Leading into the final week before Christmas, Disney+ is dropping lots of gifts for us! The Mandalorian Finale, the premiere of On Pointe. Into The Woods and S3 of Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventure arrive. Read on for more news and everything streaming this week on Disney+!
“DISNEY GALLERY: THE MANDALORIAN” SECOND SEASON IS A BEHIND-THE-SCENES HOUR-LONG SPECIAL
Premiering December 25 – Merry Christmas to us! In this new installment of “Disney Gallery, filmmakers and cast provide unprecedented access to the storytelling decisions and innovations that went into the second season of The Mandalorian.
DISNEY PIXAR’S “SOUL” ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACKAND 2 VINYL ALBUMS AVAILABLE NOW
Digital Soundtrack and vinyl albums — “Soul” is set in two distinct worlds, gritty New York City and the ethereal cosmic realms of The Great Before, which called for two styles of music that help shape and define each world. Globally renowned musician and GRAMMY® nominee Jon Batiste provided the original jazz compositions and arrangements for the film, and Oscar® winners Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross (“The Social Network”), from Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Nine Inch Nails, created an original score that will drift between the real and soul worlds. The soundtrack also includes the songs “Rappin Ced” performed by Daveed Diggs, “Parting Ways” performed by Cody ChesnuTT, and Batiste’s cover of the Curtis Mayfield classic “It’s All Right.”
This Week on Disney+ for Friday, December 18
Disney+ Original Series or Premieres
Season Finale The Mandalorian – “Chapter 16 – The Rescue”
The name is not given until you watch the episode and see the Title Card. The write-up is the same as last week: The Mandalorian and the Child continue their journey, facing enemies and rallying allies as they make their way through a dangerous galaxy in the tumultuous era after the collapse of the Galactic Empire.
Original Series Premiere On Pointe
Six-part docu-series that captures a season in the School of American Ballet (SAB) in New York City. While older students from all over the country rigorously train for professional careers, younger students from New York City are put through their paces as they rehearse and perform in New York City Ballet’s holiday classic “George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker” onstage at Lincoln Center.
Premiere Arendelle Castle Yule Log
Three hours of the lovely Arendelle Castle log fire merrily crackling away. Set the mood in your home!
Premiere Dory’s Reef Cam
Three hours of aquatic wildlife from the world of Nemo and Dory. Set the mood in your home!
Winter Finale The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse
- “Supermarket Scramble’”
- “Just the Four of Us”
Extras – Beyond the Clouds: Creating Zach’s World
Justin speaks to the significance of intertwining surprising elements throughout the film to create and maintain not only the sincerity of the set but also the emotional resonance through the entirety of production. From Zach’s director’s chair to wardrobe and set dressing, it starts to become quite clear — Zach is here every step of the way.
New to Streaming on Disney+
These series and films are not Disney+ Originals, but they will begin streaming on December 4 unless otherwise noted. Can’t wait for ANASTASIA!!!
I’m a Disney+ Junkie and Want More!!!
- 437: Celebrating 100 Years of Disney / Remembering Costume Designer Shawna Trpcic
- Star Warsologies 41: Vanessa Marshall on storytelling and voicing Hera Syndulla
- Star Warsologies 40: “Andor: Making a Rebel, Making a Rebellion” panel from San Diego Comic-Con 2023
- 418: Hal Hickel – Part 2! ILM Animation Supervisor on THE MANDALORIAN S3
- 417: Hal Hickel, ILM Animation Supervisor