The big highlight this month is The Little Mermaid, which emerges from the depths to land on Disney+ at the start of September. There is much more to enjoy over the next few weeks, including the second season of I Am Groot and continuing episodes of Star Wars: Ahsoka.
Check out our highlights below and then keep scrolling to take a look at some of the other titles landing on Disney+ USA this September.
Please note: This list is correct at the time of writing but the Disney+ schedule may be subject to change.
Doc McStuffins: The Doc & Bella Are In!
Inspired by Disney Junior’s Peabody Award-winning “Doc McStuffins,” this new short-form series introduces younger viewers to Bella Bunnynose, an adorable plush bunny who dreams of being a doctor.
I Am Groot – Season 2
Vin Diesel is back as the voice of Groot in five new animated shorts. Not a lot is known about the adventures the mischievous sapling will experience in this second season, but according to the official synopsis, he will find himself “exploring the universe and beyond aboard the Guardians’ spaceships, coming face-to-face—or nose-to-nose—with new and colorful creatures and environments.”
Check out the trailer above for snippets of his latest adventures.
9/11: One Day in America
Disney+ is showing a number of documentaries to commemorate the tragic events of 9/11 this month. This 6-episode series examines the harrowing moments of the historic morning of September 11, 2001, when the world was changed forever by the devastating terrorist attacks in America. The series uses archival footage, eyewitness accounts, and never-before-seen footage to shed light on that terrible day.
The Little Mermaid (2023)
Not every live-action remake of Disney’s animated classics has been worthwhile but The Little Mermaid is better than most. In our review of the film, we said “the human characters have a lot more depth than those in the original” and called it a “great one-time watch.” The weak special effects let the film down, however, so while it’s an entertaining movie, it does contain the CGI problems that marred some of the other Disney remakes. It’s still worth a watch though, especially for younger viewers.
Here’s the movie’s synopsis:
“The Little Mermaid is the beloved story of Ariel, a beautiful and spirited young mermaid with a thirst for adventure. The youngest of King Triton’s daughters and the most defiant, Ariel longs to find out more about the world beyond the sea and, while visiting the surface, falls for the dashing Prince Eric. While mermaids are forbidden from interacting with humans, Ariel must follow her heart. She makes a deal with the evil sea witch, Ursula, which gives her a chance to experience life on land but ultimately places her life – and her father’s crown – in jeopardy.”
2000s Greatest Tragedies
As the title suggests, this National Geographic documentary sheds light on the decade that brought us destruction on an unimaginable scale. From the assault on the Twin Towers to the devastating Tsunami that wreaked havoc and destruction across Southeast Asia, people around the world were shaken by these terrible events that marred the new millennium.
Bin Laden’s Hard Drive
The declassified hard drives that were taken from the compound where Osama Bin Laden was killed are used in this TV special to give us an insight into the mind of the ruthless mass murderer.
George W. Bush: The 9-11 Interview
This documentary from 2011 marked the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Former President George W. Bush gives a first-person account of his experience on that fateful September day and discusses how he reacted to the tragedy.
Animals Up Close With Bertie Gregory
In this 6-episode series, Bertie Gregory takes us to the most spectacular corners of our planet to capture the daily lives of extraordinary animals in their natural habitats. Armed with drones and other state-of-the-art camera technologies, Bertie and his team brave subzero seas and snow-capped mountains to reveal the challenges these animals endure.
Lang Lang Plays Disney
In this brand new musical special filmed at the Royal Albert Hall, the world-renowned pianist Lang Lang showcases unique arrangements of some of Disney’s most popular songs. Joined by London’s Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, he treats audiences to such Disney classics as “Let It Go,” “We Don’t Talk About Bruno”, and “When You Wish Upon a Star.”
Through documentary segments, we also get insight into the world of Lang Lang and his love for Disney dating back to his childhood in China.
Pupstruction – Season 1
Pupstruction centres on crew leader Phinny, an innovative young corgi who dreams up some of the biggest and wildest ideas to help his town of Petsburg. Joining him on his mission is his loyal crew, which includes Roxy, a rottweiler with a can-do attitude, Tank, a snack-obsessed mastiff, and Luna, a comically spontaneous sheepdog!
Zombies: The Re-Animated Series – Season 1
This animated short-form series continues the adventures of fan favorites Zed, Addison, and the Seabrook crew from the hit “ZOMBIES” franchise. The friends encounter all kinds of new monsters in these short films, including carnivorous plant monsters and evil clones.
Here’s the synopsis (from IMDB):
“In Zed and Addison’s final year at school, Seabrook has become a haven for monsters and humans, but when intergalactic outsiders show up to compete in the Cheer-Off, Seabrook suspects that they may want more than a friendly competition.”
All Wet (1927)
Star Wars: Ahsoka – Episode 4
Trolley Troubles (1927)
Bone Trouble (1940)
Mickey’s Kangaroo (1935)
Playful Pluto (1934)
Pluto, Junior (1942)
The Barn Dance (1929)
Star Wars: Ahsoka – Episode 5
Marvel Studios’ Assembled: The Making of the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir – Season 5
Raven’s Home – Season 6
Marvel’s Spidey and his Amazing Friends – Season 7
Master & Apprentice: A Special Look at Ahsoka
Star Wars: Ahsoka – Episode 6
Marvel Studios’ Assembled: The Making of Secret Invasion
The Ghost and Molly McGee – Season 2
PJ Masks: Power Heroes – Season 1
Star Wars: Ahsoka – Episode 7
To Catch a Smuggler – Season 5
Marvel Studio Legends
Disney’s Launchpad – Season 2
What will you be adding to your Disney+ watchlist this month? Let us know in the comments below.