Start the new year off right with brand new additions to Disney+ and Hulu! There’s some fun new content to watch this January. Marvel’s WandaVision is set to make its highly-anticipated debut on Disney+ alongside Marvel Studios: Legends! Legends will serve as a “refresher” for fans that will focus on heroes, villains, and other familiar faces that will be making their return in future Disney+ shows. Other notable Disney+ premieres include Earth to Ned and Pixar Popcorn. Hulu rings in the new year with the premieres of two Hulu Original movies, The Ultimate Playlist of Noise and Derek Delgaudio’s In & Of Itself. You can find the entire list of new content on both streaming platforms down below…
What’s on Disney+ in January:
Friday, January 1
- 700 Sharks
- Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who!
- Great Shark Chow Down
- Mega Hammerhead
- Mr. Popper’s Penguins
- Wolverine, The (2013)
- Earth to Ned – Premiere
From the Jim Henson Company comes a late-night talk show hosted by alien commander Ned and his lieutenant Cornelius, who calls off the invasion of Earth after they fall in love with human culture. Broadcasting from the bridge of their spaceship, hidden deep underground, Ned and Cornelius interview Earth’s greatest resource, celebrities. With the help of the ship’s artificial intelligence, BETI, and the destructive CLODs, Ned must keep his show a secret from his home planet or suffer the wrath of his father, the Admiral of the Galactic Fleet.
Episode 11: “Dream a little Dream of Ned”
After Ned dreams for the first time, Ginnifer Goodwin and Alan Tudyk help him separate dreams from reality. BETI’s brain scanner exposes the crew’s secret dreams. Cornelius sees a therapist.
Episode 12: “The Neddies”
Obsessed with winning an award, Ned hosts his own awards show, with D’Arcy Carden and Oliver Hudson. Cornelius is beamed to the surface to take an acting class. The CLODs make a Western.
Episode 13: “Trancendental Neditation”
When Ned gets stressed out, Yvette Nicole Brown and Jack McBrayer try to teach him how to relax. Cornelius is beamed to a “rage room.” Ned is troubled by a message from his home planet.
Episode 14: “Party Like It’s Nineteen Ninety Ned”
Actor/director Kevin Smith and actress Aisha Tyler help Ned indulge his 90’s obsession. Cornelius is sent to the future and discovers comedian Ben Schwartz is starring in a reboot of Ned’s talk show. The CLODs stage a 90’s-themed fashion show.
Episode 15: “Alien vs. Nedator”
When Ned hears aliens may have built the pyramids, he investigates human conspiracy theories with Sherri Shepherd and Penn & Teller. Cornelius goes undercover as a human to find out what Earthlings really think about aliens.
Episode 16: “Ned Over Heels”
Sitcom stars Alyson Hannigan & Ben Feldman help Ned cope with love. Cornelius tries speed dating. The CLODs create a fake dating profile.
Episode 17: “Ned vs. Food”
After Ned catches Cornelius snacking after bedtime, Chef Roy Choi and Brenda Song help him become a foodie. The CLODs open their own restaurant, with disgusting results.
Episode 18: “CyberNedics”
When BETI crashes, Ned’s interviews with Mayim Bialik and Margaret Cho are disrupted by glitches and blue ooze. Cornelius is trapped at the Intergalactic Whiz Desk.
Episode 19: “Growing Up Ned”
When one of Ned’s CLODs runs away, Molly Ringwald and Chris Colfer try to explain “growing up.” Cornelius goes in search of the missing CLOD, and unexpectedly meets Grace VanderWaal.
Episode 20: “Like Father Like Ned”
With Ned’s dad on his way to Earth, Jason Ritter and Tig Notaro try to help prove humanity should be saved, and teach Ned about the true meaning of family. Cornelius makes a decision that may change his life. The secret origin of the CLODs is revealed.
- Extras – Beyond the Clouds: A Firm handshake
Justin discusses integrating music from Zach and Sammy’s album, “A Firm Handshake,” into the film. The choice is made to record the singing live on set to capture the raw emotion of the film, but the decision comes with challenges for production. Justin invites Sammy to contribute a song of her own for the final track in the film, and she looks for inspiration in her relationship with Zach.
Friday, January 8
- Disney Fam Jam
- Star Wars Forces of Destiny: Volume 1
- Star Wars Forces of Destiny: Volume 2
- Star Wars Forces of Destiny: Volume 3
- Star Wars Forces of Destiny: Volume 4
- Toy Story That Time Forgot
- Extras – Beyond the Clouds: The Anatomy of Emotion
Justin discusses the process of navigating the emotion of the film and the challenge of ensuring the tone remains true to Zach’s story. Fin taps into a difficult personal struggle to reach Zach’s low point, and Justin shares how the classic film, That Thing You Do, mixed with the casting of Tom Everett Scott, inspired one of the most joyful moments in Clouds.
- Marvel Studios: Legends – Premiere
“Marvel Studios: Legends” serves as an exciting refresher for the various heroes and villains making their way to the highly anticipated streaming shows premiering on Disney+, setting the stage for the upcoming adventures. The first two episodes will feature Wanda Maximoff and Vision.
Friday, January 15
- Disney Elena of Avalor (s3)
- Doctor Doolittle 3
- Isle of Dogs
- Mary Poppins Returns
- WandaVision – Premiere
“WandaVision” is a blend of classic television and the Marvel Cinematic Universe in which Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany)—two super-powered beings living idealized suburban lives—begin to suspect that everything is not as it seems. The new series is directed by Matt Shakman; Jac Schaeffer is head writer.
- Extras – Beyond the Clouds: The Concert of a Lifetime
As Justin and the crew prepare for Zach’s final performance, they have difficulty finding a venue. A miracle, however, comes from the most unlikely place – Justin’s daughter, Maiya. Jason Mraz, reflects on his connection with Zach’s music and its impact on him and his work. When filming the final scene, Justin invites Zach’s family and friends to be in the audience, and they all sing along in his honor.
Friday, January 22
- Pixar Popcorn – Premiere
Grab a quick snack of Pixar! This collection of mini shorts stars your favorite characters in all-new, bite-size stories. Created directly by Pixar animators as a quick pop of Pixar fun.
- Extras – Beyond the Clouds: The Finishing Touches
Justin brings in composer Brian Tyler to score the film. Brian looks to Zach for inspiration as he creates a theme that he feels Zach himself would’ve written. Brian composes a beautiful suite of music for Zach, feeling as though Zach is with him every stop of the way. Stefan Sonnenfeld, the colorist, details the process of creating a uniquely grounded and raw look for Clouds. When Covid-19 closes theaters, Justin decides to meet the audience where they are – in their living rooms.
Friday, January 29
- Dinosaurs (s1)
- Dinosaurs (s2)
- Dinosaurs (s3)
- Dinosaurs (s4)
- The Incredible Dr. Pol
- Ramona and Beezus
- Texas Storm Squad
- WandaVision – New Episode
- Extras – Beyond the Clouds: A Promise Kept
The cast and crew reunite at the annual Clouds Choir fundraiser, singing in unity to honor Zach and raise money for the Zach Sobiech osteosarcoma fund. In tearful confessionals, various cast members, crew, and important people in Zach’s life share how he inspired them to live more fully and thank him for his lasting impact. Lastly, Justin proudly reveals that after the release of Clouds, Zach’s song is again #1 on iTunes.
- SIMPSONS FOREVER Faves of January 2021
With nearly 300 hours of the world’s longest-running scripted primetime sitcom, Disney+ is the ultimate streaming home for “The Simpsons.” Here are a few of some favorite eposides to watch this January:
Jan. 1 New Year’s Day / “The Trouble with Trillions” (Season 9, Episode 20)
Homer’s poorly-prepared tax return leads to an IRS audit. Homer helps entrap Mr. Burns and learns of the existence of a mysterious trillion-dollar bill. Ned Flanders always submits his taxes on New Year’s Day.
Jan. 1 Mary Poppins Returns on Disney+ / “Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala(Annoyed Grunt)cious” (Season 8, Episode 13)
Marge’s hair begins to fall out from the stress of raising her children. A singing nanny, Shary Bobbins, mysteriously arrives to help.
Jan. 15 “WandaVision” on Disney+ / “Bart the Bad Guy” (Season 31, Episode 14)
When Bart sees the superhero movie of the summer before anyone else, he uses his “spoiler powers” to blackmail the town… but will it cost him his soul?
Jan. 29 “Dinosaurs” on Disney+ / “Black Widower” (Season 3, Episode 20)
Sideshow Bob reappears, apparently reformed, and wishes to marry Marge’s sister, Selma. Bart is convinced that his old nemesis is up to no good. Look for a friendly parody of the prehistoric family.
Jan. 31 Music’s Biggest Night / “Homer’s Barbershop Quartet” (Season 5, Episode 1)
While at a flea market, the Simpsons discover an old barbershop quartet album starring Homer. Homer reveals that he was once a singer/songwriter for a popular group known as The Be Sharps, whose rise and fall eerily paralleled that of The Beatles.
What’s Coming to Hulu in January 2021:
- Dick Clark’s Primetime New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest: Special (ABC)
- Fire Force: Season 2, Episodes 1-12 (DUBBED) (Funimation)
- 1900 (1977)
- 1900 (Extended Cut) (1977)
- A Night at the Roxbury (1998)
- American Gigolo (1980)
- Arachnophobia (1990)
- The Arrival (1996)
- Austin Powers In Goldmember (2002)
- Austin Powers: International Man Of Mystery (1997)
- Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999)
- Bad Company (2002)
- Blade Runner: The Final Cut (2007)
- Blood Diamond (2006)
- Bloody Sunday (2002)
- Blow (2001)
- Boogie Nights (1997)
- Breakdown (1997)
- Broken Arrow (1996)
- The Brothers McMullen (1995)
- Bully (2001)
- Changing Lanes (2002)
- Chaplin (1992)
- Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs (2009)
- Cloverfield (2008)
- Coneheads (1993)
- Constantine (2005)
- The Cooler (2003)
- The Core (2003)
- Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011)
- Cujo (1983)
- Dance Flick (2009)
- Date Night (2010)
- Dead Poets Society (1989)
- Dead Presidents (1995)
- The Dead Zone (1983)
- Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2009)
- Donnie Brasco (1997)
- The Duff (2015)
- Enemy at the Gates (2001)
- Escape from Alcatraz (1979)
- Eve’s Bayou (1997)
- Face/Off (1997)
- The Firm (1993)
- The Foot Fist Way (2008)
- Footloose (1984)
- Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell (1974)
- Frozen (2010)
- The Gift (2000)
- Girl Most Likely (2013)
- Good Luck Chuck (2007)
- Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957)
- The Haunting (1999)
- Hell or High water (2016)
- Hondo (1953)
- Hot Shots! (1991)
- How Do You Know (2010)
- In & Out (1997)
- Indecent Proposal (1993)
- Internal Affairs (1990)
- Kiss the Girls (1997)
- The Ladies Man (2000)
- Last of the Mohicans: Director’s Cut (1992)
- The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000)
- The Longest Yard (1974)
- Look Who’s Talking (1989)
- Look Who’s Talking Now (1993)
- Look Who’s Talking Too (1990)
- Lost In Space (1998)
- Love And Basketball (2000)
- Major League (1989)
- The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
- The Mexican (2001)
- More Than a Game (2008)
- Mousehunt (1997)
- My Best Friend’S Girl (2008)
- New In Town (2009)
- Night at the Museum (2006)
- Paycheck (2003)
- The Peacemaker (1997)
- Places in the Heart (1984)
- Poseidon (2006)
- Pride (2007)
- The Princess Bride (1987)
- Push (2009)
- The Quick and the Dead (1995)
- Regarding Henry (1991)
- The Relic (1997)
- The Rules Of Attraction (2002)
- Salt (2010)
- Save Yourselves (2020)
- Selena (1997)
- Shrek (2001)
- The Sons of Katie Elder (1965)
- Soul Plane (2004)
- Species (1995)
- Star Kid (1998)
- Star Trek Beyond (2016)
- Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)
- Star Trek: First Contact (1996)
- Starman (1984)
- Stephen King’s Graveyard Shift (1990)
- Super Dark Times (2017)
- The Three Musketeers (2011)
- The Truman Show (1998)
- Vampire in Brooklyn (1995)
- Virtuosity (1995)
- Walking Tall (1973)
- War (2007)
- Where Hope Grows (2015)
- Wonder Boys (2000)
- Young Adult (2011)
- Like a Boss (2020)
Two female friends with very different ideals decide to start a beauty company together. One is more practical, while the other wants to earn her fortune and live a lavish lifestyle.
- Call Me Kat: Season 1 Finale (FOX)
- The Rookie: Season 3 Premiere (ABC)
- The Bachelor: Season 25 Premiere (ABC)
- The Wall: Season 4 Premiere (NBC)
- Boruto: Complete Season 1 (DUBBED) (Viz)
- Gordon Ramsay’s American Road Trip: Series Premiere (FOX)
- Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist: Season 2 Premiere (NBC)
- Mighty Oak (2020)
- Name That Tune: Series Premiere (FOX)
- Vanderpump Rules: Complete Season 8 (Bravo)
- Gretel & Hansel (2020)
- The Hustler: Series Premiere (ABC)
- The Chase: Series Premiere (ABC)
- Celebrity Wheel of Fortune: Series Premiere (ABC)
- Mr. Mayor: Series Premiere (NBC)
- A Certain Scientific Railgun Part 2: Complete Season 3 (DUBBED) (Funimation)
- Celebs Go Dating: Complete Seasons 6 – 8 (All3Media)
- Tattoo Fixers Extreme UK: Complete Seasons 5 & 6 (All3Media)
- One-Punch Man: Complete Season 2 (DUBBED) (Viz)
- Lights Out (2016)
- The Rhythm Section (2020)
- A Little Late with Lilly Singh: Season 2 Premiere (NBC)
- Prodigal Son: Season 2 Premiere (FOX)
- The Resident: Season 4 Premiere (FOX)
- Everyone is Doing Great: Complete Season 1 (Endeavor Content)
Seth (Stephen Colletti) and Jeremy (James Lafferty) enjoyed the success of ‘Eternal,’ a hit television vampire drama. Five years after their show has ended, they lean on each other as they awkwardly navigate the perils of life and love in a late coming-of-age.
- Call Your Mother: Series Premiere (ABC)
- Alone (2020)
- The Secrets We Keep (2020)
- The Ultimate Playlist of Noise: Film Premiere (Hulu Original)
Written by Mitchell Winkie, the film follows Marcus (Keean Johnson), an audio obsessed high school senior who learns he must undergo brain surgery that will render him deaf. He decides to seize control of his fate by recording The Ultimate Playlist of Noise – a bucket list of all his favorite sounds. Once he sets out, he meets Wendy (Madeline Brewer) a wildly charming, struggling musician who is trying to escape to New York for her chance at a life-changing opportunity. Together they check off his list as they make their way across the country, until painful revelations force Marcus to face reality and his future without sound.
- Endlings: Complete Season 2 (Hulu Original)
The year is 2041; Julia (Kamaia Fairburn), Johnny (Edison Grant), Tabby (Michela Luci), and Finn (Cale Thomas Ferrin) continue to help their extraterrestrial friend Ling save fantastical endlings. With the aid of their foster father Mr. Leopold (Neil Crone) and animal activist Dr. Abiona Maina (Oyin Oladejo), the group is getting closer to retrieving the remaining ‘last of its kind’ creatures and completing their mission. But when Ling accidentally shows Tabby a vision of their quest failing, the team learns that Ling’s powers don’t just allow the alien access to their pasts but also their futures. This glimpse of what’s to come reveals Infinitum CEO Tresa Hewes (Lisa Ryder), who has been tracking them for her own illusive reasons, capturing Ling and tearing their foster family apart. Together, the group makes the choice to confront the pain of their pasts in order to change their futures and save Ling. This decision to fight fate, kicks off a season of high-octane adventure where four wounded teens must learn to let their hopes, not their hurts, shape the future.
- Is It Wrong to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?: Complete Season 3 (SUBBED) (Infinite Frontiers)
- No Escape (2020)
- I Don’t Know How She Does It (2011)
- 9-1-1: Season 4 Premiere (FOX)
- 9-1-1: Lone Star: Season 2 Premiere (FOX)
- 90 Day Fiancé: Self-Quarantined: Complete Season 1 (TLC)
- A Very Brady Renovation: Complete Season 1 (HGTV)
- Car Kings: Complete Season 1 (Discovery)
- Cutthroat Kitchen: Complete Season 14 (Food Network)
- Gold Rush: Complete Season 10 (Discovery)
- House Hunters International: Complete Season 138 (HGTV)
- House Hunters: Complete Season 163 (HGTV)
- Property Brothers: Forever Home: Complete Season 1 (HGTV)
- Puppy Bowl: Complete Seasons 14 & 15 (Animal Planet)
- River Monsters: Complete Season 9 (Animal Planet)
- Rob Riggle: Global Investigator: Complete Season 1 (Discovery)
- Rock The Block: Complete Season 1 (HGTV)
- Save My Skin: Complete Season 1 (TLC)
- Torn from the Headlines: New York Post Reports: Complete Season 1 (ID)
- Who Killed Jeffrey Epstein?: Complete Season 1 (ID)
- Worst Bakers in America: Complete Season 2 (Food Network)
- Worst Cooks in America: Complete Season 17 (Food Network)
- Grown-ish: Season 3B Premiere (Freeform)
- Terra Willy (2020)
- Derek Delgaudio’s In & Of Itself: Film Special Premiere (Hulu Original)
Derek Delgaudio’s In & Of Itself is a new kind of lyric poem. It tells the story of a man fighting to see through the illusion of his own identity, only to discover that identity itself is an illusion. An intimate and powerful exploration of what it means to be and be seen, the film chronicles Derek DelGaudio’s attempt to answer one deceptively simple question, “Who am I?” His personal journey expands to a collective experience that forces us to confront the boundaries of our own identities.
- The Sister: Complete Season 1 (Hulu Original)
How far would you go to keep a secret? One rainy evening, Nathan (Russell Tovey) is surprised by an unwelcome face from the past. Nathan has never been able to forget the worst night of his life: a party that led to the sudden, shocking death of a young woman. Only he and Bob (Bertie Carvel), an eccentric old acquaintance, know what really happened… and they’ve resolved to keep it that way. But years later, Bob appears at Nathan’s door with terrifying news that threatens to tear Nathan’s world apart. Because Nathan has his own secrets now. Secrets that could destroy everything he has desperately fought to build for himself and his family. The four-part series is written by Neil Cross and is inspired by the novel Burial, also written by Neil Cross (Luther, Hard Sun, Mama).
- Mixed-Ish: Season 2 Premiere (ABC)
- The Haves and Have Nots: Complete Season 7B (OWN)
- Jann: Complete Seasons 1 & 2 (Distribution 360)
In Jann, Jann Arden plays a fictionalized, self-deprecating version of herself: a singer-songwriter of a “certain age” in severe denial of the harsh reality that her former music career is slowly (okay, rapidly) fading away. But it’s not just Jann’s career that’s on life support – she’s newly single (don’t remind her), her sister may disown her, and her mother may be showing early signs of memory loss. Jann’s personal life is in shambles and she’s convinced that the cure-all is to enlist a new manager to help rebrand her image. Filled with plenty of LOL moments, she embarks on a quest to return to greatness and go viral but instead gets tangled in the pressures of her ‘real’ life. Jann is at the crossroads between who she was and who she wants to be. Can Jann stage a comeback, reclaim fame…and be there for the people who love her?
Let’s Hear From You
What’s on your watch list for January? We want to hear what you are enjoying (and not enjoying) on Disney’s streaming platforms.
Happy New Year everyone!