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Disney+ Australia: What's New For November 27 - December 15, 2019

Poster for One Day at Disney
Sean Fang Wed, 27/11/2019 - 10:37

This is the first in a regular series of articles previewing what will be arriving on the Australian and New Zealand version of Disney+/Disney Plus in the near future.

Disney+ still so new, so we really don't have any idea what kind of content update schedule it will be following. Until now. Writing our first "What's New" for Disney+, it appears that Fridays are a big day for Disney+, as is the start of the month for the addition of new content from the famous Disney vault.

The show that has gotten the most attention so far has to be 'The Mandalorian', with new episodes coming every Friday (at 12:01 am U.S. PT, which is 7:01 pm AEDT), you can already read the synopsis for the future episodes below (which isn't giving much away, to be honest).

The big new show coming to Disney+ for the first half of December is 'One Day At Disney', a 52+ episode documentary series on the men and women behind the magic, including animators such as Eric Goldberg, who created the Genie in Aladdin and many other characters, or Ryan Meinerding, Marvel Studio’s head of visual development. The series starts with a feature-length episode on December 3, with new episodes coming every, you guessed it, Friday. I've since watched part of a screener of the first episode, and it's everything you would expect - an ode to the people behind the magic at Disney.

Still from The Mandalorian

I'm also personally looking forward to episode 6 of 'The World According to Jeff Goldblum', in which Goldblum gives us his unique take on the topic of video gaming. Catch this episode on December 13.

And on the first of December, an influx of content arrives with multiple seasons of 'Henry Hugglemonster' (Seasons 1-2), 'Miles From Tomorrowland' (Seasons 1-3), 'Sheriff Callie’s Wild West' (Seasons 1-2), and 'Star vs. The Forces of Evil'.

Still from Anastasia

There's also the addition of 'Anastasia' and 'Garfield' from the Fox equivalent of the Disney vault. The first two seasons of the Nat Geo series 'Supercar Megabuild' arrives too on that day.


So plenty of new stuff in the first-ever Disney+ update and I'm sure more will be arriving soon once the talented team behind Disney+ get into the rhythm of things.

November 27 - December 15, 2019 Schedule:

Here's a list of everything that's coming to Disney+ from November 27 - December 15, 2019. Content highlighted above shown in bold below.

Available November 27
+ The Wonderful World of Disney Presents The Little Mermaid Live!


November 29
+ The Mandalorian - Chapter 4
The Mandalorian teams up with an ex-soldier to protect a village from raiders.

+ High School Musical: The Musical: The Series - Episode 104 - "Blocking"
After Nini discovers that E.J. isn’t who she thinks he is, Ashlyn gets caught in the middle. Gina and E.J. team up as “wonderstudies,” and Ricky gets an unexpected visitor at home.

+ Encore! - Episode 104 - "Grease"
Twenty-eight years ago, classmates from Hackensack High School in Hackensack, New Jersey performed the Broadway classic “Grease.” Now, the cast returns to reprise the roles of their youth with the help of Broadway professionals.

+ Marvel’s Hero Project - Episode 104 - “Here Comes Hailey”
When Hailey’s grandmother started to suffer from Alzheimer’s, Hailey was afraid she would lose the close bond they shared. So Hailey found a way to connect. Through the power of puzzles, Hailey teaches other kids dealing with their loved ones’ dementia how to make connections for a strong family. Now, Marvel will recognise her compassionate work as she becomes part of Marvel’s Hero Project.

+ The Imagineering Story - Part 4 - “Hit or Miss”
After a tragic downturn, Michael Eisner steps back from creative stress and hires business minded managers to fill the void. The pendulum swings from art to commerce. The Imagineers enter an era of austerity. While some projects enjoy enormous success, others are cancelled, and still others, disappoint. The pattern seems irreversible.

+ The World According to Jeff Goldblum - Episode 104 - “Denim”
Jeff Goldblum slips into the tight-fitting world of DENIM to explore its transformation from a workman’s uniform to an empowering statement of identity. He adventures down abandoned mine shafts with “Indiana Jeans;” seeks out vintage denim at America’s biggest flea market; and joins Texan denim-clad line dancers all while he uncovers the fascinating history of the garment that took over the world.

+ Forky Asks A Question - “What is Time?”
Rex uses the age of real dinosaurs as an example to give Forky an understanding of the concept of time.

+ Disney Family Sundays - Episode 104 - Up: Map
The globetrotting Crownholm family joins DIY Expert Amber Kemp-Gerstel for an activity inspired by Pixar's "Up"


December 1
+ Henry Hugglemonster (Seasons 1-2)
+ Miles From Tomorrowland (Seasons 1-3)
+ Sheriff Callie’s Wild West (Seasons 1-2)
+ Star vs. The Forces of Evil (Seasons 1-4)
+ Garfield
+ The Incredible Dr. Pol: Blue Ribbon Kids (Special)
+ The Incredible Dr. Pol: Jingle Pols (Special)
+ Incredible! The Story of Dr. Pol (Special)
+ Marvel Rising: Chasing Ghosts (Shortform)
+ Anastasia
+ Frozen Fever (Shortform)
+ Supercar Megabuild (Seasons 1-2)


December 3
+ One Day At Disney (Non-Fiction Series - Premiere)
One Day At Disney is a spectacular collaboration between Disney Publishing Worldwide and Disney+. The new, 224-page coffee table book and the documentary series will both arrive on December 3, highlighting the talented men and women who bring life to some of Disney’s most beloved stories.

Disney+’s 52-episode documentary series will launch with a feature-length film, with new shorts releasing weekly.

Discover the fascinating and inspiring personal stories of 10 incredible people behind the enduring magic of Disney. Through the lens of CEO Bob Iger, we follow each subject, including a legendary animator, the woman leading the next generation of Imagineers, and GMA’s Robin Roberts, throughout their day for an intimate glimpse into their unique journey.


December 6
+ The Mandalorian - Chapter 5
The Mandalorian helps a rookie bounty hunter who is in over his head.

+ High School Musical: The Musical: The Series - Episode 105 - “Homecoming”
Miss Jenn organises a girl’s night out with Kourtney and Nini to help Nini shake off the boy drama, while the rest of the theater kids attend the East High Homecoming dance, where Carlos learns to dance like everyone’s watching.

+ Encore! - Episode 105 - “Annie Get Your Gun”
Twenty-one years ago, high school classmates from Satellite High School in Satellite Beach, Florida performed the Broadway classic “Annie Get Your Gun.” Now, the cast returns to reprise the roles of their youth with the help of Broadway professionals.

+ Marvel’s Hero Project - Episode 105 - “Mighty Rebekah”
Rebekah is on a mission to shield others from hate, and make the world a safer, more loving place for everyone. Raising awareness for LGBTQ youth and putting herself out there as a role model for other kids has made her a hero. She doesn’t know it yet, but Rebekah is being initiated into a small group of extraordinary kids, as she joins Marvel’s Hero Project.

+ The Imagineering Story - Part 5 - “A Carousel of Progress”
Bob Iger returns Imagineering to the foundation of Disney DNA - quality wins out. He modernizes the formula. By strategically investing in creative content, international expansion and new technology, he empowers the Imagineers to plus the existing parks worldwide, especially the recent ones that fell short of expectations. After a decade, the parks never looked better.

+ The World According to Jeff Goldblum - Episode 105 - “BBQ”
Jeff Goldblum embarks on a mouth-watering tour of all things BBQ and discovers a whole new subculture and language behind this primordial culinary tradition. He joins the BBQ Pit Boys for a Connecticut cookout and visits a cutting-edge farm facility to learn about an unusual meat alternative –insects! Jeff then puts his new skills to the test as his grills up a July 4th feast.
Short-form Content

+ Forky Asks A Question - “What is Love?”
Forky attempts to understand the concept of love from Bonnie’s elder toys who believe they’ve been there, done that.

+ Pixar In Real Life - Episode 102 - Finding Dory: Aquarium Escape
Dory and Hank surprise real aquarium visitors as they whizz by in a stroller, attempting an elaborate escape.

+ Disney Family Sundays - Episode 105 - Mickey and Friends: Ornaments
The Freeman family make decorations inspired by Mickey Mouse and friends.

+ One Day At Disney - Episode 101 - Eric Goldberg, Animator
Legendary animator Eric Goldberg sketches Disney’s most iconic characters.


December 10
+ Rocky Mountain Animal Rescue (season 1)


December 13
+ The Mandalorian - Chapter 6
The Mandalorian joins a crew of mercenaries on a dangerous mission.

+ High School Musical: - The Musical: The Series - Episode 106 - “What Team?”
When Miss Jenn is placed on temporary leave and rehearsals are put on hold, the students rally together to defend their drama teacher.

+ Encore! - Episode 106 - “Oklahoma!”
Twenty-eight years ago, students at Brookwood High School in Snellville, Georgia planted their Southern roots in the classic musical “Oklahoma!” Now, the alumni reunite with the help of Broadway professionals to restage it for an encore performance. The cast comes together and turns their struggles into a sensation, while learning more about themselves and each other in five days. Tony award-winning Broadway actress Ali Stroker appears in this episode.

+ Marvel’s Hero Project - Episode 106 - “Make Way For Jahkil”
Jahkil wanted to help the homeless people he noticed in his city, so he started distributing his Blessing Bags full of essential items. As he sets new goals to reach even more people who could use his support, Jahkil never strays from his original goal - to show people, no matter their situation, that they deserve kindness and dignity. That’s what makes Jahkil a true Marvel Super Hero.

+ The Imagineering Story - Part 6 - “To Infinity and Beyond” (Series Finale)
Bob Iger personally shepherds his labor of love, the Shanghai Disney Resort. The Imagineers customize an ambitious new theme park to fit China’s culture, a symbol of patience and collaboration. Meanwhile, through innovative technology and immersive placemaking, the beloved pop culture worlds of Avatar, Marvel and Star Wars come to life.

+ The World According to Jeff Goldblum - Episode 106 - “Gaming”
Jeff Goldblum plugs in to the world of GAMING as he discovers that video games are far more than a mindless past time. From the high-octane world of e-sports to game-design sound engineering and Live Action Role Roleplay (LARP), Jeff witnesses how gaming can be a vehicle for empathy, cooperation and confidence building, which has an impact far beyond the virtual sphere.

+ Forky Asks A Question - “What is a Computer?”
Trixie explains to Forky what a computer does as they experience the common stresses of technology.

+ SparkShorts - “Wind”
Set in a world of magical realism, “Wind” sees a grandmother and her grandson trapped deep down an endless chasm, scavenging debris that surrounds them to realize their dream of escaping to a better life.

+ Disney Family Sundays - Episode 106 - Cars: Winter Snow Globe
This holiday-themed craft inspired by Pixar’s "Cars" is the wheel deal for the Gubany family

+ One Day At Disney - Episode 102 - Thom Self: Machinist/Scuba Diver
Follow Thom Self as he spends his nights diving into Disneyland Resort’s underwater attractions.

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Star vs. the forces of evil (seasons 1-4) is’nt on Disney+ Australia yet it was list on coming on December 1st what’s the hold up?

Yeah, don't know what's happened there. It was scheduled to arrive first of December, but it only became available on the U.S. version of Disney+. Must be some unexpected licensing issue. I'll ask around with my contacts to see what happened.