During a showcase event hosted by the International Documentary Association, Disney+ announced some of the documentaries that will be available on the streaming service for its opening day on November 12.
This critically acclaimed documentary from director Don Hahn (Beauty and the Beast) focuses on Howard Ashman, the writer behind the legendary lyrics for Disney classics like Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, and The Little Mermaid and who also created musicals such as Little Shop of Horrors.
Untitled Mickey Mouse Documentary
Acclaimed documentarian Morgan Neville, who was behind documentaries like Won’t You Be My Neighbor? and 20 Feet From Stardom, will produce this documentary that focuses on Mickey Mouse and the significance and cultural impact behind the character. Jeff Malmberg (Marwencol, Shangri-La) will be directing.
Science Fair follows the journey of nine high school students from around the globe as they compete at The International Science and Engineering Fair.
People & Places
This upcoming docu-series will present global stories about real people who “embody the Disney ethos.”
Directed by David Gelb (Jiro Dreams of Sushi), this documentary takes a closer look at the life and work of the original “celebrity chef,” Wolfgang Puck.
This anthology series will cover a wide range of topics from Marvel’s influence and relationship with hip-hop and the cosplay community to illustrators from around the world.
From executive producer Kristen Bell, this unscripted docu-series will bring together former cast members of high school musicals and follows them as they re-create their original performance for a high school reunion.
The Imagineering Story
Academy Award and Emmy Award-nominated director and producer Leslie Iwerks (The Pixar Story, Citizen Hearst) looks at Disney’s 67-year history in this six-hour series.
The World According to Jeff Goldblum
Fans are invited into the eccentric actor’s mind as he explores and inspires viewers to adopt a new perception, unraveling a wide world of big ideas and insights.
These documentaries will join many other original films, live-action and animated series, and short-form content on Disney+ on November 12.