If you don’t remember Hoopla, it’s that cool digital service we offer that lets you read eBooks and comics, stream music and audiobooks, and watch TV shows and movie anywhere and at any time for free.
You can now stream a lot of Disney movies, music and more using Hoopla. (And it’s still free with your Mentor Library card.) Check out some of the Disney classics, rarities and oddballs that Hoopla added to its library.
Let’s get this out of the way. No, Frozen is not on Hoopla—not the film, at least, not yet.
No, right now Hoopla’s great for finding that bit of forgotten freshness from your childhood.
Hoopla’s Disney collection is especially kind to those who came of age in the 1990s. Did you sing along with Tevin Campbell while watching A Goofy Movie? Did you enjoy the Ducktales, Recess and Doug movies? You can watch them all right now for free.
Hoopla also has cult favorite Wild Hearts Can’t Be Broken. Depending on whom you are, that either doesn’t matter to you or is the single most important thing you’ll learn all day. (She’s blind and rides a horse off a high dive!)
Animation buffs will love Frank & Ollie—a documentary about Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston, two of Disney’s most famous artists—and The Hand Behind the Mouse, the story of Mickey Mouse’s other creator, Ub Iwerks.
There are also more Princess compilations than you can shake a scepter at. The best of the batch is probably The Ultimate Song Collection.
Here’s a pro tip. You’re best bargain of the bunch is Disney Classics. (Remember, you can check out 10 items from Hoopla each month, so you want to get the most out of each checkout.) In one album, Disney Classics gives you nearly 100 songs that you’ve probably known by heart since you were 12. Borrow it before your next vacation, and it will become the soundtrack for your every road trip.
Hoopla also has a useful collection of Disney audiobooks based upon the novelizations of their films: Toy Story, Brave, Big Hero 6, Tangled, Frozen and more. They’re great for car rides with the kids.
You can even stream episodes from all five seasons of Bill Nye the Science Guy.
That’s a lot to watch, listen and love. Start wherever you like. Me, I’m rewatching Goofy Movie.