Kristen Bell’s ‘Encore!’ And The Other Disney+ Shows You Haven’t Heard About

If you’re excited about Disney+, which will be here in just a few weeks on Nov. 12, 2019, chances are you have a particular series or Marvel film in mind. But there are plenty of other shows that you’re not familiar with available to view. Here’s a look at some of those, including one hosted by Kristen Bell.

There’s more to Disney+ than just MCU and Star Wars shows

Kristen Bell Encore!
Kristen Bell announcing ‘Encore!’ at D23 EXPO 2019 |The Walt Disney Company/Image Group LA via Getty Images

Yes, we’re all very excited for The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, The Mandalorian, and many, many more of the Marvel and Star Wars offerings to come in the future for Disney+. However, many of these will be slowly rolled out. They know that’s what you’re signing up for.

But in the meantime, there is plenty of other content to stream while you wait for Hawkeye and Loki. At launch, there will be a few nonfiction series to get started on. Here’s a look at some of the most exciting offerings from Disney+.


Back in 2017, a one-hour special aired on ABC, titled Encore! In it, Kristen Bell helped bring together a group of musical theater performers who once put on a production together in high school.

Now, the special has been reborn as a series with the same name. Bell serves as an executive producer on the show, which will showcase one group of adults each episode as they reunite to recreate their old musicals from their high school days.

‘The World According to Jeff Goldblum’

Though you may have been hearing whispers about the Grandmaster on Twitter, for now, Jeff Goldblum’s Disney+ project is still a go. The Thor: Ragnarok and Jurassic Park actor stars in The World According to Jeff Goldblum.

The National Geographic series will follow Goldblum as he tries new things, like serving ice cream, attending a sneaker expo, making Korean food, and much more. Basically, the premise is just Goldblum speaking and interacting in his very unique way.

‘Marvel’s Hero Project’

In case you forgot, Disney’s whole thing for many years has been showcasing the magic, in whatever form it may take. The company also really likes to find ways to warm your heart and make you cry. Combine that with capitalizing on the massive IP that is Marvel, and you get this next show.

Marvel’s Hero Project is about actual children who have done inspiring things, like leading protest marches or creating programs for kids with disabilities, who caught the attention of Marvel. Their stories are then turned into real-life comic books.

‘The Imagineering Story’

If you’ve been to Epcot in Disney World sometime over the past few decades, or if you watched the Disney Channel in the ’90s and ’00s, you may recall the word “Imagineering.” This is the practice that was put into place by Walt Disney himself, and it’s his term for the mixture of imagination and engineering that goes into all of the company’s creations.

The series will give a behind the scenes look at the designers of various Disney Park projects, including many of your favorite rides. It will even show the creation of these parks, including the latest ones like Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.