Disney Announces Many New Original Films and Shows Coming to Disney+


Today Disney has updated their list of shows and movies coming to the Disney+ streaming platform. The list includes many original shows / films that fans can look forward to.

Let’s take a look!

American Born Chinese

This new 20th Television show is from Destin Daniel Cretton (Shang-Chi). It’s adapted from Gene Yang’s graphic novel.
Here’s the write-up:

American Born Chinese” tells the story of Jin Wang, an average teenager juggling his high school social life with his immigrant home life. When he meets a new foreign student on the first day of the school year, even more worlds collide as Jin is unwittingly entangled in a battle of Chinese mythological gods. The show is a genre-hopping action-comedy that explores issues of identity, culture, and family.

Pole To Pole

Will Smith is back again with a follow up series to “Welcome To Earth.” This one has Smith visiting various Earth biomes (desert, jungle, swamp, etc.)

Here is the write up from What’s On Disney Plus:

“In his third epic project for National Geographic, actor and producer Will Smith (“Welcome to Earth,” “One Strange Rock”) leads viewers on an astounding journey from the bottom of the planet to its top — covering 26,000 miles from the South Pole to the North Pole — to unlock the mystery of Earth’s astonishing diversity and alchemy.

Great Migrations

This show focuses on the migration patterns animals take as they move for food or breeding grounds.

Here’s a brief synopsis:

Our planet is on the move. Animals across every landscape embark on epic migrations in search of food, shelter and safe breeding grounds. Whether by land, sea or air, all of these journeys are full of obstacles and dangers — only those with the strength, determination and persistence go the distance.

Now, using the state-of-the-art remote cameras and drones and the latest tracking technology that can break down animal behavior by the hour, we can follow the drama, jeopardy and courage every step of the way. Inspiring animal stories of endeavor and emotion are set against a backdrop of sweeping wildlife spectacles and epic landscapes.


Yet another documentary series coming to Disney+ is ‘Lion’ by Jon Favreau.

This one is just in pre-production so far. Favreau, Mike Gunton and BBC Studios (Natural History) are going to do this documentary that will follow a pride of lions for four years to see how they live and change over time.


This series will look into the “mind” of animals and study their behavior and cognition.

Here’s the write-up from What’s On Disney Plus:

If monkeys do math, whales mourn their dead, bees draw maps and the largest communication network on Earth is run by mushrooms — how special are we? For centuries we’ve set ourselves apart from nature because of the way we think and feel and learn, but the latest revelations from the fields of animal behavior, cognition and psychology reveal some astonishing truths about the other minds with which we share our planet.

The Naughty Nine

Because ‘Home Sweet Home Alone’ did so well, Disney is coming back to holiday movies with a “holiday heist” genre film. Maybe they can redeem themselves.

The movie will follow a fifth grader who gets “stiffed by Santa” and he feels that it isn’t fair so he and other “naughty list” kids decide to heist the North Pole to get what they deserve.

The determined ensemble includes Dulce, Andy’s best friend and archery expert; North Pole conspiracy theorist Lewis; daredevil “wheel woman” Ha-Yoon; animal whisperer Rose; master-of-disguise Jon Anthony; adorable charmer Albert; and Andy’s older sister, Laurel, a talented gymnast seeking to regain her confidence. Andy also enlists the help of Bruno, a disgruntled cargo pilot who claims to have witnessed Santa’s sleigh. However, in the process of finding their gifts, the gang begins to realize that Christmas is more about giving than taking.

I have to admit this one reminds me of the idea behind “Swindle” from Nickelodeon back in the day and that isn’t a bad thing.

Growing Up

This new “unscripted series” is coming from Executive Producer Brie Larson

It’s a docu-series that has different episodes looking at different young people (aged 18-22) as they talk about the paths they took, their lives, families, obstacles, and so on, on the way “to self-discovery and acceptance.”

I’m sure by then Twitter will have forgotten about her NFT push and canceling her.

Super / Natural

Yet another new documentary series, narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch and produced by James Cameron, takes a look at the “super-senses” of animals.

Here’s the write-up from What’s on Disney Plus

This new series will utilize the latest scientific innovations and leading-edge filmmaking technology to reveal the secret powers and super-senses of the world’s most extraordinary animals, inviting viewers to see and hear beyond normal human perception to experience the natural world as a specific species does — from seeing flowers in bee-vision to eavesdropping on a conversation between elephant seals to soaring the length of a football field with glow-in-the-dark squirrels.

Glow-in-the-dark squirrels and James Cameron, sounds like Avatar 2.


Hot of of the Hawkeye series, Jeremy Renner is taking viewers through a four-part series that showcases his affinity for building things and helping others.

Rennervations” is an original four-part series that embraces Jeremy Renner’s lifelong passion for giving back to communities around the world by reimagining unique purpose-built vehicles to meet a community’s needs.

Behind the big screen, Jeremy is a construction aficionado. He is heavily invested in the highly creative fabricator culture that exists across the globe and hopes to change lives with these skills and inspire others to do the same.

Paola Santiago and the River of Tears

Based on the novel by Tehlor Kay Mejia, and inspired by La Llorona (the Weeping Woman if you are into paranormal lore) the story follows the title character while she searches for her best friend in a world full of monsters and spirits from Latin folklore.

Superfudge Animated Movie

Based on the book by Judy Blume and turned into an animated movie by the Russo brothers, Superfudge is the story of Peter Hatcher and the adventure that happens when his three-year-old brother “Fudge” runs away under his supervision.

The Biggest Little Farm

Another documentary about the Chesters who left LA to live on a farm in Ventura County.

In 14 years they’ve taken the farm from “dried-up” to fantastic, full of life and animals that are characters on their own. “The series will introduce the audience to the animals on the farm, including Georgie, the gopher-eating egret, Walter, the rooster who protects injured chickens, and an adorable lamb named Moe who befriends the family.

Secrets of the Elephants 

We have two follow-up series to “Secrets of the Whales’ and ‘Secrets of the Elephants is one of them.

Here is the write-up:

“In “Secrets Of The Elephants”, we travel the globe to meet different families of elephants, each with their own set of remarkable cultural behaviors which they’ve adapted to suit the environment in which they live. This series deploys the latest science and brand-new camera technology to reveal the elephant’s secret world, revealing not just how truly extraordinary they are in their own right but also how similar they are to humans. Desert elephants, forest elephants, Asian elephants and African savannah elephants each have an incredible story of intelligence, grace and survival to tell.”

Secrets of the Octopus

The second follow-up series focuses on the ‘Secrets of the Octopus’ but it isn’t set to come out for a couple of years.

There you have it. Here are some of the originals coming to Disney+ down the road. Some sooner than others.

What do you think? Comment and let us know!

Source: What’s on Disney Plus

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