Here is a look at everything that’s coming to Disney+ in the United States this week.
Highlights include the two episodes premiere of “National Treasure: Edge of History,” “The Simpsons Meet the Bocellis in ‘Feliz Navidad” short, and the Disney+ Original Documentary “If These Walls Could Sing.”
A new episode of “Willow” is available along with the finale episode of “The Santa Clauses.”
New library titles include the first special for “The Owl House” Season 3, “Beauty and the Beast: A 30th Celebration,” “The Muppets Most Wanted” sing-along version and more.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2022
National Treasure: Edge of History – Episodes 1&2 – Premiere
Episode 1 “I’m a Ghost”
22-year-old Jess Valenzuela’s life is turned upside down when she meets a mysterious stranger who holds a clue to an ancient treasure linked to her long- dead father. With the help of her friend Tasha, Jess uses her knack for puzzle-solving to try and crack the clue. But they both soon realize they’re in way over their heads when Billie—a ruthless black-market antiquities dealer—joins the hunt.
Episode 2 “The Treasure Map”
With their friend kidnapped by a rival treasure hunter, Jess and her best friend, Tasha, hatch an elaborate plan to get him back, leading to a ransom exchange on a WWII warship, where Jess realizes this treasure hunt is too dangerous to continue. But will all that change when Liam Sadusky lets her in on one of his own family secrets?
The Santa Clauses – Episode 6 – Finale – “Chapter Six: A Christmas to Remember”
The Calvins race against Simon to find the Santa coat in order to save Christmas. Simon realizes the error of his ways and steps aside to let Scott be Santa again. The elves return and everyone hustles to get this year’s Christmas deliveries pulled off in time.
Scott takes his family on the delivery run, then they return to retake their place as the first family of the North Pole.
Willow – Episode 4
An epic period fantasy series with a modern sensibility set in an enchanted land of breathtaking beauty, “Willow” features a diverse international cast with Jonathan Kasdan, Ron Howard, Wendy Mericle, Kathleen Kennedy, and Michelle Rejwan serving as executive producers. The story began with an aspiring magician from a Nelwyn village and an infant girl destined to unite the realms, who together helped destroy an evil queen and banish the forces of darkness. Now, in a magical world where brownies, sorcerers, trolls, and other mystical creatures flourish, the adventure continues, as an unlikely group of heroes set off on a dangerous quest to places far beyond their home, where they must face their inner demons and come together to save their world.
Sumo Do, Sumo Don’t! – Episode 9
Ryota trains hard for the upcoming tournament, with Honoka advising him. Natsuko and Arisa are deeply moved to see the team united. Honoka’s graduation is approaching, and the thought of parting ways with Ryota saddens her. Meanwhile, she hears that Natsuko and Aoki are planning the first-ever co-ed tournament.
NEW LIBRARY TITLES:
Alaska’s Deadliest (S1)
Alaska’s deadliest thrive in one of America’s last wild frontiers.
Broken Karaoke (Shorts) (S1, 1 episode)
Disney characters sing along to songs.
Drain the Oceans (S5)
Maritime mysteries – old and new – come to life in this 10-episode series, combining scientific data and digital re-creations to reveal shipwrecks, treasures, and sunken cities on the bottom of lakes, seas and oceans around the world. Innovative technology allows viewers to see what lies on the floors of large bodies of water such as the Gulf of Mexico, the Nile, the Indian Ocean, the Baltic Sea and the Atlantic Ocean as if they had been drained. Then, in a quest to explain natural wonders and man-made catastrophes, stories tell of how vessels sank, what ancient geological formations reveal about life on Earth, where Nazi secrets now reside, and why so many continue to search for the legendary city of Atlantis.
The Great Christmas Light Fight (S10)
Carter Oosterhouse and Taniya Nayak judge elaborate Christmas displays created by families across the country. Each episode features the holiday home transformations of four families that were selected through a nationwide search based on past elaborate Christmas light displays, choreography, and extravagant designs as they compete to deck their homes out in the ultimate show of Christmas spirit. Once a winner is chosen, the judges return to the home to congratulate the family and present the $50,000 prize.
The Owl House (S3, 1 episode)
Picking up immediately following the events of the season two finale, the first special, “Thanks to Them,” finds Luz and her friends stuck in the human realm and willing to go to daring lengths to return to the Boiling Isles.
Positive Energy (S1)
Finding new sources of energy is a worldwide challenge. Modern societies are accustomed to citizens turning on lights at the flick of a switch, gassing up fast cars, and cheaply flying from city to city, but how will continued energy needs be met without damaging the planet? This series finds former “Mythbusters” host Kari Byron and British TV personality Dallas Campbell presenting innovators around the world who are creating new ways to power the future. Revealed are visionary large- and small-scale projects aimed at finding clean, renewable, affordable energy, and the hosts even help create a new energy installation.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2022
The Simpsons meet the Bocellis in ‘Feliz Navidad’
In the upcoming short from “The Simpsons,” Homer surprises Marge with the ultimate gift: an unforgettable performance from Italian opera superstar Andrea Bocelli and his 25-year-old son Matteo and 10-year-old daughter Virginia.
NEW LIBRARY TITLES:
No Titles Announced Yet
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2022
If These Walls Could Sing – Premiere
“If These Walls Could Sing,” a Disney Original Documentary, gives exclusive access to the most famous and longest-running studio in the world, Abbey Road Studios. In this personal film of memory and discovery, director Mary McCartney guides us through nine decades to tell the stories of some of the studio’s most iconic recordings — and the people who made them happen.
Le Pupille – Premiere
From writer and director, Alice Rohrwacher, and Academy Award®-winning producer, Alfonso Cuarón, “Le Pupille” is a tale of innocence, greed and fantasy. This live action short is about desires, pure and selfish, about freedom and devotion, and about the anarchy that is capable of flowering in the minds of girls within the confines of a strict religious boarding school at Christmas.
NEW LIBRARY TITLES:
Beauty and the Beast: A 30th Celebration
The special presentation includes live never-before-seen musical performances and features brand-new sets and breathtaking costumes inspired by the classic story. Each performance is created to pay homage while also adding to the iconic story for viewers at home. Songs from the original animated classic will be performed in front of a live audience at Disney Studios.
Heroes of the Long Road Home with Martha Raddatz
A behind the scenes look at how the `Long Road Home’ series tracked the twists and turns of the journey home from combat of the soldiers of the 2-5 Cav
Sicilian Mafia boss Totò Riina, known as `the boss of bosses’ gets his comeuppance when he is finally arrested in Palermo, Italy, after living as a fugitive and on the run for 23 years.
Muppets Most Wanted (Sing-Along Version)
“Muppets Most Wanted”, the sequel to 2011’s “The Muppets”, follows Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Animal, and the rest of the Muppets as they head off on a European tour by the suggestion of their new manager, Dominic (Ricky Gervais). Mayhem unfolds as Kermit the Frog is mistaken for international criminal, Constantine. With Kermit behind bars, the Muppets find themselves in an international crime caper narrated by the witty monologue of Kermit the Frog quotes. Can Sam the Eagle and Interpol agent Jean Pierre Napoleon (Ty Burrell) save the day? Will Kermit escape prison and Warden Nadya (Tina Fey)? Will Constantine get away with the dastardly plan?
Where Oceans Collide
Central America, an ancient strip of land, linking massive continents, twisted and shaped over eons by volcanic fire, punishing storms and raging seas. Its brutal beginning made a home for some of the most diverse wildlife in the world. Tuna hunt together, corralling fish into a magnificent moving ball, parrots make a home in the seemingly unhospitable active volcanoes and the forest floor is covered with tropical army ant soldiers marching side by side, tearing into almost every living creature that falls into their clutches.