During tonight’s Disney Investor Day presentation, Walt Disney Animation president Jennifer Lee announced four new animated series that were in the works for Disney+. Find out more about each series below.
The studio’s first ever animated series will be Baymax! It hails from Big Hero 6 director Don Hall and is a “continuation of the movie” set in the futuristic city of San Fransokyo. Hall states that the focus of the series will be “Baymax’s original protocol, which is to be a nurse robot”. Baymax will have a “new feature which will allow him to quickly travel around the streets looking for patients”. The series will premiere in early 2022 on Disney+.
Zootopia+ will also be coming to Disney+ in Spring 2022. It is a short form series that “takes a hilarious look at some of the animals we only briefly met in the Oscar-winning film”. It is being overseen by directors and creators Trent Corey and Josie Trinidad. Honestly, the best part about this announcement was that it was going to have glimpses of fictional shows set within the Zootopia universe, like The Real Housewives of Little Rodentia and So You Think You Can Prance.
Moana is getting a long-form musical comedy sequel series. There’s not too many more details then that at the moment. Fingers crossed that Auli’i Cravalho and Dwayne Johnson will be returning. Moana will arrive in 2023.
Lastly, a followup to The Princess and the Frog was announced. The sequel series will be titled Tiana and follow the self-titled princess after the events of the 2009 hand-drawn animated film. It will begin streaming in 2022.
What do you think of these upcoming TV series? Will you (or your kids) be watching them? Personally, I’m interested in the Moana sequel series.