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It’s a rare Disney+ month without any new Star Wars or Marvel series. But that doesn’t mean there’s not a lot to take in anyway. One of those Marvel shows winds down its season and some favorite original Disney series make their returns. And for those curious for a peek behind the curtain of how movies and television get made, this month should be a delight, starting with a look at Marvel’s first 2022 blockbuster.
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Marvel Studios Assembled: The Making of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (July 1)
These Marvel making-of specials tend to be pretty entertaining in their own right and Sam Raimi is always a fun interview. But its release is also a reminder that the second Doctor Strange movie is now streaming on Disney+ mere weeks after its successful box office run.
America the Beautiful (July 4)
Just in time for Independence Day, this new documentary series from some of the makers of Planet Earth explores the natural beauty of the United States. The episodes span the Arctic to the desert with a special emphasis on those helping to preserve America’s natural wonder.
Ms. Marvel: Season Finale (July 13)
The first season of one of the most refreshingly original series Marvel has created comes to an end with this episode. We’ll be seeing more of Kamala Khan (Iman Vellani) in The Marvels, but hopefully a new season of this series isn’t too far in the future.
Zombies 3 (July 15)
If you’re not a parent or over the age of 12 you might not be aware that Disney has a romantic musical film franchise about zombies and other supernatural creatures. But if you do check those boxes there will likely be a lot of excitement in your home when this third installment premieres.
Siempre Fui Yo (It Was Always Me) (July 20)
Disney+’s ventures into Spanish language programming continue this month with the premiere of this Columbian series in which a journalism student named Lupe (Karol Sevilla) finds herself drawn into a mystery after the death of her father, a legendary musician.
Tudo Igual… Só Que Não (All the Same… or Not) (July 20)
But Spanish isn’t the only language with a Disney+ series premiering today. You’ll also hear Portuguese thanks to this Brazilian coming of age story starring Gabriella Saraivah as a teenager whose life is undergoing upheaval as a new year at high school begins.
High School Musical: The Musical: The Series Season 3 Premiere (July 27)
Speaking of high school, this well-liked (if increasingly misleadingly titled) series returns for a new season in which our musically inclined high schoolers travel to summer camp and stage a production of Frozen (but expect plenty of drama behind the scenes, too).
Light and Magic (July 27)
This month begins and ends with making-of documentaries. Directed by Lawrence Kasdan, this series looks at the art and history of Industrial Light & Magic, Lucasfilm’s groundbreaking special effects team.