It’s incredible to think that it has already been 30 years since the beloved film “Angels in the Outfield” first graced theaters. Now, this nostalgic favorite is set to join the library of Disney+ as part of its Hulu on Disney+ summer slate, bringing joy to a whole new generation of fans starting July 15, 2024.

Released in 1994 and directed by William Dear, “Angels in the Outfield” tells the heartwarming story of Roger Bomman, a young foster child played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Abandoned by his father, Roger clings to his dad’s sarcastic promise that their family will reunite “when the Angels win the pennant.” Taking this to heart, Roger prays for the struggling California Angels. Miraculously, real angels led by Al, portrayed by Christopher Lloyd, begin to invisibly assist the team, guiding them to victory. The only other person privy to this celestial secret is Roger’s friend, J.P., played by Milton Davis Jr. Roger convinces the skeptical Angels’ manager, George Knox (Danny Glover), of this divine intervention, which leads to a remarkable transformation of the team’s fortunes.

Many Disney+ subscribers have been wondering why “Angels in the Outfield” wasn’t available on the platform, but that mystery is finally solved. The announcement is sure to delight fans who have fond memories of the film, as well as those discovering it for the first time. The film didn’t break box office records, but its family-friendly appeal and the presence of then-unknown actors—Matthew McConaughey and Adrien Brody—have cemented its status as a cherished classic.

We’d love to know your thoughts on this beloved film making its way to Disney+. Are you excited to revisit this classic or introduce it to new viewers? Share your thoughts and comments below, and don’t forget to spread the word by sharing this story on social media.

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