Happy Disney Plus Day everybody! Once a year, the House of Mouse treats us all to a whole day of exciting news and announcements about what’s to come on the streaming service. There’s also new Disney movies dropping on the platform and content from the MCU and Star Wars franchise added, too. And we’ve got the lowdown on everything that happens.
Disney may be better known for its dominance of the animated movie scene, but the studio now operates on an insanely large scale and you can bet that there’s bound to be something you’re interested in among the various Disney Plus movies and TV series on the way.
It can be hard to keep track of all the breaking news from the big day though, so we decided to put together a guide on everything announced at Disney Plus Day just for you. So sit back, take it easy, and prepare to get excited about the future!
Thor: Love and Thunder and Pinocchio now streaming on Disney Plus
As of September 8, 2022, you can now catch both Thor: Love and Thunder and the new Pinocchio movie from Robert Zemeckis on the Disney Plus service.
The latest Thor movie hit cinemas earlier in 2022, as the next big chapter in the MCU Phase 4. Now, you can see all your favourites from the Thor cast assembled on the small screen as they look to save the universe from MCU villain Gorr the God Butcher in this thrilling Marvel movie.
The classic story of the little wooden boy is getting yet another remake, and the new live-action Disney movie is now playing on Disney Plus. Be warned, our Pinocchio review suggests this one may not be worth your time, but you can be the judge of that.
Star Wars: Andor sneak peek released
Fans of action from a galaxy far, far away will be pleased to know that Disney just released nine minutes of special footage from the upcoming Star Wars series Andor, a spin-off from the Star Wars movie Rogue One.
The Andor release date is just around the corner, and subscribers of the Disney Plus service will be able to see exclusive behind the scenes clips, hear from the cast and crew, and grab a sneak peek of footage from the first episode.
Watch a new short from The Simpsons
Ever since Disney acquired the rights to Fox, we’ve been treated to fun little shorts from the animated series The Simpsons, and this year is no different. Our favourite Simpsons characters are always happy to poke fun at their new owners too, which usually makes for a fun yet brief trip to Springfield.
In a short titled Welcome to the Club, Lisa Simpson has ambitions of becoming a Disney princess. Sadly, wherever princesses go, a Disney villain is never too far away. Get ready for some cameos!
See how Thor: Love and Thunder was made
As has become customary with every new MCU movie or Marvel series, we can now get a little glimpse behind the curtain and see how Thor: Love and Thunder was made. The special documentary forms part of the Assembled series.
Obi-Wan Kenobi documentary now streaming
If you like seeing how things are made, then you’re in luck! Obi-Wan Kenobi: A Jedi’s Return is a new documentary detailing the making of the Obi-Wan Kenobi sci-fi series.
Learn all about how Disney brought the iconic Star Wars character back for more adventures on Tatooine and beyond. With never-before-seen footage and interviews with the Star Wars cast, this is a must-see for any fan of the franchise.
Brie Larson’s docuseries Growing Up is now on Disney Plus
You may know her as the face of Captain Marvel, but Brie Larson has lots of irons in the fire away from Marvel’s Phase 5. One of her latest projects is a docuseries called Growing Up, which focuses on ten young adults and their stories of… well, growing up.
Larson is the Executive Producer on the series, which is now streaming on Disney Plus.
Diego Luna discusses Star Wars: Andor
Star of the upcoming Andor series, Diego Luna has a little message for fans ahead of the show’s release date on September 21. In a tweet from the official Andor account, the actor explains what his series is all about and how you can watch it.
The Rebellion is coming.
Celebrate #DisneyPlusDay and stream a special look at #Andor, an Original series from Star Wars. Don’t miss the three-episode premiere, streaming September 21 only on @DisneyPlus. pic.twitter.com/Bu8dvkfuij
— Andor | A Star Wars Original Series (@andorofficial) September 8, 2022
As we mentioned above, you can now watch a special feature on the making of Andor, as well as a sneak peek at some of the footage from the first episode.
Cars spin-off series launches on Disney Plus
If you’re a fan of the kids movie franchise Cars, then you’ll be delighted to know there is a new spin-off animated series now streaming on Disney Plus. Cars: On the Road follows Lightning McQueen and Mater as they head off to find Mater’s sister.
That’s all on the Disney Plus Day event for now. If anything else pops up we will be sure to update you. In the meantime, why not dive into our list of the best Pixar movies for more fun.