Disney Plus has had a pretty successful launch and fans are getting their hands on some of the original content that’s on offer. The platform has been hyped for so long that some of these original series could be at risk of disappointing viewers.
With a range of fictional and factual content, there’s a lot of variety on offer for those logging into the streaming service for the first time. While some of these shows have absolutely showcased the best Disney Plus has to offer, others have left a lot to be desired. Here’s 6 shows that fans absolutely love and 3 that just haven’t lived up to the hype.
9 LOVED: MARVEL’S HERO PROJECT
This non-fiction show has the potential to be truly inspiring. Focusing on real-life superheroes, the project aims to shine a spotlight on young leaders and charity workers who are helping make the world a better place.
These heroes, who are overcoming insurmountable odds and doing some really impressive work or conquering amazing feats, have really warmed fans’ hearts as they watch on Disney Plus. Another season of this show would be very welcome!
8 WASN’T WORTH THE HYPE: HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL: THE MUSICAL: THE SERIES
Based on the original Disney Channel classic, this series had all the makings of being a disaster. The confused concept and the overly complicated name didn’t exactly fill audiences with confidence. However, Disney pushed this as a big series.
Unfortunately, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series just hasn’t delivered. While it’s fun to revisit some of these classic songs, it feels way too close to the first film to really be anything original. Another series could certainly be ordered but for now, fans want to break free of this high school show.
7 LOVED: THE WORLD ACCORDING TO JEFF GOLDBLUM
Jeff Goldblum is pretty much considered a national treasure at this point. His work in film has been astounding and his charismatic personality really has audiences gravitating towards him on every occasion. This series is no different.
Goldblum’s natural curiosity and sense of humor are what really make this show work. While the topics range from dull to really exciting, it is this actor’s wit and charm that really helps to move the series forward. We can’t wait for more Goldblum musings.
6 WASN’T WORTH THE HYPE: PIXAR IN REAL LIFE
PIXAR in Real Life had a great deal of potential but it never really got out of the box. A little like a prank show or something reality-based, this series showcases various situations where PIXAR characters are brought into the real world.
There is a bit of fun to be had for a while but the imagination of the show falls flat after some time. It’s not exactly repetitive due to the show drawing from different classics, but there’s not a lot to this. It was really hyped up to be so much more.
5 LOVED: FORKY ASKS A QUESTION
Forky was a stand out of the last Toy Story film so it made sense that he’d get his own series eventually. With Tony Hale reprising his role, there’s not a lot you could hate about this latest PIXAR offering. The show speaks for itself really, Forky asks a lot of question.
As he’s still understanding the world he’s living in, Forky has a number of questions that he really needs answers to. Aimed primarily at kids, his friends have no problem trying to help him out and both Forky and the viewer learn a lot throughout this journey. This show probably would never have been made without the Disney+ platform!
4 LOVED: THE IMAGINEERING STORY
Imagineering is the kind of process that Disney fans love to know more about. For those who do not know, Imagineering is the name that construction workers and designers are given who are working on the Walt Disney Parks.
This show gives unfiltered access to the full process behind Imagineering. It all starts with a look at Walt Disney himself and how he has inspired so many creators. This documentary series showcases some of the newest lands and rides in development including Galaxy’s Edge!
3 WASN’T WORTH THE HYPE: ENCORE!
This series promised that we’d take a look at ordinary people who just wanted to star in their own musical. A little bit like a high school show spoken about earlier, the charm of Kristen Bell should have been enough to carry this series forward. That is not the case.
Bell is used sparingly and the series seems quite unfocused. This plays more like some human interest stories rather than just a show about bringing to life this musical. At times, Encore! can be inspirational, but it can also be really boring. It’s not quite what it was hyped up to be.
2 LOVED: PIXAR SPARK SHORTS
The Spark Shorts are just as artistic and fun as you might expect from this award-winning animation studio. New filmmakers have been allowed an opportunity to tell their own stories. Fans had a preview of them on YouTube but Disney+ provides access to the collection.
The series has a number of heartwarming stories, each with a different animation style and production team. The variation shows the amount of talent at PIXAR and makes us simply want to see more of these brilliant short films.
1 LOVED: THE MANDALORIAN
It’s difficult to ignore the following that this Star Wars series is already getting. After just one episode, fans are already suggesting that The Mandalorian is some of the best content that Disney Plus has to offer. It’s difficult to disagree with them.
The series is absolutely what should be expected from the fantastic team behind it. Many fans are finally getting the kind of Star Wars content they wanted; furthermore, it is brilliant to finally see a live-action TV series set in the galaxy far far away. Who knows how popular The Mandalorian will become after a few more episodes!