Image: Zombies 3/Disney+
When your brand is $150 million animated films released direct to streaming (Turning Red) and TV series that cost the budget of a small feature film per episode (The Mandalorian, The Book of Boba Fett, Marvel TV, et al.), you’re going to need to take some time off now and then to recharge. That’s what’s going on in July on Disney+, a month during which the biggest premiere is the third entry in a series of TV movies about musical zombies in high school.
Zombies 3 (July 15) is the followup to two movies I wouldn’t know existed were it not for my young children, and is set in a world in which zombies exist, but as more of an unpopular teen clique than an outright menace. Did I mention these are musicals? I did.
Fans of musicals set in high schools will also no doubt cheer the return of High School Musical: The Series, a TV series based on the popular film franchise about a musical high school. You get it.
Here are the rest of the month’s slim pickings, including the intriguing Light & Magic (July 27), a docu-series promising to take us into the world of George Lucas’s famed special effect studio Industrial Light & Magic.
Disney Plus series with new episodes premiering weekly in July 2022
High School Musical: The Series (Season premiere July 27)Ms. Marvel (Season finale July 13)
Movies and complete series/seasons coming to Disney Plus in July 2022
Arriving July 1
50 Shades of SharksThe Birth of Big Air The Good, the Bad, the HungryHawaiian: The Legend of Eddie AikauMarvel Studios Assembled: The Making of Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of MadnessRaging Bull SharkSlaying the BadgerWorld’s Biggest Tiger Shark?World’s Biggest Great White?
Arriving July 4
American the Beautiful (S1) — National Geographic Original Series premiere
Arriving July 6
PJ Masks (S5, 8 episodes)
Arriving July 8
The Wonderful Summer of Mickey Mouse
Arriving July 13
Chibi Tiny Tales (S1)Life Below Zero: Next Generation (S4)Spidey and His Amazing Friends (S1, 4 episodes)
Arriving July 15
Arriving July 20
Mira, Royal Detective (S2, 4 episodes)Siempre Fui Yo (S1) — Disney+ Original Series premiereTudo Igual… Só Que Não — Disney+ Original Series premiere
Arriving July 27
Light & Magic (S1) — Disney+ Original Series premiere