As a gift to fans, and a shrewd marketing move, Disney has made “The Mighty Ducks” trilogy available to watch on Hulu and ESPN+ today through May 28. This gives fans a chance to revisit the hockey focused movies ahead of the premiere of “The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers,” a new series coming to Disney+ On March 26.
“The Mighty Ducks” movies were already available on Disney+, but this makes them available across the entire Disney streaming bundle. This is the first time a Disney movie has been released across The Disney Bundle to support an original series premiere on one of the three streaming services.
Watch a new trailer for “The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers” here:
“The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers” is a 10-episode season set in present day Minnesota. The Mighty Ducks have evolved from scrappy underdogs to an ultra-competitive, powerhouse youth hockey team.
After 12-year-old Evan Morrow (Brady Noon) is unceremoniously cut from the Ducks, he and his mom, Alex (Lauren Graham), set out to build their own team of misfits to challenge the cutthroat, win-at-all-costs culture of youth sports today. With the help of Gordon Bombay (Emilio Estevez), they rediscover the joys of playing just for love of the game.
Want a taste of the new show? Watch the official full trailer for the first season here:
The series features a talented new team of up-and-coming young actors including Brady Noon, Maxwell Simkins, Swayam Bhatia, Luke Islam, Kiefer O’Reilly, Taegen Burns, Bella Higginbotham, and DJ Watts.
Does anyone remember how The Walt Disney Company started “The Mighty Ducks” NHL Hockey team out in Anaheim, CA? It also spawned a number of animated series on TV. So “The Mighty Ducks” franchise definitely has some legs. The question is, do those legs still have life left in them or do they need to head to the bench?
Will you be watching “The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers” on Disney+?
“The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers” is produced by ABC Signature, a part of Disney Television Studios. Steve Brill, the original creator, writer and executive producer of all three films, which spawned an NHL franchise, is back as co-creator and executive producer of the new series.
Josh Goldsmith and Cathy Yuspa (“The King of Queens,” “13 Going On 30”) are co-creators and will serve as executive producers and showrunners. Michael Spiller serves as executive producer / director on the series, with James Griffiths serving as director/EP on the Pilot. Emilio Estevez is an executive producer and Lauren Graham is co-executive producer. George Heller and Brad Petrigala of Brillstein Entertainment Partners and Jon Avnet and Jordan Kerner also serve as non-writing executive producers.
Did Disney’s original “The Mighty Ducks” play a big role in developing a love of sports movies or the game of Hockey in your life?