Disney+ Release Guide 12/15-29: A Special Date for The Mandalorian, New Episodes of High School Musical, Jeff Goldblum, New Films, and MORE!

Prep for your holiday binge watching! We’ve got the release schedule for Disney+ from December 15 to 29! The schedule already finds us saying a temporary goodbye to The Mandalorian and The Child as the first season comes to a close. But, don’t worry, new films are being added to the library, new series are making debuts, and a new original film is also premiering in time for the holidays.

As quickly as we met The Child we have to say goodbye ©Lucasfilm

Though Disney+ is only a few weeks old we are accustomed to episodes for its series being released on Fridays. The Mandalorian will have a special Wednesday release day — with that episode coming on December 18, two days before the release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. The December 18th episode of The Mandalorian will include a special look at the new film.

Disney+ Release Schedule

The Mandalorian Episode/Chapter Release Dates

Will we find out more about The Child before season finale? ©Disney Lucasfilm

December 18: Chapter 7
Special Date — and sneak peek at Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

An old rival extends an invitation for The Mandalorian to make peace. This episode will include an exclusive sneak peek at Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, in theaters everywhere on December 20.

December 27: Chapter 8
Season Finale

The Mandalorian comes face-to-face with an unexpected enemy.

High School Musical: The Musical: The Series Episode Release Dates


December 20: Episode 107 – “Thanksgiving”

A rambunctious Thanksgiving “cast party” at Ashlyn’s ends with surprising news for Gina, while Miss Jenn and Mr. Mazzara accidentally spend the holiday together at East High.

December 27: Episode 108 – “The Tech Rehearsal”

When the cast and crew unexpectedly need to find a new location to “tech” their production, Carlos secures a spooky theater downtown, forcing Miss Jenn to confront old demons.

Encore! Episode Release Dates (non-fiction series)

Godspell ©Disney

December 20: Episode 107 – “Godspell”

Twenty-one years ago, high school classmates from Dwight D. Eisenhower High School in Houston, Texas performed the Broadway classic “Godspell.” Now, the cast returns to reprise the roles of their youth with the help of Broadway professionals.

December 27: Episode 108 – “Fiddler on the Roof”

Eighteen years after students from Katella High School in Anaheim, California performed the Broadway classic “Fiddler on the Roof,” the cast returns to reprise the roles of their youth with the help of Broadway professionals.

Marvel’s Hero Project Episode Release Dates (non-fiction series)


December 20:  Episode 107 – “Dazzling Lorelei”

Born with half a heart, Lorelei makes sure other kids like her get the cardiac care they need.

December 21: Episode 108 – “Battlin’ Braden”

Braden travels the world delivering hearing aids, just like his own, to those who need them.

The World According to Jeff Goldblum Episode Release Dates (non-fiction series)


December 20:  Episode 107 – “Bikes”

Jeff Goldblum pedals through the world of BIKES as he investigates this transportation transformation and the future of mobility. From witnessing jaw-dropping stunts of BMX riders to visiting the cutting-edge facilities of Specialized Bikes, Jeff investigates how this old mode of transport is heading in new directions. He commits himself to discover what bikes truly mean to their owners.

December 27: Episode 108 – “RVs”

Jeff Goldblum rolls into the RV capital of the world to investigate the unique mode of transport and the lifestyle that goes with it. He witnesses the RV Summer Super Show; tours an RV manufacturing factory; and rides with a family who has chosen to live permanently on the road. Through it all, he ponders the conflict between our need for stability and desire to roam free.

Pick of the Litter (non-fiction series)


December 20:  Episode 101 – “Meet the Dogs”
Series Premiere

Meet six puppies on the eve of their final evaluation before they may advance to formal training.

December 27: Episode 102 – “Off to College”

The dogs say goodbye to their puppy raisers and prepare for formal training.

Learn more about Pick of the Litter here!

Forky Asks A Question Episode Release Dates (short-form content)


December 20: “What is a Leader?”

Dolly teaches Forky about the qualities of a good leader, and Forky puts those qualities to the test!

December 27: “What is a Pet?”

Forky meets Rib Tickles and finds her charming and pleasant, only to be schooled by Rib on the dangers of law enforcement.

Togo (original film)


Available on December 20

Togo is the untold true story set in the winter of 1925 that takes you across the treacherous terrain of the Alaskan tundra for an exhilarating and uplifting adventure that will test the strength, courage and determination of one man, Leonhard Seppala, and his lead sled dog, Togo. The film features extraordinary performances by Willem Dafoe as Seppala—Dafoe learned to drive a dogsled for the film—and Julianne Nicholson as his wife who is first to champion Togo.

Learn more about Togo here!

New Disney+ Library Titles

Available on December 20

  • George of the Jungle 2

Available December 26

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

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Sarah has built a career in communications and marketing that started when she was the editor of her high school newspaper. She has written for AllEars.net since 2018, and enjoys sharing Disney news and updates with the AllEars community. She's been a Disney fan ever since her first visit to Walt Disney World when she was 5, and has been known to arrange trips around visiting a Disney park!

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