by Alea Jeremiah
It’s been a little over two months since Disney came out with a game-changing subscription service that is arguably giving Netflix and Hulu a run for their money. At this point so many of you guys already have it and have explored all the ins and outs but I wanted to share four things that are absolute must watches …
1. The Mandalorian
This was one of Disney’s biggest selling points they had been advertising way before launch day. For “Star Wars” fans, like myself, this one is for you. It takes place five years after ‘Return of the Jedi’ but before ‘The Force Awakens’ and centers around a Bounty Hunter (Pedro Pascal) who takes on an unusual bounty in the first episode that leads him to all sorts of trouble and adventure throughout the season. The first season is nine episodes long and has already been renewed for a second season and nobody is surprised. It’s a beautifully well-done show with great acting, amazing music, everything a “Star Wars” fan can love and appreciate.
2. The World According to Jeff Goldblum
In this original documentary series, National Geographic teamed up with Disney+ to showcase different aspects of our culture. Since the host is Jeff Goldblum, you can bet that each episode is very unique and weird, in the best way. A few examples: some of the episodes feature Goldblum diving into the world of ice cream, gaming, makeup and even RVs. It’s super interesting and I’ve actually learned a lot! This has also been renewed for a second season.
3. One Day at Disney
Yes, it’s cool to re-watch all of our favorite Disney films and relive our childhoods but do you really know all the little moving parts it takes to run a company like Disney? “One Day at Disney” is a documentary that highlights cast members, employees, in different areas of the company. These people talk about what part they play in the company, how they started, and how they love to inspire others with their work and in turn, be inspired themselves. You’ll get to meet the man who currently is in charge of drawing The Mouse, the Disneyland train conductor, even hear from ABC’s “Good Morning America” host Robin Roberts. It’s a fascinating documentary.
4. New Pixar Shorts
As a big fan of Pixar, I was ecstatic to hear that I would have Pixar’s entire library at my fingertips. Not only do I love the movies, I love the shorts. With the Disney+ launch day came a few new shorts that are just incredible. I truly don’t know how they do it. They’re emotional, beautiful, and teach important lessons. If you watch one thing on this list, let it be “Kitbull,” you won’t be disappointed. Trust me.
That’s all I have as far as recommendations! I hope it helped you and I hope it enticed you to subscribe to Disney+ if you haven’t already. Happy streaming!