(Welcome to Out of the Disney Vault, where we explore the unsung gems and forgotten disasters currently streaming on Disney+.)

Despite Mr. Boogedy (which I previously wrote about for this columnnever becoming the TV show it was meant to be, the Disney powers-that-be thought that the horror parody about a family of pranksters being haunted by a ghost absolutely warranted a sequel. Long before shows like Lost or movies like the Marvel Cinematic Universe got audiences used to watching a new chapter in a story without spending time to recap the previous chapter, Disney decided that audiences didn’t need to remember what a 45-minutes made-for-TV movie from a year earlier was about, and could simply jump into its sequel. 

The result is The Bride of Boogedy, a sequel that drops most of its scary elements to instead tell a comedic tale of parents just not believing their kids, seances, and lots of Halloween pranks. 

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An American Pickle trailer

Right about now, we could all use a movie where Seth Rogen falls into a vat of pickles and is brined for 100 years. Thankfully, that movie exists, and it’s called An American Pickle. Rogen pulls double-duty here, playing the man pickled and also the pickled fellow’s great-grandson. Originally meant to be a theatrical release, An American Pickle is now headed to HBO Max, and you can check out the first trailer below.

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the office spin-off

The Office star Leslie David Baker is coming out of retirement — kind of. Baker, who played the indolent salesperson Stanley Hudson for all nine seasons of the beloved NBC sitcom, has launched a Kickstarter campaign for a The Office spin-off of sorts. The Kickstarter project, called Uncle Stan: Coming Out of Retirement, cleverly avoids any words like “The Office,” “Stanley,” or “owned by NBC” but is very clearly a continuation of Baker’s beloved The Office character.

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the current occupant trailer

Into the Dark is a great idea – a year-long series of horror films, released monthly, with each installment focusing on a different holiday. What could go wrong? Well, as it turns out, lots of things, because the majority of the Into the Dark installments have been disappointing. But the trailer for the latest – The Current Occupant – looks incredibly promising, so fingers crossed the series got one right this time. See for yourself by watching the trailer below.

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the great season 2

The Great will continue its reign for a second season. Just two months after The Favourite writer Tony McNamara‘s historical satire series debuted on Hulu to positive reviews and a healthy response from content-starved quarantine viewers, the streamer has renewed The Great for a season 2. After all, Russia wasn’t changed in a day.

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hamilton featurette new

At this point, everyone knows about Hamilton. Even if you’ve somehow managed to never hear any of the songs, you’re well-aware of Lin-Manuel Miranda‘s blockbuster, award-winning Broadway show that reinvents the founding of America through a modern lens. Blending several styles of music and featuring a cast almost entirely made up of people of color, Hamilton swiftly went from being just another musical to a full-blown cultural phenomenon. Now, as a filmed version of the show hits Disney+ in time for the holiday weekend, a Hamilton featurette blasts through the show’s transformation into something unstoppable.

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clone high reboot

Way, way back in the 2000s, MTV released Clone High, a hilarious animated series about clones of historical figures all attending the same high school. The series came from creators Phil Lord and Chris Miller, and back then, Lord and Miller weren’t the big names they are today. But now things have changed – Lord and Miller are in high-demand and it looks like they’re using their newfound powers to bring back Clone High. The Clone High reboot will be “re-imagined” by Lord and Miller, along with Clone High co-creator Bill Lawrence.

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The Last Dance interview

ESPN had a monster hit on their hands from April through May thanks to the release of the 10-hour documentary series The Last Dance, a chronicle of the final championship season run by NBA superstar Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls. Netflix also had a hand in producing the documentary, and even though it was made available on the streaming service in international markets, the only way US audiences could enjoy it was through ESPN. Thankfully, that’s changing very soon.

The Last Dance is officially coming to Netflix in the United States later this month, which means you can relive the incredible documentary series and light up a cigar with Michael Jordan after you watch the Chicago Bulls win their sixth championship title all over again. Read More »

disney+ at comic-con at home

Disney+ is joining the online festivities with Comic-Con at Home, the virtual experience hosted by San Diego Comic-Con. The streamer announced that it will be hosting virtual panels for three of its upcoming original titles, including the animated movie Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Candace Against the Universe and the anthology docuseries Marvel’s 616.

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peacock viacomcbs

Peacock is beefing up its library. Paramount movies like The Godfather trilogy, Catch Me If You CanThe Talented Mr. RipleyAmerican Beauty, and TV shows like Ray Donovan, The Affair, and Charmed are coming to the NBCUniversal streaming service as part of a new content licensing deal with ViacomCBS.

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