For the first time ever, Dancing With the Stars brought a new detail to its annual Disney Night broadcast: It added a plus sign to the proceedings.
Indeed, as a nod to its new streaming home, Dancing With the Stars transformed Disney Night into Disney+ Night. And sure, all the usual corporate synergy and shameless content plugs were part of the show, as is tradition — but Dancing‘s foray into Disney+ fare also allowed the show to creatively build performances around shows and movies that we haven’t seen honored before, from The Simpsons to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. (Both of those routines came with exceptional hair and makeup, by the way… though we’d be lying if we said Mark Ballas’ transformation into Homer Simpson didn’t also terrify us a little.)
Of course, plenty of Disney and Pixar classics were also represented in Monday’s performances, including homages to Hercules, Mary Poppins, The Princess and the Frog and more. And though the Season 31 couples are still seeking that elusive “10” paddle from one of the judges, Monday’s well-received routines did earn some of this season’s highest scores thus far.
Who impressed you the most on Disney+ Night? And who fell short of a “happily ever after”? Keep scrolling for our recap of Monday’s performances and results, then weigh in with your own thoughts!