There’s a lot to watch this week Disney+, including two behind-the-scenes specials from Marvel Studios, numerous National Geographic library additions, and a ton of milestone anniversaries. From the first implementation of the multi-edge camera in The old mill for mixing traditional and cutting-edge animation techniques i Paperman (both Oscar winners), you won’t want to miss celebrating these anniversaries. Whatever you choose to stream, we hope it’s terrifyingly magical.
New exclusives – Wednesday 2 November
Donna Hay Christmas – All episodes are streamed
Donna Hay shows us how to create the most spectacular festive celebration in her new four-part series, Donna Hay Christmas. From recreated festive entrees like the ultimate glazed ham, to spectacular desserts like her pavlova, Donna shares her best time savers and signature cheats to create your very own kind of Christmas magic.
The Mysterious Benedict Society – “A gold bar in Fort Knox”
After avoiding being caught by the clueless water polo team, the kids try to stay hidden, but are distracted by an underground casino. At Curtain’s facility, an acolyte is found completely unresponsive, suggesting a frightening symptom of his methodology, while Number Two works on an intricate escape plan. After negotiating with the captain, the children successfully arrive in Lisbon, but are immediately on the run again when Curtain’s security chief spots them at the port of entry.
Sumo Do, Sumo Don’t – Episode 3
Honoka meets Tomio Aoki, an alumnus of the Kyoritsu sumo club whose book inspired Honoka to enroll in Kyoritsu University. However, the book is filled with lies and the other alumni are still angry about it. Meanwhile, Kumada promises Ryota and the others a reward if they win just one team match. A student named Shun Kato visits the club under the pretense of creating an editorial cover story. Kato heads back to the dojo and runs into Aoki.
The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers – “Branches”
The Mighty Ducks face tough tournament play where they wonder if team spirit and heart are enough for them to win. Struggling with his mistake, Jace resists becoming part of the group. Over at top-notch Dominate, Evan proves to be a grinder, and Coach Cole takes notice. With the Ducks and Dominate set to go head-to-head on the ice, Alex tries an unconventional way to prepare his team – but Cole has his own tactics in mind.
Andor – Episode 9
The “Andor” series will explore a new perspective from Star Wars galaxy, focusing on Cassian Andor’s journey to discover the difference he can make. The series brings to light the story of the rising rebellion against the Empire and how humans and planets became involved. It is an era filled with danger, deceit and intrigue where Cassian will embark on the path destined to make him a rebel hero.
New exclusives – Thursday 3 November
Marvel Studios’ Assembled: The Making of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law
Join the likes of Tatiana Maslany, Mark Ruffalo, Tim Roth and Benedict Wong as they reveal how Marvel Studios’ She-Hulk: Attorney at Law was conceived and shaped. Discover what it took for She-Hulk’s creators to nail the show’s difficult tone and deliver Marvel Studios’ first true comic series—one that boldly breaks the fourth wall to acknowledge its own audience, no less!
New exclusives – Friday 4 November
Director at night
Acclaimed composer Michael Giacchino made his directorial debut with Marvel Studios’ special presentation “Werewolf by Night”. “Director by Night” explores Giacchino’s vision, style and approach to bringing the chilling story to life, as well as providing an inside look at the film between the scenes of “Werewolf by Night.”
Marvel Studios Legends – “King T’challa” + “Princess Shuri” + “The Dora Milaje”
Brush up on your Black Panther knowledge with these three new features on the characters ahead of the upcoming theatrical release Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
New exclusives – Monday 31 October
Dancing with the stars – Episode 9 “90s Night” – Live at 8:00 PM ET/5:00 PM PT
“Dancing with the Stars” is the hit series hosted by supermodel and businesswoman Tyra Banks and actor and TV personality Alfonso Ribeiro, where celebrities are paired with trained ballroom dancers to compete in themed choreographed dance routines judged by a panel of renowned ballroom experts, including Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli and Derek Hough.
New on Disney+ – Wednesday 2 November
National Geographic documents the tough job of customs officers at airports around the world.
Cesar Millan: Better Human Better Dog
The world’s most famous dog trainer takes on new cases in Season 2 of his new Nat Geo series.
Critter Fixers: Country Vets
Season 4 of Nat Geo WILD’s hit series features several special cases for Doctors Ferguson and Hodges.
6 new episodes from season 2 continue the wild west dino fun in this charming preschool series.
Locked up abroad
Select episodes of Nat Geo’s hit series about people imprisoned while visiting another country are coming to Disney+. (S3 – 9 episodes, S4 – 3 episodes, S5, S6, S7, S8, S9 – 10 episodes, S10 – 10 episodes, S11)
Catching a smuggler
All three seasons of Nat Geo’s homeland security docuseries touch Disney+.
New on Disney+ – Friday the 4th November
Disney’s newest holiday short in “From Our Family To Yours” premiered online on November 2, 2022.
A 2019 Nat Geo documentary film about coral reefs.
Saving Notre Dame
Take a rare look inside the restoration of Notre Dame de Paris in this 2020 Nat Geo special.
Shorts donation with Big City Greens
A 2020 Disney Channel Thanksgiving special hosted by your favorite characters from Big City Greens and with shorts from The Owl House, Amphibiaand Phineas and Ferb.
Highlights from the library
85th anniversary – The old mill
This Oscar-winning Silly Symphony short was a proving ground for Multiplane Camera technology, first released on November 5, 1937.
25th anniversary – Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella
Impossible things happened on November 2, 1997 with the premiere of this updated classic on ABC’s “The Wonderful World of Disney. Streaming is also the latest 20/20 Cinderella: The Reunion anniversary special.
15th anniversary – Your friend the rat
Made as a bonus feature for the DVD release of Ratatouille 6 November 2007, Your friend the rat has the distinction of changing Pixar’s typical CG style by using hand-drawn and stop-motion animation styles for most of the short.
10th anniversary – Wreck-It Ralph
Walt Disney Animation Studios’ 52nd animated feature burst into theaters and into our hearts on November 2, 2010.
10th anniversary – Paperman
Linked to Wreck-It Ralph at the cinema, Paperman mixed CG with hand-drawn line art to create something new and classic all at once, earning the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film.
5th anniversary – Thor: Ragnarok
The third Thor film from Marvel Studios found the character out of his element on Sakaar before having to battle his long-lost sister Hela in an attempt to save Asgard, released on November 3, 2017.