What’s coming soon to Disney+ UK in April?
James R | On 02, Apr 2020
Disney’s Netflix rival is finally here in the UK, 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. Except, due to both the coronavirus pandemic and Disney’s newcomer status in the streaming game, a lot of that original new content is a while off yet. Until then, though, there’s a treasure trove of older Disney titles available to binge through, plus the following new arrivals in the coming month.
Here’s what’s coming soon to Disney UK in April:
The Mandalorian – Fridays
The Star Wars series continues to drop new episodes every Friday, with Episode 4, 5, 6 and 7 landing this month.
High School Musical: The Musical: The Series – Fridays
Also joining The Mandalorian in its weekly schedule is this meta take on High School Musical that sees a group of high school kids rehearse and perform a production of – you guessed it – High School Musical. Episodes 3, 4, 5 and 6 are on the way.
Diary of a Future President – Fridays
Ilana Peña’s new comedy follows Elena, a Cuban-American teen who navigates the ups and downs of middle school and begins her journey to become the future president of the United States. Episodes 3, 4, 5 and 6 are also arriving weekly.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Fridays
The hit Star Wars animated series is doing double duty this April, dropping two episodes every Friday until it catches up with the US release (17th April), when episodes will arrive weekly.
Marvel’s Hero Project – Fridays
The series, produced by Marvel New Media in partnership with MaggieVision Productions, reveals the remarkable, positive change several young heroes are making in their own communities. These young heroes have dedicated their lives to selfless acts of bravery and kindness, and now, Marvel celebrates them as the true Super Heroes they are.
Pick of the Litter – Fridays
A docu-series based on the film of the same name, featuring the stories of service animals, their trainers, and their human companions. Follow the six loveable dogs; Paco, Pacino, Tulane, Raffi, Amara, and Tartan as they embark on a fascinating and suspenseful quest to become Guide Dogs For the Blind, the ultimate canine career.
Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings – Fridays
Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings returns for an all-new season with new couples, surprise musical performances, unexpected appearances, captivating celebrations, and of course, lots of Disney magic. From epic hidden camera engagements to romantic fairy tale weddings, each episode will showcase enchanting stories and spectacular settings from Disney destinations around the globe.
Dolphin Reef – 3rd April
Narrated by Natalie Portman, Disneynature’s new film tells the story of Echo, a young Pacific bottlenose dolphin who seems far more interested in exploring the coral reef, and its intriguing inhabitants, than learning to survive in it.
Elephant – 3rd April
Narrated by Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex, Disneynature’s Elephant follows African elephant Shani and her spirited son Jomo as their herd make an epic journey hundreds of miles across the vast Kalahari Desert, from the Okavango delta to the Zambezi river, just as countless generations of their ancestors have done before.
A Celebration of the Music from Coco – 10th April
The live-to-film concert experience recorded at the legendary Hollywood Bowl. Bringing to life performances from Pixar film Coco, this celebration of the Day of the Dead includes performances and appearances by Benjamin Bratt, Jaime Camil, Felipe Fernández del Paso, Alex González, Sarah Hicks, Natalia Jiménez, Eva Longoria, Rudy Mancuso, Mariachi Divas, Luis Gerardo Méndez, Miguel, Carlos Rivera and Alanna Ubach.
Edward Scissorhands – 10th April
Johnny Depp stars in Tim Burton’s beautifully unusual gothic love story about a half-finished mechanical boy.
Night at the Museum – 10th April
Ben Stiller stars in this likeable comedy about Larry, a night security guard at the Museum of Natural History who gets some help from the exhibits who come alive at night to foil a robbery and prove that he is not a loser.
Other titles coming soon to Disney+ UK in April 2020:
Paradise Islands: Season 2
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days