March 17, 2021
For a limited time through May 28, the “Mighty Ducks” movie trilogy is streaming on Hulu and ESPN+ ahead of the debut of a new “Mighty Ducks” series on Disney+.
Hulu and ESPN+ subscribers can watch the original three films and upgrade to the Disney bundle — which gives subscribers access to Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+ — to stream new original series “The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers,” premiering March 26 on Disney+. This marks the first time movies have been programmed across the Disney bundle to support an original series premiere on one of the three streaming services.
In the 10-episode “The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers,” set in present-day Minnesota, the Mighty Ducks have evolved from scrappy underdogs to an ultra-competitive, powerhouse youth hockey team. After 12-year-old Evan Morrow (Brady Noon) is unceremoniously cut from the Ducks, he and his mom, Alex (Lauren Graham), set out to build their own team of misfits to challenge the cutthroat, win-at-all-costs culture of youth sports today. With the help of original Ducks coach Gordon Bombay (Emilio Estevez), they rediscover the joys of playing just for love of the game.
The series features up-and-coming young actors, including Brady Noon, Maxwell Simkins, Swayam Bhatia, Luke Islam, Kiefer O’Reilly, Taegen Burns, Bella Higginbotham and D.J. Watts.
Steve Brill, the original creator, writer and executive producer of all three films, is back as co-creator and executive producer of the new series.