It’s a week of new beginnings and endings on Disney+. There’s lots of new content, including the National Geographic docuseries Among the Stars and the Halloween special Muppets Haunted Mansion, but this week also brings the season finales of Marvel’s What If…? and Turner & Hooch. Don’t forget to celebrate this week’s milestone anniversaries, including the 50th anniversary of Bedknobs and Broomsticks. Whatever you choose to stream this week, we hope it’s magical.
New Exclusives – Wednesday, October 6th
Among the Stars – All 6 Episodes
“A six-part docuseries with fly on the wall access into the wider world of NASA, with cameras on Earth and in space. NASA astronaut Captain Chris Cassidy is on a quest to get back in his spacesuit for one last mission. This series follows Chris and the wider team who take on missions that risk life, limb and reputation for the greater good of humankind. Join them as their missions unfold.”
Doogie Kamealoha, MD – “Dunk Cost”
“Clara is determined to lock down the Chief of Staff position. While she tries to win over the outgoing Chief of Staff, Dr. Choi, Benny learns that Lahela is pursuing a new passion. She’s intrigued with DripFlip, a website sneakerheads use to buy and sell limited-edition shoes for profit. He jumps at the chance to enjoy quality time with his daughter and impart wisdom from his stock-trading days. When Lahela takes it too far, Benny shares a lesson about balance and what’s most important in life.”
What If…? – “What If…?” (Season Finale)
“What If…? flips the script on the MCU, reimagining famous events from the films in unexpected ways. Marvel Studios’ first animated series focuses on different heroes from the MCU, featuring a voice cast that includes a host of stars who reprise their roles.”
Chip ‘N’ Dale: Park Life – “Night of the Pizza Moon / Who’s Your Granny? / Summer Sidekick Syndrome”
“Chip and Dale venture into the city! / An old lady squirrel squats in the chipmunk’s home. / Dale wants to do things on his own.”
Turner & Hooch – “Bite Club” (Season Finale)
“On the heels of getting captured in episode 111, Scott is desperate to escape and reunite with Hooch. With no way out, he realizes his only hope is to team up with Nuke, an angry pit bull who badly needs a friend. Laura rounds up every person and every dog she can find to rescue her brother, stop Walton, and pull off a daring rescue before it’s too late.”
New Exclusives – Friday, October 8th
Muppets Haunted Mansion
“The Great Gonzo – world famous daredevil artiste, has done it all, seen it all, and survived it all. But on Halloween night, the fearless Gonzo takes on the greatest challenge of his life by spending one very daring night in the most grim grinning place on Earth …The Haunted Mansion.”
New on Disney+ – Wednesday, October 6th
Scarlett Johansson reprises her role as the iconic Marvel character in the kickoff film to phase 4 of the MCU.
The Ghost And Molly McGee
The first 5 episodes of the brand-new Disney Channel animated series about a girl and her ghost friend.
Episodes 16-24 of the Disney Junior reboot’s third season have arrived.
Puppy Dog Pals
Bingo and Rolly have five new adventures in episodes 10-14 of season 4.
Spidey And His Amazing Friends – “Rocket Rhino / Trick Or Trace-E”
“A new super-powered Spidey jetpack ends up in Rhino’s hands; Team Spidey must stop Green Goblin’s tricks at the Halloween Parade.”
The Chicken Squad – “The Surprise Party Surprise / U.F. Oh-No”
“A rat is questioned when the supplies for Capt. Tully’s surprise party go missing; when a mysterious spacecraft lands in the yard, Sweetie finds the courage to approach it.”
“Fauci examines the life of Dr. Anthony Fauci, public servant and physician, whose career spans seven presidents, and every pandemic from AIDS to COVID-19.”
Impact With Gal Gadot
A documentary shorts series about young women who are making an extraordinary impact on their communities around the world hosted by the actress famous for portraying Wonder Woman.
Drain The Oceans
The fourth season of National Geographic’s hit show where the plug is pulled and we see what’s at the bottom of various parts of the ocean.
Drain The Oceans: The Mississippi River & Arctic War
This new spin-off pulls the plug on the Mississippi River.
New on Disney+ – Friday, October 8th
Mickey’s Tale Of Two Witches
This Disney Junior Halloween special finds Mickey and his pals from Mickey Mouse Funhouse having a spooky good time for all ages.
Under Wraps (2021)
Three kids discover a mummy in a basement in this remake of the first Disney Channel Original Movie.
50th Anniversary – Bedknobs and Broomsticks
Angela Lansbury headlined this live-action/animated Disney musical about an apprentice witch featuring music from The Sherman Brothers. It premiered on October 7th, 1971 in the United Kingdom, followed by a US release that December.
20th Anniversary – Halloweentown II: Kalabar’s Revenge
The Cromwell witches were faced with another threat to Halloweentown in the first sequel to the popular DCOM, which premiered on October 12th, 2001.
5th Anniversary – The Swap
A gymnast and a hockey player switched bodies by mistake in this DCOM that premiered on October 7th, 2016.
Halloween on Disney+
This Week’s Holidays
Every day’s a holiday and you can celebrate all of them on Disney+!
Alex joined the Laughing Place team in 2014 and has been a lifelong Disney fan. His main beats for LP are Disney-branded movies, TV shows, books, music and toys. He recently became a member of the Television Critics Association (TCA).
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