It's been nearly three weeks since Disney+ launched and added a touch of fun and nostalgia to our lives. It came just in time for the chilly winter days when the most tempting thing to do is stay in and watch movies while the snow piles up outside. By now, most people have been sold on all of the content from our childhood that we have unlimited access to. If that's not your cup of tea, then it's worth checking out the streaming platform for these Disney+ documentaries with high ratings on Rotten Tomatoes.

Aliens of the Deep

Rating: 84% on Rotten Tomatoes

This documentary that explores the deep blue sea and everything that lives under there was first released in IMAX theatres in 2005. Director James Cameron posed the question that if there's so much unexplored life in the ocean, who knows what we'll one day discover on other planets? 

Born in China 

Rating: 84% on Rotten Tomatoes

This incredible documentary from Disneynature was first released in theatres in 2017 and showed viewers a side of China they hadn't seen before. The story follows three animal families including a panda bear and her baby, a snow leopard and her two cubs, and a golden monkey's journey through the animal kingdom. 

Frank and Ollie

 

Rating: 88% on Rotten Tomatoes

Follow the lives of best friends and former Disney animators, Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston in this 1995 documentary. The adorable two men worked at Disney together for 40 years and contributed to 23 classic films including Snow White, Lady and the Tramp, and Sleeping Beauty

Monkey Kingdom

Rating: 93% on Rotten Tomatoes

Another documentary from Disneynature along with director Mark Linfield follows the life of a monkey mother and her young baby as they navigate Southern Asia together. 

Free Solo

Rating: 97% on Rotten Tomatoes

The almost perfect score is well deserved for this 2018 documentary from National Geographic. It follows Alex Honnold who practices free solo climbing and had the dream of climbing El Capitan in Yosemite National Park, without any ropes or harnesses. This film doubles as a documentary and a thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat. 

The Imagineering Story

Rating: 100% on Rotten Tomatoes

Currently on its fourth episode, this Disney+ original docuseries follows the story of the Walt Disney Imagineering company which is responsible for designing theme parks and attractions. It was awarded a perfect score by Rotten Tomatoes and for good reason: it was so well-loved by viewers after only two episodes and it's still going strong. The next two parts of The Imagineering Story will be added this month


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