Disney+ Watch Guide: November 30-6 December
Adventure abounds this week Disney+ with the premiere on Willow, a new series from Lucasfilm that continues the story of the popular 1988 fantasy film from George Lucas and Ron Howard. There’s a lot of new content to check out this week. Whatever you choose to stream, we hope it’s terrifyingly magical.
New exclusives – Wednesday 30 November
Willow – Episodes 1 and 2
An all-new sequel series to George Lucas’ 1988 fantasy adventure “Willow.” Years after rescuing the infant empress Elora Danan, the wizard Nelwyn returns to lead a group of misfit heroes on a harrowing rescue mission through a world beyond fantasy.
The Santa Clauses – “Chapter Four: The Shoes Off the Bed Clause”
Scott adjusts to life in Chicago, unsure of his identity now that he’s not Santa Claus. Meanwhile, Simon settles at the North Pole. He learns that he can use Santa’s year-round delivery system for his e-commerce company, but by doing so, he further diminishes the Christmas spirit. Scott and his family get ready to spend their first Christmas together, but before they can, Scott is greeted by an unexpected visitor.
The Mysterious Benedict Society – “A joyful lens”
Mr. Benedict and Number Two’s plan to subdue Dr. Curtain backfires. After arriving at the facility, The Society regroups to rescue their captured comrades. Meanwhile, Dr. Curtain throws a celebration to announce his plans for global expansion. After Sticky cracks the method behind Dr. Curtain’s happiness technique, the kids struggle to come up with a plan to reverse the effects before all is lost. The company then attempt a daring escape and find themselves on the run with a surprise companion in tow.
The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers – “Lights out”
Fresh off the perfect summer day, our combined Ducks team heads to the Summer Showcase – with Alex coaching and Cole in a new role, keeping him out of Jace’s way. But once there, the scouts, pressure, and even an unexpected rival team come to Jace, Evan, and the rest of our gang. Meanwhile, Nick wonders if he’ll find a way to shine, on or off the ice. And all our camp relationships play out… when summer ends and everyone has to say goodbye.
Sumo Do, Sumo Don’t – Episode 7
During their rest day, Mayu suggests to Ryota that they go on a double date when they learn about Yoshioka and Honoka’s date. Ryota keeps a close eye on Yoshioka while Honoka and Mayu have fun. Yoshioka turns up for the training session the next day ready to fight. On the last day of training camp, something unexpected happens while Ryota follows Saki home.
New exclusives – Friday 2 December
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
The troubled antics of anxious, disaster-prone high school student Greg Heffley continue, this time focusing on his complicated relationship with older brother Rodrick. Now Greg takes on one of his biggest challenges yet – surviving a weekend alone with Rodrick and following his growing list of rules.
Pentatonix: Around the world for the holidays
Superstar a cappella group Pentatonix are struggling to find inspiration for their annual holiday album, and the clock is ticking. To make matters worse, their well-intentioned but misled leads them wrongly into a magical mail room. But with the help of a little Disney magic, we’re soon on a whirlwind tour around the world, discovering holiday traditions and inspiration from Pentatonix fans all over the world: from Japan to Grenada, Iceland to Ghana and Mexico. The journey leads the group to realize that no matter where we are, the holiday provides the perfect opportunity to discover how much we have in common and that it really is a small world after all!
New on Disney+ – Wednesday 30 November
Buried Secrets of World War II
Innovative technology allows archaeologists to uncover remains of the world’s greatest war.
Episodes 13-15 of Disney Junior’s hit musical series about first responders are now streaming, including a Hanukkah/Christmas special.
Spidey and his amazing friends
Episodes 5-8 of Season 2 are streaming now, which includes a holiday special
The witch doctor wants to see you now
Piers Gibbon documents some of the world’s oldest medical practices in this Nat Geo series.
The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration
Call in the holidays from Walt Disney World and Disney Land in this musical special featuring performances by the Black Eyed Peas, Jordin Sparks, Run DMC, Becky G, Meghan Trainor, Il Volo and more.
New on Disney+ – Friday 2 December
Akashinga: The Brave Ones
James Cameron presents the story of Akashinga, the all-female anti-poaching unit in Zimbabwe, which is revolutionizing the way animals are protected and communities are strengthened.
Heroes of the Mediterranean
National Geographic explorer and marine biologist Manu San Félix leads a team to resort to the Mediterranean.
Author Sylvain Tesson follows the French military high mountain group in their Patagonia expedition to pay tribute to Aeropostale’s heroes.
The award-winning National Geographic documentary about a group of indigenous people trying to protect their land in the Brazilian Amazon.
Highlights from the library
35th anniversary – Red’s dream
Pixar’s third experimental short was released on November 30, 1987, and depicts the life of a lone unicyclist in a bicycle shop.