We got some pretty awesome Disney Plus Originals by the end of last year, such as the exciting Hawkeye series and the beautiful Encanto animated movie that won a Golden Globe, and they have even more in store for us this year, as a huge selection of original Disney movies and series are set to land on the streaming platform. We know there are going to be a lot of Marvel and Star Wars series and also lots of new Disney and National Geographic content slated for 2022 on Disney Plus.
It's pretty early to say for sure if this is the final list since more original programming may be added throughout the year, but right now, we know of 17 signed by Disney, five Marvel productions, four under the Star Wars umbrella, three by National Geographic, and also seven new titles through Disney's Star. Let's see the list of Disney Plus originals coming in 2022 to look forward to that we know will enchant us - both movies and series.
The Disenchanted movie is a sequel to the hit film Enchanted starring Amy Adams and Patrick Dempsey that came out in 2007. There, a fairytale princess was cursed by an evil witch queen and cast to the real world's modern-day Manhattan, where a cynical Manhattan divorce attorney who did not believe in true love or happily-ever-after started to fall in love with her and doubt his previous beliefs. Disenchanted will stream exclusively on Disney Plus, and right now, we know it will land on the platform sometime this fall.
Hocus Pocus 2
Disney's Halloween cult classic that was launched in 1993 is set to get a sequel, Hocus Pocus 2, where we'll enjoy our favorite witches again. Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy will reprise their roles and again portray the Sanderson Sisters in what we expect to be a lovely comedy. The movie will premiere on Disney Plus sometime in fall 2022 and will be available exclusively on this platform since it's an original production.
Did you miss this 2016 Walt Disney Animation Studios production? Well, you'll have the chance to see the huge metropolis called Zootopia again, where predators and prey live together in apparent harmony - this time through a new series of shorts called Zootopia+. Hopefully, some of the movie characters will return, and we'll also meet new ones since this is a massive world that has a lot of stories left to explore. We do not have a launch date, but it will be available in 2022 exclusively on Disney Plus.
Among the surprises that Disney brings this year, there's another old story put in a fresh approach, in the form of a new original series called Willow. The action is set decades after the 1988 movie, and we'll see Warwick Davis reprise his role as the great sorcerer and farmer Willow Ufgood. Tony Revolori, Ruby Cruz, Erin Kellyman, Ellie Bamber, Amar Chadha Patel, and Dempsey Bryk are also included in the cast. Right now, we only know it's slated to run exclusively on Disney Plus starting 2022.
This new Pinocchio version inspired by Disney's animated classic combines live-action and visual effects. It stars Tom Hanks as Geppetto and Luke Evans as The Coachman, and the voices of Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Jiminy Cricket, Keegan-Michael Key, and Lorraine Bracco. Pinocchio premieres on Disney Plus this fall and will be exclusive to the platform.
The Spiderwick Chronicles
Paramount and 20th Century's The Spiderwick Chronicles series is based on the beloved best-selling books in a modern coming-of-age and fantasy adventure story. The Grace family (Jared, Simon, Mallory, and their mother Helen) move into the run-down Spiderwick Estate and get pulled into a secret and occasionally dangerous world populated by faeries and other fantastic creatures. There's no information on the exact launch date besides that it'll land on Disney Plus later this year.
High School Musical: The Musical: The Series - Season 3
High School Musical: The Musical: The Series - Season 3 is coming to Disney Plus in 2022, as per Disney's recent announcement. "Love is an open door" the visual reads, and Season 3 will go outside the halls of East High, to the great outdoors, as the characters go to sleepaway camp for a summer of campfires, romances, and curfew-free nights. A possible Frozen performance was also teased. There's no release date for this year's new season.
Sneakerella (May 13)
Lace-up and dream big with the Disney original movie called Sneakerella, a musical comedy film - inspired by the classic Cinderella, as you guessed. This gender-flipped take on the story is set in the avant-garde street-sneaker subculture of New York City and stars Chosen Jacobs and Lexi Underwood. The movie was supposed to premiere on Disney Plus in February, but it was pushed to May 13, 2022, exclusive to the streaming platform.
The Ice Age Adventures of Buck Wild (January 28)
Ice Age delivers an all-new movie with Adventures of Buck Wild. In this movie, Simon Pegg is back as Buck, your favorite one-eyed, dinosaur-hunting weasel. He now goes on a prehistoric mission to save the Lost World from dinosaur domination together with Crash, Eddie, and a few new friends they make. The animation premiers on January 28, 2022, on Disney+ and in March in Europe, Asia, and the Pacific regions.
Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
Disney will deliver a new animated film based on the second title in the best-selling book series. As "Wimpy kid" Greg starts seventh grade, his parents attempt to make him and his brother Rodrick bond as they constantly fight, and Rodrick torments his little brother. If it sounds familiar, it's because there's also a live-action 2008 movie with the same name on the Disney Plus platform that you can watch. We don't have an exact date for this launch either.
Cheaper by the Dozen (March 18)
If you loved the 2003 hit family comedy Cheaper by the Dozen, you have every reason to rejoice as 20th Century will soon launch a reimagined story of two protagonists (Gabrielle Union and Zach Braff) who live with their blended family and manage a family business in New Jersey. The new production will land on the Disney Plus streaming platform on March 18, 2022.
Chip 'n' Dale Rescue Rangers (May 20)
This is an adaptation of the popular 1980s animated classic. This brand new Chip 'n' Dale Rescue Rangers is a live-action and CGI hybrid directed by Akiva Schaffer and starring John Mulaney and Andy Samberg in the title roles. We'll also have Seth Rogen in a cameo appearance, but right now, this is all the information we have besides the fact that it will land on the Disney Plus platform on May 20 this year.
Better Nate Than Ever
If you're a High School Musical fan, you'll love this comedy based on the book by Tim Federle. Joshua Bassett plays 13-year-old Nate Foster, an unpopular Midwestern kid who vividly fantasizes about becoming a big Broadway musical star. However, he can't even get a decent role in his middle school's drama productions in the meantime, getting cast as a tree instead of the lead role he wants. Better Nate Than Ever will premiere on Disney Plus in Spring 2022.
The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder (February 23)
The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder is a continuation of the acclaimed 2000s series. The story follows the adventures and misadventures of 14-year-old Penny Proud and her family, as mom Trudy gets a new career and dad Oscar has wilder dreams. The new The Proud Family animated series will land on the Disney Plus platform as soon as February 23, 2022.
Baymax (June 29)
Everyone's favorite healthcare bot now has his own dedicated new Disney Plus original series. Baymax is set in the fantastical city of San Fransokyo and is created by the Oscar-winning director of Big Hero 6. It is also Walt Disney Animation Studios' first-ever animated series. We will be able to stream it exclusively on Disney Plus this summer.
Rise is a new Disney original movie based on the triumphant real-life story about the remarkable family behind the NBA champions Giannis and Thanasis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Laker Kostas Antetokounmpo, and also their younger brother Alex. The Antetokounmpo story mixes Nigerian heritage, Greek nationality, and extraordinary athletic ability, and we will see it land on Disney Plus sometime this year.
Turning Red (March 11)
Turning Red is a coming-of-age comedy animation where Mei Lee, a 13-year-old kid, suddenly "poofs" into a giant red panda when she gets too excited. It was intended to be released theatrically worldwide. However, that changed due to the pandemic, so it will be made available on Disney+ and theatrically in countries without the streaming service. This new Disney Plus and PIXAR original movie will land on the platform on March 11.
Cars on the Road
Pixar's upcoming Cars series called Cars on the Road is based on Disney & Pixar's 2006 animated film of the same name. Owen Wilson will return as Lightning McQueen and Larry the Cable Guy as Mater, and we'll see the characters go on a cross-country road trip. We also know that Dusty Crophopper, Ned, Zed, Leadbotttom, and El Chupacabra from the Planes films will all make an appearance in the series, and Dane Cook, Gabriel Iglesias, Cedric The Entertainer, and Carlos Alazraqui will reprise their roles. It will land on the Disney Plus streaming platform this fall.
Moon Knight (March 30)
This is one of the most anticipated Disney Plus originals. This action-adventure series follows a former U.S. marine who turns into a complex vigilante called Moon Knight (Oscar Isaac) as he is granted the powers of an Egyptian moon god. However, since he suffers from dissociative identity disorder, we get to see the multiple identities who live inside him are distinct characters who appear against a backdrop of Egyptian iconography. Directed by Mohamed Diab, the new Marvel series will premiere on Disney Plus on March 30, 2022.
A 16-year-old Pakistani-American growing up in Jersey City named Kamala Khan is a great student, an avid gamer, and a voracious fan-fiction scribe. She has a special affinity for superheroes, particularly Captain Marvel. As she tries to fit in and discover who she is, she gets superpowers like the heroes she loves. Ms. Marvel is launching on Disney+ in the summer of 2022.
She-Hulk (August 17)
A new comedy series is added to the Disney Plus originals list, starring Tatiana Maslany as She-Hulk (Jennifer Walters, a lawyer who specializes in superhuman-oriented legal cases). This new Marvel series will include several beloved characters in the series, such as the Hulk (played by Mark Ruffalo) and the Abomination (played by Tim Roth), so Hulk fans are really excited about this. However, we do not have an exact launch date besides that it will land on Disney Plus this year.
I Am Groot
Guardians of the Galaxy's Groot is arguably one of the most loved characters, and that's especially true when we're talking about the baby form. So, I Am Groot is another of the Disney Plus originals in the form of a series of original shorts featuring everyone's favorite baby tree. I Am Groot is coming to Disney Plus this year, but we do not have an estimated launch date.
Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special
It seems like we're going to enjoy a Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special this winter holidays, written and directed by Guardians of the Galaxy veteran James Gunn. Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special is slated for Disney Plus during the 2022 holiday season, so we're going to have to wait to know more since now it's too early, but we will surely see our favorite guardians.
The Mandalorian spin-off is already here, and it premiered on December 29, 2021. The Book of Boba Fett is the newest Disney series, and it follows the notorious bounty hunter who made an appearance in The Mandalorian Season 2. He's the first Star Wars character to get his own live-action show, and you can read our dedicated article here. The series will conclude on February 9.
Obi-Wan Kenobi (May 25)
This is another one of the Disney Plus originals that got everyone excited since it was announced that Hayden Christensen will reprise his iconic role as the infamous Anakin Skywalker / Darth Vader and Ewan McGregor in the iconic role of Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi. As we expected, the story begins 10 years after the dramatic events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith. This new Star Wars special event series will land on Disney Plus this year on May 25.
The animated series follows the elite and experimental clones of the Bad Batch (a unique squad of clones that we met in The Clone Wars who vary genetically from their Clone Army brothers) as they find their way in the immediate aftermath of the Clone War. The Bad Batch Season 2 is slated for Disney Plus later this year, and since the premiere date for the first season was in May, we could expect this year's launch to be around the same date.
Andor is a new Star Wars series where Diego Luna will reprise the role of rebel spy Cassian Andor from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Moreover, we will get to see a fantastic new cast that includes Stellan Skarsgard, Adria Arjona, Fiona Shaw, Denise Gough, Kyle Soller, and Genevieve O'Reilly as Mon Mothma. This tense spy thriller series is set to arrive on Disney Plus in 2022.
This is the next of the Disney Plus originals with the National Geographic label to premiere on the streaming platform after Welcome to Earth with Will Smith, launched December 8, 2021. From the award-winning producers of Planet Earth, Frozen Planet, and Disneynature films comes a new series that will present the visually spectacular areas of America - breathtaking landscapes and wildlife - that we see as timeless and show us that's not exactly the reality. America the Beautiful will soon stream on the Disney platform, but we do not have a date yet.
The World According to Jeff Goldblum - Season 2, Part 2
Jeff Goldblum is back in the second part of Season 2 of the National Geographic funny and educational series. The World According to Jeff Goldblum Season 2 will see Jeff meet a new cast of fantastic characters, from passionate fans to experts unveiling life-changing new technology, as he uncovers new secrets behind various topics. The first five episodes premiered on November 12, 2021, covering monsters, magic, dance, dogs, and fireworks. Disney announced that episodes 5-10 of Season 2 will land on January 19.
Chris Hemsworth explores the revolutionary idea of combating aging and discovering the full potential of the human body in a new original series. He will put new scientific discoveries to the test in order to see how we can live longer and stronger and push the boundaries of human potential. This new National Geographic docuseries will stream exclusively on Disney Plus in 2022, but we have no further details.
This is the list of Disney Plus originals coming to the Disney Plus streaming platform in 2022 that was announced until this moment, and we have quite a few things to look forward to. Thank you for visiting TechNadu!