This has been a banner first year for Disney+. The streamer, which launched in November of 2019, was a risky gamble. The production studio bet big on its brand recognition and extensive library, relying on the idea that it could attract viewers away from Netflix on the promise of showing nothing but Disney-owned franchises. The hope was that the stream would have 60 million subscribers by the end of the first five years; the result has been so successful, it passed that number by the end of summer 2020. And with what’s coming to Disney+ next month, it sounds like even more users could be enticed to join.

Disney+’s successful launch was helped in part by The Mandalorian, the streamer’s flagship series from Lucasfilm. As the one-year mark of the streamer’s (and the show’s) existence is nearly here, so is the next season of Disney+’s hit. The Mandalorian Season 2 will debut at the end of the month, on Friday, Oct. 30, and will release one episode per week after that.

But The Mandalorian is only one of this month’s many highlights. There’s also The Right Stuff, being released under the National Geographic banner, starting with two episodes on Friday Oct. 9 and per week following that. The Big Fib, Disney+ first game show, returns for a second season on Oct. 23, dropping one installment a week. And of course, there are original movies like Clouds, which will premiere alongside Disney favorites like Maleficent, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, and the classic Mickey Mouse film, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.

So what’s on Disney+ in October? Here’s a rundown of the full month’s offerings:

New Episodic Series

  • The Right Stuff (Premieres Oct. 9 with two episodes)
  • The Big Fib (Premieres Oct. 23)
  • The Mandalorian (Premieres Oct. 30)

Episodic Series Continuing

  • Becoming
  • Earth to Ned
  • One Day At Disney
  • Magic of Disney’s Animal Kingdom
  • Weird But True

Movies & Full Series Arriving

Oct. 1

  • Maleficent

Oct. 2

  • Beverly Hills Chihuahua
  • Cheaper by the Dozen 2
  • Mr. Holland’s Opus
  • Secrets of the Zoo: Down Under (Season 1)
  • The Simpsons (Season 31)
  • Zenimation Extended Edition

Oct. 9

  • The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
  • Oil Spill of the Century
  • Wild Portugal
  • X2

Oct. 16

  • Clouds
  • Disney Junior the Rocketeer (Season 1)
  • Drain (Season 3)
  • Lost on Everest
  • Marvel’s Iron Man & Captain America: Heroes United
  • Meet the Chimps

Oct. 23

  • Once Upon a Snowman
  • Gathering Storm (Season 1)
  • India from Above (Season 1)
  • Marvel Super Hero Adventures (Season 4)
  • Pompeii: Secrets of the Dead
  • Ultimate Viking Sword

Oct. 30

  • Disney the Owl House (Season 1)
  • The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
  • X-Ray Earth (Season 1)

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