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Hamilton will hit Disney+ on July 3—more than 15 months before its planned theatrical release date of October 2021 – We cannot wait. #Hamilfilm

Posted by How To Kill an Hour on Thursday, 25 June 2020

Hamilton, the filmed version of the original Broadway production of Hamilton to Disney Plus! Hamilton’s an 11 time Tony Award, Grammy Award, Olivier Award and Pulitzer Prize winning stage musical! It will come to homes around the world on July 3rd!

The film is said to be a leap forward in the art of live capture. As it transports its audience into the world of Broadway in a unique way! The film combines the best elements of live theatre, film and streaming to create a cinematic stage performance. Therefore bringing a whole new way to experience Hamilton.

Quotes on Hamilton From Disney:

“No other artistic work in the last decade has had the cultural impact of ‘Hamilton’—an inspiring and captivating tale told and performed in a powerfully creative way. In light of the extraordinary challenges facing our world, this story about leadership, tenacity, hope, love and the power of people to unite against the forces of adversity is both relevant and impactful,”

“We are thrilled to bring this phenomenon to Disney+ on the eve of Independence Day, and we have the brilliant Lin-Manuel Miranda and the team behind ‘Hamilton’ to thank for allowing us to do so more than a year before planned.”Robert A. Iger, Executive Chairman of The Walt Disney Company. 

“I’m so proud of how beautifully Tommy Kail has brought ‘Hamilton’ to the screen. He’s given everyone who watches this film the best seat in the house,”

“I’m so grateful to Disney and Disney+ for reimagining and moving up our release to July 4th weekend of this year, in light of the world turning upside down.

Cont…

I’m so grateful to all the fans who asked for this, and I’m so glad that we’re able to make it happen. I’m so proud of this show. I can’t wait for you to see it.” Lin-Manuel Miranda. 

Hamilton Plot

An unforgettable cinematic stage performance, the filmed version of the original Broadway production of “Hamilton” combines the best elements of live theatre, film and streaming to bring the cultural phenomenon to homes around the world for a thrilling, once-in-a-lifetime experience. “Hamilton” is the story of America then, told by America now. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, R&B and Broadway, “Hamilton” has taken the story of American founding father Alexander Hamilton and created a revolutionary moment in theatre — a musical that has had a profound impact on culture, politics, and education. 

Cast and Crew

Filmed at The Richard Rodgers Theatre on Broadway in June of 2016, the film transports its audience into the world of the Broadway show in a uniquely intimate way. With book, music, and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda and direction by Thomas Kail, “Hamilton” is inspired by the book “Alexander Hamilton” by Ron Chernow and produced by Thomas Kail, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeffrey Seller, with Sander Jacobs and Jill Furman serving as executive producers. Filming was produced by RadicalMedia. The 11-time-Tony Award®-, GRAMMY Award®-, Olivier Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning stage musical stars: Daveed Diggs as Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson; Renée Elise Goldsberry as Angelica Schuyler; Jonathan Groff as King George; Christopher Jackson as George Washington; Jasmine Cephas Jones as Peggy Schuyler/Maria Reynolds; Lin-Manuel Miranda as Alexander Hamilton; Leslie Odom, Jr. as Aaron Burr; Okieriete Onaodowan as Hercules Mulligan/James Madison; Anthony Ramos as John Laurens/Philip Hamilton; and Phillipa Soo as Eliza Hamilton.

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Disney Plus: What’s new in June!

We’re currently loving what’s on offer from Disney on their new streaming service Disney Plus! However, there’s a bunch more stuff on the way! In the forms of both movies, series and more originals for us all to enjoy! There’s new episodes of the documentary series ‘Disney Gallery: Star Wars: The Mandalorian’ and ‘It’s a Dog’s Life with Bill Farmer’

Furthermore there’s other great shows on their way such as:

Artemis Fowl

Artemis Fowl drops this month and we’re super excited for it! The movie is based on the book by Eoin Colfer. It’s a fantasy adventure movie which follows the journey of 12 year old genius Artemis Fowl! Artemis Fowl seeks to find his father who has disappeared. The movie stars Josh Gad, Judi Dench and Ferdia Shaw. A movie which is perfect for movie night viewing!

Into the Unknown: Making Frozen 2

Frozen is among one of the most, if not the most popular animated movies of modern times. With Frozen 2 fast becoming another one of everyone’s favourite movies, Disney takes a deeper look at what makes a Frozen movie. “Into the Unknown: Making Frozen 2” is a deep dive 6 part documentary series which follows the creative team. As they face challenges and breakthroughs as they craft a hugely successful animated franchise.

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

One of the most iconic Disney villain stories continues as Maleficent and her goddaughter Aurora begin to question the tangled ties that bind them.  It stars Angelina Jolie and Michelle Pfieffer.

A.N.T Farm (S1-3)

A classic Disney Channel series will arrive on Disney Plus in June. Relive the story of Chyna Sparks and her friends Olive and Fletcher as they join the A.N.T. (Advanced Natural Talents) program.

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters

Percy is on a thrilling quest to find the magical Golden Fleece that will save his world.

Primal Survivor (S1-2)

Hazen Audel tackles some of mankind’s most rigorous journey’s through some of the world’s most trecherous territories that pushes him to his very limits in this National Geographic documentary.

Other Dates:

  • 5th June
  • Finding Atlantis
  • Genius by Stephen Hawking (S1)
  • Hostile Planet
  • Japan: Between Earth and Sky
  • Lost City of Machu Picchu
  • Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
  • Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters
  • Pixar In Real Life
  • 12th June
  • Artemis Fowl
  • Primal Survivor (S1-2)
  • Mighty Med (S1-4)
  • The Sandlot: Heading Home
  • Lost City of Machu Picchu
  • Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
  • Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters
  • Pixar In Real Life
  • 19th June
  • Big Sur: Wild California
  • Egypts Treasure Guardians
  • Toy Story of Terror!
  • Toy Story That Time Forgot
  • Unlikely Animal Friends (S3)
  • Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
  • Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters
  • Pixar In Real Life
  • 26th June
  • A.N.T Farm (S1-3)
  • Into the Unknown: Making Disney Frozen 2
  • Hostile Planet
  • Japan: Between Earth and Sky
  • Lost City of Machu Picchu
  • Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
  • Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters
  • Pixar In Real Life
  • New Episodes
  • Be Our Chef – season finale
  • Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian
  • Disney Family Sundays
  • Disney Insider
  • It’s a Dog’s Life with Bill Farmer
  • One Day at Disney (Shorts)
  • Marvel’s Hero Project
  • Pixar In Real Life

 

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Hamilton is coming to Disney Plus!

Hamilton, the filmed version of the original Broadway production of Hamitlon to Disney Plus! Hamilton’s an 11 time Tony Award, Grammy Award, Olivier Award and Pulitzer Prize winning stage musical! It will ome to homes around the world on July 3rd!

The film is said to be a leap forward in the art of live capture. As it transports its audience into the world of Broadway in a unique way! The film combines the best elements of live theatre, film and streaming to create a cinematic stage performance. Therefore bringing a whole new way to experience Hamilton.

Quotes on Hamilton From Disney:

“No other artistic work in the last decade has had the cultural impact of ‘Hamilton’—an inspiring and captivating tale told and performed in a powerfully creative way. In light of the extraordinary challenges facing our world, this story about leadership, tenacity, hope, love and the power of people to unite against the forces of adversity is both relevant and impactful,”

“We are thrilled to bring this phenomenon to Disney+ on the eve of Independence Day, and we have the brilliant Lin-Manuel Miranda and the team behind ‘Hamilton’ to thank for allowing us to do so more than a year before planned.”Robert A. Iger, Executive Chairman of The Walt Disney Company. 

“I’m so proud of how beautifully Tommy Kail has brought ‘Hamilton’ to the screen. He’s given everyone who watches this film the best seat in the house,”

“I’m so grateful to Disney and Disney+ for reimagining and moving up our release to July 4th weekend of this year, in light of the world turning upside down.

Cont…

I’m so grateful to all the fans who asked for this, and I’m so glad that we’re able to make it happen. I’m so proud of this show. I can’t wait for you to see it.” Lin-Manuel Miranda. 

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Netflix vs Disney

Netflix’s share price rose just a tad last week to make the 22year old company more valuable than Disney. While Disney has been around for almost a century. At it’s peak, Netflix’s market cap was close to touching $200BN! (data from Koyfin). Netflix Vs Disney is on!

However, those share prices have reversed slightly to see Disney retake it’s crown. Though, considering towards the end of 2019, Disney was worth almost 2x as much as Netflix. So it’s very surprising to see a shift in fortunes in a short space of time.

You could argue that it’s the coronavirus being the reason for this. Netflix recently announced that it had gained a massive 16M new subscribers over the last quarter. While Disney have had to close it’s parks and furlough thousands of workers. Even have had to push back film releases. Disney+ however seems to be doing well, even though it represents a tiny portion of Disney’s revenue’s and profits.

Netflix may come back on top, but that could all come down to how long lockdown is. Though, other platforms such as Quibi may want to take a piece of the pie….

Quibi

Launching a brand new streaming platform whilst everyone is at home during a global pandemic may be a good thing. However, for Quibi, a content provider designed for people on the go, who want a 10 minute episode whilst on the commute, it may be different.

Quibi is short for “Quick Bites” and they raised $2BN from investors before even having a single user. Therefore making it one of the msot funded startups pre-launch of all time. They’re trying to break the mold and be different, original and unique. The ability to watch your phone in landscape or portrait certainly highlights that as the content will dynamically adjust depending on how you watch.

Netflix vs Disney – Quibi Enters the fold

Quibi debuted at number 4 in the app store. But has since plummeted to outside the top 100.

Their socials aren’t great either 190K on Instagram is great, but there’s an account about an egg that has 6.7M and charts get 196K. So considering the funding, you’d expect more followers.

However, there is some good news. The apps ratings are great! More than half of the 2500 ratings are 5 stars and there’s little 1 star ratings.

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Mixcloud Live: Legal Live Streaming For DJ’s

Live Streaming in the DJ world has had a lot of interest over the past few years. While nothing has come close to the demand we’ve seen for live today, during a pandemic. A new reality has set in and there’s been plenty of cancelled events. Therefore creators and institutions are facing an extremely challenging financial future. Mixcloud LIVE is here to help that.

Mixcloud LIVE

So, as a result, Mixcloud have launched Mixcloud LIVE for all of their PRO Creators. Mixcloud LIVE is a first music focused, integrated solution to allow audio creators to live stream video and archive the audio (coming soon). Futhermore they’re able to generate income via SELECT. While this is done via a legal and licensed platform ensuring that underlying artists and songwriters who get played will get paid.

All via a legal and licensed platform ensuring the underlying artists and songwriters who get played, get paid.

Some Bugs

Mixcloud have been working hard to bring a brand new way for creators to express themselves over the last few weeks. All within the best way possible. They’ve built and released Mixcloud LOVE earlier than they’d normally do, so expect some bugs and UI flaws when using it. However, don’t worry as they will iron them out as quickly a possible.

Mixcloud LIVE has been designed to bring an interactive, fun, human experience to both creators and listeners, at a time when the world is socially distant we can feel closer than ever with music.

Start here: mixcloud.com/live/new

For help setting up, check out this article on how to go live on Mixcloud

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Episode 356 Russell Kane

Disney Plus Heads To NOW TV!

We all love Disney here at How To Kill An Hour and we also love Sky programming, well today they have enhanced their partnership. As the Disney+ app will also launch on the NOW TV platform. Those who have the NOW TV device will have the option to download the Disney Plus app. Giving NOW TV device customers the option to watch a whole host of brand new shows including The Mandalorian, High School Musical: The Musical: The SeriesThe World According to Jeff Goldblum and more.

With the arrival of the Disney+ app, customers can now enjoy Disney’s new streaming service alongside NOW TV’s slate of Sky originals, award winning box sets, blockbuster movies and favourite Kids shows. This new addition broadens the range of content available on our NOW TV devices and helps to further simplify the struggle of navigating multiple TV inputs to find what you want to watch.” Marina Storti, Managing Director, NOW TV

So, NOW TV devices customers can now download the app from the app store and simply sign in to their Disney+ account to begin watching.

Disney Plus joins the NOW TV app store alongside a range of other additions. Such as Roku Channel, Netflix, All 4, ITV Hub, YouTube and many more!

What can I watch?

  • With over 500 films, 26 exclusive original movies and series and thousands of television episodes from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic and more, Disney+ is the streaming home for some of the world’s most beloved stories
  • Also, Disney+ Originals include: The Mandalorian – the finale is fast approaching, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, and Elephant
  • Some highlights: Cool Runnings, Sister Act, all of the Avengers, X-Men, Mrs Doubtfire, Inside Out, Finding Dory and Toy Story. But as I say, there’s something in the service for all ages – children, adults, families…

Summary of product facts:

  • Seven day free trial
  • £5.99 per month, or £59.99 for 12 months (this makes it £4.99 per month) – flexible contract, you can cancel at any time
  • Stream in SD, HD or Ultra HD
  • People can have seven profiles and can select that to be a kids account and choose profile icons from a vast range
  • You can stream four streams concurrently

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Artemis Fowl

Disney+ has arrived in the UK and there’s MORE content on the way! Beginning on Friday 12th June, Disney will bring you some brand new live action content with the film ‘Artemis Fowl’.

Artemis Fowl is based on the best selling book for young adults of the same name by Eoin Colfer. The film adaptation will bring a cinema sized experience for audiences of all ages. Furthermore we are all able to experience it for the first time right from within the comfort of our own homes. Artemis Fowl is directed by legendary director/actor Kenneth Branagh and will bring viewers a fantastical epic adventure. Sprawling across beautiful landscapes and bring spectacular visual effects which will transport viewers to magical brand new worlds that they haven’t been to before.

The fantastical film will star newcomer Ferdia Shaw in the title role. Alongside a star studden cast with Lara McDonnell, Josh Gad, Tamara Smart, Nonso Anozie, Josh McGuire, Nikesh Patel and Adrian Scarborough, with Colin Farrell and Judi Dench.

Kenneth Branagh says….

 “Artemis Fowl is a true original. In challenging times, a twelve year old criminal mastermind is one heck of a travelling companion. Smart, funny, and cool as mustard, he’ll take you to new worlds, meet unforgettable characters, and mix magic with mayhem. His own family is everything to him, and (although he’d never admit it), he’d be as proud as I am that families around the world will now be able to enjoy his first amazing screen adventures together, on Disney+.” Kenneth Branagh

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The Simpsons: Maggie Simpson goes on a Playdatethe si

Disney+ have announced the Simpsons animated short film “Maggie Simpson in Playdate in Destiny”. It will begin streaming globally April 10th on Disney+. The Simpsons creator Matt Groening shared a special note on social media revealing the news:

The short begins on a day just like any other at the park for little Maggie Simpson. However when Maggie faces playground peril, a heroic young baby whisks her from danger. Stealing her heart in the process.  After a blissful first playdate, Maggie can’t wait to see her beau the next day. However things don’t go as swimmingly as she’d hope.

Will fate or Homer get in her way?

Maggie Simpson: Playdate with Destiny, was originally released in theatres before Disney, Pixar’s “Onward”. The short builds on the success of the franchises 2012 Academy Award nominated film “Maggie Simpson in ‘The Longest Daycare,’”. Which will too begin streaming later this month on Disney +.

Both the shorts will join Disney+’s extensive back catalogue of The Simpsons content of 30 seasons of the Emmy Award-winning television series.

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Disney+ Launch Day! All you need to know….

First of all, Disney+ is amazing! So, the moment we’ve all been waiting for his finally here! Disney+ has launched featuring a variety of feature length films, documentaries live action and animated series and short form content! Furthermore we also get to watch Disney’s incredible library of film and television content. Hint: It’s ALOT of content! So get watching!

So, Disney+ is available in the UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Austria, and Switzerland on March 24th, priced at £5.99/€6.99/CHF9.9 per month. While it’s £59.99/€69.99/CHF99 for an annual subscription.

While, if you’re not in those markets including Belgium, the Nordics and Portugal. Furthermore, there is no need to worry it’s said to follow up in summer 2020!

What’s available on Disney+

There’s so much available such as:

Disney+ The Past, Present, and Future of Storytelling

We’re able to watch a lot of content from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and more! You’ll get to watch content from Disney’s iconic brands, with a lot of different genres, it’s not just Kids stuff! Including Live Action, Animated Series & Shorts, Documentaries & Unscripted Series, and Original Films.

Disney+ A Best-in-Class Experience, Available Anywhere, Anytime

With Disney+ you can have 4 different screens playing at one time, download shows on up to 10 different devices. Furthermore have personalised recommendations and have up to 7 different profiles! Are you a parent? Set up a Kids Profile which hides age-appropriate content!

It’s available on a bunch of different TV Devices such as game consoles, streaming media players and Smart TV’s. If you’re in the UK you can get it on Sky + too!

Disney+

There’s over 500 films, 350 series and 26 excluisve Disney+ originals available at launch. Including season 1-30 of the Simpsons (that’s over 600 episodes!) Season 31 begins in November 2020!

Some Disney+ Content available at launch:

Documentary

  • Free Solo (Oscar Winning Documentary)

Marvel

  • Avengers: Endgame
  • Captain Marvel
  • Black Panther
  • Guardians Of The Galaxy
  • Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D (Marvel Series)
  • Marvel’s Runaways (Marvel Series)

Star Wars

  • Episodes 1 – 8. The Rise of the Skywalker will appear at a later date
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars
  • The Mandalorian (Original)

Pixar

  • Toy Story 4
  • Forky Asks A Question (Original)
  • Finding Dory
  • Lamp Life (Original Short)
  • Pixar in Real Life (Original Short) – a live-action series bringing iconic characters and moments from Pixar films into the real world.

Nat Geo

  • Jane (Nat Geo Documentary)
  • Science Fair (Nat Geo Docmentary)
  • Into the Okavango (Nat Geo Docmentary)
  • One Strange Rock (Nat Geo Series)

Disney Vault

  • Cinderella
  • Sword In the Stone
  • Little Mermaid
  • Frozen
  • Lion King (2019)

Classics Tv Series

  • Phineas and Ferb
  • Hannah Montana Series
  • Ducktales

Classic Movies

  • Mrs Doubtfire
  • Home Alone
  • Ice Age
  • Sister Act
  • Avatar

Originals

  • High School Musical: The Musical: The Series (Originals)
  • The World According To Jeff Goldblum (Nat Geo Originals)
  • Lady and the Tramp (Originals)
  • The Imagineering Story (Originals)

Mandalorian

After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, a new story emerges. “The Mandalorian” is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.

Lady and the Tramp – Disney+

In Disney+’s “Lady and the Tramp,” a timeless re-telling of the 1955 animated classic, a pampered house dog and a tough but lovable stray embark on an unexpected adventure and, despite their differences, grow closer and come to understand the value of home.

Re-Telling

In Disney+’s “Lady and the Tramp,” a timeless re-telling of the 1955 animated classic, a pampered house dog and a tough yet lovable stray embark on an unexpected adventure and, despite their differences, grow closer and come to understand the value of home. Life is good for Lady, an overachieving American Cocker Spaniel who resides in an upscale suburban neighbourhood.

Her owners, Jim Dear and Darling, spoil her daily and her neighbours, Jock, an outspoken Scottish Terrier and Trusty, a world-weary Bloodhound, are always within barking distance. Yet when a baby enters the picture, Lady is no longer the centre of attention, and the arrival of cat-loving Aunt Sarah only complicates matters.

Danger

Lady soon finds herself alone on the streets in an unwelcoming part of town. Fortunately, Tramp steps in, and the streetwise mongrel is quick to teach her the ways of the world. Before long, the prim and proper pure bred and the fast- talking mutt are partaking in moonlight strolls in the park and romantic spaghetti dinners by candlelight.

Tramp savours the independence of a world without leashes or fences alongside his roguish friends Peg and Bull, yet Lady misses the comfort and safety of a family, and soon both must decide where – and with whom – they belong.

High School Musical The Series – Disney+

It’s the start of something new for High School Musical. The successful franchise that includes a trio of internationally popular movies and best-selling soundtracks is back with “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series,” a brand new, song-filled, 10-episode scripted series for Disney+.

Inventive

This inventive show follows a group of students who are counting down the days until they get to perform in their school’s first-ever production of, yes, High School Musical: The Musical. An updated twist on the classic Disney Channel 2006 film, the series will feature plenty of meta references to the High School Musical franchise itself, and is shot with hand-held cameras to provide a fresh, documentary-style feel.

Music

Naturally, there will also be new songs in every episode—many of them sung live by a cast of real-life teenagers—as well as reimagined versions of tunes from the original movies. And just like in the film that inspired it all, “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” will be filled with budding romances, faltering friendships and harsh rivalries, leaving the lives of this new crop of East High students changed forever as they experience the transformative power that only high school theatre can provide.

The new student body includes Ricky (Joshua Bassett), a charismatic teen auditioning for the musical so he can win back the heart of ex-girlfriend Nini (Olivia Rodrigo), who has just returned from summer theatre camp with a new boyfriend—and the same old insecurities that keep her from owning the spotlight; Miss Jenn (Kate Reinders), East High’s supremely spirited drama teacher, who is convinced that musicals can be lifesavers; Gina (Sofia Wylie) a transfer student.

Diehard theatre kid with plenty of secrets; E.J. (Matt Cornett), Nini’s new beau from camp, who sees life as a competition and Ricky as his number-one foe. Kourtney (Dara Reneé), Nini’s best friend.

A fashionista equally obsessed with makeup tutorials and feminism; Ashlyn (Julia Lester), E.J.’s cousin and an aspiring songwriter, Carlos (Frankie A. Rodriguez), the student choreographer who has already memorized his Tony Awards speech; Big Red (Larry Saperstein), Ricky’s best friend, a dude who can best be described as a spiritual descendant of Bill and Ted; and Mr. Mazzara (Mark St. Cyr), East High’s by-the-book S.T.E.M. teacher.

 

Forky asks a Question – Pixar

Forky, from Disney and Pixar’s “Toy Story 4,” is a craft project created from trash, so he has important questions about how the world works, such as: What is love? What is time? And of course, the deepest question of all, What is cheese? He explores all of these questions and more in a collection of 10 shorts called “Forky Asks A Question,” exclusively on Disney+.

The World According to Jeff Goldblum – Nat Geo

When you explore the ordinary, you might just discover the extraordinary!

In “The World According to Jeff Goldblum,” Jeff Goldblum takes us on an entertaining, insightful and playful ride. In each episode of this 12-part series, he pulls on the thread of a deceptively familiar object to unravel a world of astonishing connections, fascinating science and history. From sneakers, ice cream, coffee and cosmetics to everything in between, Jeff uncovers how even the simplest things have incredible, sometimes whimsical back stories. Through the prism of Jeff’s curious and witty mind, nothing is as it seems. These ‘modern marvels’ are so commonplace; we take them for granted… but Jeff doesn’t.

In each episode, Jeff has fun, insightful encounters with people intimately connected with the featured subject, all who are united by their shared appreciated for that item.

Encounters

As Jeff’s journey of discovery unfolds, he will meet the following:

Innovators and Makers – from world-famous industry giants to pioneering mavericks
and scientists, these are the people who have transformed the object into a cultural force and are seeking to push its boundaries ever further.

Passionate Obsessives – from intrepid treasure hunters to internet superstars, these people have taken their love of the object to a whole new level – and who better to soak up their infectious enthusiasm than Jeff?

Subcultures – from guardians of ancient traditions to communities finding strength through unity, these people have a connection to the subject that’s far from obvious at first glance – yet with the help of Jeff’s lateral mind, we open doors to hidden worlds and new perspectives.

Discovery

So, over the course of the episode, Jeff discovers the following:

The How – the fascinating story behind each item and how it’s made;

The Now – the incredible ways the item has become part of our lives; and

The Why – the surprising secrets behind the item’s success and what its future holds.

While episodes include Sneakers, Ice Cream, Tattoos, Denim, BBQ, Gaming, Bikes, RVs, Coffee, Pools, Cosmetics and Jewellery.

 

Encore! – Disney+

Performing in her first high school musical was a life-changing experience for Kristen Bell. The rush of being onstage combined with the camaraderie with fellow cast mates sticks with her to this day. Now she’s sharing this passion from her youth with audiences in the new series “Encore!” on Disney+.

Weekly

Every week, Bell reunites casts from across the country who performed in their high school musical 10, 20, even 40 years earlier and gives them the chance to perform together one more time! Explains the actress, “I wanted to produce Encore! to help others re-live their days on stage and rediscover the distinct bonding that only happens in high school.”

Alumni

The alumni reprise their roles in such classic musicals as “Annie,” “Grease,” “The Sound of Music,” “Beauty and the Beast” and more. They also get plenty of instruction from a revolving team of Broadway professionals. As the actors work hard to get their groove back, they also reflect on who they were then and now, acknowledging missteps of their youth and ultimately rediscovering cherished friendships and relationships from years past.

“Our show is about converging past dreams with present circumstances,” says Bell, “I hope viewers can laugh and see themselves among the sheriff, kindergarten teacher, wedding planner and the rest of their former classmates as they tackle these iconic musicals.”

Diary of A Future President – Disney+

In the new Disney+ series “Diary of a Future President,” we see the origin story of a future leader.

Told using the narration of 12-year-old Cuban American girl Elena’s diary, this new family comedy follows her journey through the ups and downs of middle school, which set her on the path to becoming the president of the United States. “Diary of a Future President” was inspired by creator Ilana Peña’s (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) childhood and is produced by Gina Rodriguez’s (Jane the Virgin) I Can and I Will Productions. Rodriguez directed the first episode and guest stars as grown-up Elena.

Marvel Hero Product – Marvel

While, in life, it doesn’t take wearing a suit of iron, carrying a mythical hammer or swinging from spider webs to be a real hero. Sometimes the person who can make a positive difference in the world is the person who simply sees a problem and has the passion to find a creative solution. And in “Marvel’s Hero Project,” the new Disney+ series, those people are kids.

Such as the girl who helps loved ones with Alzheimer’s make connections through puzzles or a boy who grows an urban garden to feed the hungry, despite his own family’s financial hardships.

Non Scripted

So this is the first non-scripted reality series from Marvel Entertainment takes an up close and personal look at the lives of twenty amazing kids from across the country. Each of whom is doing remarkable things to help his or her community.

Each week, Marvel surprises these young heroes, who have dedicated themselves to performing selfless acts of bravery, kindness and betterment, by welcoming them into “Marvel’s Hero Project,”. Furthermore, inspiring viewers of all ages.

 

Disney’s Togo – Disney+

From Disney+, “Togo” is the untold true story set in the winter of 1925 that takes you across the treacherous terrain of the Alaskan tundra for an exhilarating and uplifting adventure that will test the strength, courage and determination of one man, Leonhard Seppala, and his lead sled dog, Togo.

True Story

So, from Disney+, “Togo” is the untold true story set in the winter of 1925 that takes you across the treacherous terrain of the Alaskan tundra for an exhilarating and uplifting adventure that will test the strength, courage and determination of one man, Leonhard Seppala (William Dafoe), and his lead sled dog, Togo.

Epidemic

When a deadly epidemic strikes the town of Nome, Alaska, and the only cure is more than 600 miles away, the town looks to champion dogsled trainer Leonhard Seppala (Willem Dafoe) to help transport an antitoxin serum. Seppala turns to Togo, an unassuming, undersized and aging Siberian husky, to be his lead. His wife (Julianne Nicholson) has championed Togo since his days as a mischievous puppy who could dig himself out of any situation—literally and figuratively—and Seppala, having observed Togo’s loyalty and tenacious spirit, knows Togo offers his only chance of surviving this mission.

Not afraid

Undaunted by the massive storm heading their way or his wife’s urging him not to go, Seppala and Togo set out on the deadliest
leg of what becomes a larger relay involving multiple mushers and gale-force winds that send the wind chill to -70 degrees F with little to no visibility.

It is a harrowing journey on which Togo saves Seppala from certain death, causing the veteran musher to grasp the depth and intensity of his feelings for his lead dog, even as he risks running him to his death. They complete the task in time with Togo going down in history as one of the greatest sled dogs ever, yet it is this unbreakable bond between man and dog which is the ultimate prize—and which truly saves Seppala.

The Imagineering Story – Disney+

Behind the magic of every Disney theme park lay mud, sweat and fears. Creating happiness is hard work. For nearly seventy years, a unique blend of artists and engineers have cultivated an impossible notion from the mind of one man, Walt Disney, into a global phenomenon that touches the hearts of millions. These designers are called – Imagineers.

Incredible Access

Given unprecedented access, Academy-Award nominated filmmaker, Leslie Iwerks, leads the viewer on a journey behind the curtains of Walt Disney Imagineering, the little-known design and development centre of The Walt Disney Company, to discover what it takes to create, design and build twelve Disney theme parks around the world.

The Story of Walt

The story of Walt Disney has been told. Also, the story of animation has been told. Yet the story of Imagineering lies deep within the essence of Disney, starting with its founder, Walt himself. This six-hour series chronicles its history – an organization best described as equal parts artist studio, design centre, think tank and innovation laboratory. This is where an eclectic group of creative people bring ideas to life. While, they’re responsible for making make believe believable inside the Happiest Places on Earth.

Behind the scenes

People are connected to the Imagineers through their work, and yet, they remain a mystery. Three narrative threads intertwine through the decades – the spirit of the designers, the skill of the craft, and the drama of the theme park business. The viewer goes behind the scenes to witness the creation of Disneyland and every subsequent theme park, from Epcot and Disney’s Animal Kingdom to the parks in Tokyo, Paris and Shanghai.

Trials and Tribulations

The viewer sees the trials and tribulations as well as the joys and successes. Behind the making of classic attractions – from Pirates of the Caribbean and Haunted Mansion. To new favourites like Cars Land and Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. From the words of the designers themselves and through never-before-seen archival footage. The viewer discovers who made these places and why.

Guests sense that these places and these attractions grow from the heart of someone. Yet this isn’t a corporate product put out there. Imagineers pour their hearts out there for guests to walk through and experience. While, these projects do change the world. As they are places of acceptance, reassurance and optimism during troubling times.

The Process

Conceptually, Imagineering appears a similar place as it did under Walt. Very few companies have that creative DNA of continuity. The process has changed, the people have changed. Yet the fundamentals of who they are remains. Today’s Imagineers stand on the shoulders of those who came before. The keys to their future success lie in the culmination of nearly seventy years of lessons learned – tribal knowledge passed down through the generations. Once a spark of inspiration in Walt Disney’s mind, while now the sun never sets on a Disney Park somewhere in the world.

Timmy – Failure – Mistakes were made – Disney+

Directed by award-winning filmmaker Tom McCarthy, “Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made,” based on the best-selling book of the same name. Follows the hilarious exploits of our quirky, deadpan hero, Timmy Failure. Who, along with his 1,500-pound polar bear partner Total, operates Total Failure Inc, a Portland detective agency.

Directed by award-winning filmmaker Tom McCarthy, Disney+’s “Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made,”. Based on the best-selling book of the same name, follows the hilarious exploits of our quirky, deadpan hero, Timmy Failure. Along with his 1,500-pound polar bear partner Total, operates Total Failure Inc., a Portland detective agency.

Oddball

An elementary school oddball, the clueless yet confident Timmy (Winslow Fegley) must navigate the world of adults around him. Including his overburdened mother (Ophelia Lovibond) as well as her well-meaning boyfriend (Kyle Bornheimer). Also his teacher/nemesis (Wallace Shawn)! Also his school-mandated guidance counselor (Craig Robinson), all in his quest to become the best detective in the world.

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