There’s lots to see this week on Disney+ with the Premier Access debut of Cruella, the launch of Disney’s Launchpad, and a whole lot more! Don’t forget to check out our Library Highlights section where two classic Mickey Mouse shorts are celebrating milestone anniversaries. Whatever you choose to stream this week, we hope it’s magical.
Cruella (With Premiere Access)
“Academy Award® winner Emma Stone (La La Land) stars in Disney’s Cruella, an all-new live-action feature film about the rebellious early days of one of cinema's most notorious – and notoriously fashionable – villains, the legendary Cruella de Vil. Cruella, which is set in 1970s London amidst the punk rock revolution, follows a young grifter named Estella, a clever and creative girl determined to make a name for herself with her designs. She befriends a pair of young thieves who appreciate her appetite for mischief, and together they are able to build a life for themselves on the London streets. One day, Estella’s flair for fashion catches the eye of the Baroness von Hellman, a fashion legend who is devastatingly chic and terrifyingly haute, played by two-time Oscar® winner Emma Thompson (Howards End, Sense & Sensibility). But their relationship sets in motion a course of events and revelations that will cause Estella to embrace her wicked side and become the raucous, fashionable and revenge-bent Cruella.”
Launchpad – 6 New Shorts
“Disney’s LAUNCHPAD is a collection of live-action shorts from a new generation of dynamic storytellers. Six filmmakers from underrepresented backgrounds were selected and provided with the opportunity to share their perspectives and creative visions that will show audiences what it means to be seen. Inspired by life’s journey, these first six shorts for Disney+ are based on the theme, Discover.”
High School Musical: The Musical: The Series – “Valentine’s Day”
“Big Red and Ashlyn celebrate their first Valentine's Day together, amidst drama. Kourtney spars with a co-worker while Gina contends with being single. Meanwhile, Ricky and Nini's plans to surprise each other turn into a comedy of errors, leading to new revelations and a surprise song.“
Star Wars: The Bad Batch – “Rampage”
“The Batch strike a deal to take on a mission.”
Big Shot – “Kalm Korn”
“Marvyn’s statue resurfaces, and he stops undermining Holly. Emma accidentally throws a party.”
The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers – “State of Play” (Season Finale)
“The Don’t Bothers are forced to choose what’s really important as they face the Ducks at States.”
New on Disney+
51 shorts from the Australian animated series' 2nd season are here to charm and delight.
The first 8 episodes from the Disney Channel show’s currently running 3rd season are new this week.
Nat Geo’s 2-part Earth Day documentary series about how climate change is impacting the arctic’s top predator.
The first 7 episodes from the hit Nat Geo series’ currently running 10th season.
Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted – “Texas” – Coming June 1st
The third season of Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted premiers May 31st on National Geographic, with new episodes added to Disney+ the next day.
85th Anniversary – Mickey Thru the Mirror
This iconic Mickey Mouse short, inspired by Alice Through the Looking Glass, debuted on May 30th, 1936.
80th Anniversary – Canine Caddy
Pluto met a new nemesis, a pesky gopher, in this classic short, released on May 30th, 1941.
This Week’s Holidays
Every day’s a holiday and you can celebrate all of them on Disney+!
- Friday, May 28th – Hamburger Day – Eddie’s Million Dollar Cook Off
- Saturday, May 29th – End of the Middle Ages Day – Goofy: Knight for a Day
- Sunday, May 30th – Creativity Day – Science Fair
- Monday, May 31st – Autonomous Car Day – Herbie Rides Again
- Tuesday, June 1st – Oscar the Grouch Day – The Great Muppet Caper
- Wednesday, June 2nd – Rotisserie Chicken Day – Home on the Range
- Thursday, June 3rd – Love Conquers All Day – Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
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).