Disney+ Premiere for West Side Story

Best picture nominee West Side Story will stream on Disney+ from March 2.

Steven Spielberg’s “reimagining” of the classic musical also has been nominated for six other Oscars, including best director and supporting actress (Ariana DeBose).

Fans already can stream on Disney+ Something’s Coming: West Side Story – A Special Edition of 20/20.

In other Disney+ news:

Obi-Wan Kenobi, the new limited series from Lucasfilm, will debut on May 25.

It stars Ewan McGregor, reprising his role as the iconic Jedi Master 10 years after the dramatic events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, where Obi-Wan Kenobi faced his greatest defeat: the downfall and corruption of his best friend and Jedi apprentice, Anakin Skywalker, who turned to the dark side as evil Sith Lord Darth Vader.

Hayden Christensen returns as Darth Vader while new to the cast are Moses Ingram, Joel Edgerton, Bonnie Piesse, Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Sung Kang, Simone Kessell and Benny Safdie.

The Dropout will premiere with three episodes on March 3, with new episodes streaming weekly.

The eight-part series dramatises the story of Elizabeth Holmes (Amanda Seyfried) and Theranos, an unbelievable tale of ambition and fame gone terribly wrong.

How did the world’s youngest self-made billionaire lose it all in the blink of an eye?


The Kardashians will premiere on April 14. Reads the blurb:

The family you know and love is here with a brand new series, giving an all access pass into their lives. Kris, Kourtney, Kim, Khloé, Kendall and Kylie bring the cameras back to reveal the truth behind the headlines. From the intense pressures of running billion-dollar businesses to the hilarious joys of playtime and school drop-offs, this series brings viewers into the fold with a rivetingly honest story of love & life in the spotlight.

The Disney+ Original movie Cheaper by the Dozen will stream from March 18 and reunites the 2003 release’s Zach Braff and Gabrielle Union as the heads of a blended family of 12.

Catherine Zeta-Jones will play a badass billionaire, black-market antiquities expert, and treasure hunter who lives by her own code in the Disney+ original series National Treasure.

The live-action series, which starts shooting this month, centres on a brilliant and resourceful DREAMer (Lisette Alexis) who embarks on the adventure of a lifetime to uncover the truth about her family’s mysterious past and save a lost Pan-American treasure.

And due next year on Disney+ will be Hulu’s Futurama revival.

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8 Responses to “Disney+ Premiere for West Side Story”

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    February 11, 2022 at 7:20 am

    In my opinion Disney+ have the best shows and movies but also looking forward to Warner Bros. Discovery as well ?

  2. I find HBO content to be among the best, ahead of Disney.

  3. I agree, HBOmax content is far superior (so Neon gets first place), I’d then put Amazon Prime in second (Reacher is the latest must-watch). Disney+ is a distant third for me, their back catalogue is brilliant, but, apart from The Mandalorian and The Mandalorian episodes of Boba Fett, the new stuff has been nothing but disappointing (rubbish, in fact). Also, if they don’t rehire or at least offer to rehire Gina Carano, I’m not renewing.

  4. The most frustrating thing about Disney+ isn’t the endless Marvel and Star Wars variations but the huge back catalogue it drip feeds, with a wealth of 20th Century Fox classics still gathering dust. When you look at the streamer’s 4K presentation of Patton, you wonder: “Why aren’t you providing more of these titles in 4K?” In this market, especially, when the streamers focus on originals and new or recent releases, it would be a key point of difference for a studio-backed streamer to mine the treasure trove of vintage library content that you can’t access here on Blu-ray or view in quasi-HD on Sky Movie Classics, much of which is post-’80s fare.

  5. I agree Philip, it would be wonderful having some of the classic 20th Century Fox movies and shows. I wonder what happened to The Invaders ?

  6. Also what Philip said …

  7. Re Invaders, Trevor: I think it was stymied by a complete series DVD release around the same time that included the pilot episode in HD on Blu-ray. I imagine the distributor has licensed an exclusive 12-month window so hopefully it will resurface on Disney+ around October.

  8. Thanks, Philip, I did wonder if it was something like that as I have seen the DVD boxset on Mighty Ape. Oh well, think I would prefer to wait for October. I would love to see Time Tunnel as well ?

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