The big plus of Disney+ is that it offers all kinds of old Disney classics and just about every Pixar film ever made. Tomorrow it will be exactly three years ago that the streaming service came to the Netherlands and we were the first country in the world to sniff everything that the Mouse House brought. How is that three years later? Disney+ is still very good, judging by the films and series that we are going to mention now.
1. Olaf presents
Of course, one of the greatest strengths of Disney+ is that it exclusively features content from much-loved brands: Disney, Star Wars, Pixar, Marvel, and National Geographic. But, how often are you going to watch Beauty and the Beast? If you are the writer of this article, very often, but the average person may not be so quick. And that’s where the Disney magic comes in: it offers heaps of extras to all kinds of great movies. Our favorite by far is Olaf Presenteert, which offers solace for parents who are tired of their kids just wanting Frozen on repeat (and who just want to laugh). It’s incredibly funny: Olaf retells well-known Disney movies at breakneck speed and it’s so well written: really take a look.
2. Only Murders In The Building
Only Murders in The Building is actually from Hulu, but we can watch it on Disney+. This series revolves around a group of people who live in the same building, but grow closer when they start a podcast. The podcast revolves around that murder and this series knows very well how to make huge in-crowd jokes at the right moments. If that still doesn’t convince you, check it out for the actors: Selina Gomez, Steve Martin and Martin Short.
Hamilton is a filmed musical, but don’t let that put you off. Turn on the subtitles and enjoy brilliant lyrics and fine rhythms in this narration of an important part of American history, namely the writing of the laws, thanks in part to Alexander Hamilton. Very well done by Lin-Manuel Miranda, who wrote the whole thing and took the lead herself. And rightly so: this is his baby. Very cool to be able to experience a musical in this way that you could otherwise only have seen during a visit to New York and with a lot of money in your pocket.
4. The Avengers
In this article we try not to go for the big movies that are obvious, such as Up, Ratatouille, Lion King and Star Wars, but Avengers has earned a place of honor. This movie franchise has already broken so many records, you can’t miss it. Plus: the Marvel Cinematic Universe is built in such a way that you learn new things about the superheroes every time.
Speaking of superheroes: many a hero now has his own series on the streaming service. One of the most surprising is WandaVision. Not only because we didn’t know a lot about Scarlet Witch, but also because the series does not follow a standard superhero pattern. The art direction is totally spot on and this series is a lot of fun from start to finish.
What WandaVision is to Marvel, Mandalorian is to Star Wars. The series is best known for Baby Yoda, but it has much more in store than that: encounters with famous Star Wars characters, cool music and great special effects for example. If you’re a fan of this, don’t forget to check out the Gallery in which the making process of this special production is further explained.
7. Disney Nature: Dolphin Reef
Not everyone knows it, but Disney also makes beautiful nature documentaries. Dolphin Reef is probably the best example of this. This educational story about dolphins is both moving and breathtaking. Disney does do a little Disney on documentaries about animals: putting them away as a character. But luckily that works very well in this documentary and many others.
8. The Princess Bride
Disney recently acquired 20th Century Fox and that means a lot of movie classics have been added. One of the most iconic is The Princess Bride, which appeared in 1987 and tells the story of a princess who is kidnapped and married off, but can hopefully be rescued by a real prince. Very cute, funny and suitable for the whole family. And full of famous quotes, pay attention.
9. The Imagineering Story
Imagineers are the creative people who provide innovation and of course the well-known magic within the Disney parks. In this documentary all kinds of people from the past pass by, just like old images of Walt himself. A beautiful recording of a golden age of Disney. Very beautifully made: besides, you will look at Disneyland and movies with a different eye.
This film is probably slightly less popular among children of all Pixar films, but you can also watch this film as an adult. It is almost obligatory, so many life wisdoms are passed in it. The messages in this film are very powerful and yet everything is told in Pixar’s funny and heartwarming way. It’s hard not to be inspired by Soul.
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