‘Jungle Cruise’ is now available in theaters and on Disney Plus – here’s how to stream the new adventure movie with Premier Access

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Disney’s “Jungle Cruise” premiered on July 30, nearly two years after its originally intended release date in October 2019. Starring Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt, the movie debuted simultaneously in theaters and on Disney Plus with Premier Access.

In “Jungle Cruise,” Johnson and Blunt embark on a perilous riverboat journey through the Amazon jungle to find the Tree of Life. The action-adventure movie is inspired by the ride of the same name at Disneyland and Disney’s Magic Kingdom.

Earlier this year, Disneyland revealed a new version of its Jungle Cruise ride for theme park visitors to enjoy. The updated attraction no longer includes offensive portrayals of Indigenous people.

Jungle Cruise” is the fifth movie released online via Disney Plus Premier Access. You can currently buy “Black Widow” and “Cruella” with Premier Access as well.

How to watch ‘Jungle Cruise’ on Disney Plus

Jungle Cruise” premiered on July 30 in theaters and on Disney Plus with Premier Access. In order to stream the movie at home, you have to pay a one-time $30 fee on top of your Disney Plus subscription.

Viewers who purchase “Jungle Cruise” through Premier Access can watch the film as many times as they like as long as they remain a Disney Plus member. Disney Plus costs $8 a month or $80 a year.

If you don’t mind waiting a few months, “Jungle Cruise” will become available to all Disney Plus members without an extra fee on November 12.

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For viewers who want a wider variety of entertainment options, Disney Plus offers a bundle with Hulu and ESPN+ for a discounted rate of $14 a month. The bundle saves you about $6 off the regular combined price of all three services.

You can access the Disney Plus app on most smartphones, smart TVs, and media players. You can find a complete list of devices and platforms that support Disney Plus here. “Jungle Cruise” is available to stream in up to 4K with HDR color and contrast on compatible devices.

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What other movies can I stream on Disney Plus?

Subscribers looking for more entertainment on Disney Plus will find an extensive catalog of movies from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and 20th Century Fox.

Raya and the Last Dragon” and “Mulan” were originally offered on Disney Plus for an additional fee, but these movies are now included as part of the standard membership. Fans of animated movies will enjoy “Luca,” a coming-of-age adventure, and “Soul,” a jazz-focused exploration of the afterlife.

Viewers who want to watch “Cruella” or “Black Widow” still have to pay an extra $30 to access each movie. “Cruella” joins the standard Disney Plus collection on August 27, and “Black Widow” will be available without an extra fee starting October 6.

Check out our full review of Disney Plus for more information about the streaming service.

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Disney Plus Premier Access lets subscribers buy new movies like ‘Black Widow’ and ‘Cruella’ while they’re still playing in theaters

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With the release of “Mulan” in September 2020, Disney Plus introduced a new purchase option called “Premier Access.” This feature allows subscribers to pay a $30 one-time fee in order to watch a movie early before it’s released to all Disney Plus members.

Cruella” and “Black Widow” are the latest Premier Access titles, and “Jungle Cruise” will be released on July 30.

Below, we’ve detailed everything you need to know about Premier Access, including how it works, how much it costs, and how long the option will be available.

What is Disney Plus Premier Access?

Disney Plus Premier Access is a purchase option for Disney Plus subscribers, enabling members to pay an extra $30 one-time fee to gain early streaming access to a movie that’s still playing in theaters. Once purchased, Disney Plus members can continue to stream or download a Premier Access movie for as long as they remain a subscriber.

You can think of Premier Access as a way to buy a virtual ticket to a brand-new Disney movie to watch at home instead of a theater. And, unlike a one-time theater viewing, you get to watch as many times as you like as long as you stay a Disney Plus subscriber.

That said, it’s important to note that Premier Access movies eventually become available to all Disney Plus subscribers without an extra fee. As such, Premier Access is best for people who like to watch new films as soon as they come out. If you don’t mind waiting a couple months, you can simply hold out for the wide release and save a lot of money.

How much does Disney Plus Premier Access cost?

The Disney Plus Premier Access fee is $30 in the US. In order to buy a Premier Access movie, you also need to have a Disney Plus subscription, which costs $8 a month or $80 a year.

Disney Plus is also available as part of a bundle with Hulu Basic and ESPN+ for $14 a month. That’s about $6 less per month than you’d pay if you subscribed to all of those services without the bundle.

How long does the Disney Plus Premier Access window last?

The Premier Access window typically lasts around three months. After that period, Premier Access titles become available to all Disney Plus subscribers.

This three-month period is similar to the release window that studios typically use for theatrical movie premieres before they’re allowed to debut on home video.

What movies have been released through Premier Access?

Disney has released four movies via Premier Access on Disney Plus. Two of those titles are now available to all Disney Plus subscribers without an extra fee.

Below is a full rundown of Premier Access titles released so far, along with details on when all members can watch them without paying extra.

Premier Access release date When can all Disney Plus subscribers watch?
Mulan September 4, 2020 Now available to all subscribers
Raya and the Last Dragon March 5, 2021 Now available to all subscribers
Cruella May 28, 2021 Available to all subscribers on August 27
Black Widow July 9, 2021 Available to all subscribers on October 6

What other movies will be available for Disney Plus Premier Access?

The next Disney movie set for a Premier Access release is “Jungle Cruise.” The film will be available to watch in theaters and on Disney Plus via Premier Access starting July 30.

You can preorder “Jungle Cruise” now for $30. The movie will be available to all Disney Plus subscribers without an extra fee on November 12.

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Can you buy or rent Premier Access movies on other services?

Though “Mulan,” “Raya and the Last Dragon,” and “Cruella” debuted exclusively as Disney Plus Premier Access titles, their exclusivity periods were only temporary. The movies became available to buy on other streaming platforms without a Disney Plus subscription around one month after they premiered.

“Black Widow” will follow a similar pattern and is now set to become available for purchase on other video-on-demand streaming retailers starting August 10.

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How to watch ‘Loki,’ Marvel’s time-hopping series starring Tom Hiddleston – the season finale is now streaming on Disney Plus

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“Loki” is now streaming exclusively on Disney Plus.

  • “Loki” debuted on Disney Plus on June 9 and all six episodes of the first season are now available.
  • The show stars Tom Hiddleston and continues phase four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
  • A Disney Plus subscription costs $8 a month or $80 a year.

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“Loki” is the latest Disney Plus original series, continuing the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s expansion from movies to TV shows. The new series starring Tom Hiddleston and Owen Wilson is the third original MCU show to premiere on Disney Plus, following “WandaVision” and “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.”

Loki’s fate was left ambiguous at the conclusion of “Avengers Endgame,” where he came into contact with a mystical artifact called the Tesseract and disappeared. In his new series, Loki is captured by a group called the Timekeepers and asked to help track down another version of himself that has distorted reality.

The end credits of the season one finale confirmed that “Loki” will continue for a second season, unlike “WandaVision” and “Captain America and the Winter Soldier.” “Loki” lead writer and executive producer Michael Waldron also wrote the upcoming MCU film “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” and signed a deal with Disney that will reportedly include a new “Star Wars” movie.

Hiddleston first played Loki in “Thor” in 2011 and was the primary villain of the first “Avengers” movie in 2012; the character has appeared in a total of six MCU films leading up to his original show. Owen Wilson stars alongside Hiddleston in his first MCU appearance, playing a Timekeeper agent named Mr. Mobius.

“Thor: Love and Thunder” is due out in theaters in February 2022, but it’s unknown if Loki will return to the franchise. “Black Widow” was released in theaters on July 9, and is also available on Disney Plus as a Premier Access movie with a $30 fee. The next MCU show on Disney Plus will be “What If…?” an animated series scheduled for August 11 that will explore alternate timelines in the Marvel universe.

How to watch ‘Loki’ on Disney Plus

“Loki” premiered on Disney Plus on June 9. The show is exclusive to the service, so you need a Disney Plus subscription to watch. All six episodes of the first season are now available.

New episodes of “Loki” debuted every Wednesday during the season at 3 a.m. ET. Previously, MCU shows like “WandaVision” and “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” were released on Fridays. The season finale of “Loki” premiered on July 14.

You can visit DisneyPlus.com or download the Disney Plus app to sign up for the service. Disney Plus costs $8 for a monthly plan or $80 annually. If you’re also interested in subscribing to Hulu or ESPN+, you can sign up for a discounted bundle with Disney Plus starting at $14 a month.

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The Disney Plus app is available on Apple devices, Android, Roku, Fire TV, Chromecast, and most smart TVs. Disney Plus includes support for 4K resolution and HDR (high dynamic range) contrast on compatible displays, as well as Dolby Atmos audio on supported systems.

When does ‘Loki’ season 2 premiere?

Marvel confirmed that a second season of “Loki” is in development but a release date has not been announced yet. The confirmation came during the end credits of the season one finale.

What other movies and shows can I watch on Disney Plus?

Along with being home to nearly every movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Disney Plus has a big catalog of classic movies and shows.

That includes Disney’s library of animated films, new Pixar releases, Disney Channel programming, documentaries from National Geographic, and entire franchises like “Star Wars” and “The Simpsons.”

Disney Plus original series like “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” and “The Mandalorian” were the most streamed shows in America as new episodes premiered.

For more details, check out our full Disney Plus review here.

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I’m a big Marvel fan and got my money’s worth with ‘Black Widow’ on Disney Plus Premier Access, but casual viewers are better off waiting

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“Black Widow” premiered on July 9 in theaters and on Disney Plus.

  • Disney Plus Premier Access lets subscribers stream “Black Widow” at home while it’s in theaters.
  • Premier Access costs $30, but the movie will be available to all members without a fee in October.
  • As a big Marvel fan, I got my money’s worth, but casual viewers are better off waiting.

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Following multiple delays from its original May 2020 release date, Marvel’s “Black Widow” is finally available. Viewers currently have two options to watch the movie: in theaters or at home with Disney Plus Premier Access.

For $30 on top of your Disney Plus subscription, you can unlock “Black Widow” to stream from the comfort of your couch while it’s still playing in theaters. That said, subscribers who are willing to wait, can watch the movie without an extra fee starting October 6.

I bought the movie with Premier Access on release day and it made for a fun movie night-in over the weekend. Though I’m a huge movie buff, I’m still a bit iffy about going to theaters during the pandemic, and I actually prefer the privacy of streaming new films on my big-screen TV.

That said, as entertaining as the movie is, many Disney Plus subscribers will be better off waiting until the wide release to save some cash. Still on the fence? Here’s a full rundown of what we thought of the movie and the overall value of Premier Access.

‘Black Widow’ is an entertaining blockbuster with heart

After seven appearances in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) finally gets her own solo film. It was a long time coming and, as a piece of popcorn entertainment, the movie doesn’t disappoint, even if it does feel a bit disconnected from the larger MCU storyline.

Directed by Cate Shortland, “Black Widow” is an action-packed adventure that primarily takes place between two previously released Marvel movies, “Captain America: Civil War” (2016) and “Avengers: Infinity War” (2018). Natasha Romanoff, AKA Black Widow, is on the run from the US government. While in hiding, she reconnects with her former spy family to take down a nefarious Russian general and his deadly, mind-controlled assassin army.

It’s this “spy family” that really gives the movie its heart and helps keep audiences invested in the story. Florence Pugh is especially engaging as Natasha’s surrogate sister, Yelena, and David Harbour nearly steals the show as Red Guardian, a past-his-prime Russian super soldier. Their dysfunctional family dynamics lead to plenty of laughs and help ground all the larger-than-life super heroics in some genuine emotion.

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David Harbour as Red Guardian in “Black Widow.”

Of course, those super heroics are a big part of what people pay to see, and the action here is fun, exciting, and well choreographed. Some over-the-top CGI sneaks in every now and then, but the movie’s set pieces take a page from the “Bourne” franchise with visceral fights and chases – but, you know, dialed way up to 11.

Sadly, Natasha herself does get lost a little in all the explosions and new character introductions. Johansson is strong in the role, but considering this is Black Widow’s first and possibly only solo movie, the story lacks real weight on her overall arc. This is compounded by the fact that the film’s story takes place before “Avengers: Endgame” which, as MCU fans know, makes it hard for the movie to really do anything new with the character’s journey.

At the end of the day, this is a fun standalone adventure that shines a spotlight on a character that should have already been highlighted years ago. It’s also an engaging showcase for Florence Pugh’s take on the Black Widow title, set to live on in the MCU for many more appearances. Outside of that new character’s intro, it isn’t essential viewing for the overarching Marvel plotline, but “Black Widow” is a popcorn adventure worth the price of admission.

Should you buy ‘Black Widow’ now or wait?

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“Black Widow” is available to stream at home with Disney Plus Premier Access.

From a pure entertainment standpoint, “Black Widow” is easily worth $30 for most fans of Marvel movies. But, knowing the film will be available to all Disney Plus members without an extra fee in three months makes a full recommendation tricky.

If you’re the type of fan who’s on the fence about going back to theaters but would have otherwise bought a ticket to see “Black Widow” on opening weekend, then Premier Access is for you.

For $30 on top of your Disney Plus subscription, you’re essentially buying a virtual ticket to see the movie from the comfort of your couch as soon as possible. As an added bonus, you can watch it as many times as you like as long as you remain a Disney Plus member. In this context, the $30 asking price isn’t unreasonable, since that’s around the same cost of two adult movie tickets.

It also doesn’t hurt if you’ve got a solid home entertainment setup to really show the movie off. Seeing “Black Widow” on opening weekend in Dolby Vision on a 65-inch 4K TV with surround sound really helped me feel like I got my money’s worth, and I didn’t even miss the movie theater experience at all.

However, if you’re not someone who waits with bated breath for each new Marvel release, then you’re better off holding out for three months until the Premier Access window has expired and “Black Widow” opens up to all Disney Plus members.

The bottom line

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Scarlett Johansson in Marvel’s “Black Widow.”

Black Widow” is a fun and surprisingly sweet entry in the MCU, but it feels more like a standalone side mission than an integral part of the overarching Marvel storyline. It’s still great popcorn entertainment, however, and as a fan of Marvel flicks, I’m happy with my Premier Access purchase.

That said, anyone worried about massive spoilers or missing out on the next big Marvel twist can rest easy about seeing the movie right away. This is a good film, but it’s not an absolute must-see. Casual fans and those on a budget are better off waiting until October 6 to catch the movie when it becomes available to all Disney Plus members.

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All the new kids’ shows you can watch on Disney Plus – from ‘Monsters at Work’ to ‘Mickey Mouse Clubhouse’

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Disney Plus has tons of kid-friendly shows.

  • The Disney Plus streaming service offers a big selection of children-friendly programming.
  • Annual subscriptions are $80 a year and monthly subscriptions are $8 a month.
  • Popular kids’ shows on Disney Plus include series like “Monsters at Work” and “Vampirina.”

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Disney Channel, Disney Junior, and DisneyXD are known for their popular kids’ shows, making them handy tools for any parent in need of kid-friendly entertainment for their little ones. And now, there’s an even more convenient and comprehensive destination for all of Disney’s family programming: Disney Plus.

Building upon the lineup found on Disney’s various networks, the Disney Plus streaming service offers on-demand access to tons of children-friendly programs, along with several exclusive kids’ shows. This selection helps make Disney Plus our pick for the best streaming service for kids.

What shows can my kids watch on Disney Plus?

With a Disney Plus subscription, you’ll get a huge selection of kid-friendly movies along with shows like Adventures of the Gummi Bears and “Vampirina.” Plus, there’s brand-new content created exclusively for Disney Plus, so your kids aren’t just watching reruns.

A big bonus for parents is that you can stream Disney Plus on a tablet or smartphone, so if you need to keep the kids busy while you’re at the checkout line at Target, you’ll be covered with hours of kid-friendly content.

A special “Kids Profile” feature can also be used for children. This option restricts Disney Plus streaming to titles that are rated TV-G, TV-Y, TV-Y7, and TV-Y7FV.

Here are all the kid-friendly shows on Disney Plus:

‘Monsters at Work’ – available now

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Fans of “Monsters, Inc.” and “Monsters University” will want to tune into “Monsters at Work” on Disney Plus. It takes place after “Monsters, Inc.” and follows Sulley and Mike Wazowski as the company transitions from scream power to laugh power. 

Ben Feldman (“Mad Men”) and Aisha Tyler (“CSI”) join Billy Crystal (as Mike Wazowski) and John Goodman (as Sulley) as part of the voice cast.

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‘Forky Asks a Question’ – available now

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Forky, the beloved spork from “Toy Story 4,” asks existential questions about time, love, and even cheese in this 10-episode animated shorts series. Tony Hale (“Veep”) provides the voice of Forky.

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‘Be Our Chef’ – available now

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In “Be Our Chef,” five families compete against one another with Disney-themed cooking challenges. Find out who can make the tastiest “Frozen” dessert. Will their seafood dinner inspired by “Moana” be edible? Kids get in on the cooking action in this original series from Disney Plus.

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All animated kids’ shows available now

Disney+ kids exclusive programming roundup

TV-G

  • “American Dragon: Jake Long” (2005)
  • “Fish Hooks” (2010)
  • “Kim Possible” (2002)
  • “Legend of the Three Caballeros” (2018)
  • “Lilo & Stitch: The Series” (2003)
  • “Phineas and Ferb” (2007)
  • “Schoolhouse Rock!” (1973)
  • “The Emperor’s New School” (2006)
  • “The Replacements” (2006)

TV-Y

  • “Dino Ranch” (2021)
  • “Doc McStuffins” (2012)
  • “Elena of Avalor” (2016)
  • “Fancy Nancy” (2018)
  • “Gigantosaurus” (2019)
  • “Goldie & Bear” (2015)
  • “Handy Manny” (2006)
  • “Henry Hugglemonster” (2013)
  • “Higglytown Heroes” (2004)
  • “Jake and the Never Land Pirates” (2011)
  • “Little Einsteins” (2005)
  • “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse” (2006)
  • “Mira: Royal Detective” (2020)
  • “Muppet Babies” (2018)
  • “My Friends Tigger & Pooh” (2007)
  • “PJ Masks” (2015)
  • “Puppy Dog Pals” (2017)
  • “Quack Pack” (1996)
  • “Special Agent Oso” (2009)
  • “The Book of Pooh” (2001)
  • “The Lion Guard” (2015)
  • “The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh” (1988)
  • “The Rocketeer” (2019)
  • “Timon & Pumbaa” (1995)
  • “Vampirina” (2017)

TV-Y7

  • “101 Dalmatian Street” (2018)
  • “Adventures of the Gummi Bears” (1985)
  • “Avengers Assemble” (2013)
  • “Avengers: United They Stand” (1999)
  • “Big City Greens” (2019)
  • “Big Hero 6: The Series” (2017)
  • “Billy Dilley’s Super-Duper Subterranean Summer” (2017)
  • “Bluey” (2018)
  • “Bonkers” (1993)
  • “Chip ‘n’ Dale: Rescue Rangers” (1989)
  • “Darkwing Duck” (1991)
  • “Doug” (1996)
  • “DuckTales” (1987)
  • “DuckTales” (2017)
  • “Fantastic Four: World’s Greatest Heroes” (2006)
  • “Fantastic Four” (1994)
  • “Gargoyles” (1994)
  • “Goof Troop” (1992)
  • “Gravity Falls” (2012)
  • “Hercules – Series” (1998)
  • “Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.” (2013)
  • “Iron Man: Armored Adventures” (2008)
  • “Iron Man” (1994)
  • “Kick Buttowski” (2010)
  • “LEGO Star Wars: All-Stars” (2018)
  • “LEGO Star Wars: Droid Tales” (2015)
  • “LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures” (2016)
  • “LEGO Star Wars: The New Yoda Chronicles” (2014)
  • “Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy” (2015)
  • “Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man” (2012)
  • “Mighty Ducks: The Animated Series” (1996)
  • “Milo Murphy’s Law” (2016)
  • “Pickle and Peanut” (2015)
  • “Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja” (2012)
  • “Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventure” (2017)
  • “Recess” (1997)
  • “Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends” (1981)
  • “Spider-Man Unlimited” (1999)
  • “Spider-Man” (1981)
  • “Spider-Woman” (1979)
  • “Star vs. the Forces of Evil” (2015)
  • “Star Wars Resistance” (2018)
  • “Star Wars: Rebels” (2014)
  • “TaleSpin” (1990)
  • “The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes” (2010)
  • “The Fury Files” (2013)
  • “The Incredible Hulk” (1996)
  • “The Little Mermaid – Series” (1992)
  • “The Owl House” (2020)
  • “The Silver Surfer” (1998)
  • “The Super Hero Squad Show” (2009)
  • “Wander Over Yonder” (2013)
  • “X-Men: The Series” (1992)

TV-Y7FV

  • “Amphibia” (2019)
  • “Future-Worm” (2016)
  • “Spider-Man” (1994)
  • “Wolverine and the X-Men” (2009)
  • “X-Men: Evolution” (2000)

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TV-G

  • “A.N.T. Farm” (2011)
  • “Andi Mack” (2017)
  • “Austin & Ally” (2011)
  • “Best Friends Whenever” (2015)
  • “Coop & Cami Ask the World” (2018)
  • “Dog with a Blog” (2012)
  • “Even Stevens” (2000)
  • “Fast Layne” (2019)
  • “Gabby Duran & The Unsittables” (2019)
  • “Girl Meets World” (2016)
  • “Good Luck Charlie” (2010)
  • “Hannah Montana” (2006)
  • “I Didn’t Do It” (2014)
  • “Jonas” (2009)
  • “Liv and Maddie” (2013)
  • “Lizzie McGuire” (2001)
  • “Phil of the Future” (2004)
  • “Raven’s Home” (2017)
  • “Shake It Up” (2010)
  • “Smart Guy” (1997)
  • “Sonny With a Chance” (2009)
  • “The Suite Life of Zach & Cody” (2005)
  • “The Suite Life on Deck” (2008)
  • “Sydney to the Max” (2019)
  • “That’s So Raven” (2003)
  • “Wizards of Waverly Place” (2007)

TV-Y7

  • “Crash & Bernstein” (2012)
  • “Just Roll With It” (2019)
  • “Kickin’ It” (2011)
  • “Kirby Buckets” (2014)
  • “Lab Rats” (2012)
  • “MECH-X4” (2016)
  • “Mighty Med” (2013)
  • “Pair of Kings” (2010)
  • “Walk the Prank” (2016)

TV-Y7FV

  • “K.C. Undercover” (2015)

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What is Disney Plus and how much does it cost?

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For $8 a month or $80 a year, Disney Plus subscribers get ad-free access to thousands of movies and shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and 20th Century Fox. You can also bundle it with ESPN+ and Hulu for $14 a month.

See which plan is right for you with our breakdown of the service here. For more detailed impressions, you can read our full review of Disney Plus here.

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How to watch ‘Monsters at Work’ – John Goodman and Billy Crystal reprise their roles from ‘Monsters, Inc.’ in the new Disney Plus show

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“Monsters at Work” on Disney Plus.

  • Monsters at Work” is now available to stream exclusively on Disney Plus.
  • No longer scaring kids, the monsters want to elicit laughter in this workplace comedy.
  • Access to Disney Plus costs $8 a month or $80 a year.

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Monsters at Work,” the new animated series from Disney Plus, brings viewers back to the colorful world introduced in “Monsters, Inc.” and explores what happens when monsters are tasked with making children laugh instead of scream.

The show features John Goodman and Billy Crystal reprising their roles as Sulley and Mike, respectively. They are joined by a boisterous voice cast that includes Mindy Kaling (“The Office”), Ben Feldman (“Mad Men”), and Aisha Tyler (“CSI”). The series was created by Bobs Gannaway who worked on multiple Disney shows like “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse,” “101 Dalmatians,” and “Lilo & Stitch: The Series.”

The release date for “Monsters at Work” was originally slated for 2020, but the series was delayed until this summer. The show has received positive reviews so far, and currently holds a 90% rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 10 critic reviews.

Monsters at Work” joins a growing collection of kid-friendly shows on Disney Plus. The service’s large selection of family programs helps make it our pick for the best streaming service for parents and their kids.

How to watch ‘Monsters at Work’

The first two episodes of “Monsters at Work” premiered exclusively on Disney Plus on July 7. Season one will feature 10 episodes, and one new espiode will be released every Wednesday.

A monthly subscription to Disney Plus costs $8. You can save over 16% by getting a yearly subscription for $80. For even more movies, shows, and sports, you can take advantage of Disney’s bundle deal that includes a subscription to Disney Plus, ESPN+, and Hulu Basic for $14 a month. Compared to combining separate subscriptions, the Disney bundle saves you $6 a month.

The streaming service is available on many smart devices and media players, including Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast, most smart TVs, mobile devices, and tablets. For more information about supported devices, visit the Disney Plus website.

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What other movies and shorts from ‘Monsters, Inc.’ can I watch on Disney Plus?

Even though “Monsters at Work” is the first series to come from the franchise, Disney Plus subscribers have access to the full library of “Monsters, Inc.” movies and shorts.

This includes the original Pixar movie, “Monsters, Inc.,” as well as the prequel “Monsters University.”

If you’re looking for something quick to watch, animated shorts based on Mike and Sulley’s relationship, like “Mike’s New Car” and “Party Central,” are available for streaming on Disney Plus as well.

Disney Plus also gives subscribers access to the entire Pixar library of movies. For a full list of current and upcoming original series, check out our guide to Disney Plus shows.

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The top 9 streaming shows of the week, from ‘Loki’ to ‘Ted Lasso’

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“Ted Lasso.”

  • Every week, Parrot Analytics provides Insider with a list of the nine most in-demand original TV shows on streaming services in the US.
  • Parrot’s list is ranked by how much more in demand the top series are than the average TV show in the US. Audience demand reflects the desire and engagement, or overall popularity, of a series.
  • Disney+’s “Loki” dropped in demand this week and wasn’t able to top other shows like Netflix’s “Stranger Things.”
  • “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” dropped off the list this week while Apple’s “Ted Lasso” returned ahead of its second season premiere this month.
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9. “Ted Lasso” (Apple TV+)

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“Ted Lasso”

Times more in demand than average show: 23.8

Description: “Jason Sudeikis plays Ted Lasso, a small-time college football coach from Kansas hired to coach a professional soccer team in England, despite having no experience coaching soccer.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season 1): 91%

What critics said: “Ted Lasso is breezy and fun and full of heart, but its easy escapisms are also uneasy ones. They are mordant, but they are mournful too.” — The Atlantic (Season 1)

Season 2 premieres July 23 on Apple TV Plus. See more insights for “Ted Lasso.”

8. “Cobra Kai” (Netflix)

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“Cobra Kai”

Times more in demand than average show: 27.7

Description: “Decades after the tournament that changed their lives, the rivalry between Johnny and Daniel reignites in this sequel to the ‘Karate Kid’ films.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season 3): 90%

What critics said: “Cobra Kai’s electric first three seasons have done the Miyagi-verse proud — but one more battle royale ought to be just enough to make sure it goes out on a high.” — NME (season 3)

Season 3 premiered on January 1 on Netflix. See more insights for “Cobra Kai.”

7. “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” (Disney+)

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“Star Wars: The Clone Wars”

Times more in demand than average show: 28.4

Description: “From Dave Filoni, director and executive producer of ‘The Mandalorian,’ the new ‘Clone Wars’ episodes will continue the storylines introduced in the original series, exploring the events leading up to ‘Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith.'”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season 7): 100%

What critics said: “The animation is better than ever, the spirit of the series-a more character-based version of the stories told between ‘Attack Of The Clones’ and ‘Revenge Of The Sith’ are as compelling as ever.” — The Playlist (season 7)

Season 7 premiered on February 21, 2020 on Disney+. See more insights for “Star Wars: The Clone Wars.”

6. “The Handmaid’s Tale” (Hulu)

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Luke on “Handmaid’s Tale.”

Times more in demand than average show: 30.0

Description: “A woman forced into sexual servitude struggles to survive in a terrifying, totalitarian society.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season 4): 70%

What critics said: “This has become as grim as any violent action movie and Moss, who is usually terrific, now only deploys one expression — horrified disbelief. I can’t care any more, don’t feel anything any more, and this should be put out of its misery.” — Daily Mail (Season 4)

Season 4 premiered April 28 on Hulu. See more insights for “The Handmaid’s Tale.”

5. “WandaVision” (Disney+)

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“WandaVision”

Times more in demand than average show: 31.8

Description: “Marvel Studios’ captivating new series ‘WandaVision’ stars Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany, and marks the first series from Marvel Studios streaming exclusively on Disney+. The series is a blend of classic television and the Marvel Cinematic Universe in which Wanda Maximoff and Vision — two super-powered beings living idealized suburban lives — begin to suspect that everything is not as it seems.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season 1): 91%

What critics said: “Quirky, humorous and with fascinating characters, I’m interested to see what kind of long, strange trip Wanda and Vision have planned.” — Colorado Springs Gazette (Season 1)

Season 1 premiered on Disney+ January 15. See more insights for “WandaVision.”

4. “Loki” (Disney+)

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Tom Hiddleston on episode one of “Loki.”

Times more in demand than average show: 32.0

Description: “In Marvel Studios’ ‘Loki,’ the mercurial Loki (Tom Hiddleston) resumes his role as the God of Mischief in a new series that takes place after the events of ‘Avengers: Endgame.'”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score (season 1): 92%

What critics said: “And as long as Hiddleston and Wilson keep at it, ‘Loki’ is worth watching, despite its shortcomings.” — Arizona Republic (season 1)

Season 1 premiered on Disney+ on June 9. See more insights for “Loki.”

2. (tied) “Lucifer” (Netflix)

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“Lucifer”

Times more in demand than average show: 33.5

Description: “Bored with being the Lord of Hell, the devil relocates to Los Angeles, where he opens a nightclub and forms a connection with a homicide detective.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season 5): 85%

What critics said: “Part of Lucifer’s charm is it’s always erred on the side of cheesy soap opera when it calls for it, but there are some real gut-punching, grounding moments this season.” — Metro (Season 5)

Season 5B premiered on Netflix on May 28. See more insights for “Lucifer.”

2. (tied) “The Mandalorian” (Disney+)

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“The Mandalorian”

Times more in demand than average show: 33.5

Description: “After the fall of the Empire, a lone gunfighter makes his way through the lawless galaxy.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season 2): 94%

What critics said: “Where Season 1 sometimes struggled to maintain a coherent arc, though, Season 2 has a higher-stakes narrative thrust that builds momentum more effectively.” — Sight and Sound (Season 2)

Season 2 premiered on Disney+ on October 30. See more insights for “The Mandalorian.”

1. “Stranger Things” (Netflix)

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“Stranger Things.”

Times more in demand than average show: 39.3

Description: “When a young boy vanishes, a small town uncovers a mystery involving secret experiments.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season 3): 89%

What critics said: “It’s also worth noting that there’s a new scene stealer in Priah Ferguson, who plays Lucas’ sister Erica, whose bratty attitude translates into hilarious disposition for the entire group.” — US Weekly (Season 3)

Season 3 premiered July 4, 2019, on Netflix. See more insights for “Stranger Things.”

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HBO Max’s ‘Gossip Girl’ reboot is the most anticipated new TV show in July

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“Gossip Girl.”

  • Every month, Insider looks at the most anticipated new TV shows using data from the app TV Time.
  • It’s derived from US users who use the app to track and react to what they’re watching.
  • HBO Max’s “Gossip Girl” reboot is the most anticipated series of July.
  • Disney+’s Pixar series “Monsters at Work” premieres this month.
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5. “The White Lotus” – HBO, July 11

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Description: “A social satire set at an exclusive Hawaiian resort, The White Lotus follows the vacations of various hotel guests over the span of a week as they relax and rejuvenate in paradise. But with each passing day, a darker complexity emerges in these picture-perfect travelers, the hotel’s cheerful employees, and the idyllic locale itself. “

 

4. “American Horror Stories” – FX on Hulu, July 15

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Description: “‘American Horror Stories’ is a spin-off of Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk’s award-winning anthology series ‘American Horror Story.’ The weekly anthology series will feature a different horror story each episode.”

3. “Monsters at Work” – Disney+, July 7

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Description: “Tylor Tuskmon graduates top of his class from Monsters University and arrives at Monster Incorporated to begin his dream job as a Scarer … or not. The day he’s set to begin, he learns that they don’t want Scarers … they want Jokesters! Tylor is temporarily reassigned to the Monsters, Inc. Facilities Team. This change shatters Tylor’s plan, but he sets his sights on a new goal: becoming a Jokester.”

2. “Power Book III: Raising Kanan” – Starz, July 18

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Description: “Power Book III: Raising Kanan is a prequel set in the 1990s that will chronicle the early years of Kanan Stark, the character first played by executive producer Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson.”

1. “Gossip Girl” – HBO Max, July 8

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Zion Moreno in “Gossip Girl.”

Description: “Nine years ago, the original Gossip Girl website shut down. But after a new generation of New York’s young elite takes control of private school Constance Billard, the notorious blogger remerges as the number one source into their scandalous lives.”

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Marvel’s ‘Black Widow’ hits Disney Plus on July 9 and subscribers can preorder it now for $30

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“Black Widow” is the next Disney Plus Premier Access release.

  • Marvel’s “Black Widow” will be released on July 9 in theaters and on Disney Plus via Premier Access.
  • The movie is set before “Avengers: Endgame,” and will introduce a new Black Widow to the MCU.
  • The Premier Access fee is $30; a Disney Plus subscription costs $8 a month or $80 a year.

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Black Widow,” the highly anticipated Marvel film starring longtime Avenger Scarlett Johansson, will premiere on July 9 in theaters and on Disney Plus. To stream the movie while it’s still playing in theaters, Disney Plus subscribers need to pay an extra $30 Premier Access fee.

The film takes place before the events of the latest Marvel films, with Johansson’s titular character dealing with her past as an assassin for hire. Florence Pugh plays a younger assassin who received the same training as Black Widow, while “Stranger Things” star David Harbour plays a Russian hero named Red Guardian.

Black Widow” will be the first Marvel film released in theaters since “Spider-Man: Far From Home” debuted in July 2019. Disney originally planned to release the film during summer 2020, but the COVID-19 pandemic delayed the premiere for more than a year. “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” is scheduled for a September 3 theatrical release, and will introduce a new Marvel hero played by Simu Liu.

Tickets for the theatrical release of “Black Widow” are on sale now; you can also pay in advance for Premier Access on Disney Plus.

How to watch ‘Black Widow’ on Disney Plus

Black Widow” will be available on Disney Plus as a Premier Access title on July 9. Disney Plus subscribers need to pay an additional $30 fee to unlock the movie at home the day it’s released.

Paying for Premier Access will let you watch “Black Widow” as often as you like for as long as you remain a Disney Plus member. You can preorder the film now.

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Disney Plus subscribers willing to wait three months can enjoy the movie without an extra fee starting October 6. On that date, “Black Widow” will become available to all Disney Plus members at no extra cost.

Disney Plus is priced at $8 a month or $80 per year; to sign up, visit DisneyPlus.com or download the Disney Plus app. If you’re also interested in subscribing to Hulu and ESPN+, you can sign up for a discounted bundle with Disney Plus starting at $14 a month.

Disney Plus supports 4K streaming with Dolby Vision and HDR color support on compatible devices. The Disney Plus app is available on Apple devices, Android, PlayStation, Xbox, Roku, Fire TV, and most smart TV brands.

What else can I watch on Disney Plus?

Along with being home to nearly every movie and show in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Disney Plus has a huge streaming library of additional titles from Disney’s collection. You’ll find Disney’s classic animated films, new Pixar releases, Disney original shows, documentaries from National Geographic, and entire franchises like “Star Wars” and “The Simpsons.”

Original series like “Loki” and “The Mandalorian” have been the most watched shows on TV during their runs on Disney Plus.

For more details, check out our full Disney Plus review here.

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‘Loki’ is the biggest TV series in the world – and it reached the top faster than Disney+’s other Marvel shows

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Tom Hiddleston stars in “Loki.”

  • “Loki” is the most popular series in the world across all platforms, according to Parrot Analytics.
  • It rose in audience demand faster than Disney+’s other Marvel shows.
  • Disney+ is moving its future original shows from Fridays to Wednesdays after “Loki’s” success.
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Disney+’s latest Marvel series, “Loki,” is the biggest show in the world.

“Loki” became the most in-demand series in the world across all platforms faster than Disney’s other Marvel Cinematic Universe shows, including “WandaVision” and “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier,” according to the research company Parrot Analytics. The company measures “audience demand,” which reflects the desire of and engagement with, or overall popularity, of a series.

The data suggests that Disney+’s Marvel shows are growing in popularity with each new series.

By June 16, seven days after it debuted, “Loki” was 89.9 times more in demand than the average show worldwide, lifting it to the top. It took “WandaVision” 14 days after its premiere to become the most in-demand global series and “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” eight days.

Disney CEO Bob Chapek said last week that “Loki” was Disney+’s biggest premiere yet (Disney did not release viewership numbers and did not respond to a request from Insider on how it counts a view).

With “Loki’s” success, Disney is moving its future original shows from Fridays to Wednesdays, including upcoming Marvel and “Star Wars” series. Shows like “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” and “The Mandalorian” found success with Friday debuts, but “Loki” debuts weekly on Wednesdays.

The shift means that Disney won’t be competing with Netflix, which typically releases new seasons all at once on Fridays.

Parrot Analytics said that it expects demand to build for “Loki” week over week as new episodes are released.

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