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Starting March 24, 2020, Disney+ will be available in Spain, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Austria, Switzerland and Ireland. Through this streaming service, you’ll have access to lots of series from franchises such as Disney, Marvel and Star Wars. Here are our top picks, the shows you simply must watch as soon as you subscribe!
1. The Mandalorian
The Mandalorian is the most surprising and exciting project from the Star Wars franchise in recent years. In this first season of eight episodes, you’ll embark on a mission with a stoic bounty hunter across the Outer Rim, an unusual place straight out of a Western movie.
Pedro Pascal plays the title character in a stellar cast including Gina Carano, Carl Weathers, Taika Waititi and Giancarlo Esposito. Behind the cameras, we find impressive credentials: of course, we have Jon Favreau as creator/producer/go-to guy, but also Deborah Chow (future showrunner of the Kenobi series), Dave Filoni…
2. Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 7
The cool animated series The Clone Wars never had a finale. Season 5 ended just as Ahsoka, Anakin’s Padawan, was leaving the Jedi Order. We had a few “missing episodes,” but they didn’t offer any closure. At last, Season 7 is here with the mission of tying up the stories that catapulted this series to excellence.
The great thing about The Clone Wars was it gave us a chance to get to know the two great protagonists of the prequels. The series adds layers of complexity to Anakin Skywalker (Matt Lanter) and Obi-Wan Kenobi (James Arnold Taylor). We also have the rebellious Ahsoka Tano, Anakin’s apprentice who will gradually lose her faith in the Jedi.
3. The Simpsons
Does TV’s most famous family need an introduction? Whether you’re a fan of the classic seasons or a devourer of the episodes of the new era, hours and hours of entertainment are guaranteed by Homer, Bart, Marge and the rest of the residents of Springfield.
In addition to the main cast, The Simpsons stands out for its extensive list of guest stars. Patrick Stewart, Mark Hamill, Glenn Close, Michelle Pfeiffer and many others have made Homer and co.’s lives even more interesting.
4. The World According to Jeff Goldblum
The World According to Jeff Goldblum is a documentary series in which the charismatic actor explores ordinary yet interesting topics as ice cream, tattoos and even video games. On the one hand, we have the professional, polished format of a National Geographic production, and on the other, “Mr. Wizard” taking on quirky challenges such as trying to create his own flavor of ice cream.
As its title suggests, this documentary series stars Goldblum, who embraces his eccentricity in a sort of self-parody, to the point of getting excited over things as mundane as the flight of a fly.
5. Forky Asks a Question
Forky, the funny fork who debuted in Toy Story 4, will tackle major themes of humanity with simple yet compelling questions, such as “What is time?”, “What is art?” and… “What is cheese?”
Tony Hale reprises his role as Forky. Other returning toys in the franchise include Rex (Wallace Shawn), Hamm (John Ratzenberger) and Trixie (Kristeen Schaal).
6. The Imagineering Story
The Imagineering Story is a documentary series exploring some of the feats of the Imagineers, the group of engineers, architects, screenwriters and programmers behind the Disney theme parks. We’ll hear stories and anecdotes about the birth of Disneyland and some key attractions such as the Haunted Mansion, Pirates of the Caribbean and Space Mountain.
Angela Basset, an actress known for her incredible performance as Tina Turner, narrates the series. Each episode includes interviews with different members, past and present, of the Imagineers…
Here are two recommendations for the price of one: on Disney+, you’ll find both the original ’80s DuckTales series and its cool modern reboot with David Tennant voicing Scrooge McDuck. No matter which format you choose, dozens of adventures starring the world’s richest duck and his mischievous nephews await you.
In the original series, comedian Alan Young voiced Scrooge McDuck, bringing this character to life for almost 30 years. In the new version, British actor David Tennant, known for playing Dr. Who and the tormented Alec Hardy on Broadchurch, is the perfect choice for his successor.
8. Gravity Falls
Gravity Falls es una serie de culto para todas las edades. Detrás de los casos paranormales y de los monstruos que se esconden en el pueblo de Gravity Falls, Gravity Falls is a cult series for all ages. Beyond the paranormal mysteries and monsters hiding in the town of Gravity Falls, we find stories of the transition from adolescence to adulthood. Older viewers will enjoy the complex background that is revealed episode by episode as well as perfectly constructed characters.
Actors Jason Ritter and Kristen Schaal star as Dipper and Mabel Pines, twins who investigate mysteries in Gravity Falls. Alex Hirsch has won BAFTA awards for his portrayal of Grunkle Stan, the twins’ great-uncle.
The ’90s were a decade full of great animated series starring Marvel heroes, but if we had to pick a favorite, hands down it would be X-Men. Not only does it have great characters (the series has arguably the best portrayal of Jubilee) and complex stories, but it also does a fantastic job of adapting major arcs from the comics in just a few episodes. The characters in the series included Professor X, Wolverine, Cyclops, Jean Gray, Rogue, Gambit, Storm, Beast and the abovementioned Jubilation. As villains, the Brotherhood of Mutants steals the show, with Magneto, Mystic, Avalanche, Pyro and Blob.
Disney’s great cult series is back, and you can relive it if you’re a fan or discover its cool, dark stories if you haven’t seen it yet. Gargoyles of the past awaken in modern-day New York, where they must face both technological and supernatural threats.
Along with the Gargoyles, whose leader Goliath is the main character, the series features a large cast of villains. One of the main bad guys is Xanatos, whose schemes anticipate so many variables and consequences that he earned his own TV trope, “Xanatos Gambit,” a term for evil plans that are highly complex and elaborate.