As we head into 2023, let’s take a look at what Disney-branded original content being released by Walt Disney Animation Studios, Disney Junior, Disney Branded Television and other studios will be heading to Disney+ over the course of the year, which includes many interesting new movies and shows such as “American Born Chinese” and “The Haunted Mansion”.
And remember, this is just a list of movies and shows that come under the Disney brand, so it doesn’t include releases by Star Wars, Marvel, Pixar, National Geographic, 20th Century Studios, and Star.
Here’s a look at some of the Disney movies and shows coming to Disney+ in 2023:
Note: This list is subject to change
The Little Mermaid
“The Little Mermaid” is the beloved story of Ariel, a beautiful and lively young mermaid with a thirst for adventure. The youngest of King Triton’s daughters, and the most defiant, Ariel yearns to find out more about the world beyond the sea, and when he visits the surface, he falls for the bubbly Prince Eric. While mermaids are forbidden to interact with humans, Ariel must follow her heart. She makes a deal with the evil sea witch, Ursula, which gives her a chance to experience life on land, but ends up putting her life – and her father’s crown – in danger.
“The Little Mermaid” hits theaters on May 26, 2023 and will be available on Disney+ later this year.
The Haunted Mansion
Inspired by the classic theme park attraction, “Haunted Mansion” is about a woman and her son who enlist a motley crew of so-called spiritual experts to help rid their home of supernatural occupants. Jamie Lee Curtis also stars as Madame Leota in the film, which hits theaters next year before coming to Disney+
“Wish” to be released in cinemas in autumn 2023 – Studio’s 100th year. An epic animated musical inspired by the legacy of the studio’s films that asks the question: “How did that wishing star, that so many characters wished for, come to be?” Alan Tudyk and Ariana DeBose star in the film. Peter Del Vecho is producing, and Juan Pablo Reyes is co-producing.
Duffy and friends
Mickey’s favorite teddy bear, Duffy, is a fan favorite at all three Disney resorts in Asia, and during the presentation, D’Amaro shared that Duffy & Friends will star in their own six-episode stop-motion animated series on Disney+ next year.
Duffy is the sweet, lovable teddy bear handmade as a gift for Mickey by his girlfriend Minnie Mouse. Together, Duffy and Mickey travel the world sharing exciting adventures and making lifelong friends, including ShellieMay, Gelatoni, StellaLou and CookieAnn.
Peter Pan and Wendy
Directed by David Lowery and produced by Jim Whitaker, the live-action reimagining of the 1953 animated classic will stream exclusively on Disney+ in 2023.
American born Chinese
Based on the genre-bending graphic novel by Gene Luen Yang, “American Born Chinese” tells the story of Jin Wang, an average teenager who juggles high school social life with home life. When he meets a new student on the first day of the school year, even more worlds collide as Jin unwittingly becomes embroiled in a battle between Chinese mythological gods.
This brand new series is coming to Disney+ in 2023
The Ball Pact
It’s the height of prom season, but high school senior Mandy Yang has her sights set on a singular goal: attending Harvard. When she finds out she’s been victimized, she’s determined to do whatever it takes to get herself off the waiting list, even if it means asking the one person who represents everything she loathes – popular all-star jock Graham Lansing, whose father is a powerful senator and Harvard alum. When Mandy becomes Graham’s tutor, she begins to realize that there is more to him than she thought, and perhaps something more to life than Harvard as well. When Graham’s father offers to recommend Mandy to Harvard, will she choose to make this promise, even if it comes at the expense of what she stands for?
This brand new movie is coming to Disney+ in 2023
Coming to Disney+ in 2023 is “Iwajú,” a brand new original long-form series created in collaboration with pan-African cartoon entertainment company Kugali. The coming-of-age story introduces Tola, a young heiress from the wealthy island, and her best friend Kole, a self-taught tech expert and loving son from the mainland.
This brand new animated series is coming to Disney+ in 2023
Chang Can Dunk
“Chang Can Dunk” follows Chang, a 16-year-old Asian-American high school marching band student, who bets the high school basketball star that he can dunk at Homecoming. The bet leads the 5′ 8″ Chang on a quest to find the hop he needs to bang to impress his crush, Kristy, and ultimately gain the attention and respect of his high school peers. But before he can stand up and truly throw one down, he must reexamine everything he knows about himself, his friendships, and his family.
“Chang Can Dunk” is coming to Disney+ in 2023
Crater is an upcoming American coming-of-age science fiction adventure film directed by Kyle Patrick Alvarez from a screenplay by John Griffin. The film will be a coming-of-age story along the lines of “Stand By Me,” which will be set in a lunar colony. After the death of his father, a boy growing up on a lunar mining colony takes a trip to explore a mysterious crater with his four best friends before being permanently relocated to another planet.
“Crater” comes exclusively to Disney+ in 2023
The comedy series follows The Electric Mayhem Band – Dr. Teeth on vocals and keyboards, Animal on drums, Floyd Pepper on vocals and bass, Janice on vocals and lead guitar, Zoot on sax and Lips on trumpet – on an epic, music-filled journey to record their first ever studio album. With the help of a driven young music director, Nora, the old Muppet band comes face to face with today’s music scene as they try to finally go platinum.
This all-new Muppets series is coming to Disney+ in 2023
In the wake of surfing’s Olympic debut in Tokyo, Chasing Waves shines a spotlight on the people and places that define Japan’s reach in global surfing culture. This character-driven documentary series follows multicultural athletes in pursuit of their dreams, paints a captivating picture of Japanese life and showcases what it takes to succeed in the international surfing industry.
“Chasing Waves” arrives on Disney+ on Wednesday, January 11, 2023
Gina, a cheerful and creative girl, has a dream of writing songs. Thanks to her lyric writing skills, she gets the chance of a lifetime when she wins a scholarship to the prestigious Caribbean Music Institute (CMI) on the island of Puerto Rico. It is the best place in the world to study Latin music and the birthplace of reggaeton.
Gina Yei is coming to Disney+ on Wednesday, January 11, 2023
The Proud Family – Louder & Prouder – Season 2
“The Proud Family” revival picks up the story of its central character, Penny Proud, and her iconic family: parents Oscar and Trudy, twin siblings BeBe and CeCe, and grandmother Suga Mama (and Puff!). By Penny’s side are her loyal crew: Dijonay Jones, LaCienega Boulevardez, Zoey Howzer, Maya Leibowitz-Jenkins and Michael Collins.
The second season of “The Proud Family: Louder & Prouder” arrives on Disney+ on February 1, 2023.
Set in the town of Kittydale, each “SuperKitties” episode features two 11-minute stories when the four kitties, snuggled up in the Purr ‘N’ Play playground or out playing around town, receive a “SuperKitty Call” from one of the animals their. friends with a problem that only SuperKitties can help with, usually caused by one of the comic villains of the series: Cat Burglar, Mr. Puppypaws, Lab Rat or Zsa-Zsa. With tons of superpowers and gadgets at their disposal, the SuperKitties set out to thwart the villains’ plans and deliver important messages along the way.
This brand new animated series is coming to Disney+ and Disney Junior in early 2023
“Pupstruction,” follows the adventures of the world’s first construction company, Pupstruction. It centers on Phinny, an innovative young corgi, who may be the smallest pup in the crew, but proves that you don’t need big paws to have big dreams or big ideas.
This brand new series is coming to Disney+ and Disney Junior in 2023
Hailey is on!
“Hailey’s on it!” follows Hailey Banks, a risk-averse but resourceful teenager on a mission to complete every item on her long list of challenging (and sometimes impractical) tasks to save the world. Hailey will be pushed outside her comfort zone to discover her greatness as she systematically overcomes her fears, whether winning a sand-building competition, breaking a honey badger, eating a raw onion, or facing her ever-growing and complicated emotions. her best friend, Scott.
This brand new series is coming to Disney+ and Disney Channel in 2023
Set in a world where animals and magical oddities cope with everyday life alongside each other, the series follows Kiff and Barry as they navigate school, relationships and their often eccentric community.
This brand new animated series is coming to Disney+ and Disney Channel in 2023
National Treasure: Edge Of History
Jess Valenzuela’s life is turned upside down when an enigmatic stranger gives her a clue to a centuries-old treasure that may be linked to her long-dead father. Jess has a knack for solving puzzles, and her skills are put to the test as she and her friends follow a series of clues hidden in American artifacts and landmarks. But can Jess outwit a black market antiques dealer in a race to find history’s greatest lost treasure and reveal the truth about her family’s past?
New episodes of “National Treasure: Edge Of History” will be released on Disney+ throughout January and February 2023.
If these walls could sing
For more than 90 years, Abbey Road Studios has been at the heart of the music industry. Fans travel every year to have their photos taken at the world-famous zebra crossing, and artists strive to follow in the footsteps of their heroes. In this personal film of memory and discovery, Mary McCartney guides us through nine decades to see and experience the creative magic that makes it the most famous and longest-lived studio in the world. From classical to pop, film scores to hip-hop,
“If These Walls Could Sing” arrives on Disney+ worldwide on Friday the 6th. January 2023.
Idina Menzel: Which way to the stage?
Beloved Tony Award-winning actress and singer Idina Menzel’s many triumphs include iconic Broadway roles in productions of “Rent” and “Wicked” as well as the legendary voice of Elsa in Disney’s “Frozen.” Yet one dream goal has eluded her grasp: performing a concert at the world-famous Madison Square Garden in her hometown of New York City. From Disney Branded Television and Ideal Partners comes the joyful, inspiring and in-depth look at Idina Menzel as you’ve never seen her before. In “Idina Menzel: Which Way to the Stage?” follows filmmaker Anne McCabe Menzel on a 16-show national tour as she juggles the challenges of being a working mother with a grueling travel schedule, all while preparing to finally realize her dream.
“Idina Menzel: Which Way to the Stage?” coming to Disney+ worldwide on January 20, 2023.
And remember, these are just some of the Disney-branded movies and shows coming to Disney+ in 2023, as there will be a lot more we don’t know about.
What Disney series or movie are you looking forward to watching on Disney+ in 2023?