Laughing Place Presents Countdown to Disney+

I don’t know about you, but over here at Laughing Place, we’re so excited for the launch of Disney’s new streaming service, Disney+.

As our anticipation for November 12th—the official launch date—grows, we’re counting down to the big day with a look at some of the new, original content as well as beloved classics that are coming to the service. Grab your favorite movie snack and pull up a chair…”here we go!”


>24 Hours to Launch: Marvel Reportedly Finds Writers for Disney+ Series She-Hulk and Moon Knight

Marvel has reportedly tapped writers Jessica Gao and Jeremy Slater to lead the writing teams for the new live-action series She-Hulk and Moon Knight.

1 Day to Launch: Lady and the Tramp Stars Celebrate Disney+ Film Release With A Trip to Disneyland

The stars of the upcoming live-action film Lady and the Tramp, Monte and Rose, celebrated the release of their new movie with a visit to Disneyland Park earlier today, and we are in love with these photos!

2 Days to Launch: Get Your First Look at Ming-Na Wen’s Character from The Mandalorian

Vanity Fair has released a first look at Ming-Na Wen’s new Star Wars character from the highly-anticipated original series The Mandalorian.

3 Days to Launch: Disney+ Orders 30 Episodes of Kids Game Show The Big Fib

Disney+ is expanding its already impressive slate of original content by adding a new children’s game show called The Big Fib, hosted by the one and only Yvette Nicole Brown!

4 Days to Launch: Disney+ Pop-Up Destinations Coming to Disney Springs, Downtown Disney

Learn more about Disney+ when you visit pop-up destinations at both Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World.

5 Days to Launch: Disney+ Review Round-Up — Everything We’ve Seen So Far

In just over a week, Disney+ will finally make its grand debut. Ahead of the big day, we’ve had the chance to preview some of the shows and films that will stream exclusively on the platform on launch day.

6 Days to Launch: Your One Day At Disney Sweepstakes Announced

Inspired by the upcoming book and Disney+ documentary and short-form series One Day at Disney, “Your One Day at Disney” sweepstakes is running until December 2nd!

7 Days to Launch: TV Review: The Imagineering Story (Disney+)

Read Alex’s review of the new series and find out why, “it took less than 10-seconds for my jaw to drop.”

8 Days to Launch: Casting a High School Musical for a New Generation: Behind the Scenes of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series

Alex shares an inside look at how the cast of the new series came together, what they think of their characters, their connection to the original movie, and more!

9 Days to Launch: James Cameron’s Avatar Coming to Disney+

That’s right, you’ll be able to revisit Pandora from the comfort of your home as this box office phenomenon makes its Disney+ debut.

10 Days to Launch: Shiri Appleby and Yvette Nicole Brown Join the Cast of Big Shot

Additional cast members have been announced for Disney+’s Big Shot which stars John Stamos

11 Days to Launch: Disney Orders LeBron James’ Docuseries Becoming for Disney+

Disney has ordered 10 episodes of Becoming that will follow the upbringing of today’s world-class entertainers, musicians and athletes.

12 Days to Launch: All 304 Disney+ Library Movies Ranked by IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic

Yep, we went ahead and compiled everything in one place so you don’t have to! Here’s how all of our beloved movies rank according to critics and other fans.

13 Days to Launch: Analysis: Shot-by-Shot with the New Trailer for The Mandalorian

Mike takes a really close look at the brand new trailer of the first live-action Star Wars series, The Mandalorian.

14 Days to Launch: Disney Shares New Teaser Featuring The Simpsons

Everyone’s favorite Springfield family is showing off their “love” for Disney+ in this new teaser clip for the streaming service.

15 Days to Launch: Lizzie McGuire Original Cast Reunites for Disney+ Series

Hallie Todd, Robert Carradine and Jake Thomas are set to reprise their roles as Jo, Sam and Matt McGuire, joining previously announced Hilary Duff as Lizzie, in the Disney+ series Lizzie McGuire.

16 Days to Launch: Take a Closer Look at Disney’s Togo Before its Premiere on Disney+

With long-awaited and highly-anticipated arrival of Disney+ just a few weeks away, People has taken a closer look at the upcoming film Togo, which tells the story of a heroic dog and his dogsled trainer.

17 Days to Launch: Disney+ Orders Series of Puppet Talk Show, Earth to Ned

Disney+ has issued a direct-to-series order for a new puppet talk show from The Jim Henson Company titled Earth to Ned.

18 Days to Launch: Hocus Pocus Sequel in Development of Disney+

Amuck, amuck, amuck! That’s right sisters, Disney+ is looking to revisit the witchy trio with an all new story

19 Days to Launch: Lady and the Tramp Premiere in New York

The Cinema Society in New York hosted a special screening of the live-action Lady and the Tramp which debuts on November 12. The four legged stars were even in attendance!

20 Days to Launch: Verizon to Offer 12 Months of Disney+ Free to New and Existing Subscribers

Verizon will begin offering 12 months of Disney+ to all new and existing 4G LTE and 5G unlimited wireless customers, and new Verizon Fios Home Internet and 5G Home customers.



21 Days to Launch: D23 Unveils Sortable Disney+ Launch Day Content List

D23 has made it even easier to see if you’re favorite film or show will be streaming on November 12th.



22 Days to Launch: Tony Gilroy Reportedly Attached to Untitled Cassian Andor Series

The co-writer of Rogue One is reportedly going to join the creative team of a new Star Wars series for Disney+

23 Days to Launch: Untitled Mickey Mouse and Howard Documentary Coming to Disney+ 

Disney shared more information about their previously announced non-fiction slate of films and series. Among the updates are a new Mickey Mouse documentary and the Howard Ashman film, Howard.

24 Days to Launch: High School Musical: The Musical: The Series Picked Up For New Season

Awwww here we go Wildcats! Ahead of its premiere on Disney+, Disney Channel has announced that the series has been picked up for a second season on the streaming platform. 

25 Days to Launch: Trailer for The Imagineering Story

Disney has released a trailer for the new documentary series, The Imagineering Story, which will be available to stream on November 12!

26 Days to Launch: SparkShorts “Loop”

Alex reviews this short film about a boy who helps a fellow camper, a non-verbal girl on the autism spectrum through a day of sensory overload.

27 Day to Launch: New Trailer for Lady and the Tramp

With less than 30 days to go before its premiere, Disney shared a second trailer for the live-action remake of Lady and the Tramp. How cute are these dogs?

28 Days to Launch: At-Launch Library Content Line-Up

This morning, Disney+ shared their complete at-launch library in cronoglocial order featuring everything from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to The Mandalorian.

29 Days to Launch: SparkShorts “Wind”

Alex is back another review of the SparkShorts collection, this time with “Wind” about a boy and his grandmother who live in a crater deep inside Earth on a floating rock.

30 Days to Launch: Laughing Place Podcast #300 “We Go On”

The LPP crew celebrates their milestone 300th episode while discussing the 20th anniversary of the site, the departure of IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth, the Disney Skyliner, their most anticipated Disney+ programs, and more.

31 Days to Launch: High School Musical: The Musical: The Series to Premiere on Disney’s TV Networks

That’s right Wildcats! Before the show launches on Disney+ you can check out the new series on ABC, Disney Channel, and Freeform. We’re all in this together on November 8, 2019.

32 Days to Launch: Freeform’s Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings Coming to Disney+

Starting in 2020 all new episodes of Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings will debut exclusively on Disney+. And prior to the new season, fans can catch up on favorite episodes when Disney+ launches this fall!

33 Days to Launch: Casting Call for Disney Themed Trivia Show:

A Los Angeles casting company is looking for Disney loving families to join their new trivia competition all about Disney!

34 Days to Launch: Spark Shorts “Float”

Alex takes a look at one of the new short films from the creative minds at Pixar. “Float” tells the story of a toddler who floats when he’s filled with joy.

35 Days to Launch: Reviews of Disney+ From Netherlands Beta Test

Disney launched their beta test last month in the Netherlands. The Wall Street Journal spoke with users about the new service.

36 Days to Launch: First Look and Review of Marvel’s Hero Project

Jeremiah reviews the first episode of the new series coming to Disney+. He enjoyed a special preview and discussion with the creators at New York Comic-Con.

37 Day to Launch: Behind the Attraction Series Coming to Disney+

Dwayne Johnson’s Seven Bucks Productions will be teaming with The Nacelle Company to produce a new docuseries for the streamer.

38 Days to Launch: Interview with Forky Asks a Question Composer, Jake Monaco

Our team had the delightful opportunity to interview Jake Monaco about scoring the upcoming series that stars Forky.

39 Days to Launch: Disney+ Might Not Be Available on Amazon Fire TV

As it gets closer to the launch of Disney’s streaming service, it’s very possible some devices won’t carry Disney+.

40 Days to Launch: LPP Crew’s Most Anticipated Disney+ Originals

The LPP Crew sat down for their 300th (!) podcast episode where among other things, they discussed which Disney+ Original series and movies they were most looking forward to watching.

41 Days to Launch: Marvel’s Hero Project

Check out the first official trailer for this heartwarming series about heroic kids making a difference in their local communities.

42 Days to Launch: Disney+ “It’s a Small World” TV Spot

We take a look at the latest nostalgia inducing TV spot to air and we list all (56!) images, the films they’re from, and their global box office earnings… because, why not?


43 Days to Launch: Lilo and Stitch

Kyle shares his mixed feelings about Experiment 626 aka Stitch.

44 Days to Launch: Iron Man

Mack reminds us of several Iron Man scenes/callbacks that appear throughout the first 3 Phases of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

45 Days to Launch: Finding Dory

Mack guides us through the infamous Easter Eggs that can be found across several Pixar films!

46 Days to Launch: Finding Nemo

Cole talks about all of the Finding Nemo-inspired attractions around the world.

47 Days to Launch: Must Know Facts about Disney+

We share some of the most important things to know about Disney’s new streaming service.

48 Days to Launch: Zootopia 

Jeremiah shares 10 fun facts about the movie and the animal world that Disney created. Did you know any of this trivia?

49 Days to Launch: Trailer for Science Fair

Check out the new trailer for Science Fair—a documentary following nine high school students from around the globe on their journey to compete at The International Science and Engineering Fair.

50 Days to Launch: High School Musical: The Musical: The Series

Alex shares his first impressions of the pilot from the D23 Expo. Interestingly the show is aimed more towards the now adults who grew up loving the source material that inspired the series.

51 Days to Launch: Disney+ Subscriptions Open to Everyone

Following the exclusive sign ups for D23 members, Expo attendees, Visa Card Holders, and others anyone can sign up now and become part of the Founder’s Circle.

52 Days to Launch: Short Circuit’s “Puddles”

Our fifth and final Short Circuit review, this time for Zach Parrish’s film. Alex checks out the “inventive and imaginative” short.

53 Days to Launch: Short Circuit’s “Just a Thought”

Alex reviews this new short film reminiscent of a comic strip from Disney animator Brian Menz.

54 Days to Launch: Short Circuit’s “Lightning in a Bottle”

Alex checks out this dazzling story of a boy and his little spark of lightning. The short hails from long time Walt Disney Animation Studios Modeler, Virgilio John Aguino.

55 Days to Launch: Short Circuit’s “Elephant in the Room”

Alex reviews the heartfelt short from animator Brian Scott about a young boy who adopts a lost elephant.

56 Days to Launch: Moana

Cole looks at what really makes a Disney Princess part of the official Disney Princess brand.

57 Days to Launch: Ratatouille

Mike explains why his favorite Ratatouille character is food critic Anton Ego

58 Days to Launch: Short Circuit’s “Zenith”

Alex reviews the dreamy Fantasia-inspired short film from Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Jennifer Stratton.

59 Days to Launch: Production Begins on Original Film, Safety

Disney announces a new original movie based on the true story of Clemson safety Ray McElrathbey.

Photo Credit: The Verge

Photo Credit: The Verge

60 Days to Launch: Disney+ Beta Launch in the Netherlands

Some lucky Dutch Disney fans in are already getting to check out the new streaming service.

61 Days to Launch: Monsters at Work

We take a look at the Monsters at Work panel from D23 Expo 2019. Executive producers Roberts Gannaway and Ferrell Barron discuss their work on the upcoming new animated series.

62 Days to Launch: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest

Alex takes us through Disney's rich legacy of pirate films including Treasure Island, Swiss Family Robinson and Pirates of the Caribbean (and a few Fox favorites too).

63 Days to Launch: Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Taking inspiration from the classic Disney ride Pirates of the Caribbean, this film tells a unique story and launched a franchise. Mike asks the question, what makes an attraction-based movie work?

64 Days to Launch: Tomorrowland

Cole imagines what Disneyland's Tomorrowland might have looked like had the Brad Bird film been a success.

65 Days to Launch: WALL•E

Alex revisits Pixar’s most romantic film and the impact is has on fans over a decade after it’s debut.

66 Days to Launch: Short Circuit “Exchange Student”

Alex reviews the Short Circuit film series’ “Exchange Student” about a girl who attends school on a different planet!

67 Days to Launch: The Incredibles

Cole discusses why the Disney•Pixar film The Incredibles is actually Disney’s best superhero movie. Yeah, Avengers we’re looking at you. Sorry not sorry.

68 Days to Launch: Leonard Maltin’s Favorite Movies Coming to Disney+

Film critic and historian Leonard Maltin stopped by the D23 Expo last month to discuss some of his favorite films that will be coming to the streaming service.

69 Days to Launch: 10 Must-See The Simpsons Episodes

663 episodes starring The Simpsons but where should you begin? Whether you’re a longtime fan, tuning in for the first time, or somewhere in the middle, Bill shares his top 10 picks that are essential viewing.

70 Days to Launch: Hercules

Disney fans will be able to watch this animated classic over and over again once Disney+ goes live this fall. Joe reviews the recent Public Theater stage adaptation of Disney’s 1997 film.

71 Days to Launch: Toy Story

Mike guides us through the first Disney•Pixar joint production and the impact it’s had on computer animation. 

72 Days to Launch: One Day at Disney

Jeremiah takes a look at this secret project Disney announced during the D23 Expo. One Day at Disney will be both a series on Disney+ and a book showcasing the individuals who make the magic happen across The Walt Disney Company.

73 Days to Launch: Disney+ Trailers

Disney recently shared their first trailers for the new movies and shows debuting on Disney+ later this year. These first looks include, Lady and the Tramp, Noelle and The Mandalorian.

74 Days to Launch: The World According to Jeff Goldblum

Mike takes us through the new original series from National Geographic as well as the show’s panel at D23. Each episode will explore a different topic relying on Goldblum’s natural charm and curiosity to help viewers learn more about the subject matter of the week.

75 Days to Launch: The Simpsons

Springfield’s favorite family is coming Disney+ and bringing with them 30 seasons worth of content! Mike recaps The Simpsons panel at the D23 Expo 2019 and shares what he’s most looking forward to when the series starts steaming November 12.

Be sure to check back with us each day for our latest featured movie or series.

In case you’re not excited enough:

  • Disney shared their first trailer for the series, and we’ve got to say it’s pretty darn magical.
  • Disney boasts that Disney+ will be the home of the “best stories in the world” and we have to agree. Take a look:

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