We are officially deep into summer — the temperatures are hot, the air conditioner is on high, and staying hydrated is a must if you want to stay healthy. While summer is a great time to get outside and do a ton of fun activities, sometimes the heat can be a little overbearing. During those times, it can be fun to just relax on the couch and binge some great content on Disney+!
Let’s take a look at what will be premiering on Disney+ this month.
Friday, July 1
50 Shades of Sharks
50 Shades of Sharks reveals facets of sharks that are rarely chronicled; they’re fragile, delicate, ingenious, collaborative and even clumsy at times.
In 1985, at the tender age of 13, Mat Hoffman entered into the BMX circuit as an amateur, and by 16 he had risen to the professional level. Throughout his storied career, Hoffman has ignored conventional limitations, instead, focusing his efforts on the purity of the sport and the pursuit of “what’s next.” His motivations stem purely from his own ambitions, and even without endorsements, cameras, fame and fans, Hoffman would still be working to push the boundaries of gravity. Academy Award nominee Spike Jonze and extreme sport fanatic Johnny Knoxville, along with director Jeff Tremaine, will showcase the inner workings and exploits of the man who gave birth to “Big Air.”
The Good, The Bad, The Hungry
The eye and mouth-opening tale of Takeru Kobayashi, the native of Nagano, Japan, who won the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest six consecutive times, and Joey Chestnut, the American who emerged to dethrone the Japanese legend in 2007 and become the face of the sport. It’s a story that’s at turns outrageous and poignant, exploring the origins of the careers of Kobayashi and Chestnut, every bite of their head-to-head battles, as well as the no-holds-barred promotional efforts of Major League Eating, the organization that oversees the contest. It may well be a sport like no other – but as the film reveals, the competition was as real as anything you’ll ever see on a field of play.
Hawaiian: The Legend of Eddie Aikau
An exploration of the life and power of Eddie Aikau, the legendary Hawaiian big wave surfer, pioneering lifeguard, and ultimately doomed crew member of the Polynesian voyaging canoe Hokule’a.
Raging Bull Shark
For years, the smaller, unremarkable-looking bull shark has come in third behind the great white and tiger sharks when it comes to deadly attacks on humans. But as climate change warms the world’s waters, and its territory begins to spread, the bull shark enters the ring to prove its worth and leave with the title of the world’s most dangerous shark.
Slaying the Badger
Before Lance Armstrong, there was Greg LeMond, who is now the first and only American to win the Tour de France. In this engrossing documentary, LeMond looks back at the pivotal 1986 Tour and his increasingly vicious rivalry with friend, teammate and mentor Bernard Hinault. The reigning Tour champion and brutal competitor known as “The Badger,” Hinault “promised” to help LeMond to his first victory, in return for LeMond supporting him in the previous year. But in a sport that purports to reward teamwork, it’s really every man for himself.
World’s Biggest Tiger Shark?
Marine biologist, Kori Garza and underwater cameraman, Andy Casagrande are in French Polynesia and on the trail of Kamakai, a huge female Tiger shark first seen by Kori six months ago on a research dive.
World’s Biggest Great White?
January 2019, three huge great white sharks are spotted off the coast of Oahu, Hawaii, where white sharks are rarely seen. One of them is believed to be Deep Blue, the largest great white ever caught on camera. But the sightings don’t stop there. Just a few weeks later, two kayak fishermen have a white shark encounter of their own. Who is this great white? And what is he doing in Hawaiian waters?
Monday, July 4
This documentary series is narrated by Michael B. Jordan and is the jaw-dropping story of our homeland and its amazing animals. North America is the most diverse and extreme continent on Earth. The only place where you can find every landscape, from Arctic icecap to baking desert and everything in-between. We take a journey through America’s most spectacular regions – the mountainous Northwest, the steamy South, the arid West and the endless Heartland. Whatever the neighborhood, there’s a hero who can make it a home. Smart, tough, brave, you name it, the animals of North America have what it takes to overcome the elements and thrive. In our closing episode, we meet the human heroes fighting to preserve our wildlife and wild places for future generations.
Wednesday, July 6
Ms. Marvel – Episode 5
Marvel Studios’ “Ms. Marvel” is a new, original series that introduces Kamala Khan, a Muslim American teenager growing up in Jersey City. An avid gamer and a voracious fan-fiction scribe, Kamala is a Super Hero mega fan with an oversized imagination—particularly when it comes to Captain Marvel. Yet Kamala feels like she doesn’t fit in at school and sometimes even at home—that is, until she gets super powers like the heroes she’s always looked up to. Life gets better with super powers, right?
PJ Masks – Season 5: 8 Episodes
Join Connor, Amaya and Greg on their superhero adventures as they save thr daytime from baddies messing up the night. With the power of their animal amulets, Greg becomes Gekko, Amaya becomes Owlette, and Connor becomes Catboy! Their outfits may look like pajamas, but they’re really the PJ Masks! So look out, Night Time Baddies – the PJ Masks are coming!
Friday, July 8
The Wonderful Summer Of Mickey Mouse
Mickey Mouse and his friends each recall the wild events leading up to the Annual Summer Fireworks Spectacular from their point-of-view.
Marvel Studios Assembled: The Making of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
Join visionary director Sam Raimi and the cast of the film as they recount their experiences bringing Marvel’s darkest story to life. From world-building to universe-building, hear first hand accounts from the cast and crew on what it took to design, create and make each universe unique and believable. Discover all this and more in Assembled: The Making of Doctor Strange In The Multiverse of Madness.
Sunday, July 10
WORLD’S BIGGEST HAMMERHEAD?
Numerous reports of giant great hammerheads up to twenty feet in length, have put the true size potential of this species into question. A team of scientists from Florida International University, are now on an expedition off the coast of Florida, to try and find the world’s biggest hammerhead. Taking them from the numerous bridges of the Florida Keys, to the sharky waters of the Bahamas.
JAWS VS. BOATS
All across YouTube, viral videos abound of great whites and other sharks attacking boats with a ferocity and anger that has never been seen before. The question is, why? Is this simply a case of more people having cameras to video the behavior, or is something else happening? Dr. Mike Heithaus and Ph.D. candidate Sara Casareto set out to investigate what’s causing this clash between sharks and boats.
This documentary pulls back the curtain on the secret lives of Hammerhead Sharks, revealing new insights and never-before-seen behaviors in these incredible creatures and their lunar-driven migration journey across the Tropical Eastern Pacific. Using the latest satellite tracking technology, top Marine ecologists risk their lives for their scientific quest as they explore our space and oceans.
SHARKS THAT EAT EVERYTHING
Dive into the jaw-dropping stories of anyone and anything that’s found themselves prey to the deadliest, toothiest terrors of the sea. The boundless hunger and curiosity of sharks can lead them to chow down on the most unexpected things, such as big game like hippos and crocs or inanimate objects like kayaks, cages and chicken coops.
Can sharks change color at will to enhance their predatory abilities? Through groundbreaking experiments, revered shark biologists answer this evolutionary question. Shark scientists Dr. Ryan Johnson and PhD Candidate Gibbs Kuguru hope to capture real-time pigmentation changes to understand how these apex ocean predators manipulate their skin’s dermal cells to activate camouflage.
WHEN SHARKS ATTACK – 6 Episodes
Throughout America’s coastline shark attacks are on the rise. Many occur in quick succession at new and surprising locations. As vacationers, scientists and locals are all desperate to uncover what is causing the upsurge, National Geographic Channel investigates the attacks to see what is affecting some of nature’s most feared fish. The deep-sea saga employs underwater photography, news archives and testimony to deep dive into mysterious and deadly recent shark attacks.
Using the very latest drones, we take to the skies to give SharkFest a fresh new perspective. With our “eyes in the sky” we will reveal amazing shark action like never before.
MAUI SHARK MYSTERY
Every year tiger sharks gather in big numbers in Maui. What’s the cause? It’s a mystery that’s a decade in the making. Now, a team of fearless shark scientists gets hands-on with one of the ocean’s largest predators to find out. That means free diving, face-to-face, unprotected. But these young women will do whatever it takes to get the data they need to crack the case.
In the animal kingdom, males are often presumed to be the most dominant, but in the ocean, does this presumption hold water? Scientists search for answers to understand if the biggest and baddest sharks of them all are female. From the Great White Sharks of South Africa to the Tiger Sharks in the Maldives, thee team seeks to uncover the ultimate rulers of the waves.
In this enhanced episode, from the familiar to the surprising, Baby Sharks follows 4-5 vastly different ‘hero’ species of baby sharks from before birth through their first months of life…learning how to avoid danger, to find shelter… and to hunt. They’ll win our hearts… as we cheer them on through setback and success to the end of the hour…And along the way, our perspective about sharks will change.
Wednesday, July 13
Chibi Tiny Tales
The adventures of various Disney characters are presented in chibi style.
Life Below Zero: Next Generation – Season 4
Individuals who have recently left their traditional lifestyle behind face a challenging new world off the grid in the wilds of Alaska.
Spidey and His Amazing Friends – Season 1
Peter Parker, Miles Morales and Gwen Stacy join forces with Hulk, Ms Marvel and Black Panther to fight their common enemies and learn that working together as a team is the best.
Ms. Marvel – Episode 6
Friday, July 15
“ZOMBIES 3” stars Milo Manheim as zombie Zed and Meg Donnelly as cheerleader Addison, who are beginning their senior year at Seabrook High in the town that’s become a safe haven for monsters and humans alike. Zed is anticipating an athletic scholarship that will make him the first zombie to attend college, while Addison is gearing up for Seabrook’s first international cheer-off. Then suddenly, extraterrestrial beings arrive in Seabrook, provoking something other than friendly competition. The movie also stars Chandler Kinney as Willa, Ariel Martin as Wynter, Pearce Joza as Wyatt, Carla Jeffery as Bree, Trevor Tordjman as Bucky, Kylee Russell as Eliza, Terry Hu as A-spen, Matt Cornett as A-lan, Kyra Tantao as A-li, James Godfrey as Bonzo and Kingston Foster as Zoey.
Explorer: The Deepest Cave
World class cavers search underground mazes, twisting tunnels and dead ends in search of a passage that leads to the bottom of deepest cave on Earth.
Wednesday, July 20
Siempre Fui Yo (It Was Always Me)
Siempre Fui Yo (It Was Always Me) follows the adventures of Lupe (Sevilla), a Mexican girl whose life takes an unexpected turn when she finds out her father – El Faraón, Colombia’s greatest music star – has died, and decides to leave her native Mexico and travel to Cartagena to attend his funeral. Once there, she quickly realizes that nothing is what it seems and decides to enroll in a musical contest to be close to her father’s entourage and look into his suspicious death. Together with Noah (Bueno), a young former assistant of her father’s, Lupe embarks on a mission full of danger, romance and plenty of music to solve this mystery in the heart of the Colombian Caribbean.
Tudo Igual… Só Que Não (All the Same…or Not)
A 16 year old Carol is going through a period of major changes in her life. On the one hand, Carol has to deal with her mother’s marriage to her new boyfriend and the impending relationship with her future stepbrother. On the other hand, a new school year begins in high school, in which Carol starts her first real relationship and experiences various situations with her long-time friends that also put their friendship to the test. Carol faces the typical challenges of being a teenager and experiences feelings that she has never felt in this form before and learns that the first step to happiness is to know yourself and also to respect your own feelings, even if you are makes one or two mistakes on the way there.
Mira, Royal Detective – Season 2: 4 Episodes
Appointed to the role of royal detective by the queen of Jalpur, a resourceful commoner named Mira sets out on mystery-solving adventures along with her friend Prince Neel, creative cousin Priya, and comical mongoose sidekicks Mikku and Chikku.
Wednesday, July 27
Granted unparalleled access, Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Lawrence Kasdan takes viewers on an adventure behind the curtains of Industrial Light & Magic, the special visual effects, animation and virtual production division of Lucasfilm. Learn what inspired some of the most legendary filmmakers in Hollywood history, and follow their stories from their earliest personal films to bringing George Lucas’ vision to life.
High School Musical: The Musical: The Series – Season 3 – Episode 1
Season three of “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” is set at Camp Shallow Lake, a sleepaway camp in California, as the Wildcats and their fellow campers are primed for an unforgettable summer ripe with romance, curfew-less nights and a taste of the great outdoors. With a high-stakes production of “Frozen” on the horizon AND a drama-filled “docu-series” of the production in the works, the Wildcats will attempt to show who is “best in snow” without leaving anyone out in the cold.
Big City Greens – Season 3: 4 Episodes
Big City Greens” is an animated comedy-adventure series which follows the offbeat adventures of 10-year-old Cricket Green, a mischievous and optimistic country boy who moves to the big city with his wildly out of place family – older sister Tilly, father Bill and Gramma Alice. Cricket’s natural curiosity and enthusiasm lead him and his family on epic journeys and into the hearts of his new neighbors.
We hope that you enjoy your summer and love these incredible shows and movies that will be available on Disney+ starting this month!