Disney Plus Day 2022 announcements: The celebration kicks off with the streaming premiere of ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’; surprise BTS


LOS ANGELES– Disney+ makes dreams come true for the second annual Disney+ Day!

For those unfamiliar, Disney+ Day is a celebration of the streaming service, and with it comes a host of content that has been created and has become available for subscribers’ viewing pleasure – in addition to special promotions, benefits for subscribers and much more. .

Expect many surprise announcements throughout the day! Fans discovered early Thursday morning that “BTS: Permission to Dance On Stage – LA,” a film featuring the group’s live performances at SoFi Stadium in late 2021, is now available to stream. Disney+ also announced that the Star Wars series “Andor” will be released on September 21 with a three-episode premiere, but fans can now preview the series now.

Planned content drops include the streaming premiere of Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Love and Thunder” and the release of new live-action “Pinocchio” and more from all of The Walt Disney Co.’s flagship brands, including Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars and National Geographic.

This year’s Disney+ Day leads into D23 Expo: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event, in Anaheim, Calif., Friday through Sunday.

Subscribers can head to Disney+ now to enjoy all the new content.

And for a limited time only, recurring subscribers can get a month of Disney+ for $1.99 here. Offer ends September 19 and conditions apply.

Disney+ Day 2022 Announcements

“BTS: Permission to dance on stage – LA”, currently being broadcast

Dancing with the Stars season 31 cast revealed

Premiere in three episodes of “Andor” on September 21 and preview of “GMA”

Other big content drops on the streaming service for Disney+ Day 2022

“Thor: Love and Thunder” by Marvel Studios: Directed by Taika Waititi, “Thor: Love and Thunder” finds the God of Thunder (Chris Hemsworth) on an unprecedented journey – a quest for inner peace. Also starring Tessa Thompson, Natalie Portman and Christian Bale, the film follows Thor’s harrowing cosmic journey to uncover the mystery of the God Butcher, who seeks the extinction of the gods.

“Pinocchio”: Academy-Award winner Robert Zemeckis directs this live-action retelling of the beloved story of a wooden puppet who embarks on a thrilling adventure to become a real boy. Tom Hanks stars as Geppetto, the woodcarver who builds and treats Pinocchio (Benjamin Evan Ainsworth) as if he were his own son. Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Jiminy Cricket, who serves as Pinocchio’s guide as well as his “conscience”; Oscar-nominated Cynthia Erivo is the Blue Fairy; Keegan-Michael Key as “Honest” John; Oscar nominee Lorraine Bracco is Sofia the Seagull, a new character, and Luke Evans is the coachman.

“Cars on the Road”: Pixar Animation Studios returns to the world of “Cars” with the brand new original series “Cars on the Road”. The episodes follow Lightning McQueen (voiced by Owen Wilson) and his best friend Mater (voiced by Larry the Cable Guy) as they head east from Radiator Springs on a cross-country road trip to meet Mate’s sister. Along the way, each stop is its own adventure, with outlandish roadside attractions and colorful new characters.

“Obi-Wan Kenobi: Return of a Jedi”: Featuring all-new behind-the-scenes footage, colorful personal stories and meaningful moments, “Obi-Wan Kenobi: Return of a Jedi” features the making of Lucasfilm’s original limited series for Disney+, “Obi-Wan Kenobi” . This insightful documentary explores the return of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker to the screen – and Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen in their respective roles. Director Deborah Chow, cast, and crew reflect on their journey to tell a new story with Obi-Wan Kenobi, Darth Vader, and Princess Leia, while introducing new heroes and villains to the saga along the way.

“Epic Adventures with Bertie Gregory”: The face of a new generation of ambitious adventurers and natural history filmmakers, 29-year-old National Geographic explorer Bertie Gregory takes viewers on epic and biting journeys that push into the most spectacular corners and the most secret parts of our wild world. Armed with cutting-edge cinematic technology, National Geographic’s Disney+ Original Series breaks the mold of traditional natural history programming by telling extraordinary, real-life animal stories and taking viewers with it through every moment of the action.

“Dancing with the Stars: The Pros’ Most Memorable Dances”: This special is a look back at the 20 most memorable dances from the 30 seasons of “Dancing with the Stars”, chosen by the Pro-Dancers. Hosted by Derek Hough, Kym Johnson, Cheryl Burke and Brandon Armstrong, we’ll see them count down to their most unforgettable performance. This all leads into Season 31, which airs live only on Disney+.

“Frozen Sing-Along and “Frozen 2 Sing-Along”: Disney+ will release new Sing-Along versions of “Frozen” and “Frozen 2”. When subscribers watch the Sing-Along version of these films, they will be able to fully immerse themselves in the music with the lyrics on screen. Sing-Along versions of other fan favorites including “Moana” and “The Little Mermaid” are now available to stream.

“Growing up”: Created by Brie Larson and Culture House, “Growing Up” is an innovative hybrid documentary series that explores the challenges, triumphs and complexities of adolescence through ten gripping coming-of-age stories. The series uses narrative, experimental and documentary filmmaking to follow a cast individual, aged 18-22, as he tells his story.

Marvel Studios’ “She-Hulk: Lawyer” (episode 4): Marvel’s new series drops another episode on Disney+ Day. The series centers on the life of lawyer Jennifer Walters, who must learn to navigate her new life after an accident suddenly grants her powers she had never known before.

“Assembled: The Making of Thor: Love and Thunder” by Marvel Studios: Sit down with Taika Waititi, Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Christian Bale and Tessa Thompson, and divulge the secrets behind the creation of “Thor: Love and Thunder”. Through in-depth interviews with cast and crew, as well as raw, never-before-seen footage from set and beyond, “Assembled” lifts the curtain on God of Thunder’s fourth feature film.

“Remember”: Where do ideas come from? And where do they go when they are forgotten? These central questions come to life in “Remembering,” an original short from Emmy-winning director Elijah Allan-Blitz, starring Oscar-winning actress Brie Larson. With a first augmented reality companion app, where the AR experience is triggered by the film’s moving image, select Disney+ subscribers in the US can interact with the story by scanning the TV to expand the world of imagination into their living room.

“Welcome to the Club”: A new short film from “The Simpsons”: Eager to become a princess, Lisa Simpson is surprised to learn that being mean could be more fun.

“Tierra Incognita”: “Tierra Incógnita” follows Eric Dalaras, a teenager who discovers a hair-raising world while searching for the truth behind the mysterious disappearance of his parents. Raised by his maternal grandparents, Eric decides to run away from home and return to the town of his childhood to find answers where his parents were last seen: horror theme park Tierra Incognita.

Follow the latest Disney+ Day announcements throughout the day Thursday, and don’t miss “On The Red Carpet at D23 Expo” for a full look at the biggest Disney fan event in the world! Check your local listings.

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