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New To Disney+ This Week (US)

Here is a look at everything that’s coming to Disney+ in the United States this week.

Highlights include the Disney+ Original series “Among the Stars” which releases all 6 episodes on October 6 and the “Muppets Haunted Mansion” Halloween special debuts on October 8.

New episodes continue to roll out for Disney+ Originals “Doogie Kamealoha M.D.” and the season finales of “Turner & Hooch” and “What If…?” will release on October 6.

New library titles include “Black Widow,” “Under Wraps” and more.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2021

DISNEY+ ORIGINALS

Among The Stars – All Episodes Streaming

A six-part docuseries with fly on the wall access into the wider world of NASA, with cameras on Earth and in space. NASA astronaut Captain Chris Cassidy is on a quest to get back in his spacesuit for one last mission. This series follows Chris and the wider team who take on missions that risk life, limb and reputation for the greater good of humankind. Join them as their missions unfold.


Fauci

“Fauci” delivers a rare glimpse into the long-standing professional career and personal life of the ultimate public servant, who after a lifetime of service faced his biggest test: a pandemic whose ferocity is unmatched in modern history. With his signature blend of scientific acumen, candor and integrity, Dr. Anthony Fauci became a cultural icon during the COVID-19 pandemic. But that has come at a cost as he has also faced attacks from adversaries in a nation increasingly divided by political party lines — with science increasingly caught in the crosshairs.


Turner & Hooch – Episode 12 – “Bite Club”- Finale

On the heels of getting captured in episode 111, Scott is desperate to escape and reunite with Hooch. With no way out, he realizes his only hope is to team up with Nuke, an angry pit bull who badly needs a friend. Laura rounds up every person and every dog she can find to rescue her brother, stop Walton, and pull off a daring rescue before it’s too late


“Chip ‘n’ Dale: Park Life” – Episode 11 –  “Night of the Pizza Moon / Who’s Your Granny? / Summer Sidekick Syndrome”

Chip and Dale venture into the city! / An old lady squirrel squats in the chipmunk’s home. / Dale wants to do things on his own.


What If…? – Episode 9 – Season Finale

“What If…?” flips the script on the MCU, reimagining famous events from the films in unexpected ways. Marvel Studios’ first animated series focuses on different heroes from the MCU, featuring a voice cast that includes a host of stars who reprise their roles. The series is directed by Bryan Andrews; AC Bradley is head writer.


Doogie Kamealoha M.D. – Episode 5 – “Dunk Cost”

Clara is determined to lock down the Chief of Staff position. While she tries to win over the outgoing Chief of Staff, Dr. Choi, Benny learns that Lahela is pursuing a new passion. She’s intrigued with DripFlip, a website sneakerheads use to buy and sell limited-edition shoes for profit. He jumps at the chance to enjoy quality time with his daughter and impart wisdom from his stock-trading days. When Lahela takes it too far, Benny shares a lesson about balance and what’s most important in life.


NEW LIBRARY TITLES

Black Widow (Available to all Disney+ Subscribers)

 

In Black Widow, Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow confronts the darker parts of her ledger when a dangerous conspiracy with ties to her past arises. Pursued by a force that will stop at nothing to bring her down, Natasha must deal with her history as a spy and the broken relationships left in her wake long before she became an Avenger. Scarlett Johansson reprises her role as Natasha/Black Widow, Florence Pugh stars as Yelena, David Harbour portrays Alexei/The Red Guardian, and Rachel Weisz is Melina.


Disney Junior The Chicken Squad (S1) Ep. The Surprise Party Surprise / U.F. Oh-No

Inspired by Doreen Cronin’s popular children’s books, the series follows a trio of young chicken siblings—Coop, Sweetie and Little Boo—and their retired search and rescue dog mentor, Captain Tully. Together, they team up on problem-solving adventures in their backyard to help their animal friends, while modeling what it means to be good community helpers and finding the joy in assisting others.


 Drain The Oceans: The Mississippi River & Arctic War (S1)

Experts use modern technology to scope the seabeds where ships sank, cities lie and treasures hide. With this data, they try to theorise natural wonders and disasters.


 Drain The Oceans (S4)

Experts use modern technology to scope the seabeds where ships sank, cities lie and treasures hide. With this data, they try to theorise natural wonders and disasters.


The Ghost And Molly McGee (S1), 5 episodes

 

Created and executive produced by Bill Motz and Bob Roth (“LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures”), along with executive producer Steve Loter (“Kim Possible”), the series follows tween optimist Molly, who lives to make the world a better place, and grumpy ghost Scratch, whose job is to spread misery.


 Impact With Gal Gadot (S1)

Gal Gadot follows six women making an extraordinary impact in their communities. Despite living in areas marked by violence and poverty, these women are determined to improve the lives of those around them.


 Muppet Babies (S3), 9 episodes

In season 3 of the Emmy Award-nominated series a new Muppet named Rozzie is introduced, the newly adopted sister of Fozzie Bear. The reimagined, CG-animated Muppet Babies, which chronicles the hilarious playroom antics of a young Kermit the Frog, Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo, Animal and Summer Penguin, is Disney Channel’s #1 series with kids 2-5 and has garnered a total of 255 million views on Disney Junior YouTube since its March 2018 premiere.


Puppy Dog Pals (S4), 5 episodes

Fun-loving pug puppies, brothers Bingo and Rolly, have thrill-seeking appetites that take them on exhilarating adventures in their neighborhood and around the globe. Whether helping their owner Bob, assisting a friend in need or exploring with their pal Keia, the pugs’ motto is that life is more exciting with your best friend by your side. Each episode features two 11-minute stories that showcase Bingo and Rolly’s similarities and differences while demonstrating positive lessons about friendship, problem-solving, collaboration, creativity and adventure.


Spidey And His Amazing Friends (S1) Ep. Rocket Rhino / Trick Or Trace-E

“Marvel’s Spidey and his Amazing Friends” follows the adventures of Peter Parker, Gwen Stacy and Miles Morales as they team up with Hulk, Ms. Marvel and Black Panther to defeat foes like Rhino, Doc Ock and Green Goblin and learn that teamwork is the best way to save the day. Geared towards preschoolers and their families, the Spidey Team models the importance of helping others and highlights themes of friendship, cooperation and problem-solving. The season one voice cast includes Benjamin Valic (“Sonic the Hedgehog”) as Peter Parker, Lily Sanfelippo (Disney Junior’s “The Chicken Squad”) as Gwen Stacy and Jakari Fraser (“Ben Is Back”) as Miles Morales.


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2021

DISNEY+ ORIGINALS

“Muppets Haunted Mansion” Halloween Special

The Great Gonzo – world famous daredevil artiste, has done it all, seen it all, and survived it all. But on Halloween night, the fearless Gonzo takes on the greatest challenge of his life by spending one very daring night in the most grim grinning place on Earth …The Haunted Mansion.

Inspired by all four of the iconic Disney Haunted Mansion attractions located across the globe at various Disney Parks, the “Muppets Haunted Mansion” includes many hidden easter eggs for Disney fans and “Muppet-ized” sets and props that help immerse viewers in the storytelling experience.


NEW LIBRARY TITLES

Under Wraps

The contemporary comedic remake of the 1997 Halloween classic of the same name follows three 12-year-old friends, Marshall, Gilbert and Amy. They happen upon and awaken a mummy, which they affectionately name Harold, and must rush to return him to his resting place before midnight on Halloween. Along the way, the team narrowly escapes a nefarious group of criminals intent on selling the mummy to the highest bidder. When Harold is inevitably captured, Marshall, Gilbert and Amy must band together to stand up to the criminals, face their fears and rescue their new—but rather “ancient”—friend.


 Disney Junior Mickey’s Tale Of Two Witches

On Halloween, Mickey tells Pluto a story about two witches-in-training, Minnie the Wonderful and Daisy Doozy, who must pass four tests to graduate from the Witch Academy in Happy Haunt Hills. While Daisy isn’t confident about passing, she and Minnie join forces, along with Count Mickula and the gang, to defeat a mischievous ghost. Minnie and Daisy learn that working together makes their magic and their friendship stronger.


The Most Magical Story on Earth: 50 Years of Walt Disney World

The primetime special takes viewers on a fascinating journey of Walt Disney World Resort from its origins to its development over time to the impact the Resort has had on pop culture to a special look into the future of the Resort. This riveting story is told through incredible interviews with celebrities, athletes, Disney Imagineers, and Disney executives and cast members past and present.

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