It’s an exciting week on Disney+ with the premieres of Turner & Hooch and Behind the Attraction this Wednesday. SharkFest continues with lots of new National Geographic specials now streaming. Whatever you choose to stream this week, we hope it’s magical.
New Exclusives – Friday, July 16th
The Mysterious Benedict Society – “The Art of Conveyance and Round-Trippery”
“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 – “The Transformation”
“After rehearsals fall flat, the cast breaks into separate sleepovers to brainstorm Broadway-worthy ideas to outdo North High. But as the countdown to opening night looms, secrets rise between Nini and Gina, Seb and Carlos suffer their first fight, and Ricky receives an unexpected FaceTime call.”
Star Wars: The Bad Batch – “Rescue on Ryloth”
“The Batch is tasked with a dangerous mission.”
New Exclusives – Wednesday, July 21st
Turner & Hooch – “Forever And A Dog”
“When uptight Deputy Marshal Scott Turner inherits Hooch, a giant unruly dog, his new pet destroys his apartment and seems dead set on destroying his career. Scott is desperate to get rid of Hooch, who seems to behave for everyone but him. But when a witness under Marshal protection is kidnapped, he realizes that the dog he never wanted may turn out to be the key to saving the day.”
Behind The Attraction – First Batch of 5 Episodes
“Peek beyond the magic of Disney Parks to discover what's Behind the Attraction! From Executive Producers Dwayne Johnson, Dany Garcia and Brian Volk-Weiss, explore how Imagineers filled the Haunted Mansion with 999 happy haunts, how the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™ transformed into Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! (while defying gravity in the process) and why Space Mountain took so long to launch. From the 1950s to today, from Jungle Cruise to "it's a small world" to Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, Disney Parks attractions have amazed millions. And this is the story of how they did it.”
Marvel Studios Assembled – “The Making of Loki”
“ASSEMBLED is an immersive documentary series examining the creation of Marvel Studios’ thrilling new shows and theatrical releases.”
Monsters at Work – “The Big Wazowskis”
“Hoping to get in good with Mike, Tylor signs MIFT up to be Mike’s bowling team for the annual Monsters, Inc. Bowl-off-a-thon… only to discover that everyone at MIFT stinks at bowling.”
New on Disney+
A 20th Century Studios family comedy starring Scarlett Johnannson and Matt Damon.
National Geographic explores the shocking battles between crocodiles and sharks.
Nat Geo’s new SharkFest series.
Find out what type of shark attacked 17-year-old Paige Winter and the conditions that made it possible in this new documentary.
Known as solitary predators, pods of shark gangs are explored in this special.
When Sharks Attack (S7)
The exciting 7th season was just added to Disney+.
Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted – “Incredible Iceland”
New episodes of Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted appear each Friday after their National Geographic premiere.
65th Anniversary – Davy Crockett and the River Pirates
A theatrical sequel to Davy Crockett: King of the Wild Frontier was released on July 18th, 1956, once again a re-edit of the TV serial seen on the big screen and in color.
60th Anniversary – Greyfriars Bobby
This charming Disney film based on a true story was released on July 17th, 1961, telling the story of a dog so loyal that even his master’s death can’t stop him from being by his side.
25th Anniversary – Kazaam
Shaq stars as a wish granting genie in this Touchstone Pictures family comedy, released July 17th, 1996.
15th Anniversary – Read It and Weep
Sisters Kay and Danielle Panabaker starred in this DCOM about a girl whose diary went public, which premiered on July 21st, 2006.
5th Anniversary – Elena of Avalor
This elementary-aged spin-off of Sofia the First debuted on July 22nd, 2006 on Disney Channel.
This Week’s Holidays
Every day’s a holiday and you can celebrate all of them on Disney+!
- Friday, July 16th – Guinea Pig Appreciation Day – G-Force
- Saturday, July 17th – Disneyland’s Birthday – A Pre-Opening Report from Disneyland
- Sunday, July 18th – Sour Candy Day – Wreck-It Ralph
- Monday, July 19th – New Friends Day – Forky Asks a Question: What is a Friend?
- Tuesday, July 20th – Moon Day – Apollo: Missions to the Moon
- Wednesday, July 21st – Invite an Alien to Live With You Day – Stepsister from Planet Weird
- Thursday, July 22nd – Lion’s Share Day – The Lion King (2019)
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).