Everything that Disney announced this weekend

This last Friday, November 12, the first-ever Disney+ Day was celebrated. On this day, the glorious amounts of content that are available to stream on the service were acknowledged, and some new shows and movies such as “Jungle Cruise” and “Shang-Chi” were released. Not only did they celebrate this, but they also announced an abundance of shows and movies coming in the near future. 

We’re here to do the research so you don’t have to. So let’s hop right into it, with some movies and shows to anticipate:  


A still from the She-Hulk teaser, featuring Tatiana Maslany as the titular role.
  1. X-Men ’97

An animated series that follows the ‘90s timeline in the original series. 

  1. Echo

This series will follow Maya Lopez, a character that will be introduced in the upcoming series, Hawkeye. 

  1. Spider-Man: Freshman Year

An animated series following Peter Parker on his way to becoming Spider-Man, drawn in a style that pays homage to the original comics.

  1. Agatha House of Harkness

WandaVision’s Kathryn Hahn will return in this continuation, where the show will dive into the backstory of Agatha Harkness. 

  1. Marvel Zombies

An animated series that brings us into a new world where the new generation has to fight against the ever-spreading zombie plague. Fans are speculating whether or not the plot will resemble episode five, season one of “What If…?”

  1. She-Hulk

“She-Hulk” is about a lawyer named Jennifer who follows superhuman-originated legal cases. The series will have quite a few other MCU characters such as the Hulk and the Abomination. Set to release in 2022. Get a first look here

  1. Ms. Marvel

This series will follow a 16-year-old Pakistani American named Kamala, who loves art, video games, and the Avengers, specifically Captain Marvel. She doesn’t understand her place in the world until she gets superpowers. Here’s a first look

  1. Moon Knight

“Moon Knight” follows a vigilante who suffers from dissociative identity disorder. His multiple personalities lead him into a war fought in Ancient and Modern Egypt. Here’s a teaser.

  1. “What If…?” Season 2

The Watcher will return for another season of “What If” to explore strange worlds within the vast multiverse. 

  1. I am Groot

This is a series of shorts that follow Baby Groot and the adventures that come with growing up. 

  1. Ironheart

This series follows a genius inventor named Riri Williams who invented the best suit of armor since Iron Man. 

  1. Secret Invasion

Nick Fury and your favorite Skrull, Talos, who met first in “Captain Marvel,” are back to fight shape-shifting Skrulls that have been infiltrating earth for years. 

For more information, visit Marvel’s website. 

  1. The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special

A special television series following our favorite Guardians during the holiday season! 

Does this make you ready for Christmas? Marvel’s “Hawkeye” will be coming to Disney+ on November 24, 2021, and it will have a little sprinkle of Christmas spirit. 

Star Wars

The Book of Boba Fett will release on December 29. Photo credit to Disney.
  1. Obi-Wan Kenobi

The series will begin 10 years after “Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith” and is set to release in 2022. Here’s a teaser for more information.

  1. Under the Helmet: The Legacy of Boba Fett

A mini-documentary celebrating the original Star Wars bounty hunter, Boba Fett, in preparation for their December release of the new TV series “The Book of Boba Fett.”

Live-Action Films/Remakes

  1. Disenchanted

Amy Adams, Patrick Dempsey, James Marsden, and Idina Menzel will reprise their roles in this “Enchanted” sequel, set to release in 2022. 

  1. Cheaper by the Dozen

A fourth retelling of this iconic story is set to release in March 2022. It will focus on a multiracial blended family of 12. 

  1. Hocus Pocus 2

Three women accidentally bring the Sanderson Sisters to modern Salem, Massachusetts. They must work together to stop the witches from wreaking havoc on the town before they cause harm to any unsuspecting children. 

  1. Pinocchio 

“Pinocchio” is a rendition of the classic tale through the use of stop-motion technology. It was originally set to release in 2013, but the project took much longer to piece together than anticipated, so it is now set to release in 2022. Here is a trailer

  1. Sneakerella

A remake of the iconic fairy tale that we know and love, but set in the sneakerhead culture of New York City and with gender swaps! Set to premiere on Disney+, February 18, 2022. Here’s the trailer

National Geographic/Documentaries/Concerts

  1. The Beatles: Get Back

A 3-day special docu-series showcasing the Beatles performing “I’ve Got a Feeling.” The special starts on November 25, 2021. 

  1. Limitless with Chris Hemsworth

A 6-part National Geographic series following Chris Hemsworth as he explores the full potential of the human body. 

  1. Welcome to Earth

Another 6-part National Geographic series following Will Smith as he explores the great wonders of the Earth. 

  1. America the Beautiful

And… another 6-part series, showcasing the beauty of nature in America. 

More TV Series 

  1. Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers

This live-action/CGI feature follows Chip and Dale, a chipmunk/detective duo that fight crimes “too small” for the cops. 

  1. Willow

A sequel series to the original “Willow” (1988), centering around a magical dwarf farmer. 

  1. Tiana

It has been a dozen years now since “The Princess and the Frog,” and we are finally getting an animated musical series following Tiana as she sets off on an adventure, set to release in 2023. 

  1. Zootopia+

This marks the return of our favorite “Zootopia” characters in a short series set to release in 2022. 

  1. Cars on the Road

This animated series will follow Lightning McQueen and Mater as they set off on a cross-country adventure. 

  1. Baymax

A spinoff of “Big Hero 6,” following our favorite puffy marshmallow robot guy, Baymax. This is set to release in summer 2022. 

  1. The Spider-Wick Chronicles

A series based on the best-selling books following the Grace family as they move into their ancestral house and solve a big mystery involving their great-great uncle who had discovered a parallel universe. 

  1. The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder

A spinoff series following Penny Proud as a grown-up. You can find the trailer here

  1. Win or Lose

This will be Pixar’s first long-form animated series. Every episode will follow a different player on a middle school co-ed softball team. It is set to stream in 2023. 

  1. High School Musical: The Musical: The Series Season 3 

Another season of the musical drama, “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series,” which follows a group of high school students who are putting on “High School Musical” in the same high school where the original musical took place: East High School. 

  1. Disney Intertwined (Entrelazados)

This is already on Disney+ and ready to stream. It is the first Disney original series produced in Latin America, following Allegra, who is ready to achieve her dreams of joining a prestigious music company. 

Animated Movies

  1. The Ice Age Adventures of Buck Wild

The Ice Age Franchise is back with its sixth installment, featuring Buck, Crash, and Eddie on their adventure to the Dinosaur World. 

  1. Better Nate Than Ever 

Based on a book by Tim Federle, the movie follows a 13-year-old boy who is seen as unpopular but has big dreams of making it on Broadway. 

  1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid

An animated version of our favorite childhood book series “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” is coming to Disney+ on December 3, 2021, with the sequel, “Rodrick Rules’ coming in 2022. 

Out of this massive list, what movies or shows are you most looking forward to watching? With so many options to choose from, there’s no wrong answer!

Abby Doonan ('24) is the Arts Editor for The Anchor and was previously a staff writer. She is a theatre and communication double major from Kalamazoo, Michigan. Abby loves acting, any music that makes her dance or sing, hula hooping, romcom movies, and all things Marvel. She is passionate about arts journalism and strives to publish content that keeps you updated on all the artsy things!

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