After being on Netflix for over five years, Daredevil has made the jump over to Disney Plus, bringing the superhero studio’s output all together in one place. Daredevil is an adult-orientated show and features lots of fighting, blood, and swearing, so not one to introduce the kids to. However, if you’re a Marvel fan who has watched the bulk of the MCU, this isn’t one to miss, especially now that characters are starting to cross over with other movies and shows.
Daredevil is only one of the formerly Netflix Marvel shows available on Disney Plus, and the later seasons only really work in tandem with the others. They include Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and The Punisher. The characters later teamed up for their own Avengers-style mash-up called The Defenders. Frankly, you’re going to want to know how to watch The Defenders Saga in order, which is why we’ve created the guide through that link. Be warned: that’s a whole lot of television to watch.
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Yes, cynics will dismiss The Imagineering Story as simply a show constructed to help build Disney’s reputation, revelling in all the joy the studio has put out without dealing with some of the darker elements of its past. Yet, rather than being a simple puff piece, the series offers a glance behind the curtain at Disney, and marks an educational historical document that will have anyone who’s watched Disney’s animated movies with nostalgic pangs hitting them every minute.
Those Disney Plus subscribers fully on board the Disney train will find a lot to enjoy here – just don’t expect a tough documentary. And sometimes, that’s no bad thing.
The Imagineering Story
We don’t talk enough about Donald Duck’s Scottish heritage. So, thank you to DuckTales for bringing us that reminder in the form of Scrooge McDuck – an eccentric billionaire who somehow hasn’t yet been crushed to death from repeatedly diving into a pool of solid gold coins. He’s obsessed with maintaining his status as “the richest duck in the world”, which doesn’t give him much time to look after his nephews Huey, Dewey, and Louie, foisted onto him after Donald decided to join the US Navy (of course).
DuckTales (woohoohoo!) not only has one of the catchiest theme tunes to have ever been created, but it was also the reliable highlight of Disney Afternoon’s line-up. It’s a series filled with escapist adventures and globe-trotting intrigue. There are vikings, knights, pirates, and ghosts – who knows who we’ll meet and where we’ll go. And it’s great to see that same sense of ingenuity maintained for the 2017 reboot.
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We all know that Disney acquired a frankly terrifying amount of properties when it snapped up 20th Century Fox. Included in the deal was National Geographic, which conveniently means that Disney Plus will now be able to offer a lot more than just cartoons and hyperactive teen stars. Great Migrations, for example, is a seven-episode miniseries which follows the dangerous, awe-inspiring journeys undertaken by creatures both big and small – from delicate butterflies to gargantuan whale sharks.
Great Migrations has long been one of the jewels in National Geographic’s crown. At the time, it was the largest-scale enterprise the channel had ever launched and some have even argued that it’s better than the BBC’s Planet Earth. It’s a bold, but not totally unjustified claim, particularly when it comes to the show’s experimental finale. It features zero narration, meaning viewers can immerse themselves completely in all the wonders of nature.
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