Disney Plus: 5 sequels worth watching during quarantine

From the Academy Award®-winning team—directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck, and producer Peter Del Vecho—and featuring the voices of Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell, Jonathan Groff and Josh Gad, and the music of Oscar®-winning songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Frozen 2” opens in U.S. theaters on Nov. 22, 2019.©2019 Disney. All Rights Reserved.
From the Academy Award®-winning team—directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck, and producer Peter Del Vecho—and featuring the voices of Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell, Jonathan Groff and Josh Gad, and the music of Oscar®-winning songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Frozen 2” opens in U.S. theaters on Nov. 22, 2019.©2019 Disney. All Rights Reserved. /
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Sometimes sequels can be as good as the original. If not, they’re still worth the watch. These five should be on your Disney Plus watch list.

Months ago, everyone was talking about how good Disney Plus was. Now, it seems like the fanfare isn’t there as much. Considering a lot of us are stuck at home, it’s not surprising as streaming is part of our daily routine. Plus it’s easy to get stuck in a rut if you’re only watching certain movies or have your kids forcing you to watch certain movies. Either way, it’s nice to mix it up sometimes.

If you’re looking for some different, then why not try to watch a few Disney sequels? For the most part, the sequel isn’t as good as the original. In some cases, they are but even Disney can’t always save a movie. Regardless, there are a handful of sequels currently streaming on Disney Plus you could be missing out on. Have no fear as these five are among some of the best Disney sequels.

Considering how popular their original films are, there is no way you haven’t watched them. If you haven’t, then you can check them out before. Without further ado, let’s look at some memorable Disney sequels. While this list is only going to focus on five, there are a lot more out there so don’t be afraid to branch out. Knowing Disney, you might end up surprising yourself and loving one of the sequels.

5. Frozen 2

The first sequel is none other than Frozen 2. If you haven’t watched this movie, then you either don’t like Frozen or don’t have any kids. Since quarantine started, this movie has been talked about constantly. If you haven’t watched the original Frozen, then now is the time as the sequel is one of the best Disney has ever produced.

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We’re following our favorite sisters: Anna and Elsa on an entirely new adventure. This time, we get a coming-of-age story for both of them and just as many incredible songs. The animation is also vastly improved from the previous film, too. While some might prefer the original, Frozen 2 gives its predecessor a run for its money.

In particular, the music feels less poppy and more focused on the characters. By the end, you really feel like the characters get the ending they deserve and everything is final so it’s unlikely we’ll be getting a third Frozen movie.

4. Finding Dory

Keeping with another recent sequel, next is Pixar’s, Finding Dory. Unlike the previous film, this is less of a sequel and more of a companion film. This time, we’re paired up with Nemo and Marlin as they try to find Dory while Dory tries to find her family. While it isn’t nearly as good as Finding Nemo, it’s still good. Plus if you’ve watched Finding Nemo, then it’s basically a given to watch this.

Finding Dory gives more depth to Dory’s character and brings more humor into the series. It also introduces us to an entirely new group of characters. While the film did lack some of the charms of the original film, it was still a good one. The part at the beginning with Dory and her parents is particularly heart-breaking. Plus the ending scene gives us a little bit of a blast from the past so it’s worth the watch just for that.

3. Aladdin and the King of Thieves 

Maybe you’re sick of watching the new live-action Aladdin. It does lack some of the charms of the animated classic. If you want a new take on Aladdin, then you should check out the film’s second sequel. While the first sequel Return of Jafar is decent, Aladdin and the King of Thieves was able to snag Robin Williams. If that doesn’t tell you it’s worth the watch, then nothing else will.

The film features a unique plotline with Aladdin being reunited with his estranged father who we find out is part of the 40 thieves. Things get more complicated as the story goes on but I won’t share any spoilers. Aladdin and the King of Thieves released in 1996 so it might not be on everyone’s radar. While it isn’t as good as the original film, it’s worth the watch and has some catchy songs. If you haven’t watched and are an Aladdin fan, then it’s the perfect quarantine watch.

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2. The Rescuers Down Under

This next sequel is not only incredibly underrated but the original film is as well. The sequel was actually released 13 years after the original film. The Rescuers Down Under was Disney’s first attempt at a theatrical sequel and what a way to start. This film is underrated but one of Disney’s best sequels. The Rescuers is also on Disney Plus so you could end up watching the two movies back-to-back.

Similar to the previous film, this one follows Bernard and Miss Bianca as they’re headed off to save another child. This time, they’re saving Cody who was captured after finding a rare bird and must rely on Bernard and Miss Bianca to save him. While the film ended up being a box office bomb, it’s become a beloved sequel to a lot of Disney fans. It also doesn’t shy away from some unsavory topics especially with the film’s villain. If you haven’t watched The Rescuers Down Under, it’s easily one of the best.

1. An Extremely Goofy Movie

Last but not least is one of the most underrated sequels to such an underrated classic. An Extremely Goofy Movie is the sequel to A Goofy Movie and what a pair of excellent films on a character most wouldn’t imagine. Not only does this movie serve as a sequel but it was also the finale to Goof Troop. Unlike the first film, we’re actually following Max to college where we find out Goofy is also going to get his degree.

Unsurprisingly, things take a wild turn when Goofy joins Max but thankfully, it ends up all working out in the end. Once again, I won’t talk about many details but if you like A Goofy Movie, then you have to add it to your Disney Plus list.

While it doesn’t have songs like the first film, it’s still funny, full of heartwarming moments and even, a little romance. Of all the Disney sequels on the list, An Extremely Goofy Movie should be at the very top of your list.

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Any of your favorite Disney sequels I missed or others you’d suggest? What are you watching on Disney Plus? Be sure to let us know in the comments.