“The Mandalorian” Returns Alongside the Anticipated Premieres of Disney+ Originals like “Secret Society of Second Born Royals,” “The Right Stuff” and “Clouds,” and Family Favourite Movie “Onward”
Watch the Coming This Autumn trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZnOW1OfZ58&feature=youtu.be
As the weather chills and leaves begin to change, grab your favourite blanket and curl up with Disney+ for this Autumn, featuring exciting and heart-warming new original movies and series and many of your favourite movies premiering this season.
Disney+ also announced two new nonfiction series joining the service this Autumn: “Meet the Chimps,” a new docuseries from National Geographic about the 200-acre Chimp Haven refugee in Louisiana, and “Marvel 616,” an anthology documentary series exploring the impact of the Marvel Universe.
These new originals join Disney+’s robust slate of highly anticipated scripted series including the return of “The Mandalorian,” and the premiere of “The Right Stuff” from National Geographic, original movies “Clouds” and “Secret Society Of Second-Born Royals”.
Fans can look forward to new titles this Autumn including:
Friday 18 September
“Becoming” (Disney+ Original Series) - From executive producers LeBron James & Maverick Carter, “Becoming” chronicles the origin stories of entertainers and athletes in their own words. Each subject takes a trip down memory lane for an intimate look at the struggles and successes that led them to where they are today. Loved ones share never-before-heard stories that showcase each subject’s inspirational journey towards becoming a star.
Friday 25 September
“Secret Society Of Second-Born Royals” (Disney+ Original Film) - Meet Sam, a second-born royal daughter. She’s not your typical royal and doesn’t really fit into this world. After being sent to summer school by her mother, The Queen, Sam learns it is a ruse; she and the other students discover they have superpowers and are there to train to become part of the Secret Society of Second-Born Royals. Can they learn how to use their powers to save their kingdoms?
“Magic Of Disney's Animal Kingdom” (Disney+ Original Series) - “Magic of Disney’s Animal Kingdom,” narrated by Disney fan-favorite Josh Gad, gives viewers a backstage pass to explore the magic behind two of the world’s most beloved animal experiences, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park and The Seas with Nemo & Friends at EPCOT. Viewers get unprecedented access to the Parks' animals and meet the animal care experts who have formed remarkable bonds with them.
Friday 2 October
“Onward” - Teenage elf brothers Ian and Barley Lightfoot (voices of Tom Holland and Chris Pratt) get an unexpected opportunity to spend one more day with their late dad, embarking on an extraordinary quest aboard Barley’s epic van Guinevere. Like any good quest, their journey is filled with magic spells, cryptic maps, impossible obstacles and unimaginable discoveries. But when the boys’ fearless mom Laurel (voice of Julia Louis-Dreyfus) realizes her sons are missing, she teams up with a part-lion, part-bat, part-scorpion, former warrior – aka The Manticore (voice of Octavia Spencer) – and heads off to find them. Perilous curses aside, this one magical day could mean more than any of them ever dreamed.
Friday 9 October
“The Right Stuff” (Disney+ Original Series) - The incredible story of the early days of the U.S. space program, based on the iconic bestseller by Tom Wolfe. At the height of the Cold War, newly-formed NASA selects seven of the military’s best test pilots to become astronauts. Competing to be the first in space, these men achieve the extraordinary, inspiring the world to turn towards a new horizon of ambition and hope.
Friday 16 October
“Clouds” (Disney+ Original Film) - In an inspiring true story, young musician Zach Sobiech discovers his cancer has spread, leaving him just a few months to live. With limited time, he follows his dream and makes an album, unaware that it will soon be a viral music phenomenon. In the end, music gives Zach’s life new meaning and helps him find the perfect way to say goodbye...with a song that will be heard all around the world.
“Meet the Chimps” (Disney+ Original Series) - “Meet the Chimps” takes viewers into the secret life of one of the largest and most unique wildlife sanctuaries in the world – Chimp Haven—a 200-acre refuge tucked deep in the forested heart of Louisiana, which is home to more than 300 chimpanzees. Narrated by Emmy Award-winning actress Jane Lynch, this six-part series, from National Geographic, tracks the ups and downs of this extraordinary group of chimps that are given a second chance at life by a staff whose dedication, compassion and commitment knows no bounds. Through a seamless blend of natural history and observational-documentary filmmaking, “Meet the Chimps” puts the chimps – the heart and soul of the series – at front and center. A real-life drama with a full emotional range, the series gives unparalleled access to everything happening at Chimp Haven, including food squabbles, alliances, romances, ‘bromances’, tears, tantrums, high jinxes and heartbreaks.
Friday 23 October
“Once Upon a Snowman” (Disney+ Original Short) - The previously untold origins of Olaf, the summer-loving snowman who melted hearts in the Academy Award®-winning 2013 Disney animated feature “Frozen” and its acclaimed 2019 sequel, are revealed in the all-new Walt Disney Animation Studios animated short, “Once Upon a Snowman.” The film follows Olaf’s first steps as he comes to life and searches for his identity in the mountains outside Arendelle.
Friday 30 October
“The Mandalorian” Season 2 (Disney+ Original Series) - The Mandalorian and the Child continue their journey, facing enemies and rallying allies as they make their way through a dangerous galaxy in the tumultuous era after the collapse of the Galactic Empire.
Tuesday 17 November
“LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special” (Disney+ Original Special) - “The LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special” reunites Rey, Finn, Poe, Chewie, Rose and the droids for a joyous feast on Life Day, a holiday first introduced in the 1978 “Star Wars Holiday Special.” The new LEGO special is the first to debut on Disney+ and will continue the rich legacy of collaboration between Lucasfilm and LEGO—playful adventures told in the endearingly irreverent way that only LEGO Star Wars cobranded content can.
Wednesday 18 November
“The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse” (Disney+ Original Series) - It's nothing but fun and excitement for Mickey Mouse and his best friends as they embark on their greatest adventures yet, navigating the pitfalls and curveballs of a wild and crazy world where the magic of Disney makes the impossible possible.
Friday 20 November
“Marvel’s 616” explores how Marvel’s rich legacy of stories, characters and creators exist within the world outside your window. Each documentary, helmed by a unique filmmaker, showcases the intersections of storytelling, pop culture, and fandom within the Marvel Universe. Episodes in this anthology series will cover topics including Marvel’s world-spanning artists, the trailblazing women of Marvel Comics, discovering the “forgotten” characters of Marvel, and much more.
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“Black Beauty” is a contemporary adaptation of Anna Sewell’s classic 19th century novel, which will premiere on the streaming service later this year. Black Beauty is a wild mustang born free in the American west. When she is captured and taken away from family, her story intertwines with that of 17-year old Jo Green, similarly grieving over the loss of her parents. The two slowly develop a bond that is built on love, respect and mutual healing. “Black Beauty” features Oscar® winner Kate Winslet (“The Reader”) as the voice of “Black Beauty” and stars Mackenzie Foy (“Interstellar”) as Jo Green; Iain Glen (“Game of Thrones”) as John Manly; and Claire Forlani (“Meet Joe Black”) as Mrs. Winthorp. The movie is directed by Ashley Avis (“Adolescence'') who also wrote the screenplay. JB Pictures’ Jeremy Bolt (“Polar,” “Monster Hunter”) and Robert Kulzer (“Polar”) from Constantin Film are producers and Martin Moszkowicz, Edward Winters and Jon Brown are executive producers. Dylan Tarason is a co-producer, and Moonlighting Films president Genevieve Hofmeyr (“Mad Max: Fury Road”) is the South African producer.
These movies and series join Disney+’s growing library of fan-favourites including recent arrivals like “Mulan” with Premier Access, “Frozen 2,” “Phineas and Ferb: Candace Against the Universe,” and “Wolverine.”
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