This is a big week for Disney+ with the debut of fourteen brand-new shorts from Walt Disney Animation Studios, all exclusive to the streaming service. Unlike Pixar’s Spark Shorts, we get to binge-watch all of Disney Animation’s similar projects which all strike a more whimsical tone. Two more launch title exclusives hold season finales this week with the final episodes of Encore! and The World According to Jeff Goldblum. While National Geographic has already announced a second season for Jeff Goldblum, time will tell if more high school cast mates will get a second chance at their high school musical. The library grows a little bigger with the debut of Jon Favreau’s adaptation of The Lion King and our library highlights include a holiday, an anniversary, and more fun from the Pride Lands.
“Short Circuit is an experimental program where anyone at Walt Disney Animation Studios can pitch an idea and potentially be selected to create an original innovative short film with the support of the Studio and their fellow artists. The goal of the program is to take risks, surface new and diverse storytelling voices at the Studio and experiment with new technical innovation in the filmmaking process.”
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Lunar New Year: Born in China
Celebrate the birth of the year of the rat with Disneynature Born in China, which follows a family of pandas, golden monkeys, and snow leopards as they raise their young.
15th Anniversary: Aliens of the Deep
James Cameron returned to the sea on January 28th, 2005, with Aliens of the Deep, a Disney documentary about the creatures that live on an underwater mountain chain.
Relive the excitement of the original animated classic, The Lion King, after checking out the remake on Disney+.
Before The Lion King inspired sequels, theatrical productions, and theme park attractions, there was Timon & Pumbaa. Relive the hit Disney Afternoon animated series to finish off this week’s celebration of The Lion King.