All the new shows you can watch on Disney Plus – from ‘The Mandalorian’ to ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’

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Disney Plus has a lot of new shows to stream. There are spin-offs, sequels, prequels, documentaries, and even mockumentaries to choose from. And best of all, every show is included with a standard subscription for $8 a month.

Highlights from the current lineup include exclusive titles from the “Star Wars” franchise, like the “The Mandalorian,” as well as new Marvel shows like “WandaVision” and “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.” More original programs are in the works, including a series based on the “Percy Jackson” novels.

Below, we’ve broken all the basics you need to know about shows on Disney Plus, including a full rundown of the service’s current and upcoming lineup of exclusive series.

Does Disney Plus have any new shows?

Disney Plus has a growing collection of original series developed exclusively for the service.

The ambitious lineup already includes shows like “The Mandalorian,” “WandaVision,” “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier,” “High School the Musical the Musical the Series,” “The Imagineering Story,” “Encore!,” and “Diary of a Future President.”

When are new shows coming to Disney Plus?

In addition to all the shows available to watch right now, even more new content is set to be added throughout the year and beyond.

Major upcoming shows scheduled for 2021 include the new Marvel series “Loki” and the animated show “Star Wars: The Bad Batch.” Other originals in the works include “Monsters at Work,” an animated series based on the Pixar movie “Monsters, Inc.” Subscribers can also look forward to a new adaptation of the “Percy Jackson” novels.

To help you keep track of all the current and upcoming Disney Plus original programs, we rounded up all of the series announced so far.

Here are all the new shows to stream on Disney Plus:

Marvel shows

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WandaVision” – available now

The show finds Wanda (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany) living in a surreal suburban neighborhood inspired by early TV sitcoms, but their picturesque lives quickly begin to warp around them. The show also stars Teyonah Parris, Randall Park, and Kat Dennings. 

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” – available now

“The Falcon and Winter Soldier” takes place after Captain America passes on his shield to Sam Wilson, aka the Falcon (Anthony Mackie). The Falcon is joined by Bucky Barnes, aka Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan), on a mission to stop a group of renegade super soldiers. New episodes premiere every Friday.

“Marvel Hero Project” – available now

The “Marvel Hero Project” pays tribute to extraordinary kids who have helped their community. In each episode of the docu-series, kids are surprised with the honor of being made into a superhero with their very own Marvel Comic.

“Marvel’s 616” – available now

The documentary series “Marvel’s 616” dives into the real-world context of Marvel’s stories and characters via history and culture. A diverse group of filmmakers tackle each episode. 

“Loki” – June 11, 2021

Although Loki died in “Avengers: Endgame,” apparently his “journey isn’t over yet; it’s only just begun.” Tom Hiddleston returns in the role of the trickster in what looks to be an adventure through time and space. Owen Wilson (“The Wedding Crashers”) and Gugu Mbatha-Raw (“Belle”) also star.

“What If?” – Summer 2021

Based in the Marvel Universal, the animated series “What If?” takes the premise that changing one small thing in the narrative of a superhero could change the course of the character and also the world. Marvel talent will be participating in the series, including Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther), Josh Brolin (Thanos), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Mark Ruffalo (the Hulk), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), and many more. 

“Hawkeye” – Fall 2021

Hawkeye will return to the screen in his very own spin-off from the Marvel films. In “Hawkeye,” he will be mentoring the Young Avenger Kate Bishop and showing her the ways of the Marvel superhero.

“Ms. Marvel” – To be announced

“Ms. Marvel” will be a groundbreaking program; Kamala Khan is the first Muslim superhero to star in their own solo series. In the series, Khan is a Pakistani American living with her devout family in New Jersey while dealing with her superpowers. Newcomer Iman Vellani will star as the title character. 

“She-Hulk” – To be announced

“She-Hulk” is focused on Jennifer Walters, cousin of the Hulk, aka Bruce Banner. After Walters gets a blood transfusion from Banner — as in his gamma poisoned blood —she becomes the one and only She-Hulk. Tatiana Maslany (“Orphan Black”) has been cast to play Walters.

“Moon Knight” – To be announced

“Moon Knight,” a cloaked avenger named Mark Specter, suffers from multiple personalities and questionable instincts. Oscar Isaac (“Star Wars: The Force Awakens”) is reportedly in discussions for the lead role

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Star Wars shows

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“The Mandalorian” – available now

“The Mandalorian,” a western-style take on “Star Wars,” is set five years after the fall of the Empire and focuses on a bounty hunter who journeys far out into the galaxy. The first and second seasons are now available to stream. 

“Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian” – available now

This documentary series gives viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the production of “The Mandalorian.” The show features interviews, never-before-seen footage, and roundtable conversations with the cast and crew. Executive Producer Jon Favreau is the documentary’s host.

“Star Wars: The Clone Wars” – available now

All seven seasons of “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” are available to stream on Disney Plus. Though the show was originally canceled in 2014, Disney brought the series back for 12 final episodes in 2020.

“Star Wars: The Bad Batch” – May 4, 2021

This upcoming animated series focuses on an elite group of clone soldiers called the Bad Batch. Each member of the team has a unique skill, and they band together to take on missions throughout the galaxy. 

“The Book of Boba Fett” – December 2021

This spin-off of “The Mandalorian” will focus on the infamous bounty hunter Boba Fett. Temuera Morrison reprises his role as Fett and will be joined by Ming-Na Wen as Fennec Shand.

“Andor” – 2022

Diego Luna reprises his role of Cassian Andor (“Rogue One”) alongside Alan Tudyk voicing the sardonic droid K-2SO. Their adventures take place before the events of “Rogue One.” 

Obi-Wan Kenobi Project – To be announced

Ewan McGregor returns in the role of Obi-Wan Kenobi in this as-yet titled series set eight years after the events of “Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith.” Hayden Christensen will also appear in the show as Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader. 

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Pixar shows

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“Forky Asks a Question” – available now

Forky from Pixar’s “Toy Story 4” explores various existential questions in this 10-part animated shorts series.

“SparkShorts” – available now

Similar to “ShortCircuit,” select Pixar employees are given six months and a limited budget to create their own unique shorts. It’s a way to find new voices and new techniques from within the studio talent pool. 

“Pixar in Real Life” – available now

This hidden camera series features Pixar characters in humorous situations in real life, such as Wall-E rolling through a park in New York City and agents from Monsters, Inc. Child Detection Agency picking up a rogue sock on the street.

“Monsters at Work” – July 2, 2021

If you’ve ever wondered what happened to Monstropolis after the fall of scream power, “Monsters at Work” will fill you in. The animated show features the return of Billy Crystal as the voice of Mike, and John Goodman as the voice of Sully. Though the series was originally expected to premiere in 2020, the show is now set to debut in July 2021.

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‘The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers’ – available now

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This new series is based on “The Mighty Ducks” film franchise from the ’90s. “The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers” stars Lauren Graham (“Gilmore Girls”) as Alex, and Brady Noon as her son Evan. After Evan is cut from the Mighty Ducks youth hockey team in Minnesota, Alex decides to put together her own team.

Emilio Estevez, who starred as coach Gordon Bombay in the original “Mighty Ducks” movies, reprises his role in the new streaming show. New episodes premiere every Friday.

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‘The Right Stuff – available now

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Produced by National Geographic, “The Right Stuff” is a historical drama series about the development of the US space program. The show focuses on a group of seven military test pilots who train to become the country’s first astronauts. The show is based on the book by Tom Wolfe, which was previously adapted into a 1983 film.

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‘Percy Jackson’ – to be announced

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Disney Plus is developing a new live-action show based on the “Percy Jackson” series of novels. Author Rick Riordan announced the news via a tweet on May 14, 2020.

Though full details are still forthcoming, the show’s first season will be an adaptation of “The Lightning Thief,” which is the first book in the “Percy Jackson” series. Future seasons are expected to cover the remaining four books. 

The “Percy Jackson” novels follow a teenager who finds out that he’s really the son of a Greek god. The books were previously adapted into two films, “Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief” and “Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters,” but this new Disney Plus series will not be connected to those earlier movies. 

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‘High School Musical: The Musical: The Series’ – available now

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The first season of “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” premiered on November 12 and all 10 episodes are now available to watch. The mockumentary follows a group of high school students as they put on a production of “High School Musical.” The second season will debut on May 14.

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‘Diary of a Future President’ – available now

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Tess Romero stars as Elena, a 12-year-old Cuban-American girl with presidential aspirations. The show is told through Elena’s diary and also features flashforwards to Elena as an adult played by Gina Rodriguez (“Jane the Virgin”). The first season includes a total of 10 episodes, and a second season has been ordered.

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‘Short Circuit’ – available now

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This is a series of shorts from Disney employees produced with support from the studio and its fellow artists. 14 shorts are now available to stream. 

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Non-fiction, documentary, and variety series

Disney+ new shows

“The Imagineering Story” – available now

Disneyland and Disney World fans will want to tune in to see this. This six-hour series chronicles the history of Walt Disney Imagineering, the talented crew that make the magic at the Disney parks around the world. It covers the early days with Walt Disney at the helm all the way up to the Galaxy’s Edge.

“Encore!” – available now

Encore! — hosted and produced by Kristen Bell (“Frozen,” “The Good Place”) — is a reality show where she reunites the casts of high school musicals to take another go at their productions.  

“The World According to Jeff Goldblum” – available now

Journey along with Jeff Goldblum (“Jurassic Park,” “Thor: Ragnarok”) as he travels the world to explore subjects that are of interest to him from how tattoos, ice-cream, and sneakers are made and developed.

“One Day at Disney” – available now

On December 3, Disney Plus began streaming the feature-length special “One Day at Disney,” the same day that the book “One Day at Disney” was released. The program (and book) features more than 75 Disney cast members who make the magic from a train engineer at Disneyland to Robin Roberts of “Good Morning America” to the prolific animation artist Eric Goldberg. Following the launch of the feature-length special, Disney Plus also began streaming a 52-episode short-form series.

“Muppets Now” – available now

This new comedy series stars Jim Henson’s beloved Muppets. Each episode of the series is separated into different segments, like a lifestyle vlog, a cooking show, and a talk show. The first season features six episodes.

“Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings” – available now

“Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings” is moving from Disney’s Freeform to Disney Plus for its second season in 2020. The program gives viewers an inside look at weddings and engagements at Disney Destinations around the world from Disneyland to the Disney Cruise Line. Season one is currently available to watch.

“Into the Unknown: The Making of Frozen 2” — available now

“Frozen 2” hit theaters in November of 2019. For those who can’t get enough of Elsa, Anna, and the gang, they’ll be able to get the inside scoop on how “Frozen 2” was created with the cast, the music team, and others in this docu-series.

Be Our Chef” – available now

Angela Kinsey (“The Office”) hosts “Be Our Chef,” a new reality cooking competition show. Based in Walt Disney World, families will compete by creating dishes that mix their own traditions with the magic of Disney. The grand prize will be the honor of having their dish served at Walt Disney World.

“Shop Class” – available now

The competition show “Shop Class” will consist of teams of creative students who are challenged to design, build, and test new contraptions.  Their creations will be judged on how they engineered and designed the items, as well as a test to make sure it works.

“Prop Culture” – available now

Die-hard Disney film fans will want to tune into “Prop Culture.” The show takes a look at the props and costumes from films such as “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl,” “Mary Poppins,” “The Muppet Movie,” and “Tron.” They’ll visit with the people who made the items, the actors who used the items, and the collectors and archivists who cherish the items.

“Earth to Ned” — available now

The Jim Henson Company is creating an “out-of-this-world” talk show where Ned, a blue-skinned alien and his sidekick Cornelius, do interviews with celebrity guests. The aliens were sent to Earth for an invasion but instead become obsessed with pop culture and create a talk show.

“Becoming” – now available

Basketball superstar LeBron James is partnering with Disney Plus on a new heartwarming docuseries. The show will explore the origin stories of celebrities and athletes such as the Lakers’ Anthony Davis, Los Angeles Sparks’ Candace Parker, and comedian and TV host Nick Cannon.

Magic of Animal Kingdom” – now available

National Geographic (which is now part of Disney) is producing a series based on Animal Kingdom and Epcot’s SeaBase Aquarium at Walt Disney World. The show will give a behind the scenes look at how these areas operate, how they go about protecting endangered species, and the efforts of the Disney Conservation Fund.

“Rogue Trip” – now available

Journalist Bob Woodruff and his 27-year-old son Max, embark on a road trip, heading to destinations that are off the beaten path in search of unique experiences to share with viewers.

“(Re)Connect” – To be announced

In this reality show, families struggling with issues — like workaholic parents and competitive siblings — address their problems with the help of specialized experts. The goal is for them all, as the title implies, to reconnect.

“Earthkeepers” – To be announced

The documentary series “Earthkeepers” will follow conservationists and the animals that they study. During the series, the creators hope that viewers get a sense of the “personal trials and professional breakthroughs that come with protecting the planet’s most endangered species.”

“Ink & Paint” – To be announced

Based on the book “Ink & Paint: The Women of Walt Disney’s Animation” written by Mindy Johnson, this eight-part series pays tribute to the women who have had a big part of the films of the Walt Disney Company from “Snow White,” “Coco,” to “Moana,” and many more.

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Disney Plus FAQs

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What is Disney Plus? 

Disney’s streaming service gives members unlimited access to a growing library of ad-free movies and shows from DisneyPixar, Marvel, Star WarsNational Geographic, and 20th Century Fox. This includes older releases from Disney’s vault, as well as a selection of brand-new, exclusive series and films.

Unlike Netflix, however, the original episodic content on Disney Plus is delivered weekly rather than all at once. This makes the experience feel closer to traditional TV but without the ads.


How much does Disney Plus cost? 

There are three pricing plans for Disney Plus: $8 a month, $80 a year, or $14 a month if you get a package deal with ESPN+ and Hulu. If you go with an annual plan, you end up paying about $16 less per year than you would with the monthly plan.

You can check out a detailed breakdown of Disney Plus prices here


Is Disney Plus worth it?

Disney Plus is one of the more affordable streaming services on the market, and it offers a lot of value for subscribers.

The service features a huge selection of family-friendly shows and movies which make it an ideal fit for parents looking for programs to enjoy with their kids. The platform’s selection of exclusive Marvel and Star Wars content also makes it a must-have for fans of those franchises. 

For detailed impressions, check out our full Disney Plus review

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How to watch ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier,’ the latest Marvel show to hit Disney Plus

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  • “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” premiered on Disney Plus on March 19.
  • Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan reprise their roles from Marvel’s “Avengers” franchise.
  • A Disney Plus subscription costs $8 a month or $80 per year.

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“The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” is the latest TV series set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The show debuted on March 19, and new episodes premiere every Friday on Disney Plus. You can subscribe to Disney Plus for $8 a month or $80 a year.

Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan reprise their “Avengers” roles for the six episode series, while Daniel Bruhl and Emily VanCamp return as Baron Helmut Zero and Sharon Carter from “Captain America: Civil War.”

“The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” pits the heroes against a familiar antagonist in Baron Zemo. Mackie’s Sam Wilson inherited Captain America’s shield at the conclusion of “Avengers: Endgame,” but the series will explore why he still uses the codename Falcon. Stan’s Bucky Barnes was Captain America’s best friend, but his violent past as the Winter Soldier continues to haunt him.

In Marvel’s comic books, both Falcon and the Winter Soldier eventually take on the mantle of Captain America, albeit for just a few years. It’s unclear if either will emerge as the next Captain America in the MCU; Mackie told Variety there’s been no discussions of a second season and he’s not sure when he’ll appear in another MCU film.

“The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” and “WandaVision” are considered the first entries in phase four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe; the first film in phase four, “Black Widow,” is scheduled to hit theaters and Disney Plus Premier Access in July 2021.

How to watch ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’

“The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” premiered on Disney Plus on March 19. The series will feature six episodes in total, and new episodes arrive every Friday. The season finale will debut on April 23.

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.

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.

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

On top of the classic library of Disney movies and shows, Disney Plus is the streaming home to nearly every movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and new shows like “WandaVision.”

It has films starring other Marvel characters as well, like the “X-Men” and “Fantastic Four.”

Disney Plus also collects the full “Star Wars” franchise, including TV shows, documentaries and specials created for kids. The “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian” is the most popular exclusive show on Disney Plus.

For detailed impressions, check out our full Disney Plus review here.

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Lil Nas X is courting controversy with his blood-infused kicks, but the rock band KISS actually did it first – in a bloody 1977 collaboration with Marvel Comics

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Members of the rock group KISS perform during a concert at the Civic Center in Hartford, Conn., Feb. 16, 1977. The band members are Paul Stanley, Peter Criss, Ace Frehley and Gene Simmons.

  • Rapper Lil Nas X has announced he will drop a pair of shoes containing real human blood.
  • The rock band KISS invented the idea of blood-infused merch in a collaboration with Marvel Comics in 1977.
  • Both endeavors were called satanic and received similar reactions from critics.

After releasing a fallen angel-themed video on Friday for his new single, “Montero (Call Me By Your Name),” rapper Lil Nas X celebrated satanic imagery again on Monday with the drop of 666 pairs of “Satan Shoes” that contain human blood.

Made in collaboration with MSCHF, a Brooklyn-based company that creates limited edition prank-like products that seem designed purely for Instagram bragging rights, the shoes are modified versions of Nike’s Air Max 97 sneakers featuring pentagram charms and a bible verse, as well as a small amount of ink and blood in an air bubble in the sole of the shoe.

The theme and exclusivity of the shoes, which have a price tag of $1,018 (a reference to Luke 10:18: “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven”), was enough to get South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem to tweet, “Our kids are being told that this kind of product is, not only okay, it’s ‘exclusive.’ But do you know what’s more exclusive? Their God-given eternal soul.”

However, both the product and the response to it are nothing new. In 1977, the flamboyant heavy rock band Kiss, who trafficked in both sexual and satanic themes, teamed up with Marvel Comics for a similar stunt.

At the peak of their popularity, the band’s most classic lineup (Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Peter Criss, and Ace Frehley) traveled with legendary comics creator Stan Lee to Marvel’s printing facility outside of Buffalo, New York, where the members’ blood was drawn by a registered nurse under the watchful eye of a notary public.

“The idea being that every kid or everybody who bought a Kiss comic book in some way was getting a little bit of Kiss’ blood in that comic book,” said Lee in a 2016 interview.

The blood was then mixed with red ink and used to print “A Marvel Comics Super Special!: Kiss” – a magazine-sized comic that turned the band into superheroes and found them fighting Dr. Doom.

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The cover of “A Marvel Comics Super Special!: Kiss”

Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, and the Avengers were supporting characters.

As publicity stunts go, it was a success, as the comic sold 500,000 copies and was Marvel’s best-selling single issue until the 1990 relaunch of Spider-Man.

The reactions were also quite predictable and palpable, as in this report from a local Buffalo news station WGRZ.

In a bizarre twist, Lee, who died in 2018, allegedly had his own blood stolen and made into “Stan Lee’s Solvent DNA Ink” which was used to stamp Marvel comics sold at Treasure Island Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Whether or not Lil Nas X’s Satan Shoes become a collector’s item or just a pop culture artifact remains to be seen, but “A Marvel Comics Super Special!: Kiss” is now worth a bit more than its $1.50 cover price.

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Disney Plus offers gift subscriptions for new members – here’s how to buy one before the $10 price increase on Friday

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Disney’s on-demand streaming service, Disney Plus, offers ad-free access to a growing library of movies and shows from all of the studio’s major brands and franchises. If that special Disney fan in your life hasn’t subscribed yet, you can help them tune in with a Disney Plus gift subscription.

A Disney Plus gift subscription costs $70 and is sent as an email code on a date of your choosing. Disney will be raising its yearly price to $80 on March 26, so this week is the last chance you have to purchase a gift subscription for the lower price.

Here’s how to gift a Disney Plus annual subscription:

  1. Visit this page to purchase the gift.
  2. You’ll enter your information, your recipient’s name and email, and what date you’d like the code to be delivered.
  3. The $70 fee will be charged to your account as soon as you make the purchase.
  4. Your recipient will visit DisneyPlus.com/redeememail, select the offer, and manually enter the code printed on the email.
  5. Once redeemed, the recipient will be credited a one year subscription to Disney Plus.
  6. If the recipient doesn’t see the gift confirmation email in their inbox on the delivery date, Disney recommends that they check their spam folder.
  7. If the email still can’t be located, you can contact Disney Plus customer service to have the code resent.

Restrictions of the Disney Plus gift subscription:

  1. The gift subscription can only be redeemed by new Disney Plus subscribers.
  2. The redemption code is one-time use only and non-transferable.

Once they’ve activated the subscription, your recipient will get:

  • Unlimited, ad-free access to thousands of movies and series from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and 20th Century Fox.
  • Unlimited downloads they can watch anywhere, anytime.
  • The ability to stream on up to four devices simultaneously and add up to seven profiles.
  • A GroupWatch feature that allows them to sync and watch streams with friends and family virtually.

Can Disney Plus gift subscriptions be used for the bundle with ESPN+ and Hulu?

Disney Plus gift vouchers are only available for an annual subscription to Disney Plus, but recipients can still upgrade to the streaming bundle with Hulu and ESPN+ for a discounted price. Here’s how to upgrade and save:

  1. Redeem your Disney Plus gift subscription voucher and create a Disney Plus account.
  2. Visit the Disney Plus Billing Details page and choose the option to switch to the Disney bundle.
  3. You will now be upgraded to the $13 a month bundle plan with Disney Plus, Hulu, and ESPN+.
  4. A $5.83 monthly credit (the value of your gift subscription) will then be applied to the monthly bill for your bundle.
  5. This will bring the bundle price down to $7.16 per month for the duration of you gift subscription period.
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How to watch ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier,’ the next Marvel show coming to Disney Plus on March 19

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  • “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” will premiere on Disney Plus on March 19.
  • Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan reprise their roles from Marvel’s “Avengers” franchise.
  • A Disney Plus subscription costs $7 a month or $70 per year.

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“The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” is the next TV series set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, following the critically acclaimed run of “WandaVision” on Disney Plus. The show will debut on March 19, with new episodes releasing every Friday.

Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan reprise their “Avengers” roles for the six episode series, while Daniel Bruhl and Emily VanCamp return as Baron Helmut Zero and Sharon Carter from “Captain America: Civil War.”

“The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” pits the heroes against a familiar antagonist in Baron Zemo. Mackie’s Sam Wilson inherited Captain America’s shield at the conclusion of “Avengers: Endgame,” but the series will explore why he still uses the codename Falcon. Stan’s Bucky Barnes was Captain America’s best friend, but his violent past as the Winter Soldier continues to haunt him.

In Marvel’s comic books, both Falcon and the Winter Soldier eventually take on the mantle of Captain America, albeit for just a few years. It’s unclear if either will emerge as the next Captain America in the MCU; Mackie told Variety there’s been no discussions of a second season and he’s not sure when he’ll appear in another MCU film.

“The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” and “WandaVision” are considered the first entries in phase four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe; the first film in phase four, “Black Widow,” is scheduled to hit theaters in May 2021, and “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” is also due out later this year.

How to watch ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’

“The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” premieres on Disney Plus on March 19. The series will feature six episodes in total, and new episodes arrive every Friday. You can visit DisneyPlus.com or download the Disney Plus app to sign up for the service.

Disney Plus currently costs $7 for a monthly plan, or $70 annually. That said, the Disney Plus price will increase to $8 a month or $80 a year beginning March 26, so now is the perfect time to lock in an annual plan for the lower rate. If you’re also interested in subscribing to Hulu or ESPN+, you can sign up for a discounted bundle with Disney Plus starting at $13 a month.

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.

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

On top of the classic library of Disney movies and shows, Disney Plus is the streaming home to nearly every movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and new shows like “WandaVision.”

It has films starring other Marvel characters as well, like the “X-Men” and “Fantastic Four.”

Disney Plus also collects the full “Star Wars” franchise, including TV shows, documentaries and specials created for kids. The “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian” is the most popular exclusive show on Disney Plus.

For detailed impressions, check out our full Disney Plus review here.

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Star on Disney Plus: International subscribers will get access to a new channel with R-rated movies and shows on February 23

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Star will add R-rated content to Disney Plus for international viewers.

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Starting February 23, some Disney Plus subscribers outside the United States will gain a new channel, called Star, that features Disney’s adult-oriented movies and shows. Disney Plus launched as a family-friendly streaming service in November 2020 and until now all of its programming has been rated for kids age 13 and below.

However, Disney has a large library of R-rated films and shows for older audiences thanks to its acquisition of 21st Century Fox and ABC’s steady stream of primetime dramas. That collection includes popular shows like “Family Guy,” “Scandal” and “Grey’s Anatomy,” as well as blockbuster movies like “Deadpool” and “Die Hard.” Viewers in the US can already stream most of that catalog on Hulu, but Hulu isn’t available outside of the US and Japan.

Disney Plus subscribers in the US won’t have to worry about any of the changes coming to the streaming service, but as a new Disney entertainment brand, Star could become a household name in international markets. In January, Disney said it had more than 146 million subscribers spread across its different streaming services, including 94.9 million Disney Plus members. Star will help the company continue to expand its streaming options overseas.

What is Star on Disney Plus?

Star is a new entertainment brand geared toward older viewers rather than just kids and families. It will bring Disney-owned movies and shows from ABC, FX, Fox, and ESPN to Disney Plus subscribers outside of the US.

Star will launch as a channel within the Disney Plus app, but Disney also plans to make a separate streaming service called Star Plus in Latin America.

When does Star launch on Disney Plus and where is it available?

Star will be available on February 23 for Disney Plus subscribers in the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland and certain parts of Europe. Disney says it plans to bring the service to Eastern Europe, South Korea, Japan, and Hong Kong later in 2021.

For Latin American viewers, Disney plans to launch a separate streaming service called Star Plus in June 2021. Star Plus will also include live sports content from ESPN, and can be bundled with Disney Plus for a discount.

Is Star content available on Disney Plus in the US?

The Star section of Disney Plus will not be available to US subscribers, but a lot of the content included through Star is already streaming on Hulu.

Hulu will continue to offer Disney-owned movies and shows for older viewers in the US, while Star will be its entertainment brand for older viewers outside of the US.

How much does Star cost with Disney Plus?

Star is included with the standard price of Disney Plus, but that price will go up when Star launches on February 23. Prices will increase by about 33% on average, though it depends on the region. Below you can see a full list of Disney Plus prices going into effect on February 23, based on region.

  • Australia – $11.99 a month or $119.99 per year
  •  Canada  – $11.99 a month or $119.99 per year
  • Denmark – 79.00kr a month or 790.00kr per year
  • Euro – 8.99 a month or 89.90 per year
  • New Zealand – $12.99 a month or $129.99 per year
  • Norway – 89.00kr a month or 890.00kr per year
  • Singapore – $11.98 a month or $119.98 per year
  • Sweden – 89.00kr a month or 890.00kr per year
  • Switzerland – CHF12.90 a month or CHF129.00 per year
  • UK – £7.99 a month or £79.90 per year

How do I watch Star on Disney Plus?

Star movies and shows will be added to Disney Plus automatically; existing Disney Plus subscribers will be asked to enter their password to unlock the channel to make sure kids aren’t accessing R-rated content on their own.

You can access Disney Plus via the official website or with the Disney Plus app on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple devices, Android, Xbox, PlayStation, and most smart TV brands. Like all streaming services you’ll need internet to watch Star, but the Disney Plus app will also let you download movies and shows for offline viewing.

Disney Plus offers streaming in up to 4K resolution with support for Dolby Vision and HDR, but it’s not clear whether all movies on Star will support the same level of quality.

What can I watch on Star on Disney Plus?

Star will add hundreds of shows and movies to Disney Plus, including series from ABC, Fox, 20th Century Studios, Touchstone Pictures, ESPN, and Hulu. That’s decades’ worth of content, with hit series like “Family Guy,” “How I Met Your Mother,” and “Scandal,” as well as blockbuster movies like “Deadpool ” and “Die Hard.”

Click here for the official list of the shows and movies coming to Star, and check out some of the highlights below.

  • “Borat”
  • “Be Water”
  • “Braveheart”
  • “Con Air”
  • “Deadpool” franchise
  • “Desperate Housewives”
  • “Die Hard”
  • “Family Guy”
  • “Firefly”
  • “Glee”
  • “Good Morning Vietnam”
  • “Grey’s Anatomy”
  • “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
  • “How I Met Your Mother”
  • “Idiocracy”
  • “Modern Family”
  • “Office Space”
  • “Planet of the Apes”
  • “Romeo + Juliet”
  • “Scandal”
  • “Starship Troopers”
  • “The Thin Red Line”
  • “Ugly Betty”
  • “The X-Files”
  • “24”
  • “9-1-1”
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How to watch ‘WandaVision,’ the first Disney Plus show in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

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“WandaVision” is the first TV series set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

The first six episodes of “WandaVision” are now available on Disney Plus. Elizabeth Olson and Paul Bettany reprise their roles as Wanda Maximoff and Vision from Marvel’s “Avengers,” and the nine-episode series follows the events of “Avengers: Endgame.”

Early episodes of “WandaVision” show the two superheroes living in a surreal suburban neighborhood inspired by early TV sitcoms like “I Dream of Genie,” but their picturesque lives quickly begin to warp around them. As the series unfolds, Wanda’s abilities as the Scarlet Witch become the center of a spiraling mystery.

Given the events of the last “Avengers” film, Marvel fans have been left to wonder how “WandaVision” fits in the timeline of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and how the series could impact future MCU releases. Teyonah Parris joins the MCU as Monica Rambeau in “WandaVision,” and she will also appear in “Captain Marvel 2.”

“WandaVision” is the first of several upcoming Disney Plus shows set in the MCU. “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” will debut on March 19 following the conclusion of “WandaVision.” “Loki” and “Ms. Marvel” are expected to premiere on Disney Plus later in 2021. Like “WandaVision,” these series will continue storylines from the “Avengers” films. If you’re curious, we’ve compiled a full list of the MCU shows coming to Disney Plus in the next few years.

How to Watch ‘WandaVision’ on Disney Plus

“WandaVision” premiered on Disney Plus on January 15. The series will feature nine episodes in total, and new episodes arrive every Friday. You can visit DisneyPlus.com or download the Disney Plus app to sign up for the service.

Disney Plus costs $7 for a monthly plan, or $70 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 $13 a month. If you want the ad-free version of Hulu, you’ll have to pay $18 per month and add the bundle to your Hulu account.

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) color on compatible devices.

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

On top of the classic library of Disney movies and shows, Disney Plus is the streaming home to nearly every movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It also has films starring other Marvel characters, like the “X-Men” and “Fantastic Four.”

Disney Plus also collects the full “Star Wars” franchise, including TV shows, documentaries and specials created for kids. The “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian” is the most popular exclusive show on Disney Plus.

For detailed impressions, check out our full Disney Plus review here.

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How to watch ‘WandaVision,’ the first Disney Plus show in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, when it premieres on January 15

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“WandaVision” is the first TV series set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

  • “WandaVision” will debut on Disney Plus on January 15, with new episodes premiering every Friday.
  • In this nine-episode miniseries set after “Avengers: Endgame,” Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany return as superheroes Wanda Maximoff and Vision.
  • Marvel has been secretive about the plot, but “WandaVision” trailers show the heroes living a suburban life under increasingly bizarre circumstances.
  • A Disney Plus subscription costs $7 a month or $70 per year.
  • See also: All the Marvel movies and shows you can stream on Disney Plus

“WandaVision” will be the first TV show set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and it will stream exclusively on Disney Plus starting January 15. Elizabeth Olson and Paul Bettany reprise their roles as Wanda Maximoff and Vision from Marvel’s “Avengers,” and the nine-episode series will follow the events of “Avengers: Endgame.”

Trailers for “WandaVision” show the two superheroes living in a surreal suburban home, with the edges of their picturesque lives quickly warping around them. Given the events of the last “Avengers” film, Marvel fans have been left to wonder if the setting of “WandaVision” is a creation of Wanda’s reality-bending abilities as the Scarlet Witch.

“WandaVision” is the first in a string of upcoming Disney Plus shows set in the MCU. “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier,” “Loki,” and “Ms. Marvel” are all expected to premiere on Disney Plus during 2021, and like “WandaVision,” these series will continue storylines from the “Avengers” films. If you’re curious, we’ve compiled a full list of the MCU shows coming to Disney Plus in the next few years.

How to Watch ‘WandaVision’ on Disney Plus

“WandaVision” will run for nine episodes on Disney Plus starting January 15, with new episodes arriving every Friday during the season. You can visit DisneyPlus.com or download the Disney Plus app to sign up for the service.

Disney Plus costs $7 for a monthly plan, or $70 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 $13 a month. If you want the ad-free version of Hulu, you’ll have to pay $18 per month and add the bundle to your Hulu account.

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) color on compatible devices.

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

On top of the classic library of Disney movies and shows, Disney Plus is the streaming home to nearly every movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It also has films starring other Marvel characters, like the “X-Men” and “Fantastic Four.”

Disney Plus also collects the full “Star Wars” franchise, including TV shows, documentaries and specials created for kids. The “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian” is the most popular exclusive show on Disney Plus.

For detailed impressions, check out our full Disney Plus review here.

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Disney surges 9% after forecasting it will triple Disney Plus subscribers by 2024

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“The Mandalorian”

  • Disney shares jumped as much as 9% in pre-market trading on Friday.
  • The media giant plans to hike the domestic price of Disney Plus in March, and expects to triple its streaming service subscribers to between 230 million and 260 million by 2024.
  • Disney also expects to double its annual content investment to about $15 billion over the next four years as it rolls out dozens of movies and TV shows from its studio and its Marvel, Star Wars, and Pixar subsidiaries.
  • Most of Disney’s business has been hit hard by the pandemic, but millions of people have signed up to Disney Plus to keep themselves entertained during lockdowns.
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Disney stock surged as much as 9% in pre-market trading on Friday after the entertainment titan laid out a bullish growth plan for its video-streaming business during its virtual investor day on Thursday.

The company intends to raise the monthly cost of Disney Plus in the US by a dollar to $7.99 in March, marking the platform’s first price increase since launching in November 2019. It expects to reach a total of 230 million to 260 million global subscribers by 2024, roughly triple its 87 million subscribers as of December 2.

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Disney is raising prices and projecting strong growth because it intends to double its yearly spending on content to about $15 billion over the next four years. It expects to add more than 100 new titles to Disney Plus annually, drawing from its Marvel, Lucasfilm, and Pixar subsidiaries and expanding on its own studio’s properties such as “Zootopia” and “Moana.”

As a result, Disney expects its streaming losses to peak next year, and hopes to break even in 2024.

Disney Plus is a bright spot in a brutal year

A key element of Disney’s strategy is taking a smash hit in one of its divisions, such as “The Mandalorian” show on Disney Plus, and cashing in on it across its business. It already sells “Baby Yoda” toys and clothing in its Disney Stores, and will undoubtedly seek to deploy the beloved character in movies, TV shows, video games, and attractions in its theme parks and on its cruises.

Disney’s approach backfired this year, as its sprawling operations left it massively exposed to the pandemic. The company was forced to close theme parks and resorts, halt cruises, shutter Disney Stores, delay movie releases due to production shutdowns and cinema closures, and even host the rest of the NBA season at Disney World to help its ESPN subsidiary weather the suspension of many live sports.

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The disruptions meant Disney posted a net loss of $2.8 billion for the year to October 3 – a sharp swing from $10.4 billion in net income in the previous financial year.

Given it will be months before Disney’s business can rebound, it’s not surprising that the company is doubling down on Disney Plus, which has seen a spike in signups this year as people spend more time at home.

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