New to Disney+ in December

Here’s everything coming to Disney+ in December

December 29

The Book of Boba Fett
“The Book of Boba Fett,” a thrilling Star Wars adventure teased in a surprise end-credit sequence following the Season 2 finale of “The Mandalorian,” finds legendary bounty hunter Boba Fett and mercenary Fennec Shand navigating the galaxy’s underworld when they return to the sands of Tatooine to stake their claim on the territory once ruled by Jabba the Hutt and his crime syndicate. “The Book of Boba Fett” stars Temuera Morrison and Ming-Na Wen. Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni, Robert Rodriguez, Kathleen Kennedy and Colin Wilson are the executive producers. Karen Gilchrist and Carrie Beck serve as co-executive producers, with John Bartnicki producing and John Hampian as co-producer.

December 3
Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Jeff Kinney’s worldwide bestselling series comes to Disney+ in the all-new animated adventure “Diary of a Wimpy Kid.” Greg Heffley is a scrawny but ambitious kid with an active imagination and big plans to be rich and famous – he just has to survive middle school first. To make matters worse, Greg’s lovable best friend Rowley seems to coast through life and succeed at everything without even trying! As details of his hilarious – and often disastrous – attempts to fit in fill the pages of his journal, Greg learns to appreciate true friends and the satisfaction that comes from standing up for what is right. Directed by Swinton Scott (“Futurama”) and written and produced by Jeff Kinney, “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” features the voices of Brady Noon (“The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers”), Ethan William Childress (“mixed-ish”) and Chris Diamantopoulos (“Mickey Mouse”).

December 8

Welcome to Earth
The Disney+ original series from National Geographic follows Will Smith on an extraordinary adventure around the world to explore Earth’s greatest wonders and reveal its most hidden secrets. Throughout the six-part limited series produced by filmmaker Darren Aronofsky, Protozoa Pictures, Jane Root’s Nutopia and Westbrook Studios, Will is guided by elite explorers on an awe-inspiring journey.

+ Christmas…Again?!
As Rowena experiences a lacklustre Christmas, she makes a wish to a neighbourhood Santa for a “do-over,” and unexpectedly finds herself reliving Christmas day over and over again.

 Ernest Saves Christmas 

When Santa Claus decides to retire and pass on his magic bag of Christmas surprises to a new St. Nick, he enlists the aid of a hilarious assortment of characters, including that lovable know-it-all Ernest P. Worrell.
+ Disney Holiday Magic Quest
+ Mickey & Minnie Wish Upon a Christmas 
+ A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa 

 The First Wave

With exclusive access inside one of New York’s hardest hit hospital systems during the terrifying first four months of the pandemic, Oscar®-nominated and Emmy® Award-winning director Matthew Heineman’s THE FIRST WAVE spotlights the everyday heroes at the epicenter of COVID-19 as they come together to fight one of the greatest threats the world has ever encountered.
 The Last Duel 
Jodie Comer is spellbinding in this tale of betrayal and vengeance set in 14th century France from visionary filmmaker Ridley Scott. Based on actual events, the film stars Matt Damon and Adam Driver as friends Jean de Carrouges and Jacques Le Gris, two knights who must fight to the death after de Carrouges’s wife (Comer) accuses Le Gris of assault.

 Big Sky – Season 2 Premiere

When private detectives Cassie Dewell and Jenny Hoyt reunite to investigate a car wreck outside of Helena, Montana, they soon discover that the case may not be as straightforward as it seems. As they unravel the mystery of the accident, their worlds will collide with a band of unsuspecting teens, a flirtatious face from Jenny’s past, and a vicious outsider hellbent on finding answers.


The Hot Zone: Anthrax – Season 2 Premiere 
Muppet BabiesNew Episodes
 The Choe Show – Season 1 Premiere 


+ The Queen Family Singalong – Special
This is real life, not just fantasy! Inviting friends and family from around the country to gather in their living rooms, crank up the volume and rock out for an hour of killer hits, performed by musical artists the whole family knows and loves.

Foodtastic – Season 1 Premiere 
Hosted by Keke Palmer, Foodtastic mixes the magic of Disney, Marvel, Pixar, Lucasfilm, and The Muppets with top notch food art. It’s an immersive series that features Disney storytelling through larger-than-life scene sculptures made entirely out of food.

 Our Kind of People
 Black-ish – Season 3 Premiere

Disney’s Magic Bake Off – New Episodes
Gigantosaurus – Season 3 Premiere
New Episodes Weekly

M. Night Shyamalan brings together the narratives of two worldwide blockbusters—Unbreakable and Split—in one explosive comic-book thriller! David Dunn (Bruce Willis) pursues The Beast (James McAvoy) in a series of escalating encounters, while the shadowy Mr. Glass (Samuel L. Jackson) holds secrets critical to both men.

+ Arendelle Castle Yule Log: Cut Paper Edition

Hand-crafted from paper art by Brittney Lee, Walt Disney Animation Studios’ acclaimed visual development artist on “Frozen” and “Frozen 2,” this warm and inviting hearthside scene sets a festive holiday mood

 The Con – Season 1 Premiere
Explore the troubling tales of people taken in by claims and promises that proved too good to be true, from identity fraud and misleading romance to the high-profile college admission scandal and Fyre Festival.


+ Marvel’s Runaways – Season 2 Premiere

Sydney to the Max – Season 3 Premiere 


 Mr. & Mrs. Smith
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie co-star as John and Jane Smith, an ordinary suburban couple who are actually elite, highly paid assassins, hired by competing agencies to kill each other.
 Fight Club
A detached man and his friend organise brutal, bare-knuckle boxing matches.


+ Alvin And The Chipmunks
+ Alvin And The Chipmunks: Chipwrecked
+ Alvin And The Chipmunks: The Road Chip
+ Alvin And The Chipmunks: The Squeakquel

 Gone Girl
 Birdman Or
(The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance)


+ The Rescue
The Rescue chronicles the against-all-odds story of the daring rescue of twelve boys and their coach from deep inside a flooded cave in Thailand.

+ Hawkeye – Final Ep 22 December
 Dopesick – Final Ep 22 December
 The Big Leap
 Bob’s Burgers – Season 12
 Station 19 – Season 5
 Grey’s Anatomy – Season 18
+ Disney Magic Bake-Off
+ Mickey Mouse Mixed-Up Adventures
+ Spidey and His Amazing Friends – Season 1

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20 Responses to “New to Disney+ in December”

  1. Ernest Saves Christmas is a great little Christmas treat. I was working for Warners/Disney when it came out theatrically in 1988. It bombed here as nobody knew who Ernest was. But check it out!

  2. Is the doco Becoming Cousteau on NZ Disney+ ?

  3. Having watched Peter Jackson’s epic Beatles documentary I have to say it was the most eye opening experience I’ve ever had and also makes me appreciate the Beatles even more. The music world today is so boring ?

  4. I notice worldwide including New Zealand the Spider-Man movies are leaving Netflix so they will probably end up on Disney+, that’s my guess anyway, also I see the Batman movies are leaving as well … hello Warner Bros. Discovery ?

  5. Any news on The Simpsons switching premier episodes in NZ to D+? They have done/are about to in Australia ( and if I’m right the new episodes of season 33 haven’t aired yet in New Zealand. My Disney+ email tonight teasing December mentioned it but I’m not sure whether that is NZ targeted or not.

  6. I see Disney+ have announced they will be adding all of the episodes and seasons of Grey’s Anatomy on Wednesday which seems to be making a lot of people happy. Just thought I would share ?

  7. Will check it out, Clint.

  8. No problem Philip. I might give Grey’s Anatomy a go after I have watched all 15 seasons of Criminal Minds, at the moment I’m watching season 7. It’s a great show if anyone is looking for a show to watch ?

  9. A bunch of additional content seem announced last minute on the Disney Australia & NZ website ( All episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Lost, Revenge, Scrubs, Sons of Anarchy, The Golden Girls and Family Guy were added today. Plus looks like we’re getting some Korean content with Men on a Mission, Snowdrop and BLACKPINK: THE MOVIE.

  10. Thanks, Leo. I’m still awaiting clarification from D+ and TVNZ.

  11. Yes, I just noticed the new shows on Disney+. I always wondered when we will get Buffy in New Zealand ?

  12. Still nothing from Disney+, which is not not surprising, but according to TVNZ, “Season 33 will air on TVNZ 2 and Duke in the same way season 32 has played out.”

  13. Thanks Philip for checking!

  14. No worries, Clint. I’m afraid Disney+ in NZ is very slow to confirm the obvious and stopped answering my emails long ago. It’s just issued a press release announcing what Trevor reported TWO days ago: “All 18 seasons of Grey’s Anatomy are now streaming to New Zealand subscribers on Disney+, with seasons 1-14 being added to the platform alongside seasons 15-18. A total of 386 episodes, or 277 hours, of the hit show are now available to stream, making Disney+ the home of Grey’s Anatomy.” No word yet on The Simpsons S33 — which seems a longshot given it’s not even streaming S32 yet — or even notice of the late additions Leo’s already cited.

  15. Let me guess. Disney is like many other companies that refuses to comment on media enquires especially about their products, services etc. It shows there’s no respect for the consumers as we need to know. They don’t seem to understand that and this even applies to broadcasters like TVNZ failing to provide details as content in this country is who knows where, when etc.

  16. Simpsons S33 is Australia-only on Disney+. D+ still hasn’t responded to my requests for clarification but this is what is reporting. Meanwhile, TVNZ says: “Our content agreement for The Simpsons came into effect prior to Disney+’s launch in this market. We have exclusive television rights for the programme (this is not an OD property for us). Disney+ may look to exercise SVOD rights at some point.”

  17. Interesting clarification, thanks Philip. I hadn’t noticed (long since ditched my Sky decoder) but The Simpsons, long a mainstay of Sky 5 (and the Box/Sky1 etc) is no longer on there so TVNZ has the only TV presence here, with Disney+ filling the subscription space with their seasons on demand.

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