It’s a packed week on Disney+ with lots of new originals launching on Friday and Wednesday. Get ready for a stream-a-thon and don’t forget to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Alice in Wonderland. Whatever you choose to stream this week, we hope it’s magical.
New Exclusives – Friday, July 23rd
“From National Geographic Documentary Films, two-time Emmy®-nominated director Sally Aitken and WildBear Entertainment, Playing with Sharks captures the life of Valerie Taylor—a woman ahead of her time whose life’s work has become the basis for much of what we know about sharks today. A fearless diver, cinematographer and pioneering conservationist, Valerie is a living legend and icon. Through remarkable underwater archival footage, along with interviews with Valerie herself, Playing with Sharks follows this daring ocean explorer’s trajectory from champion spearfisher to passionate shark protector.”
“From executive producers Dwayne Johnson (Jungle Cruise) and Dany Garcia from Seven Bucks Productions, and directed by Kurt Mattila, Stuntman chronicles the highs and lows of veteran Hollywood stuntman, Eddie Braun as he attempts what many argue is the most dangerous stunt in cinematic history. Following in the footsteps of his childhood idol, Evel Knievel, Braun reflects on having survived multiple car crashes, explosions, and death defying leaps over the course of his 30+ year career in film and television. Now, in his mid-50s and contemplating retirement, Braun decides to cap off an extraordinary career by recreating Evel Knievel’s infamous unsuccessful Snake River Canyon rocket jump. In 2018, “Stuntman” made its world premiere at the LA Film Festival, taking home the Audience Award choice winner for Best Documentary Feature.”
The Mysterious Benedict Society – “Run Silent, Run Deep”
“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 – “Showtime”
“It's opening night, and Nini hypes up her anxious castmates for their performance in front of the competition judge. But no East High opening night is complete without unexpected visitors, second chances, and big decisions about everyone's futures — together and apart.”
Star Wars: The Bad Batch – “Infested”
“To save a friend, the Batch pilot a mission to sabotage a gangster’s operation.”
New Exclusives – Wednesday, July 28th
Chip ‘N’ Dale: Park Life – “Thou Shalt Nut Steal / The Baby Whisperer / It Takes Two To Tangle”
“Dale makes a serious mistake when he steals the wrong dog’s chestnuts. / Chip meets his match in the baby enclosure on the wild, wild west side of the park. / Chip and Dale have always been joined at the hip but now they actually are!”
Turning The Tables With Robin Roberts – All 4 Episodes
“Get personal with Robin Roberts and some of Hollywood’s groundbreaking women as they bear witness to their incredible journeys on their path to purpose. Each episode is a profound conversation filled with emotion and inspiration. Listen to never-before-heard stories of how these groundbreakers came face-to-face with their vulnerability, authenticity and intuition. Discover their commonalities and learn how their stories and experiences created room for expansion and evolution.”
The Wonderful World Of Mickey Mouse – Second Batch of Episodes
“In “The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse,” it's nothing but fun and excitement for Mickey and his best pals – Minnie, Donald, Daisy, Goofy and Pluto – as they embark on their greatest adventures yet, navigating the curveballs of a wild and zany world where the magic of Disney makes the impossible possible. Each seven-minute short is filled with laugh-out-loud comedy, modern settings, timeless stories, new music and the unmistakable classic art style of the “Mickey Mouse” shorts. The series will include stories inspired by various lands at Disney parks and cameos by classic Disney heritage characters.”
Turner & Hooch – “A Good Day To Dog Hard”
“Scott and Hooch babysit a diplomat's daughter and wind up saving the Olympic Committee.”
Monsters at Work – Episode 5
“Monsters At Work takes place the day after the Monsters, Incorporated power plant started harvesting the laughter of children to fuel the city of Monstropolis, thanks to Mike and Sulley's discovery that laughter generates ten times more energy than screams. It follows the story of Tylor Tuskmon, an eager young monster who graduated top of his class at Monsters University and always dreamed of becoming a Scarer until he lands a job at Monsters, Incorporated, and discovers that scaring is out and laughter is in. After Tylor is temporarily reassigned to the Monsters, Inc. Facilities Team(MIFT), he must work alongside a misfit bunch of mechanics while setting his sights on becoming a Jokester.”
New on Disney+
The 2nd film in Blue Sky Animation’s Ice Age franchise finds Manny, Sid, and Diego attempt to escape an impending flood.
20th Century Studios’ animated feature inspired by the popular touring arena experience of the same name.
Meet Spidey and his Amazing Friends
Disney Junior’s new animated short series introduces preschoolers to Marvel’s classic characters.
Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted – “Holy Mole Mexico”
New episodes of Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted appear each Friday after their National Geographic premiere.
Mickey Mouse Funhouse – “Mickey The Brave!” – Expected July 28th
Mickey and his pals are back in a brand-new series that kicks off this August, with the recent primetime special heading to Disney+ ahead of the show’s official launch.
70th Anniversary – Alice in Wonderland
The 13th animated feature from Walt Disney Animation Studios was released on July 28th, 1951, bringing to life the Lewis Carol stories in a whole new way.
Christmas in July
Enjoy the spirit of the season this summer with the following holiday films and specials on Disney+.
- 12 Dates of Christmas
- Arendelle Castle Yule Log
- Babes in Toyland
- Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas
- The Christmas Star
- Decorating Disney: Holiday Magic
- Disney Fairy Tale Weddings: Holiday Magic
- Disneyland Around the Seasons
- Good Luck Charlie: It’s Christmas
- I’ll Be Home for Christmas
- Life-Size 2
- Miracle on 34th Street
- Mickey’s Christmas Carol
- Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas
- Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas
- The Mistle Tones: A Musical
- The Muppet Christmas Carol
- The Nightmare Before Christmas
- Olaf’s Frozen Adventure
- One Magic Christmas
- Pluto’s Christmas Tree
- Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish
- The Santa Clause
- The Santa Clause 2
- The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause
- Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups
- Santa’s Workshop
- The Small One
- Three Days
- ‘Twas the Night
- The Ultimate Christmas Present
- While You Were Sleeping
This Week’s Holidays
Every day’s a holiday and you can celebrate all of them on Disney+!
- Friday, July 23rd – Lumberjack Day – Pete’s Dragon (2016)
- Saturday, July 24th – Amelia Earhart Day – Expedition Amelia
- Sunday, July 25th – Auntie’s Day – Hannah Montana – “Good Golly Miss Dolly”
- Monday, July 26th – Uncles Day – Quack Pack
- Tuesday, July 27th – Bagpipe Appreciation Day – Brave
- Wednesday, July 28th – Waterpark Day – Honey, I Blew Up the Kid
- Thursday, July 29th – Tiger Day – The Tigger Movie
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).