One Disney+ Original ends, another begins – March 19th marks the premiere of THE FALCON AND THE WINTER SOLDIER. Read on for everything news and streaming this week on Disney+.
“The Mighty Ducks” Trilogy Is Now Streaming On Hulu And ESPN+ Ahead Of Series Premiere Of “The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers” On Disney+ On March 26
Available Now – For a limited time, “The Mighty Ducks” Trilogy is now streaming on Hulu and ESPN+. Starting March 16, and continuing until May 28, Hulu and ESPN+ subscribers can watch the original three films and upgrade to The Disney Bundle to stream the new original series “The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers,” premiering March 26, only on Disney+. This marks the first time movies have been programmed across The Disney Bundle to support an original series premiere on one of the three streaming services.
Mindy Kaling Joins The Cast Of Disney+ Original Series ‘Monsters At Work’ From Disney Television Animation
Mindy Kaling has joined the cast of Disney+’s highly anticipated animated series “Monsters At Work.” Kaling will voice the role of Val Little, an enthusiastic member of the Monsters, Inc. Facilities Team (aka “MIFT”). Additionally, Bonnie Hunt will reprise her role as Ms. Flint, who was formerly in charge of training new Scarers at Monsters, Inc., but will now manage the department responsible for recruiting and training the funniest monsters to become Jokesters. “Monsters At Work” will begin streaming Friday, July 2, exclusively on Disney+.
“Monsters At Work” takes place the day after the Monsters, Incorporated power plant started harvesting the laughter of children to fuel the city of Monstropolis, thanks to Mike and Sulley’s discovery that laughter generates ten times more energy than screams. It follows the story of Tylor Tuskmon, an eager young monster who graduated top of his class at Monsters University and always dreamed of becoming a Scarer until he lands a job at Monsters, Incorporated, and discovers that scaring is out and laughter is in. After Tylor is temporarily reassigned to the Monsters, Inc. Facilities Team (MIFT), he must work alongside a misfit bunch of mechanics while setting his sights on becoming a Jokester.
In addition to Crystal, Goodman and Hunt, returning cast members from the original movies include John Ratzenberger as Yeti and Tylor’s dad, Bernard, Jennifer Tilly as Celia Mae and Bob Peterson as Roze, twin sister to his original “Monsters, Inc.” character, Roz. Voicing additional characters are Stephen Stanton (“Star Wars Resistance”) as Smitty and Needleman, the bumbling custodial team at Monsters, Inc., and Aisha Tyler (“Archer”) as Tylor’s mom, Millie Tuskmon.
This Week on Disney+ for Friday, March 19
Disney+ Original Series or Premieres
Series Premiere The Falcon and the Winter Soldier – “Episode 1”
This series stars Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson aka The Falcon, and Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes aka The Winter Soldier. The pair, who came together in the final moments of “Avengers: Endgame,” team up on a global adventure that tests their abilities—and their patience. Directed by Kari Skogland with Malcolm Spellman serving as head writer, the six-episode series also stars Daniel Brühl as Zemo, Emily VanCamp as Sharon Carter, and Wyatt Russell as John Walker. Join us every Friday at 7:45pm PT for a Zoom Chat on Falcon – sign up for our Weekly Newsletter to get the link!
Wondering if you should watch? Check out our spoiler-free review, as well as some fun Behind-the-Scenes info.
New to Streaming on Disney+
These series and films are not Disney+ Originals, but they will begin streaming on March 19 unless otherwise noted.
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