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Hamilton, Beyonce’s Black Is King, and Solo


  • Hamilton is coming! As the Daily Dot reported in May, the full-length film version of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway show will be streamable on July 3, more than a year earlier than originally planned.
  • Other highlights on the July calendar for Disney Plus: The long-awaited arrival of Solo to the Star Wars collection, a Beyonce visual album with tie-ins to the Lion King, and a new Disney+ Originals show, Muppets Now.
  • Disney+ delivers entertainment from the Marvel universe and the Star Wars series, as well as its Disney and Pixar foundation, plus National Geographic movies and shows, for just $6.99 a month. There’s also a bundle deal with Hulu and ESPN+ that starts at $12.99 a month.
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Best New Movies on Disney Plus: July 2020


Hamilton, for the uninitiated, is Lin-Manuel Miranda’s American-history-meets-hip-hop tour de force Broadway show that debuted in 2015 and has been beloved ever since. Save for a few f-bombs that had to be sacrificed to keep a PG-13 rating, the movie version debuting July 3 fully captures an original Broadway production show from July 2016, with Miranda himself in the title role. Fans who want the next best thing to being in the room where it happened are going to be thrilled. (And there’s also a documentary with nine original cast members that will debut on Friday as well from the folks behind The Undefeated, also premiering July 3.)

Lin-Manuel Miranda and Phillipa Soo in Hamilton

Solo: A Star Wars Story

Licensing issues initially kept this 2018 offering from Star Wars completists subscribed to Disney Plus. It’s lived on Netflix for a while, but that changes July 10 when the prequel joins Disney Plus’s Star Wars collection. In Solo, the cavalier Han Solo gets an origin story of sorts, with Chewbacca and Lando Calrissian also prominent in the narrative. Longtime team member Lawrence Kasdan teamed with his son Jonathan to write this movie, adding heist movie elements to the Star Wars formula fans are used to seeing.

Best New Shows on Disney Plus: July 2020

Pixar In Real Life

This innovative show, featuring the talents of Improv Everywhere, takes iconic scenes from Pixar movies and recreates them (or, at least, draws inspiration from them) in and around New York City. This month’s installment draws from Up, with an Improv Everywhere cast member enlisting New Yorkers to watch his balloon cart. Surprises ensue.

Pixar In Real Life

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Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go!

Ciro Nieli, part of the Teen Titans team, is the creative force behind this anime-inspired cartoon series. Five cyborg monkeys and a boy named Chiro, living on a fictional planet called Shuggazoom, do the episode-by-episode battle with evil you’d expect. However, there are some interesting wrinkles to the story; you’ll be able to dig into seasons 1 and 2 starting July 17.

Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go!

Best New Originals and Exclusives on Disney Plus: July 2020

Black Is King

A new Beyonce visual album’s landing by the end of July, and it’s on Disney Plus for a reason. Namely, it draws from The Lion King: The Gift, which Beyonce worked on last year. But from the looks of it, it’s a big, ambitious, visually rich project that meets the moment. As the press statement from Disney and Beyonce’s Parkwood Entertainment, it speaks to “today’s young kings and queens in search of their own crowns” in particular.

Black Is King on Disney Plus July 31

Muppets Now

This new series from the Muppets Studio is its first original for Disney+ as well as its first unscripted series. It’s six episodes long and it features a rather meta plotline: Scooter rushes to make his delivery deadlines and upload the brand-new Muppet series for streaming. It includes plenty of characters and bits from the beloved show, including Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and Beaker’s verging-on-slapstick experiments and lifestyle tips from Miss Piggy.

Muppets Now

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July 2020 New Movies on Disney+

Available July 3

  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
  • Hamilton
  • Ice Age: Collision Course
  • Race to Witch Mountain (2009)
  • The Big Green
  • The Mighty Ducks

Available July 10

Available July 17

  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul
  • Lost City of Machu Picchu
  • The Mousketeers at Walt Disney World

Available July 31

  • Black Is King
  • Cradle of the Gods
  • Hidden Kingdoms of China
  • Hunt for the Abominable Snowman
  • India’s Wild Leopards
  • Surviving the Mount St. Helens Disaster
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July 2020 New Shows on Disney+

Available July 3

  • Animal ER, seasons 1 and 2
  • Disney Family Sundays, episode 135
  • Ice Road Rescue, seasons 1-4
  • It’s a Dog’s Life with Bill Farmer, episode 108
  • One Day at Disney, episode 131
  • Pixar in Real Life, episode 109

Available July 10

  • Critter Fixers: Country Vets, season 1
  • Disney Family Sundays, episode 136
  • Gigantosaurus, season 1
  • It’s a Dog’s Life with Bill Farmer, episode 109
  • One Day at Disney, episode 132
  • Secrets of the Zoo, season 1

Available July 17

  • A Pre-Opening Report from Disneyland
  • Disney Family Sundays, episode 137
  • Disney Junior Music Lullabies
  • It’s a Dog’s Life with Bill Farmer, episode 110 (season finale)
  • Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go!, seasons 1 and 2
  • One Day at Disney, episode 133
  • Wild Chile, season 1

Available July 24

  • Disney Family Sundays, episode 138
  • One Day at Disney, episode 134
  • Wild Congo, season 1
  • Wild Sri Lanka, season 1

Available July 31

  • Alaska Animal Rescue, season 1
  • Animal Showdown, season 1
  • Best Job Ever, season 1
  • Big Cat Games
  • Destination World, season 1
  • Disney Family Sundays, episode 139
  • Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet, season 8
  • Fearless Adventures with Jack Randall, season 1
  • Jungle Animal Rescue, season 1
  • King Fishers, season 1
  • Marvel Funko, seasons 1 and 2
  • Muppets Now, episode 101 (premiere)
  • One Day at Disney, episode 134
  • Weirdest, Bestest, Truest, season 1
  • What Sam Sees, season 1

Disney+ offers one of the most beloved libraries of streaming content online Namely, 500 Walt Disney Studios movies and 7,000 episodes of Walt Disney Television. It also includes selections from Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic, all being members of the Disney family, as well as 30 seasons of The Simpsons. Plus, like any streaming service worth its salt, there are exclusive original productions including Lady and the Tramp, Wandvision, Monsters at Work, and The Mandalorian. One subscription works on up to four devices, and you can even download content directly to your device to watch anytime.

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*First Published: Jun 30, 2020, 12:30 pm

Phil West

Phil West is a veteran professional writer and editor, and the author of two books on soccer, ‘The United States of Soccer,’ and ‘I Believe That We Will Win,’ both from The Overlook Press. His work has appeared most recently in MLSSoccer.com, Pro Soccer USA, Texas Highways, and Howler. Based in Austin, he is also a lecturer in the Writing Program at the University of Texas at San Antonio.

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