Disney+ Strong in September (Sorry, Not Sorry, Stuart)

Fair warning, streamers: I’m only blogging about Disney+ to get on Stuart Sweet’s nerves.

You might remember when our bitter blogmaster went off on Disney+. He wasn’t the only one. I was equally critical of Artemis Fowl, which is I still maintain was a blunder. Well, neither Stuart nor I are the final word on Disney+. Stuart and I wrote our scathing blog posts in August 2017 and June 2020, respectively. I believe that the streaming service has redeemed itself with compelling original content many times since then. Let’s look at three great shows you can stream on Disney+ in September 2021.

Happier than Ever: A Love Letter to Los Angeles (September 3)

Right out of the gate, I’m going to make it tough for Stuart to disagree with me. You see, he’s what I like to call a “coastal elitist.” And by that, I mean he lives in California, and he thinks the Golden State has the best of everything, bar none. Well, Billie Eilish’s Disney+ debut has the City of Angels in its very name. The show features an intimate performance of every song on her album. Bonus: Billie’s powerful performance takes place on the stage of the legendary Hollywood Bowl!

Check out the trailer for this Disney original:

Twenty Something (September 10th)

This one’s from Pixar Animation Studios, which is practically synonymous with Disney at this point. It’s one of many Pixar “SparkShorts,” which is to say a short, animated feature. Twenty Something deals with Gia’s adventures into adulthood, which begins on her 21st birthday. I have a feeling this dynamic new short will offer a lot for young people as well as folks my age who tend to look back on their 20s. (Yes, they’re nearly every bit as awkward as our teen years, just in different ways.) Sadly, I couldn’t find a trailer for this one.

Nona (September 17th)

Here’s another Pixar SparkShort. Nona is a grandmother who LOVES to watch E.W.W. Smashdown Wrestling on TV. This ritual is compromised when Nona’s five-year-old granddaughter Renee pays an unexpected visit. The little girl wants to play while Nona wants to watch her favorite show. It’s a heck of a showdown that promises a happy ending. There isn’t a trailer for this one either, but I’m pretty sure you can watch the preview if you’re a subscriber.

I’d Say Stuart Has Learned his Lesson…

But I want to twist the proverbial knife a bit more. Disney has so many great movies, series, and more to stream this much. Against Stuart’s protestations, I’ve listed it all for you here. Keep in mind that Disney might add more shows to its September offerings between now and the end of the month. So, keep that in mind as you search through all this great Disney+ content:

September 1, 2021

Dug Days (Season 1)

Monsters At Work – Episode 110 (Finale)

Marvel’s What If – Episode 4

Turner & Hooch – Episode 107

Chip ‘n’ Dale: Park Life – Episode 6

Marvel Studios Legends

Cesar Millan: Better Human Better Dog

Alaska Animal Rescue (Season 2)

Disney Junior The Chicken Squad (Season 1)

September 2

Behind The Scenes of Growing Up Animal

September 3

Happier than Ever: A Love Letter to Los Angeles


Smoky Mountain Park Rangers

X-Men: Dark Phoenix

September 8, 2021

Doogie Kamealoha, M.D. – Episode 1

Marvel’s What If – Episode 5

Turner & Hooch – Episode 8

Chip ‘n’ Dale: Park Life – Episode 107

Disney Junior Mira, Royal Detective (Season 2)

Disney’s Pepper Ann (Seasons 1-3)

The Incredible Dr. Pol (Season 19)

The Wizard of Paws (Season 1)

September 10, 2021

Twenty Something (Pixar SparkShort)

Disney Far Away From Raven’s Home

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

September 15

Marvel’s What If – Episode 6

Turner & Hooch – Episode 9

Chip ‘n’ Dale: Park Life – Episode 8

Doogie Kamealoha, M.D. – Episode 2

Disney Junior Ready For Preschool (Season 2)

Life Below Zero: Next Generation (Season 16)

Miraculous Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir (Season 4)

Unknown Waters with Jeremy Wade (Season 1)

September 17, 2021

Nona (Pixar SparkShort)

Confessions of a Shopaholic

Disney Descendants: The Royal Wedding

Disney’s Broadway Hits At London’s Royal Albert Hall

Flooded Tombs Of The Nile

Jade Eyed Leopard

September 22, 2021

Star Wars Visions

Star Wars: Visions (Filmmaker Focus)

Marvel’s What If – Episode 7

Doogie Kamealoha, M.D. – Episode 3

Turner & Hooch – Episode 10

Chip ‘n’ Dale: Park Life – Episode 9

Dog: Impossible (Season 2)

Spidey And His Amazing Friends (Season 1)

September 24, 2021

A Spark Story

Spooky Buddies

The Fault in Our Stars

September 29, 2021

Turner & Hooch – Episode 11

Chip ‘n’ Dale: Park Life – Episode 110

Marvel’s What If – Episode 8

Doogie Kamealoha, M.D. – Episode 4

Disney’s Magic Bake-Off (Season 1)

Disney Junior Muppet Babies (Season 3)

Disney Junior Vampirina (S3)

Great Barrier Reef (Season 1)

The Hatcher Family Diary (Season 1)

Rolie Polie Olie (Seasons 1-5)

About the Author

Jake Buckler
Jake Buckler is a cord-cutter, consumer electronics geek, and Celtic folk music fan. Those qualities, and his writing experience, helped him land a copywriting gig at Signal Group, LLC. He also contributes to The Solid Signal Blog.