Disney has definitely been in the news a lot lately, starting with the announcement that it was partnering with IMAX to present select movies on Disney+ in the IMAX enhanced format, a new one-month introductory Disney+ subscription fee of $1.99, and news yesterday that included a lackluster fourth-quarter financial report.
Well, despite some doubters, it looks like Disney+ fans hit the jackpot as Disney+ Day turned to out be a fast-paced event that had something for everyone, although details were scarce as to exact “airdates” it looks like Disney+ will of offering up a lot of original content in 2022 and beyond.
Here is a listing of some of the key content announcements made during Disney+ Day.
She-Hulk: Tatiana Maslany, the former star of Orphan Black, goes from playing multiple clones to playing one of the strongest superheroes (yes, She-Hulk is green), as well as being a lawyer specializing in “unusual cases”. Mark Ruffalo and Tim Roth also show up for the fun.
MoonKnight: From the pages of Marvel Comics, MoonKnight explores the life of a vigilante with a dissociative identity disorder with ties to ancient Egypt. Is this Marvel’s version of Batman?
Ms. Marvel: Teenage Kamala Khan (Iman Vellani) is a Pakistani American who is obsessed with Captain Marvel, and when she acquires her own superpowers, the sky is the limit.
Secret Invasion: Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and Ben Mendelsohn (Talos the Skrull) team up for some interesting adventures that involve shape-shifting aliens. Are our familiar superheroes really who we think they are?
Agatha – House of Harkness: Ding Dong the witch is not dead as Kathryn Hahn returns to fan-favorite role as everyone’s favorite evil Witch. What will she be up to next?
Spiderman – Freshman Year: This is the first Spiderman Series for Disney+ as the rights to Spiderman are actually owned by Sony, so it will be interesting to see what Marvel and Sony have come up with.
Echo: Native American deaf actress Alaqua Cox plays Echo, a new character in Marvel Univers that will be introduced first in the Marvel Hawkeye series before having her own adventures.
Marvel Zombies: Are you tired of Zombies, Disney hopes will enjoy the spin of superheroes battling Zombies in a series.
Ironheart: A young genius, Riri Williams (Dominique Thorne) designs and builds her own Iron Man suit. How will this change her life?
I Am Groot: Everyone’s favorite plant returns for a series of shorts about its early days.
What If…? Season 2: Animated adventures in the Marvel Multiverse with a lot of unexpected surprises. Who knows what will happen?
The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special: Will this be a repeat of the infamous Star Ways Holiday Special, or will be another triumph for Director James Gunn?
X-Men 97: A long-desired continuation of the well-received X-Men 90’s animated series that picks up where it left off.
Obi-Wan Kenobi: Ewan McGregor returns to the Star Wars galaxy reprising the role he played in the prequels and post-Mustafar battle with Anakin Skywalker and the fall of the Jedi Order. Kenobi is on the run hiding out on Tatooine while he watches over a young Luke Skywalker. The sizzle reel clearly suggests a new battle with Darth Vader is coming and one that takes place before their final confrontation on the Death Star. Check out our companion report.
Under the Helmet: the legacy of Boba Fett: A preview is available for viewing now for Disney+ subscribers of the new Boba Fett series coming in December 2021. If you watched the Mandalorian, you got a small taste of this character’s return to the Star Wars Universe.
Willow: Warwick Davis returns to his popular Willow character with a series of new adventures and a new cast, some of which weren’t even born when the original Willow movie came out.
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Hocus Pocus 2: Bette Milder, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy return to put a new spell on fans.
Tiana: The return of Tiana from the Princess and the Frog which new adventures. Coming in 2023.
Zootopia+: The frantic world of Zootopia where animals rule is returning as short series.
Cars on the Road: The continuing adventures of the characters from the Cars animated films.
Disenchanted (not to be confused with the Netflix series): The sequel to the popular Disney film, Enchanted.
The Spiderwick Chronicles: A new fantasy adventure series based on the popular book series.
Pinnochio: Can Disney strike gold twice with this classic story of a wooden puppet that wants to be a real boy? Be careful what you wish for. With Tom Hanks, Luke Evan, Cynthia Erivo, and an additional voice cast.
High School Musical: The Musical: The Series Season 3: Another crazy season of this popular Disney Series.
The Beatles: Get Back: Famed director Peter Jackson brings the Beatles back looking and sounding better than ever in a new documentary.
There is more…
The above listing represents most of the major Disney+ incoming programming but there is more including series and documentaries that you can get information on via Disney’s official announcement or by going to Disney+.
Take advantage of Disney’s $1.99 for the first-month promo to check it all out.
Disney certainly delivered on announcements, but can they deliver on execution. We will have to wait and see. Of course, Netflix and the other streaming services are watching too.