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Where to Start with Disney+

Disney+ launches tomorrow in the UK (after being teased for months from our American cousins), the service promises to have content from Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, Fox, Disney and more! From the offset, Disney+ will have 7,000+ episodes of television series as well as 400+ movies and if that’s not enough for you, they will be creating new content for subscribers too!

All of that content sounds like a nightmare though right? Where would you even start? Never fear! Your pals at UDS have got you sorted on what you should take a look at as soon as that DP enters your life.

The Mandalorian

Our own Tom Baker (no not that one) loves anything Star Wars related – even the Jar Jar Binks limited edition sippy cups – so when they announced a Star Wars television show he was practically foaming from the mouth.

The Mandalorian is an 8 part TV series that takes place after the events of Return of the Jedi and follows a lone bounty hunter in the outer reaches of the galaxy, far from the authority of the New Republic. Tom may have already seen it (through questionable methods) but our resident small man is hyped to watch the first series all the way through once again and believes you should too!

Ice Age

Ice Age!? That’s not a Disney franchise! Well intelligent reader you would be right. Ice Age is a 20th Century Fox property, however with Disney now owning a treasure trove of Fox content you can expect Ice Age to be just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to offerings from them.

UDS Reporter Matthew Dobbie has a lot of love for them, the first two especially. Taking place in a time period that is not usually touched upon with fun characters and excellent animation, Ice Age is probably one of the strongest Non-Disney family films you can watch (please do not mention Despicable Me, he will not listen).

A Goofy Movie

Anyone who knows Neale Upton (UDS Artisté) will know his love for Goofus D. Dawg. Usually found living in the shadow of Mickey Mouse, Goofy is a character that had his own time to break out in 1995 with his own movie. A Goofy Movie. 

For an animated film from the house of mouse it doesn’t shy away from heavy themes of family and drifting apart from loved ones. It successfully gave audiences an emotional connection with the character Goofy who was originally written just to be a Goofy dog.

Neale’s consensus on it is “Considering it is a straight to video film, it is extremely well animated with a lot of heart and you’ve got to love Goofy.” No truer words have ever been spoken.

High School Musical: The Musical: The Series

What Team! 

High School Musical is such a specific place and time for some people. Hearing Get’cha Head in The Game has the power to transport some fellows instantly to 2006 and question Zac Efron’s hairstyle all over again. HSM:TM:TS is a 10 part mockumentary TV show following teenage theater enthusiasts creating a production around the High School Musical movie.

Our elusive man Chris Stead calls the original films “Catchy Shite” and as we have not seen such brilliant naming conventions since Nirvana The Band The Show it is definitely going to be on our watch list.

The Simpsons

The main reason Craig Baughan is signing up for Disney+ is to do with everyone’s favourite yellow family. Listeners of Simpsons Showdown will know of Craig’s excitement at being able to stream 500+ episodes of The Simpsons legally and easily for the first time ever in the UK. From Sideshow Bob stepping on a rake to finding out who shot Mr. Burns (my money is on Smithers) being able to watch all of these moments at the simple tap of a button is simply glorious.

Thanks to our friends from across the sea for testing out The Simpsons streaming betaTM (more commonly known as “we got Disney+ before you haha”), they found bizarre cropping issues which should be solved by the time it reaches UK shores, ensuring that it is the ultimate way to watch Little Bart, Little Lisa, Little Marge and the rest!

And Much More!

Of course we are just scratching the surface of what Disney+ can offer. We haven’t even mentioned anything Marvel related or Disney classics like Emperor’s New Groove (highly recommended by Ksana Bartlett). You will be like a kid in a candy store come tomorrow!

If there is anything you think we should add to the list let us know!

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