What’s coming soon to Disney+ UK in April 2021?
James R | On 22, Mar 2021
Disney’s Netflix rival is here, serving up Marvel, Star Wars and Pixar originals, along with a post-modern revamp of High School Musical and almost every episode of The Simpsons.
Disney+ stepped up its streaming game in March with the second of its Marvel originals, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. In April, that continues to drop weekly building up to its finale, along with the addition of several new Star series, including Solar Opposite’s second season, all of Bob’s Burgers, and a dose of Grey’s Anatomy (ready to catch up before Season 17). But perhaps its Star Wars that’s got us most excited this month, with some vintage entertainment from a galaxy far, far away – including one part of the infamous Star Wars Holiday Special.
Here’s what’s coming to Disney+ in April 2021:
Star Wars Vintage Collection – 2nd April
A chance to catch some classic, lesser-seen slices of the Star Wars universe, including The Story of the Faithful Wookiee (the animated segment from the Star Wars Holiday Special that marked the screen debut of Boba Fett), 1984 film Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure and 1985 film Ewoks: The Battle for Endor, the 1985 TV cartoon Ewoks, plus Genndy Tartakovsky’s stunning, underseen 2003 animated series Star Wars: Clone Wars.
Running Wild with Bear Grylls: Season 5 – 2nd April
Survivalist Bear Grylls returns to the wild with some of Hollywood’s most beloved celebrities for a new season of his outdoor adventure series. From Marvel heroes to award winning entertainers, a new guest joins Bear each week for a no-holds-barred journey through some of the most extreme environments in the world. Together, they must rely on bush craft techniques to survive each dangerous location while pushing through both mental and physical limits to brave even the most challenging obstacles.
Wicked Tuna: Season 9 – 2nd April
Three new Captains arrive in Gloucester with one goal — to defeat the local fleet. But they have their work cut out for them challenging the battle-proven Gloucester captains. Fivetime champion Captain Dave Carraro of FV-Tuna.com feels the pressure as he fights to win another title, and the Gloucester captains and crews rally with and against him for bragging rights to their turf. In a fast-paced season, the brawl for bluefin comes down to the final fish and a stunning finish for the season’s victor.
Bob’s Burgers: Season 1 to 10 (Star) – 2nd April
Bob’s Burgers follows a third-generation restaurateur named Bob as he runs Bob’s Burgers with the help of his wife and their three kids. Bob and his quirky family have big ideas about burgers, but fall short on service and sophistication. Despite the greasy counters, lousy location and a dearth of customers, Bob and his family are determined to make Bob’s “grand re-re-re-opening” a success. All episodes arrive at once.
Greys Anatomy: Season 16 (Star) – 2nd April
Follow Meredith Grey and the team of doctors at Grey Sloan Memorial who are faced with life-or-death decisions on a daily basis. They seek comfort from one another, and, at times, more than just friendship. Together they discover that neither medicine nor relationships can be defined in black and white.
Father of the Bride I and II (Star) – 9th April
Young at heart, and hardly ready for the parenting part of his life to be over, George Banks can scarcely conceive that the 22-year-old apple of his paternal eye, Annie, is old enough to date boys, let alone march down the aisle with one of them. Loath to accept his son-in-law-to-be, Bryan MacKenzie – seen by everyone else as the perfect catch – as well as the flamboyant wedding coordinator Franck, George struggles with the day-to-day traumas wrought by the two most expensive – and fateful – words in his daughters vocabulary “I do”.
The Help (Star) – 2nd April
Based on one of the most talked about books in years and a #1 New York Times bestselling novel, The Help is a provocative and inspiring look at what happens when a southern town’s unspoken code of rules and behavior is shattered by three courageous women who strike up an unlikely friendship.
Criminal Minds: Season 1 to 15 (Star) – 9th April
Jason Gideon works with an elite team of FBI profilers, the Behavioural Analysis Unit, in this police drama that focuses on the criminal rather than the crime. Still recovering from a nervous breakdown inspired by a previous case, Gideon gets help from an eclectic group of team members who employ psychological and behavioural profiling to get inside the country’s most twisted criminal minds.
Filthy Rich (Star) – 9th April
This larger than life Southern Gothic dramedy revolves around two strong, sharp women who will go to any length to protect their loved ones and get their due. When the wealthy CEO of the world’s largest Christian network dies in a plane crash, his wife and adult children are stunned to discover he has grown, illegitimate kids who are also in his will. When the matriarch of the family tries to pay them to go away, these newly legitimized heirs have very different ideas and insist on not only staying in town, but becoming part of the family empire.
Solar Opposites: Season 2 (Star) – 9th April
This darkly hilarious sci-fi sitcom from the co-creator of Rick and Morty centres around a family of aliens, Korvo, Terry, and their child-replicants Yumyulack and Jesse, from planet Shlorp, who crash on Earth and must take refuge in middle America. They disagree on whether this is awful or awesome. Episodes arrive weekly.
Dangerous Minds (Star) – 9th April
Michelle Pfeiffer stars as former Marine LouAnne Johnson who leaves an officer’s
commission and a nine-year military career to pursue her dream of becoming an English teacher. However, while earning her credentials at a Northern California high school, she is assigned to a group of students who change her life forever.
Predators (Star) – 16th April
In this new chapter in the Predator universe, a group of cold-blooded killers are brought together on an alien planet to be hunted by a new breed of alien Predators.
Grown-ish (Star) – 16th April
Follow Zoey Johnson as she heads to college and begins her hilarious journey to adulthood. From Black-ish executive producer, Kenya Barris, comes a contemporary take on the current issues facing both students and administrators in the world of higher education. Season 1 and 2 arrive on 16th April, with Season 3 arriving on 30th April.
Baby’s Day Out (Star) – 16th April
Three bumbling kidnappers attempt to nab the adorable baby of a rich couple but have trouble keeping up with the little tyke.
Earth Moods – 16th April
Earth Moods takes viewers on the ultimate retreat—transporting them to a vast array of colorful and calming corners of the world. Viewers travel to blue glaciers, arid deserts, lush rainforests and pulsating metropolises to escape from the cacophony of everyday life. Each “mood” gives the audience an opportunity to relax and reset as the sound of music and the natural world washes over them.
Big Shot – 16th April
After getting ousted from the NCAA, a hothead men’s basketball coach is given a chance for redemption with a coaching position at an all-girls high school. He soon learns that the teenage players require empathy and vulnerability — foreign concepts for the stoic Coach Korn (John Stamos). By learning how to connect with his players, Marvyn starts to grow into the person he’s always hoped to be. The girls learn to take themselves more seriously, finding their footing both on and off the court. New episodes weekly.
Secrets of the Whales – 22nd April
From Academy Award winning filmmaker and conservationist James Cameron, Secrets of the Whales plunges viewers deep within the epicentre of whale culture to experience the extraordinary communication skills and intricate social structures of five different whale species. Episodes 1 to 4 arrive all at once.
Fosse/Verdon (Star) – 23rd April
Spanning five decades, Fosse/Verdon explores the singular romantic and creative partnership between Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon. He is a visionary filmmaker and one of the theater’s most influential choreographers and directors. She is the greatest Broadway dancer of all time. Only Bob can create the groundbreaking musicals that allow Gwen to showcase her greatness. Only Gwen can realize the unique vision in Bob’s head. Together, they will change the face of American entertainment – at a perilous cost.
Morgan (Star) – 23rd ApriL
A corporate troubleshooter (Kate Mara) is sent to a remote, top-secret location, where she is to investigate and evaluate a terrifying accident. She learns the event was triggered by a seemingly innocent “human,” who presents a mystery of both infinite promise and incalculable danger.
Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (Star) – 23rd April
Eddy’s PR career has hit the skids. She is desperate for someone to publish her
memoirs but the publishing world isn’t biting. Patsy’s career, meanwhile, seems to be miraculously intact. In fact, her magazine is sponsoring a major fashion event, the Huki Muki Retrospective launch party. Everyone who’s anyone is going to be there, even the supermodel Kate Moss, who happens to be between PRs.
The Big Year (Star) – 30th April
Steve Martin, Jack Black and Owen Wilson are at a crossroads: one is experiencing a mid-life crisis; another, a late-life crisis; and the third, a far from ordinary “no-life crisis.” From David Frankel, the director of The Devil Wears Prada and Marley & Me, comes a sophisticated comedy about three friendly rivals who, tired of being ruled by obligations and responsibilities, dedicate a year of their lives to following their dreams. Their big year takes them on a cross-country journey of wild and life-changing adventures.
The 25th Hour (Star) – 30th April
Spike Lee (Malcolm X) helms the urban thriller The 25th Hour, starring respected actors Ed Norton (Primal Fear), Barry Pepper (Saving Private Ryan) and Oscar®-winner Anna Paquin (The Piano). Monty Brogan (Norton) is an educated, charming young man who once faced a bright future. But that changes when he is convicted of selling heroin and sentenced to seven years in a federal penitentiary. Twenty-four hours before beginning his jail sentence, Monty prowls the streets of New York City with his girlfriend and his two best friends, re-examining his past choices. But as the final hour slips by, Monty seizes one last chance to change his future and enacts a shocking and disturbing plan that will seal his destiny in The 25th Hour.
9-1-1: Season 3 (Star) – 30th April
The first responders are called to action when a massive tsunami hits Santa Monica. Having suffered injuries while on the job last season, Buck struggles in rejoining the team, while a modern-day mystery unfolds as Athena reflects back on how she became a policewoman.
White Fang 2: Myth of the White Wolf (Star) – 30th April
An ancient Indian prophecy leads White Fang and his young master, Henry Casey (Scott Bairstow), on a mission to save the lives of a peaceful Indian tribe.
Armageddon – 30th April
An asteroid the size of Texas is heading directly toward Earth at 22,000mph. NASA’s executive director, Dan Truman, has only one option – to send up a crew to destroy the asteroid. He enlists the help of Harry S. Stamper – the world’s foremost deep core oil driller – and Stamper’s roughneck team of drillers to land on the asteroid, drill into its surface and drop a nuclear device into the core. On this heroic journey, they face the most physically and emotionally challenging conditions ever encountered… to try and save the world, and prevent Armageddon.
Secrets of Sulphur Springs – 30th April
The 11-episode TV series follows 12-year-old Griffin Campbell, whose family has just uprooted their lives to move to the small town of Sulphur Springs and take ownership of The Tremont, an abandoned hotel, in hopes of restoring it into the lively vacation destination it once was. As Griffin begins his first day at a new school, he learns the hotel he just moved into is rumored to be haunted by the ghost of a girl who disappeared decades ago. Along the way, Griffin befriends Harper, a bright-eyed, mystery-obsessed classmate. Together, they uncover a secret portal that allows them to travel back in time. In the past, they’ll attempt to uncover the key to solving this unsolved mystery, a mystery that affects everyone close to them.
Assembled: The Falcon and the Winter Soldier – 30th April
Find out everything there is to know about the making of Marvel’s latest Disney+ series.
Other releases coming to Disney+ UK in April 2021:
Gnomeo and Juliet
Mira, Royal Detective
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier: Episode 3
The Mighty Ducks: Game Changes: Episode 2
Love, Victor: Season 1, Episode 8 of 10
Next: Episode 4
Big Sky: Season 1, Episode 8 of 9
Solar Opposites: Season 1, Episode 8 (Finale)
Helstrom: Season 1, Episode 8 of 10
Dollface: Episode 5 of 10
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier: Episode 4
Dinosaurs: Season 1 to 4
The Mighty Ducks: Game Changes: Episode 3
Love, Victor: Season 1, Episode 9 of 10
Next: Episode 5 of 10
Big Sky: Season 1, Episode 9 (Finale)
Helstrom: Season 1, Episode 9 of 10
Dollface: Episode 6 of 10
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier: Episode 5
Solar Opposites: Season 2, Episode 2
The Mighty Ducks: Game Changes: Episode 4
Love, Victor: Season 1, Episode 10 of 10 (Finale)
Next: Episode 6 of 10
Helstrom: Season 1, Episode 10 (Finale)
Dollface: Episode 7 of 10
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier: Episode 6 (Finale)
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
Solar Opposites: Season 2, Episode 3
Big Shot: Episode 2
The Mighty Ducks: Game Changes: Episode 5
Next: Episode 7 of 10
Dollface: Episode 8 of 10
Solar Opposites: Season 2, Episode 4
Grown-ish: Season 3
Big Shot: Episode 3
The Mighty Ducks: Game Changes: Episode 6 (Finale)
Next: Episode 8 of 10
Dollface: Episode 9 of 10
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