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BTS and Bangtan Boys members V, Jungkook, Jimin, RM, Jin, J-Hope, and Suga performing in a concert.

The K-pop sensation known as BTS or the Bangtan Boys is a boy band from South Korea that has taken the world by storm in recent years. Now, BTS is teaming up with Disney in a surprising collaboration for Disney+!

“We have a very special announcement that you will soon be able to meet us on the global streaming service Disney+!” one BTS member said in a video shared by Disney+ on Twitter (shown in the Tweet below). BTS will be appearing on Disney+ in two different mediums: one is a concert film called BTS: Permission to Dance Onstage LA. This concert film will focus on the recent Los Angeles BTS concert.

This Disney+ special will be coming to Disney+ soon, although the K-pop supergroup BTS did not mention a specific date for the new concert film, and the next piece of content mentioned will not be coming to the streaming service until 2023.

BTS Monuments: Beyond the Star will apparently be an original documentary series “that will show a more up-close and personal” side of the BTS boys. Since K-pop fans — particularly BTS fans — have a strong interest in the singers’ and dancers’ personal lives, this will interest many Disney+ viewers.

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BTS members in the White House. Credit: Wikipedia

Another K-pop singer from the group chimed in, saying that the documentary series will also “take you on a journey of how we have grown in the past years and a story of our music.” BTS has seven members: V, Jungkook, Jimin, RM, Jin, J-Hope, and Suga. Each member is either a rapper or a vocalist and is also known for performing fast-paced, challenging dance choreography.

BTS is one of the few K-pop groups to reach mainstream American audiences; the musical group recently met President Joe Biden at the White House, and even celebrities like George Clooney have joined in when it comes to singing the K-pop group’s hit song “Dynamite”! Other hit songs from the K-pop group include “Butter”, “Savage Love,” and “Permission to Dance.”

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BTS member Jungkook. Jungkook is a vocalist and the youngest member of BTS / the Bangtan Boys. Credit: @JungkookBuzz

K-pop recently played a part in some Disney content unexpectedly in the form of the Disney XD show (also on Disney+) called Gravity Falls, a show known for its unconventional style and quirky humor. Several K-Pop idols appeared on the show in cartoon form — or, at least, their likenesses did. One of those K-pop idols was Jungkook, a fan favorite from the K-pop supergroup BTS who many devout K-pop fans will recognize!

Have you ever listened to K-pop music? Are you excited to see not one but two BTS projects on Disney+: BTS Monument: Beyond the Star and BTS: Permission to Dance Onstage LA?

About Sharon

Sharon is a writer and animal lover from New England. Sharon's two main focuses in her work are Disney's correlations with pop culture and the significance of Disney princesses (which was the basis for her college thesis). When she's not writing about Disney, Sharon spends her time singing, dancing, and cavorting with woodland creatures!

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