A Look At Some of the Incredible Documentaries Coming to Disney+
As we inch ever closer to the official launch of the Disney+ streaming service, Disney continues to share the exciting details of the incredible programming you’ll find there. Today, we thought we’d turn our attention to some of the awesome documentaries headed your way!
Check out a few of our favorites here:
Howard, from Director Don Han (Beauty and the Beast)
This critically acclaimed documentary shines a new light on Howard Ashman, who penned the unforgettable lyrics for Disney classics like Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, and The Little Mermaid and who created musicals such as Little Shop of Horrors. Howard will stream exclusively on Disney+ in 2020.
Mickey Mouse Documentary (Untitled)
Oscar®-, Grammy®-, and Emmy®-winning documentarian Morgan Neville—whose credits include Won’t You Be My Neighbor? and 20 Feet From Stardom—will produce a documentary focusing on the mouse that started it all. The film will look at Mickey’s deeper significance and what his cultural impact says about each of us and about our world. Jeff Malmberg (Marwencol, Shangri-La) directs.
National Geographic’s Emmy Award-winning feature documentary will stream exclusively on the service—and you’ll be able to watch it the day Disney+ launches. Science Fair took top honors from audiences at the Sundance Film Festival and SXSW, who were captivated by the journey of nine high school students from around the globe on their journey to compete at The International Science and Engineering Fair—navigating rivalries, setbacks and, of course, hormones along the way.
People & Places
This series will present true stories from around the globe about real—and extraordinary—people who embody the Disney ethos. A mix of up-and-coming and established filmmakers will bring to life People & Places. This series continues the tradition established by Walt Disney in his Academy Award®-winning series of documentary short films from the 1950s and 1960s.
Directed by Supper Club co-founder David Gelb (Jiro Dreams of Sushi), this documentary takes a close look at the life and work of the original “celebrity chef,” Wolfgang Puck.
A must-watch for Marvel fans, this anthology series, streaming exclusively on Disney+ in 2020, will delve into a wide variety of topics—from Marvel’s influence and relationship with hip-hop and the cosplay community to illustrators from around the world. The first episode, “Higher, Further, Faster,” will be directed by actress/filmmaker Gillian Jacobs (Love, Community) and will spotlight the incredible trailblazing women of Marvel Comics and the stories of representation and inclusion that they were determined to tell. Paul Scheer, David Gelb, and Andrew Rossi are among the directors of subsequent episodes.
From executive producer Kristen Bell, who shared an extended look at the unscripted series that brings together former cast members of high school musicals and follows them as they re-create their original performance for a high school reunion like never seen before. The Sound of Music, Beauty and the Beast, and Annie are among the beloved musicals they’ll revisit.
This six-hour saga will look at the 67-year history of Disney Imagineering. The docuseries from The Pixar Story filmmaker Leslie Iwerks pulls back the curtain on the work of the brilliant artist-engineers who have made real-life magic at the Disney Parks for decades. Narrated by Angela Bassett, the series chronicles the history of the Imagineers, beginning with Disneyland and tracing the development of all of the Disney parks and the fantastical lands within them.
The World According to Jeff Goldblum
This series invites fans into the actor’s mind as he explores familiar objects—such as sneakers or ice cream—and inspires us to look at them in a brand-new way, unraveling a wonderful world of astonishing connections, fascinating science and history, amazing people, and a whole lot of surprising big ideas and insights. Also available at launch, The World According to Jeff Goldblum is from National Geographic. Goldblum stars and executive produces.
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