In a minute-long trailer, Disney+ has showcased its summer 2021 line-up featuring both original and classic movies and TV shows. Some titles will be "new to Disney+" i.e. Disney-owned older films making their debut on the streaming service. There is no shortage of original content though, starting from June 4, Disney plans to release one or more original movies and/or TV series every week. Theatrical films like Black Widow and Jungle Cruise will only be available to watch if you pay an extra $30 "Premier Access" fee. Today, we are looking primarily at all the new series and returning Disney TV shows that the streaming app has to offer.
With the sheer quantity of content they are getting, Disney+ subscribers are in for a treat. One of the most anticipated shows of the summer, Loki is now streaming, so be sure to tune in weekly to find out what happens next to the God of Mischief in his first solo venture. Loki stars Tom Hiddleston as the titular character along with newcomers Owen Wilson and Gugu Mbatha-Raw.
Other shows coming this summer from Disney+ include Zenimation, which is premiering its second season this June. The series that creates a mindfulness soundscape experience with scenes from the timeless films of Walt Disney Animation Studios, returns for all-new episodes. Enjoy moments from over eight decades of acclaimed films, including scenes from Disney's first feature Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs all the way through to never-before-seen moments from Raya and the Last Dragon.
Another high profile series coming to Disney+ this summer is The Mysterious Benedict Society. Placed undercover at a boarding school known as The Institute, a group of orphans must foil a nefarious plot with global ramifications while creating a new sort of family along the way. Based on the bestseller by Trenton Lee Stewart which Time Magazine called "one of the best young adult books of all time," The Mysterious Benedict Society stars Emmy® Award winner Tony Hale in the titular role and features a standout ensemble of young actors.
Also debuting this summer on Disney+ is the premiere of Wolfgang, which tracks Wolfgang Puck's childhood. Monsters At Work brings all your favorite characters from Monsters, Inc. and Monsters University back for new animated adventures in a workplace setting. And Josh Peck takes over for Tom Hanks in the TV series version of Turner and Hooch, the classic 80s buddy cop comedy about a man and his very stubborn dog. Perhaps the most exciting new show is Growing Up Animal, which you can learn more about in the line-up below.
On the movie side of things, Black Widow, starring Scarlett Johansson will finally debut on July 7 after over a year-long delay. You can choose to watch the action-packed adventure in the theaters or from the comfort of your home for an extra $30. Another big theatrical release is the Dwayne Johnson and Emily blunt starrer Jungle Cruise which will release on July 30. Also coming is the new short Us Again. Some famous movies like The Pacifier and Mrs. Doubtfire will also release. Luca, an animated adventure set in the Italian Riviera featuring the voices of Jacob Tremblay and Jack Dylan Grazer promises to be a family-friendly watch from Pixar.
Also premiering this summer are documentary feature films Stuntman and Playing with Sharks. Stuntman chronicles the highs and lows of veteran Hollywood stuntman, Eddie Braun as he attempts what many argue is the most dangerous stunt in cinematic history. Braun decides to cap off an extraordinary career by recreating Evel Knievel's infamous unsuccessful Snake River Canyon rocket jump. Playing with Sharks captures the life of Valerie Taylor - a woman ahead of her time whose life's work has become the basis for much of what we know about sharks today. It will follow this daring ocean explorer's trajectory from champion spearfisher to passionate shark protector. Here is a full list of TV shows. You can check out the full list of Disney+ Summer Movies at Movieweb.
Wednesday, June 9
Marvel Studios' Loki (Premiere) - Marvel Studios' Loki features the God of Mischief as he steps out of his brother's shadow in a new Disney+ series that takes place after the events of "Avengers: Endgame." Tom Hiddleston returns as the title character, joined by Owen Wilson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Sophia Di Martino, Wunmi Mosaku and Richard E. Grant. Kate Herron directs "Loki," and Michael Waldron is head writer.
Friday, June 11
Zenimation (Season 2 Premiere) - Unplug, relax, and refresh your senses for a moment of mindfulness with Walt Disney Animation Studios' Zenimation - an animated soundscape experience. Zenimation pays tribute to both the visual and sound artists who have created Walt Disney Animation Studios' legacy of films.
Friday, June 25
The Mysterious Benedict Society (Premiere) - The Mysterious Benedict Society is an amazing series of books about a group of children with extraordinary gifts and talents. They are recruited by the Mysterious Mr. Benedict, the society's figurehead who suffers from narcolepsy, to infiltrate an evil institute run by his despicable twin brother. Now, the books come to life this summer only on Disney+.
Wolfgang (Premiere) - Wolfgang Puck persevered after a troubled childhood in Austria to pursue his dreams and become the world's most famous chef, along the way inventing a radically new American cuisine and creating the very concept of the celebrity chef. This is the inspiring and emotional true story of the man behind the legend.
Friday, July 2
Monsters At Work (Premiere) - Monsters At Work tells the story of Tylor Tuskmon and his dream to become a Jokester, as well as his misadventures with MIFT, the crew that keeps Monsters, Incorporated running. Produced by Disney Television Animation and inspired by the world of Disney and Pixar's Academy Award-winning Monsters, Inc., the series introduces new monster characters alongside returning favorites and stars Ben Feldman as the voice of Tylor Tuskmon. Billy Crystal and John Goodman reprise their beloved roles as Mike Wazowski and James P. Sulley Sullivan.
Friday, July 9
MIRACULOUS WORLD: Shanghai, The Legend of Ladydragon - On school break, Marincette heads to Shanghai to meet Adrien. But after arriving, Marinette loses all her stuff, including the Miraculous that allows her to turn into Ladybug!
Friday, July 16
Turner & Hooch (Premiere) - When an ambitious, buttoned-up US Marshal inherits a big unruly dog, he soon realizes the dog he didn't want may be the partner he needs. Turner & Hooch stars Josh Peck as Scott Turner, son of Detective Scott Turner portrayed by Tom Hanks in the 1989 film of the same name.
Friday, July 23
Stuntman (Premiere) - Stuntman Eddie Braun attempts to complete Evel Kneivel's legendary Snake River Canyon rocket jump.
Chip 'n' Dale: Park Life (Premiere) - Two tiny chipmunks have huge adventures while trying to live the good life in a big city park.
Friday, July 30
Turning the Tables with Robin Roberts (Premiere) - Get personal with Robin Roberts and some of Hollywood's groundbreaking women as they bear witness to their incredible journeys on their path to purpose. Each episode is a profound conversation filled with emotion and inspiration. Listen to never-before-heard stories of how these groundbreakers came face-to-face with their vulnerability, authenticity and intuition. Discover their commonalities and learn how their stories and experiences created room for expansion and evolution.
Short Circuit (Season 2 Premiere) - If you could tell any story with the team of talented artists at Walt Disney Animation Studios, what would you create? Welcome to Short Circuit, an experimental, innovative program where anyone at the Studio can pitch an idea and get selected to create their own short film. Season 2 features five all-new short films.
The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse (Batch 2 Premiere) - It's nothing but fun and excitement for Mickey Mouse and his best friends as they embark on their greatest adventures yet, navigating the pitfalls and curveballs of a wild and crazy world where the magic of Disney makes the impossible possible.
Friday, August 20
Growing Up Animal (Premiere) - From National Geographic, this six-episode series features heart-warming stories following the development of baby animals on the magical journey from the safety of the womb to the challenges of the wild.