Viewer's feet resting on a coffee table with the tv showing Disney+ streaming service.
Viewer's feet resting on a coffee table with the tv showing Disney+ streaming service.

We are huge Disney fans. Sparks of Magic started out as a Disney-centric blog in 2014. Enter the Disney+ the online streaming platform for ALL OF THE MAGIC, and our crew is hooked. We can watch classics from the vault, current shows and films, Disney history and documentaries.

I love that on Disney+ I can customize my own watchlist separate from the family, along with my own account profile. As you can see Tiana is my profile avatar. Here’s a screenshot of my current watchlist on my account today:

One of my favorite things to watch are behind-the-scenes shows, docuseries and documentaries. I love to see magic being made! As a Walt Disney Company fanatic and former cast member, I am enamored with the details, the blood/sweat/tears/fun, and the hard work that goes into making magical experiences. I love that Disney continues to evolve in the way of bringing experiences to their guests. The Disney+ platform is one of our favorite ways to stream.

Consider getting some inspiration, and perhaps even experience a bit of nostalgia, and check out what happens in the background of all the Disney magic.

Prop Culture

Prop Culture | Trailer

TVPG | Docuseries
This series follows Dan Lanigan, a movie prop collector, who reunites Disney movie props with filmmakers, actors, and crew. Season 1 has 8 episodes that include: Mary Poppins; Tron; The Nightmare Before Christmas; Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids; The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, and The Muppet Movie. Favorite episodes? The kids love the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise and they really enjoyed the Pirates episode; and as a Tron fan that episode was one of my favorites.

Disney Insider

TVPG | Docuseries, Anthology
Disney Insider is an ultimate behind-the-scenes of Disney storytelling. You’ll learn, watch in awe, laugh and perhaps even cry at some of the magical moments shown. Season 1 has 6 episodes and there are 3 unique stories captured across the various subsidiaries and business units. It’s amazing to see how all the magic comes together to bring us amazing content and experiences.

One Day at Disney – Shorts

TVPG | Family, Docuseries, Anthology
This is one of my favorite set of Disney shorts series. This series highlights a diverse group of people involved in various aspects of running the global organization. It’s exciting to hear their stories and see how they are making magic and spreading it in their roles and to guests. Season 1 has 30 short episodes; they are each under 10 minutes. Believe me, you’ll want to know more. Watch the full documentary listed below!

One DaY at Disney

TVPG | Documentary, Family
One Day at Disney is a feature-length documentary, approximately one (1) hour, narrated by Sterling K. Brown (This is Us & Frozen II). We are brought into the behind-the-scenes world of 10 magic makers to catch a glimpse of their day and journey of spreading Disney magic, and I am here for all of it!

The Imagineering Story

TVPG | Historical, Docuseries
If you love the Disney theme parks, watch this. You’ll be led behind the scenes of the innovation of Walt Disney Imagineers from the beginning of The Walt Disney Company. It’s amazing to see concept to creation and hear from the people making magic happen. I have a soft spot for Imagineering, after working with them for D23 in 2015. There are six episodes and I hope they make more!

Disney Gallery | Star Wars: The Mandalorian

TVPG | Docuseries, Talk Show, Science Fiction, Family, Action-Adventure
We love Star Wars and naturally we love Star Wars: The Mandalorian. We are anticipating Season 2 and this eight episode docuseries gave us behind-the-scenes footage and rountable conversations hosted by Disney Legend and Director, Jon Favreau.

It’s a Dog’s Life

TVPG | Family, Docuseries, Animals & Nature
We were intrigued by the surfing Corgi in the trailer. This show features the voice of Goofy and Pluto, Bill Farmer. It was fun watching this with our kids, you can definitely hear our pal Goofy in Bill’s voice as he goes on his adventures! There are seven episodes full of heartfelt stories of Bill’s favorite animals – dogs!

Marvel Hero Project

TVPG | Family, Docuseries
If you have kids, you definitely want to watch this. Marvel Hero Project features a Super Hero Kid positively impacting their community. These kids are making waves and giving back through their various passions and skills.

Pixar in Real Life

TVG | Reality, Family, Anthology, Comedy
You guys, I cried. This series brought to life eight Disney•Pixar films on the streets of New York and it gave me all the feels. My favorite was probably the episode where Russell earns his badge. Each episode is under ten (10) minutes.

Do you enjoy seeing the magic happen in the background? If you catch one of these shows, let me know what you think!

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