The season one finale of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series debuts this week and Encore! shines a spotlight on the stage musical that is being performed as the show-within-a-show. It’s shaping up to be another fun week on Disney+ with new titles being added to the library and an anniversary of a lesser known DCOM. Our Watch Guide covers everything new this week with a few library highlights.
“It’s Act Two of opening night, and the stakes have never been higher. After last-minute cast changes in Act One — and so much left unsaid between Ricky and Nini — there’s more drama offstage than on.”
Encore! – “High School Musical”
“Twelve years ago, high school classmates from Fish Creek High School in Fish Creek, Wisconsin performed the pop-culture phenomenon High School Musical. Now, the cast returns to reprise the roles of their youth with the help of Broadway professionals.”
“Jeff Goldblum faces the truth about cosmetics and discovers that it is a vehicle for both embracing who you are or becoming someone else entirely. From taking a crash course on all things cosmetic and learning the spiritual meaning behind Native American face designs to getting groovy at a drag-queen show, Jeff gets to the root of why the world is crazy for cosmetics.”
“Sidney fell in love with reading at a young age, but he wasn’t finding a lot of stories with characters who resembled him. So,he established his Books-n-Bros club, targeted to young, African-American boys to spread his love of reading and improve literacy skills. He wanted other kids like him to share in the power of stories, and now Marvel wants everyone to know the Super Hero Sidney is.”
“The training dogs advance. Amara’s fate is determined.”
“The energetic Peas-n-a-Pod siblings teach Forky about reading and how it is done, with a little help from Mr. Spell.”
“In Loop, two kids at canoe camp find themselves adrift on a lake, unable to move forward until they find a new way to connect and see the world through each other's eyes. This film breaks new ground by featuring Pixar’s first non-verbal autistic character.”
“The cast & crew of Modern Family describe what it’s like to be a part of the infamous Pritchett-Dunphy-Tucker clan.”
“The Chaney’s join Amber for a craft inspired by Disney’s Alice in Wonderland.”
New on Disney+
- “Destino” (Walt Disney/Salvador Dali Collaboration)
- Disney Channel
- Muppet Babies: Show & Tell
- Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja (Seasons 1-2)
- National Geographic
- America’s National Parks
- Continent 7: Antarctica
- Dog Impossible
- Wild Russia
This DCOM stars Aly Michalka of the sister musical group Aly & AJ as a young reality TV producer who discovers a magician with incredible abilities, which premiered on January 14th, 2005.
Fox’s Underwater is playing in theaters this week. Celebrate by watching Walt Disney’s 1954 live-action classic adventure 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, based on the classic Jules Verne novel.