What’s on at Disney + in August 2020

In 2020, Disney is such an influential force in commerce, media and culture that it’s hard to imagine it wasn’t ever one of the most influential brands in the world. But in the 1980s, the studio that Walt built was in dire straits – while Disney World was never the happiest place on Earth (well, maybe just now ), the company’s film was a disaster decades ago, its once-storied the animation department was unable to produce a punch and its sinking stock made it a prime takeover target .the story of how Disney survived to become a mega-conglomerate we know and loves (kind) is hectic, there is a fascinating book describing every dirty detail, backroom deal and upheaval in the meeting room, which I highly recommend – but if you ask me, Mouse today owe much to a man named Howard Ashman, the hero of a new documentary film by Howard, which will premiere this month. streaming service Disney +. Ashman and his scripting partner Alan Mencken likely seemed like unlikely saviors of Disney animation in the late 1980s. When they were hired to compose the music for Disney’s The Little Mermaid , their main claim to fame up to this point was the darkly satirical, not quite kid-friendly Broadway battle of The Horror Shop . But their songs and music for this animated aquatic romance, imbued with cocky, sly, and subversive audacity (did you know the sea witch Ursula was inspired by the transvestite Divine ?), Helped turn this into a huge success, launching the so-called Disney Renaissance “. This string of animated films, some with music from Ashman and Mencken (including Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin ), almost single-handedly completely changed the fate of the studio (and company), creating new intellectual property, instilling a new generation of fans and (Unfortunately, Ashman’s contribution to the Disney revival was interrupted by his death from AIDS in 1991, although Mencken continued their shared legacy by creating music for half a dozen more animated films.Hits.How would Disney’s fate be without the work of this powerful duo – and Ashman in particular? We will not know, but Howard, director of Beauty and the Beast and producer Don Han, is promising to celebrate his legacy.

Here’s everything for Disney + in August 2020.

The series with new episodes will be dropped in August

  • Disney Family Sundays (TV series finale)
  • It’s a dog’s life with Bill Farmer
  • Muppets now
  • One day at Disney
  • Pixar in real life
  • Strange, but true!

Available Friday 7th August

  • Hidden Kingdoms of China
  • Howard (Disney + Premiere)
  • Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
  • Star Wars: Galaxy’s End Adventures
  • Film peanuts
  • UFO Europe: Untold Tales (S1)
  • X-Men

14 August, Friday

  • Alaska Animal Rescue (S1)
  • Ant-Man and the Wasp
  • Wild leopards of India
  • Jungle Animal Rescue (S1)
  • Magic Camp (Disney + Premiere)
  • Natural boom time (S1)
  • The only Ivan (Disney + Premiere)
  • Sam’s Trial of the Zoo (S1)
  • Scuba Diving Sam’s World (S1)
  • Spaced (S1)
  • POTS . (S1)
  • Greatest Showman
  • Wild cats of India (S1)
  • Zombie 2

Friday, August 21

  • Back to Titanic
  • The beauty and the Beast
  • Mars: one day on the Red Planet

Friday 28 August

  • Alice in the Wonderland
  • Fantastic Four
  • Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Candice vs. the Universe


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