5 throwbacks you didn’t know were making a comeback on Disney Plus

CBC Kids News • Published 2019-08-22 12:49

Disney’s new streaming platform will launch Nov. 12

Are you a Disney fan?

These days, it’s hard not to be.

With Disney now owning massive franchises like Star Wars, the Marvel Universe and the Simpsons, you could easily be part of at least one of their fandoms.

And come Nov. 12, all of these titles — including 300 movies and more than 7,500 TV episodes to be exact — will be available to view all in one place with the launch of Disney’s new streaming service, Disney Plus.

Because most of these titles will be removed from other streaming platforms like Netflix, some might consider the $8.99/month subscription fee to be a necessary expense.

That’s right — you won’t be Finding Dory on Netflix anymore.

It’s still unclear whether the Canadian platform will mirror the American Disney Plus exactly.

But aside from Star Wars and an endless roster of animated characters we all expected to see, here are five titles you probably didn’t know were making a Disney Plus comeback.

1. Phineas and Ferb the Movie

Although it’s now been four years since stepbrothers Phineas and Ferb were last on screen, it was announced in April that the two will be back with Perry the Platypus to pull off more shenanigans. The movie is set to be released within a year after Disney Plus launches. That is, if older sister Candace Flynn doesn’t try to foil the plan. (Disney)

2. High School Musical: The Musical: The Series

If this isn’t meta, we don’t know what is. In this mockumentary approach to the beloved musical film, a camera follows a group of high school students as they put on their school’s winter production of High School Musical. In other words, it’s a series about the high school drama that comes with putting up a show about high school drama. Woah, trippy. (Disney/Troy Harvey)

3. The Proud Family Revival

As the first black animated series to air on the Disney Channel, The Proud Family was important to many for its diversity and the challenging topics it explored. Now, 14-year-old Penny Proud will be back for new episodes as Disney+ revives the beloved series. (Disney)

4. Home Alone Remake

OK, so Macaulay Culkin is a bit older now (actually, he’s almost 40), which means we’re about due for a remake of one of the biggest cult classics out there. There aren’t a whole lot of details on the remake yet, so we’ll have to wait and see who will replace Culkin as the newest kid left home alone. (20th Century Fox)

5. Night at the Museum Reimagined 

There haven’t been any announcements for a live action version of Toy Story, so thankfully another Night at the Museum film gets pretty close. Animals, historical figures, and even dinosaurs are expected to again come back to life when the lights go out at New York’s famed Museum of Natural History. Question is, will Ben Stiller be there to hold down the fort? Until Disney releases more details, we’re still-er in the dark on that one. (20th Century Fox) 

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