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The best shows on Disney+ right now

It’s a misconception that Disney+ is meant for families alone. Yes, it’s true that Disney built its reputation on family-friendly entertainment, but the company has been adding powerful brands to its lineup for the last two decades. And it doesn’t get any bigger than Marvel, Star Wars, The Muppets, National Geographic, and Pixar combined with the library of Disney live-action and animated shows. No matter how old you are, or whether you’re still a kid at heart, there’s a show for you at Disney+. And we’re here to help you find it with our updated list of the best shows on Disney+ right now.

If you want to broaden your search, we also have lists of the best movies on Disney+, as well as the best shows on Netflix, the best shows on Amazon Prime, and the best shows on Hulu.

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Just Beyond (2021) new

Just Beyond
Genre Family, Comedy
Created by Seth Grahame-Smith
Seasons: 1
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Remember R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps? Disney+’s Just Beyond is essentially another iteration of that, based upon the graphic novels that Stine created in association with Boom! Studios. Each episode tells a self-contained story of its own, as kids and young adults find themselves thrust into unusual and strange circumstances including alternate worlds, aliens, supernatural creatures, and more. It’s a wonderfully weird universe out there, and it’s only getting weirder.

Wizards of Waverly Place (2007) new

Wizards of Waverly Place
Genre Comedy, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Kids
Created by Todd J. Greenwald
Cast Selena Gomez, David Henrie, Jake T. Austin
Seasons: 4
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Would it surprise you to learn that Disney does have its own Harry Potter, by way of Sabrina the Teenage Witch? Wizards of Waverly Place may not be as serious as Harry’s adventures, but it’s a touchstone show for kids who grew up watching the Disney Channel in the 2000s. Selena Gomez plays Alex Russo, the oldest sibling in a family of wizards. Alex’s brothers, Justin (David Henrie) and Max (Jake T. Austin), are also wizards. But in this world, only one family member can hold onto their powers when they come of age. That means the Russo siblings are in competition with each other, even though they remain close as a family.

TRON: Uprising (2012) new

TRON: Uprising
Genre Action & Adventure, Animation, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Created by Edward Kitsis, Adam Horowitz
Cast Mandy Moore, Elijah Wood, Emmanuelle Chriqui
Seasons: 1
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It’s unfortunate that there’s only a single season of Tron: Uprising, but what a season it was! This is the high point of the Tron franchise, with beautifully realized animation and a strong story about Beck (Elijah Wood), a young program who may be the next Tron. Bruce Boxleitner reprises his role as the original Tron, and he mentors Beck as he starts a resistance movement against the forces of Clu. Beck leads a double life in part to protect his friends, Mara (Mandy Moore) and Zed (Nate Corddry). But Beck also finds himself drawn to the enemy general, Paige (Emmanuelle Chriqui), a female program whose loyalties to the regime are conflicted by her empathy and her intelligence.

Gargoyles (1994) new

Gargoyles
Genre Animation, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Action & Adventure
Created by Frank Paur, Greg Weisman
Cast Keith David, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Jeff Bennett
Seasons: 3
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In 1994, Disney didn’t have many action oriented brands like Marvel or Star Wars. What it did have was Gargoyles, an amazing animated series that seemed to take its style from Batman: The Animated Series. However, Gargoyles surpassed its influences with a dense and compelling mythology about gargoyles from 994 A.D. who awakened in the present after being trapped in stone for 1,000 years. Goliath (Keith David) leads the surviving gargoyles, and he forms a special bond with police detective Eliza Maza (Salli Richardson). Their slow burn romance was set against the backdrop of fantasy and sci-fi stories that remain among the best that Disney has ever made.

Star Wars: Visions (2021)

Star Wars: Visions
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Genre Animation, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Action & Adventure
Seasons: 1
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Lucasfilm delivered a new spin on Star Wars with this anime anthology series that includes nine short films produced by Japanese animation studios and inspired by the beloved sci-fi saga set in a galaxy far, far away. Set throughout the Star Wars timeline — and in some cases, outside of it — the films filter the franchise through a fresh lens that also offers some fascinating new stories voiced by an all-star cast of actors. Among the highlights in Star Wars: Visions are the Akira Kurosawa-inspired tale The Duel, and the surprising, post-Rise of Skywalker story told in The Ninth Jedi, among other great episodes.

Behind the Attraction (2021)

Behind the Attraction
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72%
Genre Documentary
Created by Brian Volk-Weiss
Cast Paget Brewster
Seasons: 1
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Brian Volk-Weiss, the filmmaker responsible for the popular, nostalgia-inducing documentary series The Toys That Made Us and The Movies That Made Us, turns his attention to the Disney theme parks with this surprisingly deep dive into the history, evolution, and future of some of the most famous Disney attractions around the world. From The Haunted Mansion and Jungle Cruise to the Disney hotels, castles, and even the parks’ groundbreaking transportation systems, the series covers a lot of ground — literally — as it explores how Disney’s park experience has changed over time. Dwayne Johnson, who co-produced the series with Volk-Weiss, even makes an appearance, with Paget Brewster narrating the episodes. And yes, in case you’re wondering, there’s an entire episode dedicated to It’s A Small World.

The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers (2021)

The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers
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72%
Genre Family, Comedy
Created by Steven Brill, Josh Goldsmith, Cathy Yuspa
Cast Lauren Graham, Emilio Estevez, Brady Noon
Seasons: 1
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Everyone’s favorite ragtag hockey team is back in this original series that picks up years after the events of the movie franchise. The Mighty Ducks are now a highly selective junior hockey squad with no room for plucky upstarts, and after an ambitious young boy finds himself cut from the team, his mother decides to form a new team to challenge the Ducks’ dominance — with a little help from an old-school coach with some Mighty Ducks history of his own, Gordon Bombay. Emilio Estevez returns to the role of iconic Coach Bombay, with Lauren Graham and Brady Noon playing the mother-son duo who inspires the creation of the new team.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008)

Star Wars: The Clone Wars
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Genre Action & Adventure, Animation, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Created by George Lucas
Cast James Arnold Taylor, Corey Burton, Dee Bradley Baker
Seasons: 7
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The Clone Wars feature film, which also serves as the series pilot, is not good. The animated series that followed that film is very, very good. Although The Clone Wars started as a typical action-adventure cartoon, it quickly morphed into something much more complex: A thorough and nuanced examination of the horrors of war in the Star Wars universe. Across seven seasons, The Clone Wars both deepened and expanded the Star Wars franchise in all kinds of unexpected ways. Even better? The end isn’t really the end — the story continues in The Clone Wars‘ also-great follow-up, Star Wars Rebels.

So Weird (1999)

So Weird
Genre Mystery, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Kids
Created by Tom J. Astle
Cast Cara DeLizia, Mackenzie Phillips, Alexz Johnson
Seasons: 3
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So Weird was never the biggest Disney Channel series, but over the years, it’s become a cult classic. The title tells you why. In this X-Files-inspired series, a teenage girl tries to find a way to communicate with her dead father while touring with her rock-star mom and ends up running afoul of ghosts, vampires, Bigfoot, angels, and all kinds of other paranormal creatures. If you want something darker than the typical Disney Channel fare, look no further. You’ve found it.
The stars of Disney's Diary of a President series.

Diary of a Future President

Diary of a Future President follows Elena (Tess Romero), a 12-year-old Cuban American girl, a middle schooler with dreams of becoming a future POTUS. The show features voice-over work and flash-forward appearances from Gina Rodriguez, playing the adult Elena, as she reads from Elena’s middle school diary and leads a political campaign. Rodriguez produces through her own I Can & I Will production company, alongside CBS Television Studios, with episodes premiering on Disney+. The show does a good job of balancing coming-of-age tribulations with witty humor. It’s sharp and heartfelt writing, for sure, which helped to net Diary a second season through Disney+.

Created by: Illana Peña
Cast: Tess Romero, Selenis Leyva, Gina Rodriguez
Number of seasons: 2

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Bob Woodruff, Mack Woodruff, and a guide appear in a scene from Rogue Trip.

Rogue Trip

After being injured in a roadside bombing while working as a correspondent in Iraq, ABC News correspondent Bob Woodruff developed a new lease on life and opted to face fear head-on instead of shying away from it. Part of his journey includes this National Geographic series where he, along with his son, Mack, visits six regions that are known for conflict. As the pair go to Colombia, Papua New Guinea, Ethiopia, Pakistan, Lebanon, and Ukraine, viewers will not only learn about the regions and their cultures and history, but also get to experience father and son’s touching bond.

Created by: N/A
Cast: Bob Woodruff, Mack Woodruff
Number of seasons: 1

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The cast of Raven's Home stands in front of a wall.

Raven’s Home

Raven’s Home is a current Disney Channel show and sequel series to That’s So Raven (2003-2007)Taking place a decade after the latter, Raven’s Home finds the titular Raven (Raven-Symoné) as a divorced single mother of two rooming with best friend Chelsea (Anneliese van der Pol) and her own kids in Chicago. Fans of That’s So Raven will be pleased to know that, yes, Raven is still psychic. And now her son is, too. Raven’s Home brings all the familiar hijinks and psychic vision plotting of the original Raven, while effectively tackling the modern-day struggles of both parents and their preteens.

Created by: Michael Poryes and Susan Sherman
Cast: Raven-Symoné, Issac Ryan Brown, Navia Robinson
Number of seasons: 3

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Hayley Atwell in Marvel's Agent Carter series.

Agent Carter

A spinoff from Marvel’s Captain America films, Agent Carter stars Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter, the love of Captain America’s life, in the aftermath of Captain America’s tragic accident at the end of World War II. Now, Agent Carter is virtually unstoppable in her fight against new atomic threats. After a career in New York, however, she relocates to Los Angeles for her most dangerous assignment yet. Working in the bright lights of Hollywood, she’ll need all of the help and cunning of her new friends and allies to take on her most sinister threat yet. With Peggy Carter playing a big role in Marvel’s What If? series, there’s never been a better time to find out why she’s such an important character in the MCU.

Created by: Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely
Cast: Hayley Atwell, James D’Arcy, Chad Michael Murray
Number of seasons: 2

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A crowd of characters on stage in a scene from The Muppet Show.

The Muppet Show

When Disney+ launched, classic variety series The Muppet Show was conspicuously absent from its library. That terrible mistake was finally addressed when all five seasons of the show were added to the streaming service in February 2021. The series joins the various Muppets movies and modern Muppets projects like Muppets Now on the service, and offers a great reminder of just how groundbreaking The Muppet Show was when it premiered in 1975. Over the course of its run, a long list of A-list celebrities joined Kermit, Miss Piggy, and the rest of the Muppets gang, including Steve Martin, Diana Ross, Elton John, and even Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill.

Created by: Jim Henson
Cast: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt, Fran Brill
Number of seasons: 5

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The cast of Disney's Doogie Kameāloha, M.D. series.

Doogie Kameāloha, M.D.

Disney’s reboot of ’90s teen-doctor series Doogie Howser, M.D. isn’t a sequel or spinoff, but rather the story of another teenage prodigy who finds herself saddled with the nickname “Doogie” due to awareness of the classic ABC series in the show’s fictional world. Peyton Elizabeth Lee portrays Lahela “Doogie” Kameāloha, a graduate of Harvard Medical School at just 16 years old, who finds herself juggling the responsibilities of a medical career with the trials and tribulations of teenage life. Fortunately, the Hawaiian teenager has plenty of friends and family around her to help. With positive reviews for its first few episodes, the series has proven to be just as rewarding for the children of parents who grew up with Doogie Howser as it is for kids discovering the premise for the very first time.

Created by: Kourtney Kang
Cast: Peyton Elizabeth Lee, Emma Meisel
Number of seasons: 1

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The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (2021)

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier
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Genre Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Drama, War & Politics
Created by Malcolm Spellman
Cast Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Wyatt Russell
Seasons: 1
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Following the success of WandaVision, the next chapter of the Marvel Cinematic Universe unfolds in The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, which follows Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan’s MCU characters Sam Wilson and James “Bucky” Barnes, respectively, as they navigate a world thrown into chaos after the events of Avengers: Endgame. As Wilson deals with the ramifications of Captain America passing his shield to him, Barnes struggles to reconcile his villainous past with his uncertain future. As if that wasn’t enough, the series throws villain Helmut Zemo (Daniel Brühl) into the mix, too.
The clone troopers of The Bad Batch stand in front of a war-ravaged backdrop of smoke.

Star Wars: The Bad Batch

The Star Wars saga continues in this series set after the overlapping events of Episode III — Revenge of the Sith and the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars, but before the events of the franchise-spawning Episode IV — A New Hope. The series follows the members of Clone Force 99, a unique group of clone troopers whose genetic mutations during the cloning process (which earned them the nickname “The Bad Batch”) gave them specialized abilities. First introduced in The Clone Wars, the characters were a hit among Star Wars fans, and The Bad Batch explores what happened to them after the war ended and Order 66 forced many of their fellow clones to kill the Jedi they served alongside.

Created by: Dave Filoni
Cast: Dee Bradley Baker, Michelle Ang
Number of seasons: 1

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A scene from the Phineas and Ferb animated series featuring the cast.

Phineas and Ferb

Stepbrothers Phineas and Ferb are going to have the best summer vacation they can, the only way they know how: By building ludicrous and extremely dangerous contraptions in their backyard and avoiding the wrath of their older sister, Candace. Phineas and Ferb has the same energy as Family Guy (co-creator Dan Povenmire used to work on Fox’s animated sitcom), but it’s not nearly as raunchy, leading to a show that the whole family can enjoy. It’s a great time to catch up on Phineas and Ferb, too: A spinoff movie, Candace Against the Universe, is now available for streaming on Disney+.

Created by: Dan Povenmire and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh
Cast: Vincent Martella, Thomas Sangster, Ashley Tisdale
Number of seasons: 4

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An image of Darkwing Duck swinging into action.

Darkwing Duck

By day, Drake Mallard is a regular suburbanite who frets over his adopted daughter, Gosalyn. By night, he’s Darkwing Duck, a masked superhero who spends the midnight hours fighting crime alongside his pilot sidekick, Launchpad McQuack. Sure, sometimes Darkwing’s ego gets in the way of stopping evildoers, but when push comes to shove he’s not just the hero that St. Canard needs. He’s the hero that St. Canard deserves.

Created by: Tad Stones
Cast: Jim Cummings, Christine Cavanaugh, Terry McGovern
Number of seasons: 3

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The cast of the series Boys Meets World.

Boy Meets World

For seven seasons, audiences watched Cory Matthews (Ben Savage), his on-again, off-again girlfriend, Topanga (Danielle Fishel), his older brother, Eric (Will Friedle), and his best friend, Shawn (Rider Strong), navigate middle school, high school, and college, usually with the help of their teacher/principal/friend Mr. Feeny (William Daniels). While Boy Meets World tackled heady issues like divorce, child abuse, and underage alcoholism, it was also a sweet and funny TGIF staple that earned legions of fans — not to mention a spinoff called Girl Meets World, which is also available on Disney+.

Created by: Michael Jacobs and April Kelly
Cast: Ben Savage, Danielle Fishel, Rider Strong, Will Friedle
Number of seasons:
7

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Paul Bettany and Elizabeth Olsen in Marvel's WandaVision series.

WandaVision

This original series is the first project in Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and follows Avengers teammates Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany) as they settle into a perfect suburban life together — only to discover that everything is not as it seems. Set after the events of Avengers: Endgame, the nine-episode WandaVision filters the pair’s life together through classic sitcom tropes, and poses plenty of questions about exactly how the duo ended up where they are while giving its stars ample opportunity to explore the funny side of superheroes in suburbia.

Created by: Jac Schaeffer
Cast: Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany
Number of seasons: 1

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Spider-Man (1994)

Spider-Man
Genre Animation, Action & Adventure
Created by Stan Lee, Steve Ditko
Cast Christopher Daniel Barnes, Roscoe Lee Browne, Jennifer Hale
Seasons: 5
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Widely regarded as the best Spider-Man animated series ever made, Spider-Man (also known as Spider-Man: The Animated Series) premiered in 1994 during the height of the ’90s comics boom and managed to be one of the few superhero series of the era to be both critically and commercially successful, running for five highly acclaimed seasons. Over the course of the show’s 65 episodes, the series explored Peter Parker’s life both in and out of costume and took the unusual (at the time) approach of having lengthy, season-long story arcs unfold in addition to more traditional episodic adventures.
A prmotional image of celebrities and their school photos for Disney's Becoming series.

Becoming

LeBron James is behind this documentary series that delves into the backstories of famous entertainers, taking them back to their hometowns and learning about their early lives, what inspired them, their struggles along the way, and how they got their big breaks. Along with the celebrities recalling events in their own words, loved ones are also interviewed to share their perspectives. The first 10 episodes feature a range of celebrity figures, from actor Adam Devine to singer Colby Caillat, dancer Julianne Hough, TV personality Nick Cannon, athlete Rob Gronkowski, and others.

Created by: LeBron James, Maverick Carter
Cast: Various
Number of seasons: 1

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Peggy Carter leading a military unit in a scene from Marvel's What If? series.

What If?

What if Peggy Carter got the super-soldier serum instead of Steve Rogers? What if T’Challa didn’t want to be Black Panther and became Star-Lord instead? What if various other key moments in the Marvel Cinematic Universe happened differently? That’s the premise of Marvel’s animated anthology series What If?, which explores the alternate histories that spin out of small changes in the MCU timeline that end up changing the franchise’s status quo in some big ways. Not only does the series offer some intriguing questions to ponder about the evolution of the MCU, but it also features many of the same actors from live-action Marvel films voicing the animated versions of their characters.

Created by: A.C. Bradley
Cast: Jeffrey Wright, various MCU actors
Number of seasons: 1

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Miley Cyrus as Hannah Montana in the Disney+ series.

Hannah Montana

By day, she’s regular teenager Miley Stewart. By night, she’s international pop star Hannah Montana — and almost nobody knows her secret. Sound like trouble? Oh, it is. Not only did Hannah Montana launch Miley Cyrus’ career (and helped revitalize that of her real-life and on-screen father, Billy Ray Cyrus), but it’s also the highest-rated show in Disney Channel history. If you grew up with Miley, Disney+ gives you the perfect chance to revisit the series: Every episode is available on Disney+ right now.

Created by: Michael Poryes, Rich Correll, Barry O’ Brien
Cast: Miley Cyrus, Billy Ray Cyrus, Emily Osment
Number of seasons: 4

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Patrick J. Adams in a scene from The Right Stuff.

The Right Stuff

Loosely based on the Tom Wolfe novel of the same name released in 1979, this historical drama takes viewers back in time and into the origins of the creation of the U.S. space program. The Mercury Seven astronauts travel from the Mojave Desert to space as they obsessively compete with one another and become instant celebrities. There are eight parts in the first season, which has been better reviewed by viewers than critics. That said, while some call the series and storylines clichéd, others laud the striking visuals and great acting that make it worth watching.

Created by: Mark Lafferty (based on The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe)
Cast: Patrick J. Adams, Jake McDorman, Colin O’Donoghue
Number of seasons: 1

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The alien hosts of Earth to Ned on Disney+ streaming service.

Earth to Ned

This clever talk show is hosted by Ned, an extraterrestrial being who came to Earth intending to conquer the planet but ended up falling in love with its pop culture and celebrities. The series premiered in September with a 10-episode first season that featured a wide range of guests, from Andy Richter and Community actress Gillian Jacobs to a special Star Wars-themed episode featuring Billy Dee Williams and BB-8. The entertainment of the unscripted interviews in each episode is only matched by The Jim Henson Company’s impressive puppetry that brings Ned and his supporting cast of animatronic characters to life.

Created by: The Jim Henson Company
Cast: Ned, Cornelius
Number of seasons: 2

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Kim and her best friend in a scene from the Kim Possible animated series.

Kim Possible

Middleton, USA. Happy homes, good schools, plenty of evil. Fortunately, an extraordinary, crime-fighting teen named Kim Possible (Christy Carlson Romano) lives just around the corner. Kim Possible episodes each follow a day in the life of the titular character. A day could be tough because of school or tough because of superhuman battles with the notorious Dr. Drakken. Luckily, Kim’s got best friend Ron (Will Friedle) and bedroom computer genius Wade (Tahj Mowry) to back her up. Together, they are Team Possible. Call her, beep her if you want to reach her. Kim Possible ran from 2002 to 2007 on the Disney Channel, becoming one of the network’s most popular animated series.

Created by: Bob Schooler, Mark McCorkle
Cast: Christy Carlson Romano, Will Friedle, Tahj Mowry
Number of seasons: 4

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The monster characters of Disney's Monsters at Work series.

Monsters at Work

Set after the events of 2001’s Monsters, Inc., this series follows newly graduated Monsters University alumni Tylor Tuskmon (Ben Feldman) as he tries to adapt to the changing world around him. With the city of Monstropolis now fueled by laughter instead of screams, Tylor toils away as a mechanic while dreaming of getting the chance to work with his idols, Mike Wazowski (Billy Crystal) and James “Sulley” Sullivan (John Goodman). The hit franchise continues in this series, which brings back many of the series’ veteran cast members.

Created by: Bobs Gannaway
Cast: Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Ben Feldman
Number of seasons: 1

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The Mysterious Benedict Society (2021)

The Mysterious Benedict Society
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Genre Family, Action & Adventure
Created by Todd Slavkin, Darren Swimmer
Cast Tony Hale, Kristen Schaal, Mystic Inscho
Seasons: 1
The leader of a secret organization recruits a group of children with special talents for a dangerous mission in this adaptation of Trenton Lee Stewart’s young-adult book series, which premiered in June to positive reviews from critics and general audiences alike. The series casts Arrested Development actor Tony Hale as the titular Mr. Benedict, who brings together the ragtag team of kids in order to save the world from a villain implanting subliminal messages in the world’s population. Kristen Schaal, MaameYaa Boafo, and Ryan Hurst play supporting roles in the series, while Mystic Inscho, Seth B. Carr, Emmy DeOliveira, and Marta Kessler play the kids tasked with stopping the nefarious plan.
Alfonso Ribeiro in AFV

America’s Funniest Home Videos

Before the internet, silly videos went viral via America’s Funniest Home Videos. After 30 seasons, AFV isn’t quite the appointment viewing it once was, but Disney+ has a massive vault of episodes that will bring you back to a more innocent time, when kids, pets, and adults getting caught on tape in unfortunate situations was something truly special. Just because you can scroll through thousands of viral videos on social media doesn’t mean you’re going to find some of the gems of old-school AFV.

Created by: Vin Di Bona
Cast: Bob Saget, Alfonso Ribeiro, Tom Bergeron
Number of seasons: 30

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Loki on Disney+

Loki

Marvel’s Asgardian trickster finally gets his own solo adventure in this Disney+ original series that brings back MCU veteran Tom Hiddleston as the titular god of mischief. After the events of Avengers: Endgame cut Loki loose in the MCU timeline, this series explores what happens when the trickster finds himself forced to work with an interdimensional agency to prevent just the sort of chaos he’s accustomed to creating. Owen Wilson joins Hiddleston in the show’s cast, and new episodes of the series premiere weekly on Disney+.

Created by: Michael Waldron
Cast: Tom Hiddleston, Owen Wilson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw
Number of seasons: 1

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The characters in Disney's Gravity Falls series seated around a campfire.

Gravity Falls

When Dipper and Mabel Pines decide to spend the summer with their great uncle Stan, a huckster who runs Gravity Falls’ No. 1 tourist trap, the Mystery Shack, they don’t know what they’re in for. Gravity Falls is kind of like a kid-friendly mashup of the X-Files and Twin Peaks. It’s also equal parts thrilling and hilarious, and one of the best cartoons of the past 20 years. You’ll come for Gravity Falls‘ long-running mystery and bizarre creatures, but it’s the delightful characters that’ll keep you around. Gravity Falls is weird, but it sure has a lot of heart.

Created by: Alex Hirsch
Cast: Jason Ritter, Kristen Schaal, Linda Cardellini
Number of seasons: 2

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The Proud Family

The Proud Family

The Proud Family was groundbreaking TV for the Disney Channel. Disney’s first animated show centered entirely on an African-American family, The Proud Family is a delightful, sometimes zany coming of age show following the precocious Penny as she navigates the early years of adolescence. Balancing family, friends, school, and everything else teens do is always easier said than done but it certainly doesn’t help that Penny’s multi-generational household seems to have a knack for getting into larger-than-life hijinks.

Created by: Bruce W. Smith
Cast: Kyla Pratt, Tommy Davidson, Paula Jai Parker
Number of seasons: 2

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The Simpsons cast

The Simpsons

What’s left to say about The Simpsons? Bart, Homer, Marge, Lisa, and Maggie aren’t just cartoon characters. They’re cultural icons, not to mention stars of the longest-running sitcom in American history. Sure, by this point, there are probably more bad Simpsons episodes than good ones, but that doesn’t matter. On Disney+, you can revisit the glory days of seasons 1 through 10 as much as you want. Trust us. Those will never get old.

Created by: Matt Groening
Cast: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith
Number of seasons: 31

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DuckTales (2017)

DuckTales
Genre Family, Comedy, Animation
Created by Matt Youngberg, Francisco Angones
Cast David Tennant, Danny Pudi, Ben Schwartz
Seasons: 3
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Reboots of beloved classic animated series don’t always work, but Disney managed to recapture lightning in a bottle with DuckTales, its re-imagined spin on the 1987 series with the insanely catchy theme song. Not only does the series give Huey, Dewey, and Louie’s adventures with Scrooge McDuck a modern makeover that’s as entertaining for adults as it is for kids, but it also introduces a few new characters to the mix — including young adventurer Webby Vanderquack — and features an impressive voice cast. That cast includes former Doctor Who star David Tennant as Scrooge, as well as Danny Pudi, Ben Schwartz, and Bobby Moynihan, and Kate Micucci. A multiple award winner and critical darling, DuckTales proves that some stories never get old.
Prop Culture

Prop Culture

Created, executive produced, and hosted by prop collector extraordinaire Dan LaniganProp Culture follows Dan across the globe as he tracks down classic Disney film props. Each episode focuses on one Disney film and features conversations with the cast and crew of each famous flick, along with Disney Archive staff and other surprise guests. Fans of Mary Poppins will be thrilled when the character’s famous carpet bag makes an appearance. Other films of focus include TronThe Nightmare Before ChristmasPirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Honey, I Shrunk the KidsThe Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, and The Muppet Movie.

Created by: Jason C. Henry, Dan Lanigan
Cast: Dan Lanigan
Number of seasons: 1

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Running Wild With Bear Grylls

Running Wild With Bear Grylls

With Running Wild, popular outdoor survival expert Bear Grylls put a new spin on his reality series by inviting a celebrity (or two) on a new set of adventures in harsh environments around the world. After airing on NBC for its first four seasons, the popular show moved to National Geographic for its fifth and sixth seasons, which featured Grylls teaching Brie Larson, Dave Bautista, Channing Tatum, Danica Patrick, and other celebrities how to survive in various regions. Destinations in the fifth and sixth seasons — which are both available on Disney+ now — included Iceland, Panama, Sierra Nevada, and Moab, Utah, among other breathtaking — but dangerous — locales.

Created by: Delbert Shoopman
Cast: Bear Grylls
Number of seasons: 2

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The Mandalorian

The first live-action Star Wars series got off to a surprising start, and things are only going to get wilder as time goes on. In this groundbreaking series from Iron Man director Jon Favreau, Pedro Pascal stars as a bounty hunter who travels through the Star Wars Universe’s seedy underbelly, brushing up against ex-Imperial warlords, former Rebel shock troopers, assassin droids, and all other kinds of ne’er-do-wells — all while protecting an adorable piece of precious cargo. Featuring the talents of Timothy Olyphant, Werner Herzog, Ming-Na Wen, Nick Nolte, Gina Carano, and Giancarlo Esposito — and that’s just in front of the camera — this series is something special.

Created by: Jon Favreau
Cast: Pedro Pascal, Carl Weathers, Gina Carano
Number of seasons: 2

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Marvel’s 616

This anthology documentary series explores various topics within and around the Marvel Comics universe, its rich history, and the fans that have made it one of the most popular franchises in the world. While that’s all well and good, the series’ deep dive into Marvel’s legacy is a surprisingly deep, heartfelt journey through some of the brand’s iconic elements, strangest moments, and the ways it is evolving to better represent its diverse fanbase. Gillian Jacobs, Paul Scheer, and other familiar faces both host and direct episodes within the series, which explores such topics as the origin of “The Japanese Spider-Man,” the forgotten characters of the Marvel universe, and how female creators and the stories they tell are shaping Marvel’s future.

Created by: Marvel New Media
Cast: Various
Number of seasons: 1

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X-Men: The Animated Series

Wolverine and the X-Men (also available on Disney+) might be the superior cartoon, but there’s still nothing quite like X-Men: The Animated Series. The phenomenally catchy theme song. The ludicrous Jim Lee-designed costumes. The weird, funny moments that have sparked a thousand memes. This Saturday morning cartoon was many fans’ first introduction to Marvel’s merry mutants, and it remains one of the most popular takes on the characters. Nostalgia: It’s powerful stuff.

Created by: Eric Lewald, Sidney Iwanter, Mark Edens
Cast: Norm Spencer, Cathal J. Dodd, Lenore Zann
Number of seasons: 5

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