Disney+ subscribers in the United Kingdom and Ireland are getting plenty of new films in April, including some new original films such as “Sex Appeal” and “Better Nate Than Ever”, plus plenty of new library additions.
Here’s the rundown:
Better Nate Than Ever
The film is based on the popular book “Better Nate Than Ever”, which is about 13-year-old Pittsburgher Nate Foster who sneaks off with his best friend Libby to a major musical audition in the Big Apple after not being cast in their school play.
This brand new original film is coming to Disney+ on April 1st.
Disneynature’s “Polar Bear”
The film tells the story of a new mother whose memories of her own youth prepare her to navigate motherhood in the increasingly challenging world that polar bears face today. Helmed by Alastair Fothergill and Jeff Wilson, the directing team behind Disneynature’s “Penguins,” and produced by Fothergill, Wilson, Jason Roberts, Keith Scholey and Roy Conli. Two-time Academy Award nominee Catherine Keeneer (“Capote,” “Being John Malkovich”) is narrating “Polar Bear.”
Disneynature’s next big film is coming to Disney+ on Earth Day, Friday 22nd April.
There will also be a behind the scenes documentary released on the same day.
A teen tests her sex appeal on her oldest friend when her long-distance boyfriend wants to take their relationship to the next level.
“Sex Appeal” is coming to Disney+ on Friday 8th April 2022
The Reason I Jump
The Reason I Jump is based on the bestselling book written by Naoki Higashida, a non-speaking autistic Japanese boy. The film weaves Naoki’s writings around stories of non-speaking autistic people across the globe, immersing the audience in their unique sensory worlds, full of intensity, richness and beauty and sometimes shadows and terror.
“The Reason I Jump” lands on Disney+ ahead of World Autism Day on 2 April.
A Monster Calls (2016)
Conor, a twelve-year-old boy, encounters an ancient tree monster who proceeds to help him cope with his mother’s terminal illness and being bullied in school.
“A Monsters Calls” is coming to Disney+ on Friday 8th April 2022
I Robot (2004)
Del Spooner investigates the murder of Dr Alfred, who works at US Robotics, with the help of a robopsychologist. He tries to deduce if a robot has violated the laws of robotics and killed him.
“I, Robot” is coming to Disney+ on Friday 8th April 2022
The Three Musketeers (2011)
D’Artagnan and the three musketeers must face off with the sinister Richlieu, the Duke of Buckingham and the traitorous Milady in order to stop France from attacking England.
“The Three Musketeers” is coming to Disney+ on Friday 15th April 2022
Alvin And The Chipmunks: The Road Chip
Alvin, Simon and Theodore believe that Dave is going to propose to his girlfriend Samantha in Miami. In a bid to retain their place in Dave’s life, the three set out to stop him.
“The Road Chip” is coming to Disney+ on Wednesday 13th April 2022
David Brent: Life On The Road (2016)
The film catches up with Brent 12 years after the airing of the BBC mockumentary “The Office” to find he is now a traveling salesman. However, he hasn’t given up on his dream of rock stardom and is about to embark on a self-financed UK tour with his band, Foregone Conclusion. Assembling a group of session musicians who are just in it for the money, Brent cashes in his pensions and takes unpaid leave in a bid to turn his dream into reality.
This British comedy is coming to Disney+ on Friday 1st April 2022
The Young Victoria (2009)
The film portrays the early childhood, teen and the following turbulent years of a young princess who came to be known as Queen Victoria. It also follows her enduring romance with Prince Albert.
This film is coming to Disney+ on Friday 15th April 2022
A disgruntled, dangerous man plants a bomb in an elevator. When his mission fails, he plants a bomb in a local bus and threatens to set it off unless his demand is met.
Speed 2 (1997)
Annie is enjoying a romantic cruise with policeman boyfriend Alex when they find themselves at the mercy of a madman, Giger. They must now ensure everyone gets on shore safely before disaster strikes.
Both “Speed” films are coming to Disney+ on Friday 15th April 2022
Le Mans ‘66 (2019)
Carroll Shelby, an automotive designer, and Ken Miles, a race car driver, join hands to build a trailblazing vehicle and compete against the Ferrari race cars.
“Ford Vs Ferrari” is coming to Disney+ on Friday 15th April 2022
Mr Popper’s Penguins (2011)
Tom spends more time at work than with his children. However, when his father sends him penguins as a gift, they help him bond with his children.
“Mr Poppers’s Penguins” is coming to Disney+ on Friday 22nd April 2022.
Disney+ is going to be releasing a number of “Planets Of The Apes” films on Friday 29th April 2022
Rise of the Planet of Apes (2011)
Caesar, a chimpanzee, has been with Will ever since he was born, and, with a new drug, he can think and react like humans. When Caesar finds himself subjected to injustice, he decides to revolt.
Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970)
Astronaut Brent, the only survivor of a crash landed spaceship believes that he is on another planet, unaware of the fact that he has travelled to earth’s distant future.
Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971)
In this second sequel to “Planet of the Apes,” three apes flee their world before it’s destroyed, and travel back in time to present-day America. When the humans discover that the trio are intelligent and capable of speech, they treat them as experimental research animals until they attempt to escape.
Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972)
When dogs and cats have been wiped out by a plague, the apes, now household pets, are treated like slaves. Caesar, a simian, leads chimps in rebellion against human oppressors.
Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973)
“Battle for the Planet of the Apes” is the final chapter in the sci-fi movie series. In this chapter, a tribute of human atomic bomb mutations are out to make life miserable for the peaceful ape tribe. The story is told primarily in flashback with the opening and closing taking place in the year 2670.
What film are you looking forward to watching on Disney+ in the UK in April?
Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom.