Parents’ Guide to Star on Disney+ – and more Disney+ treats coming soon
On February 23rd, a new brand – Star – is being added to Disney+, joining all the content already there from Marvel, Star Wars, Pixar, National Geographic and Disney.
Star will bring hundreds of television shows and movies to Disney+ , including the new series Big Sky and Love, Victor (a spin-off from the movie Love, Simon), as well as classic shows like Lost, How I Met Your Mother, Prison Break, The X-Files, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Atlanta and movies including Beaches, The Devil Wears Prada, Ed Wood and Independence Day as well as more family-friendly or teen fare like The Fault In Our Stars, The Maze Runner, Three Fugitives and Simon Birch.
Obviously, quite a few of these new series and movies aren’t suitable for kids, so Disney is launching parental controls on February 23rd, allowing parents/carers to separate the more grown-up content from the many child-friendly movies and TV series already available. This will include the option to set limits on access to content for specific profiles based on content ratings, and allow a PIN to lock profiles that have access to more mature content.
Here’s someone you may recognise to explain it:
For example, main account holders will be able to select bespoke content ratings for each profile, e.g. 6+, 9+, 12+, 14+, 16+ and 18+ and once a content rating is applied, only relevant content will be available in that specific profile and via the search.
For more information, and how to subscribe visit: disneyplus.com
COMING SOON TO DISNEY+
And if you are thinking of signing up to Disney+, here are some of the new shows and movies being added to the streaming service in 2021 that are suitable for the whole family:
Flora & Ulysses – 19th February
A live action movie about 10 year old Flora, who rescues a squirrel with superhero powers. The Movies4Kids review is here.
The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers – early 2021
Fans of the Mighty Ducks movies will rejoice at the news that the franchise is returning, now set in the present day as the Mighty Ducks have evolved from scrappy underdogs to a powerhouse youth hockey team. And best of all, Emilio Estevez is back, too!
The Falcon And The Winter Soldier – 19th March
Following on from the superbly quirky WandaVision that began in January, this is the next Marvel Universe series with Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson (aka The Falcon) and Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes (the Winter Soldier).
Loki – May
Tom Hiddleston returns as the God of Mischief in a new series that takes place after the events of Avengers Endgame. Owen Wilson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Sophia Di Martino and Richard E Grant also star.
What If…? – summer
Marvel Studios’ first animated series focuses on different heroes from the MSC and reimagines famous events from the movies in unexpected ways.
Dug Days – autumn
Dug, the loveable dog from Up, gets his own series of animated shorts. Fans of Pixar should also note that Pixar Popcorn, a series of shorts featuring Pixar characters in bite-size stories, debuted on Disney+ in January.
Diary Of A Wimpy Kid – 2021
No date as yet but we’re looking forward to an animated movie version of the popular Wimpy Kid books, coming later this year.
Night At The Museum – 2021
An animated movie adaptation of the Night At The Museum, where the exhibits at New York’s Natural History Museum come alive, is expected later this year.
The Mysterious Benedict Society – 2021
A new series based on the bestseller by Trenton Lee Stewart. A group of orphans, placed undercover at a boarding school known as The Institute, must foil a nefarious plot that could have global ramifications.