Weekly Entertainment Digest - August 6th

Weekly Entertainment Digest – August 6th

As summer comes to an end we have a lot of great new shows, docuseries and even cartoons to check out. With new movie announcements and more – there’s a lot happening this week!

Stay up to date with the check out the latest movie release schedule so you don’t miss the movies you’ve been waiting on!

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DISNEY+ REVEALS PREMIERE DATES AND TRAILERS AT TCA SUMMER 2022 PRESS TOUR

At today’s virtual Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour, Disney+ paneled a selection of upcoming Original Series from across a number of its key brands, including Lucasfilm’s “Andor,” Marvel Studios’ “She-Hulk: Attorney at Law,” “Growing Up” from Disney Branded Television and “Epic Adventures with Bertie Gregory” from National Geographic. 

Fall premiere dates were unveiled for a number of series including “Growing Up” and “The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers” Season 2, from Disney Branded Television, “Epic Adventures with Bertie Gregory” and “Super/Natural” from National Geographic, and Season 31 of “Dancing with the Stars.” Ahead of its premiere, “Epic Adventures with Bertie Gregory” has also been picked up for a second season, which is filming now. A new premiere date and rollout for “She-Hulk: Attorney at Law” was also announced.

In addition, official trailers for “Growing Up” and “Epic Adventures with Bertie Gregory,” both premiering on September 8, in celebration of Disney+ Day, were released, along with the official trailer for “Super/Natural,” premiering September 21.

Disney+’s newly announced premiere dates are as follows:

August

August 18 – “She-Hulk: Attorney at Law” (New episodes streaming Thursdays)

In Marvel Studios’ “She-Hulk: Attorney at Law,” Jennifer Walters (Tatiana Maslany)—an attorney specializing in superhuman-oriented legal cases—must navigate the complicated life of a single, 30-something who also happens to be a green 6-foot-7-inch superpowered hulk. The nine-episode comedy series welcomes a host of MCU vets, including Mark Ruffalo as Smart Hulk, Tim Roth as Emil Blonsky/the Abomination, and Benedict Wong as Wong, as well as Ginger Gonzaga, Josh Segarra, Jameela Jamil, Jon Bass and Renée Elise Goldsberry. Directed by Kat Coiro (Episodes 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9) and Anu Valia (Episodes 5, 6, 7) with Jessica Gao as head writer. Executive producers are Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Brad Winderbaum, Kar Coiro and Jessica Gao.

September 

September 8 – “Growing Up” (Disney+ Day Premiere)

Created by Brie Larson and Culture.House, “Growing Up” is an innovative hybrid docu-series that explores the challenges, triumphs, and complexities of adolescence through ten compelling coming of age stories. The series uses narrative, experimental, and documentary filmmaking to follow one casted individual, ages 18-22, as they tell their story. They represent a wide range of lived experiences, giving audiences emotionally powerful narratives that offer an engaging look at teenage-hood and the diverse social, familial, and internal obstacles young people face on their path to self-discovery and acceptance. Each 30-minute episode features one young person, or “hero,” and their experience growing up. Each episode is anchored by a deeply personal interview that allows our heroes to walk us through their childhood and teenage years. Alongside these interviews, creative cinematic reenactments help bring their major inflection points to life.

September 8 – “Epic Adventures with Bertie Gregory” (Disney+ Day Premiere)

The face of a new generation of aspirational adventurers and natural history filmmakers, 29-year-old National Geographic Explorer Bertie Gregory takes viewers on epic and nail-biting journeys that push into the most spectacular and secretive corners of our wild world. Armed with leading-edge film technology, the Disney+ original series “Epic Adventures with Bertie Gregory,” from National Geographic, breaks the mold of the traditional natural history program by telling extraordinary, real-life animal stories and taking viewers with him for every beat of the action. For weeks at a time, the charismatic BAFTA Award-winning cinematographer immerses himself into the animals’ lives to capture the untold stories of iconic creatures living in some of the harshest environments on our planet. This season, we will see Bertie braving the icy worlds of Antarctica in search of the biggest gathering of whales ever filmed and coming face-to-face with specialist buffalo-hunting lions in Zambia. In this multipart adventure series, he will take audiences on an ambitious odyssey across the globe, showcasing the natural world at a time when it faces its greatest challenges.

September 19 – “Dancing with the Stars” Season 31

“Dancing with the Stars” is the hit series hosted by supermodel and businesswoman Tyra Banks and actor and television personality Alfonso Ribeiro in which celebrities are paired with trained ballroom dancers to compete in themed choreographed dance routines that are judged by a panel of renowned ballroom experts, including Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli and Derek Hough. “Dancing with the Stars” is produced by BBC Studios Los Angeles Productions.

September 21 – “Super/Natural” 

Executive-produced by James Cameron and narrated by Academy Award®-nominated and BAFTA Award-winning actor Benedict Cumberbatch (“Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,” “Power of the Dog”) this new series will utilize the latest scientific innovations and leading-edge filmmaking technology to reveal the secret powers and super-senses of the world’s most extraordinary animals, inviting viewers to see and hear beyond normal human perception to experience the natural world as a specific species does — from seeing flowers in bee-vision to eavesdropping on a conversation between elephant seals to soaring the length of a football field with glow-in-the-dark squirrels. 

September 28 – “The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers” Season 2

After winning back the Mighty Ducks team name last year, our squad-with-heart and their coach Alex Morrow (Lauren Graham) take to the road to attend an intense summer hockey institute in California run by charming yet hardcore former NHL player, Colin Cole (Josh Duhamel). It’s a place for kids to get excellent at hockey — without school to get in the way. As our Ducks try to survive in this super-competitive environment, they’re faced with the question: Can you win summer?

Returning Thursday, September 8, Disney+ Day is an annual celebration of the Disney+ global community that debuted in 2021 and features content premieres from the streaming service’s marquee brands, special experiences and offers for subscribers and fans, and more. This year, Disney+ Day will lead into D23 Expo: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event presented by Visa in Anaheim, CA that runs from Friday, September 9 to Sunday, September 11. 

Animated Comedy ‘Super Giant Robot Brothers’ Debuting on Netflix 8/4

Starring Chris Diamantopoulos (True Story, Mickey Mouse) and Eric Lopez (Young Justice), SUPER GIANT ROBOT BROTHERS premieres on Netflix in the U.S. on August 4 from the Golden Globe-nominated studio Reel FX.

Once the squabbling stops, the battling begins! SUPER GIANT ROBOT BROTHERS is a 3D animated action-comedy that follows hilarious robot siblings – Shiny and Thunder – as they work together to defend Earth when space monsters attack.

Along with their inventor Alex Rose, the genius teenage scientist, and Colonel Creed, the head of the Extreme Defense Force, this dysfunctional-yet-lovable family is responsible for averting the apocalypse day-in and day-out. 

PEANUTS TRAILER REVEALED: ‘Lucy’s School’ Premieres on Apple TV+ on August 12

The Peanuts gang are anxious about starting at a new school in the Fall, inspiring Lucy to start her own school instead, but teaching isn’t as easy as it sounds. “Lucy’s School” is a love letter to teachers, and an appreciation of the impact a teacher can have on a child. It explores the fear of change, and shows how Lucy, supported by her friends, faces and overcomes her own fears.

Produced for Apple TV+ by Peanuts and WildBrain, the special is directed by Raymond S. Persi (“It’s the Small Things, Charlie Brown”), written by Craig Schulz, Bryan Schulz, and Cornelius Uliano, who also executive produce alongside Paige Braddock, Josh Scherba, Stephanie Betts, Amir Nasrabadi and Anne Loi, and is produced by James Brown and Timothy Jason Smith.

Also coming to Apple TV+ on Friday, August 12 through its partnership with WildBrain are new episodes of the beloved Apple Original, “The Snoopy Show” season two.

Legacy: The True Story of the LA Lakers – New Trailer and Key Art – Streaming on Hulu on August 15th

“Legacy: The True Story of the LA Lakers” captures the remarkable rise and unprecedented success of one of the most dominant and iconic franchises in professional sports. Featuring exclusive access to the Buss Family and probing, revealing interviews with players, coaches, and front office execs, this 10-part documentary series chronicles this extraordinary story from the inside – told only by the people who lived it. When charismatic real estate tycoon Dr. Jerry Buss purchased the Los Angeles Lakers in a wildly risky and complex business deal, nobody could’ve predicted just how much success was to come. Kicking off the “Showtime” era in 1979, the notorious L.A.-playboy pioneered the business of basketball. He raised the price of floor seats, introduced dancers and a live band, opened an exclusive private club inside the arena, and cultivated famous fans in Hollywood. Over the last 40 years, the team captured 11 titles and retired the jerseys of some of the NBA’s most legendary players.

Today, Dr. Buss’s empire is now worth more than $5 billion. But all of that success did not come easy. Along with notorious feuds, career-ending illnesses, and a bevy of insurmountable on-court obstacles, the Lakers have also weathered intense drama off the court – within Dr. Buss’s own family. Running the franchise as a “mom and pop” operation, Dr. Buss gave his children front office jobs with the understanding they would, someday, inherit his kingdom. But sibling rivalry, interpersonal conflict, and corporate unrest threatened to destroy everything Dr. Buss worked so hard to build. Ultimately, “Legacy: The True Story of the LA Lakers” is about family, business, and power –and how all three must be harnessed to achieve greatness.

BULLET PROOF is coming to Select Theaters, On Digital, and On Demand Friday, August 19th

Vinnie Jones (Snatch) plays Temple, a sadistic mob boss, in this gritty, white-knuckle action ride. After stealing millions in cash from Temple’s drug-dealing hideout, the Thief finds a stowaway in his getaway car – Temple’s pregnant wife, Mia! Desperate to reclaim his cash – and his unborn son – Temple sends out a squad of hit men and bounty hunters to bring in Mia and the Thief. Speed, cleverness, and good aim give the duo a brief advantage, but how long will their luck hold out? 

DISNEY AND PIXAR’S ORIGINAL SERIES “CARS ON THE ROAD” DEBUTS ON DISNEY+ DAY, SEPT. 8, 2022

In celebration of Disney+ Day, Disney and Pixar’s original series “Cars on the Road” will debut exclusively on the streaming service Sept. 8, 2022. Check out a new trailer, key art and image for Disney and Pixar’s “Cars on the Road” now. The Disney+ Original series follows Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) and his best friend Mater (voice of Larry the Cable Guy) as they head east from Radiator Springs on a cross-country road trip to meet up with Mater’s sister. “The series is a romp across the country with Lightning McQueen and Mater,” says director Steve Purcell. “Like any real road trip, every day is a new mini-adventure with unexpected twists and turns.”

“Cars on the Road” is produced by Marc Sondheimer. The series’ episodes are directed by Steve Purcell (Eps 1, 2, 8), Bobby Podesta (Eps 5, 6, 9) and Brian Fee (Eps 3, 4, 7). Composer Jake Monaco created the score for all nine episodes.  

Disney+ Day will return on Thursday, September 8, 2022, leading into D23 Expo: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event presented by Visa in Anaheim, CA. In celebration, the streaming service will host special experiences for fans and subscribers, and will premiere new content from its marquee brands – Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic.

Tell Me Lies Premieres on Hulu September 7th

“Tell Me Lies” follows a tumultuous but intoxicating relationship as it unfolds over the course of 8 years. When Lucy Albright (Grace Van Patten) and Stephen DeMarco (Jackson White) meet at college, they are at that formative age when seemingly mundane choices lead the way to irrevocable consequences. Although their relationship begins like any typical campus romance, they quickly fall into an addictive entanglement that will permanently alter not only their lives, but the lives of everyone around them.

DATE ANNOUNCEMENT AND TEASER HULU ORIGINAL SERIES “THE D’AMELIO SHOW” SEASON 2 – Streaming September 28th

Hulu released a teaser from the second season of the original docuseries “The D’Amelio Show.” The first two episodes of the new season will premiere on Hulu on Wednesday, September 28. Two new episodes will be available to stream each week.

From public relationships, to private struggles, to new pursuits, with millions watching their every move, each decision The D’Amelio family makes comes with unfathomable pressure and scrutiny, in an era when comments and opinions are hard to tune out. 
 
Dixie and Charli struggle to separate their own self-love and identity from their online presence.  Marc and Heidi parent in uncharted territory, as they try to protect their family from new pitfalls at every turn. 
 
With their spectacular rise comes one-in-a-lifetime opportunities from business to personal relationships, but can they hold on to what matters most–staying together as a tight-knit family?

THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN In Theaters October 21, 2022

Set on a remote island off the west coast of Ireland, THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN follows lifelong friends Pádraic (Colin Farrell) and Colm (Brendan Gleeson), who find themselves at an impasse when Colm unexpectedly puts an end to their friendship. A stunned Pádraic, aided by his sister Siobhán (Kerry Condon) and troubled young islander Dominic (Barry Keoghan), endeavours to repair the relationship, refusing to take no for an answer. But Pádraic’s repeated efforts only strengthen his former friend’s resolve and when Colm delivers a desperate ultimatum, events swiftly escalate, with shocking consequences.

Welcome to Chippendales – Coming to Hulu Later This Year

Welcome to Chippendales – (Photo by: Erin Simkin/Hulu)

A sprawling true-crime saga, “Welcome to Chippendales” tells the outrageous story of Somen “Steve” Banerjee, an Indian immigrant who became the unlikely founder of the world’s greatest male-stripping empire—and let nothing stand in his way in the process.

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: MUTANT MAYHEM – August 4th, 2023

Activities and Recipes:

MARCEL THE SHELL WITH SHOES ON: Brain Break with MindUP

Let Marcel and MindUP help you build a happier, healthier and more balanced life, and be sure to check out MARCEL THE SHELL WITH SHOES ON in theatres now!

Under the Sea Rice Krispies inspired by Bubble Guppies: Fin-tastic Fairytales!

Check out this mer-mazing recipe for some Under the Sea Rice Krispies inspired by Bubble Guppies: Fin-tastic Fairy Tales! available on DVD on August 2! Click the link to join the baking fun: https://bit.ly/UnderTheSeaTreat

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