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New on Disney Plus in October 2021: All the new movies and shows

Scarlett Johansson in Black Widow
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As October rolls around, that can only mean one thing – it's officially spooky season, and Disney Plus is certainly getting into the festive spirit this month. As can be expected from the House of Mouse, there's plenty of family-friendly fare here if you want to avoid a blood and guts fest – the Muppets, LEGO Star Wars, and even Mickey himself are back with Halloween specials. Over on Star in the UK, there are horror movies like The Hills Have Eyes remake (and its sequel), as well as supernatural TV shows American Horror Story and What We Do in the Shadows if you're in the mood for a seasonal binge watch. 

Not into Halloween? You can now catch Black Widow for no additional charge, as well as the finale of Marvel's What If…? Plus, in the UK, there are new weekly episodes of The Walking Dead and Only Murders in the Building. That's only the start of it, too – scroll down to discover everything coming to Disney Plus this October, in both the US and the UK, with three of our highlights at the top.

Black Widow – October 6

Scarlett Johansson and Florence Pugh in Black Widow

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If you missed Black Widow in theaters or on Premier Access, now's your chance to see Scarlett Johansson's Marvel swan song. Set after the events of Captain America: Civil War, the movie sees Scarlett Johansson take one final turn as Natasha Romanoff (AKA Black Widow) – the character, along with Tony Stark, met a fateful end in Avengers: Endgame, so this is likely to be the last time we see her on screen.  

Muppets Haunted Mansion – October 8

Muppets Haunted Mansion

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Get spooky (in a family-friendly manner, of course) with the Muppets Haunted Mansion, a new movie featuring everyone's favorite puppets. The movie has an A-list human cast including Will Arnett, Yvette Nicole Brown, and Darren Criss and follows Gonzo as he spends a night in the Haunted Mansion. Kirk Thatcher, who previously helmed other Muppet flicks including It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie and co-wrote Muppet Treasure Island, wrote and directed the movie. 

Marvel Studios: Assembled – The Making of What If…? –October 27

What If...?

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After the animated series comes to an end, you can go behind the scenes of Marvel's What If…? with this new episode of Marvel Studios: Assembled. The anthology series asks a not-so-simple question: what if certain pivotal events in the MCU had gone down a little differently? Previous episodes of Marvel Studios: Assembled have included exclusive interviews with cast members and exclusive peeks behind the camera, so it's likely we can expect the same from this episode. 

New on Disney Plus US this October

New on Disney Plus: October 1

  • Alvin And the Chipmunks
  • Alvin And the Chipmunks: The Road Chip
  • Just Roll With It: You Decide Live!
  • LEGO Star Wars Terrifying Tales
  • The Scariest Story Ever: A Mickey Mouse Halloween Spooktacular!

New on Disney Plus US: October 6 

  • Among the Stars season 1
  • Black Widow
  • Chip ‘n’ Dale: Park Life episode 11 
  • Disney Junior The Chicken Squad episode 12
  • Doogie Kamealoha, M.D. episode 5
  • Drain The Oceans: The Mississippi River & Arctic War season 1
  • The Ghost and Molly McGee season 1 (5 episodes)
  • Impact With Gal Gadot season 1
  • Muppet Babies season 3 (9 episodes)
  • Puppy Dog Pals season 4 (5 episodes)
  • Spidey And His Amazing Friends episode 8
  • Turner & Hooch episode 12 
  • What If…? episode 9

New on Disney Plus US: October 8

  • Disney Junior Mickey’s Tale of Two Witches
  • Muppets Haunted Mansion
  • Under Wraps

New on Disney Plus US: October 13

  • Apollo: Back To The Moon season 1
  • Chip ‘n’ Dale: Park Life episode 12
  • Doogie Kamealoha, M.D. episode 6 
  • Just Beyond season 1
  • Mickey Mouse Mixed Up Adventures episode 7
  • Secrets Of The Zoo: North Carolina season 1
  • Secrets Of The Zoo: Down Under season 2
  • The Wizards of Paws season 1
  • Zombies: Addison’s Moonstone Mystery Shorts season 1

New on Disney Plus US: October 15

  • Lost Cities With Albert Lin: The Great Flood
  • Megacity of the Maya Warrior King

New on Disney Plus US: October 20

  • Disney Insider episode 8
  • Disney’s Magic Bake-Off season 1 (4 episodes)
  • Doogie Kamealoha, M.D. episode 7
  • Marvel Studios: Assembled – The Making of Black Widow
  • PJ Masks season 5 (6 episodes)
  • The Wild Life of Dr. Ole season 1

New on Disney Plus US: October 22

  • Rookie Of The Year
  • Thumbelina

New on Disney Plus US: October 27

  • Disney Insider episode 9 
  • Doogie Kamealoha, M.D. episode 8
  • Marvel Studios: Assembled – The Making of What If…?
  • Port Protection Alaska season 4

New on Disney Plus US: October 29

  • Bob Ballard: An Explorer’s Life
  • McFarland, USA

New on Disney Plus UK this October

New on Disney Plus UK: October 1

  • Just Roll With It: You Decide Live!
  • King of Coke: Living the High Life
  • LEGO Star Wars Terrifying Tales
  • Red Tails
  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show
  • Titanic: Case Closed

New on Disney Plus UK: October 4

  • Walking Dead season 11 episode 7

New on Disney Plus UK: October 5

  • Only Murders In The Building episode 7 

New on Disney Plus UK: October 6

  • American Dad season 17 episode 14
  • American Horror Stories episode 5
  • Among The Stars
  • Black Widow
  • Bless The Harts season 2 episode 9
  • Chip ‘n’ Dale: Park Life episode 11
  • Doogie Kamealoha, M.D. episode 5
  • The Great North episode 3
  • Hip Hop Uncovered season 1
  • Last Man Standing season 9 episode 11
  • Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir season 4 episodes 1-2
  • Mixed-ish episode 8
  • That One Word: Feyenoord episode 6
  • Turner & Hooch episode 12
  • Vampirina season 3 episodes 1-5
  • Y: The Last Man episode 5
  • What If…? episode 9
  • What We Do in the Shadows seasons 1-2

New on Disney Plus UK: October 8

  • Hidden Figures
  • Logan
  • Mickey’s Tale of Two Witches
  • Mission Pluto
  • Muppets Haunted Mansion
  • Naked Molerat: Nature’s Weirdest Superhero
  • The Omen
  • The Phantom Cat
  • Under Wraps

New on Disney Plus UK: October 11

  • Walking Dead season 11 episode 8

New on Disney Plus UK: October 12

  • Only Murders In The Building episode 8

New on Disney Plus UK: October 13

  • American Dad season 17 episode 15
  • American Horror Stories episode 6
  • American Horror Story season 9
  • Bless The Harts season 2 episode 10
  • Chip ‘n’ Dale: Park Life episode 12
  • Deep State seasons 1-2
  • Doogie Kamealoha, M.D. episode 6
  • The Great North episode 4
  • Just Beyond
  • Last Man Standing season 9 episode 12
  • Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir season 4 episode 3
  • Mixed-ish episode 9
  • Reservation Dogs episodes 1-2
  • Soul of a Nation season 1
  • That One Word: Feyenoord episode 7
  • Vampirina season 3 episodes 6-10
  • Y: The Last Man episode 6

New on Disney Plus UK: October 15

  • Generation YouTube
  • The Hurricane
  • Return of the Clouded Leopards
  • Scary Movie 4 
  • What Lies Beneath

New on Disney Plus UK: October 19

  • Only Murders In The Building episode 9

New on Disney Plus UK: October 20

  • American Dad season 17 episode 16
  • American Horror Stories episode 7
  • American Horror Story season 10 episode 1
  • Black-ish season 6
  • Bless The Harts season 2 episode 11
  • Disney Insider episode 8
  • Disney Magic Bake-Off season 1 episodes 1-8
  • Doogie Kamealoha, M.D. episode 7
  • Engineering Connections seasons 1-2
  • The Great North episodes 5
  • Last Man Standing season 9 episode 13
  • Marvel Studios: Assembled – The Making of Black Widow
  • Mickey’s Mixed-Up Adventures season 3 Halloween episode
  • Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir season 4 episode 4
  • Mixed-ish episode 10
  • Reservation Dogs episode 3
  • That One Word: Feyenoord episode 8
  • Vampirina season 3 episodes 11-15
  • White Collar seasons 1-S6
  • WW2: Hell Under The Sea seasons 1-3
  • Y: The Last Man episode 7

New on Disney Plus UK: October 22

  • The Hills Have Eyes
  • The Hills Have Eyes 2
  • Hubble’s Cosmic Journey
  • The Other Side of the Door
  • Strangest Bird Alive

New on Disney Plus UK: October 26

  • Only Murders In The Building episode 10

New on Disney Plus UK: October 27

  • American Dad season 17 episode 17
  • American Horror Story season 10 episode 2
  • Apocalypse: War of the Worlds season 1
  • Bless The Harts season 2 episode 12
  • Disney Insider episode 9
  • Doogie Kamealoha, M.D. episode 8
  • Family Guy season 19
  • The Great North episode 6
  • Invasion Earth season 1
  • Last Man Standing season 9 episode 14
  • Marvel Studios: Assembled – The Making of What If…?
  • Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir season 4 episode 5
  • Mixed-ish episode 11
  • Mr Inbetween seasons 1-3
  • The Nest
  • Owl House Interstitials
  • Reservation Dogs episode 4
  • Savage Kingdom seasons 1-3
  • That One Word: Feyenoord episode 9
  • Tyrant seasons 1-3
  • Vampirina season 3 episodes 16-20
  • Y: The Last Man episode 8

New on Disney Plus UK: October 29

  • Books of Blood
  • Comet of the Century
  • Ready or Not
  • Ultimate Tutankhamun
  • Wild Little Cats
  • World’s Biggest Festival: Kumbh Mela

I’m an Entertainment Writer at GamesRadar+, covering everything film and TV-related across the Total Film and SFX sections – I help bring you all the latest news and the occasional feature, too. I’ve previously written for publications like HuffPost and i-D after getting my NCTJ Diploma in Multimedia Journalism.