Hakuna Matata! What a wonderful phrase you can now sing along to when you stream The Lion King and other Disney movies on Stan. The Australian subscription streaming service now has its hands on some of the best Disney content, featuring the old classics and some of the best new shows only just released. So, with Disney now on Stan, here is a list of the best shows and movies you can now watch any time you like!
Disney shows and movies on Stan
Stan has bagged an absolutely massive win in claiming the streaming rights to most Disney shows and movies in Australia, previously available on Netflix. So, what can you now watch? Here is a list of some of the best Disney shows and movies now available on Stan.
- A Wrinkle in Time
- Andi Mack
- Avengers: Age of Ultron and Avengers: Infinity War
- Beauty and The Beast (animated)
- Big Hero 6
- Black Panther
- Captain America: The First Avenger and Captain America: The Winter Soldier
- Cars and Cars 2
- Cinderella (live action)
- Finding Nemo
- Guardians of the Galaxy
- Iron Man (including Iron Man 2 and 3)
- Monsters Inc.
- Monsters University
- Sofia the First
- Solo: A Star Wars Story
- Star Wars Rebels
- Star Wars: The Last Jedi
- Tangled: The Series
- The Avengers
- The Incredibles
- The Lion Guard
- The Lion King
- The Little Mermaid
- Thor (including Thor: Ragnarok and Thor: The Dark World)
- Toy Story (including Toy Story 2 and 3)
Now, a little more about some of our Disney favourites on Stan.
The Lion King
Everything the Disney light touches will probably get turned into a live-action remake, including family favourites like The Lion King. It’s basically the circle of life. Be prepared for the highly anticipated 2019 release by revisiting Simba’s journey in the original animation.
The story focuses on Simba, a cheerful and feisty cub who just can’t wait to be king. After the sad loss of his dad, Mufasa, his rightful seat on the throne raises a bit of challenge as he’s forced to take back the kingdom from his evil uncle. But don’t worry, Timon and Pumbaa are here to help the young lion as well as offer plenty of laughs on the way.
The Little Mermaid
The Little Mermaid is a true Disney classic. And thanks to Stan, the catchy tunes and uplifting story can be a part of your world all over again.
Meet Ariel, an ambitious teenager who rebels against her father’s wishes to break free and explore the world outside her own. She also just happens to be the daughter of Triton, the king of the Sea. When Ariel ascends onto the surface, she quickly falls in love with a handsome human – Prince Eric. But her hopes of becoming human causes trouble after a foolish deal with Ursula the sea witch goes awry.
The 1989 adaptation of this Hans Christian Andersen has a platter of colourful characters like Sebastian and Flounder. It also features some of the most well-known Disney songs such as ‘Under the Sea’, ‘Kiss the Girl’ and ‘Part of Your World’.
The movie Up might be classified as a kids’ movie, but Pixar made sure this story has plenty to offer for all ages. And by the way, there’s nothing childish about weeping adult tears when watching the sweet story of Carl and Ellie Fredricksen.
When authorities try to send Carl to a retirement home, the old balloon salesman attempts to live out his best life by attaching hundreds of balloons to his home. But the story really takes flight when we meet the lovable boy scout Russell, who accidentally gets taken along for the ride of a lifetime.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
This is a new day, a new beginning for subscription streaming service Stan. Somebody has to save our skins from a boring holiday season, and it looks like this Aussie platform has the answer. Stan will feature the latest releases from the cinema, such as Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the first trilogy to come out since Disney acquired Lucasfilm. It continues the Skywalker saga and follows the heroes from The Force Awakens as they explore age-old mysteries of the Force.
The film is packed with strong Hollywood stars like Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Andy Serkis, Kelly Marie Tran, Laura Dern and Benicio Del Toro. Fans can also stream the kid-friendly Star Wars Rebels animation.
Big Hero 6
If you’re a fan of Disney, you can’t miss out on Big Hero 6. The special bond between Hiro and Baymax, the loveable plus-sized inflatable robot, offers big action and even bigger laughs.
After tragedy strikes the city of San Fransokyo, Hiro is dropped in the middle of danger. Thankfully, Baymax and a bunch of Hiro’s friends are ready to come together and uncover the mysterious circumstances that resulted in the devastating event.
The movie is voiced by actors such as Ryan Potter, Damon Wayans Jr., T.J. Miller and Jamie Chung.
Have you ever wondered what scary creatures lurk under your bed at night? If Monsters Inc is anything to go by, it might just be Mike Wazowski and his buddy Sulley. These two troublemakers make up the top scare team at Monsters Incorporated, a scream-processing factory in Monstropolis. But when a small girl named Boo stumbles into their world, it’s the monsters that need protecting. It will be up to Mike and Sulley to help keep Boo safe and return her back home without getting caught.
Monsters Inc features John Goodman as Sulley, while Billy Crystal voices the wisecracking sidekick.
New York Times hailed Coco as “a definitive movie of this moment”. It explores morality, culture, family and death.
Set in Mexico, the movie looks at the story of a young kid called Miguel and his dreams of becoming a musician. It also follows his great-grandmother Coco who is struggling with dementia. Miguel aspires to be just like his idol Ernesto De La Cruz, a famous star who died in 1942. But instead, he is forced to follow in his family’s footsteps of becoming a shoemaker as his family has sworn off anything relating to music after Coco’s father left his young wife and baby daughter to pursue music.
Upon discovering more about his ancestor, who turns out to be Ernesto De La Cruz, Miguel finds himself in the Land of the Dead and more determined than ever to follow his dreams.
If you’re a 90s baby, then you will probably understand the inescapable hype that surrounded the release of The Incredibles 2. Millennials adopted Mr Incredible and Elastigirl as their ever-relatable stepparents in 2004, and revelled in the memorable domestic spat between Frozone and wife Honey. Unlike Spiderman or Superman, the first Incredibles movie turned everyone’s typical superhero story on its head. Superheroes were no longer adored for swooping in and ‘saving the day’ with over the top performances. Instead, these characters were criminalised due to the mess they often left for the city to clean up.
The story follows Bob and Helen Parr, formerly known as Mr Incredible and Elastigirl, and their new life as ordinary people. Since giving up their capes and skin-tight suits, the superpower couple become ordinary parents to Violet, Dash and Jack-Jack. But things take a turn when Bob tries to secretly return to hero life, but ends up swooping his whole family into fighting against a mysterious supervillain.
It’s pretty clear that Disney fans love the Toy Story franchise to infinity and beyond. And with characters like Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Mr Potato Head and Slinky Dog, who can blame them?
Toy Story reveals what really happens to your toys when you’re not home – they come to life! The story revolves around a young kid named Andy and his favourite Western doll, Woddy. But trouble starts to stir up when Woody is filled with jealousy after being replaced by a new action figure called Buzz. In an attempt to get rid of his competition, Woody and Buzz find themselves lost, far away from home and must find their way back.
This list isn’t complete without Thor: Ragnarok, an epic superhero film starring Australia’s versatile landscape and our very own Hollywood success story that is Chris Hemsworth. In the third installment of the series, Thor reunites with the Hulk and brother Loki to win the battle against the goddess of death. Valkyrie, a powerful new character also joins the team.
Directed by Taika Waititi, Thor: Ragnarok is noticeably different from the other two Thor movies. It’s an action-packed and laugh-out-loud adventure that gives a big nod to many of the Marvel comics. Some of the big names include Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett and Mark Ruffalo. The film also includes an appearance by Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays Doctor Strange.