As hard as Disney has been promoting its upcoming Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge lands, Epcot transformation, and other theme park projects, the company hasn't pushed any of those initiatives over the past few months nearly as much as it has its upcoming streaming service, Disney+.
But Disney+ will have plenty to offer Disney's theme park fans, with a couple of interesting projects included in today's announcement of the service's non-fiction programming.
The first is a family cooking competition, to be called "Be Our Chef." If you're looking for context, let's just go ahead and call this "The Great Disney Bake Off." Angela Kinsey from The Office will host the show, which will be set at the Walt Disney World Resort. Each episode will feature two families competing in themed challenges. The finalists will be tasked with creating a dish that represents their family while celebrating Disney, with the overall winners getting their dish served at the resort.
The second will be an as-yet-untitled documentary series looking at the work of Walt Disney Imagineering. The show will be created by Academy Award-nominated director Leslie Iwerks — who, yes, is the granddaughter of Ub Iwerks, Walt's original animation partner and the co-creator of Mickey Mouse. Her father, Don Iwerks, also is a Disney Legend, who created Disney's first Circle-Vision films.
Iwerks has been working on an Imagineering documentary for several years now, so it's great to see that her work finally will be getting the wide exposure that many dedicated Disney theme park fans have been wanting. You can see a trailer for her Imagineering project on Vimeo.
As for the rest of the Disney+ slate, Variety has a good round-up of what fans can expect to see when the new service premieres later this year.Tweet
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