D23 Disney Plus News – What We Know Now!


A little over a week ago, we found out a lot of the new content coming to Disney plus when it launches November 12th of 2019. There is a lot to look forward to when this goes live and provide many different shows and movies. Moreover, with this diverse of a library, they are sure to please all audiences! Consequently, this is a highly anticipated streaming service. There was a lot to keep track of with the D23 Disney Plus news, but here is a quick synopsis of what is to come!

Phineas and Ferb are back!

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Phineas and Ferb new movie – Candace against the Universe is a new animated film set to hit Disney + sometime in 2020. The premise of the film is that Candace has been abducted by aliens and is now in a utopia that is free of pesky little brothers. Phineas and Ferb must set out into the galaxy to rescue her. Phineas and Ferb will be available with over 127 episodes of the show and new movie.

Going back to High School

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High School Musical the musical the Series – This will be a unique spin on the original movie, where the students of (fictional) East High School, where the movie was originally filmed compete for a spot to put on their own production of High School Musical. This will provide new songs that will have the feel of the original but still keeps its own identity. 

Blast from the past

Lizzie McGuire will be making a comeback with the original creator. Most noteworthy, Hillary Duff will be reprising the role, more details will be coming out soon. The show will take a look at Lizzie as a grown-up but keep the feel of the prior show. 

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Answers to age-old questions

Forky asks a question – Provides a collection of Pixar shorts that answers questions about how the world works. This looks to be a cute show for kids and adults alike. This will be a humorous spin on answering your burning questions. As a result, this looks to be a big hit with kids!

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Back to Monstropolis

Monsters at Work – This is a spin-off of Monsters, inc that everyone knows and loves. This is a work based comedy that will follow Tylor Tuskmon and the issues surrounding the switch from the power of screams to the power of laughing. As we all know, Monstropolis was powered by screams but this is being flipped on its head. If it’s anything like the movies, it will be amazing! They are bringing back John Goodman and Billy Crystal for the show which means this will certainly a hit!

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Take a look at a world view

Jeff Goldblum will take center stage on a National Geographics type program with The World According to Jeff Goldblum. He will provide commentary that only Jeff can. He will explore the world and cultural changes throughout the world

Back to the stage

Encore is a show that is produced by Kristen Bell, known for her role in Frozen. They reunite people that had performed in high school productions back to the stage. This will include a variety of ages and was based on the 1hr special that premiered in 2017 under the same name. If you have ever performed on stage and miss the behind the scenes feel, this will bring you back!

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A couple based off best sellers

There is a new film coming out called Star Girl and is based off the best selling book by Jerry Spinelli. This will be a motivational movie about being yourself along with others. This will start America’s Got Talent winner from 2017, Grace VanderWaal.

Timmy Failure: Mistakes were made is based on the books by the same name. The premise is that Timmy believes that he is the best detective in town. He has a partner, who is a 1,200lb imaginary polar bear, and his sidekick Rollo Tookus.

Classic meets live-action

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Lady and the tramp will have a reimaging with this live-action remake. This was a known movie coming to Disney plus but more details have been released. Most of the dogs that star in the movies was a rescue dog from the shelter. This uses a lot less CGI than other Disney live-action movies, which I think will add to the overall feel of the remake.

Based on true events

Togo is based on true events during the 1925 serum run to Nome. This was also known as the great race of Mercy where dog sled teams pushed through harsh Alaskan terrain to deliver Diphtheria Antitoxin serum. Willem Dafoe has signed on to play the role of Leonhard Seppala, the Norwegian sled dog musher. 

Trip to the North Pole

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Noelle is a Christmas based show in which Santa’s children, Noella and her brother, one of which is next in line to deliver packages for Christmas.  However, he takes time off and Noella, played by the talented Anne Kendrick, must go to the real world to find him. 

Kermit is back

The Muppets now is a new unscripted comedy coming to Disney +. This will reunite Kermit and the gang to create a bunch of shorts for the new streaming service. There might be a celebrity appearance or two throughout the series. 

Aim for the top

Diary of a Female President is a new family comedy about Elena, a 12-year-old Cuban-American, who is dealing with the trials of middle school and how she becomes the future president of the United States. This will premiere in 2020. 

Star Wars Section

The entire movie collection will be available within the first year of the launch of Disney +. During these announcements, the crowd erupts! Needless to say, this will be one of the biggest pushes for the Disney Plus lineup

Jump into a space western

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The Mandalorian – if you are a Star Wars fan then this is a must stream show! This will follow a lone Mandalorian bounty hunter about 5 years after the events of Return of the Jedi. It looks like this will have a space Western feel to the show and is co-produced by Disney Legend Jon Favreau!

Return of the wars

Clone Wars started over a decade ago and will be brought back in February 2020! Not much more was announced but I would expect more information within the next couple months. For this reason, Star Wars fans are rejoicing with how popular this show was!

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To be announced

New Spy series will be coming to Disney + taking place before the events of Rogue One. This will start Diego Luna and Alan Tudyk who will reprise their roles of Cassian Andor and K-2SO. This will take place during the formative years of the Rebellion. This series has not been named as of yet and the synopsis is limited. 

Return of Kenobi

The biggest announcement of the D23 Disney Plus news is that Ewan McGregor coming back to take back on the role of Obi Wan Kenobi! Best known in the Star Wars community for his role as Obi Wan Kenobi during the prequel movies will make a comeback. What is known is that the series will take place in between Revenge of the Sith and a New Hope when he is thought to be on Tatooine. This will likely be tied to the timeframe for Solo: A Star Wars Story. 

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Marvel Section

What if….? This is a Marvel studios original that will take the MCU into an animated series that will look at pivotal periods in the timeline. What would have happened if something had been slightly changed? This show will look at what repercussions would have occurred. 

Master of Mischief

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Loki is coming to Disney + as well! We will see what happened to Loki and where he went during Endgame. This looks to be one of the most ambitious shows coming to Disney +. We will see what other mischief he has gotten up to. The ever-popular Tom Hiddleston will continue with his role as Loki, the trickster. Needless to say, this is a highly anticipated show on Disney Plus!

Passing of the shield

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Falcon and Winter Soldier is the other big Marvel show coming to Disney +. This looks to explore the conflicts that arrive after Endgame and how Falcon’s life/role evolves with the end of Endgame. This show will also introduce new characters into the MCU which is a first for a TV show. Moreover, we will see the struggles of taking the reins for a beloved character

Vision makes a return to the screen

WandaVision was a known Disney + exclusive but now we are getting more hype with it! This has not started filming at this point but was recently described as the show as a 6-hour movie. There still has not been a lot of details released for this show

New animated series coming

A few of the biggest surprises for the D23 Disney Plus news came from Marvel! One was the animated series Ms Marvel! This will have a cross over into the MCU movies later on in Phase 4. Moon Knight is also a newly announced animated series coming to Disney +. Moon Knight has a close following which will be interesting to see how that is integrated into the MCU. The final of the big announcements for Marvel was the She-Hulk series. There are limited details for all of these shows but will add to Phase 4 of the MCU. As a result, we will see changes in dynamics and characters with the Avengers

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The base platform info

Throughout the D23 Disney Plus news, it was announced that there will be over 5000 episodes of Disney Shows from both Disney and Disney Junior will be available on Day 1! Similarly, 100 Disney original movies will also be available within the first year plus more to come! Furthermore, it seems likely that within the next few months we will hear more about the initial line up and what is to come. This will be a major undertaking but should provide plenty of content especially by the end of the first year! Hence this will have something for every member of the family.

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