This week marks a surprising last for Disney+, the end of Friday releases of new episodes of Disney+ Originals with the season finale of Star Wars: The Bad Batch. Movies will still be released on Fridays, however, and our weekly Watch Guides will continue, just on Wednesdays going forward. Therefore, this week’s guide only covers through Tuesday, August 17th. Whatever you choose to stream this week, we hope it’s magical.
New Exclusives – Friday, August 13th
Star Wars: The Bad Batch – “Kamino Lost” (Season Finale)
“The Bad Batch find themselves in unexpected territory in this thrilling finale. Part 1 of 2.”
New on Disney+
Two girls discover a mermaid in their swimming pool in this 20th Century Studios family comedy.
Shark Attack Files – “Sharks Gone Rogue”
The 6th episode of Nat Geo’s new SharkFest series is now streaming on Disney+.
35th Anniversary – Luxo, Jr.
Pixar’s mascot was born on August 17th, 1986 at SIGGRAPH, which was selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in 2014 as being “Culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”
25th Anniversary – Aladdin and the King of Thieves
Robin Williams returned as the voice of Genie for the third film in the franchise, released directly to home video on August 13th, 1996.
20th Anniversary – Jumping Ship
The Lawrence Brothers star in this DCOM sequel to Horse Sense about two estranged brothers who get marooned on an island with their captain when they are chased by modern pirates, premiered August 17th, 2001.
This Week’s Holidays
Every day’s a holiday and you can celebrate all of them on Disney+!
- Friday, August 13th – Friday the 13th – Freaky Friday (1977)
- Saturday, August 14th – National Bowling Day – Alley Cats Strike
- Sunday, August 15th – National Failures Day – Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made
- Monday, August 16th – National Rollercoaster Day – Roller Coaster Rabbit
- Tuesday, August 17th – Black Cat Appreciation Day – Hocus Pocus
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).