Disney+ lineup: Star Wars, Pixar, Lizzie McGuire, High School Musical and more

Upcoming streaming giant Disney+ has announced a mouth-watering lineup of shows. Disney revealed the involvement of the following shows at 2019’s D23 Expo:

  • High School Musical: The Musical: The Series

The beloved High School Musical series is back with an all-new cast. The show consists of students attempting to remake the movie as a musical in their school while they give auditions for characters like Gabriella and Troy.

It is all set to make its premiere on November 12. You can catch the trailer here:

  • Toy Story’s Forky Asks a Question

A spin-off from the very popular Pixar movie – Toy Story, based on the character Forky, will also be available on November 12. Forky Asks a Question will be a series of shorts starring Forky and Hamm.

  • Lizzie McGuire

The immensely popular show Lizzie McGuire is getting a sequel. The new show will revolve around a grown-up Lizzie who is now in her 30s. An “older” and “wiser” Lizzie is now doing an apprenticeship with a decorator in NYC.

While her cartoon-self will more or less be the same, she will be dating a restaurant owner from Soho and living in Brooklyn.

  • Phineas and Ferb: Candace Against the Universe

Trust Phineas and Ferb to be caught up in the craziest situations. However, in the upcoming movie, their older sister Candace will be abducted by aliens. The original film will revolve around the brothers trying to bring her back home.

  • From the universe of Star Wars: The Mandalorian

Keeping in mind the Star Wars following, Disney+ has also announced the arrival of The Mandalorian. Starring Game of Thrones and Narcos star Pedro Pascal in the lead, the show is based five years after The Return of the Jedi.

With a whopping investment of nearly $15 million per episode, the show will be produced by Iron Man’s Job Favreau. You can catch the trailer here:

  • Noelle

Starring Anna Kendrick in the lead, this original movie is a quirky take on modern-day Christmas. The actress plays Noelle – a girl whose father was once Santa till her brother (Bill Hader) had to take over after his demise.

The story revolves around Noelle trying to prepare her brother to become Santa and get used to his responsibilities. However, things take a turn when Santa disappears. Catch the trailer for the upcoming November 12 release here:

  • Monsters At Work

Everyone’s favourite monsters Mike Wazowski and Sulley will be back in 2020. The series is based on six months after Monsters Inc., with the voices of Billy Goodman and John Crystal. The cast will also be joined by Henry Winkler, Ben Feldman and Kelly Marie Tran.

  • Into the Unknown: Making Frozen 2

Disney is giving its viewers a chance to catch the making of the sequel of the smashing animated hit Frozen. Audiences will get a sneak peek of voice casting, graphic creation and more.

  • Star Wars Obi-Wan series/Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Besides The Mandalorian, two new series will be released under the Star Wars banner. An unnamed Obi-Wan series will be launched with Ewan McGregor returning to the franchise as Obi-Wan Kenobi.

Simultaneously, a 12-episode animated series starring Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker and more will also be released.

  • The World According to Jeff Goldblum

Other than big names like Star Wars and Pixar, Disney has also undertaken National Geographic. The World According to Jeff Goldblum is a series where the actor goes around the world exploring clothes, tattoos, events, food and more in his own quirky way.

In his own words, the actor described the show as: “I know nothing and that’s the premise.” You can catch the trailer here:

  • Lady and the Tramp

The 1995 animated classic will be revived again. Starring Tessa Thompson as the voice of Lady and Justin Theroux as Tramp, the movie shows the journey of the two lovable dogs in the actual world.

It is set to premiere on November 12 and you can catch the trailer here:

  • Encore!

The interesting reality series will be produced by Kristen Bell. The actress brings together ex-high school students who performed in musicals while they were there.

These (now) adults will come together for a reunion back to the same high school to re-create a musical production yet again. You can catch the trailer for Encore! here:

  • Muppets Now

Starring Kermit the Frog and his gang, the show will be a series of unscripted shorts. It is set to release in 2020 with celebrity guests. More details will the released as soon as Kermy’s allowed to…

Besides the above, Disney has also announced a slate of Marvel Universe shows for its streaming platform.

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