With Disney+ Streaming Service launching later this year, we are starting to learn lots of exciting news! Today, it was announced that there would be new nonfiction projects coming to the platform. We’re excited to dive into the details and see everything that will be launching in the upcoming years!
Marvel 616 (working title), will be a documentary series that explores Marvel’s rich history of stories. The series comes from Supper Club, the independent production company founded by David Gelb (Chef’s Table, Jiro Dreams of Sushi), Brian McGinn (Chef’s Table, Amanda Knox), and Jason Sterman (13th, Five Came Back), who have entered into an exclusive deal to create original-concept nonfiction programming for Disney+.
Supper Club will also bring us Earthkeepers, a cinematic documentary series. Each episode will focus on a conservationist and the animals they are dedicating their lives to. The series will bring the importance of the work being done in the animal kingdom into family homes!
Be Our Chef
Ever wanted an opportunity to make a dish for the Disney parks? Be Our Chef will give you just that! In each episode, two families will face off in a cooking competition at Walt Disney World. The families will be challenged to create a dish that represents their family with a Disney twist. The winner’s magical food creation will become a signature dish or treat served at Walt Disney World.
Cinema Relics: Iconic Art of the Movies(working title)
Get a look into some of your favorite movies! This series will take you behind the scenes of beloved films—including Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Mary Poppins, The Muppet Movie, Tron, and Who Framed Roger Rabbit—through the props and costumes that made them unique. Get a chance to hear directly from the people who created it, hosted by film historian/collector Dan Lanigan.
It’s time to get out of your seat and start dancing! Encore! —executive produced by Kristen Bell (Frozen)—will bring together former castmates of a high school musical, tasking them with re-creating their original performance in a high school reunion like no other. While the reunion may seem unlikely, Broadway talent will step in to create standing-ovation-worthy performances of beloved musicals such as The Sound of Music, Beauty and the Beast, Annie, and more.
Marvel’s Hero Project
Even in the Marvel Universe, not all heroes wear capes, and this new series spotlights real-life heroes who are making remarkable, positive changes in their own communities. These inspiring kids have dedicated their lives to selfless acts of bravery and kindness, and now, Marvel celebrates them as the true Super Heroes they are.
Every episode of (Re)Connect focuses on one family with a modern-day, relatable issue that’s driving a wedge between them. Issues range from workaholic parents, overly competitive siblings, technology addiction, or a family secret that has recently been revealed. All of these families have reached a breaking point, and it’s time for them to disconnect from their busy lives, devices, and outside influences in order to address their issues head-on. With the help of a specialized expert, each family will go on a unique journey that organically ties to the issues they are facing in order to confront the family’s dilemma. Can they finally come together as a family to overcome their obstacles… and reconnect? Real-life husband and wife Mark Consuelos and Kelly Ripa are among the producers of this compelling new series.
Bob Woodruff and his 27-year-old son, Mack, take fans to all the places the average tourist wouldn’t typically visit—frequently overlooked (and even misunderstood) destinations whose hidden corners surprise, amaze, and inspire. It’s the family vacation most of us are unlikely to take—but now is our chance to venture to these amazing locales from our own homes!
Shop Class (working title)
Youthful ingenuity is on display in this new competition series that features teams of inventive students tasked with designing, building, and testing new contraptions to vie for the title of Shop Class Champs. In each episode, they’ll present their work to a panel of experts who will rate their projects based on engineering, design, and the final test of the build.
Untitled Walt Disney Imagineering Documentary Series
A Disney fan’s dream, this documentary series looks at the more than 65-year history of Walt Disney Imagineering through parallel storylines focused on the people, the craft, and the business. Oscar®- and Emmy®-nominated director and producer Leslie Iwerks is the creator of the series that will feature exclusive interviews and never-before-seen footage from Disney parks around the globe.