Disney Insider

TV review by
Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Behind-the-scenes docu is upbeat, fun for Disney superfans.

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Positive Messages

It highlights the importance of storytelling in order to create the magical moments that Disney is known for. It offers some interesting behind-the-scenes segments, too. 

Positive Role Models & Representations

Different people working in the Disney universe share positive experiences and seem to love what they do. One director notes that there are lots of women working behind the scenes on her film. 

Violence & Scariness

Occasional interviews include stories about serious illness and death, but are offered as sources of inspiration. Movie production scenes sometimes feature weapons and fighting. 

Sexy Stuff

While it’s informative, many of the behind-the-scenes moments feel promotional in nature. This is especially true for upcoming films and current TV shows. 

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Disney Insider offers viewers a chance to get some backstage looks at different Disney productions and events. Film sequences sometimes showcase fight scenes and weapons. There are also some occasional conversations about illness and death, but these are offered as sources of inspiration. It’s family-friendly and fun for Disney fans, but can feel promotional sometimes, especially when highlighting upcoming movies and other events. 

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What's the story?

DISNEY INSIDER is a reality series that offers behind-the-scenes looks at various aspects of the Walt Disney Company. Each episode features three segments that follow the process by which a Disney experience is created. It follows creators, producers, celebrities, and other insiders as they spend their days working on shows, music, and feature films. From learning more about the making of films like Inside Out and the live-action film Mulanto seeing the planning that goes into new theme park restaurants, it showcases the efforts made to create magical moments for those who enter the Disney universe. 

Is it any good?

This interesting series features backstage looks and interviews with Disney staffers about the detailed work that goes into Disney productions, projects, and events. Whether it be following Katy Perry and her American Idol costars working at a Disney resort in Hawaii, to looking at the last-minute set up for the RunDisney marathon in Walt Disney World, each episode reveals how every aspect of the Disney universe is responsible for creating stories. There are lots of entertaining moments, but at times Disney Insider feels promotional, especially when highlighting upcoming movies and interesting Disney-themed events that people can participate in. Nonetheless, no doubt that die-hard Disney fans will enjoy it. 

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TV details

  • Premiere date: March 20, 2020
  • Network: Disney+
  • Genre: Reality TV
  • Topics: History
  • TV rating: TV-PG
  • Available on: Streaming
  • Last updated: April 4, 2021

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