What’s on Disney+ Singapore in November 2021

Experience an action packed ride with ‘Shang-Chi’ and Taiwanese thriller, 'The Silent Forest'.

Naren Sankar

Nostalgic man, never giving up. Loves cartoons.

Published: 3 November 2021, 4:45 PM

This November, Disney+ lets you go on a Jungle Cruise with Emily Bunt and Dwayne Johnson as well as a superhero journey with Shang-Chi among others.

Here are some highlights of what’s coming to Disney+ in November:

1. Home Sweet Home Alone

A remake of the 1990 Christmas classic franchise Home Alone, mischievous but resourceful Max Mercer (Archie Yates) is left behind by his family as they travel to Japan for the holidays. Unbeknownst to Max though, a married couple plots to break into the Mercer’s home.

The adventure comedy is the sixth installment of the franchise. PHOTO CREDIT: THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY

There are some nods to the original movie such as the trailer featuring a cop named McAllister, that is Buzz McAllister (Devin Ratray), the older brother of Kevin McAllister in the original movie.

The Christmas adventure comedy hits the streaming platform on Nov 12.

2. Olaf Presents

Frozen’s adorable snowman will recap five Disney+ classics in his own quirky way in this upcoming series of animated shorts.

Josh Gad will reprise his role as the titular snowman for the comedy series. PHOTO CREDIT: THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY

Olaf will be recreating memorable moments from the selected animated films. The classics which are going to be recapped are The Little Mermaid, Moana, The Lion King, Aladdin and Tangled.

The series premieres on Nov 12.

3. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Shang-Chi (Simu Liu) , a skilled martial artist who was trained at a young age to be an assassin by his father, is forced to confront his past when his father Wenwu (Tony Leung), the leader of the Ten Rings organisation, draws Shang-Chi and his sister Xialing (Meng’er Zhang) into a search for a mythical village.

The action film is based on the character who first appeared in Marvel Comics in 1973. PHOTO CREDIT: THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY

The film has been praised for its choreography of the action sequences, representation of Asian culture and the performances from the cast, particularly Simu Liu and Tony Leung.

Watch the superhero get into action on Nov 12.

4. Jungle Cruise

Lily Houghton (Emily Bunt) enlists the aid of wisecracking skipper Frank Wolff (Dwayne Johnson) to take her down the Amazon in his ramshackle boat.

Together with Lily’s brother, MacGregor Houghton (Jack Whitehall), they search for an ancient tree that holds the power to heal, a discovery that will change the future of medicine.

The fantasy film is based on the amusement ride located in various Disney theme parks. PHOTO CREDIT: THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY

With plans for a feature film based on the ride since 2004, let’s hope that the 17 year wait was worth it.

Experience the adventure from Nov 12.

5. The Silent Forest

Rounding off the list with something that is not hitting the streaming platform on Disney+ Day (Nov 12), this Taiwanese social psychological thriller is about a hearing-impaired boy who transfers to a school for children with special needs.

His excitement about blending into a new environment immediately turns into fear however when he witnesses the reality happening in the school.

The drama film won the Golden Horse Awards 2020 for Best New Performer and Best Sound Effects at the Golden Horse Awar. PHOTO CREDIT: THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY

Inspired by a real-life event, witness the jaw dropping and genuine terror when the movie is released on Nov 16.

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