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Believe it or not, 2020 is already here. December 2019 was Disney+'s first full month, after its November 12 debut, and the first time we got a tweet revealing all of the new content for the month. Disney+ has yet to do that for all of January 2020 -- although it did tweet a nice look ahead to all of 2020, which you can see below. We do know most of what's coming in January 2020 at this point, including both 2019's Aladdin and 2019's The Lion King.

January 2020 will also be our first month of Disney+ without more episodes of The Mandalorian, since the Chapter 8/Episode 8 Season 1 finale premiered Friday, December 27. What will replace it? Nothing can. But at least we know when Season 2 is coming.

At any rate, Disney+ is basically doing what Netflix does and releasing a bunch of new titles on the 1st of the month, with more added in bits as the month goes on. Most of Disney+'s new January 1st content appears to be TV series from the Disney family library -- including several shows from National Geographic. But there's also Cool Runnings -- John Candy's last movie to be released in his lifetime -- and Holes and Red Tails, among others.

Here's what Disney+ is adding on the first day of the new year:

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

New Library Titles

America’s National Parks (Season 1)
Austin & Ally (Season 1-4)
Billy Dilley’s Super-Duper Subterranean Summer (Season 1)
Bugged (Short)
Continent 7: Antarctica (Season 1)
Cool Runnings
Dog: Impossible (Season 1)
Dr. K’s Exotic Animal ER (Season 8)
Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet (Season 7)
Dr. T, Lone Star Vet (Season 1)
Drain Alcatraz
Drain The Bermuda Triangle
Drain The Great Lakes
Drain The Ocean: WWII
Drain The Oceans (Season 2)
Drain The Sunken Pirate City
Drain The Titanic
El Materdor (Short)
First Class Chefs: Family Style (Season 1)
Hacksaw
Holes
Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors - Battle Of The Bands
Marvel Super Hero Adventures (Shorts) (Season 2-3)
Marvel: 75 Years, From Pop To Pulp!
Moon Mater (Short)
Muppet Babies Show And Tell (Shorts) (Season 2-3)
One Strange Rock (Season 1)
Out There With Jack Randall (Season 1)
Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja (Season 1-2)
Red Tails
Rescue Squad Mater (Short)
Soy Luna (Season 1)
Spinning (Short)
Super Rhino (Short)
The Golden Touch (Short)
The Lodge (Season 1-2)
The Proud Family (Season 1-2)
The Super Hero Squad Show (Season 1-2)
Time Travel Mater (Short)
Tokyo Mater (Short)
Unidentified Flying Mater (Short)
Vaprinia Ghouls Girls Rock! (Shorts) (Season 1)
Wild Russia (Season 1)
Year Million (Season 1)

Anything look good to you? You can really "Drain" everything with that NatGeo series. Disney+ likes to add a lot of shorts, like Mater's Cars Toons series. Disney Channel nostalgia fans might appreciate getting to binge all four seasons of Austin & Ally. It's also kind of hidden in the middle of that lineup, but don't miss Marvel 75 Years: From Pulp to Pop, a one-hour special documentary that aired on ABC in 2014, showing the history of Marvel from the comic books to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

There's also this to look forward to later in January:

Will Smith as Blue Genie in Aladdin 2019

Wednesday, January 8 

Aladdin (2019)

Friday, January 10 

Destino (Short)
Marvel’s Runaways (Season 3)

Wednesday, January 15

America’s National Parks (Season 1)
Continent 7: Antarctica (Season 1)
Dog: Impossible (Season 1)
Marvel Super Hero Adventures (Shorts) (Season 2-3)
Muppet Babies Show and Tell (Shorts) (Season 1)
Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja (Season 1-2)
The Lodge (Season 2)
Wild Russia (Season 1)

Friday, January 17

New Live-Action Series
Diary of a Future President - Premiere - Episode 101 - “Hello World”

Wednesday, January 22

Bluey (Season 1)

The Lion King 2019

Tuesday, January 28

The Lion King (2019)

While The Mandalorian Season 1 will be over, the streamer will continue to air new episodes of other originals into January 2020 -- including High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, Encore!, Marvel’s Hero Project, The World According to Jeff Goldblum, Forky Asks A Question, Pick of the Litter, and One Day At Disney. For example, Episode 5 of One Day At Disney airs Friday, January 3, titled "Bob Iger: CEO," with Iger recalling the early days of his career. Also, Disney+ is making its entire Short Circuit Full Collection Episode 101 to 114, available on Friday, January 24.

Here's Disney's tease of what's ahead in all of 2020, without posting specific dates for some of the content:

Stay tuned for more of what Disney+ is releasing in 2020. The streamer likes to release intel one week at a time, but I'm hoping/expecting Disney+ to share more full month roundup tweets like this.

If you're thinking of getting or gifting Disney+ for everything that's already on there or coming later in 2020, use this link for a free 7-day trial. Don't forget that some movies are still on Netflix for a little while longer and that's why they are not on Disney+ yet. Here's when several major movies will be heading to Disney+, since they already have official arrival dates. Here's when Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and Frozen 2 should be available.

Keep up with everything heading to the big screen next year with our 2020 movie release date schedule. Since there's a lot of crossover with TV shows above, here's everything premiering on TV in early 2020. And if you're curious about what Netflix is adding in 2020, check out this handy schedule.

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