Top 10 Disney+ original shows and classic movies to look forward to
Disney+ made its debut in mid-November and crashed the same day due to the mass amount of demand from fans of all ages. Since then, the streaming service has remained at the top of conversation topics due to its packed catalog with incredible TV series and movies, but it’s really only getting started.
1. The Lion King
The live-action adaptation is set to release in the United States, Canada, New Zealand and Australia Jan 28. This version of The Lion King brought in over $1.6 billion globally and features the voices of Donald Glover, Beyoncé, John Oliver and Seth Rogen.
2. Lizzie McGuire
Hilary Duff will be returning to her role as Lizzie McGuire (and her animated alter ego) in addition to Robert Carradine and Hallie Todd reprising her parents and Jake Thomas as her not-so-little brother Matt. Besides her family, Adam Lamberg has been confirmed to revive his role as Gordo, but there’s still no word on if Lalaine will come back for her role as Miranda Sanchez. The series confirmed it’s set to release in 2020 with a first look but is currently on hold after creator Terri Minsky stepped away two episodes in.
3. Love, Simon
Becky Albertalli’s YA novel about a closeted gay teen learning to accept his identity was first adapted into a movie in 2018, and now Disney+ is turning it into a full-blown series. Love, Simon will focus on a new character, Victor (Michael Cimino), but the film’s original protagonist Nick Robinson will stay on as both a narrator and producer. The series will launch sometime in 2020 and hopefully include just as many Panic! At The Disco references.
4. Monsters At Work
Monsters At Work is an upcoming animated series based on the beloved movie Monsters, Inc. Billy Crystal and John Goodman will be returning as adored Mike and Sulley, respectively. The series will be a sequel set just six months following the animated movie and features a new character, Tylor Tuskmon, played by Ben Feldman (Superstore, Mad Men).
5. Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker
Episode IX hit theaters Dec. 20, but the film will go straight to Disney+ following its exit from the big screen. This will also be the case for all Marvel Cinematic Universe movies (post-Captain Marvel). Everything, besides the Spider-Man films, will go directly to Disney+ following its theater departure.
We have to wait a little longer for the Loki series. It’s currently set to release in spring 2021. The series will follow the younger Loki who escaped during the time-travel segment of Avengers: Endgame.
The 2015 live-action adaptation is set to hit Disney+ Sept. 1. The classic tale tells of the beautiful Cinderella, her horrible stepmother and stepsisters and Prince Charming coming to her rescue.
8. The Falcon And The Winter Soldier
Malcolm Spellman (Empire) and Derek Kolstad (John Wick) are the writers behind the series that’s currently set to be released in the fall of 2020. Helmut Zemo (Daniel Brühl) and Sharon Carter (Emily VanCamp) will also join Sam Wilson/The Falcon (Anthony Mackie) and Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) to reprise their roles for the series.
The Angelina Jolie version won’t be hitting Disney+ until Oct. 1 due to existing agreements elsewhere. The 2019 sequel, Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil, is rumored to be added to the Disney+ catalog before then, with a summer 2020 release date.
Paul Bettany (Vision) and Elizabeth Olsen (Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch) will reprise their big-screen roles in this Disney+ series adaptation. Kat Dennings (Darcy Lewis) and Randall Park (agent Jimmy Woo) will also be reprising their MCU roles. Kathryn Hahn is also joining the cast as a nosy neighbor. Having moved up from its original 2021 release, the series is set to drop sometime this year.
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