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Disney+ has officially launched. To celebrate, we thought we’d look at some of the new content coming to the streaming service. In addition to featuring classic movies and TV shows created by brands including Disney, 20th Century Fox, Lucasfilm, Marvel, Pixar, and National Geographic, the streaming service will also be premiering original content on its platform.
While some of the new series will be scripted, there’s a whole lineup of nonfiction shows, from reality dance competitions to hidden camera series. It’s time to get ready for a whole new world of content. Here are 10 nonfiction series coming to Disney+.
10 The World According To Jeff Goldblum
This documentary series has — yes, you guessed it — Jeff Goldblum taking on the world as it comes at him. In each episode, the actor will take on a certain topic and learn what he can about it. The sneaker, denim, ice cream, jewelry, and tattoo scenes are all going to be getting a spotlight.
Though early reviews have been mixed, the series nonetheless comes off as quirky and charming. The World According to Jeff Goldblum premieres today, November 12, the same day as the launch.
9 Pixar In Real Life
If you’ve ever wanted to see how Pixar’s beloved characters would interact with the real world, now’s your chance.
Pixar in Real Life is a hidden camera show in which characters from The Incredibles’ Dash to Up’s Russell interact with regular people on the street of New York City.
You don't have to wait any longer for the fun series to transport you into the magic. It too makes its spectacular premiere today.
Kristen Bell is hosts her own show on Disney+ known as Encore. This series has the actress bringing former theater classmates back together to re-create a performance they starred in alongside each other back in high school.
Although the emotions will run high, the final performances will be unforgettable.
Expect to see musicals including The Sound of Music, Beauty and the Beast, and Annie. The first episode, centered on the last of these, premieres today.
7 The Imagineering Story
Disney’s theme parks wouldn’t be as incredible as they are today if they hadn’t been dreamed up by the employees known as Imagineers. This documentary series dives into the world of Imagineering and the related history behind the theme parks.
The project was first announced as a 90-minute series in 2013. However, it was later expanded to a six-hour miniseries. If you’re itching to take a closer look at Disney's real life worlds of enchantment, the wait is over. You can catch it now on Disney+.
6 Marvel’s Hero Project
Rather than following superheroes who save the world with superpowers, this documentary series focuses on superheroes who change the world with acts of bravery and kindness.
The 20-episode show launches today, and it's focused on the kids who solve problems in their communities. Each kid to be featured will have a Marvel comic made about them.
5 Be Our Chef
Disney's newest cooking competition, which is named after the beloved "Be Our Guest" song in Beauty and the Beast, will have families competing in a series of themed challenges based on family traditions and Disney.
The competitors who become finalists will get to make a family dish with a Disney spin, and the winners will have their meal end up on Disney World's menu.
What would make this even more fun? Having Angela Kinsey as a host, of course.
The series is expected to premiere in 2020.
4 Disney Fam Jam
If watching families cook together isn't enough, you'll soon be able to watch them dance together.
Disney Fam Jam is a dancing competition in which two families will battle it out on the dance floor every episode over a series of three rounds. The winners get the coveted Champs crown.
Though more details about the series are yet to be released, we do know that choreographers will help plan the dance dances, mentors will give families a few pointers, and live audience members will witness the final products in a studio.
3 Cinema Relics: Iconic Art of the Movies
This anthology series will look at popular Disney movies including Mary Poppins, The Muppet Movie, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Tron, and Who Framed Roger Rabbit in a totally new way.
How, you may ask? Through the props and costumes that gave these films character.
The people who created the modern artifacts, the actors who worked with them, and the collectors who treasure them will all be making appearances.
2 Earth To Ned
The Jim Henson Company is teaming up with Disney to create a new sci-fi comedy series that will premiere on Disney+ in 2020.
Yes, the starring blue-skinned alien named Ned is fictional. However, his pop culture obsession is not.
Ned will host a talk show program in which he interviews celebrities and learns more about the human world he's so obsessed with. Get ready for an experience that is both out of this world and totally in it.
1 Ink & Paint
Topping off our list is documentary series based on the book of the same name about female artists who helped bring Disney animation to life behind-the-scenes. Though many of these women got little recognition during the early days of Disney, they're getting a well-deserved shout-out now.
While the show will begin focusing on women who worked on Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, it will continue telling the stories of women who have worked on modern Disney movies including Coco and Moana.
Though this series was originally expected to be released on launch day, nothing has been said of it lately. Because of this, we probably won't be seeing it until next year.
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