Carl Fredricksen (Ed Asner), a 78-year-old balloon salesman, is about to fulfill a lifelong dream. Tying thousands of balloons to his house, he flies away to the South American wilderness. But curmudgeonly Carl's worst nightmare comes true when he discovers a little boy named Russell is a stowaway aboard the balloon-powered house. [more inside]
Remy (Patton Oswalt), a resident of Paris, appreciates good food and has quite a sophisticated palate. He would love to become a chef so he can create and enjoy culinary masterpieces to his heart's delight. The only problem is, Remy is a rat. When he winds up in the sewer beneath one of Paris' finest restaurants, the rodent gourmet finds himself ideally placed to realize his dream. [more inside]
"Decades since their successful television series was canceled, Chip has succumbed to a life of suburban domesticity as an insurance salesman. Dale, meanwhile, has had CGI surgery and works the nostalgia convention circuit, desperate to relive his glory days. When a former cast mate mysteriously disappears, Chip and Dale must repair their broken friendship and take on their Rescue Rangers detective personas once again to save their friend's life." [more inside]
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Tickets Season 9, Ep 4
This week (well, two weeks ago): Russias continuing invasion of Ukraine. In the US, the furor over Florida's "Don't Say Gay" bill targeting educators, and Disney's contributions to state legislators who support it. And Now: Jim Cramer Presents Grounds For Divorce (expressing many times his wife's love for Wendy's Baconator hamburger). Main story: the market for event tickets, and the many ways it screws over ticket buyers, from the huge market share and hidden fees of Ticketmaster, to the resale market that allows people to buy up huge numbers of tickets and then, in possession of a near-monopoly, flipping those to fans at a large upcharge. On YouTube (20 minutes).
A 13-year-old girl named Mei Lee turns into a giant red panda whenever she gets too excited. (IMDB)
The tale of an extraordinary family, the Madrigals, who live hidden in the mountains of Colombia, in a magical house, in a vibrant town, in a wondrous, charmed place called an Encanto. The magic of the Encanto has blessed every child in the family with a unique gift from super strength to the power to heal every child except one, Mirabel. But when she discovers that the magic surrounding the Encanto is in danger, Mirabel decides that she, the only ordinary Madrigal, might just be her exceptional family's last hope.
On Halloween night, Gonzo and Pepe ditch Kermit’s annual Halloween party to instead spend a night in the Haunted Mansion of Disney Park fame [more inside]
Doctor Strange tries a new diet.
What If...?: …the World Lost Its Mightiest Heroes? Season 1, Ep 3
Nick Fury struggles to launch The Avengers when candidates are targeted by a serial killer. [more inside]
What If...?: … Captain Carter Were the First Avenger? Season 1, Ep 1
When Steve Rogers is seriously injured, Peggy Carter becomes the world's first super soldier. [more inside]
The Owl House: Hunting Palismen Season 2, Ep 6
It's Palisman Pairing Day at Hexside, but Luz doesn't match with a Palisman of her own and soon finds herself on an unexpected journey with a foe. [more inside]
The Owl House: Through the Looking Glass Ruins Season 2, Ep 5
Gus tries to impress a group of cool kids from Glandus High, while Luz and Amity journey into the most dangerous section of the library. [more inside]
The Owl House: Keeping Up A-fear-ances Season 2, Ep 4
Eda gets an unwelcome visit from a family member who puts a strain on everyone in the Owl House. [more inside]
Monsters at Work: Meet Mift Season 1, Ep 2
Tylor is initiated into the Monsters, Inc. Facilities Team.
Monsters at Work: Welcome to Monsters, Incorporated Season 1, Ep 1
A Monsters, Inc. series set 6 months after the Monsters, Inc. film about the monsters getting their energy from children's laughs instead of their screams. Tylor Tuskmon arrives at Monsters, Inc. to be a Scarer, but learns scaring is out and laughter is in.
The Owl House: Echoes of the Past Season 2, Ep 3
King's delusions of grandeur lead Luz, Lilith and Hooty to a dangerous new island. [more inside]
Loki: Lamentis Season 1, Ep 3
Loki finds out The Variant's plans, but he has his own that will forever alter both their destinies. [more inside]
The Owl House: Escaping Expulsion Season 2, Ep 2
When Amity's parents get Luz, Willow and Gus expelled from Hexside, Luz strikes a dangerous deal with them to get back into school. [more inside]
The Owl House: Separate Tides Season 2, Ep 1
In the aftermath of the Petrification Ceremony, the portal to Earth is gone, stranding Luz in the Boiling Isles and removing Eda's primary revenue stream. Luz feels guilty about Eda losing her powers, so she sets sail in search of a lucrative bounty to help the Owl House. [more inside]
Loki: The Variant Season 1, Ep 2
Mobius puts Loki to work, but not everyone at TVA is thrilled about the God of Mischief's presence. [more inside]
Loki: Glorious Purpose Season 1, Ep 1
Endgame time travel shenanigans left a dangling thread in the form of a spare Loki. The Time Variance Authority finds that trimming that thread is more complicated than expected, and the spare Loki finds out there's such a thing as the Time Variance Authority. [more inside]
In 1970s London amidst the punk rock revolution, a young grifter named Estella is determined to make a name for herself with her designs. She befriends a pair of young thieves who appreciate her appetite for mischief, and together they are able to build a life for themselves on the London streets. One day, Estella's flair for fashion catches the eye of the Baroness von Hellman, a fashion legend who is devastatingly chic and terrifyingly haute. But their relationship sets in motion a course of events and revelations that will cause Estella to embrace her wicked side and become the raucous, fashionable and revenge-bent Cruella. [more inside]
In a realm known as Kumandra, a warrior named Raya is determined to find the last dragon and defeat the mysterious Druun.
Pixar Popcorn: Full Season 1 Season 1, Ep 0
Grab a quick snack with Pixar Popcorn, a collection of mini shorts (under two minutes each) starring some of your favorite Pixar characters in all-new, bite size stories.
Visual album from Beyoncé inspired by 'The Lion King', a young African king is cast out from his family into an unforgiving world. He subsequently undergoes a journey "through betrayal, love and self-identity" to reclaim his throne, utilizing the guidance of his ancestors and childhood love. The story is told through the voices of present-day Black people. [more inside]
I just finished watching Hamilton which is exclusively on Disney+. I'd like to discuss the production with other people, but its presence on a paywalled streaming service is, well, a barrier to entry. What is our protocol for discussing media when its behind this kind of gate?
Set in a suburban fantasy world, two teenage elf brothers embark on a quest to discover if there is still magic out there.
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Sheriffs Season 7, Ep 4
This week's main story is on US sheriffs, how they often have huge amounts of power on a local level, and how many of them are ridiculous. Rob Corddry appears playing "Sheriff Scott Wilkerson," who in his words, "has never met a frog he didn't kill." [more inside]
The Owl House: A Lying Witch and a Warden Season 1, Ep 1
Luz, a girl who loves fantasy, is forced by her mother Camilia to go to Reality Check Camp to quell her bizarre fascinations following three different incidents at school. She goes somewhere else instead. [more inside]
The story of the sled dog, Togo, who led the 1925 serum run, but was considered by most to be too small and weak to lead such an intense race.
Star vs. The Forces of Evil: Mewberty / Pixtopia Season 1, Ep 6
Star becomes boy-crazy. Marco works in the Shard Mines. [more inside]
The Diazes visit Mewni and Star crashes a party. [more inside]
Star vs. The Forces of Evil: Cheer Up, Star / Quest Buy Season 1, Ep 4
Marco cheers up Star and the wand needs a new charger. [more inside]
Marco's arm turns into a tentacle and Star is jealous. [more inside]
Star vs. The Forces of Evil: Matchmaker / School Spirit Season 1, Ep 2
Star turns a teacher into a troll and protects a team. [more inside]
Star is sent to Earth and her best friend visits. [more inside]
The love story between a pampered Cocker Spaniel named Lady and a streetwise mongrel named Tramp. Lady finds herself out on the street after her owners have a baby and is saved from a pack by Tramp, who tries to show her to live her life footloose and collar-free. A live action version of the Disney classic made for the new Disney+ service.
The Mandalorian: Chapter 1 Season 1, Ep 1
A Mandalorian bounty hunter tracks a target for a well-paying client
Following up on this post on the blue (now closed, otherwise I'd put it there), Sony and Disney/Marvel have cut a deal to keep Spider-Man (Tom Holland) in the MCU. [more inside]
When a litter of Dalmatian puppies are abducted by the minions of Cruella de Vil, the parents must find them before she uses them for a diabolical fashion statement. [more inside]
When a new toy called "Forky" joins Woody and the gang, a road trip alongside old and new friends reveals how big the world can be for a toy.
A kindhearted street urchin and a power-hungry Grand Vizier vie for a magic lamp that has the power to make their deepest wishes come true. (IMDB)
Does anyone watch it or would be willing to comment on a FF post? It's a Disney/Disney XD show that's also available on Amazon Prime. If you like the emotional relationships of Steven Universe, wished that Game of Thrones was more female-positive, or generally like Magical Girl anime, you'd probably like this show! [more inside]
After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War (2018), the universe is in ruins. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers assemble once more in order to undo Thanos' actions and restore order to the universe. This is it, people.
Decades after her original visit, the magical nanny returns to help the Banks siblings and Michael's children through a difficult time in their lives. [more inside]
A video game villain wants to be a hero and sets out to fulfill his dream, but his quest brings havoc to the whole arcade where he lives. [more inside]
A Hawaiian girl adopts an unusual pet who is actually a notorious extra-terrestrial fugitive. [more inside]
Lewis is a brilliant inventor who meets mysterious stranger named Wilbur Robinson, whisking Lewis away in a time machine and together they team up to track down Bowler Hat Guy in a showdown that ends with an unexpected twist of fate. [more inside]
Emperor Kuzco is turned into a llama by his ex-administrator Yzma, and must now regain his throne with the help of Pacha, the gentle llama herder. [more inside]
DuckTales: Woo-oo! Season 1, Ep 1
This is the DuckTales reboot, hotly anticipated since that viral video featuring its all-star cast singing the main theme. The first episodes is a gripping, whirlwind, hour-long introduction into the major players within the DuckTales mythos and the intricate network of politics, loyalty, lies, and love underpinning the sprawling city of Duckburg. [more inside]
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