What to watch on Disney+ Canada in December 2021

Including The Rescue, Encanto, Welcome To Earth and The Book Of Boba Fett


Our picks for the best new movies and TV shows coming to Disney+ Canada in December 2021.

Encanto

With songs by Lin-Manuel Miranda and a vibrant voice cast led by Stephanie Beatriz – in her second straight Miranda musical after In The Heights – Disney’s animated tale of the enchanted Madrigal family (and their one normal member, Mirabel, who takes it upon herself to save her family’s magic) will arrive on Disney+ just 30 days after its theatrical opening. Brace yourselves for children rapping Surface Pressure at you straight into the new year. December 24

The Rescue

Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin follow their Oscar-winning Free Solo with this look at the 2018 Tham Luang rescue, in which a handful of British divers retrieved a Thai soccer team and their coach trapped in a flooded cave system. It won the People’s Choice documentary award at TIFF last year, and if you’re claustrophobic, you probably stopped reading this review as soon as you realized what the movie was about. Sorry about that. December 3

Welcome To Earth

Will Smith turns his Independence Day catchphrase inside out for this six-part National Geographic series – produced by Darren Aronofsky, director of Requiem For A Dream and mother! – that accompanies the star of King Richard as he travels the world on “an exciting, multisensory ride through Earth’s most mind-bending portals.” Which, come to think of it, does sound like something Darren Aronofsky would ask Will Smith to do. December 8

Ron’s Gone Wrong

In the future, every kid will have a robot pal – but not every kid is the socially awkward Barney (voiced by Luca’s Jack Dylan Grazer), and not every robot is Ron, a slightly damaged model whose glitches lead it to become increasingly adventurous and unpredictable. Co-director and co-writer Sarah Smith came up at Aardman Animation, where she made the exceptional Arthur Christmas, so our fingers are crossed for another low-key charmer. December 15

The Book Of Boba Fett

Having helped The Mandalorian’s Din Djarin out of a jam or two last year, the original Star Wars bounty hunter – now played by Temuera Morrison, who was Boba’s dad Jango in the prequels two decades ago – gets his own show. The series will follow our anti-hero as he sets out to take over Tatooine’s underworld, with the help of another Mandalorian antagonist, the resourceful but not always loyal Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen). Jennifer Beals is in here somewhere too. December 29

Here’s the full list of new titles available on Disney+ Canada in December 2021 by date:

Star

December 1

American Dad (season 17)
Bob’s Burgers (season 12, new episode)
Dopesick (season 1, new episode)
The Great North (season 2, new episode)

December 3

A Hidden Life

December 8

Bob’s Burgers (season 12, new episode)
Dopesick (season 1, new episode)
Family Guy (season 20, new episode)
The Great North (season 2, new episode)
Taste The Nation With Padma Lakshmi (season 2)

December 10

Christmas… Again?
The Queen Family Singalong

December 15

Bob’s Burgers (season 12, new episode)
Dopesick (season 1, new episode)
Family Guy (season 20, new episode)
The Simpsons (season 33, new episode)

December 17

Paris To Pittsburgh

December 22

Dopesick (season 1, new episode)
Family Guy (season 20, new episode)
The Premise (season 1)
The Simpsons (season 33, new episode)

December 24

The Informant: Fear And Faith In The Heartland

December 29

Bob’s Burgers (season 12, new episode)
Family Guy (season 20, new episode)
The Great North (season 2, new episode)
The Simpsons (season 33, new episode)

Disney+

December 1

Disney Insider (season 1, new episode)
Hawkeye (season 1, new episode)
Storm Rising (season 1)

December 3

Continent 7: Antarctica (season 1)
Diary Of A Wimpy Kid (2021)
Disney Holiday Magic Quest
Mickey & Minnie Wish Upon A Christmas
The Rescue
Spies In Disguise

December 8

Disney Insider (season 1, new episode)
The Great Christmas Light Fight (season 9)
Hawkeye (season 1, new episode)
Modern Family (seasons 1-11)
Welcome To Earth (season 1)

December 15

Disney Insider (season 1, new episode)
Foodtastic (season 1)
Hawkeye (season 1, new episode)
Ron’s Gone Wrong
Unknown Waters With Jeremy Wade

December 17

Arendelle Castle Yule Log: Cut Paper Edition

December 22

Hawkeye (season 1, new episode)

December 24

Encanto
Far From The Tree (short)
The Flood
Into The Ovakango

December 29

The Book Of Boba Fett (season 1 premiere)

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