If I said it wasn’t an exciting week on Disney+, I’d be fibbing. The world premiere of the new Frozen short, Once Upon a Snowman, is here, plus the second half of the full season of The Big Fib! There’s new episodes of all the current Disney+ original shows, plus new items were just added like Toy Story of Terror! and several exciting National Geographic shows. Whatever you choose to stream this week, we hope it’s magical.
“The previously untold origins of Olaf, the innocent and insightful, summer-loving snowman who melted hearts in the Academy Award®-winning 2013 Disney animated feature, Frozen, and its acclaimed 2019 sequel, are revealed in the all-new Walt Disney Animation Studios animated short, Once Upon a Snowman. The film follows Olaf’s first steps as he comes to life and searches for his identity in the snowy mountains outside Arendelle.”
The Big Fib – Episodes 116-130
“Disney+‘ game show, The Big Fib, is back for another 15 episodes. Hosted by Yvette Nicole Brown and featuring Rhys Darby as her robot sidekick, C.L.I.V.E., each episode puts kid contestants in the hot seat as they question adults to find the real fibber.”
The Right Stuff – “Advent”
“After a rocket malfunctions during a test, the Mercury 7 head home for Christmas. Shepard’s holidays are fraught, as the arrival of his parents coincides with the adoption of Louise’s niece. Gordo’s former mistress forces her way back into his life, jeopardizing his relationship with Trudy. And Glenn attempts to win over a rising political star and presidential hopeful, JFK.”
Magic of Disney’s Animal Kingdom – “Aardvark Love”
“Love is in the air at Disney’s Animal Kingdom as aardvarks Willie and Peanut go on a blind date that could ultimately produce the park’s first-ever aardvark babies. While the lovers prepare for their date, one of the savanna’s resident black rhinos–Badru– works with his beloved keeper, Katie, to undergo a blood draw. At The Seas with Nemo & Friends at EPCOT, rescued manatee Lil Joe has an inflamed lump that needs an extra-special squeeze from Dr. Dan who attempts to drain it; and in the waters of the Safi Riveron Kilimanjaro Safaris, Mr. Campbell, a massive Nilecrocodile, comes in for a checkup for his injured tail, a result of a dust-up with another croc.”
Weird But True – “Scuba Diving”
“Charlie goes on an annual scuba trip every year, and this year it’s the Manta Ray Dive! Because Charlie’s regular buddy, Kirby, can’t go, he thinks he will have to cancel the trip. Despite her fear of scuba, Carly is determined to join him so that Charlie doesn’t have to go alone. Can she overcome her fear?”
One Day at Disney Shorts – “Jason Benetti: Play-by-Play Commentator”
New on Disney+
Pixar’s first TV special takes place in a stormy roadside motel after the events of Toy Story 3.
Gathering Storm (s1)
Follow these seafaring storm chasers in the first season of this National Geographic series.
National Geographic’s two-part flyover special joins the other
Ten new kid-friendly Marvel shorts join Disney+ with the fourth season of this first introduction to Marvel super heroes.
Forensics experts use modern technology to discover why victims of the famous Pompeii volcanic eruption didn’t escape.
- Hocus Pocus
- The Nightmare Before Christmas
- The Haunted Mansion
- The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad
- Mr. Boogedy
- The Ghost of Buxley Hall
- Halloweentown II: Kalabar’s Revenge
- Halloweentown High
- Return to Halloweentown
- Mom’s Got A Date With A Vampire
- Phantom of the Megaplex
- Don’t Look Under the Bed
- Girl vs Monster
- The Scream Team
- Twitches Too
- ZOMBIES 2
This Week’s Holidays
Every day’s a holiday and you can celebrate all of them on Disney+!
- Friday, October 23rd – TV Talk Show Host Day – Earth to Ned
- Saturday, October 24th – National Pitbull Awareness Day – Kitbull
- Sunday, October 25th – Pumpkin Day – Return to Oz
- Monday, October 26th – Horseless Carriage Day – The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad
- Tuesday, October 27th – National Potato Day – Mickey Mouse: “Potatoland”
- Wednesday, October 28th – International Animation Day – The Plausible Impossible
- Thursday, October 29th – National Cat Day – That Darn Cat! (1997)
Alex joined the Laughing Place team in 2014 and has been a lifelong Disney fan. His main beats for LP are Disney-branded movies, TV shows, books, music and toys. He recently became a member of the Television Critics Association (TCA).