As we come into a new month, I’ve picked out some of the best series coming to Disney+ in the United States in April 2021. There are three big new live-action drama series arriving on Disney+ throughout April including “The Falcon And The Winter Soldier” and “The Big Shot”. There are also some great new series arriving from the Disney Channel and National Geographic.
Note – This list is based on the United States release schedule and availability in other countries may vary.
This list is also subject to change.
The Falcon And The Winter Soldier
This new series starring Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson aka The Falcon, and Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes aka The Winter Soldier. The pair, who came together in the final moments of “Avengers: Endgame,” team up on a global adventure that tests their abilities—and their patience. Directed by Kari Skogland with Malcolm Spellman serving as head writer, the six-episode series also stars Daniel Brühl as Baron Zemo, Emily VanCamp as Sharon Carter, and Wyatt Russell as John Walker.
There will be new episodes dropping each week throughout April, with a “Making Of” special arriving at the end of the month.
The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers
Nearly 30 years after first taking flight, “The Mighty Ducks” returns in a brand new chapter starring Lauren Graham and Emilio Estevez in the iconic role he originated as legendary Coach Gordon Bombay.
In the 10-episode season set in present day Minnesota, the Mighty Ducks have evolved from scrappy underdogs to an ultra-competitive, powerhouse youth hockey team. After 12-year-old Evan Morrow (Brady Noon) is unceremoniously cut from the Ducks, he and his mom, Alex (Lauren Graham), set out to build their own team of misfits to challenge the cutthroat, win-at-all-costs culture of youth sports today. With the help of Gordon Bombay, they rediscover the joys of playing just for love of the game.
New episodes will be dropping every Friday throughout April.
Big Shot – Episode 1
After getting ousted from the NCAA, a hothead men’s basketball coach must take a job at an all-girls high school. He soon learns that teenage girls are more than just X’s and O’s; they 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.
The first episode of Big Shot arrives on Disney+ on Friday 16th April, with new episodes dropping weekly afterwards.
“Secrets Of The Whales”
Epic, revealing and emotional, that’s what you get when immersed in the secretive world of whales and see life and love from their perspectives. From Academy Award-winning filmmaker and conservationist James Cameron, the Disney+ Original series SECRETS OF THE WHALES from National Geographic plunges viewers deep within the epicenter of whale culture to experience the extraordinary communication skills and intricate social structures of five different whale species: orcas, humpbacks, belugas, narwhals and sperm whales. Featuring the expansive knowledge and skill of acclaimed National Geographic Explorer and Photographer Brian Skerry, the four-part Earth Day special-event series unveils new science and technology to spotlight whales as they make lifelong friendships, teach clan heritage and traditions to their young, and grieve deeply for the loss of loved ones. Filmed over three years in 24 global locations, throughout this epic journey, we learn that whales are far more complex and more like us than ever imagined. This is a personal story that very few are lucky enough to witness … until now. SECRETS OF THE WHALES is narrated by award-winning actress and conservationist Sigourney Weaver (“Alien,” “Avatar,” “Gorillas in the Mist”) and scored by French composer Raphaelle Thibaut (“Maleficent: Mistress of Evil,” “The Act”).
All four episodes of “Secrets Of The Whales” arrive on Disney+ on Earth Day, Thursday 22nd 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.
The first batch of Earth Moods episodes arrives on Disney+ on April 16th.
Secrets Of Sulphur Springs
Filmed and set in Louisiana, the series follows 12-year-old Griffin Campbell (Preston Oliver), whose world has been upended by his father, Ben (Josh Braaten), after he moves the family from Chicago to take ownership of an abandoned hotel property, The Tremont. Now, the family—which also includes Griffin’s mother, Sarah (Kelly Frye), and his younger twin siblings, Wyatt (Landon Gordon) and Zoey (Madeleine McGraw)—live in The Tremont in hopes of restoring it to the lively vacation destination it once was. On his first day at his new school, Griffin hears rumors that the hotel is haunted by the ghost of Savannah (Elle Graham), a girl who disappeared decades ago. He soon meets and befriends Harper (Kyliegh Curran), a thrill-seeking classmate, and they discover a secret portal that allows them to travel back in time and uncover clues about the town mystery.
The last two episodes of the first season will arrive on April 2nd and 9th.
Primal Survivor (S5)
Survival instructor Hazen Audel ventures into the most inhospitable wilderness. He relies on his instincts and ancient survival techniques that he has learned from the natives.
Season 5 of Primal Survivor arrives on Disney+ in the US on Friday 16th April.
Disney Liv and Maddie (S1 – 4)
Maddie’s life turns chaotic when her twin sister Liv, a superstar, returns to high school. Matters get worse as their parents work for the same school.
All four seasons of this classic Disney Channel show will arrive on Disney+ on Friday 23rd April.
Disney Walk the Prank (S1, 2 & 3)
A group of young practical jokers creates over-the-top pranks for online hidden camera show `Walk the Prank’ in this hybrid series that combines scripted comedy with real hidden-camera gags. Confident Chance, younger brother Herman, tech-savvy Bailey and best friend Dusty get inspiration for their pranks from what goes on in school and at home. The reactions captured are genuine responses from unsuspecting marks.
All three seasons will arrive on Disney+ on April 2nd.
Higglytown Heroes (S1 & S2)
Kip, Wayne, Eubie and Twinkle are a group of friends who live in Higglytown. They love singing and their best friend, Fran, is a red squirrel. The series focuses on everyday community characters like grocers, librarians, and mail carriers. The kids of Higglytown learn the importance of different jobs and have fun around their neighborhood together.
Both seasons will arrive on Disney+ on April 2nd.
Secrets of the Zoo (S4)
One of the largest and most popular zoos in the US, Ohio’s renowned Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and its conservation park The Wilds, houses more than 10,000 animals on 12,000 acres. It’s also the part-time home of beloved wildlife guru Jack Hanna, the zoo’s director emeritus. Now, Nat Geo Wild is taking viewers inside the grounds and allowing them to experience what visitors can’t: compelling, heartwarming stories, and behind-the-scenes moments and adventures. `Secrets of the Zoo’ introduces both the animals and the legions of workers who create unforgettable connections between people and wildlife.
Season four of Secrets Of The Zoo will arrive on Disney+ on Friday April 2nd.
Danny is an optimistic 12-year-old who likes tinkering with things. One day, he creates a time machine out of a lunchbox and travels to the future, where he becomes friends with a fearless creature, Future Worm. The duo then uses Danny’s creation to make its way through time and space, going on adventures along the way. In some cases, an adventure grows out of a task as simple as Danny trying to make dinner for his parents; other times, Danny and Future Worm purposely travel through time to solve an issue.
Future-Worm! will arrive on Disney+ on Friday 9th April.
Disney Junior Mira
Appointed to the role of royal detective by the queen of Jalpur, a resourceful commoner named Mira sets out on mystery-solving adventures along with her friend Prince Neel, creative cousin Priya, and comical mongoose sidekicks Mikku and Chikku.
This new Disney Junior series will arrive on Disney+ on Friday 30th April.
Disney Kick Buttowki: Suburban Daredevil (S1 & S2)
Clarence Buttowski, a young boy, aspires to become the world’s greatest daredevil, as he gets help from Gunther, his loyal friend and partner-in-crime.
Both seasons of this Disney XD series will arrive on Disney+ on Friday 9th April.
Adventures in Wonderland
Adventures in Wonderland is a 1992–1995 American live-action/puppet musical television series based on the novels Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll. In the series, Alice, was portrayed as a girl who can come and go from Wonderland simply by walking through her mirror.
This classic Disney Channel show will arrive on Disney+ on Friday 30th April.
Star Wars: Clone Wars – Volume I & II
Make no mistake, Clone Wars is honest-to-goodness authentic Star Wars. The animated series takes place between Episode II, Attack of the Clones and Episode III, Revenge of the Sith. If the feature films covers the beginning and end of the war, Clone Wars depicts the actual battles and events that made heroes into legends. Don’t expect too much character development, as the episodes tend to be driven more by flat-out action than by dialogue (which can be a good thing, considering some Star Wars dialogue). We see such familiar faces as Obi-Wan Kenobi, Yoda, and Mace Windu in combat, and we meet the elite Arc clone troopers plus new Jedi–the amphibious Kit Fisto and two women, Luminara Unduli and Barriss Offee. We also see a little more development of Anakin–showing off the best pilot skills in the army, defying Obi-Wan, and engaging in a deadly duel with Sith apprentice Asajj Ventress. But just when it’s clear that the Separatist droid armies are no match for a Jedi, the tide begins to turn with the introduction of the menacing General Grievous, who plays a crucial part in Episode III. The cast mostly consists of veteran voice actors, but Anthony Daniels does appear as C-3PO.
Both volumes will arrive on Disney+ on Friday April 2nd.
Star Wars: Ewoks (S1 & 2)
Ewoks is a 1985-86 American/Canadian/Taiwanese animated television series featuring the Ewok characters introduced in Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi
This classic animated series will be available on Disney+ on Friday 2nd April.
Disney Ducktales (S3)
Scrooge McDuck is back in this reboot of the late-’80s animated series. He gains guardianship of grandnephews Huey, Dewey and Louie when Donald Duck reluctantly takes them to McDuck Manor, the wonder of which enthralls the mischievous triplets. While living with their trillionaire relative, the boys learn long-held family secrets and unleash symbolic artifacts from Scrooge’s past. The threesome’s antics send the family on a number of adventures, which include Webby Vanderquack, the granddaughter of Scrooge’s housekeeper, Mrs. Beakley. The show’s animation style is inspired by the classic comic designs of animator Carl Barks.
The third and final season of the new DuckTales series will arrive on Disney+ on Friday 30th April.
What show are you looking forward to seeing on Disney+ 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.