It may be the start of fall, but September arrivals on Disney+ are keeping the viewing hot.
The month kicks off with the streaming debut of 2023’s “The Little Mermaid” live-action film. Disney+ subscribers will also be able to access special bonus content.
Also debuting this month is Pixar’s “Elemental,” along with a making-of documentary, “Good Chemistry: The Story of Elemental,” and the Pixar short, “Carl’s Date.”
Star Wars “Ahsoka” continues its run, and “Master & Apprentice: A Special Look at Ahsoka” debuts on the streamer.
World renowned pianist Lang Lang takes on Disney’s most iconic music in an exclusive one night only concert at Royal Albert Hall.
Plus National Geographic’s Bertie Gregory is back with a group of animal shorts, and several 9-11 specials get added to the catalog.
Get ready to plan your viewing, because here is everything coming to Disney+ in September 2023:
Tuesday, September 5
Walt Disney Animation Studios Remastered Shorts:
- All Wet
- Trolley Troubles
Wednesday, September 6
9/11: One Day in America (S1, 6 episodes)
Star Wars: Ahsoka – Episode 4
The Little Mermaid
In this live-action remake of the classic tale, Ariel (Halle Bailey), the youngest daughter of King Triton (Javier Bardem), and the most defiant, longs to find out more about the world beyond the sea, and while visiting the surface, falls for the dashing Prince Eric (Jonah Hauer-King).
While mermaids are forbidden to interact with humans, Ariel must follow her heart. She makes a deal with the evil sea witch, Ursula (Melissa McCarthy), which gives her a chance to experience life on land, but ultimately places her life – and her father’s crown – in jeopardy.
I Am Groot (Season 2 Premiere)(All Shorts Streaming)
The troublemaking twig returns to mischief in the second season of “I Am Groot.” This time, Baby Groot finds himself exploring the universe and beyond aboard the Guardians’ spaceships, coming face-to-face—or nose-to-nose—with new and colorful creatures and environments. Vin Diesel is back as the voice of Groot in five all-new shorts. Kirsten Lepore, writer/director of season one, returns in the same capacity for season two.
Friday, September 8
2000s Greatest Tragedies (special)
Bin Laden’s Hard Drive (special)
George W. Bush: The 9-11 Interview (special)
Master & Apprentice: A Special Look at Ahsoka (Premiere)
Dive into the new Star Wars master-apprentice legacy with the cast and filmmakers of Ahsoka.
Walt Disney Animation Studios Remastered Shorts:
- The Barn Dance
- Bone Trouble
- Mickey’s Kangaroo
- Playful Pluto
- Pluto, Junior
Wednesday, September 13
Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir (S5, 7 episodes)
Raven’s Home (S6, 4 episodes)
Marvel’s Spidey and his Amazing Friends (S2, 7 episodes)
Star Wars: Ahsoka – Episode 5
Animals Up Close with Bertie Gregory (Premiere)(All Shorts Streaming)
Bertie Gregory travels the world to capture unique animals’ daily lives like never before and shows all the epic moments he and his team face.
Written and directed by Academy Award nominee and Emmy Award winner Bob Peterson and produced by Kim Collins, this all-new “Up” short finds Carl reluctantly agreeing to go on a date with a lady friend — but admittedly with no idea how dating works these days. Ever the helpful friend, Dug steps in to calm Carl’s pre-date jitters and offer some tried-and-true tips for making friends — if you’re a dog.
Pixar’s Elemental and Good Chemistry: The Story of Elemental
“Elemental” takes place in a city where physical embodiments of the four elements – water, land, fire, and air – coexist together.
The story introduces Ember Lumen (voiced by Leah Lewis), a tough, quick-witted, and fiery young woman, whose friendship with a fun, sappy, go-with-the-flow guy named Wade Ripple (voiced by Mamoudou Athie) challenges her beliefs about the world they live in.
The film is accompanied by a making-of documentary, “Good Chemistry: The Story of Elemental.”
Marvel Studios’ Assembled: The Making of the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (Premiere)
Join visionary director James Gunn and superstars such as Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldaña as they recount how “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” was conceived, shaped, and delivered to the world. And stand alongside the cast and crew in the emotional final moments of the shoot as they bid farewell to each other, and close this chapter in the saga of Peter Quill and his loveable band of misfit-warriors.
Friday, September 15
Lang Lang Plays Disney (Premiere)
World renowned pianist Lang Lang and Disney’s most iconic music come together in this exclusive one night only concert at Royal Albert Hall. Through performance and documentary segments, the film opens an intimate window into his extraordinary musical journey, speaking to his love for Disney since his childhood in China.
Wednesday, September 20
The Ghost and Molly McGee (S2, 4 episodes)
PJ Masks: Power Heroes (S1, 5 episodes)
Star Wars: Ahsoka – Episode 6
Marvel Studios’ Assembled: The Making of Secret Invasion (Premiere)
Through in-depth interviews with cast and crew, and exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, Assembled uncovers how Marvel Studios’ “Secret Invasion” was born. Witness what it took to conjure the world of the show, and spend time with Samuel L. Jackson as he dons the patch once again to engage in the most baffling battle of Nick Fury’s career.
Wednesday, September 27
To Catch a Smuggler (S5, 8 episodes)
Pupstruction: Season 1 (S1, 6 episodes)
Star Wars: Ahsoka – Episode 7
Friday, September 29
Marvel Studios Legends – Loki
Who is Loki? Is he a raven-haired chap in a green suit with a penchant for deception and depravity? Is he instead a she with blonde hair who prefers to be called Sylvie? Or could Loki actually be an overly sensitive alligator with golden horns and a taste for cats? Truth be told, Loki is all of the above — thanks to the existence of numerous Variants. Okay… so what exactly is a Variant? This episode of LEGENDS holds the answer to that critical question, and more. A Variant is an individual that doesn’t belong to the so-called “sacred timeline,” and thus hails from a kind of alternate reality where there might exist a very different version of Loki, or someone called Mobius, or Renslayer, or Kang. Still having trouble making sense of it all? Fear not, LEGENDS has got you covered!
There is a “sacred timeline” — a timeline that must be protected at all costs. And let’s hope that you and I are a genuine part of it. For if not, we might one day be visited by agents of the TIME VARIANCE AUTHORITY — agents who will be obligated to “prune” us and banish us to a nightmarish world that resides in perpetual isolation at the absolute end of time. LEGENDS explores the mysterious origins of the TVA, and sifts the fact from the fiction. Are the Time-Keepers truly a trio of godlike beings responsible for the TVA’s creation? Or, could they merely be artificial figureheads meant to obscure the identity of some flesh-and-blood mastermind possessing secrets both dark and ancient? This episode of LEGENDS holds every answer.
Disney’s Launchpad (Season 2) (New Shorts Streaming)
In the Launchpad, writers and directors are paired with Disney creative executives who serve as mentors. Additionally, with the full support of the studio behind them, they will learn how to creatively collaborate and work effectively with their studio partners. Here are the short films:
- Beautiful, FL
Determined to win an ice cream competition with a flavor inspired by her late Tia Abuela’s Puerto Rican treats, a teen girl turns to her trailer park neighbors to help figure out the winning recipe.
- The Ghost
Twelve-year-old Clarice Cheung feels like she’s invisible, especially next to her older sister Naomi. But when a fight breaks out at the dinner table, it awakens a ghost that begins taking the family, one by one. Now Clarice and Naomi must work together to stop this powerful spirit, before their family is torn apart forever.
- Black Belts
Determined to prove himself a Compton legend like his ex-fighter dad, an offbeat teen steals the family’s secret martial arts technique to use at a well-renowned underground dojo. Seeking respect amongst peers, he learns quickly that there’s more to being a man than throwing hands.
Nervous about introducing her first girlfriend to her family, Allie gets help from the spirit of a long-lost relative during the Hungry Ghost Festival.
- Project CC
A brilliant child scientist must join forces with her sister when a cloning experiment goes awry.
- The Roof
After being sent to stay with their grandfather, a Northern Cheyenne teen discovers a connection to their family and community in a way they never thought possible.