What’s new on Disney+ in September 2021

Streaming service Disney+ is more than just the home of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the Star Wars saga (although that’s a lot to offer on its own). Every month, Disney+ adds plenty of new and classic movies and series to its library, as well as original projects you’ll only find there. You can get a look ahead at all of the additions to the Disney+ library with our list of all the new movies, shows, and individual episodes coming to the service throughout the month. We’ve also indicated the must-watch new arrivals in bold.
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Our top pick for September
Star Wars: Visions

Lucasfilm opened up the Star Wars universe to Japanese anime studios for this clever anthology series that — judging by the trailer — appears to be unlike anything we’ve seen from the sci-fi saga up to this point. Each studio has crafted an individual tale set within the Star Wars universe and depicted it in their own narrative and visual storytelling styles, and the series is supported by an impressive cast of voice actors. The series will make both Japanese and English language versions of each episode available, with the latter featuring the voices of Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Alison Brie, Neil Patrick Harris, Lucy Liu, and David Harbour, among other actors, with veteran Star Wars actor Temuera Morrison also reprising the role of mercenary Boba Fett.
Everything new on Disney+ in September
September 1

Alaska Animal Rescue (S2)
Cesar Millan: Better Human Better Dog (S1) Ep. Tall End of Trauma
Cesar Millan: Better Human Better Dog (S1) Ep. Hijacked Pack
Disney Junior The Chicken Squad (S1), 4 episodes
Dug Days (Shorts): Season 1
Chip ‘n’ Dale: Park Life: Episode 106 “The Hazelnut King / Egg Baby / Mega Muscle Chip”
Marvel Studios Legends: New Episodes
Monsters at Work: Episode 110 “It’s Laughter They’re After”
Turner & Hooch: Episode 107 “To Serve and Pawtect”
What If…?: Episode 104

September 2

Behind the Scenes of Growing Up Animal

September 3

Dark Phoenix
Smoky Mountain Park Rangers
Happier Than Ever: A Love Letter to Los Angeles

September 8

Disney Junior Mira, Royal Detective (S2), 15 episodes
Disney’s Pepper Ann (S1-3)
The Incredible Dr. Pol (S19), 5 episodes
The Wizard of Paws (S1)
Doogie Kamealoha, M.D.: Episode 101 “Aloha – The Hello One”
Chip ‘n’ Dale: Park Life: Episode 107 “Struggling Duckling / Friends Of The Family / Top Dog”
Turner & Hooch: Episode 108 “Arf Appreciation”
What If…?: Episode 105

September 10

Disney Far Away from Raven’s Home
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
Twenty Something (Short)

September 15

Disney Junior Ready for Preschool (S2)
Life Below Zero: Next Generation (S16)
Miraculous Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir (S4), 13 episodes
Unknown Waters with Jeremy Wade (S1), 3 episodes
Chip ‘n’ Dale: Park Life: Episode 108 “The Ghost / The Imperfect Crime / Nut Soup”
Doogie Kamealoha, M.D.: Episode 102 “Love Is a Mystery”
Turner & Hooch: Episode 109 “Witness Pup-tection”
What If…?: Episode 106

September 17

Confessions of a Shopaholic
Disney Descendants: The Royal Wedding
Disney’s Broadway Hits at London’s Royal Albert Hall
Flooded Tombs of the Nile
Jade Eyed Leopard
Nona (Short)

September 22

Dog: Impossible (S2)
Spidey and His Amazing Friends (S1), 7 episodes
Star Wars: Visions (Shorts): Season 1 Premiere
Star Wars: Visions (Filmmaker Focus): Bonus Featurettes
Chip ‘n’ Dale: Park Life: Episode 109 “The Unusual Nutspects / An Evening With Clarice / Craft Craze”
Doogie Kamealoha, M.D.: Episode 103 “License to Not Drive”
Turner & Hooch: Episode 110 “Lost And Hound”
What If…?: Episode 107

September 24

Spooky Buddies
The Fault in Our Stars
A Spark Story

September 29

Disney’s Magic Bake-Off (S1), 7 episodes
Disney Junior Muppet Babies (S3), 8 episodes
Disney Junior Ready for Preschool (S1)
Disney Junior Vampirina (S3)
Great Barrier Reef (S1)
The Hatcher Family Dairy (S1)
Rolie Polie Olie (S1 – S5)
Chip ‘n’ Dale: Park Life: Episode 110 “Too Late To Hibernate / Sorry Nut Sorry / Never Trust A Sausage”
Doogie Kamealoha, M.D.: Episode 104 “Lahela & Stitch”
Turner & Hooch: Episode 111 “Hooch Machina”
What If…?: Episode 108

If you missed our recap of everything arriving on Disney+ in August, you can find it below.
Everything new on Disney+ in August
August 4

America’s Funniest Home Videos: Animal Edition (S1)
Cesar Millan: Better Human Better Dog (S1) Ep. Fit for Service
Cesar Millan: Better Human Better Dog (S1) Ep. One Brick at a Time
Disney Junior Fancy Nancy (S2)
Short Circuit Season 2 Premiere
Marvel Studios Legends
Monsters at Work: Episode 6
Turner & Hooch: Episode 3
Chip ‘n’ Dale: Park Life: Episode 2

August 6

Star Wars: The Bad Batch: Episode 15
The Mysterious Benedict Society: Episode 8 (Finale)
Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2
Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3
Killer Shark Vs. Killer Whale
Mrs. Doubtfire
Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted (S3) Ep. Finland’s Midnight Sun

August 11

What If…?: Episode 1
Monsters At Work: Episode 7
Turner & Hooch: Episode 4
Chip ‘n’ Dale: Park Life: Episode 3
Breaking Bobby Bones (S1), 8 episodes
Cesar Millan: Better Human Better Dog (S1) Ep. Front of the Pack
Cesar Millan: Better Human Better Dog (S1) Ep. Canine Quarantine
Disney Gabby Duran & The Unsittables (S2), 10 episodes
Disney Junior Chicken Squad (S1), 7 episodes

August 13

Star Wars: The Bad Batch: Episode 16 (Finale)
Shark Attack Files (S1) Ep. Sharks Gone Rogue

August 18

What If…?: Episode 2
Monsters at Work: Episode 8
Turner & Hooch: Episode 5
Chip ‘n’ Dale: Park Life: Episode 4
Cesar Millan: Better Human Better Dog (S1) Ep. Pack Attack
Cesar Millan: Better Human Better Dog (S1) Ep. Blind Faith
Disney The Owl House (S2), 5 episodes
Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet (S9)
Life Below Zero: Next Generation (S1)
Life Below Zero: Next Generation (S2)
Growing Up Animal
Diary of a Future President

August 20

August 25

What If…?: Episode 3
Monsters at Work: Episode 9
Turner & Hooch: Episode 6
Chip ‘n’ Dale: Park Life: Episode 5
Cesar Millan: Better Human Better Dog (S1) Ep. Twin Trouble
Cesar Millan: Better Human Better Dog (S1) Ep. Dogs V Cats
Dr. K’s Exotic Animal ER (S9)
Gigantosaurus (S2)
Wicked Tuna (S10), 12 episodes
Disney Gallery: Star Wars: The Mandalorian

August 27

Disney Princess Remixed: An Ultimate Princess Celebration
Dan in Real Life

Editors’ Recommendations

Hey Disney, Give Us a ‘Titan A.E.’ Reside-Motion Reboot

Titan A.E. is an obscure 2000 animated movie that is ripe for a re-do two decades later. Disney/Fox
Pop culture public discourse has devolved to the point that people often respond to a headline without actually taking the time to read the story. No doubt that will be the case here. I can already see the chorus of Film Twitter avatars sniping in the replies. While it’s absolutely true that animation is a universe of potential that can stand on its own and not every feature needs the reboot treatment, a live-action Titan A.E. actually makes sense. Bear with me.
The adage that if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em is more prevalent in Hollywood today than ever before. As the entertainment industry continues to recycle its own libraries ad nauseam, reboots and remakes are inevitable. You stand a better chance fighting against the ocean tide than you do audience’s nostalgia-driven obsession with the past. But recently, I argued that instead of consistently remaking Hall of Fame classics that already occupy unimpeachable perches in the pantheon of entertainment, we should be looking to concepts and IP with potential that, for whatever reason, didn’t fully coalesce the first time around. Titan A.E., an $80 million film that failed to break $40 million at the box office and currently holds a 50% on Rotten Tomatoes, a 6.6/10 on IMDb, and a 48 on Metacritic, certainly qualifies.
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The film—which takes place in the year 3028 when humanity is set adrift among the stars after the destruction of Earth—is far better than its aggregate scores would have you believe. The narrative and character beats may be cobbled together from sci-fi predecessors; shades of Star Wars cast over the archetypes and Blade Runner‘s steampunk attitude informs the tone. But just because Titan A.E. is somewhat expected doesn’t mean it isn’t deserving. The reason no one reinvents the wheel is because wheels already work.
Functionally, Titan A.E. is a fast paced vision with a distinctive aesthetic comprised of traditional animation and computer generated imagery. It’s the type of anime-adjacent eye candy that may actually provide the same endorphin-igniting sugar rush when translated to the big screen in live action—assuming the right filmmaker is tapped to shepherd such such a bombastic space opera. (My editor, an animation expert, notes that it’ll be hard to replace director Don Bluth’s singular style). It’s enticingly sci-fi, but not exclusionary in its genre bent. Just enough to hook you in with space battles and evil aliens.
As a premise, it doesn’t get much more timely than threats of extinction, refugees searching for a home, and a race of beings driven by hatred and fear. Critic complaints levied against the movie at the time of its release suggested it was as deep as a Saturday morning cartoon. At worst, that sounds like an enjoyable swashbuckling adventure through the stars. At best, borrowing Titan A.E.‘s darker and more mature sensibilities—which touch on abandonment issues, the question of whether humanity is even worth saving, and pseudo caste systems among intelligent species—would give the broad appeal blockbuster something to say. (A welcome treat in a summer drowning in the likes of Snake Eyes and Space Jam 2).
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Titan A.E. was the last film under Fox Animation Studios before it shuttered. After Disney’s acquisition of Fox, the property falls under the Mouse House’s ownership. Ironically, this is an opportunity, not an impediment. As I wrote recently, Disney is in dire need of new live-action franchises outside of Marvel and Star Wars. They’ve tried and failed, at great expense, to conjure up new hits with the likes of John Carter, Tomorrowland, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, Tron: Legacy, The Lone Ranger, A Wrinkle in Time, Prince of Persia, Oz The Great and Powerful, and The Sorcerer’s Apprentice over the last 15 years (which is why Jungle Cruise is so important).
Instead of de-emphasizing the 20th Century banner, Disney should greenlight a PG-13 live-action remake of Titan A.E. under the studio. Fox was known for its successful adult-skewing franchises such as Kingsman, Deadpool and Alien while Disney is betting big on James Cameron’s Avatar series still being a draw for 20th Century. Titan A.E. can exist at the intersection of these tones and styles, maintaining commercial appeal and a slight edge that doesn’t fit with Disney’s family friendly mandate. It’s not as if Bob Chapek and company are going to stop trying to develop much-needed new live-action franchises, so the creatives might as well tap into a dose of experimentation.
Titan A.E. is a better movie than it’s initial reception gave it credit for. But it isn’t some paragon of pop culture that is immune to tweaks and improvements. We’d rather see an updated live-action crack at this high-upside concept and overlooked pedigree than 2 Taxi 2 Driver.