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New Arrivals for Disney+ October 2022

by Andrew J. Salazar
Elsa Bloodstone played by Laura Donnelly shrieks in terror as she witnesses a werewolf transformation right in front of here while trapped in a cage in the MCU Halloween special WEREWOLF BY NIGHT now streaming on Disney+ in October 2022.

All eyes are on Werewolf by Night on Disney+ in October 2022, but there are a few more other surprises in store. Marvel Studios’ first-ever Halloween special joins Hocus Pocus 2 as the must-watch originals to celebrate the spooky season on Disney+, so subscribers should jump on either if they haven’t done so already. There has never been more ongoing original material to choose from on this streaming service, and this is reflected in October’s latest arrivals. When not celebrating Halloween and the two aforementioned titles, people can follow along with new episodes of Andor, She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, and The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers throughout the month.

Switching gears, two short-lived Spider-Man cartoons are making their Disney+ debuts in October 2022 after many cries from fans, well, at least for one of them. The first season of The Spectacular Spider-Man is coming along with the much more notorious Spider-Man: The New Animated Series. The former stars voice actor Josh Keaton as the titular hero in what is now recognized as one of the definitive Spider-Man incarnations while the latter was a more divisive CGI-rendered version that aired on MTV in 2003 and featured Neil Patrick Harris as Peter Parker.

The New Mutants, the last of the Fox-era X-Men films, finally arrives on Disney+ this month as well, after previously being on HBO Max. The film does dabble in horror so this move can be somewhat seen as timely for the Halloween season. On a completely different note, we cannot go on without mentioning the fact that some iconic children’s programs are debuting on the service and will now be available for a whole new generation of young audiences to enjoy. We are, of course, talking about Bear in the Big Blue House and PB&J Otter. Now’s the time to introduce these timeless shows to your little loved ones.

Read more on our monthly recs and check out the full list of everything coming to Disney+ in October 2022 below. You can also find this October’s most recent additions and exits from HBO Max and Netflix right here on DiscussingFilm.

Our Recs:

Werewolf by Night

Monstrous New Side | Marvel Studios’ Special Presentation: Werewolf by Night | Disney+

Marvel Studios’ first-ever Halloween special is the main event on Disney+ in October 2022, opening the entire franchise up to a whole new world of potential. Fans can already expect another special presentation this December thanks to James Gunn and The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special. However, in his directorial debut, Michael Giacchino paves the way for the MCU to put darker and more supernatural characters in the spotlight.

Blade may already be on the way, but seeing risks be taken on underrepresented characters like Werewolf by Night or even Man-Thing truly is a sight to behold. It’s even more gratifying to witness such characters brought to life by superb actors like Gael García Bernal. Marvel Studios has already hinted that more specials, whether they be holiday themed or not, could be on the way depending on the response to Werewolf by Night. You know what that means, let them know what you really think by giving this Halloween presentation your time this month.

Werewolf by Night is now streaming on Disney+!

The Mysterious Benedict Society: Season 2

The Mysterious Benedict Society season 2 | Official Trailer | Disney+

Based on Trenton Lee Stewart’s popular book series of the same name, The Mysterious Benedict Society proved to be one of the more stylish and promising Disney+ originals when it premiered last summer. The show follows a group made up of 4 extraordinary orphans who are brought together by the genius Mr. Benedict (Tony Hale) to stop global crises.

Part mystery, part adventure, with all the family fun in between, The Mysterious Benedict Society is back with a new mission that sees Tony Hale stretch his comedic acting muscles as the show’s main villain and heroic mentor. When Mr. Benedict and his second in command Number Two (Kristen Schaal) are kidnapped by his evil twin brother (also played by Hale), the young adventures must rescue their confidant before a devious plan to control society’s brainwaves and emotions reaches its final phase.

The Mysterious Benedict Society Season 2 premieres on Disney+ October 26, 2022!

Disney+ Arrivals for October 2022

Coming October 3

Dancing with the Stars – Episode 3 (Live)

Coming October 5

Andor – Episode 5
Puppy Dog Pals (S5, 1 episode)
Shipwreck Hunters Australia – Season 1 Premiere: All Episodes Available
The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers – Episode 202: “Out of Bounds”
The Simpsons (S33)
World of Flavor with Big Moe Cason (S1)
Zombies: Addison’s Monster Mystery (Shorts) (S1)
Zorro (Seasons 1-2)

Coming October 6

She-Hulk: Attorney at Law – Episode 8

Coming October 7

Calling All Monsters Music Video (Short)
Werewolf by Night – Premiere

Coming October 10

Dancing with the Stars – Episode 4 (Live)

Coming October 12

Andor – Episode 6
Big City Greens (S3, 4 episodes)
Big Shot – Season 2 Premiere: All Episodes Streaming
Sofia the First (Season 1-4)
The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers – Episode 203: “Coach Classic”
Ultra Violet & Black Scorpion (S1, 6 episodes)

Coming October 13

She-Hulk: Attorney at Law – Episode 9

Coming October 14

Into the Woods (Sing-Along Version)
The New Mutants

Coming October 17 

Dancing with the Stars – Episode 5 (Live)

Coming October 18

Dancing with the Stars – Episode 6 (Live)

Coming October 19

Alice’s Wonderland Bakery (S1, 4 episodes)
Andor – Episode 7
Bear in the Big Blue House (Seasons 1-4)
PB&J Otter (Seasons 1-3)
Raven’s Home (S5, 8 episodes)
Spider-Man: The New Animated Series (S1)
The Incredible Dr. Pol (S21)
The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers – Episode 204: “Draft Day”
The Spectacular Spider-Man (S1)
Wicked Tuna (S11)

Coming October 21

Hall of Villains

Coming October 24

Dancing with the Stars – Episode 7 (Live)

Coming October 26

Andor – Episode 8
Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi – Premiere: All Shorts Streaming
Sumo Do, Sumo Don’t – 2 Episode Premiere
The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers – Episode 205 “Icing on the Cake”
The Mysterious Benedict Society – Season 2 Premiere

Coming October 28

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel
Marvel’s Hulk: Where Monsters Dwell

Coming October 31

Dancing with the Stars – Episode 8 (Live)

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