Disney+ Hotstar has announced a list of 29 titles that will be released on its platform in July 2021. From India, the only unveiled Hotstar Specials as yet is the Jimmy Sheirgill-led action thriller Collar Bomb, releasing July 9 on Disney+ Hotstar. Internationally, we return to the Monsters, Inc. world on July 7 with the new series Monsters at Work, and Turner & Hooch, the sequel to the Tom Hanks movie, on July 21. Also on July 21, Marvel will treat us to a making-of special for Loki, which ends its first season run in July with two remaining episodes. Loki will also cross over with The Simpsons on July 7 with The Good, The Bart, and The Loki.
There's more Marvel content coming to Disney+ in the Scarlett Johansson-led Black Widow. But unfortunately, it's restricted to Disney+ with Premier Access — a premium tier available in select markets that requires a $30 additional fee on top of your monthly Disney+ subscription — that is not available in India. Black Widow is out July 9 in cinemas too but that's not happening in India either, thanks to COVID-19 restrictions. This is also the case for Jungle Cruise, with Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt, which releases in cinemas and on Disney+ with Premier Access on July 30. Black Widow is expected October 8 on Disney+ Hotstar, with Jungle Cruise to follow on October 29.
From Black Widow to Haseen Dillruba, What to Watch This July
July also brings a bunch of new documentaries and docu-series to Disney+ Hotstar. Out on Thursday, we have The Last Cruise, about the COVID-19 outbreak on the Diamond Princess cruise ship from last year. Then on July 13, Ronan Farrow's investigation into convicted sexual predator Harvey Weinstein, Catch & Kill: The Podcast Tapes, becomes a series. On July 21, Behind the Attraction takes us behind Disney Parks. On July 23, Playing with Sharks introduces us to a shark protector, while Stuntman shows the highs and lows of a veteran stuntman. There's also the Gul Panag-narrated On the Brink, about how humans are responsible for mass extinction events.
In addition to The Last Cruise and Catch & Kill — both HBO titles — HBO also brings The White Lotus, a new social satire series from the co-creator of Enlightened. The White Lotus premieres July 12 on Disney+ Hotstar. It will air alongside several ongoing series, including Dave season 2, Star Wars: The Bad Batch season 1, Betty season 2, Mr Inbetween season 3, and Black Monday season 3 among others.
MasterChef Australia season 13 continues Mondays through Fridays in July as well on Disney+ Hotstar, with localised dubs — in Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu — coming soon. Indian-language versions of Pixar's Luca and the Disney Animation movie Raya and the Last Dragon — also in Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu — are due in July as well. We have reached out to Disney+ Hotstar for exact release dates, but are yet to hear back.
Disney+ Hotstar July 2021 releases — the full list
Everything on the list below is exclusive to Disney+ Hotstar Premium, available at Rs. 299 a month or Rs. 1,499 a year, except otherwise mentioned. With that, here's a (developing) list of movies and TV shows coming to Disney+ Hotstar in July 2021. Disney+ originals are marked in bold for your convenience.
Dave: Season 2, weekly
The Last Cruise
MasterChef Australia: Season 13, weekdays
Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted: Season 3, weekly
High School Musical: The Musical: The Series: Season 2, weekly
MasterChef Australia: Season 13 (Hindi, Tamil, Telugu), weekly — on Disney+ Hotstar VIP
The Mysterious Benedict Society: Season 1, weekly
Star Wars: The Bad Batch: Season 1, weekly
Betty: Season 2, weekly
The Good, The Bart, and The Loki
Loki: Season 1, weekly — also on Disney+ Hotstar VIP
Marvel Studios Legends: Black Widow
Monsters at Work: Season 1, weekly
Mr Inbetween: Season 3, weekly
Collar Bomb — on Disney+ Hotstar VIP
Black Monday: Season 3, weekly
The Chi: Season 4, weekly
The White Lotus: Season 1, weekly
Catch & Kill: The Podcast Tapes, weekly
Loki: Season 1 Finale
On the Brink: Season 2, weekly
Behind the Attraction: Season 1, all episodes
Marvel Studios Assembled: The Making of Loki
Turner & Hooch: Season 1, weekly
Playing with Sharks
Raya and the Last Dragon (Hindi, Tamil, Telugu) — on Disney+ Hotstar VIP
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Season 8, weekly
Chip 'n' Dale: Park Life
Turning the Tables with Robin Roberts: Season 1, all episodes
The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse: Batch 2, weekly
Luca (Hindi, Tamil, Telugu) — on Disney+ Hotstar VIP
Summer of Soul (...or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)
Is Mi 11X the best phone under Rs. 35,000? We discussed this on Orbital, the Gadgets 360 podcast. Later (starting at 23:50), we jump over to the Marvel series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. Orbital is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music and wherever you get your podcasts.