Disney Plus Is Adding 8 New Movies and TV Shows This Week

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Although 2020 is about to be behind us, not everything is changing. Disney Plus is still churning out solid content each week to keep our eyes and ears busy. And this coming week is no different, as the service is adding a selection of fresh movies and shows, and a few of them are hot titles that you’re not going to want to miss.

For starters, you should definitely check out 2013’s The Wolverine, the sixth entry in 20th Century Fox’s X-Men franchise and the second standalone film based on the adamantium claw-wielding mutant. Taking place almost entirety in Japan, this follow-up to X-Men Origins: Wolverine sees Hugh Jackman reprise his role as the titular hero in a story that finds him confronting mortality and his own past in ways he’s previously never had to. It undoubtedly set the stage for the character’s third solo outing, Logan, in terms of emotional impact and more mature storytelling, and it’s well worth a watch.

2011 family comedy Mr. Popper’s Penguins will also be available this week and stars Jim Carrey as a man who sees success as climbing up the corporate ladder but is forced to reassess when he receives a collection of live penguins from his late father. Yes, it’s pretty adorable, though critics didn’t necessarily think that highly of it. Still, it’ll make a fun family movie night for anyone who loves Carrey or cute stories.

For more, here’s everything being added this week:

700 Sharks
Beyond the Clouds: A Firm Handshake
Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who!
Great Shark Chow Down
Mega Hammerhead
Mr. Popper’s Penguins
The Wolverine
Earth to Ned (Episodes 11-20)

Tell us, will you be checking out anything that Disney Plus is uploading to its ever-growing library on Friday, or are you still catching up on the incredible second season of the service’s hit show The Mandalorian? Let us know in the comments below.