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Two words, really: The Mandalorian. We’re all — my boys, my husband, myself…everyone — is obsessed. The drop of a new weekly episode is a source of huge excitement over here.
Don’t know what I’m talking about? Well. The Mandalorian is a Star Wars original series (available only on Disney+). It takes place after the Empire has fallen (way past Return of the Jedi) and features a bounty hunter character and something that looks like…wait for it…a baby ____ (GAH! Just realized that finishing that sentence would give it away!)
The series is too good for me to ruin it with a spoiler. Suffice to say that this show is our new favorite for family movie nights. The best is when we can hold off for a couple of weeks to save up a few new episodes in a row. SO much fun.
When Disney reached out asking if we would cover the launch of their new streaming service, Disney+, I was thrilled — and this was even before we knew about The Mandalorian. Disney+ can be streamed anytime, anywhere, and it’s now our go-to for family movie nights.
Not only does it have all of our favorite Disney movies, but there’s a section for Pixar, Marvel, and…dun dun dun…National Geographic documentaries!!
Just for fun, here’s a list of our favorite movies and shows available on Disney+:
Top family pick: The Mandalorian
The Boys’ Favorite: Wall-E
The Nostalgic One I Love: The Rescuers
The Movie Pax & I Are Most Excited About: Frozen II
The Boys’ Favorite Disney Movies
Raines: The Princess and the Frog and Mulan
Pax: Frozen and Big Hero 6
Our Favorite Documentaries On Disney+
Top Family Pick: Free Solo
Raines: Drain the Oceans and Mars
Pax: World’s Greatest Dogs and Mission to the Sun
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Here’s to hot chocolate and snuggles on the couch, and LOTS of family movie nights. (And one tip for getting kids interested in documentaries: Tell them that there’s NO screen time that night. Play a board game and then say, “Well…I know there’s no screen time but we *could* watch this one documentary….”)