PROMOTION: Streaming Now On Disney+: The Stories You’d Expect + Stories You Wouldn’t


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Whether you’re in thrall to a galaxy far, far away, go deep into the comic-book mythology of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, or love finding a whole new world in animated classics, you’ll know that Disney+ is the ultimate destination for all your favourite stories. It’s a streaming service packed with blockbusters from the worlds of Marvel and Star Wars – from Avengers: Endgame to Star Wars: The Force Awakens – sitting alongside fun-filled family adventure flicks, legendary series like The Simpsons, and some of the greatest animated films of all time from Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar.

But there’s plenty more to dig into on Disney+ too. As well as the stories you’d expect, there are also stories you wouldn't – from gripping streaming series, to must-see documentaries, and thought-provoking films for grown-ups.

Take a look at the familiar favourites and unexpected delights streaming right now.

Brave new worlds

Stories you expect: Marvel Studios' Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings

Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings

Enter into a whole new world within the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Shang-Chi – an Asian-American parking valet who’s been running away from his true identity as the son of immortal crime-lord Wenwu. When he’s chased down by dangerous assassins, it’s clear Shang-Chi is harbouring some serious martial arts mastery – and his adventure will take him to the mythical kingdom of Ta Lo to face his destiny.

Now streaming on Disney+

…and stories you wouldn't: The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead: Season 11

The ultimate zombie saga is about to come to a close after 12 years – and the final episodes will be arriving exclusively on Disney+. Can our surviving heroes make it to the end of the iconic horror drama in one piece, and keep the society they’ve slowly rebuild intact? Find out when the final run of episodes begins this February.

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The magic of music

Stories you expect: Pixar's Soul

7. Soul

Every film from Pixar legend Pete Docter promises something special – and Soul is no different, an existential jazz odyssey about life, death, music and everything in between. Jamie Foxx voices pianist Joe Gardner, whose soul is flung from his body after a shocking accident – and who comes to see the true meaning of his existence when he’s no longer able to live it.

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…and stories you wouldn't: The Beatles: Get Back

Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney, John Lennon and George Harrison on the roof of the Apple building, London, January 30, 1969

From director Peter Jackson, take an epic journey into the final days of The Beatles with hours and hours of brand new, uncovered footage, lovingly restored from the studio sessions for legendary album Let It Be. Told in three feature-length instalments, it charts a tumultuous time for the band, but also captures them in their natural environment, writing some of the greatest songs ever made from scratch, and culminating in that final rooftop gig.

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Uncovering the truth

Stories you expect: Disney's Encanto


The latest animated classic from Walt Disney Animation Studios is a Colombia-set family fantasy with songs from Lin-Manuel Miranda. The magical Madrigal family live in an enchanted house, which grants them each a special ability – except Mirabel, who begins seeing premonitions that their magic may be fading. Her journey to find out why takes her into the hidden secrets of her family, and of their living, breathing home. Beautiful, breathtaking, and full of bangers.

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…and stories you wouldn't: Only Murders In The Building

Only Murders In The Building

From comedy legends Steve Martin and Martin Short comes a comedy-drama whodunnit, packed with humour, and with a mystery that’ll really get its hooks into you. The pair play older residents of luxury New York apartment building The Arconia, who team up with a fellow tenant (played by Selena Gomez) to solve the mysterious death of a neighbour in the block – interrogating the other inhabitants and turning the whole thing into a true-crime podcast. If you loved Knives Out, this one’s for you.

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Into the unknown

Stories you expect: Marvel Studios' Eternals


Oscar-winning filmmaker Chloé Zhao brings a whole new vision to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Eternals is a thought-provoking fantasy set over 7000 years, in which ten cosmic beings are sent to Earth to fight the monstrous Deviants, and end up influencing the course of human history. It has all the super-powered action you expect from Marvel – but with a distinct identity all its own.

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…and stories you wouldn't: Nomadland

Nomadland hero image

Before she made Eternals, Zhao swept awards season with Nomadland – a beautiful, meditative drama about Fern (Frances McDormand), who loses everything in America’s financial crash and takes on a nomadic lifestyle. Shot in Zhao’s quasi-documentary style – filmed on location, with a cast of mostly non-actors and real-life nomads – it’s full of breath-taking natural landscapes and emotional human stories.

Now streaming on Disney+

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