Disney is making plenty of progress as it expands into the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region after launching in 16 separate markets some months back. The corporation is now releasing fresh content for MENA subscribers, which is set to debut on the 8th of September.
The programming upgrade is intended to mark Disney+ Day celebrations and will see global premieres launching from Pixar, Star Wars, Marvel, National Geographic, and general entertainment from Star — as well as original titles from Disney itself.
The new line-up has plenty to offer:
This eight-episode mini-series explores the controversial life of boxing legend Mike Tyson. Creator and screenwriter Steve Rogers will uncover Mike’s professional and personal life, in what looks to be a fascinating documentary drama.
Welcome To The Club
A new short series set in the universe of The Simpsons. In this new animated storyline, Lisa Simpson tries her hand at being bad and realizes it can be a lot of fun!
Cars On The Road
The series follows famous race car Lightning McQueen and his best friend Mater as they leave Radiator Springs on a cross-country adventure to visit Mater’s sister. Produced by Marc Sondheimer, the nine-episode show is directed by Steve Purcell, Brian Fee, and Bobby Podesta.
Thor – Love & Thunder
Marvel Studios’ famous Norse god, played by Chris Hemsworth, is a story of self-discovery, with an action-filled twist in the form of Gorr – the God Butcher, a galactic killer seeking the extinction of all deities (portrayed by Christian Bale). The fantasy space adventure also features Natalie Portman and Tessa Thompson.
The classic Disney puppet is going on a journey to finally become a real boy. The movie features a star-studded cast that includes Tom Hanks, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Cynthia Erivo, Keegan-Michael Key, and Luke Evans.
As if that wasn’t enough content to keep viewers busy, fans will also be delighted to find new shows and movies, including She-Hulk, Obi-Wan Kenobi: A Jedi’s Return, Tierra Incognita, and Wedding Season.
UAE Comes Out Strongly In Guinness World Records 2023
Guinness, the renowned cataloger of record-breaking events, has released its latest annual, after sifting through 40,000 applications — and the Arab world is heavily featured.
Guinness World Records, the authority on record-breaking global achievements, has just announced its latest release, “Guinness World Records 2023 (GWR2023),” which will be available online and in physical stores across the Arab region from today.
As usual, GWR 2023 features all of the latest achievements from around the world (and space!), with special features and updated graphics to bring the stories to life.
So why the interest in the latest Guinness installment? Well, it turns out the Arab Region is strongly represented in the book, with more than 50 records featured in the new edition, which is no mean feat considering the volume of competition.
“We’ve sifted through nearly 40,000 record applications over the past year to bring you Guinness World Records 2023. People from all walks of life continue to be fascinated by extremes, and we’ve received claims from across the planet – indeed, even from space! This is why I’ve said the new edition is out of this world,” says Craig Glenday, Guinness Editor in Chief.
Of interest to readers of this platform, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates both get to flex their record-breaking muscles.
Saudi Arabia claims the title of “Largest LED Structure and Suspended Ornament” courtesy of the Noor Riyadh Festival, as well as other weird and wonderful titles, including the “Largest Lego Formula 1 Car”, as well as perhaps more prestigious honors, such as “Largest Mirrored Building”, “Largest Clock Face”, “Tallest Lighthouse” and the “Largest Geodesic Dome”.
Not to be outdone, the UAE has claimed several humanitarian record-breaking titles, including the “Longest Video Livestream” (by The Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives and pan Arab influencer Hassan Suleiman), the “Largest Donation for Medical Treatment”, and the “Most Awareness Ribbons Made in One Hour”.
On the tech front, the UAE also claims several prestigious firsts, including “First 3D-Printed Laboratory”, while the world-renowned Burj Khalifa hangs on to its title of “World’s Tallest Building”.