Films & Television

8 Things I’m Loving On Disney+

I was roughly a month late to the Disney+ but as soon as I got it, I never looked back! Disney+ has definitely made my lockdown experience better and if you have Disney+ yourself, I’m sure you’ll agree. As a lifelong Disney fan, it’s an absolute dream to have all the Disney content I could possibly want in one place. With all my favourite classics, remakes and new exciting documentaries as the click of a button.

What I'm Watching on Disney+

I’m actually very new to a lot of the stuff on Disney+. Can you believe I’ve not watched any Marvel films? But again, now they’re there in one easy to reach place, I’m definitely going to make a point of watching them! Disney+ is so much more than just the classics we all know and love. And I was pleasantly surprised to see the huge range of movies and TV shows for people of all ages on there.

So, if you have Disney+ and need some recommendations of things to watch, here are some movies and shows that I’ve been loving right now!

1. The Imagineering Story

This series is absolutely fantastic and would highly recommend for any hardcore Disney fan. It follows the story of how Walt and his team of Imagineers built the Disney parks with some incredible old footage and behind the scenes stories and anecdotes. It’s been a HUGE eye opener for me to see the work and dedication that the Walt Disney company had in making their parks a success.

2. Lady and the Tramp (2019)

The Lady and the Tramp remake was everything I could ever want and more. I’m a huge fan of the remakes already and this one has to be one of the best. The real life dogs just made it so magical and heart-warming and it’s just the cutest film I’ve ever seen. Definitely one to watch.

3. The Lion King (2019)

Another remake on the list – obviously. And the reason it took me until now to actually watch this was because I cry SO MUCH that my boyfriend point blank refused to come to the cinema with me to see it. The last time I saw this in the cinema – for the 10th anniversary – I had to leave because I was making such a scene from crying. But anyway, the remake is INCREDIBLE. So funny and the animation is out of this world.

4. Diary of a Future President (2020)

Is this series a bit cheesy? Yes. Okay very. But I enjoy it. It’s a quick and easy watch and I’m a sucker for any YA, coming of age style story. This series is about Elena who eventually grows up to be the President of the United States but we follow her journey through high school, friendships and growing up. My favourite character is actually her mum, who’s played by Selenia Leyva.

5. Stargirl (2020)

Who called for yet another cheesy coming of age story? Probably no one but here we are, with another cheesy coming of age recommendation. I’m a sucker for them, okay? And personally, I loved Stargirl. Was it weird? Yep. But for me, it really epitomized the power of kindness and positivity on those around you. Stargirl was an enigma – but I loved her. I came away from this film wanting to dance and kick my shoes off so I’ll consider that a good sign.

6. Aladdin (2019)

Another running theme within this post is the Disney remakes – which as you know, I absolutely LOVE. I watched this for the second time this month and I enjoyed in even more the second time around. I love Jasmine’s character arc and additional story-line within the remake and I think it’s just a huge spectacle of a film. I’d highly recommend giving this a go if you haven’t already, if you want something fun and visually outstanding.

7. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019)

As soon as this was released on Disney+ on May 4th, Carl and I settled down to watch it. And it was brilliant to watch again! I personally loved The Rise of Skywalker and thought it was a good end to the trilogy. So if you’re a Star Wars fan and haven’t caught up on Episode 9, this is a good recommendation for you!

8. Coco (2017)

It took me far too long to finally get around to watching Coco but… how goddamn BEAUTIFUL is that movie? I was hooked right from the beginning. The storyline was beautiful. The animation was stunning. The music was extraordinary. It was just perfect. Would highly recommend a watch if you haven’t seen Coco already. And be prepared to cry ugly tears at the end!

What having you been loving on Disney+ right now? Any recommendations for me? Let me know in the comments!

Advertisements

137 Comments

  1. I was slightly disappointed by the Lion King remake, purely because I love the original so much. The CGI was great, but I didn’t feel anything the way I do with the original. The Aladdin remake was soooo good though! My current guilty pleasure is Fairytale Disney Weddings…..

    1. I can see where you’re coming from with The Lion King. It wasn’t one of my favourite originals so maybe that’s why I feel differently!

  2. Aww this is really making me want to get Disney+! I haven’t seen the Lion King remake yet but can’t wait now after reading your review. And is Stargirl based on the book? If so, I loved that book growing up and would love to check out the series. Plus Hamilton is coming out on the platform soon!

    1. I’m not sure if Stargirl is based on a book tbh. I don’t think it is but I might be wrong!

  3. I’ve been loving Disney+, especially the documentaries! I’m currently re-watching all the Pixar films, such nostalgia! x

    1. I’ve loved the documentaries too! I watched one about Easter Island yesterday – so interesting!

  4. I don’t have Disney + but I didn’t realise there was so much stuff on there! I’ve loved Lady & the Tramp since I was a kid ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. There’s SOOO much! Too much sometimes haha!

  5. Great post! I absolutely adored Coco, and I loved the book “Stargirl” so will definitely have to check out the movie. Also, I loved watching all the Marvel films in order of the events. It was a huge undertaking but so fun to end with the final Avengers movie. I think there are sites that talk about the “correct” order to watch them, rather than by release date. Anyway, thanks for sharing!

    1. I haven’t seen any of the Marvel films but now I’ve got the chance I really want to!

  6. I love Disney+! Diary of a future president is so so good.

    1. I love it too!

  7. I am loving The Imagineering Story!

    1. Such a good documentary x

  8. I love the movie Coco ever since it came out! It has to be one of my favorite recent Disney movies because of the beauty of the story and the visuals. I learned many of the songs from the film to, though I had to give up on the ones in Spanish . . . ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. I agree. It’s definitely one of the best newer Disney movies they’ve ever done x

  9. Why haven’t I got Disney+ right now?! Am I the only one? I didn’t even comprehend that Disney owned so much. I need to have a serious chat with my partner later and get Disney+ ASAP.

    Kate | thelittlecrunch.co.uk

    1. Haha I don’t know why! Get on it immediately!

  10. I still haven’t seen 2019’s version of Aladdin but maybe this is the perfect time to watch! My sister and I have been watching The Simpsons and laughing nonstop. Saw Tangled for the first time and I’m hooked! I’ll have to check out the new version of Lady and The Tramp, had no idea it was on Disney+

    Natonya | https://JustNatonya.wordpress.com

    1. You need to! It’s so so so good! I love Tangled too ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. I’ve been resisting getting Disney+ because I have quite a lot of the films I know I’d watch on DVD, but I’m still very tempted! The Lion King and Aladdin were two of my favourites from last year – I remember crying in the cinema during the opening scene of The Lion King and my friends found it hilarious ๐Ÿ˜‚ Aladdin was great too, all of the visuals were so pretty and I think while no one can replace Robin Williams as the genie, Will Smith did a pretty good job and made the character his own. I’m quite keen to give Lady and the Tramp a watch too! x

    1. I totally agree, Robin Williams will always be the Genie but Will Smith did a fantastic job and changed the dynamic of the character so there really isn’t much comparison to the original x

  12. Iโ€™ve been debating getting Disney + lately. I still havenโ€™t done it though! I havenโ€™t seen Coco yet either but so many people love it xx

    1. I was debating it for ages too. Try the free trial and see!

  13. Love this post ๐Ÿ’˜. Disney+ has definitely saved me from going completely crazy during this lockdown ๐Ÿ˜‚. Love Fairytale Weddings, to be fair I’ve loved rewatching all the Disney shows I loved when I was younger.

    1. I’ve heard a lot of people suggest that!

  14. Kayleigh Zara says:

    I recently invested in Disney plus but I’ve only watched a few things so far – so I’ll have to give these a try! Thanks for sharing x

    1. Hope you find some good recommendations x

  15. Kim says:

    I’ve been ummimg and ahhing about Disney+ for ages! And I’m still not sure if I should get it!? Even with all the nostalgic Disney shows on their, along with classic movies, Marvel and Star Wars. I really do want to see the Lady and the Tramp remake though! I loved the Jungle Book and Aladdin remakes (not so much The Lion King or Dumbo though).

    1. I haven’t seen the Dumbo one and I’m a bit reluctant because of the animal abuse element of the story. You should try the free trial!

      1. Kim says:

        I get a free 6 months with my phone contract. ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™Š๐Ÿ™‰

  16. Mulan is defo my favourite disney film! If you haven’t seen it I defo reccomend

    1. It’s on my watch list!

  17. A lot of these recommendations of yours I’ve heard of it or I’m curious of how good they are before watching. Like with the Lion King, do you think the live action one is better or the animated? I’m a Star Wars fan myself but personally I’m not a huge fan of Rise of Skywalker because it’s a bit of a service to Luke and Anakin and their purpose as the main characters. It may be a fitting ending to the new trilogy but for me not for the Skywalker saga of films that includes the prequels too. Each to their own though. I’m watching Clone Wars and I’m loving ever single minute of it and I’d recommend watching it if you havent already.

    Johnny | Johnny’s Traventures
    https://johnnystraventures.com

    1. I’ve not seen Clone Wars but it’s on my list! I see what you’re saying about Rise of Skywalker. As a film, I thought it was fab. I liked where the story went but I’m very much “done” with the Skywalkers now haha!

  18. I have Disney+ but I havenโ€™t watched anything on there yet. But I love that there is all the animal programmes on there too. But going to have a bit of a self care Sunday this week, so I might have to choose something from Disney+ to watch. I hope you are staying safe xxx

    1. Oh no! The documentaries are fab – I’d highly recommend Jane if you like animals!

      1. Oo I will look out for it xx

  19. Great list!! I was a little skeptical about the remakes, but I really enjoyed Aladdin. I will have to check out some of these!

    1. Ah I love the remakes. Aladdin is definitely one of the best!

  20. I’m definitely a disney fan, they make such beautiful films. My favourite from the list is the Aladdin remake, Will Smith did a phenomenal job as the genie! Thank you for sharing dear.

    Tx. // Tajinder Kaur

    1. I agree! His genie was so good!

  21. Awesome list here Jenny! I don’t have Disney+ subscription yet but my friend does so I’ll definitely be making use of her membership! haha, I was hoping Coco would be on this list and it was so I’m happy you loved it too! It’s one of my favourite films out of the newer stuff for sure. I haven’t seen a lot of the other ones you recommended but I enjoy Y/A coming of age movies so I’ll check these out! xx

    1. I agree, it’s one of the best newer Disney movies that has been made!

  22. I love Disney+ more than my kid does ๐Ÿ˜‚ Still can’t bring myself to watch Coco cos I have a feeling it will destroy me ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ’”

    1. Haha you should definitely watch it! I didn’t find it sad, although I did tear up at the end it was more just tears of how beautiful the story is!

  23. I don’t have Disney+ as I’ve got the worst internet connection and speed ever. I haven’t actually seen any of your recommendations, but I want to see Coco as I think that, besides Cars 3, it’s the only Disney Pixar film I haven’t seen yet. I’m not keen on the live action remakes but I wouldn’t mind seeing Lady and the Tramp, I loved the original. The Imagineering series sounds really interesting too. I’ve seen quite a lot of the Marvel films and… I still haven’t got a clue what’s going on in half of them ๐Ÿ˜‚ I’m sure I’ll end up getting Disney+ at some point! Thanks for sharing! xx

    1. Highly recommend Coco and The Lady and the Tramp remake!

  24. Lady and the tramp is on our watch list! Still have yet to watch all the โ€œnewโ€ classics!

    Jessica & James | http://www.foodandbaker.co.uk

    1. Get it watched! It’s sooooo good and so cute!

  25. Oh my gosh Coco was one of the best films I’ve ever seen, and it’s absolutely heart-wrenching and I cry every time i watch it haha. I am so thankful that Disney+ exists! Can’t wait to watch Frozen 2.

    1. AGREED! It’s such a beautiful story!

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.