A screenshot of DIsney's Cruella from Cruella's white dress that burns and shows a red oneScreenshot: Cruella / Walt Disney Studios (Fair use)

It’s been a few months since the first trailer was released for Disney’s Cruella (which released on Disney + this month with a Premiere Access surcharge), the studio’s next attempt to capitalize on its intellectual property by making one of the Galleries of animated villains rehabilitated his villains. That means the internet take factory has had plenty of time to destroy it.

Yes, this burning clothes scene is straight from The Hunger Games. Yeah, the tone seems a bit Harley Quinn doesn’t it? Yes, it’s kind of weird that the brand that defines family-friendly entertainment seems to take a tough turn to justify the actions of a woman best known for wanting to murder 99 puppies. (All Maleficent did was charm a baby not to be fatal!)

But I haven’t seen enough people talk about the fact that the film was co-written by Tony McNamara, which you may remember from his nomination for Best Original Screenplay for The Favorite 2018. Emma Stone clearly appreciated the efforts he made to humanize her unrepentant, scheming character in this film and wanted him on board, and his dedication is one of the reasons – along with the beautiful trailers and my general fondness for the To sympathize with villains in movies (they always have the best of clothes) – I’m really entertaining paying the extra $ 30 to catch these via Disney + Premiere Access when they drop on May 28th.

Other Disney streaming news is May 4th so of course we have something to do with Star Wars to celebrate this holiest holiday. We know we’re getting Star Wars: The Bad Batch, a spin-off of the animated series The Clone Wars about a bunch of clone troops whose genetic programming is a little different. But there are rumors that we will finally see too Star Wars: Detours, an animated parody series from the creators of Robot Chicken that has been gathering dust since it was discontinued in 2012 after Disney bought Lucasfilm. Apparently there are more than 50 episodes finished so we’ll see what the Force delivers on the big day.

Otherwise, here’s what’s coming to Disney + in May – including more from the High School Musical spin-off and a new season of the educational kids series Bluey that is sure to make that one guy very happy in the comments.

Series with new episodes that premier weekly in May

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  • High School Musical: The Show, Season 2 (May 14)
  • The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers
  • Star Wars: The Bad Batch (May 4th)
  • Inside Pixar: Unboxed (May 21)

Films and full series / seasons come in May

May 7th

  • Disney wander over over there (S1)
  • Disney wander over over there (S2)
  • Every hero
  • Girl 2
  • Wild hearts cannot be broken
  • Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer

May 14th

  • Disney Special Agent Oso (S1)
  • Disney Special Agent Oso (S2)
  • Disney Special Agent Oso: Three Healthy Steps (S1)
  • X-Men: The Last Stand
  • Life below zero (S15)
  • Race to the center of the earth (S1)

May 21

  • Disney Big City Greens (S2)
  • Disney Junior Mickey Mouse Mixed Adventure (S1)
  • Tinker Bell and the legend of the Neverbeast
  • Anger files (interstitials)
  • Ice Road Rescue (S5)
  • Run wild with Bear Grylls (S6)

28th of May

  • Bluey Shorts (S2)
  • Cruella (Disney Premiere Access)
  • Disney Sydney to the Max (S3 – Episodes 1-8)
  • Kingdom of the Polar Bears (S1)
  • Bad Tuna (S10 – Episode 1-7)