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Celebrate Disney+ Day With Pinocchio, Pixar's Cars on the Road, and Thor: Love and Thunder

ALSO: Last Light, The Good Fight Season 6, Wedding Season, and more.
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    It’s the most wonderful time of the year for Disney+ subscribers. This year’s Disney+ Day celebration brings a host of new programming, including Tom Hanks’ live-action Pinocchio film, a new series about the friendly automobiles of Pixar’s Cars, and the streaming premiere of Thor: Love and Thunder.

    Elsewhere in the streaming-verse, Matthew Fox headlines Peacock's new limited series Last Light, The Good Fight begins its final season on Paramount+, the producers of Broad City and Difficult People bring Wedding Season to Hulu, and more. Here’s what’s new and noteworthy on TV this Thursday:

    Pinocchio: Original film. Tom Hanks stars as Gepetto, the wood carver who builds and treats puppet Pinocchio (Benjamin Evan Ainsworth) as if he were his own son, in Robert Zemeckis’ live-action retelling of the classic tale. Also stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Cynthia Erivo, Keegan-Michael Key, Lorraine Bracco, and Luke Evans. Watch trailer. Streaming on Disney+

    Cars on the Road: Complete first season. Lightning McQueen (voiced by Owen Wilson) and his best friend Mater (Larry the Cable Guy) head east from Radiator Springs on a cross-country road trip to meet up with Mater’s sister. Watch trailer. Streaming on Disney+

    Thor: Love and Thunder: Streaming premiere. When a galactic killer (Christian Bale) seeks to exterminate the gods, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) enlists the help of King Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson), Korg (Taika Waititi), and ex-girlfriend Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), who – to Thor’s surprise – inexplicably wields his magical hammer, Mjolnir, as the Mighty Thor. The Marvel film arrives on Disney+ two months after debuting in theaters. Watch trailer. Streaming on Disney+

    Growing Up: Complete first season. Created by Brie Larson, this hybrid docuseries explores the challenges, triumphs, and complexities of adolescence through 10 compelling coming of age stories. Each episode focuses on one person, aged 18-22, as they discuss their experience growing up. Watch trailer. Streaming on Disney+

    Epic Adventures With Bertie Gregory: Complete first season . 29-year-old National Geographic Explorer Bertie Gregory takes viewers on epic journeys that push into the most spectacular corners of the world, from Antarctica to the lion dens of Zambia. Watch trailer. Streaming on Disney+

    Dancing With the Stars: The Pros’ Most Memorable Dances: Special presentation. Ahead of the Season 31 premiere on September 19, Derek Hough, Kym Johnson, Cheryl Burke, and Brandon Armstrong reflect on the 20 most memorable dances of 30 seasons of DWTS. Streaming on Disney+

    Obi-Wan Kenobi: A Jedi’s Return: Special presentation. Disney blends never-before-seen moments, behind-the-scenes footage, and colorful personal stories in this new look at the making of Lucasfilm’s original limited series, which saw the return of classic Star Wars characters Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker. Watch trailer. Streaming on Disney+

    More Disney+ Day Content: Other highlights of Disney+ Day 2022 include:

    • Marvel Studios Assembled: The Making of Thor: Love and Thunder
    • She-Hulk: Attorney at Law (new episode)
    • Frozen and Frozen 2 Sing-Alongs
    • Remembering
    • Welcome to the Club (a new The Simpsons short)
    • Tierra Incógnita

    Last Light: Complete limited series. When a petroleum chemist (Matthew Fox) discovers a looming oil shortage that threatens global transportation and supply chains, he works desperately to reunite with his family across the globe. The five-episode drama is based on Alex Scarrow’s bestselling novel of the same name. Watch trailer. Streaming on Peacock

    The Good Fight: Season 6 premiere. Diane Lockhart (Christine Baranski) is going out the way she came in as the lawyers of Reddick & Associates prepare for an impending civil war as they navigate the overturning of Roe v. Wade, threats to voting rights, and the return of Cold War aggressions. Season 6 marks the final season of the long-running legal drama, with episodes dropping every Thursday through early November. Watch trailer. Streaming on Paramount+

    Wedding Season: Complete first season. Two months after Katie (Rosa Salazar) and Stefan (Gavin Drea) begin an affair, Katie’s new husband and his entire family are murdered at her wedding. With plenty of blame to go around, Katie and Stefan go on the run, all while trying to prove their innocence. Watch trailer. Streaming on Hulu

    The Anthrax Attacks: Original documentary. Oscar-nominated director Dan Krauss follows the FBI investigation into the post-9/11 anthrax attacks, in which letters containing fatal anthrax spores sparked panic and tragedy in the U.S.. Watch trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    The Zone: Survival Mission: Complete first seaso. Hosts and celebrity guests enter different themed rooms and virtual spaces, where they must overcome various challenges and survive until the time expires. Who will be the survivor of each episode? Watch trailer. Streaming on Hulu

    House of Ho: Season 2 finale. The reality series wraps its second season with four final episodes. Streaming on HBO Max

    NFL Football: The 2022 NFL season officially gets underway as the Los Angeles Rams, the defending Super Bowl champions, host the Buffalo Bills. 8:15 PM ET/5:15 PM PT on NBC

    Jerztory: How Jersey Shore Changed TV: Special presentation. The cast of Jersey Shore reflects on the enduring legacy of the reality show in an hour-long special. 9:00 PM ET on MTV

    Renovation Impossible: Series premiere. Dallas-based contractor Russell J. Holmes helps clients on tight budgets reinvigorate their stalled home renos and, with help from designer Paige Poupart, find savvy ways to thrift and repurpose items. 9:00 PM ET on HGTV

    Claire Spellberg Lustig is the Senior Editor at Primetimer and a scholar of The View. Follow her on Twitter at @c_spellberg.

    TOPICS: Disney+, Cars on the Road, Dancing with the Stars, The Good Fight, Last Light, Pinocchio, Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi, Thor: Love and Thunder, Wedding Season