Wondering what’s new this week Disney+? Our Watch Guide has you covered, with highlights including season 2 of Star Wars: The Bad Batch and Nat Geo’s Magic of Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Whatever you choose to stream, we hope it’s magical.
New exclusives – Wednesday 4 January
Star Wars: The Bad Batch – Premiere of season 2 with 2 episodes
As the new season opens, months have passed since the events of Kamino, and the Bad Batch continues its journey navigating the Empire after the fall of the Republic. They will cross paths with friends and enemies, both new and familiar, as they take on a series of exciting mercenary missions that will take them to unexpected and dangerous new places.
National Treasure: Edge of History – “Bad Romance”
Trust no one on a treasure hunt. Jess begins to wonder if this is true as she suspects that someone close to her may have leaked an important clue to Billie, but she doesn’t want to believe it. As Tasha uses her technical skills to tease out the mole, Jess realizes that the key to the next stage of the treasure hunt is locked in the Rare Books Room of the Governor’s mansion, leading Jess and her friends to plan a caper during the Governor’s Ball, where Jess’ trust in her friends will be tested.
Willow – Episode 7
An epic fantasy series with a contemporary sensibility set in an enchanted land of stunning beauty, “Willow” features a diverse international cast with Jonathan Kasdan, Ron Howard, Wendy Mericle, Kathleen Kennedy and Michelle Rejwan as executive producers. The story began with an aspiring magician from a village in Nelwyn and an infant girl destined to unite the realms, who together helped destroy an evil queen and banish the forces of darkness. Now, in a magical world where brownies, wizards, trolls and other mystical creatures flourish, the adventure continues, as an unlikely group of heroes embark on a dangerous quest to places far beyond their home, where they must face their inner demons and come together to to save their world.
New on Disney+ – Wednesday 4 January
A documentary series about people trying to make a living from the internet in the digital age.
Locked up abroad
The final 12th season of Nat Geo’s series about travelers imprisoned in other countries is now streaming.
Egypt’s Lost Treasures
The newest season, Season 4, showcases treasures from the times of Cleopatra, Ramses and Alexander the Great.
Magic of Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Season 2 of the hit series, which began as a Disney+ Original before moving to Nat Geo WILD, is now streaming on the service where it began.
Primal Survivor: Over the Andes
Hazen Audel tackles South America in this spin-off series.
All manner of illegal trade is documented in both seasons of this 2015 Nat Geo series.
New on Disney+ – Friday 6 January
Strangest bird alive
Discover the remarkable quirks of the strangest bird alive – the ostrich – through the story of a male who dances to impress a variety of females, battles potential rivals and stops at nothing to protect his brood from potential threats.
Highlights from the library
50th anniversary – School house rock!
ABC’s popular academic music video series premiered on January 6, 1973, greenlit by Michael Eisner before he became Disney’s CEO and acquired the American Broadcasting Company.
20th anniversary – You wish!
Disney Channel paired AJ Trauth off Even Stevens and Lalaine from Lizzie McGuire in this DCOM about a boy who wishes his little brother didn’t exist, starring Spencer Breslin as the missing sibling. Premiere January 10, 2003.