New to Disney+ in January

Disney+ will make it a “Wanda”-ful new year with the January 15 premiere of one of 2021’s most anticipated original series, WandaVision.

It’s billed as “a blend of classic television and the Marvel Cinematic Universe in which Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany) – two super-powered beings living idealised suburban lives – begin to suspect that everything is not as it seems”.

Digital Spy points out WandaVision will be the first Marvel release in 563 days.

The last project that the studio released was Spider-Man: Far From Home in 2019 – their solo film Black Widow was supposed to be released earlier this year but has been postponed until 2021 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. This means that 2020 is the first year that Marvel Studios hasn’t released a movie since 2009 … WandaVision will be the first Marvel Studios series and it will launch Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Marvel is planning to release 10 projects throughout 2021 including The Falcon (the original Disney+ series), The Winter Soldier and Spider-Man 3.

Wanda Maximoff and Vision also will feature in the first two episodes of another newcomer, Marvel Studios: Legends (January 8), which sets the scene for the superheroes and villains who will get their own series on Disney+.

Here’s the rest of the line-up for January:

➢ January 1


The Making of Out

Go behind the scenes with the filmmakers to learn more about the inspiration and production of Out from Pixar’s SparkShorts programme.

Mega Hammerhead

Dr. Neil Hammerschlag and his team of researchers learn more about this mysterious shark while searching for the most elusive of them all, the massive Great Hammerhead.

Earth To Ned: Batch 2 

Back to kick off the new year with 10 new episodes, featuring the likes of Kevin Smith, Yvette Nicole Brown, Jack McBrayer, Alyson Hannigan and Molly Ringwald.

Beyond the Clouds (E5)
Once Upon a Time S1-7 (NZ premiere)
+ Great Shark Chow Down
+ 700 Sharks
+ Big Sharks Rule
+ PJ Masks 
S4 (E14-16)

➢ January 8


Star Wars Forces Of Destiny: Volumes 1-4 (TV Special)

Maz Kanata presents tales of the Star Wars galaxy’s greatest heroes including Rey, Leia, Ahsoka, Sabine, and Jyn.

Beyond the Clouds (E6)
T.O.T.S. S2 (E12)

➢ January 15


Doctor Dolittle 3

Maya Dolittle wants to be a normal teenager, but there’s one problem… she’s inherited her father’s ability to talk to animals! At a summer dude ranch, Maya hides her unique ability to fit in, but when her friends are in trouble, she comes to the rescue as only a Dolittle can — enlisting the aid of the ranch’s talking animals!

Disney Junior Mira, Royal Detective (E1-12)

As the newly appointed royal detective to the Indian-inspired land of Jalpur, the brave and resourceful Mira travels throughout the kingdom helping royals and townspeople alike!

Disney Elena of Avalor
+ Disney Fancy Nancy Clancy (E1-19)
+ Beyond the Clouds (E7)

➢ January 22


The Book of Life

A young man embarks on a journey that spans three fantastical worlds in this incredible animated adventure from producer Guillermo del Toro and director Jorge Gutierrez that features the voices of Zoe Saldana, Channing Tatum and Diego Luna.

+ WandaVision E2
+ Disney Junior Puppy Dog Pals S3 (E19-25)
+ Drumline 
+ Flicka 2
+ Flicka: Country Pride
+ Wild Uganda
+ T.O.T.S.
S2 (E13)
Beyond the Clouds (E8)

➢ January 29


Ramona and Beezus

Trying to contradict her image as a nuisance and a trouble-maker, imaginative “middle child” Ramona Quimby devises various money-making strategies to alleviate her family’s financial woes.

+ WandaVision (E3)
Beyond the Clouds (E9).

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One Response to “New to Disney+ in January”

  1. YAY for WandaVision and of course February will be even better with the beginning of Star. It’s going to be awesome 🙂

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