The Mandalorian – “Chapter 8” (Season Finale)
New on Disney+
Red Tails (January 1st)
George Lucas spent over twenty years trying to bring the story of the Tuskegee Airmen to the screen, a film about an African American team on a special assignment during World War II. Released in 2012 by Twentieth Century Fox, Disney and Lucas fans can now partake in this historical drama.
Cool Runnings (January 1st)
“Jamaica, we have a bobsled team!” This 1993 comedy classic was a runaway hit and one of John Candy’s final films, telling the true story of Jamaica’s surprise entry into the 1988 Winter Olympics.
Holes (January 1st)
The Newbery Medal of Honor novel Holes was brought to the screen in 2003 starring Sigourney Weaver (Avatar), Jon Voigt (National Treasure), Patricia Arquette (The Act), Tim Blake Nelson (The Incredible Hulk), and Shia LaBeouf (Even Stevens).
The Proud Family (January 1st)
One of the most requested series since the launch of Disney+, Disney Channel’s animated hit The Proud Family joins the DCOM that’s already on the platform starting January 1st.
Austin & Ally (January 1st)
Disney Channel’s hit series about a musical group of friends made stars out of Ross Lynch and Laura Marano when it aired from 2011 to 2016.
- Cars Toons: Tales from Radiator Springs
- Cars Toons: Mater’s Tall Tales
- El Materdor
- Moon Mater
- Rescue Squad Mater
- Time Travel Mater
- Tokyo Mater
- Unidentified Flying Mater
- Super Rhino (Bolt)
New from Marvel
New from National Geographic
The National Geographic section of Disney+ expands exponentially on January 1st with the following shows and specials.
- America’s National Parks
- Continent 7: Antarctica
- Dog Impossible
- Dr. K’s Exotic Animal ER (Season 8)
- Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet (Season 7)
- Dr. T. Lone Star Vet
- Drain the Oceans (Season 2)
- Drain Alcatraz
- Drain the Bermuda Triangle
- Drain the Great Lakes
- Drain the Ocean: WWII
- Drain the Sunken Pirate City
- Drain the Titanic
- Live Below Zero (Season 13)
- One Strange Rock
- Out There with Jack Randall
- Wild Russia
- Year Million
New from Disney Channels Worldwide
In the US, you can consider the following programs from Disney Channel networks around the world to be Disney+ exclusives as this is their stateside debut.
- First Class Chefs: Family Style (Disney Channel UK)
- Soy Luna (Disney Channel Latin America)
- The Lodge (Disney Channel UK)
50th Anniversary – The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes
Kurt Russel’s popular Dexter Riley film series started on December 31st, 1969, with the release of The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes. It inspired two sequels: Now You See Him, Now You Don’t in 1972 and The Strongest Man in the World in 1975.
20th Anniversary – Fantasia 2000
Walt Disney’s vision for an ongoing Fantasia film series was restored on January 1st, 2000, with the release of Fantasia 2000, a dream project for Roy E. Disney.
New Year’s Eve
Troy and Gabriella meet at a ski lodge on New Year’s Eve when they’re forced to do a karaoke duet, kicking off the “Start of Something New” and going together down a road of self discovery.
Step into the future with Zenon Kar in three beloved DCOM’s. Living on a space station, Zenon gets literally grounded (to Earth) in the original film Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century. When a mysterious sound wave is heard through the galaxy, Zenon is the only one who believes it’s a call from alien beings in Zenon: The Zequel. In the final installment, Zenon saves the Earth when the moon goddess Selena is angered by the moon’s colonization in Zenon: Z3.