The most exciting week on Disney+ since the service launched on November 12th has begun! The filmed production of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton is now streaming alongside original series including this month’s Pixar in Real Life. The library expands with some classics like The Mighty Ducks and While You Were Sleeping. This week’s Library Highlights section includes a film or show for every holiday this week, but we’ve also collected some Independence Day recommendations with some of the best examples of Americana on Disney+. Whatever you choose to stream this week, we hope it’s magical.
“An unforgettable cinematic stage performance, the filmed version of the original Broadway production of Hamilton combines the best elements of live theater, film and streaming to bring the cultural phenomenon to homes around the world for a thrilling, once-in-a-lifetime experience.”
Pixar in Real Life – “Up: Balloon Cart Away”
“When Carl asks real New Yorkers to watch his balloon cart, they get an uplifting surprise.”
It’s a Dog’s Life with Bill Farmer – “Movie Star Dogs & Hounds and Horses”
“Bill meets dogs who stars in movies. Then, he visits a group of hounds and horses on the hunt.”
One Day at Disney Shorts – “Zama Magudulela: The Lion King Madrid, Spain”
Disney Family Sundays – “Peter Pan: Shadow Box Theater”
New on Disney+
The hit sports comedy from 1992 launched a film franchise, an animated series, and even a real hockey team founded by Disney.
The Rock stars in this modern day retelling of Disney’s Escape to Witch Mountain.
A small town in Texas is shaken up when their new British school teacher starts a soccer team in this 1995 Disney family comedy.
Celebrate Christmas in July with the return of the Touchstone Pictures comedy While You Were Sleeping starring Sandra Bullock and Bill Pullman.
The fifth film in Blue Sky Animation’s Ice Age series finds the animal cast trying to stop a meteor shower from destroying life on earth.
The first two seasons of National Geographics emergency veterinary series comes to Disney+.
Explore the treacherous winters of Norway in four seasons of this road rescue series from National Geographic.
20th Anniversary – Disney’s The Kid
Spencer Breslin grew up to be Bruce Willis twenty years ago when Disney’s The Kid was released on July 7th, 2000, co-starring Lily Tomlin.
Independence Day on Disney+
Celebrate the birth of the United States of America with the following Americana movies and series on Disney+, listed alphabetically.
- America’s Funniest Home Videos
- America’s Greatest Animals
- America’s Heart & Soul
- America’s National Parks
- Captain America: The First Avenger
- Davy Crockett: King of the Wild Frontier
- Glory Road
- The Greatest Game Ever Played
- Hello, Dolly!
- Lady and the Tramp (2019)
- The Liberty Story
- Old Yeller
- Pete’s Dragon (1977)
- The Princess and the Frog
- Red Tails
- Remember the Titans
- Schoolhouse Rock!
- Tall Tale: The Unbelievable Adventure
- Tom & Huck
- United States of Animals
- The World According to Jeff Goldblum
This Week’s Holidays
Every day’s a holiday and you can celebrate all of them on Disney+!
- Friday, July 3rd – Corvette Day – Car SOS
- Saturday, July 4th – Independence Day – The Liberty Story
- Sunday, July 5th – Apple Turnover Day – Melody Time
- Monday, July 6th – Umbrella Cover day – The Blue Umbrella
- Tuesday, July 7th – Tell the Truth Day – Pinocchio
- Wednesday, July 8th – Ice Cream Sundae Day – Ducktales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp
- Thursday, July 9th – Call of the Horizon Day – Moana
Alex has been blogging about Disney films since 2009 after a lifetime of fandom. He joined the Laughing Place team in 2014 and covers films across all of Disney’s brands, including Star Wars, Marvel, and Fox, in addition to books, music, toys, consumer products, and food. You can hear his voice as a member of the Laughing Place Podcast and his face can be seen on Laughing Place’s YouTube channel where he unboxes stuff.