Marvel 616 & The Real Right Stuff Join a Legion of Disney+ Original Premieres
This week marks the series finales of The Right Stuff and One Day At Disney, but also welcomes NEW exciting original content like Marvel 616! Keep it up Disney+, and you’ll have us for another year.
As for Disney+ news, trailers for original movies and specials came out this week – Godmothered, Safety, and High School Musical: The Musical: The Holiday Special. Keep scrolling to find everything NEW you can watch this week on Disney+!
ALL-NEW CHRISTMAS COMEDY “GODMOTHERED” GETS A TRAILER
Premieres December 4 — Set at Christmas time, “Godmothered” is a comedy about Eleanor, a young, inexperienced fairy godmother-in-training (Jillian Bell) who upon hearing that her chosen profession is facing extinction, decides to show the world that people still need fairy godmothers. Finding a mislaid letter from a 10-year-old girl in distress, Eleanor tracks her down and discovers that the girl, Mackenzie, is now a 40-year-old single mom (Isla Fisher) working at a news station in Boston. Having lost her husband several years earlier, Mackenzie has all but given up on the idea of “Happily Ever After,” but Eleanor is bound and determined to give Mackenzie a happiness makeover, whether she likes it or not.
“HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL: THE MUSICAL: THE HOLIDAY SPECIAL” TRAILER
Premiering December 11: Holiday Specials aren’t just for Star Wars!!! In this all-new holiday music special, the cast of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series delivers an abundance of feel-good holiday cheer. They perform their favorite Christmas, Hanukkah and New Year’s songs and share anecdotes from their memorable holidays, best – and most embarrassing! – presents, favorite holiday traditions, family Christmas photos, and poignant New Year’s resolutions. High School Musical: The Musical: The Holiday Special will also feature a sneak peek of the very first performance in the highly anticipated second season of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series.
Debuting Friday November 20: The soundtrack from the special will be available on all streaming services.
POWERFUL AND MOVING DRAMA “SAFETY” – WATCH THE TRAILER
Premiering December 11: Safety is inspired by the empowering true story of former Clemson University football safety Ray McElrathbey, a young man facing a series of challenging circumstances, whose dedication and persistence help him to triumph over repeated adversities. Aided by his teammates and the Clemson community, he succeeds on the field while simultaneously raising and caring for his 11-year-old brother Fahmarr.
The film stars Jay Reeves (“All American,” “The Tax Collector”) as Ray and newcomer Thaddeus J. Mixson as Fahmarr along with Corinne Foxx, Matthew Glave, Hunter Sansone, Amanda Warren, Miles Burris, Isaac Bell, Elijah Bell and James Badge Dale. It is directed by Reginald Hudlin (“Marshall”) and produced by Mark Ciardi, p.g.a. (“Secretariat,” “Miracle”) and Gordon Gray (“Million Dollar Arm,” ”The Rookie”) with a screenplay written by Nick Santora (“The Most Dangerous Game,” “The Fugitive”). Douglas S. Jones and Campbell McIinnis served as executive producers.
This Week on Disney+ for Friday, November 20
Disney+ Original Series or Premieres
Original DocuSeries Premiere Marvel 616
Marvel’s 616 explores Marvel’s rich legacy of pioneering characters, creators and storytelling to reflect the world outside your window. It’s comprised of 8 mini-documentaries helmed by a unique filmmaker. To learn more, check out the ComicCon@Home Panel with Executive Producers. Episodes in this anthology series will cover topics including Marvel’s world- spanning artists, the trailblazing women of Marvel Comics, discovering the “forgotten” characters of Marvel, and much more. We can’t wait for this series!!
Original Documentary Premiere The Real Right Stuff
“The Real Right Stuff” tells the remarkable true story of the nation’s first astronauts, the original Mercury 7, and pulls from hundreds of hours of archival film and radio broadcasts, interviews, home movies and other rare and never-before-seen material to catapult viewers back to the late 1950s. The two-hour documentary, from National Geographic, complements the Disney+ original scripted series “The Right Stuff” which will premiere its season finale on the same day.
Season Finale The Right Stuff Episode 108 “Flight”
After Shepard’s dramatic voyage to space, he feels underwhelmed and restless. Heeding Glenn’s advice, Shepard attempts to quell his ambition with gratitude for his wife and children. While Shepard’s marriage somehow remains intact, Gordo and Trudy’s may never recover. Meanwhile, when JFK publicly issues a challenge for NASA to send a man to the moon, Glenn’s drive to top Shepard is reignited.
The Mandalorian Episode 204 – “Chapter 12”
The name is not given until you watch the episode and see the Title Card. So “Episode 204 – Chapter 12” is extra confusing. I’m confused trying to type it! 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.
Season Finale One Day at Disney Episode 151 – “Season Finale”
A train lover all his life, Steam Train Engineer Mark Gonzales fulfills his dream of working at Disneyland Resort. To Mark, it’s more than just a train ride, and he strives to create memorable moments for guests as he transports them around the parks on one of Walt’s favorite attractions.
Tuesday, November 17 – Original Premiere of LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special
“The LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special” reunites Rey, Finn, Poe, Chewie, Rose and the droids for a joyous feast on Life Day, a holiday first introduced in the 1978 “Star Wars Holiday Special.” The new LEGO special is the first to debut on Disney+ and will continue the rich legacy of collaboration between Lucasfilm and LEGO—playful adventures told in the endearingly irreverent way that only LEGO Star Wars co branded content can. For the Trailer and more info, check out our article and get ready for this amazing show!
New to Streaming on Disney+
These series and films are not Disney+ Originals, but they will begin streaming on November 13 unless otherwise noted.
- Planes: Fire and Rescue
Keep up with all things Disney+
- 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