SharkFest officially kicked off earlier this week on National Geographic and it starts today on Disney+ with the addition of several recent specials, including Shark Beach with Chris Hemsworth. Marvel fans can delight in the thrills of Black Widow, now in theaters and on Disney+ with Premier Access. Plus, new episodes of Disney+ Originals, with the finale of Loki heading your way this Wednesday. Whatever you choose to stream this week, we hope it’s magical.
New Exclusives – Friday, July 9th
Black Widow (With Premier Access)
“In Marvel Studios’ action-packed spy thriller Black Widow, Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow confronts the darker parts of her ledger when a dangerous conspiracy with ties to her past arises. Pursued by a force that will stop at nothing to bring her down, Natasha must deal with her history as a spy and the broken relationships left in her wake long before she became an Avenger. Scarlett Johansson reprises her role as Natasha/Black Widow, Florence Pugh stars as Yelena, David Harbour portrays Alexei/The Red Guardian, and Rachel Weisz is Melina. Directed by Cate Shortland and produced by Kevin Feige, Black Widow—the first film in Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe— will launch simultaneously in theaters and on Disney+ with Premier Access in most Disney+ markets on July 9, 2021 (additional fee required).”
The Mysterious Benedict Society – “A Whisper, Not a Shout”
“Placed undercover at a boarding school known as The Institute, a group of orphans must foil a nefarious plot with global ramifications while creating a new sort of family along the way. Based on the bestseller by Trenton Lee Stewart which Time Magazine called “one of the best young adult books of all time, The Mysterious Benedict Society stars Emmy Award winner Tony Hale in the titular role and features a standout ensemble of young actors.”
High School Musical: The Musical: The Series – “Spring Break”
“When Gina finds herself stranded at the airport over Spring Break, a surprise run-in changes her mind about what she wants. Meanwhile, the separated Wildcats find a way to bond over song during their break, as Ricky finally sees his mom again after their opening night run-in at High School Musical.”
Star Wars: The Bad Batch – “Devil’s Deal”
“As the seeds of rebellion foment an outer rim world, the Empire schemes to squash it.”
New Exclusives – Wednesday, July 14th
Monsters at Work – “The Damaged Room”
“When a human baby’s room is damaged by a Jokester, Tylor has his first experience working with MIFT on the repairs. While the room is repaired, Mike and Sulley must take care of a human baby.”
Loki – Episode 6 (Finale)
New on Disney+
The classic story comes to life in a new way through this 2006 remake from 20th Century Studios.
Marinette finds herself in trouble when she travels to Shanghai to meed Adrien in the second TV movie based on the popular show.
One of Australia’s biggest stars travels to Shark Beach to learn more about these predators in hopes of meeting one in the wild.
A pod of Orcas may be hunting Great White sharks and scientists want to know if it’s true.
An area in Australia is the world’s number one shark attack hotspot and scientists are trying to find out why.
The 7th season of National Geographic’s annual SharkFest series.
Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted – “The Great Smoky Mountains”
New episodes of Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted appear each Friday after their National Geographic premiere.
40th Anniversary – The Fox and the Hound
Two unlikely friends met for the first time on July 10th, 1981 in this Disney animated classic.
10th Anniversary – Winnie the Pooh
Walt Disney Animation Studios’ official sequel to The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh was released on July 15th, 2011.
This Week’s Holidays
Every day’s a holiday and you can celebrate all of them on Disney+!
- Friday, July 9th – Call of the Horizon Day – Moana
- Saturday, July 10th – Kitten Day – Oliver & Company
- Sunday, July 11th – Swimming Pool Day – How To Swim
- Monday, July 12th – Barn Day – America’s Heart & Soul
- Tuesday, July 13th – Cow Appreciation Day – Home on the Range
- Wednesday, July 14th – Shark Awareness Day – Sharks of Lost Island
- Thursday, July 15th – Horse Day – Justin Morgan Had a Horse
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).