2020 movies: Everything new coming to Disney+ UK in December

Tom Butler
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Clockwise from L: Soul, Mulan, The Mandalorian, Godmothered.
Clockwise from L: Soul, Mulan, The Mandalorian, Godmothered. (Disney+)

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With the holidays on the horizon and lots of uncertainty around the lockdown restrictions over the festive period, there’s one thing we can rely on: there’s going to be lots of new stuff to stream, whatever the situation.

Disney has announced the slate of new content you can expect to watch on Disney+ UK this December, and it’s shaping up to be a massive month with two of the studio’s biggest 2020 films landing on the streaming service.

First of all, Disney+ will be making Niki Caro’s live action remake of Mulan available to all subscribers from 4 December. The big budget blockbuster was released as a paid for release earlier this year, but now it’s being made available to all subscribers.

Then on Christmas Day, Soul, the latest film from animation powerhouse Pixar will be launched as a Disney+ exclusive.

Noelle (2019)

Streaming from 27 November.

Noelle (Anna Kendrick) (©Disney 2019)
Noelle (Anna Kendrick) (©Disney 2019)

When Kris Kringle’s daughter encourages her brother to take a break from Santa duty, it’s up to her to save Christmas. Stars Anna Kendrick and Bill Hader.

Mulan (2020)

Streaming from 4 December.

Watch the trailer for Mulan

Acclaimed filmmaker Niki Caro brings the epic tale of China’s legendary warrior to life in Disney’s Mulan, available to all Disney+ subscribers on 4 December.

Join this epic journey in which a fearless young woman risks everything out of love for her family and her country to become one of the greatest warriors China has ever known. When the Emperor of China issues a decree that one man per family must serve in the Imperial Army to defend the country from Northern invaders, Hua Mulan, the eldest daughter of an honoured warrior, steps in to take the place of her ailing father. Masquerading as a man, Hua Jun, she is tested every step of the way and must harness her inner–strength and embrace her true potential.

Godmothered (2020)

Streaming from 4 December.

Jillian Bell as Eleanor in GODMOTHERED, exclusively on Disney+.
Jillian Bell as Eleanor in GODMOTHERED, exclusively on Disney+.

Set at Christmas time, Godmothered is a comedy about Eleanor, a young, inexperienced fairy godmother-in-training (Jillian Bell), who upon hearing that her chosen profession is facing extinction, decides to show the world that people still need fairy godmothers.

Finding a mislaid letter from a 10-year-old girl in distress, Eleanor tracks her down and discovers that the girl, Mackenzie, is now a 40-year- old single mom (Isla Fisher) working at a news station in Boston. Having lost her husband several years earlier, Mackenzie has all but given up on the idea of “happily ever after,” but Eleanor is bound and determined to give Mackenzie a happiness makeover, whether she likes it or not.

Prep & Landing - Operation Secret Santa/Prep & Landing - Naughty Vs Nice

Streaming from 4 December.

Festive animation Prep & Landing first aired on ABC in 2009, with sequels Secret Santa and Naughty Vs Nice following in 2010 and 2011. They tell the story of the team of Santa’s elves who prepare houses around the world for the big guy’s arrival.

Puppy Dog Pals

Streaming from 4 December.

High School Musical: The Musical: The Holiday Special

Streaming from 11 December.

FRANKIE A. RODRIGUEZ, KATE REINDERS, JULIA LESTER, JOE SERAFINI in HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL: THE MUSICAL: THE HOLIDAY SPECIAL (Disney+/Natalie Cass)
FRANKIE A. RODRIGUEZ, KATE REINDERS, JULIA LESTER, JOE SERAFINI in HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL: THE MUSICAL: THE HOLIDAY SPECIAL (Disney+/Natalie Cass)

The cast of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series delivers an abundance of feel-good holiday cheer as they perform their favourite Christmas, Hanukkah and New Year’s songs in High School Musical: The Musical: The Holiday Special.

The cast will also share anecdotes of memorable holidays from their childhoods, best – and most embarrassing! – presents, favourite traditions, family photos and poignant New Year’s resolutions.

Joshua Bassett will also debut an acoustic version of an original song which he wrote for season two of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series.

Disney Fam Jam

Streaming from 11 December.

Miraculous World: New York, United Heroez

Streaming from 11 December.

The Mandalorian - Season 2 finale

Streaming from 18 December.

A still from The Mandalorian. (Disney+)
A still from The Mandalorian. (Disney+)

Engrossed in the world of The Mandalorian and the Child? Tune in on 18 December to discover how their journey in a dangerous galaxy comes to an end.

Soul (2020)

Streaming from 25 December.

Exclusively on Disney+, the latest Pixar creation, Soul introduces Joe Gardner (voice of Jamie Foxx) – a middle-school band teacher who gets the chance of a lifetime to play at the best jazz club in town. But one small misstep takes him from the streets of New York City to The Great Before – a fantastical place where new souls get their personalities, quirks and interests before they go to Earth.

Directed by Academy Award® winner Pete Docter (Inside Out, Up), co-directed by Kemp Powers (One Night in Miami) and produced by Academy Award nominee Dana Murray, p.g.a. (Pixar short Lou).