marine life in the region, including the most elusive and endangered whale species on Earth.  The Sundance award-wining documentary follows a team of brilliant scientists, high-tech conservationists, investigative journalists and courageous undercover agents as well as the Mexican Navy as they put their lives on the line to save the endangered whales and bring the vicious crime syndicate to justice.

July 13

Disney Stores across the country are hosting a Toy Story 4 Collector’s Day. Guests can choose a free collectible key or one of four new Shufflerz with a purchase of $10 or more.

July 14

On ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball, the Los Angeles Dodgers take on the World Champion Boston Red Sox

July 15

Robin Roberts and ABC News will bring viewers into the heart of The Lion King‘s timeless appeal and capture the excitement of the highly anticipated new film with the prime-time special The Lion King: Can You Feel The Love Tonight with Robin Roberts. The one-hour special features interviews with cast and crew, special behind-the-scenes footage and the debut of an exclusive unreleased scene from the new movie.

July 16

Speaking of The Lion King, Disney Publishing releases The Art and Making of The Lion King.

July 17-21

San Diego Comic-Con is held. Look for panels news across Disney’s storytelling brands. Follow Laughing Place for full coverage.

July 19

The Lion King returns and this time in a new life-like look directed by future Disney Legend Jon Favreau.

July 22

The Twilight Zone: Tower of Terror turns 25th at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Will you drop in to celebrate?

July 23

Soaring: Fantastic Flight opens at Tokyo DisneySea. This new version of Soarin’ Around the World introduces the Soarin’ experience to guests in Japan.

July 24

Celebrate the flavors of The Lion King with Circle of Flavors: Harambe at Night at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. This progressive dining experience takes you from Harambe to Rafiki’s Planet Watch with a unique culinary adventure.

July 25

On a new BUNK’D, Destiny organizes a square dance to raise money to clean up Lake Kikiwaka and invites Noah’s arch-acting rival, Austin Justin. Meanwhile, Lou and Finn offer Matteo advice after learning he wants to ask Gwen to dance.

July 26

Veronica Mars Season 4 premieres on Hulu. Spring breakers are getting murdered in Neptune, thereby decimating the seaside town’s lifeblood tourist industry. After Mars Investigations is hired by the family of one of the victims to find their son’s killer, Veronica is drawn into an epic eight-episode mystery that pits the enclave’s wealthy elites, who would rather put an end to the month-long bacchanalia, against a working class that relies on the cash influx that comes with being the West Coast’s answer to Daytona Beach.

July 27

Disney H2O Glow Nights continues with another installment tonight at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park.

July 28

Today is the 30th anniversary of Touchstone Pictures Turner & Hooch

July 29

The premiere party for Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith was held 20 years ago today.

July 30

Return to the Isle of the Lost: The Graphic Novel is released today. It tells the story of the best-selling novel in a brand-new way.

July 31

The Four Weddings and a Funeral series launches on Hulu. Maya, the young communications director for a New York senatorial campaign, receives a wedding invitation from her college schoolmate now living in London.  She leaves her professional and personal life behind, in favor of traveling to England and reconnecting with old friends and ends up in the midst of their personal crises.  Relationships are forged and broken, political scandals exposed, London social life lampooned, love affairs ignited and doused, and of course there are four weddings… and a funeral.