Documentaries about Mickey Mouse, Howard Ashman, Wolfgang Puck & More Announced for Disney+

Disney+ is less than a month away from launch and The Walt Disney Company is already looking to build on the extensive list of content coming to the streaming service.

During a showcase event hosted by the International Documentary Association, Disney+ revealed a slew of new documentaries coming to the service.

Howard, from director Don Hahn (Beauty and the Beast)

This critically acclaimed documentary shines a new light on Howard Ashman, who penned the unforgettable lyrics for Disney classics like Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, and The Little Mermaid and who created musicals such as Little Shop of Horrors. Howard will stream exclusively on Disney+ in 2020.

Untitled Mickey Mouse Documentary

Hot dog! Oscar®-, Grammy®-, and Emmy®-winning documentarian Morgan Neville—whose credits include Won’t You Be My Neighbor? and 20 Feet From Stardom—will produce this look at the mouse that started it all, focusing on his deeper significance and what his cultural impact says about each of us and about our world. Jeff Malmberg (Marwencol, Shangri-La)

Science Fair

National Geographic’s Emmy Award-winning feature documentary will stream exclusively on the service—and you’ll be able to watch it the day Disney+ launches. Science Fair took top honors from audiences at the Sundance Film Festival and SXSW, who were captivated by the journey of nine high school students from around the globe on their journey to compete at The International Science and Engineering Fair—navigating rivalries, setbacks and, of course, hormones along the way.

Additionally, today Disney+ announced a trio of new projects from Supper Club as part of the production company’s overall deal with the service:

People & Places

This upcoming series will present true stories from all around the globe about real—and extraordinary—people who embody the Disney ethos. A mix of up-and-coming and established filmmakers will bring to life People & Places, continuing the tradition established by Walt Disney in his Academy Award®-winning series of documentary short films from the 1950s and 1960s.


Directed by Supper Club co-founder David Gelb (Jiro Dreams of Sushi), this delicious doc takes a close look at the life and work of the original “celebrity chef,” Wolfgang Puck.

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