Easter time is a great time to spend time with your friends and family. There is nothing like sitting together and enjoying a movie, but this year it’s a little different due to the current situation, but be it tucked up under a blanket on the couch with those that you live with, sat safely outdoors in your garden or on a Zoom call. There are plenty of great shorts and films to enjoy on Disney+ this Easter Weekend.
Here are a few of my personal highlights to watch over the Easter weekend:
Note: Not all titles may be available in every country.
Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade
A harried prehistoric bird mother entrusts her precious, soon-to-hatch egg to Sid. When she recommends him to her neighbours, business booms at his new egg-sitting service. However, dastardly pirate bunny, Squint, who is seeking revenge on the herd, steals, camouflages and hides all the eggs. Once again, with Squint’s twin brother assisting, Manny, Diego and the rest of the gang come to the rescue and take off on a daring mission that turns into the world’s first Easter egg hunt. If you’re only going to watch thing Easter-related on Disney+ this weekend, this should be at the top of your watchlist.
Winnie the Pooh: Springtime with Roo
Roo, along with Pooh, Piglet, Tigger and Eeyore, decides to visit Rabbit to celebrate Easter. But Roo gets upset when Rabbit cancels the celebration and declares ‘Spring Cleaning Day’ instead.
In this Oscar-nominated Pixar SparkShort, a young rabbit embarks on a journey to dig the burrow of her dreams, despite not having a clue what she’s doing. Rather than reveal to her neighbours her imperfections, she digs herself deeper and deeper into trouble.
Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Toon Roger suspects his wife of having an affair with Marvin and hires a detective, Eddie Valiant. But when Marvin is found dead, Roger is accused of murder. If you’re after something a little more humorous over the Easter weekend, why not check out this classic film from the 80s. He’s also got a great name!
Secret’s Of Christ’s Tomb: Explorer Special
If you’re in the mood for something a little more serious, in this National Geographic documentary, you can witness the behind the scenes footage of the religious community, architects, scientists, and historians collaborate in an extremely rare endeavor to restore the structure protecting what many believe is Christ’s tomb in Jerusalem.
The Sound Of Music
In the years before the Second World War, a tomboyish postulant at an Austrian abbey becomes a governess in the home of a widowed naval captain with seven children, and brings a new love of life and music into the home. This classic movie comes on TV almost every Easter and Christmas, because of the connection with the Christian faith and also because it’s just a fantastic family film.
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
During the World War II bombings of London, four English siblings are sent to a country house where they will be safe. One day Lucy (Georgie Henley) finds a wardrobe that transports her to a magical world called Narnia. After coming back, she soon returns to Narnia with her brothers, Peter (William Moseley) and Edmund (Skandar Keynes), and her sister, Susan (Anna Popplewell). There they join the magical lion, Aslan (Liam Neeson), in the fight against the evil White Witch, Jadis (Tilda Swinton). This film has many links to many classic bible stories and is a great fantasy adventure that spawned a couple of sequels, which you’ll also find on Disney+.
What are you going to be watching on Disney+ this Easter?