the hunchback of notre dame

5 Fantastic Things to Watch This Weekend

By Zach Johnson

Hear that? That’s the sound of Quasimodo ringing the bells to let you know that another exciting weekend of movies and series are just a few days away! On Friday, two Disney+ originals will air their season finales: Muppets Now and Pixar in Real Life. The streaming service is also adding the 2013 blockbuster The Wolverine to its vast collection of Marvel content. Meanwhile, Freeform has a topsy turvy weekend planned, as it will air the 1996 animated classic The Hunchback of Notre Dame on Saturday and Sunday. Lastly, on Sunday, Disney Junior will air an all-new episode of Fancy Nancy featuring a fan-favorite guest star.

muppets now

Muppets Now—Friday, September 4, on Disney+
In the season finale, “Socialized,” Scooter juggles becoming co-moderator of the Muppets Now social media accounts while trying to execute this week’s upload of all the new alerts, notifications, and requests. Meanwhile, Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and his assistant, Beaker, receive legal lectures and accidental assistance from Muppet attorney Joe The Legal Weasel. The Swedish Chef faces his competitor, Marina Michelson, to prove his family recipe makes the most magnificent meatball. In the meantime, Fozzie Bear talks shop with fellow comedian Seth Rogen while babysitting bad babies. Last—but never least—Miss Piggy talks to Linda Cardellini and Taye Diggs for a new Lifestyle with Miss Piggy segment.

pixar in real life

Pixar in Real Life—Friday, September 4, on Disney+
Bailamos! In the Coco-inspired season finale, Abuelita shakes her chancla at the street performers in Washington Square Park and asks New Yorkers to help her find Miguel. After she finds him playing guitar, he begs her to let him play just one song. The other street performers join in, creating a performance so fun even Abuelita can’t help but clap along!

the wolverine

The Wolverine—Friday, September 4, on Disney+
Still reeling from the death of Jean Grey (Famke Janssen), the mutant Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) is lured to Japan for the first time since World War II. Once there, he finds himself in the underground world of yakuza and samurai. His physical and emotional limits are tested when he is forced to go on the run with Mariko Yashida (Tao Okamoto), an industrialist’s daughter, all while finally confronting the prospect of death. As Wolverine struggles to rediscover his inner hero, he must face powerful foes and reckon with his past.

the hunchback of notre dame

The Hunchback of Notre Dame—Saturday, September 5, at 11:55 p.m. and Sunday, September 6, at 10:15 a.m. on Freeform
Inspired by Victor Hugo’s classic novel, Disney’s animated adventure tells the story of Quasimodo (voice of Tom Hulce), the gentle and lonely bell ringer of Notre Dame. With the loving support of his gargoyle friends Victor (voice of Charles Kimbrough), Hugo (voice of Jason Alexander), and Laverne (voice of Mary Wickes), he decides to leave the solitary safety of his tower and ventures into the streets of Paris. It’s there that he makes his first true friend, the gypsy Esmeralda (voice of Demi Moore). When she seeks sanctuary in the Cathedral, angering Judge Claude Frollo (voice of Tony Jay), Quasimodo helps her escape. In turn, Esmeralda entrusts him with a secret map to the gypsies’ hideout. But when the hideout becomes vulnerable, it’s up to Quasimodo to save the people and the city he loves.

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Fancy Nancy—Sunday, September 6, at 12 p.m. ET on Disney Junior
In the brand-new episode “Trois Cheers for Mrs. Devine,” Mrs. Devine (voice of guest star Christine Baranski) gets the blues. Fortunately, Nancy (voice of Mia Sinclair Jenness) is determined to cheer her neighbor up. Then, in “Escar-No!,” Francophile Nancy questions her love of all things French after she experiences the country’s cuisine for the first time.