Every New Movie & TV Show Releasing In December 2020

In December 2020, Disney+ is adding a Christmas movie, Pixar’s latest movie and its respective short, the season finale of The Mandalorian, and more.

In December 2020, Disney+ is bringing a good amount of Christmas content, including an original movie, as well Pixar’s latest movie and the season finale of its most successful original TV show to date. With the coronavirus pandemic still going, streaming services continue to be the main source of entertainment for many, as well as the best option for studios to release some of their most anticipated releases that couldn’t get a proper theatrical release. Luckily for Disney, it has been able to send some of its movies to its own streaming platform, Disney+, and will continue to do so this month.

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November saw the arrival of movies like Mr. Magoo, Planes, and Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, along with original content like the documentary series Inside Pixar, the movie Black Beauty, the LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special, more episodes of The Mandalorian season 2 and the finale of The Right Stuff. As it does every month, Disney+ will continue adding content from National Geographic and the Fox package, such as the 1980s comedy Big and the animated movie Anastasia.

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Of course, this month will also have more original content, with the final episodes of The Mandalorian season 2, a comedy movie starring Jillian Bell and Isla Fisher, Pixar’s latest animated movie (and its respective animated short), and one of Disney’s most recent live-action movies will now be available for everyone to watch. Here’s everything new to Disney+ in December 2020

December 4


  • The live-action version of Disney’s 1998 animated movie will be available to stream for free after debuting on Disney+’s Premier Access in September.



Big Sharks Rule

Man vs. Shark

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

Sky High

Godmothered (premiere)

  • Godmothered is a comedy about Eleanor (Jillian Bell), a young, inexperienced fairy godmother-in-training who upon hearing that her chosen profession is facing extinction, decides to show the world that people still need fairy godmothers. Finding a mislaid letter from a 10-year-old girl in distress, Eleanor tracks her down and discovers that the girl, Mackenzie, is now a 40-year-old single mom (Isla Fisher) working at a news station in Boston. Having lost her husband several years earlier, Mackenzie has all but given up on the idea of “Happily Ever After,” but Eleanor is bound and determined to give Mackenzie a happiness makeover, whether she likes it or not.

The Mandalorian – season 2, episode 6

The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse – episode 5 “Keep On Rollin’”, episode 6 “The Big Good Wolf”

Beyond The Clouds: Where It All Began

  • Beyond The Clouds takes an exclusive look inside the production and inspiration behind the Disney+ original movie Clouds. The short-form docuseries can be found under extras for Clouds. A total of nine episodes will premiere weekly with the final episode streaming on January 29. In this first episode, director Justin Baldoni stumbles upon Zach Sobiech’s story and sets out to find him. From their very first meeting, Justin realizes the young musician’s story is special and that Zach’s desire to make an impact before he leaves this world can inspire people everywhere.

December 11

Ralph Breaks the Internet

Safety (premiere)

  • Safety is a biographical-sports drama that tells the empowering story of Ray McElrathbey (played by Jay Reeves), a young man facing a series of challenging circumstances, whose faith and persistence help him to triumph over repeated adversities and play football on scholarship at Clemson University, all while struggling to raise and care for his 11-year-old brother Fahmarr (Thaddeus J. Mixson).

High School Musical: The Musical: The Holiday Special

  • The cast of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series delivers an abundance of feel-good holiday cheer as they perform their favorite Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year’s songs and share their fondest holiday memories in High School Musical: The Musical: The Holiday Special. The 45-minute special will also feature a sneak peek performance from the highly anticipated second season of the popular series.

The Mandalorian – season 2, episode 7

The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse – episode 7 “The Brave Little Squire”, episode 8 “An Ordinary Date”.

Disney Channel’s Epic Holiday Showdown

  • The special centers around Santa and Mrs. Claus, played by Entertainment Tonight’s Kevin Frazier and Nischelle Turner, respectively, as they enlist the help of Disney Channel stars to save the holidays from Ebenezer Scrooge (Raven’s Home star Anneliese van der Pol). The stars will take on a series of zany holiday-themed challenges to lift her evil curse on Christmas.

Disney Holiday Magic Quest

  • Disney Holiday Magic Quest is virtually hosted by Raven-Symoné, features multitalented Zombies 2 stars Milo Manheim, Kylee Russell, Ariel Martin, and Pearce Joza competing in a high-stakes, holiday adventure inside Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort after dark. The stars will navigate a series of challenges and obstacles through iconic Disney attractions, including the Haunted Mansion and Cinderella Castle, in an attempt to restore the holiday magic that was stolen by famed Disney villains Maleficent and Evil Queen.

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Beyond The Clouds: Meet the Sobiechs

  • Intercut with footage from their auditions, we meet Fin, Sabrina, Madison, Neve, and Tom as Justin sends the cast to meet their real-life counterparts in Minnesota and New York City. The group bonds over their love of Zach, and the actors discover inspiration to bring their roles to life.

Ray in the gym in Disney+ Safety.

December 18

Eddie the Eagle

Into the Woods

Arendelle Castle Yule Log (premiere)

  • For your holiday celebrations, set the wintry mood with Anna and Elsa’s Arendelle Castle yule log. The castle is newly decorated this year with elements harkening back to Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Kristoff, and Sven’s recent journey to the Enchanted Forest.

Dory’s Reef Cam (premiere)

  • Dive into the waters below and watch the aquatic wildlife from the world of Nemo and Dory.

The Mandalorian – season 2, episode 8 (season finale)

The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse – episode 9 “Supermarket Scramble”, episode 10 “Just the Four of Us”.

On Pointe

  • On Pointe is a six-part docu-series that captures a season in the School of American Ballet (SAB) in New York City. Featuring unprecedented access to the famous ballet institution, the series follows the lives of the students ages 8 to 18 pursuing their dreams to become ballet dancers. While older students from all over the country rigorously train for professional careers, younger students from New York City are put through their paces as they rehearse and perform in New York City Ballet’s holiday classic George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker on stage at Lincoln Center.

Buried Truth of the Maya

Cosmos: Possible Worlds (season 1)

Disney Channel Holiday House Party

  • The show features Disney Channel stars, remotely from their homes, delivering a holiday sketch comedy show for kids and families. Hosted by Miranda May (Bunk’d), the ensemble of comedic actors will deck the halls with a variety of wacky characters and hilarious sketches, including a Gen Z influencer take on a Charles Dickens classic, a Disney Wand ID fail, and a High School Musical throwback.

Disney Parks Sunrise Series – season 1

Miraculous World: New York, United Heroez

  • Marinette’s class must travel to New York to celebrate French-American Friendship Week. The whole class participates in it… except Adrien, because his father refuses to let him go. In anticipation of her departure, Ladybug asks Cat Noir to watch over Paris but does not specify the reasons for her absence. The latter takes the mission very seriously, but when Marinette, as a class delegate, convinces Gabriel to let his son go with his classmates, Adrien has a problem.

Beyond The Clouds: Creating Zach’s World

  • Justin speaks to the significance of intertwining surprising elements throughout the film to create and maintain not only the sincerity of the set but also the emotional resonance through the entirety of production. From Zach’s director’s chair to wardrobe and set dressing, it starts to become quite clear: Zach is here every step of the way.

December 25

Max Keeble’s Big Move

Soul (premiere)

  • Pixar Animation Studios’ Soul introduces Joe Gardner (voiced by Jamie Foxx), a middle-school band teacher who gets the chance of a lifetime to play at the best jazz club in town, but one small misstep takes him from the streets of New York City to The Great Before, a fantastical place where new souls get their personalities, quirks, and interests before they go to Earth. Determined to return to his life, Joe teams up with a precocious soul, 22 (Tina Fey), who has never understood the appeal of the human experience. As Joe desperately tries to show 22 what’s great about living, he may just discover the answers to some of life’s most important questions.

Burrow (premiere)

  • In Disney and Pixar’s new short film Burrow, a young rabbit embarks on a journey to dig the burrow of her dreams, despite not having a clue what she’s doing. Rather than reveal to her neighbors her imperfections, she digs herself deeper and deeper into trouble. After hitting (bed)rock bottom, she learns there is no shame in asking for help. Directed by Madeline Sharafian and produced by Mike Capbarat as part of Pixar’s SparkShorts program.

Beyond the Clouds: A Musical Miracle

  • When Justin tasks Fin with creating an original song to be performed in the film, Fin surprises himself and everyone else when he discovers that his new song is directly connected to one Zach had been writing but was unable to finish before he passed away. Nothing short of a miracle, the story deeply touches Justin and, especially Zach’s girlfriend, Amy.

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Updated: November 23, 2020 — 7:48 pm

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