Disney+ Originals Reviews: What to Watch When Disney+ Launches





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Disney+ logoDisney+ is launching in just a few short days, on November 12th. The content library will be filled with Disney movies, Star Wars films, content from the Marvel Universe and more. Disney+ will also have a lineup of original content.

We had the opportunity to watch some of the original series Disney+ will be premiering when the streaming service launches. Now, we’re sharing thoughts on the first episodes of Encore!, The Imagineering Story, The World According to Jeff Goldblum, Forky Asks a Question, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, and The Marvel Hero Project.


In this series executive produced by Kristen Bell, a group of former high school classmates come back together for an encore performance of one of their drama club musical performances. Given a week to relearn their roles, get voice lessons, and memorize choreography, the groups also rehash high school drama and get to know each other again. You’ll laugh, you’ll cringe, you’ll feel all the nostalgia.

Episode 101 “Annie” | Premieres Nov. 12 on Disney+

Episode 102 “Beauty and the Beast” | Premieres Nov. 15 on Disney+

The Imagineering Story

Even for diehard Disney fans, there’s a lot that’s unknown about how Disney got its start and what keeps it running. This docuseries, originally planned as a feature length film but redesigned into a 6 part series, chronicles the 75 year history of Disney, sharing the stories of the people who brought the Happiest Place on Earth to life. This series is perfect for those who want to know all of the ins and outs of the parks and hear behind the scenes stories from the people who were there.

Episode 101 | Premieres Nov. 12 on Disney+

Episode 102 | Premieres Nov. 15 on Disney+

The World According to Jeff Goldblum

The documentary series hosted by Jeff Goldblum is every bit as weird and wonderful as you might imagine. Each episode has Goldblum doing a deep dive on one very specific topic, from sneakers to ice cream. Tune in for the interesting history of each topic, stay for Goldblum’s strange insights and interviews with experts.

Episode 101 “Sneakers” | Premieres Nov. 12 on Disney+

Episode 102 “Ice Cream” | Premieres Nov. 15 on Disney+

Episode 103 “Tattoos” | Premieres Nov. 22 on Disney+

Episode 104 “Denim” | Premieres Nov. 29 on Disney+

Forky Asks a Question

Forky, the curious character from Toy Story 4, has a lot of questions about how the world works. Conveniently, these are also questions that a lot of kids might have. In short episodes, each just a few minutes long, Forky tackles big concepts like time, love, and money in a way that will make sense for little ones.

“What is Money?” | Premieres Nov. 12 on Disney+

“What is a Friend?” | Premieres Nov. 15 on Disney+

High School Musical: The Musical: The Series

Rather than adding another movie to the High School Musical franchise, Disney+ is bringing the inspiration of the films to a 10 episode series. In the scripted High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, a group of students is preparing for opening night of their production of High School Musical. Expect the familiar storylines of the movies combined with the performances of Glee.

Episode 101 “The Audition” | Premieres Nov. 12 on Disney+

Episode 102 “The Read-Through | Premieres Nov. 15 on Disney+

The Marvel Hero Project

Another documentary series in the Disney+ lineup, The Marvel Hero Project follows real kids who are heroes in their communities. The series is endearing and inspirational, sharing stories about kids who are overcoming obstacles to become brave and kind leaders. Marvel recognizes them with their own comic book where they star as the hero.

Episode 101 “Sensational Jordan” | Premieres Nov. 12 on Disney+

Episode 102 “Incredible Elijah” | Premieres Nov. 15 on Disney+

Episode 103 “Unstoppable Adonis” | Premieres Nov. 22 on Disney+

Will you be watching any of the new original series when Disney+ launches on November 12? Let us know in the comments!

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