Disney+ Day 2022 is an annual event that takes place on September 8 to celebrate all that the streaming platform has to offer its growing fan base.
The one-day event marks the launch of original shows, movies and specials, as well as the premiere of several offerings from The Walt Disney Company’s major brands: Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars and National Geographic.
Disney+ Day is primarily for the benefit of subscribers, as they can not only witness surprise announcements, but also benefits and special promotions for their membership.
The 2022 event marks the second annual Disney+ Day. And for the first time, Disney has brought the event forward two months before the streaming giant’s anniversary.
It will take place one day before the start of Disney’s mega three-day D23 Expo.
Here are the movies, shows, and specials coming to the streaming platform on Disney+ Day 2022
Thor: love and thunder
The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) movie will make its streaming debut on September 8, as part of the Disney+ Day celebration.
Thor: love and thunder was released in theaters on July 8, 2022 to positive critical reception. Directed by Taika Waititi, it is the 29th MCU film by release and chronologically follows the events of avengers endgame (2019).
Its story revolves around Thor (Chris Hemsworth), who must stop Gorr the God Butcher (Christian Bale) from killing all the gods. In his search for him, Thor enlists the help of Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson) and Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), who has become Mighty Thor wielding a rebuilt Mjolnir.
Marvel Studios Reunited: The Making Of Thor: Love And Thunder
Also coming soon to Disney+ Day is a behind-the-scenes feature on the making of Thor: love and thunder. It’s set to reveal the process Waititi went through to film the superhero movie. The director joins Hemsworth, Portman, Bale and Thompson in in-depth interviews that reveal more about the film. It will also include raw and previously unseen footage from the set.
cars on the road
Owen Wilson and Larry the Cable Guy return as Lightning McQueen and Mater, respectively, in this animated series from the cars franchise. The series will follow the two main characters as they embark on a road trip across the US from Radiator Springs to see Mater’s sister, make friends along the way, and experience unforgettable adventures.
pinocchio has long been touted as one of the biggest Disney+ releases of 2022. Directed by Robert Zemeckis, the live action is an adaptation of Walt Disney’s 1940 animated film of the same name, which was based on the 1883 book by the Italian author Carlo. Collodi.
pinocchio is about the main character (voiced by Benjamin Evan Ainsworth), a wooden puppet made by Geppetto (Tom Hanks), who is brought to life by The Blue Fairy (Cynthia Erivo). Some of the other characters in the film are portrayed or voiced by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Keegan-Michael Key, Luke Evans, Lorraine Bracco, and Giuseppe Battiston.
Obi-Wan Kenobi: Return of a Jedi
the Star Wars Serie Obi Wan Kenobi (2022) has been a critical success for Disney+. Now, the streaming giant will air a special documentary showing the cast and crew in the process of creating the Lucasfilm miniseries.
It is expected to reveal intricate details from the shoot, as well as thoughts on Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen as they reprise their respective roles as Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader, respectively, after a long gap of 17 years.
New actors who joined the Star Wars universe through the series, such as Moses Ingram and Vivien Lyra Blair, also appear in the documentary. Director Deborah Chow talks about the responsibilities she took on at the helm of the acclaimed series.
Obi Wan Kenobi It is set 10 years after the events of Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005). Kenobi is caring for a young Luke Skywalker (Grant Feely), when he is urgently called upon to help rescue Luke’s twin sister, Leia Organa (Blair). Pursuing him is Vader and his ruthless force of Jedi hunters known as the Inquisitors.
remembering is a short film about a writer played by Brie Larson who suddenly loses an idea when a phone call interrupts her thoughts. The idea then reappears as a golden light and is pursued by the writer’s inner child through what is called The World of Imagination.
Directed by Elijah Allan-Blitz, the unique feature of the short film is that it will come with an Augmented Reality (AR) application, which will allow viewers to have an immersive experience of the story by scanning the television. However, the feature will be available only to select Disney+ subscribers residing in the US.
Songs from Frozen and Frozen 2
Part of the Disney + 2022 Day broadcast schedule are Frozen Y frozen 2 sing-alongs: ideal for children and adults alike to sing the songs from the two films along with the characters, while their lyrics appear on the screen.
Frozen (2013) is an animated film by Walt Disney based on the fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen the snow queen. It revolves around Princess Anna (voiced by Kristen Bell) who must find her estranged sister, Princess Elsa (voiced by Idina Menzel), after the latter accidentally turns everything in her kingdom into ice, engulfing it. in an eternal winter. The sequel, Frozen II (2019), follows the sisters as they try to find the source of Elsa’s powers when her kingdom is once again under threat.
The chants are similar to those based on other Disney animated titles such as The little Mermaid (1989), vaiana (2016) and Charm (2021).
wedding season is a UK series that will premiere on Disney+ Day. The fun romantic comedy thriller is about Katie (Rosa Salazar) and Stefan (Gavin Drea).
Katie and Stefan love each other. However, the first one is already committed. When her husband and all of her family members are murdered on Katie’s wedding day, suspicion falls on her and Stefan. They then flee across the UK and the US, all the while trying to prove their innocence.
Epic Adventures with Bertie Gregory
Epic Adventures with Bertie Gregory is a National Geographic program. Follow 29-year-old explorer Bertie Gregory and his team from the frozen terrain of Antarctica to the diverse geographic landscape of Zambia in Africa.
The show’s focus is to highlight wildlife in its most natural moments, as well as the threats they face from climate change and human interventions. Gregory captures the daily struggle for survival of animals, from lions to Cape buffalo, seals and sharks, in some of the harshest environments on earth, while facing incredible odds himself.
The Disney+ Day announcement also includes a special docuseries, Growing. Created by Brie Larson, it dives into 10 coming-of-age stories to reveal the struggles and courage of adolescence.
Growing it is described as part experimental, part narrative and part documentary. Also included are film performances to tell the stories of each of the featured individuals, who range in age from 18 to 22. They share their experiences and what they went through as a teenager, with a focus on family, friendships, and themselves. Each episode is 30 minutes long.
The Simpsons – Welcome to the Club
welcome to the club is a new short featuring characters from the acclaimed long-running animated series The Simpsons (1989-). Not much is known about it, except that the official synopsis suggests that Lisa Simpson has her “heart set on becoming a princess.” She discovers that “being bad can be more fun”.
The latest in the MCU series to hit the streaming platform, She-Hulk: Lawyer will have its fourth episode broadcast on Disney+ Day.
The series is about Jennifer Walters (Tatiana Maslany), who is a lawyer and the cousin of Bruce Banner/The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo). An accident brings her into contact with Banner’s blood and she transforms into the She-Hulk. As such, Walters now has to save the world from superhuman enemies while balancing her already complicated life as a lawyer.
Created by Jessica Gao, the show premiered on August 18.
Other shows and experiences
Among other shows premiering on Disney+ Day 2022 is Miguel — an eight-episode limited series documenting the life of Mike Tyson (BJ Minor and Trevante Rhodes). The ups and downs of his life are seen through the pervasive racial and class conflict in the United States and his personal failings. The show, which has been created by Steven Rogers, will air only in the UK and Ireland.
As part of the eventful day, Disney theme parks such as Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, Disneyland Resort in California and Disneyland Paris will have special offers and guest-favorite moments for guests, such as meet and greets with Disney+ characters. . At Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disneyland theme parks, guests will be able to obtain Disney PhotoPass digital downloads as part of special on-site photo opportunities. There will also be Disney PhotoPass lenses for a limited time, available in the US through Snapchat and the MyDisney Experience app, for Disney fans to enjoy at home.
Celebrations will also take place at Hong Kong Disneyland on September 10, and Disney sites and parks could be bathed in blue, as they were in 2021.
The D23 exhibition
On September 9, Disney Animation and Pixar will join Disney Live Action in Hall D23 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California for the D23 Expo. Surprise announcements and a first look are expected at some animated shows and movies set to premiere on Disney+ in 2023, such as Win or lose, elemental and the series based on Nigeria IwajuIt will be revealed.
The next day in Hall D23, top representatives from Lucasfilm, 20th Century Studios and Marvel Studios will reveal what they have planned. New movies, shows and other specials are expected to be announced and the three entertainment giants are expected to release their first look.
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