The movie bombed on initial release, but our critic praised it as Walt Disney’s “happiest event since the war.”Watch it on Disney+, The first full-length animated feature remains a treasure and an institutional touchstone, establishing the outsized clashes between good and evil, the comical interludes and the lush house style that would endure as Disney hallmarks for decades. Our critic Janet Maslin praised its “nonstop parade of stunning computer graphics,” even if they weren’t accompanied by more “old-fashioned virtues.”Watch it on Disney+, A year after “Mary Poppins,” Julie Andrews’s ebullience proved even more crucial in boosting the three-hour adaptation of this Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, which sets a bright songbook against the grim backdrop of Nazi-occupied Austria. Based on the novel by Louis Sachar, “Holes” has the backdrop of a Depression-era social drama and heel-turns by Sigourney Weaver, Jon Voight and Tim Blake Nelson, but its delightful eccentricities lighten the mood. These are our favorites. The Disney streaming platform has hundreds of movie and TV titles, drawing from its own deep reservoir classics and from Star Wars, Marvel and more. Thanks to the Disney merger with Fox, Disney+ also features the likes of Home Alone, Mrs Doubtfire, Ice Age, Sister Act and Avatar. Manohla Dargis admired how the film “humanizes” Thor, but still thinks “what he needs is a myth as mighty as his shtick.”Watch it on Disney+, Tucked away in a segregated building at Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., in the early 1960s, Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson) joins her Black colleagues as a “human computer” until her computational brilliance becomes too valuable for NASA to deny. Disney+ doesn’t have the complete run of episodes — it has 51 of the 64, the vast majority made in the mid-1970s — but it has all the classics, including the call-and-response of “Conjunction Junction,” the heart-rending multiplication song “Figure Eight” and “I’m Just a Bill,” a civics lessons that was parodied on the “Simpsons” episode “The Day the Violence Died,” which is also available on the service.Watch it on Disney+, Part of the first season of “Walt Disney’s Disneyland,” an anthology show that doubled as theme-park promotion, “Man in Space” considers a future in space travel that had not arrived yet. Scott called it “in some ways Anderson’s most fully realized and satisfying film.”Watch it on Disney+, The first third of “WALL-E” is a high-water mark for Pixar, quietly and wondrously detailing the solitary life of the only trash-compacting robot left on an uninhabitable future Earth. In this time-frame, the streaming service has amassed over 60 million subscribers in record time and it only seems to be going from strength to strength. Our critic called the storytelling “rote” but praised Russell’s “cagey and remote performance.”Watch it on Disney+, After getting falsely convicted of stealing shoes, a boy (Shia LaBeouf) gets sent to a labor camp where wayward children are forced to dig five-foot holes in the desert sun for no apparent reason. The biggest draw this month is the return of The Mandalorian.
Mulan out on Disney+ for no extra cost in December, The Simpsons will be available on Disney+ in UK, iZombie is FINALLY available to watch in the UK. Another documentary, this time focussing on the Marvel cinematic universe. Beware the brief, racially insensitive depiction of 13th century China in the opening minutes, but beyond that, many wonders await.Watch it on Disney+, The album “The Lion King: The Gift” was produced and curated by Beyoncé as an accompaniment to the photorealistic remake of “The Lion King,” but it dwarfed the film in ambition, using it as a jumping-off point for themes of Black power, ancestry and womanhood. Meanwhile, Manny and Ellie are expecting their first child, and Diego experiences an existential crisis. Disney scored a huge hit with the popular Star Wars spinoff TV series when it first launched and people can’t wait for the second season, which has now begun. Told through archival footage, original broadcasts, home movies and interviews, the documentary will premiere on the same day as The Right Stuff’s season finale. The film focuses on Noelle Kringle, daughter of Kris Kringle (aka Santa Claus). Tom Holland's Spider-Man movies coming to Disney+? Best streaming service 2020: Comparing Netflix, Disney Plus, Amazon Prime Video, Now TV and Britbox, Disney Plus review: An in-depth review of Disney’s new streaming service, How to watch The Mandalorian season 2: Stream the second season of the popular Star Wars spin-off series, What’s new on Now TV and Sky in November 2020: All the movies, TV shows and sporting events coming to both platforms, What’s new on Disney Plus UK in November 2020: All the movies, TV shows and documentaries coming to Disney Plus. Of all the companies to enter the streaming wars, Disney has significant advantages with Disney+. In “Muppets Now,” classic characters star in short reality TV parodies. Our critic found the overall effect merely “benign,” but conceded that it’s a “bustling, visually clever film.”Watch it on Disney+, The renaissance of Disney animation that started with “The Little Mermaid” peaked with this romance between the book-smart Belle and the tempestuous Beast, a former prince who holds her captive in his enchanted castle until the curse that turned him into a monster is broken. Disney Plus is also the home of some great family entertainment, including Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse, and the LEGO Star Wars Special - as well as the 2019 Christmas release Noelle, for those who want to get festive early. Is it too soon for a Christmas film? The Disney streaming platform has hundreds of movie and TV titles, drawing from its own deep reservoir classics and from Star Wars, Marvel and more.
Now, the adventure continues as the Mandalorian and the Child are back for a second season, with new episodes streaming every Friday until 18 December. The latest attempt to revive the vaudevillian magic of “The Muppet Show” tries to ingratiate itself with the tech-savvy, screen-addicted modern kid, losing some of the backstage camaraderie that made it feel like puppet friends putting on a show. This time, Dorothy (Fairuza Balk) goes back to a far less enchanting place, with the Yellow Brick Road and the Emerald City in ruins, her old friends turned to stone and the land patrolled by people with wheels instead of hands and feet.