5 Fantastic Things to Watch This Weekend Presented by State Farm®

By Andie Hagemann

This weekend, we’re honoring Disney Legend Elton John ahead of the highly anticipated premiere of Elton John Live: Farewell from Dodger Stadium, airing exclusively on Disney+ on Sunday, November 20. Before groovin’ to the “Rocket Man” on Sunday night, binge these four titles from the world of Disney that celebrate and feature the music icon!

Musicians and Disney Legends Elton John and Tim Rice sit on a bench next to a black piano. John wears an all-black suit with a black button-down dress shirt and thin, wire-framed glasses. Rice leans on the piano and wears a black sweater and dark charcoal button-down shirt. A black microphone is propped on the piano and rests near Rice’s mouth. Behind them are long, tan curtains and large lighting fixtures.

The Lion King (1994)Disney+
John and fellow Disney Legend Tim Rice collaborated on the soundtrack for the beloved animated film, including the award-winning singles “Circle of Life” and “Can You Feel the Love Tonight.” The film follows a feisty lion cub Simba (voiced by Jonathan Taylor Thomas), who “Just Can’t Wait to Be King,” but after the loss of his dad, Mufasa (voiced by Disney Legend James Earl Jones), his life takes an unexpected turn. Simba escapes accusations, guilt, and the Pride Land and learns how to embrace a worry-free philosophy. As Simba (voiced by Matthew Broderick) matures, he soon realizes he must reclaim his place as the rightful King of the Pride Lands.

In a scene from the animated series The Simpsons, a cartoon version of musician and Disney Legend Elton John sits at pink piano in a colorful garden. John wears a blue suit, red-framed glasses, a black T-shirt, and black shoes. A man and a woman sit on the opposite side of the piano and hug while looking at John. The man wears a black button-down shirt, green jacket, and white pants. The woman wears a magenta dress and yellow scarf draped on her neck and shoulders.

The Simpsons (Season 10, Episode 14)Disney+
In the episode “I’m with Cupid,” Apu (voiced by Hank Azaria) stuns Springfield when he pulls off the ultimate surprise for his wife on Valentine’s Day—a private concert with music superstar Elton John. Humiliated by their mediocre gifts, the husbands of Springfield plot revenge. John guest stars as himself in this hilarious episode.

Key art for the ABC’s drama series Nashville. Actors Hayden Panettiere, Connie Britton, and Charles Esten stand in a corn field next to a vintage black truck. Panettiere stands with her right arm on her right hip and left arm on the car. Panettiere wears a silver, sequined mini dress with large silver earrings. Britton leans her body into the open cab of the truck. Britton wears a strapless black, sparkly mini dress. Esten wears a black button-down dress shirt and black slacks. Above the truck reads, “NASHVILLE,” in white lettering.

Nashville (Season 4, Episode 20)Hulu
Gunnar (Sam Palladio) gets to the opportunity perform with music legend Elton John, who guest stars as himself. Elsewhere, Rayna (Connie Britton) and Deacon (Charles Esten) reflect on their relationship while Scarlett (Clare Bowen) does some soul searching. Meanwhile, Luke (Will Chase) appears on a talk show to discuss a subject important to him, but the focus quickly shifts to a family emergency.

Key art for 20th Century Studios’ film Kingsman: The Golden Circle. Actor Taron Egerton portrays Eggsy and stands center. Egerton wears black, thick-rimmed glasses, an orange velvet suit jacket with black lapels, a black bowtie, white button-down dress shirt, and black pants. Actors Colin Firth and Mark Strong stand behind and on each side of Egerton. Firth portrays Harry Hart and wears a black eyepatch, gray suit, black tie, and white button-down dress shirt. Strong portrays Merlin and wears a black jacket with black pants, a black tie, and white button-down shirt. Actors Channing Tatum and Julianne Moore stand behind on each side. Tatum portrays Tequila and wears a tan cowboy hat, white button-down shirt, blue denim jacket, and denim pants. Moore portrays Poppy Adams and wears a yellow and white plaid, two-piece suit. Above their heads reads “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” in gold lettering.

Kingsman: The Golden CircleHulu
The heroes face a new challenge when their headquarters are destroyed, and the world is held hostage. Their journey leads them to the discovery of an allied spy organization in the U.S. called Statesman, and in a new adventure, these two elite secret organizations band together to defeat a ruthless common enemy to save the world. John makes a hilarious cameo as himself in this action-packed film. The star-studded film includes Taron Egerton, Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Channing Tatum, Pedro Pascal, and Mark Strong, to name a few!

Key art for Disney+ special Elton John Live: Farewell from Dodger Stadium. Musician and Disney Legend Elton John sits at a large, black piano on a stage. He wears a blue suit with “E.J.”, gold stripes and red roses embroidered on the back. To the right reads “ELTON JOHN LIVE: FAREWELL FROM DODGER STADIUM FEATURING SPECIAL GUESTS.” Below is the Disney+ logo and “Streaming Live Nov. 20 11 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT.”

Elton John Live: Farewell from Dodger StadiumDisney+
The historic concert event features the legendary superstar live from Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles in his final North American show. As part of his Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour, the concert features special guests and performances of unparalleled global hits spanning decades, in one of the greatest send-offs in music history. Last but not least, leading up to the concert is the Countdown to Elton Live red carpet event featuring celebrity guests and a countdown to the historic live concert.