What’s coming soon to Disney+ UK in February 2021?
James R | On 31, Jan 2021
Disney’s Netflix rival is here, serving up Marvel, Star Wars and Pixar originals, along with a post-modern revamp of High School Musical and almost every episode of The Simpsons.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic and Disney’s newcomer status in the streaming game, a lot of that new content has been delayed, but the start of 2021 has seen Disney kick things up a gear, with weekly episodes of WandaVision continuing through February.
But, even more dramatic than that, is the launch of Star, a new Disney+ brand that gives a streaming home to more adult-friendly fare that Disney acquired through its merger with 20th Century Fox – with 285 films and 75 TV shows all arriving at once. That will come at a cost: the monthly price will jump from £5.99 to £7.99.
Oh, and did we mention all five seasons of the original The Muppet Show?
Here’s what’s coming to Disney+ in February 2021:
Marvel’s Behind The Mask – 12th February
Marvel’s Behind the Mask is a documentary special that explores the power of identity behind the iconic superheroes we know and love today. From the very inception of comic books, secret identities have been an integral part of both superheroes and villains leading “normal” lives. But it’s the characters beneath that resonate within us across generations of fans. Since the advent of the Marvel Age of Comics in the early 1960s, Marvel’s writers and artists have used the notion of identities to examine the evolving concept of equal rights. These legendary Marvel creations and stories have not only reflected the world outside our window – they have become a reflection of our own identities and who we truly are.
Inside Pixar: Season 2 – 12th February
The documentary series returns with more personal and cinematic stories that provide an inside look into the people, artistry, and culture of Pixar Animation Studios
Flora & Ulysses – 19th February
Flora & Ulysses is a delightful comedy-adventure based on the Newberry Award-winning book about 10-year-old Flora, an avid comic book fan and a self-avowed cynic, whose parents have recently separated. After rescuing a squirrel, she names Ulysses, Flora is amazed to discover he possesses unique super powers that takes them on an adventure of humorous complications that ultimately change Flora’s life – and her outlook – forever.
The Muppet Show – 19th February
It’s time to raise the curtain on The Muppet Show! Join Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo, the Swedish Chef and more in this ground-breaking twist on the classic variety show, blending original songs, sketch comedy and guest stars into a prime-time hit for all ages! Discover for yourself the most sensational, inspirational, celebrational, Muppetational pleasures of the classic Muppet series, with Season 4 and 5 now available for home viewing for the first time.
Star – 23rd February
Disney+ launches its new adults-only section, providing a home to 20th Century Fox titles – both films and TV shows. That means 285 movies all arriving on the same day, from Die Hard 2 and Starship Troopers to The Fly and Deadpool 2, plus 75 old TV series, including Lost and 24, plus 4 new original shows. For the full line-up, click here.
Big Sky: Season 1 – 23rd February
From David E Kelley (Big Little Lies) comes Big Sky, an intense thriller that follows private detectives Cassie Dewell and Cody Hoyt as they join forces with his estranged wife and ex-cop, Jenny Hoyt, to search for two sisters who have been kidnapped by a truck driver on a remote highway in Montana. But when they discover that these are not the only girls who have disappeared in the area, they must race against the clock to find the women before it’s too late. One of the new Star original series. Episode 1 and 2 available at launch.
Love, Victor: Season 1 – 23rd February
From the creators of Love, Simon and inspired by the hit film, the series follows Victor, a new student at Creekwood High School on his own journey of self-discovery, facing challenges at home, adjusting to a new city, and struggling with his sexual orientation. When it all seems too much, he reaches out to Simon to help him navigate the ups and downs of high school. Another new Star original series. Episode 1 and 2 available at launch.
Helstrom: Season 1 – 23rd February
Daimon and Ana Helstrom are the son and daughter of a mysterious and powerful serial killer. The siblings have a complicated dynamic as they track down the terrorising worst of humanity – each with their attitude and skills. Another Disney+ Star original series. Episode 1 and 2 available at launch.
Solar Opposites: Season 1 – 23rd February
Solar Opposites centres around a family of aliens, Korvo, Terry, and their child-replicants Yumyulack and Jesse, from planet Shlorp who crash on Earth and must take refuge in middle America. They disagree on whether this is awful or awesome. A Disney+ Star original. Episode 1 and 2 available at launch.
Other releases coming to Disney+ UK in February 2021:
Europe from Above
WandaVision: Episode 5
Like Mike 2
Marvel Battleworld: Mystery Of The Thanostones
Pj Masks Y4
Science Of Stupid Y2-7
WandaVision: Episode 6
WandaVision: Episode 7
Ice Age: Collision Course
Mickey Go Local
Myth: A Frozen Tale
WandaVision: Episode 8
Love, Victor: Season 1, Episode 3
Big Sky: Season 1, Episode 3
Solar Opposites: Season 1, Episode 3
Helstrom: Season 1, Episode 3
A subscription to Disney+ costs £5.99 a month or £59.99 a year.