Disney+ Release Guide 12/30-1/12: High School Musical Takes a Bow, Jeff Goldblum Explores the World, One Day at Disney Shorts, Library Additions, and more!

The new year brings a bundle of additions to the Disney+ library. Plus, we will be getting new episodes of The World According to Jeff Goldblum, Pick of the Litter, Encore!, and more answers to Forky’s questions. We will also see the opening night of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series as the series finale debuts. In addition, the One Day at Disney project continues with weekly shorts concentrating on Disney cast members around the globe.

The World According to Jeff Goldblum “Coffee” ©National Geographic

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Disney+ Release Schedule

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

High School Musical: The Musical: The Series “Opening Night” ©Disney

January 3: Episode 109 – “Opening Night”

After months of rehearsals, the theater kids gear up for an unforgettable opening night. But when unexpected audience members show up to shake the cast to its core, will the show “go on” if the Wildcats aren’t all in this together?

January 10: Episode 110 – “Act Two”
Season Finale

It’s Act Two of opening night, and the stakes have never been higher. After last-minute cast changes in Act One — and so much left unsaid between Ricky and Nini — there’s more drama offstage than on.

Encore! Episode Release Dates (non-fiction series)

Encore! “Pippin” ©Disney

January 2: Episode 109 – “Pippin”

Thirty-five years ago, high school classmates from Youth Performing Arts High School in Louisville, Kentucky performed the Broadway classic “Pippin.” Now, the cast returns to reprise the roles of their youth with the help of Broadway professionals. William Bradford, the director from the original musical “Pippin,” helps co-direct this performance.

January 10: Episode 110 – “High School Musical”

Twelve years ago, high school classmates from Fish Creek High School in Fish Creek, Wisconsin performed the pop-culture phenomenon “High School Musical.” Now, 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)

Marvel’s Hero Project “Radiant Jayera” ©Marvel

January 3:  Episode 109 – “Radiant Jayera”

Jayera is a young woman who has been working to level the playing field for those in her neighborhood who could use support in hard financial times. From fundraising for Free Wash Day to holding pop-up “pay what you can” shops, her community service is a benchmark of humanitarianism in her town. Now, Marvel recognizes her incredible work by making her a Super Hero.

January 10: Episode 110 – “Spectacular Sidney”

Sidney fell in love with reading at a young age, but he wasn’t finding a lot of stories with characters who resembled him. So, he established his Books-n-Bros club, targeted to young, African-American boys to spread his love of reading and improve literacy skills. He wanted other kids like him to share in the power of stories, and now Marvel wants everyone to know the Super Hero Sidney is.

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

The World According to Jeff Goldblum “Cosmetics” ©National Geographic

January 3:  Episode 109 – “Coffee”

Jeff Goldblum is buzzed about COFFEE as he learns the secrets behind its popularity and ubiquity. From driving cattle on the Texan plains to enjoying a late-night cup of Joe and meeting the brains behind ‘Latte Art,’ Jeff delves into a drink that’s becoming both an art and a science, while he also plays a crucial role in facilitating social interaction.

January 10: Episode 110 – “Cosmetics”

Jeff Goldblum faces the truth about COSMETICS and discovers that it is a vehicle for both embracing who you are or becoming someone else entirely. From taking a crash course on all things cosmetic and learning the spiritual meaning behind Native American face designs to getting groovy at a drag-queen show, Jeff gets to the root of why the world is crazy for COSMETICS.

One Day at Disney (non-fiction shorts)

One Day at Disney: Bob Iger ©Disney

January 3: Episode 105: Bob Iger: CEO

Bob Iger recalls the early days of his career and shares what inspires him as Disney’s CEO.

One Day at Disney: Modern Family Cast & Crew ©Disney

January 10: Episode 106: Modern Family Cast & Crew

The cast & crew of Modern Family describe what it’s like to be a part of the infamous Pritchett-Dunphy-Tucker clan.

Pick of the Litter (non-fiction series)

Pick of the Litter “Training Begins” ©Disney

January 3:  Episode 104 – “Training Begins”

After returning to Guide Dogs for the Blind, the dogs begin formal training.

January 10: Episode 105 – “Next Level Training”

The training dogs advance. Amara’s fate is determined. Raffi is returned for formal training.

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

Forky Asks a Question “What is Reading?” ©Pixar

January 3: “What is Cheese?”

Buttercup, annoyed with all of Forky’s questions, speed teaches everything there is.

January 10: “What is Reading?”

The energetic Peas-n-a-Pod siblings teach Forky about reading and how it is done, with a little help from Mr. Spell.

New Disney+ Library Titles

Available on December 31

  • Marvel’s Spider-Man (Season 2)

Available January 1

  • America’s National Parks (Season 1)
  • Austin & Ally (Season 1-4)
  • Billy Dilley’s Super-Duper Subterranean Summer (Season 1)
  • Bugged (Short)
  • Continent 7: Antarctica (Season 1)
  • Cool Runnings
  • Dog: Impossible (Season 1)
  • Dr. K’s Exotic Animal ER (Season 8)
  • Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet (Season 7)
  • Dr. T, Lone Star Vet (Season 1)
  • Drain Alcatraz
  • Drain The Bermuda Triangle
  • Drain The Great Lakes
  • Drain The Ocean: WWII
  • Drain The Oceans (Season 2)
  • Drain The Sunken Pirate City
  • Drain The Titanic
  • El Materdor (Short)
  • First Class Chefs: Family Style (Season 1)
  • Hacksaw
  • Holes
  • Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors – Battle Of The Bands
  • Marvel Super Hero Adventures (Shorts) (Season 2-3)
  • Marvel: 75 Years, From Pop To Pulp!
  • Moon Mater (Short)
  • Muppet Babies Show And Tell (Shorts) (Season 2-3)
  • One Strange Rock (Season 1)
  • Out There With Jack Randall (Season 1)
  • Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja (Season 1-2)
  • Red Tails
  • Rescue Squad Mater (Short)
  • Soy Luna (Season 1)
  • Spinning (Short)
  • Super Rhino (Short)
  • The Golden Touch (Short)
  • The Lodge (Season 1-2)
  • The Proud Family (Season 1-2)
  • The Super Hero Squad Show (Season 1-2)
  • Time Travel Mater (Short)
  • Tokyo Mater (Short)
  • Unidentified Flying Mater (Short)
  • Vaprinia Ghouls Girls Rock! (Shorts) (Season 1)
  • Wild Russia (Season 1)
  • Year Million (Season 1)

Available January 2

  • Life Below Zero (Season 13)

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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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