What a week this will be on Disney+! In addition to the Premier Access release of Jungle Cruise, there’s the season finale of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series and the release of 5 brand-new shorts from the Walt Disney Animation Studios Short Circuit program. Whatever you choose to stream this week, we hope it’s magical.
New Exclusives – Friday, July 30th
Jungle Cruise (With Premier Access)
“Join fan favorites Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt for the adventure of a lifetime on Disney’s Jungle Cruise” a rollicking thrill-ride down the Amazon with wisecracking skipper Frank Wolff and intrepid researcher Dr. Lily Houghton. Lily travels from London, England to the Amazon jungle and enlists Frank’s questionable services to guide her downriver on La Quila—his ramshackle-but-charming boat. Lily is determined to uncover an ancient tree with unparalleled healing abilities—possessing the power to change the future of medicine. Thrust on this epic quest together, the unlikely duo encounters innumerable dangers and supernatural forces, all lurking in the deceptive beauty of the lush rainforest. But as the secrets of the lost tree unfold, the stakes reach even higher for Lily and Frank and their fate—and mankind’s—hangs in the balance.”
The Mysterious Benedict Society – “The Dance of the Celestial Orb”
“Kate embarks on a solo mission that raises Curtain's suspicions and endangers the team.”
High School Musical: The Musical: The Series – “Second Chances” (Season Finale)
“While the Wildcats head to Salt Lake Slices to digest the excitement of opening night – and a pizza or two – Miss Jenn continues to experience tunnel vision over the Menkie Awards. Mr. Mazzara shows his softer side; Ricky reevaluates a party crasher; Gina speaks her truth; and Nini makes a life-altering call.”
Star Wars: The Bad Batch – “War Mantle”
“After receiving a mysterious distress call, the Batch tracks it to a secret facility.”
New Exclusives – Wednesday, August 4th
Short Circuit – 5 New Shorts from Walt Disney Animation Studios
“If you could tell any story with the team of talented artists at Walt Disney Animation Studios, what would you create? Welcome to Short Circuit, an experimental, innovative program where anyone at the Studio can pitch an idea and get selected to create their own short film. Season 2 features five all-new short films.”
Marvel Studios Legends – “Peggy Carter,” “The Avengers Initiative,” and “The Ravagers”
“Marvel Studios Legends serves as an exciting refresher for the various heroes and villains making their way to the highly anticipated streaming shows premiering on Disney+, setting the stage for the upcoming adventures. The episodes will feature Peggy Carter, The Avengers Initiative, and The Ravagers.”
Chip ‘N’ Dale: Park Life – “The Whole Package / Bird Brains / Acorn In My Side”
“Clarice shows Chip and Dale a hidden passage to a magical place. / Everyone turns on Chip when they think he is out to attack the park’s beloved Peacock! / Chip becomes entranced by a mysterious and possibly supernatural acorn.”
The Wonderful World Of Mickey Mouse – “Duet for Two” and “Birdwatching”
“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 – “Diamonds are Furever”
“Scott tracks down a notorious fugitive jewel thief while Hooch gets obsessed with a squeaky toy.”
Monsters at Work – “The Vending Machine”
“Tylor’s job is threatened when he breaks MIFT’s favorite vending machine on the day Fritz must fire someone due to budget cuts. Meanwhile Mike tries boosting morale at Monsters, Inc.”
New on Disney+ – Friday, July 30th
Bill Murray voices the classic comic strip character in this live-action film from 20th Century Studios.
Pip and Freddy are back in the second season of the popular Disney Junior baby-delivery series.
More present-day and 1990’s fun abounds in the third season of Disney Channel’s sitcom.
Take a tour of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab to learn about the newest Mars Rover expedition.
Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted – “Michigan’s Yooper Cuisine”
New episodes of Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted appear each Friday after their National Geographic premiere.
New on Disney+ – Wednesday, August 4th
Cesar Millan: Better Human Better Dog – “Fit For Service” and “One Brick At A Time”
The “Dog Whisperer” is back with a brand-new show on National Geographic. New episodes arrive on Disney+ the Wednesday after they air.
Things get even fancier in the 2nd season of Disney Junior’s hit series, inspired by the popular books.
35th Anniversary – Flight of the Navigator
July 30th, 1986
20th Anniversary – The Princess Diaries
August 3rd, 2001
This Week’s Holidays
Every day’s a holiday and you can celebrate all of them on Disney+!
- Friday, July 30th – International Day of Friendship – The Color of Friendship
- Saturday, July 31st – National Mutt Day – Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp’s Adventure
- Sunday, August 1st – Spider-Man Day – Spider-Man
- Monday, August 2nd – Dinosaur Day – Walking With Dinosaurs
- Tuesday, August 3rd – Airplane Crop Duster Day – Planes
- Wednesday, August 4th – U.S. Coast Guard Day – The Finest Hours
- Thursday, August 5th – World Like a Dog Day – Dog Whisperer with Cesar Milan
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).