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31 Things To Watch On Disney+ This Week

It's time to bring some *magic* into this whole quarantine situation, don't you think?

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Now that all of us are *hopefully* doing our part to respectfully participate in social distancing, we're gonna need to keep ourselves busy somehow. Enter: Disney+.

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Fill your days with Disney magic by streaming some (or all?) of these TV shows and movies:

1. High School Musical: The Musical: The Series

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Why yes, I did binge this entire show in like three days (and you probs will, too). So, I'm more than qualified to tell you it is an underrated gem you absolutely should add to your to-watch with. It has it all! Young love! Drama! Music! Sassy teens! Humor! You'll find yourself singing "Just for a Moment" for weeks.

2. Steamboat Willie (and other classic Mickey Mouse cartoons)

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If you consider yourself a serious Disney fan (which, if you own Disney+, I'm sure you do), it's about time you watch the classics! Steamboat Willie is the Mickey cartoon that started it all! It was one of the first cartoons with sound and is definitely worth a shot. While you're at it, look into Magician Mickey, Hawaiian Holiday, and Lonesome Ghosts. Disney+ has a whole slideshow of "Mickey Mouse Through the Years" suggestions.

3. Waking Sleeping Beauty

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Have you hit your animated film viewing limit? That seems impossible! But if that's the case, turn on Waking Sleeping Beauty. The 2009 documentary dives into the history of Walt Disney Feature Animation from 1984–1994 (the period known as the "Disney Renaissance"). There are tons of cool clips from the archives, and you'll definitely learn something new. This doc is one of my faves.

4. Frozen and Frozen 2

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Whether you've seen Frozen hundreds of times (kids, amiright?) or only a handful, there's no better time to reacquaint yourself with Anna, Elsa, Olaf, and the rest of the gang. And now (one of the very few positives of this quarantine), Disney has blessed us by streaming Frozen 2 earlier than planned! Treat yourself to some hot cocoa and have yourself a double feature.

5. The Mandalorian

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BABY YODA! Need I say more? No, but I will. Even if you haven't seen a single Star Wars movie (you can dive into that on Disney+ now, too), you can still enjoy this newest series. You'll find yourself invested in Mando, his backstory, and all the creatures he meets along the way. Get ready for a galactic adventure.

6. Finding Nemo and Finding Dory

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If you're starting to feel like you're drowning a bit being in your house nonstop, turn on Finding Nemo for some inspiration to help you *keep swimming* through this quarantine. Whether your movie-watching companions are 8 or 80, they'll love venturing through the seas with Nemo, Dory, and Marlin.

7. Apollo: Missions to the Moon

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Did you know there's a whole slew of content from National Geographic on Disney+? Yes, there's tons of animal- and earth-related content, but I'd recommend watching Apollo: Missions to the Moon for a documentary that's *out of this world* (literally). It includes tons of rare archival footage and audio you've never heard before.

8. The Parent Trap

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"I have class and you don't" — one of the greatest disses of all time comes from Lindsay Lohan's role in The Parent Trap. If you haven't watched this '90s film in a while, it's about time you took a trip down memory lane. I dare you not to cry when Chessie realizes Hallie is actually Annie — I DARE YOU.

9. Smart House

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With most of our communications with one another happening digitally right now, it kind of feels like we've stepped into a Smart House–like reality. Who doesn't love a Disney Channel Original Movie featuring a computerized home with a "motherly" figure who wants to take over? Beware: You might think twice before saying "Hey Google, what's the weather like?" tomorrow.

10. Fantasia

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I've been working from home for almost two weeks now and I've found it super helpful to have music or a movie I've seen a hundred times in the background. Fantasia is the best of both worlds! A little Disney magic combined with the soothing sounds of an orchestra? It's a perfect mix and a must-add to your to-watch list.

11. Shop Class

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Shop Class is one of the latest original shows to pop up on Disney+. If you've finished watching every season of The Great British Baking Show and are craving another competition show, you'll definitely get a kick out of this one! The show features a group of kids who are tasked with designing and testing unique creations. Give it a shot — we all have plenty of time!

12. Hannah Montana (the series and the movie)

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There are 98 episodes of Hannah Montana just waiting for you on Disney+. That episode with the Jonas Brothers? It's on there. The one where Miley reveals she's Hannah to Lily? Yep, you can watch that too! And when you've finished that marathon, put the movie on and see if you remember how to do the hoedown throwdown!

13. Black Panther

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Wakanda forever, baby! If you somehow live under a rock and didn't get a chance to see the box office hit Black Panther when it came out in theaters, now's your chance! Who knows, it just might inspire you to settle in for a Marvel marathon. There are 43 movies total, so get cozy!

14. The World According to Jeff Goldblum

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If there's one person I could choose to keep me company during a quarantine, it would be Jeff Goldblum. He's such a smooth talker and is genuinely entertaining — and you'll see all of that while learning something new via the World According to Jeff Goldblum series! My favorite episode is the one about tattoos (no, Jeff doesn't have one).

15. Disney Fairy Tale Weddings

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Grab a tissue and watch the love stories of multiple couples unfold before your eyes. The first season of this show originally aired on Freeform, but Disney+ has since created a second season for the streaming platform. From an over-the-top proposal at the Aulani resort to a wedding in front of Cinderella Castle, this show might just make you start planning your own imaginary Disney wedding.

16. The Lion King (original and live-action)

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Cannnnn youuuuu feeeeeel the looooooove toooooniiiiight? SING IT WITH ME, PALS! Watch the original animated flick (it was my first movie in theaters, can you believe?), then follow it up with the new live-action version to compare. I mean, the live-action movie has BEYONCÉ in it. That was enough for me to turn it on.

17. Avatar

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Not sure about you, but I'm totally down for a bit of an escape right now. Turn off the news (for a few — it'll be good for you!) and settle in for a nearly three-hour-long viewing of Avatar. Then, the next time you head over to Animal Kingdom, you'll appreciate all the beauty of Pandora that much more.

18. The Toy Story saga

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Not sure what to do at home this weekend? Watch all four Toy Story films. From the very first flick where we met Woody and Buzz for the first time to the last one in the series with the return of Bo Peep (surprise: she's a badass), you'll find yourself on an emotional roller coaster that'll take you *to infinity and beyond*.

19. The Imagineering Story

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I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say that Disney's The Imagineering Story is my favorite thing on their entire streaming platform. It's just so...magical. The series begins with the development of Disneyland and goes all the way up to the latest additions to Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge. I even cried during some of the episodes because it's so incredible to see what all the things these hard workers have achieved. If you really love Disney, you're gonna want to watch.

20. Tangled

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Let's face it — Rapunzel is the queen of quarantine! Girl spent her entire life locked away in a tower and figured out how to entertain herself while doing so. She's honestly *goals*. We can all get some inspiration from Tangled right now, tbh!

While you're at it, you might as well have a full-blown Disney Princess marathon! All the great ones are available: Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, Moana, Princess and the Frog!

Also, check out this roundup of Tangled-inspired tweets because they made me smile and will probably bring you some joy, too.

21. The Simpsons

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There are 31 seasons of The Simpsons available to stream on Disney+ RIGHT NOW! If you're looking for something to truly keep you occupied for the long run — this is it.

22. Pick of the Litter

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Love dogs and overall wholesome content? Give Pick of the Litter a chance. I watched the entire series as each episode was coming out and haaaated having to wait a whole week for an update on these incredible puppies and their owners. This show will take you on a dog's journey from their puppy days to when they become fully employed guide dogs. You'll learn so much about puppy raisers, trainers, and the entire process of becoming a guide dog. It's really interesting and filled with adorableness we can all appreciate.

23. Star Girl

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Do you remember the book Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli? Yes, the one with the bright blue cover! That's the one! Well, Disney+ has turned it into a movie! It's available now (it just came out on March 13), so you can tune into it right now. It's a musical drama that focuses on self expression and first love. You can't see it, but I have actual heart-eyes right now.

24. Mary Poppins

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I mean, this movie is practically perfect in every way! Whether you haven't watched it in years or you watch it so often you can actually sing all the words to "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious," it's always a good time for a jolly holiday with Mary.

25. Boy Meets World

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Has there ever been a greater love story than Cory and Topanga's? I think NOT. You can indulge in seven season of Boy Meets World and watch the two of them (and Shawn and Eric!) grow up over the years. THEN you can check out the three seasons of Girl Meets World to continue the fun.

26. Free Solo

27. The Sound of Music

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Do you hear that? It's the hills. They're alive. WITH THE SOUND OF MUSIC!!!! Now that we all have lots of time to spare, it's about time we spent three hours watching this classic Julie Andrews film. There's even a built-in intermission you can use to freshen up your snacking situation.

28. Muppet Treasure Island

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Say "ahoy!' again to the Muppets with this movie you probably haven't watched since you were like 5 years old. Sure, you could also watch one of the new Muppets flicks (they're on Disney+ too), but with this one, you can pretend you're a pirate. That makes it number one in my book!

29. The Lizzie McGuire Movie

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Name a more iconic Disney Channel Movie. I'll wait. Hilary Duff plays TWO characters and helps to make a fool out of a prominent Italian "pop star." Added bonus? It'll feel like you're taking a virtual trip to Rome.

30. From Pulp to Pop!

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If you've somehow managed to conquer watching every single Marvel film on Disney+ but are still craving more superhero content, you should give this documentary a try. It's a one-hour special that showcases the history and development of Marvel since 1939. When it's done, you'll have even more respect for Stan Lee than you thought was possible.

31. And soon, Onward !

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Disney recently announced they'll be releasing Pixar's latest film — Onward — early! We'll all be able to stream it starting April 3 (but you can also buy it on digital starting March 20 if you simply cannot wait).

Get your Disney+ subscription now for $6.99 a month or $69.99 a year. If you’re not ready to commit yet, you can test it out for seven days for free!

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