Disney announces full list of Disney+ UK content
- Sofia Matias
- 6 March 2020
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There will be hundreds of films and series available to binge-watch when the streaming service releases in the UK on Tue 24 Mar
Disney fans, rejoice: the media giant has finally revealed the entire list of content that will be available on Disney+ UK. After months of anticipation and speculation, as the doubt over just what would be available to stream in the UK once the service is launched on Tue 24 Mar kept growing (with geographical restrictions a constant overhanging cloud), you can now pull that highlighter out and start preparing your list of what you want to watch first.
In total, there will be over 500 films, 350 series and 26 Disney+ Originals available from launch day. We have already covered what we are looking forward to when it comes to Disney+ Originals, so here is what you will be able to watch (and watch, and watch again) when it comes to Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic and more.
The love of Disney films can transcend generations, and having decades worth of memories available in one handy space will definitely appeal to many. You will be able to relive classics such as 101 Dalmatians, Aladdin (alongside the recent remake), The Aristocats (remember, ladies don't start fights), Dumbo, Lady and the Tramp, Robin Hood and many more.
Want to catch up on more recent releases that you missed on the big screen (or please the little one in your house that wants nothing but to watch their newest favourite flick every day)? Then follow the adventures of Judy the rabbit in Zootropolis; watch Madeleine L'Engle's award-winning novel A Wrinkle in Time come to life; learn the story behind Mary Poppins in Saving Mr Banks; or revisit the story of a boy and his dragon friend with 2016's Pete's Dragon.
Disney Channel content has not been forgotten either, with hit franchises such as Camp Rock, Disney Descendants, Halloweentown and, of course, the High School Musical trilogy in its ranks. If a film is slightly too long, then Disney+ will also host a wide variety of shorts, from Ferdinand the Bull and Frankenweenie to Olaf's Frozen Adventure and The Tortoise and the Hare, perfect for those with shorter attention spans.
For the fans looking for more episodic adventures, why not venture into 90's hit Boy Meets World (or the more recent Disney Girl Meets World); have some visions with That's So Raven; Disney Ducktales (woo-hoo!); try calling her or beeping her in Disney's Kim Possible; Disney Gravity Falls; see double with Disney The Suite Life of Zack & Cody; or have the best of both worlds with Disney Hannah Montana.
The Pixar catalogue is not as expansive, but there is still plenty to choose from to tickle the tear-ducts, as the animation studio can do so well. You can join Scottish princess Merida on her quest to save her mother with Brave; race alongside Lightning McQueen with the Cars trilogy; save an ant colony from oppression with A Bug's Life; go to Monster's University; cook alongside Remy in Ratatouille; see the hidden life of toys in the Toy Story franchise... Truly, you are spoiled for choice!
A favourite when it comes to Pixar cinematic releases are the short films preceding them, and Disney+ is not forgetting about them. Remember the sweet musical short Lava, which accompanied Moana? Or Edna Mode's babysitting skills in Auntie Edna? Now you will be able to watch them all again (or for the first time, if you were late getting into your screen the first time around).
If you have recovered from the emotional turmoil that Avengers: Endgame inflicted on Marvel fans worldwide, the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe will be available at the snap of your fingers (too soon?). Some other, less traumatising films will also join the line-up (some thanks to the Fox merger), including the Fantastic Four films (don't be confused when you see a much younger Steve Rogers flaming on), the X-Men franchise and documentary Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe.
The series vault for Marvel is of an impressive size, and Marvel fans that were around in the 90's will be especially happy. Marvel Comics X-Men, an entry point into the Marvel universe for many a nerd, will be available to revisit in its entirety. It will be joined by episodic marvels (pun intended) Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, Marvel's Runaways, Spider-Man Unlimited, Fantastic Four and many others. You will definitely need superpowers to find the time to watch them all.
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, there was much content to get your hands on. The entire Skywalker saga (sans The Rise of Skywalker, for now) takes obvious centre stage in the Star Wars catalogue. The spin-off films Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Solo: A Star Wars Story, alongside documentary Empire of Dreams: The Story of the Star Wars Trilogy, conclude a very straightforward film list.
When it comes to series, you will have several seasons of Lego Star Wars, Star Wars Forces of Destiny, Star Wars Rebels and Star Wars: The Clone Wars (plus, of course, The Mandalorian) to make your way through and keep you busy, especially when there is no news concerning the future of the cinematic Star Wars world. Binge-watch them all, you must.
An immediate stand-out in the National Geographic list is the award-winning documentary Free Solo. Other feature-length content from the network includes Atlantis Rising, Into the Grand Canyon, Jane, Diana: In Her Own Words and Kingdom of the Blue Whale. You can also have your mind played with for seven seasons of Brain Games, explore America's National Parks, meet The Incredible Dr. Pol, see ordinary cars being turned into powerful machines in Supercar Megabuild, or even learn about the fragility of planet Earth with Darren Aronofsky's One Strange Rock.
National Geographic also offers up a host of special content, from Bizarre Dinosaurs to Stonehenge Decoded: Secrets Revealed. You will be a history buff in no time!
You scrolled all this way, so we will end your suffering: yes, The Simpsons will be available on Disney+ UK (all 30 seasons of it). If you need a break between the over 600 episodes featuring the yellow family, there are plenty of (more) movies to catch up with as well: Sister Act, The Ice Age trilogy, Avatar, Mrs. Doubtfire, the Home Alone trilogy (for you filthy animals), The Sound of Music, Who Framed Roger Rabbit... Have you run out of space on your list yet?
Disney+ launches in the UK on Tue 24 Mar at £5.99/month or £59.99/year. As a pre-launch offer, eager fans can take advantage of a yearly subscription for only £49.99 (valid until Mon 23 Mar only). Find out more at Disney+ UK's website.