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Everything coming to Disney Plus on launch day

A live-action Star Wars series, a reimagining of High School musical, and lots of beloved childhood classics are on their way

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Petrana Radulovic is an entertainment reporter specializing in animation, fandom culture, theme parks, Disney, and young adult fantasy franchises.

Disney’s new streaming service Disney Plus is one of the year’s most hyped releases. Credit goes to the company’s impressive back catalogue that includes the work of Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and now 20th Century Fox. And Disney Plus will be the home of original shows and movies, too.

However, Disney has big plans for its streaming service, not all the content will be available at once. Here’s everything that will actually be on the service when it launches on Nov. 12:

New Disney Plus shows

Pedro Pascal as The Mandalorian in Disney Plus’ new Star Wars series Lucasfilm/Disney Plus

The Mandalorian

The first live-action Star Wars series takes place in the gap between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens. Without the Empire, chaos reigns in the far reaches of the galaxy. The Mandalorian looks like it’s really going to lean into the whole Space Western thing, following a lone gunslinger as he makes his way through the wild, lawless planets and deals with bounty hunters and the rise of the First Order. Starring Pedro Pascal as the titular Mandalorian, the series is written and produced by Iron Man and The Lion King director Jon Favreau.

From Disney’s High School Musical: The Musical: The Series Walt Disney Studios

High School Musical: The Musical: The Series

East High is back, baby. Except it’s not the East High that Troy Bolton and Gabriella Martinez attended. Okay, well it is, but in this show the DCOM we know and love is also a movie, and the show takes place in the “real life” high school where the movie was filmed. Is your head spinning?

That’s okay, just go with it. High School Musical: The Musical: The Series follows the “real life” students of East High, who are compelled to put on a production of High School Musical after some meddling fan realizes that the school has never done so. Cue teen drama, cue music, cue the memories. A blend of the old and the new, with a splash of Disney Channel quirk, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series is a show for all the MillenZials who are now paying for their own streaming services and crave the sweet comfort of nostalgia.

a young girl holds up a handmade toy consisting of a spork with googly eyes, red pipe cleaner arms, and popsicle stick feet Pixar/Disney

Forky Asks a Question

The standout star of Toy Story 4 returns for a short series, where in addition to questioning his very own existence, he questions everything in the world. What is money? What is love?What is the meaning of life? Along the way, the rest of the cast of Toy Story chimes in to give him advice. We’re about to get existential up in here, but then again, the Toy Story saga never shied away from the hard-hitting questions of the cosmos.

Pixar’s SparkShorts

Pixar launched a program to showcase shorts from new animators. The first few already premiered on YouTube, but the rest of the collection is set to premiere on Disney Plus. Considering the caliber of what we’ve already seen — a swearing pink ball of yarn dealing with a hostile workplace! An incredibly heartwarming tale of friendship between a small kitten and an energetic pitbull! — we’re optimistic about the future releases from the SparkShorts program.

Marvel’s Hero Project

A documentary series focusing on young heroes in their communities, Marvel’s Hero Project launches with one episode on Nov. 12, with more coming every Friday starting Nov. 15.

The World According to Jeff Goldblum

Jeff Goldblum goes around and tries things. All sorts of things! Watch Jeff sample ice cream, try on sneakers, learn about tattoos, and other totally normal things. But it’s Jeff Goldblum, so we know he’ll bring his zest for life to the most mundane of stuff.


Kristen Bell leads this docu-series about former high school theater kids getting together for one more performance — with the help of some Broadway stars. They relive old drama, old friendships, and some former flames, while rekindling their passion for theater.

New Disney Plus movies

Live-action Lady in the new Lady and the Tramp movie whimpers and cries with big puppy dog eyes Disney Plus

Lady and the Tramp

Yet another live-action retelling of a beloved animated classic, this version of Lady and the Tramp features real life rescue pooches. Tessa Thompson voices Lady, with Justin Theroux as Tramp. Also lending their voice talents are Ashley Jensen, Benedict Wong, Janelle Monáe and Sam Elliott, with Kiersey Clemons as Darling, Lady’s owner, and Thomas Mann as her husband Jim. Monáe will also contribute to the soundtrack. Stay in, curl up with some spaghetti and meatballs, and have a Bella Notte with this one.


One of the many mid-budget family friend comedies coming to Disney Plus, Noelle tells the story of Santa’s daughter, played by Anna Kendrick. Her brother Nick (Bill Hader) disappears right after taking over the Santa duties, so Noelle leaves the North Pole to find him before Christmas. Meanwhile their cousin Gabe (Billy Eichner) wants to pivot Santa’s Workshop to online delivery.

Existing Disney properties

Disney Plus will eventually boast all Disney animated features and Pixar movies, along with the full Star Wars saga and most of the Marvel films. But not all of those will be available at launch. Here’s what will be:

Ariel singing “Part of Your World” and reaching a hand out to the surface Image: Disney

Disney animated classics

101 Dalmatians
A Goofy Movie
An Extremely Goofy Movie
Big Hero 6
Fun and Fancy Free
Lady and the Tramp
Lilo & Stitch
Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers
Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas
Sleeping Beauty
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Steamboat Willie
The Little Mermaid
The Prince & The Pauper (1990)
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (short)
The Sword in the Stone
The Three Caballeros

Disney documentary

Born in China
Free Solo

High School Musical

Disney live-action

High School Musical
Honey I Shrunk the Kids
Mary Poppins
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
Remember the Titans
The Parent Trap (1961)
The Princess Diaries
The Rocketeer
Tron (1982)

Buzz (Tim Allen) flies with Woody (Tom Hanks) above a Pixar blue sky Pixar


A Bug’s Life
Finding Dory
Finding Nemo
Inside Out
Monsters University
Pixar Short Films Collection Vol 1
The Good Dinosaur
The Incredibles
Toy Story

thor: the dark world Image: Marvel Studios


Iron Man
Thor: The Dark World

Felicity Jones as Jyn Erso in Star Wars: Rogue One Image: Lucasfilm/Disney

Star Wars

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace
Star Wars: Episode II: Attack of the Clones
Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope
Star Wars: Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
Star Wars: Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens

Walt Disney Studios

Disney Channel Shows

Andi Mack (Seasons 1-3)
Boy Meets World
DuckTales (1987)
DuckTales (2016, Season 1)
Goof Troop
Kim Possible
Malcolm in the Middle
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy (animated series)
Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man (animated series)
Mickey and the Roadster Racers (Seasons 1-2)
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
Mickey Mouse Shorts
Raven’s Home
That’s So Raven

Ahsoka tano holds out a green lightsaber in star wars: the clone wars Image: Lucasfilm

Star Wars shows

Star Wars Rebels
Star Wars: The Clone Wars (series)

National Geographic Shows

Amazing Planet
Brain Games
Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan
Dr. K’s Exotic Animals
Dr. Oakley Yukon Vet
Drain the Ocean
Earth Live
Great Migration
Howie Mandel’s Animals Doing Things
One Strange Rock
Rocky Mountain Animal Rescue
The Incredible Dr. Pol
Unlikely Animal Friends
Wicked Tuna

The “we now own Fox” shows

The Simpsons

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